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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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    Upcoming Events For November 5th, 2013

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and user group events entered in Community Megaphone...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Upcoming Events for October 21st, 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 WebSharper Intro: Exploring HTML5 Visualization in F# Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:30 PM, Washington, DC What...
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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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    Friday App Shout-Out: Time Tracks and Campus Access

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    It's double-header time today on the app shout-out. Actually more than that, as the second shout-out covers a bunch of apps...but I'm getting ahead of myself. On to the apps! Time Tracks Today's first app, Time Tracks , is from repeat guest LCG Technologies...
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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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    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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    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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    Friday App Shout-Out: 101 American Recipes

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    This week, the Friday App Shout-Out features a colorful and fun recipe app…read on for details! 101 American Recipes 101 American Recipes , developed by Ramya BM , features pretty much what you'd expect, classic American recipes, broken into categories...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 3

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    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Brian Hitney and I both wrote about moving a blog to Windows Azure Websites last week. This week, Steve Maier adds a unique perspective... helping...
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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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    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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