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    [UK] MSDN Roadshow Dates Announced

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    Get them while they're hot . Well, pencil them in your diary at least. Registration is not open yet but the following dates and locations are confirmed: Birmingham Nottingham - 21 February Glasgow - 5 March Harrogate - 13 March London - 21 March Reading...
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    MOSS 2007 - KPI webpart outside of a dashboard?

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    Some also asked me at last night's event whether it was possible to host the KPI webpart on pages other than dashboards. While I was prerry confident this could be done, I promised to check in the break and promptly forgot. Apologies for that! I tested...
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    SharePoint 2007 Licensing

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    Many thanks to all those who made the trip out to the Microsoft Campus in Reading last night to attend the Office Server Developer Features session. Our new laptops seemed to do the trick and the VPCs flew along (at the same session we delivered at the...
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    Mine's white, no sugar

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    This is the sort of web app I wish I'd had the inspiration to create. While it doesn't really work around our office (tea runs are not part of the culture and many of us work from home much of the time - as I am now - so while I'd like someone else to...
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    [Sample Code] TravelNews now available for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta 2

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    Last night I blogged about my TravelNews demo site and I've already had requests for a version that works with the latest ASP.NET AJAX bits. So here you go . That download link now gives you the option of downloading the Atlas July CTP version or the...
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    [Sample Code] My TravelNews Mashup Site

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    I get so many requests for this code after I've done an ASP.NET AJAX session that I decided I had to find some way to host sample code (rather than set up a separate file transfer for each individual request which was getting a bit painful). So with a...
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    TechEd Developers - Almost like being there. *Almost*

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    My colleague Paul Foster recently took on a new role as an "Enthusiast Evangelist". Now TBH (don't tell Paul) I don't really know what an enthusiast evangelist is or does. But to be fair, that's probably a true reflection of my perspective on many of...
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    Office RTM, .NET Fx 3.0 RTM. What next? (Vista I guess)

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    Yep, Office has released to manufacturing and .NET Fx 3.0 is available for download . These are both huge milestones for us and as soon as Vista RTMs, it's a triple whammy! Boy am I looking forward to the launch activities when we get to show off all...
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    Blink and you'll miss a release of ASP.NET AJAX

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    Yep, ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta 2 has now released. It's a tad embarrassing as I haven't yet moved to Beta 1 but in my defence I haven't been feeling very well. Hopefully, I'll have a Beta 2 experience later this week... Technorati tags: asp.net , ajax
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    ASP.NET AJAX Nuggets Now Live

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    I recorded a few introductory ASP.NET AJAX Nuggets a couple of weeks ago and I'm pleased to see they've now gone live. Of course it's just my luck that the ASP.NET AJAX Beta was announced the day after I recorded these nuggets so things have changed a...
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    Vista Shell Features that didn't make the cut

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    Here's a great post that I found via Daniel's blog about Vista shell features that didn't make the cut. As Daniel says, every post on Shell Blog looks interesting, but the features post is a gem. Technorati tags: vista , shell
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    My Nabaztag Suspicions Confirmed

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    Since my post of last night , I've stumbled across the " Nabaztag Cruise Control plugin ". From the site: "The rabbit will make a clarinet noise every time Cruise Control runs a build, and then speaks a line or two to let you know what has happened. The...
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    Nabaztag

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    Okay, I'm curious about this thing. Something about it makes me think it's a very clever device with lots of opportunties. On the other hand, the other side of my brain screams "gimmicky" and can't really see the point of it. I'm not the most creative...
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    Nurburgring Again

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    With reference to my trip to the Nurburgring back in June, and my comment about seeing a camper-van tackling the 'ring, Ryan sent me a video . Now I know it wasn't them I saw that day because it wasn't monsoon season when I was there. But it's entertaining...
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    Word 2007 Content Controls & Custom XML Parts

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    A while back I posted on a quick and dirty helper app I'd written to attach custom XML parts to a Word document and set up the bindings on the content contols in the doc. Well Matt from the Word team happened to read my post and sent me a mail about an...
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    Website Debugging in Visual Studio on Vista

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    I've seen this question asked a few times now (and of course I ran into the issue myself a while back). "I'm running Vista and using VS to debug a website I've built. The problem is, none of my breakpoints seem to get hit." Well you're running into some...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Beta Released

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    Today sees the release of the first ASP.NET AJAX beta after a series of ASP.NET Atlas CTP releases. This also means that ASP.NET AJAX has split into separate "core" and "additional" features for the 1.0 release. If you've been to any of my recent presentations...
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    What's new in MOSS 2007

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    The latest MSDN Flash Newsletter carries my (very potted) article on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 . I find it very tough to write something like that in so few words (we have a very strict word limit and a very strict editor ). Anyway, if you...
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    I have my own linkid on ms.com

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    Maybe I should just retire now? http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5598307 Maybe I should have been retired years ago? Last weekend I cut a hole in the gate in our garden so our cat could get in and out and then drove 75 miles round the M25 to look at sofas...
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    Atlas DragOverlayExtender Quirk

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    Well I suppose the title of this post should really read "ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions DragOverlayExtender Quirk" because, as you probably know, Scott Guthrie recently posted about the roadmap and name changes for Atlas . Anyway, to the point of the post...
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    Send Delay Outlook Rule - I Turnip Not! Turnip.

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    I used to kick myself after I hit "Send" in Outlook before attaching a document I'd intended to. Or after accidentally hitting CTRL-ENTER. Or when I decided that maybe I'd been a little less than diplomatic in my reply and wanted a chance to change it...
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    Another Live Writer Plug-In - Snipping Tool

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    Clearly inspired by my Code Formatting Plugin , Mike's gone off and written a snipping tool plugin which makes inserting screenshot snippets into your blog entry a doddle. In fact, Mike's gone a bit mad with it and his blog is now littered with the things...
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    Call for Speakers - DDD IV, Saturday 2nd December 2006

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    Microsoft Campus and DDD IV Yes, believe it or not it's almost upon us again. Developer Developer Developer IV (or just DDD IV for short) is set for Saturday 2nd December at the Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading and they're looking for speakers...
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    Loading Images in the Ribbon

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    Martin has a nice post over here about adding images to items in the Ribbon. We were chatting about it yesterday as we were both a bit stumped about how to use the "image" attribute. Eventually we figured it out and Martin's summarised the various mechanisms...
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    Office 2007 Beta 2 Tech Refresh and VSTO 2005 Second Edition Beta Available

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    Get them while they're hot. They're lovely. Only half a denar [caveat - not strictly true at current exchange rates]. Office 2007 Beta 2 Tech Refresh "Take a look at the updated user interface, improved ribbon design, and better accessibility support...
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