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    Community Megaphone Podcast Show #23 – Software Craftsmanship with Eric Kepes!

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    The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Dane and I talk with Eric Kepes from Pittsburgh, PA, continuing a conversation on Software Craftsmanship that began with an offhand comment by Andrew on Twitter, and continued...
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    REMINDER: PDC Re-cap Event in Reston THIS FRIDAY, 11/12

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    Just a quick reminder that if you did not get a chance to make it to PDC this year, you can get a recap of the information and announcements from PDC 2010 at a free event this Friday organized by our partner Applied Information Sciences. Vishwas Lele...
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    Office Hours, with that Wheeling Feeling!

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    Sorry for the short notice, but if you’re in the Wheeling, WV area, you can catch up with me this afternoon at Tim Horton’s on National Road. I’ll have my laptop with the current Windows Phone 7 bits, along with my prototype device, so if you have an...
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    TechBash Tomorrow

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    Don't have plans for the weekend yet? Head up to Nanticoke, PA for Techbash 2008 : Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals...
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    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Available

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    In case you haven’t heard, IE8 RC1 has been released. Many improvements in speed, compatibility and more. And if you’re inclined to help improve compatibility even more for the final release, please consider installing the Report A Webpage Problem IE...
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    Upcoming Events for October 9th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD RockNUG Release 7.3 Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD Polyglot Persistence! - David Makogon...
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    The Next Adventure

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    This is a tough post to write. After 9+ years, and some of the best times I've had in my career, I've decided it's time to move on to my next adventure. This Friday will be my last day at Microsoft. Thank You! During my stay at Microsoft, first as a developer...
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    Friday App Shout-Out: Bugs And Buttons & EZ Share

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    Time for another installment of the Friday App Shout-Out. Today, I'm featuring one Windows Store game, and a very helpful Windows Phone app. Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons for the Windows Store is an utterly charming collection of kids' mini-games...
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    Why I Think ALL Technical User Groups Should be on Meetup

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    This post may well come out sounding like an ad for Meetup.com . Not my intent, but so be it if that's how it comes across. I'll also state clearly that I don't have any formal connection with Meetup, although I am a co-organizer of the DC/Baltimore Windows...
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    MSDN Flash Mid-Atlantic Editorial for March 15th, 2011

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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/gg681882.aspx In it, I cover why you should be looking forward to installing Visual Studio Service Pack 1 , and share...
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    Friday App Shout-Out: The Wandering Wizard

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    The Friday App Shout-Out is BACK, and this week, we've got a game built with Unity 3D , by recent Towson University grad Matthew Holzem . The Wandering Wizard Read the rest on Devhammer's Den…
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    Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 9

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    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Jim O'Neil has a couple of apps you should check out, Word Guesser and Tablet Letter Pro . He's also got a reminder that Boston Code Camp is just...
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    The MoDev $10K App Contest

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    Great news for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers! If you develop a new app or game for the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store, submitted between October 1st and December 31st, 2013, you can enter the MoDev $10K App Contest , and compete for up...
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    Protocol Activation: What Is It, What Apps Offer It, and How Can I use It in My Apps?

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    TL:DR Protocol activation is a cool feature you can add to your Windows Store apps, and allows you to make your app more useful as well as more discoverable. For a video demonstration of how easy it is to add protocol activation to your app, skip to the...
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    Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 8

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    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer First up this week is James Quick . First, James shares his Developer of the Week, Nathalie Goh-Livorness, and her app Baby's First Piano . James...
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    Upcoming Events for September 16th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: DC "this" isn't what you think it is: JavaScript for Object oriented programmers Tuesday, September 17...
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    Friday App Shout-Out: Sheet Music and Morad Learning

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    Today, I'm pleased to note (pun intended) the release of the latest app from Jason Fabritz, Sheet Music, as well as a series of video training apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone from Osama Morad. Sheet Music As a volunteer liturgical musician...
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    Fall Mid-Atlantic Windows App and Game Development Event Series

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    Starting later this month, I'll be presenting a series of events covering Windows Game and App development (3 events on each topic). The Game Development events will run on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, while the App Development events will run on Wednesdays...
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    Geoff's links: http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/articles/93823.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/gsnowman/articles/93226.aspx
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    Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 4

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    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer We'll start this week with Steve Maier 's announcement of his EchoNest Starter Kit for Windows Phone 8 , part of my team's APIMASH starter kit collection...
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    WebGL Hello World in IE11

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    If you've been away for a while, you may not have heard that WebGL is supported in Internet Explorer, starting with version 11, currently available as a preview release, either as part of the Windows 8.1 preview , or as a stand-alone release for Windows...
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    Upcoming Events for September 25th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD CMAP Main Meeting - The Abstractions of AngularJS - Scott Allen Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia,...
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    Upcoming Events For September 30th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD CMAP Main Meeting - The Abstractions of AngularJS - Scott Allen Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia,...
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    Upcoming Events for August 26th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD August 2013 Meeting - Windows 8 Mashups Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:30 PM, White Marsh, MD Speaker: Ben Davis...
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    Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 5

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    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Great post from Pete Brown on the potential of the Hub control to make for a more usable UX for music and synth apps . For Florida devs, Joe Healy...
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