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November, 2008

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    Advanced Basics: The ObservableCollection Class

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    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) adds functionality to the Microsoft .NET Framework so that you actually can reliably keep bound controls synchronized with their data sources. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ken Getz demonstrates how...
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    Visual Studio Team System Process Templates

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    A team project is simply a bucket that stores and partitions all of the artifacts you track and use within a Team Foundation Server (TFS) project. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Brian A. Randell explains how you can use and customize the...
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    Meeting Richard Ward

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    Earlier this year MSDN Magazine embarked on a collaborative project with Behind the Code, an interview program airing on MSDN Channel 9. In this program, Robert Hess interviews prominent developers at Microsoft, and those developers also write a column...
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    Best Practices For Windows Workflow Foundation

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    Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) imposes some restrictions on the developer authoring programs that target it. But in return WF offers a powerful, flexible, and extensible set of runtime services such as support for long-running code. In the December...
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    Thread Management and other CLR TidBits

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    Every month, the CLR team gives us insight into the core of managed code, .NET programming best practices, technologies underlying the CLR and .NET Framework, and other tips and suggestions. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Erika Fuentes...
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    Browser Interoperability In Silverlight 2

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    Silverlight provides a browser interoperability layer that allows managed code to access the document object model (DOM) of the underlying page. At the same time, JavaScript code running in the page can access the XAML content of the plug-in and even...
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    Unit Testing For Workflows

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    Because Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is based on a runtime that manages the execution of workflows and activities, testing must, in almost all cases, involve the use of the runtime – and this can introduce some interesting challenges. In the November...
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    The Road To a New Web Site - Your Thoughts Please?

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    We're currently in the process of stepping back and taking a critical look at our Web site to see how you all are using it - and how we can redesign parts of it (big or small) to make that experience better.  We are continuously receiving your feedback...
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    Team System: Team Build 2008 Basics

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    Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Build (better known as Team Build) is a core feature of Team Foundation Server 2008. Microsoft designed Team Build to be an industrial-strength build automation tool. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Silverlight 2 Web Parts for SharePoint

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    Silverlight and SharePoint provide a simple, yet powerful, infrastructure for building intranet and extranet applications with sophisticated user interface designs and interactions. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs...
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    Security Briefs: Threat Models Improve Your Security Process

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    It’s helpful to think about secure design from a more holistic perspective by using threat models to drive your security engineering process. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Michael Howard proposes using the threat model to help drive other...
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    Faster Web Pages With Visual Round Trip Analyzer

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    So many factors can affect the performance of a Web page—the distance between server and client, the size of the elements on the page, how the browser loads these elements, available bandwidth. Finding those bottlenecks and identifying the culprits is...
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    Test Run: Group Determination in Software Testing

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    Choosing the best alternative is a common task in software development and testing. A group of beta users may need to choose the best user interface from a set of prototypes. Or imagine the members of an open source project voting for a policy. In the...
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    Data Points: Silverlight 2 and Web Services

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    Whether Web services are supplied by third parties or custom services hosted on the same server as your Silverlight app, Silverlight can request data, consume the data, and pass data back and forth between the client application and Web services. In the...
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    Windows File And Registry Permissions

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    The basic security mechanism of Windows involves having a trusted system component check permissions and rights (AccessCheck) before an operation is allowed to proceed. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John R. Michener explains how to set...
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