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    KatrinaSafe - End Game

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    For those of you that have been following, we released a new version of KatrinaSafe on Friday. We accomplished quite a bit on the web site from an architectural perspective that involved a great deal of refactoring, but little new functionality. The Smart...
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    In Austin ... working on www.katrinasafe.com

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    Every once in a while, I'm reminded what a great company Microsoft is ... and what great people I work with. This is one of those times. I'm in Austin right now and we're going live with www.katrinasafe.com right now. This is a web site that will help...
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    ASP.NET 2.0's Best Kept Secret?

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    I don't know ... maybe it is. What am I talking about? The Health Monitoring features of ASP.NET 2.0. It's one of the new services APIs that have been added into the ASP.NET runtime -- like membership, profiles, roles, etc -- and it's just there waiting to be used and/or extended. ...
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    VS 2005 Beta 2 + SQL Server April CTP = .NET Goodness!

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    VS 2005 Beta 2 & SQL Server 2005 April CTP are now available. Read the entry for more details on installation!...
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    Very, very scary stuff ...

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    According to EWeek, spyware researchers at Sunbelt Software, makers of CounterSpy, have discovered an apperent identity theft ring that uses spyware to hijack confidential data from users. He [Subelt President Alex Eckelberry] said the log files included...
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    August Houston .NET User Group Meeting

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    HDNUG will be having their August meeting tomorrow, August 12, 2004, featuring Ken Cottrell, who will be speaking on service oriented architectures. This month's tip & trick will be done by HDNUG's brave leader, Ben Levy, who will discuss "Stupid...
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    Crypto Article: More Comments on Commants

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    First, just a brief intro on what I’m talking about. A few months ago (we finished it in July, actually, in a hotel in Atlanta while at Microsoft’s internal Global Briefing), Michael Stuart (local MCS consultant, developer extraordinaire and...
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    Compuware and Microsoft present: Find Security Vulnerabilities in Your Applications Before Hackers Do

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    How does a buffer overrun work? What can I do to protect myself from SQL Injection? How do hackers exploit vulnerabilities? Please join Microsoft and Compuware for a comprehensive look at the answers to these questions. We will provide guidance on...
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    KatrinaSafe at PDC BOF Session

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    If you are going to the PDC, there will be a Birds of a Feather session that will talk about how technology can be used to respond to a disaster like Katrina. It's called "Katrina Relief through technology" and will be on Monday, September 12 at 7:00...
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    Just a touch of Geek Humor

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    We've all seen weird and wacky method names. Heck, we've all written some weird method names. Brad Abrams blogs about a couple of oddly named methods, starting a chain of feedback with even funnier method names. It's worth a good laugh or two: http:/...
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    In the quest for more speed ...

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    Always, always there is the quest for more speed from my computer. I admit it ... I'm impatient and I like to have a fast computer. What geek doesn't? So ... with that in mind, I went down the path of my yearly system upgrade. It's not as radical as...
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    HDNUG XMas Party ... OOPS!!

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    My previous post referring to the HDNUG Christmas party incorrectly stated that it was December 19th. If you come on the 19th, you will be sorely disappointed. The correct date is December 16th . It should have read: Also, the HDNUG Christmas party will...
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    Materials from Baton Rouge Events

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    Well, finally got to do the events in Baton Rouge. After all the weather excitement recently, it was really good to get down there for these events. Momentum, as always did a great job hosting! By popular request, here's the materials from the event...
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    After Rita ... some thoughts

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    Well, Rita came through. For a time, it looked like it was going to hit home here in Houston. We were lucky and dodged the bullet. Folks in East Texas and Southwest Louisiana ... not so lucky. Yes, I evacuated. Didn't want to take any chances. However...
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    InstallFest Frequently Asked Questions

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    We heard a lot of questions over and over and over again at the Houston .NET User Group InstallFest. To try and save time, energy and my voice, I’m going to post some of the most common ones here, as well as links to more information. Can I install...
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    Definitive word on Remoting going forward ...

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    Remoting. With the rise of Indigo, there are a lot of questions about Remoting, it's long term applicability and future directions. We (as in Microsoft) have been perhaps a little too clear in saying that Remoting will be "depricated" with Indigo ......
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    Some people really need PowerPoint training ...

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    So ... I spent the better part of this evening working on 2 presentations that I am delivering for the first time next week. Of course, I usually try to find existing PPT decks and then customize them from there ... why reinvent the wheel, right? Usually...
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    ADNUG/CACTUSS Presentation - Feb 15

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    For their February meetings, the Austin .NET User Group and the Capital Area & Central Texas Users of SQL Server will have a joint meeting at the Microsoft Austin office. This joint meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 15 (CACTUSS' regular date)....
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    KatrinaSafe - We have our first matches!

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    It's an exciting time here right now. We just ran our preliminary matching code and found that we have 9 nearly perfect matches ... First Name, Last Name, and DOB. That's 9 folks found that were lost. I'm sorry ... but I'm about to cry here. This...
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    Austin Whidbey Express InstallFest

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    The Austin .NET User Group will be hosting a Whidbey InstallFest as a special event on Wednesday, August 18th at the Austin Microsoft Office (where ADNUG usually meets). We will be installing the Express versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005...
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    Cool Whidbey Demos

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    http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/clr/bcl/demos/demos.aspx The CLR team (or, more specifically, the BCL team) has a bunch of really cool demos that showcase new functionality in Whidbey’s Base Class Library. The obligatory “Hello World”...
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    HAL-PC C# SIG August Meeting and *VS.NET 2003 Raffle!*

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    I will be presenting an Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 at HAL-PC's C# SIG August meeting on August 11 at 7:00 PM. On threat of lynching, I will make sure that all demos are in C# and that there is no VB to be found anywhere in the building! :-) Where...
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    HDNUG Christmas Party ...

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    HDNUG is trying something a little different this year. Instead of having their regular monthly meeting in December, they will be having a Christmas party for HDNUG members. Also, the HDNUG Christmas party will be on December 16th rather than their usual...
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    Free Training Event in Austin!

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    Integrating Office Applications with Enterprise Systems All enterprises today have a common set of frequently used business entities. These could be customers or orders, parts or products, programs or events. Regardless of what it is, in the process of...
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    KatrinaSafe - Waiting on test ...

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    Another day here in Austin with a lot of progress on KatrinaSafe.com. Right now, I'm waiting on test to approve the next push of the Smart Client application. We've added the functionality to allow case workers to match evacuees with the inquiries .....
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