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    VSLive: Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My!

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    [bumping to the top for the benefit of folks who attended my CapArea.net talk on this topic] Here are links to tools and tips that I mentioned in my talk this afternoon on Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping at VSLive! New York : Sign Up for a MapPoint Web Service...
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    MSDN Developer Conference is THIS WEEK!

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    If you haven’t yet registered for the MSDN Developer Conference this Friday, January 16th in Reston, VA , you are running out of time! If you miss this great event, you’ll miss out on: Great content from the PDC, live and local, covering Windows Azure...
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    Time Out for Fun

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    I’ve been having a great time traveling for some cool events over the last few weeks. I’ve gotten to present a couple of MSDN Events in Reston and Richmond, VA. Along with my peers Zhiming Xue and Ashish Jaiman , I presented at MSDN Roadshows in Roanoke...
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    The MSDN Developer Conference is coming…Are you ready?

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    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? Prepare yourself for a demanding future. Attend the MSDN Developer Conference . Experience Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform Create applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps...
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    Inkjet Photos - How long will they last?

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    The following story in the NYT should be pretty sobering for anyone relying on inkjet photo printers to protect their precious memories: It Isn’t That Images Fade, It’s That They Can Vanish - New York Times I've been considering picking up a dye-sublimation...
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    I survived Party with Palermo

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    So I finally made it to my first Party with Palermo before Tech-Ed in Orlando. Lots of great folks there. I got to hang out with my colleagues Joe ' devFish ' Healy, Chris Bowen , Dani Diaz, Russ Fustino, Josh Holmes , and Jeff Barnes. Also great community...
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    Stuff That Works: Sharpie Mini

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    Today, I'm starting a new series of posts on Stuff That Works. This will include gadgets, devices, and some non-electronic stuff (such as today's post) that just plain work, and work well. Today's item is the Sharpie MINI , a pocket-sized Sharpie marker...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 now available!

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/VS2005SP1
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    Cool Expression Tutorials

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    In preparing for the first of our MSDN Roadshow events tomorrow in Baltimore , I've run across a number of cool tutorials and samples for the Expression Studio tools, so I thought I'd share a couple that I really liked: Water Drop Tutorial - Use...
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    New Headshot - Roy L. Flush

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    So I was recently in Miami for a team meeting, and one of the things they had scheduled was headshots with a professional photographer. After taking a normal (at least for me) shot, I grabbed my sunglasses, my hat, and some playing cards, and struck up...
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    Researchers Develop Bendable Battery

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    This sounds really cool: WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers...
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    Gamer Regret...can you relate?

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    I can...sometimes. This is a pretty keen observation : In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have looked. I was 10 days into playing Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground -- a little RPG I reviewed here last month -- and I was poking around the "settings" menu. I...
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    Michael C. Kennedy's Visual Studio Tricks Series: #3 Managing the Recent Projects List

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    How cool...Michael took a hack I mentioned in a post a while back, and turned it into a useful tool : Welcome to my third Visual Studio tricks post. This time it's more of a utility, than a tip. I want to talk about managing the recently projects list...
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    Silverlight 1.1 Gets Input Controls in Latest Refresh

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    Frank noticed something I didn't: The latest update to Silverlight 1.1 ( September Alpha Refresh ) includes something that previous versions sorely lacked: controls. That's right, the latest bits of Silverlight 1.1 includes input controls. Here's what...
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    White Space around the Silverlight 1.1 Root Canvas

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    Figured since I just spent a good bit of time chasing this down, it would make sense to post a tip about it... I'm working on updates to the web site for ReMIX 07 Boston , and I'm in the process of adding a Silverlight-enabled Session/Speaker/Bio page...
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    Open Hand? Or Closed Fist?

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    Last week I was involved in a discussion on Twitter that spurred some thoughts while I was driving to Norfolk for our MSDN Roadshow stop there. The thoughts were around how we communicate. The way I see it (and I’m sure I’m not the first to put it this...
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    MIX10 Day 1 – The Calm Before The Storm

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    All is quiet as I write this…most folks are likely still recovering from one of the several parties and tweetups last night, great opportunities to see old friends and meet new ones (and lose your voice and hearing for those of us who aren’t 20 anymore...
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    iMo 7” USB Sub-Monitor Unboxing

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    I’m a big fan of multi-monitor as a way of getting a broader view of all the applications I’m working with at any given time. I have 4 monitors on my primary desktop machine, so when I’m on the road it can be difficult to deal with the...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Launches in Less than 2 Weeks

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    Just sayin… Keep track using my handy-dandy Launch countdown timer: Here's the markup to use it: 1: < div id ="silverlightControlHost" > 2: < object data ="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type ="application...
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    Video: Mohawk in HD

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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Flash Editorial for April 12th, 2010

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    For those who don’t subscribe , here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff603519.aspx There’s info on upcoming local Visual Studio 2010 launch events, upcoming Code Camps , free software...
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    Thank You, Orlando!

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    A big thank you to the developer community in the Orlando, Florida area for a great day. I had the pleasure of helping out with the Visual Studio 2010 Launch event yesterday, and folks were great. Really good turnout, great questions, and a fun time pair...
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    The Windows Phone 7 Emulator and Multi-Touch

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    At the Orlando Visual Studio 2010 Launch event, I did the session on Windows Phone 7, and one of the questions that came up was whether the emulator supported multi-touch. At the time, I answered that it only supported a single touch, but that is incorrect...
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    View Zune Content By Content Type

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    If you’re a Zune user, by now you’ve probably installed the Zune 4.2.x client software. There are a lot of cool new features in this release, including the Smart DJ feature, which I use fairly often. But there’s a lesser-known feature that I ran across...
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    Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

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    As you may have noticed, there’s been a big change to the MSDN blogs this week. We’ve been migrated to a newer version of the blog software supporting our many, many blogs, and unfortunately, one consequence was that they were unable to port over some...
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