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    Disclaimer

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    DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this weblog are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer. All postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
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    Announcing: The Mid-Atlantic Code Camp!

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    It's finally time to announce the first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp. The MAD Code Camp will be held on Saturday May 7th, from 9am-9pm, and will consist of the following tracks: Web Development Smart Client Development Data Free-for-All (chalk talks, panels...
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    Interested in customizing Visual Studio Team System?

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    Then you may want to download the Visual Studio 2005 Team System 1204 CTP Extensibility Kit . Here's the description: Overview The Visual Studio 2005 Team System 1204 CTP Extensibility Kit includes a variety of documents, samples and utilities that you...
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    Code Camp Info

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    The first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp will be held on May 7th from 9am to 9pm at the Reston Microsoft Technology Center . Registration is open, and you can register here . The Code Camp will feature 12 hours of community-driven, deeply technical content...
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    What's a Code Camp?

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    If you haven't already experienced one, or talked to folks who have, you might be a little confused by my cryptic announcement that I'll be posting info on the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp soon. To further whet your appetite, take a look at the Code Camp Manifesto...
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    Got a community event?

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    Do you have a community event (user group meeting, etc.) in the DC area (or elsewhere) that you'd like my readers to know about? Feel free to let me know via the Contact link to the left on my blog home page, and I'll be happy to pass the info along.
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    NoVaSQL meeting tonight cancelled...

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    ...due to weather: The Northern Virginia SQL Server User Group meeting is cancelled for tonight due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for details regarding the possibility of re-scheduling this valuable session on Performance Tuning in the near future...
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    Watch this space...

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    ...news coming soon on the Mid-Atlantic MSDN Code Camp. We'll be looking for speakers and volunteers for this event, so keep your eyes peeled for the call for speakers and the event announcement very soon!
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    Speakers needed for Raleigh MSDN Code Camp

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    My counterpart in the South East District, Doug Turnure, has informed me that the folks organizing the upcoming Code Camp in Raleigh, NC , are looking for speakers . The Code Camp is being held at North Carolina State University on April 9th. Raleigh...
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    NoVaSQL Users Group Meeting for February

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    From my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group : The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its second session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia...
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    Thanks, BaltoMSDN!

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    Just got back from doing a presentation on Visual Studio Team System at the BaltoMSDN users group in Hunt Valley, MD. Had a ton of great questions from the group, and had a great time with the presentation. The sponsor of the group that provided the meeting...
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    VSTS Chats this week

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    Today and tomorrow, find out more about VSTS from the folks who are developing it: VSTS Team Foundation Public Chat Chat with members of the Team Foundation team of Visual Studio Team System. We'll be answering questions and discussing our suite...
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    Free SOA demo DVD available

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    The Connected Systems Business Kit is now available for order. This free DVD contains: Presentations and videos describing connected systems for business decision makers, architects, developers, and IT professionals. Generico, an extensive SOA-blueprints...
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    Aaron's got some new non-admin stuff up

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    Check out: Ctrl-C doesn't work in RUNAS or MakeMeAdmin command shells Remembering Calculator and Character Map Settings Managing Power Options as a non-administrator
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    Free training kit for ASP.NET

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    Gisli Olafsson writes of a downloadable training kit for ASP.NET with C#:' Check out this training kit that you can download. PLEASE NOTE: I do not have this kit, so I cannot send it to you. If you post a comment on my blog, or email me asking for it...
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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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    Changing date/time as non-admin

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    Another tidbit from Aaron Margosis : Changing the system date, time and/or time zone . Addressing one of the most common complaints about running as non-admin
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    Community Server 1.0 Released!

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    Telligent Systems , the company founded by former Microsoftie (and ASP.NET whiz kid) Rob Howard, has finally released Community Server 1.0 . Community Server combines the functionality of forums (based on the ASP.NET forums engine Rob worked on while...
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    Internet Explorer 7.0 announced!

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    It's now public...IE 7.0 is slated for beta this summer. See here for more details.
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    NoVaSQL Meeting announcement

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    Just got the following from my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group: Good afternoon. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its second session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers...
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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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    Attempting Delegation in ASP.NET?

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    You may want to check out a two-part Webcast series tomorrow and Friday that discusses the subject: MSDN Webcast: Getting Delegation to Work with IIS and ASP.NET: Ins and Outs of Protocol Transition (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300) (Thursday, Feb. 10th, 1-2pm...
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    MSDN Events RSS feeds by state

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    http://www.msdnevents.com/rss/customFeeds.aspx allows you to access custom RSS feeds for MSDN events in your state. Simply select the desired state, then click the RSS button. Below are feeds for the states in the Mid-Atlantic district: District of Columbia...
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    Hidden Gem for Least Privilege Development

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    I was reading through a recent Keith Brown article on security in the .net Framework 2.0, and noticed this little gem: System.Diagnostics Besides a whole boatload of new tracing and debugging features, better event log support and even a Stopwatch, there...
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    Mid-Atlantic User Group Info and more

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    Jonathan Kadlec, one of the folks running the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group, has kindly added information to the NoVaSQL web site on many of the user groups that are active in the Mid-Atlantic region. If you're interested in finding a group...
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