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Random stuff by Geoff Snowman

September, 2005

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    .NET Master Class in Reston, VA

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    Brian Noyes, my favorite fighter pilot turned .NET guru, is teaching an Advanced .NET Master Class at the Microsoft Office in Reston, VA from October 17th - October 21st. Attendees will learn not only advanced .NET and system programming, but also relevant...
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    .NET Rocks Comes to Town

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    The .NET Rocks! team is coming to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Carl, Richard, and crew are taking it on the road! If you've listened to Carl and the gang, you'll want to see them in person. It's way more satisfying to throw rotten tomatoes when...
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    Book Review: The Art of Intrusion by Kevin Mitnick and William Simon

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    Every time some software engineer says “Nobody will go to the trouble of doing that,” there’s some kid in Finland who will go to the trouble. Let’s get one thing out of the way up front. Kevin Mitnick is a criminal , and if you want to flame me for...
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    Upcoming Developer User Group Meetings

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    A list of upcoming user groups in MD, VA, and PA...
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    East Coast Launch Schedule

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    We'll be spending the October-December quarter doing launch events. By the way, Microsofties call that the "second quarter." Part of the being assimilated into Microsoft is learning the only year that matters is the fiscal year from July until June. The...
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    MSDN Event Schedule in 2006

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    I have the draft MSDN Event schedule for the first half of 2006. I don't know if I will be covering all these events personally, but these are the events in PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, and NC: January 31, Roanoke, VA February 2, "Washington, DC" * ...
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    Domain Specific Languages Session Notes

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    Jochen Seemann Vision: Support visual domain-specific languages (DSLs) that are specific to a problem. Imagine writing a Word doc describing a house, then giving it to a builder. You would get all the same problems that affect software projects...
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    Bob Muglia General Session Notes

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    Once again, here are some very rough notes on the general session that just ended, typed in real time. Bob Muglia Trends on server. 2005 - Windows Server 2003 R2 2006 – Monad, WinFX, Windows Compute Cluster 2007 - Longhorn Server...
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    Eric Rudder, Steven Sinofsky General Session Notes

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    Once again, here are some very rough notes on the general session that just ended, typed in real time. If I have time later, I may do an edit pass. Eric Rudder Thanks everyone for coming. Announcing Windows Workflows Foundation (WWF), supports...
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    Bill and Jim's Excellent Adventure

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    Here are my rough (very rough, completely unedited) notes from the Bill Gates/Jim Allchin keynotes today at PDC 05. They aren’t intended to be my final thoughts on the topic, I’m just getting what they said down on paper. This ISN'T verbatim, it's just...
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    PDC Pre-Conference

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    It's Monday night, and I've been in LA since Saturday. How's it going so far? I spent most of Sunday in the Windows Internals pre-conference with David Solomon and Mark Russinovich . It was good, although I didn't have any big epiphanies. They covered...
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    MAVBUG Presentation, XQuery Samples

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    Last Thursday I went to MAVBUG to do a presentation on XPath and XQuery . We implemented XQuery in SQL Server 2005 so that people could query XML stored in the database. XQuery has the same relationship to XML that SQL does to relational data. That's...
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    Podcast

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    Hey, I did my first podcast! Joe Stagner 's DevRadio site now has a weekly technology news podcast. I co-presented the inaugural show . It was a lot of fun, spending time selecting technology news items to cover and then chattting about them. Some...
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    Going to La La Land

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    I'm flying to Tinseltown tomorrow for the PDC . Frankly, I'm excited. I'm looking forward to the Office 12 content, the .NET 3.0 content, and the Longhorn Windows Vista content. The Longhorn Windows Vista/Office 12 timeframe will be the first time since...
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    CapArea.NET, August 23, Clyde Barretto

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    I went to a great session a couple of weeks ago on " Building Custom Data Bound Windows Forms Controls " at CapArea.NET . Clyde Barretto did a great job, despite getting tons of questions on every aspect of Visual Studio 2005, some of which had nothing...
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    Upcoming User Group Meetings

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    List of upcoming developer user group meetings in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia...
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    Let's keep Scott Lock really busy...

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    For the last week, I've been glued to the television watching news from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, wishing I could go down there and save people. It's been an astonishing and distressing week. Folks in our local developer community probably...
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    User Group News...

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    In the past, I tried to write a blog entry for every user group meeting in the territory, but I failed dismally. It's just too hard. I have a new strategy: Write a summary list every two weeks of all the user group meetings I know about. Blog...
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