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    June is Web Services Webcast Month

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    We have some incredible webcasts to bring you during the month of June. Not only is there a great line-up of topics, there are also some incredible speakers that are presenting. Check out this list! You can find more information on this series on the...
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    Use DHTML To Create Your Own Sidebar Gadgets

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    Looks like all that time I spent in the late 1990’s writing JavaScript is going to pay off, after all. Not only do we have AJAX to thank for resurrecting our JavaScript skillz, but now the Windows Sidebar Gadget architecture uses DHTML as well. The...
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    My Disappointment with Bonds’ Feat

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    As a Georgia native (ok, born in Jersey, moved here at the age of 4… that should qualify as native) I am saddened at Barry Bonds’ feat of hitting 715 . It’s not the feat that I am disappointed with, really. I am disappointed that it’s Barry Bonds who...
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    C# Versus JavaScript Analogies

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    I was reading the comments on Nikhil’s blog post announcing Script# . Dimitre Glazkov says that JavaScript is like a Ferrari: C# is like a farm tractor: it's got bare metal plate for a seat, looks ugly, smells funny, but eventually gets the job done...
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    LoadFest Update

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    It's 3:45 and the Vista Beta 2 and Office 12 LoadFest is still going on. I started at 10:00 am, and just now finished the Office 12 install. We are pulling the bits down from a server, so a lot of the time is being spent while 20 people are trying to...
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    LoadFest!

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    Today at the Alpharetta office, some of our team is getting together for a Vista and Office 12 loadfest. There will be about 20 of us in a room watching geek movies and installing the latest bits. I installed Office 12 on Windows XP about a week ago...
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    Lots of Smart Client Information

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    I recently did a set of Smart Client presentations, and thought I would share out the resources to everyone.   Smart Clients   General Smart Client Resources   Official Windows Forms Community Site http://www.windowsforms.net/   Smart...
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    Time to Update That Old Machine With Some New Bits

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    Wow… lots of publicly available releases being announced. WinFX Beta 2 and Windows Vista Beta 2 Office 2007 June CTP of Visual Studio Tools for Office v3 While these are still beta bits, I am upgrading my day-to-day machine tomorrow with the...
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    The SharePoint Show

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    Gene Kraybill created SharePointShow.com, which sports an impressive collection of information on SharePoint V3 new features as well as a podcast. Here's hoping he gets around to show #4 and finds a stride to provide regular content as this could be a...
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    New WS-AtomicTransaction Configuration Tools

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    Andy Milligan posts on the new WS-AtomicTransaction configuration tools in WCF for the upcoming CTP.
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    Why PowerPoint 2007 Rocks

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    I blogged awhile back on how impressed I am with PowerPoint in Office 2007 . Since my first impression, it has only gotten better. I created a quick list of items: Team Foundation Server Work Item Tracking Reporting Collaboration...
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    Google Trends

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    While I am a search.msn.com loyalist (please, please implement searches over newsgroups!), I am secretly fascinated by some of the services published by Google. Yeah, some of the Google services are pretty much rip-offs of other services, but Google Trends...
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    There Needs to be More People Running Linux at TechEd

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    I am blog surfing for a couple minutes, starting from weblogs.asp.net and finding several TechEd posts from Israel. I stumbled across Oren Ellenbogen's blog on TechEd Day 2 , and saw a quote: Oh, one thing! Try to tell what OS this dude is running...
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    Atlanta Code Camp 2006 - What's New in ASMX 2.0 Resources

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    Thanks to everyone that attended yesterday's Atlanta Code Camp 2006 session on "What's New in ASMX 2.0". As promised, here are follow-up links to the topics that I presented on. ASMX Hello World as it REALLY ought to be Migrating ASMX to Indigo...
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    Blogging from Word 2007... Almost

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    Well, my blogging from Word 2007 didn't go exactly as I planned. But I just figured out why. The post is sitting in CommunityServer, and the radio buttons indicate the post should be visible on the aggregated site. If I go to my personal main feed...
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    Blogging from Word 2007

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    I installed Office 2007 Beta 2 today. I was reluctant to install previous versions of Office 2007 because this is my main productivity machine and I really don’t fancy going back to having two computers again. The first thing I made sure worked was...
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    Free MSAC Invitation - Registration is Filling Up Fast!

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    Whoa! A lot of folks took me up on the offer for the Microsoft Architect Connections invitation. With folks like Harry Pierson from Microsoft, David Sprott from CBDIForum, and Aaron Skonnard from Pluralsight speaking at a FREE CONFERENCE, it's no wonder...
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    Microsoft Architect Connections

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    Wanna hear some incredible presentations from folks like Harry Pierson from Microsoft, David Sprott from CBDIForum, and Aaron Skonnard from Pluralsight FOR FREE? Our group is hosting the Microsoft Architect Connections event June 5th - 7th in Los Angeles...
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    Psst... Microsoft Gives Away Free Stuff.. Don't Tell Anybody

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    I have noticed more than a few opportunities for folks to receive free stuff lately. I thought I would post out a couple opportunities: Taking an MCP exam and want a discount? Going to buy a Visual Studio 2005 with MSDN Professional subscription...
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    Find the Cheapest Gas Around Your Zip Code

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    I had no idea this existed. MSN Autos can find the cheapest gas around your area, overlaying the gas station location onto a MapPoint map. Sweet.
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