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    A Program Every ISV Should be a Part of...

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    Are you an ISV beginning to develop on Microsoft technology, want to be more tied into Microsoft? If you are not already a part of the Microsoft Partner program then the Empower program is for you. I suspect many of you don't even know that this program...
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    Debugging Series: Part III - Basic Application Crashes (.NET)

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    Some of you may have seen my recent webcast on debugging .NET application crashes. I was asked at the end of the webcast to post a walkthrough here on my blog and it has been a long time coming. I will be putting this together tomorrow and posting it...
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    Where'd John go????

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    It's been a while since I've posted here in my blog and thought I should let you know that I have moved most of my "announcement" type blogs to our team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde , so you can get your fix of announcements there. I will continue...
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    Struggling with .NET Interop?

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    Recently I was given a copy of a really good book on interop to review, titled ".NET 2.0 Ineroperability Recipes- A Problem-Solution Approach" by Bruce Bukovics. This is a great book if you are struggling with getting your new .NET 2.0 code to talk to...
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    Introducing Landscape Smartphones

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    Get Your Applications Ready for the First Windows Mobile Powered Smartphones with 320x240 Screens     The Motorola Q and Samsung i320 bring the first landscape 320x240 screens to Windows Mobile® powered Smartphones. These devices will be in the hands...
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    Great Resource for Designers

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    Have you ever spent 15 minutes or more trying to remember or simply find a site you knew was out there but couldn't remember the URL for? Well, now there is a site that has links for everything you need: http://www.nextdesignnow.com     Next Design...
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    WinFX is now .NET Framework 3.0

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    By now I'm sure most of you have seen the announcement that the WinFX framework has been rebranded as the .NET Framework 3.0. This may cause a bit of confusion for some, and some of our marketing and evangelist resources have posted some pretty good blogs...
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    Mobile Client Software Factory - Patterns and Practices

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    The Microsoft patterns & practices team has released the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) for the Mobile Client Software Factory. The factory will help architects and developers design and build mobile LOB solutions. The Mobile Client Software...
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    Debugging Webcast

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    I will be presenting a debugging webcast for ISVs on June 15th. This will be the first in a series of webcasts that I hope to continue over the coming months. Next weeks webcast will cover the Microsoft Debugging Tools for Windows package, which is an...
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    BI Webcasts

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    We have a great set of webcasts centering on the Microsoft BI strategy that I highly recommend looking into if you want to know more about what Microsoft is doing in the BI area. They are also incorporating the dimensional strategies of the Kimball group...
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    Debugging Series: Part II - Symbols, Debuggers, and More

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    Wow, It's been a while since my last post in this series and I have to apologize to all my faithful readers out there. As we near the end of our fiscal calendar year I have had a number of things that need to be completed, and have taken a lot of my free...
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    Attend a Webcast, Learn about Vista, Win a 40gig Zen*

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    We have a great webcast series coming in June that anyone who wants to know about Vista should plan on attending. Here are the specific webcast details:     “The Lifetime of a Message in Windows Communication Foundation” Justin Smith, Wintellect...
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    Microsoft Pre-Release Software Visual Studio Tools For Office "V3" - June Community Technology Preview (CTP)

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    The June 2006 Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office "V3" is now available. The primary goal of this CTP is to showcases several new important investments in the area of Office programmability. New XML-based file formats...
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    Blog from OneNote 2007 and Word 2007

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    Wow, this is a great new feature. If you haven't heard about this yet check out the blog posts below. You can now blog directly from Word 2007 or OneNote 2007 (via Word). This is a great way to write your blog in a disconnected tool that has all the cool...
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    Did you Miss Mix06? You can still get the content

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    That's right, just because you couldn't attend Mix06 in person doesn't mean you can't get the session content and do the labs. Here's the links you need to know: Sessions here: http://sessions.mix06.com/ More here: http://blog.mix06.com/blog/archive...
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    Atlas Control Toolkit released

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    If you are building for the web and haven't heard of Atlas or even AJAX, then you need to read up my friend! Atlas is going to make your web UI cool again by making it even easier to develop pages that refresh regions instead of the entire page, and take...
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    Debugging Series: Part 1 - The Beginning

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    A few weeks back I solicited ideas for posts and the overwhelming favorite was a series of posts on debugging. While trying to work out some sort of logical way to do this I decided the best way was to start at the beginning and work my way into the deeper...
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    Easier .NET Production Debugging

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    I've spent the last 7 years of my life living inside the Microsoft debuggers, and I can tell you that there is a long learning curve for someone to learn how to use these tools. I was recently turned on to a really cool "power toy" that our Developer...
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    Expression Interactive Designer Rock!

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    Wow, I love these new tools. I installed the Feb CTP of WinFX and the March CTP of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression INteractive Designer on my Toshiba M200 TabletPC. Once installed I did the tutorials and man was I impressed. With just one line...
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    MSDN Events in the Midwest [April-June]

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    If you're developing ASP .NET 2.0 applications in Visual Studio .NET 2005 you should check out the upcoming events in the Midwest between April and June. Session 1: Make it Personal – Creating Customizable User Interfaces with Web Parts and ASP.NET...
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    More cool Contests, this time it's Atlas' turn

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    Are you a web developer? Do you hate those anoying complete page refreshes? Are you wondering what all this hype is around AJAX? Have you heard of Atlas? Well, now's your chance to get on the AJAX/Atlas bandwagon and win yourself some cool prizes,...
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    More cool Contests, this time it's Atlas' turn

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    Are you a web developer? Do you hate those anoying complete page refreshes? Are you wondering what all this hype is around AJAX? Have you heard of Atlas? Well, now's your chance to get on the AJAX/Atlas bandwagon and win yourself some cool prizes,...
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    Get the IE 7 Beta 2 Preview

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    As part of the MIX06 event, see info in my other posts, we have posted a refreshed version of the IE7 Beta 2 Preview. You can download this at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx .
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    It's simple, Write some code and win some money!

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    Made in Express Contest Do you like to use technology to have fun? Do you like to build cool and useful projects? Well then we have a contest that should be perfect for you! It begins with contestants submitting their cool ideas for projects built...
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    Meet my team

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    It occurred to me as I was reading some of my teammates blogs that I hadn't blogged in a while. It also occurred to me that those who read my blog may also find my teammates blogs interesting and full of info that I may not have posted about. So, here...
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