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    Free Full-day Developer Security class - Washington, DC

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    Microsoft Security Guidance Training for Developers This one-day instructor-led clinic provides students with knowledge and skills essential for the creation of applications with enhanced security. Students will learn about the need for implementing security...
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    Silverlight Mouse Events

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    Scott Allen has some interesting observations on Silverlight and user interaction : There is no mouse double-click event on UIElements in Silverlight . Some people think this is an odd omission. Silverlight's cousin WPF can fire a double-click event,...
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    New MSDN = REALLY cool

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    This is great news: When I was searching for some MSDN links for Whidbey stuff in http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/library last night, I was redirected to http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/default.aspx . I am really impressed by the new site. Now you can...
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    WinProTeam Vienna - Sahil Malik

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    http://www.winproteam.org/ Tonight's meeting of WinProTeam Vienna was a good overview of data access in .net by Sahil Malik . The talk was well-received and thorough, including some good advice, including "Don't screw up connection pooling" (my personal...
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    SQL Server 2005 Webcasts

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    Interested in learning more about the upcoming version of SQL Server (aka the database formerly known as Yukon)? Starting in December, there will be a series of webcasts covering everything from T-SQL enhancements, to .NET programming in SQL Server 2005...
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    New resources for jumpstarting your application development

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    The Enterprise Library was released this weekend, and if you like the idea of avoiding reinventing the wheel, you should definitely take a look. Enterprise Library is a collection of seven reusable and extensible application blocks for enterprise .NET...
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    Interested in Enterprise Architecture?

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    Well, we've got an event for you, if you're in the mid-Atlantic region: The Enterprise Development Reference Architecture is our reference architecture for creating a service-oriented architecture. Previously codenamed Shadowfax, it provides code and...
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    Input Validation Resources for ASP.NET

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    Anil John points out some good resources for dealing with input in ASP.NET: One of the basic tenets of secure coding is that ALL input is EVIL and should be validated and sanitized before being allowed into the application. This is also definitely...
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    Cassini v2 / Visual Studio 2005 Web Server Source

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    This is very cool...if you want to see how the built-in local-only web server from Visual Studio 2005 works, you can get the source, thanks to Dmitry Robsman : Here is the link to Cassini sources for v2 of ASP.NET / .NET Framework. New to Cassini...
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    ASP.NET Custom Errors and Status Codes

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    My colleague Brian Hitney notes a good post on ASP.NET custom error handling, and even manages to get in a plug for this weekend's Richmond Code Camp , where the post's author will be speaking: Chris Love has a good post about error handling in ASP.NET...
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    Behold...THE FUTURE!!!

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    Just had to pass this along: The Home Computer of 2004, as seen from 1954 They were right about scientific progress, that's for sure! UPDATE : OK, OK! I've been had...it's a hoax . So it's not true, but I still think it's pretty funny. And a good photoshop...
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    Is Spyware an IE-only problem?

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    Recently, I had someone make the following comment on a post announcing IE 7 : Hahahaha....dude we don't need it! I'm a Microsoft person 100%, but creating something we already have is useless! We have Firefox! The FLAWLESS web suite. It's awesome enough...
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    Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts

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    Includes two webcasts presented by our local Developer Community Champion, Geoff Snowman , and one of our local Regional Directors, Vishwas Lele : MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Migration Between .NET and COM (Level 200) Thursday, February...
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    It's not technical, but...

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    ...it's simply too good not to blog. NOAA tell us why it would be a bad idea to try nuking a hurricane: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html I'm not surprised that someone, somewhere out there thinks it would be a good idea...I'm just amused that...
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    IIS Crash/Hang Agent and IIS Dump

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    What do you do when you have a page that consistently hangs in IIS? Typically, you start with standard troubleshooting techniques...what's changed since the last time it was working, are there parts of the page you can separate out to isolate the faulty...
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    Interesting (and remarkably simple) solution for hidden root kit files

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    Microsoft Research has a short but sweet paper on using hackers' tricks against them, including using differential file system scans (using WinDiff) from infected vs. clean OS boots to detect hidden files. A good read if you're determined to attempt cleanup...
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    WinFS Beta 1 now available to MSDN subscribers!

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    WinFS Beta 1, the new relational file system for Windows, has been released on MSDN Subscriber Downloads . This release is designed to offer developers a preview of WinFS capabilities. WinFS will be in beta when Windows Vista ships and will RTM afterwards...
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    Tech-Ed in the books (pretty much)

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    Only another hour or so left in Tech-Ed officially. I did my session on Developing with Least Privilege this morning at 9am. Good group, and remarkably wide awake, given that the attendee party at Universal Studios Orlando was last night. Thanks to all...
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    Get Mobile!

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    Attend the .NET To Go Mobility Roadshow Have you been thinking about taking your code mobile? The .NET To Go Mobility Roadshow will provide you with the answers to your mobile development questions. Digging into the details, using more code and fewer...
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    Kerberos flaw found...but no impact on Windows

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    Guess sometimes it pays not to be a *nix derivative: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5343325.html Apparently, the Windows implementation of Kerberos is not affected because we re-implemented it from scratch based on the MIT specification, rather than...
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    Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals August Meeting

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    From my friends at CMAP : Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals Tuesday, August 2nd: 6:30 PM CMAP Main Meeting UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road Halethorpe, MD 21227 Main Topic Rich Data Interfaces with the DataGridView...
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    NoVaSQL March Meeting

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    I received the following notice from my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group: The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its third session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers...
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    App_Offline.htm

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    There's a cool feature of ASP.NET 2.0 that allows you to quickly and easily take a site down for maintenance while sending users a friendly message. Just drop a file called app_offline.htm in the root of your site. However, there's a little-known feature...
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    Improving Presentation Visibility/Readability

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    I may have posted this before, but it bears repeating...one of the major challenges for speakers (and their audiences) is being able to see what's being presented, particularly in large venues. And while it's easy to change the font size in your IDE so...
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    Info on providers in ASP.NET 2.0

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    The ASP.NET Provider Toolkit site is a great resource for information about the provider model in ASP.NET 2.0, including white papers, articles, and downloadable sample providers (the MS Access provider samples are currently available for download )....
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