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    BizTalk in Microsoft IT

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    Microsoft IT just released this video about their use of BizTalk 2006.
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    Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) - April 27th

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    The speaker at our meeting on April 27 will be Dave Lawler, a senior consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. Dave will cover "Business Process Design Patterns in BizTalk Server 2006." Microsoft BizTalk Server provides sophisticated tools for developing...
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    Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) - April 27th

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    The speaker at our meeting on April 27 will be Dave Lawler, a senior consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. Dave will cover "Business Process Design Patterns in BizTalk Server 2006." Microsoft BizTalk Server provides sophisticated tools for developing...
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    Connected Systems User Group

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    The new Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) meets for the first time this week. This user group provides information on connected systems, workflow, and business process integration on the Microsoft platform. The technology...
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    List of Local Bloggers

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    Alice Marshall has put together a list of local tech bloggers at http://groups.blogdigger.com/groups.jsp?id=2254
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    Lehigh Valley .NET has a new URL

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    They are now at www.LehighValleyDotNet.org
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    BizTalk Web Resources

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    The product site: http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/default.mspx The developer center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/biztalk/ The tech center: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/biztalk/default.mspx BizTalk 2004 White Papers: http://www...
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    Resource List for Today's Webcast

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    I'm doing a webcast today at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the controls that ship in Visual Studio 2005 for displaying reports in Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications. ( http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032284444&EventCategory...
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    Upcoming User Group Meetings

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    Here's a list of upcoming .NET user group meetings in my territory: PA, DE, MD, DC, VA and WV. Maryland Tuesday, November 1, Baltimore, MD Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals Clyde Barretto presents Building Custom Data Bound Windows...
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    Creating Report Headers

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    I'm still answering questions from my recent webcast series . I got a question by e-mail from someone who is converting from Access and wants to add headers and footers to a report. Actually, there are several different places you can work with headers...
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    Virtual Labs

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    Folks who attended my webcast series and want some hands-on experience might want to check out one of the virtual labs for Reporting Services. These allow you to play with the product without having to install it on your machine. There are a couple...
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    Introduction to Reporting Services Webcast Series On Demand

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    My webcast series on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is now available on demand. The ideal attendee for this series is someone who needs to develop reports, but hasn't used SQL Server Reporting Services before. In the series I assume that you've done...
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    Book Chapter

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    There's a book chapter that covers architecture and new features of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on the web. You can find it here .
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    RDL Will be Updated for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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    Another question I was asked today was whether we will publish a new version of the RDL specification when 2005 ships. The answer is yes. Although the concepts are the same, there have been some detailed changes and we will publish a new version of the...
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    Simple Walk Through of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services XML Data Source

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    A cool new feature of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is that you can report on XML data. These are the steps in the demo I did today: Create a new web service. Add a public class called product to the web service: Public Class Product...
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    Two Reporting Services Blogs

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    Here are two blogs that are really helpful for Reporting Services fans: Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager, Reporting Services Chris Hays, Architect, RDL
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    Converting Crystal to Reporting Services

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    Perhaps the most-asked question when I talk about Reporting Services is "I'm using Crystal Reports. How do I migrate existing reports to Reporting Services?" Microsoft doesn't sell a tool to do this conversion. I'm aware of three services: Hitachi...
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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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