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    Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.0 Released!

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    The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 4.0 for Windows XP, including Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 contains the tools and documentation you need to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying...
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    April Security Updates

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    Information on the security updates Microsoft is releasing for April, and more, is available at the new Microsoft Security Response Center blog . Bookmark it, if you want to keep up-to-date on Microsoft security.
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    DO OVER! erm...2nd Shot

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    The folks at MS Learning have a neat new program for folks seeking certification: Certified Do over: Get a Free Microsoft Certification Exam Retake. Your chances to pass any Microsoft certification exam have just doubled. Simply register for this...
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    Dogfooding VSTS

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    One of the terms you'll sometimes hear from various Microsoft folk is the term "dogfooding". This is a short form of "eating our own dogfood" which means using our own products for our day-to-day work before we ask our customers to. One of the teams...
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    Raleigh Code Camp Tomorrow

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    From the "better late than never" file, I wanted to let folks know that tomorrow will be the Raleigh, NC Code Camp , and I'll be presenting on the web track at 8:45am on ASP.NET 2.0. If you're in the Raleigh/Durham area, please come on out and experience...
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    Least Privilege and Longhorn in the news

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    InfoWorld takes a somewhat skeptical tone in their article on the new LUA model in Longhorn , but even so, it's great to see the topic of least privilege getting more attention from the industry media. The article, I think, overstates the difficulty...
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    'noke .net...learning to punt

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    I want to thank the folks at the Roanoke Valley .net User Group for their patience and understanding last night. We made every possible effort to get internet access working (up to, and including, attempting to use my bluetooth phone to get a dial-up...
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    REMINDER: Roanoke .NET tomorrow night

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    Just a quick reminder that I'll be at the Roanoke Valley .net User Group tomorrow night starting at 6pm, presenting on the MapPoint Web Service. Come on out and say "hi" and see a very cool technology in action.
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    David Chappell on Indigo

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    Folks, I have a very exciting event to share with you...we're fortunate to have David Chappell * , a world-renowned author and speaker, coming to the DC area to discuss Microsoft's upcoming Indigo communications stack: Mid-Atlantic Indigo Developer...
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    Mobile and Embedded DevCon

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    Attend MEDC 2005 - Microsoft® Mobile & Embedded DevCon May 9-12, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Attend the premier developer event with the latest Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ & Embedded technologies. See how the Windows...
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    SQL Server 2005 developer webcasts

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    Discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers database developers the optimal combination of a tightly integrated development and data management platform. The rich and flexible programming environment in SQL Server 2005 allows you to leverage your existing...
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    SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs

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    Are you ready to experience SQL Server 2005? Announcing the launch of the SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs. In these labs, you will get to experience many of the new features in SQL Server 2005 including CLR integration, XML support and deep business...
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    Process Authoring for VSTS

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    An indication of the excitement that's building for Visual Studio Team System: Software development organizations that are planning to implement Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) as the standard platform for enacting their life cycle...
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    Philadelphia Code Camp

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/articles/383561.aspx For those of you who are closer to the Philly area, I wanted to make sure that you're aware that in addition to our own Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, there's also going to be a Philadelphia-area Code Camp as...
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    MAD Code Camp: Session scheduling has begun!

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    An update on MAD Code Camp planning...the deadline for speaker submissions passed last week, and we're now starting to put speakers to slots. I think we're going to have a dynamite lineup. Here's just a few of the topics that were submitted: MSF...
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    Getting CommunityServer

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    A call from a customer prompts me to make sure that folks who are interested in downloading and using the cool new CommunityServer blog software (plus forums and photo gallery features) that now powers blogs.msdn.com know where to find it. It's easy to...
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    New look

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    Now that blogs.msdn.com is running on Community Server , there are some new skins to play with. I've switched to one named LuxInterior. Let me know what you think...
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    Richmond.NET User Group

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    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Richmond.NET User Group last night. The good news is that even with all the (good-natured) heckling I got for my mental misfires (I had some trouble remembering...
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    Free Training: Integrating MS Office and Sharepoint with Lotus Notes

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    Optimizing Communication and Collaboration with Microsoft Technologies April 7, 2005 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Microsoft Conference Center | 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 500 | Washington, DC Free event created by developers for developers, consisting...
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    Upcoming User Group Talks

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    I've got several user group talks scheduled for the next few weeks...here's the list: March 31st, 2005 I will be presenting at the Richmond.NET User Group on new features in ASP.NET 2.0. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. April 7th, 2005 I will be presenting...
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    Hotel / Restaurant info for MAD Code Camp

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    I've posted information in an article on hotels and restaurants convenient to the Microsoft Reston office for those who may be considering attending the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp in May from out of town. I've also included a link to a document containing...
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    Reston Amenities

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    Whether you're attending our upcoming Mid-Atlantic Code Camp on May 7th, 2005, or coming for another event, here's a list of area hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. near Microsoft's Reston, VA office: Hotels Located at Reston Town Center – 5- 10 minute...
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    Monad rocks!

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    OK, so maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake. I've had friends in the community who discussed monad (next-gen Windows command shell), and I didn't really pay much attention because I don't spend a great deal of time at the command line. I'm in Redmond...
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    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp Call for Speakers

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    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp needs your help to be a success. If you know development, and want to share that knowledge with your peers, then we want you! To submit a session for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, please download the session submission form , fill...
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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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