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    February 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The January 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/08/02/ . The February issue explores the theme of "extensions" -- extending language support, extending tools, extending applications with new...
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    Managing Directory Security Principals in the .NET Framework 3.5

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    Directory services are an important though rarely mastered component of enterprise application development. There has always been some support for directories in the .NET Framework, but the .NET Framework 3.5 provides a new AccountManagement namespace...
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    Wicked Code: Drag and Drop with ASP.NET AJAX

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    Hidden away inside the PreviewDragDrop.js file supplied by the ASP.NET AJAX Futures Community Technology Preview (CTP) lies support for rich, browser-based drag-and-drop user interfaces. The model it uses is patterned after the old OLE drag-drop model...
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    Uncover Hidden SQL Server Data to Optimize Application Performance

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    Many application performance problems can be traced to poorly performing database queries; however, there are many ways you can improve database performance. SQL Server 2005 gathers a lot of information that you can use to identify the causes of such...
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    HTTP Programming with WCF and the .NET Framework 3.5

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    Combining Web-centric communication with SOAP and WS-* standards into one service stack and object model is one of the features that makes WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5 so compelling. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine , Justin Smith explains some...
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    Foundations: Templates for Uncommon Controls

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    For programmers who enjoy turning common controls into uncommon visual objects, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) offers an exciting feature known as the template. By creating a new template—most often in XAML without a lick of code—you can completely...
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    Cutting Edge: Customize Controls with AJAX Extenders

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    Input controls are essential in any application, but Web controls are often little more than wrappers around HTML <INPUT> tags. Clearly, better input controls are needed, especially for anyone who is writing ASP.NET AJAX applications. In the January...
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    Around the World with ASP.NET AJAX Applications

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    You probably want your web apps to be used anywhere in the world. ASP.NET AJAX applications include a significant amount of client-side code, but this is not covered by the standard ASP.NET localization model. Is there a better way to localize you ASP...
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    IIS 7.0 and the ASP.NET Integrated Pipeline

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    One of the coolest things about working at MSDN Magazine is the exposure I get to all the different technologies coming down the pipe from all over the company.  One of these that recently grabbed my attention was the set of enhancements that the...
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    January 2008 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The January 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/08/01/default.aspx . The January issue features a focus on Web-related development technologies. Mike Volodarsky starts us out with a look at the...
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    Authenticate Users Across Organizations Using ADFS

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    Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) was introduced in Windows Server 2003 for organizations that need to participate in standards-based identity federation. With ADFS, you can more easily validate identity data from other organizations, leading...
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    Windows With C++: Windows Template Library 8.0

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    The Visual C++ team developed the Active Template Library (ATL) to allow COM clients and servers to be easily created while producing the smallest and fastest code possible. Windows Template Library (WTL) extends ATL with a very rich set of class templates...
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    "CLR Inside Out" Needs Your Ideas

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    One of the benefits that we at MSDN Magazine are proud to be able to offer readers is access to many of the actual product groups at Microsoft.  For those of you who read the magazine, you know that we run a column called CLR Inside Out - the column...
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    Mainframe Interop With BizTalk Adapters and the .NET Framework

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    You might be surprised to know that COBOL is still a common language for business apps. According to a 2001 Gartner report on enterprise programming language adoption, more than 60 percent of the businesses surveyed still used COBOL. Almost every major...
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    Extending Windows PowerShell with Custom Cmdlets

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    You probably already know that Windows PowerShell is a powerful and flexible tool. You may not know, however, that you can easily extend Windows PowerShell by writing your own custom cmdlets. In the December issue of MSDN Magazine , Jim Truher shows you...
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    .NET Matters: IFileOperation in Windows Vista

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    Say you'd like to execute a bunch of file operations as a batch. You'd like some extra doo-dads like a standard Windows progress bar for the operation. What's the best way to approach this problem? In the December issue of MSDN Magazine , Stephen Toub...
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    Build Office-Based Solutions Using WPF, WCF, And LINQ

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    With Visual Studio 2008, you can build a solution that incorporates the native capabilities of an Office client application combined with the sophisticated UI capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation that's connected to remote data and services...
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    Create Dynamic Maps with Visual Basic 9.0 and WPF

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    The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) data-binding infrastructure is based around the concepts of dependency objects and dependency properties. A dependency object provides support for change notification and the ability to dynamically fetch and retrieve...
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    Netting C++: EEK!—Time to Design the Mouse

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    In a series of recent columns , Stanley B. Lippman has been working through the design of a software simulation of a mouse (EEK!) and its environment using the resources of the Microsoft .NET Framework and C++/CLI, the revised C++ language binding to...
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    Data Points: Data Binding in WPF

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    Did you know that Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides powerful data-binding capabilities? With WPF, you can perform data manipulation using Microsoft® .NET Framework code, XAML, or a combination. You can bind to controls, public...
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    CLR Inside Out: Writing Reliable .NET Code

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    What does it mean to be reliable? When you’re talking about software, it means more than being dependable and predictable. There are a number of key attributes that define reliability, including resilience and recoverability, all of which depend...
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    Toolbox November/December Update

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    Every month in MSDN Magazine , our Toolbox column , written by Scott Mitchell , highlights handy utilities that simplify development tasks and extend the reach of your applications. In the December installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you the .netLIVEHELP...
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    Test Run QA: Quick and Easy UI Test Automation Suites

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    Here's a question from a reader who's working with the code that James McCaffrey (also known as Dr. James McCaffrey in our article archives) provided in his article Build Quick and Easy UI Test Automation Suites with Visual Studio .NET from the January...
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    December 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The December 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/12/default.aspx . The December issue is something of a grab bag, with articles about Visual Basic and Office development, mainframe interop...
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    Office Space: Event handling in SharePoint 2007

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    The ability to handle server-side events is a key element of building custom business solutions based on SharePoint sites. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 both employ the new event-handling infrastructure...
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