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March, 2007

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    Article pagination... good or bad?

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    For the MSDN Magazine Web site, one concept we frequently revisit when thinking about how to improve it is that of article pagination. Some of the articles in the magazine are relatively long, and on the Web site, each article shows up as an individual...
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    So You Want to Learn to Program

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    Maybe you’ve been dabbling in HTML and JavaScript and now you’re thinking about taking programming a bit more seriously. Or perhaps you have an idea for the next “killer” app—now you just need to learn how to create it. So you’ve been doing some research...
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    Long path support in .NET

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    The BCL team has been blogging recently about long file path support in the .NET Framework (or lack thereof). Their most recent post provides code samples for p/invoking to Win32's CreateFile, DeleteFile, FindFirstFile, and FindNextFile. If you're looking...
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    Getting Images Out

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    Our art & production team for MSDN Magazine has a request for authors that when submitting articles, images be sent along as a separate image files rather than being embedded in Word documents. Unfortunately, sometimes authors forget. Extracting images...
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    April 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The April 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/04/default.aspx . The issue has lots of great content, with articles on Windows CardSpace , the Desktop Windows Manager , XmlLite , ETW , Web...
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    TechEd 2007 Talks

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    Joshua Hoffman, my counterpart over at TechNet Magazine , posted today about some of our TechEd 2007 plans. He and I will be doing several lunchtime sessions on how to go about writing for and getting published in MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine ....
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    See you at DevConnections

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    Are you going to DevConnections this week in Orlando? If so, see you there. I'll be presenting several sessions on development topics related to Windows Vista. -Stephen
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    Article Proposals

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    Over on the TechNet Magazine blog , Josh wrote a good post about what we look for in proposals for articles for TechNet Magazine. Substitute "developer" for "IT" and "MSDN" for "TechNet", and you'll find a good guideline for what we look for in proposals...
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    Developing for Windows Vista

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    For those of you unable to make it to DevConnections in Florida this week, there is some terrific content being presented by some great speakers. Today was "Microsoft day" (meaning all of the sessions were presented by Microsoft employees), and this...
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    Day 3 at SD West: Web 2.0 Interface Design

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    I'm taking in a morning session, "Effective Web 2.0 Interface Design Patterns," being presented by James Hobart. It's an interesting demonstration of pitfalls of Ajax-based application design and how to avoid them. The most important part of any interface...
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    Day 2 at SD West: Why Software Sucks

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    I'm sitting in a half-day seminar being given by FotM (Friend of the Magazine), David Platt. The topic is "Programming the Composite UI Application Block." And herein lies a lesson for attending conferences. When you see the title of the seminar, it...
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    Day one at SD Expo

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    I am sitting in a session at SD West right now, as Juval Lowy discusses WCF for a full house. The first day of the conference consists largely of half-day sessions - the keynotes start tonight, and the exhibit hall opens tomorrow. Juval is one of our...
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    Geopegging in MSDN Magazine

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    In the April 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , I described a project I'm working on - it's a client that lets you geotag existing JPG files on your drives. You should check it out; it's pretty cool, and demonstrates a couple of concepts as well (reading from...
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    SD West: Afternoon and show floor

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    I spent the afternoon here at SD Expo going back and forth between sessions. I was stuck deciding between Christian Gross's "Ajax for Web Developers" session and Michele Bustamante's ".NET Technology Road Map: Grasp the Avalanche of Technologies Before...
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    Blogging from Santa Clara

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    Josh T here. I arrived late last night to SFO for the SD West conference. I'm on the advisory board, and thought I'd share some of the excitement with everyone for the next couple of days. I was on the flight with presenter Christian Gross, who had...
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