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    A Trio of Windows Phone 7 Previews

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    Looks like some folks have been given the green light to talk publicly about their experience as early users of preview Windows Phone 7 devices. MobileCrunch, Engadget, and Gizmodo have all posted previews of Windows Phone 7 this morning, and the takeaway...
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    Events This Week – July 12th, 2010

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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 all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Flash Editorial for July 6th, 2010

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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/ff798577.aspx There’s info on my recent trip to Codestock, a call for feedback, and more. You can subscribe to the...
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    WebMatrix, a first tutorial application

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    Well that was quick…over at Mikesdotnetting, one of the first tutorials on building a simple book listing app using Microsoft WebMatrix has been posted: http://www.mikesdotnetting.com/Article/146/WebMatrix-A-First-Application Nice!
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    WebMatrix Introduced – Download Now Available!

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    I’ve noted a couple of recent blog posts by Scott Guthrie announcing some nifty new tech bits, including IIS Express and SQL Server CE 4…now Scott has finally let the cat all the way out of the bag, announcing Microsoft WebMatrix , a new web development...
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    Events This Week – July 6th, 2010

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    Hope all my U.S. readers had a great Independence Day weekend…I spent mine at a Washington Nationals game with my 7 year-old son (his first major-league game), followed by an evening of watching the town fireworks from the roof of our sunroom, then playing...
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    No-Install Databases in ASP.NET with SQL CE 4

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    When I asked whether Scott Guthrie might have something else up his sleeve after the announcement of IIS Express, I don’t think I quite expected another surprise this quickly. Today Scott has announced a new version of SQL Server Compact Edition which...
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    IIS Express Announced

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    For those who haven’t checked Scott Guthrie’s blog lately, something pretty exciting just showed up… an announcement of a new option for developing/testing web apps called IIS Express . Think of it as a way to run your applications with essentially the...
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    Events This Week – June 29th, 2010

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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 all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Community Megaphone Podcast – Show 12 with Frank La Vigne

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    The latest Community Megaphone Podcast, in which Dane and I talk to Frank La Vigne about Silverlight, Community, and cake (among other foods) is UP: Show #12 with guest Frank La Vigne posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 In show #12, Dane and Andrew talk...
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    Are you a developer? Want to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device?

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    Then you MUST read the following post from Brandon Watson, in which he discusses just how many people are asking for them, and more importantly, lays out some guidelines for how YOU can get noticed by the Windows Phone 7 team (hint: DO EPIC SH*T), and...
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    Do You Attend User Groups? Run a User Group? We’d Like to Hear From You!

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    Microsoft wants to hear from the user group community, via a very short survey, to gauge how we’re doing with our support of the community. There’s a freeform comment area, so this is your chance to make suggestions, tell us what we’re doing right, what...
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    Events This Week – June 14th, 2010

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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 all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Events This Week – June 9th, 2010

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    OK, so I’m a couple days late on this post. But two of the most important things this week are yet to occur. This would be my presentation at RockNUG tonight on Windows Phone 7 , and of course the Northern Virginia Code Camp this Saturday in Reston, VA...
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    The Internet is an Interruption System

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    The title of this post is a quote from a story in Wired, which was passed along to me by one of my peers. He sent the link in response to my sending an interesting story from the NY Times, which draws similar conclusions about the impact of technology...
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    Deploying Azure Apps Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

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    I noticed earlier this week, thanks to David Makogon , that a new release of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio (v1.2) is now available . There’s much coolness in this release, particularly with respect to deeper Visual Studio integration (.NET...
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    Events This Week – May 31st, 2010

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    Happy Memorial Day to my US readers! Please remember those who have fallen in the service of freedom as you enjoy the holiday. Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of...
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    Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

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    As you may have noticed, there’s been a big change to the MSDN blogs this week. We’ve been migrated to a newer version of the blog software supporting our many, many blogs, and unfortunately, one consequence was that they were unable to port over some...
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    Richmond Code Camp is 3 Days Away!

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    If you haven’t yet registered for Richmond Code Camp , you’re running out of time. What are you waiting for? 9 tracks. 45 sessions. Great speakers, and some of the best opportunities for networking you’ll find anywhere on the east coast. And it’s completely...
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    DC Visual Studio Launch Event

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    Today’s the day! We’re bringing a full day of Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010 content to Arlington, VA to celebrate the launch of these products. I’ll be presenting on Windows development in Visual Studio 2010, as well as developing for Windows Phone...
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    Events This Week – May 17th, 2010

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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 all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Richmond Code Camp is in ONE WEEK!

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    Given the pending upgrade of our blog servers, I wanted to make sure to get this info out ASAP, and remind everyone that one of the best code camps on the east coast is coming up in exactly ONE WEEK! On May 22nd, geeks from all across Mid-Atlantic and...
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    Devhammer going dark for a bit…back soon!

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    FYI, the servers at blogs.msdn.com are about to undergo a major upgrade of our blogging platform that will require some significant downtime. As a result, my blog will be offline for as much as a week and a half, starting this weekend. Fresh posts will...
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    Events this Week – May 10th, 2010

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    What a spring we’re having here in Mid-Atlantic! We’ve had visits from Scott Wiltamuth of the Visual Studio team , the .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip , the CMAP Code Camp (where Dane Morgridge and I recorded live for the Community Megaphone Podcast...
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    The DNR Road Trip Mystery Guest Is…

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    Earlier today on twitter, I teased folks that I’d reveal the secret mystery guest for tomorrow’s .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip stop in Richmond, VA . I’m pleased to share that Carl and Richard will be interviewing Brian Harry from the Visual...
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