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    UPDATED: Information on reported ASP.NET vulnerability

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    Recently, Microsoft received information about a vulnerability in ASP.NET. The ASP.NET team has been working hard to confirm and identify the scope of this vulnerability, and Microsoft has posted the following page containing information about the vulnerability...
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    Patterns & Practices Summit

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    Spending the day in the star-studded Patterns & Practices summit at our local Microsoft Technology Center here in Reston, VA. So far, it's been excellent, and makes me really bummed that I'm only able to be here for the first day (of three), as I...
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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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    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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    Visual Studio Special Edition

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    In addition to last week's announcement of the addition of Visual Studio Standard Edition to the VS lineup, there's also a Special Edition offer available for a limited time. For $549 upgrade or $749 full, you can get: A development and test copy of Windows...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition

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    Announced this week at VSLive! in Orlando , Microsoft will be offering a new version of Visual Studio , one that will hopefully provide a good starting point for Visual Basic and Web developers getting started in the professional development world. With...
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    Learn to develop Windows Forms apps

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    There's a Soup to Nuts series of webcasts available on Windows Forms development. If you're looking for info, there's plenty to be had there. The series runs from now through December, and we're even giving away an XBOX to one lucky attendee at each event...
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    Want to help shape the next version of ASP.NET?

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    The ASP.NET team is looking for feedback on some proposed changes to the directory structure of ASP.NET applications, in particular, the names of special folders: ASP.NET recently announced several changes to the naming of the special directories recognized...
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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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    ASP.NET Tips and Tricks

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    Are you in the Northern Virginia/DC area? Interested in learning some advanced tips for ASP.NET? There's a free seminar available next week at our Reston office you might want to sign up for: Do you need to develop real business applications in ASP.NET...
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    Want to test drive Windows Sharepoint Services?

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    Interested in trying out Windows Sharepoint Services, but not ready to set it up on your own server? You can try it out online for 30 days for free at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/sharepoint/trial.mspx When you're ready, you can...
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    VC++ 2005 Chat

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    Here's some info on an upcoming chat that may be of interest to VC++ developers: Online Chat: Visual C++ 2005 Library and Runtime Enhancements The next release of Visual C++ includes many new and enhanced libraries which improve security, support managed...
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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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    Preventing delivery of XP SP2 via Automatic Updates

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    For those of you who may need time to test Windows XP Service Pack 2 in your environment before rolling it out to all your systems, Microsoft provides a tool that allows you to temporarily prevent SP2 from being installed on machines with Automatic Updates...
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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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    Low-privileged accounts and non-Windows platforms

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    Those of you who’ve read my old blog for any length of time know that one of my particular areas of interest is trying to convince people to stop running their machines on a day-to-day basis using Administrator-level accounts, given that this opens them...
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    Good news for developers

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    Good news...Longhorn client is officially targeted for 2006, with the server to follow in 2007. Even better, Avalon (graphics subsystem) and Indigo (communication subsystem) will also be available on both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, meaning that...
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    Stopping BitTorrent distro of SP2...wrong? I don't think so.

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    John Dvorak is apparently of the opinion that it was “wrong on so many levels” for Microsoft to tell file-swapper sites to stop distributing XP SP2 via BitTorrent. I heartily disagree. Microsoft is already battling a perception that our software...
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    More neat stuff from MS Research

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    Imagine if you could take a video, and use your computer to turn it into a cartoon…perhaps not so far off, based on this work being done by Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com/displayArticle.aspx?id=689 Neat. Want to learn about this...
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    Oracle to release patches for multiple vulnerabilities

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    Oracle is preparing to release patches for a number of vulnerabilities, but apparently has delayed their release until a new distribution system is ready. Clearly, it’s a good thing that they’re getting the patches ready, but it seems to me...
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    Have a fling!

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    This is way cool… [via Eric Gunnerson's C# Compendium ]
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    Useful links:

    Geoff's links: http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/articles/93823.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/articles/93226.aspx
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    Sam Gentile Reloaded

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    Sam Gentile, a .net rockstar par excellence, has revamped his site, SamGentile.com based on DotNetNuke, and has asked for a little help in getting the word out. I'm more than happy to oblige, as Sam's a great resource for information on the CLR, Rotor...
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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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    XP SP2 Released…resources for developers

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    Windows XP Service Pack 2 has been released, and should be becoming available via automatic updates soon. In the meantime, you may want to check out the following articles, which will help you prepare:   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
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