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    Toshiba's Bluetooth Stack on the Portege M200

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    Ok, for no reason at all, today my Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 appeared to stop working. This is a major catasophre for me because I hate touchpads. The mouse has been working great for quite some time albeit, the last couple of days I noticed some...
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    What Tasks do You Perform Daily as a Developer or Network Professional?

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    Part of our processes here at Microsoft Learning is working towards creating relevant training and certification exams. Over the past couple of years, we have introduced some new ideas and modified exisitng ones to work towards this goal. Two of these...
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    Clearwire..ISPs Have Us By The... (Addendum)

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    I meant to post this earlier when I talked about Clearwire but forgot.  There is one issue that I have not been able to resolve in my limited attempts so far.  Clearwire does not have a Usenet server and my attempts to connect to some public...
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    ISPs Have Us By The......

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    Yeah, just like lawyers, the IRS and any other category you can name. Why you ask? Let me relate my story to you. My previous post indicated that we moved into a new house. As a result, all utilities need to move and this includes the Internet connection...
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    Home Renovations Are Not My Arena

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    So, I finally ended my rental period. I hate paying someone else's mortgage and then walking away with nothing to show for it. As a result, I bought a house. Searching was a chore as I knew it would be. Because I have 10+ computers, associated peripherals...
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    Not Up-to-Date

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    Ok, this is ridiculous. My last post was in May? Completely not acceptable. So I ask this question of you then, how do you manage to write blog posts regularly? I need something to remind me to take time out for this. The thought strikes me on the...
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    The Value of Certifications

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    Awhile back, I was asked two questions in Microsoft Learning regarding certifications. How has certification helpe d you in your career? How d o you see certification helping customers? Here is my opinion; Because I chose a different path out...
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    Test Post with Windows Live Writer

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    At the urging of a co-worker, I am trying out Windows Live Writer . It will definitely make it easier to actually write more blog entries. I see my last post was February. Good thing I don't have a following. :-) On that note of not posting in awhile...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Development

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    Speaking of new toys to play with. Who's going to be on the bandwagon first for a WM6 device? Unfortunately not me as I am still under contract with my current provider for my WM5 device. However, that doesn't mean I can't start writing apps for WM6....
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    New Development Tools to Play With

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    Ok, last post for today. Can you tell I'm supposed to be doing real work I don't want to do? Microsoft's new beta site Connect has a ton of new betas and stuff for you to sign up for and tryout. The latest two that I have downloaded are Microsoft Robotics...
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    Visual Studio Team Editions and Project 2007 Don't Play Nice (Revised)

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    So, like all good MS citizens, I have ensured that Vista is installed on all my PCs, except for those obscure ones doing non-mainstream tasks. Of course, I am also running Office 2007. After all, why not have the latest and greatest? Also, the next version...
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    .NET Foundation Courses Coming to ILT

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    Originally created only for eLearning, we are now in the final stages of getting and instructor led version of 2956 out the door. This is good news for those who prefer their training in a classroom environment. 2956 is the the course to use for preparing...
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    Microsoft Zune Launches

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    Zune will change the way we view our portable media devices. Large screen, WiFi, community, Zune has it. Want to see what I'm talking about? Go here . I currently use a Creative Zen Micro. I am very happy with this device and it has served me well...
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    Microsoft Learning Launches Technical Community

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    Are you an MCT, MVP, MCP or other IT industry professional? Are you interested in helping to create quality instructor led training, eLearning, books, assessments or certification exams? Microsoft Learning is the division in Microsoft responsible for...
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    VSTF in a Virtual World

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    Yes it can be done. Do you find yourself hard pressed to purchase new hardware for a Visual Studio Team System setup? The normal requirements for a multi server setup for Team Foundation Server involves a domain controller, a SQL Server machine and a...
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