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    Questions about MSDN Subscriptions?

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    Ever thought about subscribing to MSDN? There are many benefits to doing so, not the least of which is getting early access to the latest versions of Visual Studio, Longhorn, and more. But if you've wondered about how you can use the products included...
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    New non-Admin/LUA site

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    Fellow Microsoftie Jonathan Hardwick has provided a new resource for information on running/developing using LUA: http://nonadmin.editme.com The site is set up as a wiki, so you can register and contribute to the site, too, if you choose. Thanks to Jonathan...
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    My previous life (pre-geek)

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    People are often surprised when I tell them that I studied music and theatre in college, and wonder how I ended up in the technology industry. One step on that path was working for a company that build television and industrial scenery, where I learned...
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    Interested in 64-bit?

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    Want to find out more about 64-bit Windows and SQL Server? Check out the Route 64 Roadshow . Get hands-on training, free access to testing and migration resources, and discounts on 64-bit hardware.
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    Reporting vulnerabilities

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    If you think you've found a vulnerability in a Microsoft product, you can help us and yourself by reporting it, either by email at secure@microsoft.com or by submitting the information at https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/alertus.aspx...
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    Patterns & Practices Summit 2005

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    Registration is now open for the Patterns & Practices Summit being held March 14-16th in Mountain View, CA. This will be the first P&P summit to dig into the newly-released Enterprise Library , so if you can make it to California, and want to...
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    Want to try out Microsoft developer tools?

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    Want to try out Microsoft developer tools, but without having to install/uninstall trial versions? https://msdn.demoservers.com/ provides virtual labs for Visual Studio .NET 2003, ASP.NET, BizTalk Server 2004, Web Services, Security, and more. You can...
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    Upcoming Conference: Web Services Edge 2005 East

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    http://sys-con.com/edge2005east/ The Web Services Edge 2005 East conference will be held in Boston from Feb. 15th-17th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. My colleague Thom Robbins has arranged for members of my team to present a tutorial at...
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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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    Nifty new publication from O'Reilly

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    http://www.makezine.com/ is a new project from O'Reilly (full disclosure: I wrote a book on ASP.NET for O'Reilly, so I'm not an entirely disinterested observer) that should appeal to the inner geek in all of us. Make brings the do-it-yourself mindset...
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    Misconceptions about Least Privilege

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    I found a trackback to my recent post wishing for 2005 to be the Year of Least Privilege, and unfortunately, the response repeats one of the major misconceptions of Least Privilege user accounts: G. Andrew Duthie asks: " Will 2005 be the year of Least...
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    Thanks, CapArea.NET!

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    My thanks to all who came out for my presentation with Aaron Margosis last night at the Capital Area .NET Users Group . We had around 30 people, and Aaron and I quite enjoyed the strong interaction with the attendees. Hopefully, we convinced some folks...
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    Upcoming Visual Studio Team System Chats

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    Received from the VSTS team: VSTS Team Foundation Public Chat January 26, 2005 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. Pacific time Add to Calendar January 27, 2005 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Pacific time Add to Calendar Chat with members of the Team Foundation team of Visual Studio...
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    Great idea for a good cause

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    Semi-non-technical post... A group of internationally recognized experts in .NET development have come up with a good way to provide additional support for the victims of the recent tsunami...sell themselves (well, their consulting services, at least...
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    Upcoming Security Webcasts

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    Want to find out more about developing secure software, and learn how to sell your management on the importance of security in your development process? Check out the upcoming webcasts on these topics and more. Hackers are busier than ever. Do you know...
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    Least Privilege, Live!

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    Interested in finding out more about the benefits of running with least privilege, and how you can do so without experiencing pain, or giving up power? Come to tonight's meeting of the Capital Area .NET Users Group , where I'll be speaking on the subject...
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    Another article on Least Privilege

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    This time on TechNet: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews/articles/lpuseacc.mspx Will 2005 be the year of Least Privilege? Perhaps a bit optimistic, but I'd love to see it happen. Perhaps if I could get Scoble , and Julie Lerman to start...
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    Web and Email and Administrators

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    MSDN has just published part 2 of Michael Howard's discussion of strategies for browsing the web and reading email more safely if you absolutely must log onto your day-to-day machine as Administrator. Regular readers know I recommend against this, as...
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    Passionate about .NET?

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    Interested in working for Microsoft? Experienced with our technologies? Then you may be interested to know that we've got an opening in the Washington, DC area for an ISV Developer Evangelist . Here's the description: Responsibilities: · 1:1 engagement...
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    Microsoft releases beta of new AntiSpyware product

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    Concerned about spyware on your machine? Want to find out how Microsoft is addressing this threat? Then you may want to check out the beta of a new Microsoft AntiSpyware product: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx The...
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    Windows Anywhere Conference

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    From one of my colleagues on the Tablet team: Microsoft is excited to inform you that the Inaugural Microsoft® Windows Anywhere conference focusing on Tablet and Mobile PC Applications development will debut in February 2005 co-located with Fawcette Technical...
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    Events, events, and more EVENTS!!!

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    Are you interested in Windows Forms that use the .NET Framework to its fullest? Would you like to kill every last bug in your web application? Are you hankering for more information on Visual Studio Team System? Well, the good folks at MSDN Events are...
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    Book Resources

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    Happy new year! Since I get a fair number of questions and requests related to my books through my blog, I thought I'd post an article providing resources for the books. The article can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/articles/345247.aspx ,...
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    Book Resources

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    If you're looking for resources for one of my books, you're in the right place. For assistance with, or questions about, my MS Press books that are not addressed in this article, you can feel free to contact me via the Contact link on this page. You...
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    Andrew Photos

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    Need a headshot for your user group site, or other purposes? Use the links below to download the size and format you prefer: Large size, high-quality (TIF Format) Large size, medium-quality (JPG Format) Medium size, medium-quality (JPG Format...
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