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    OPC: A New Standard for Packaging Your Data

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    The 2007 Microsoft Office System Open XML specification , recently approved by the ECMA International standards organization, includes a new file packaging technology. An underlying component of this standard is Open Packaging Conventions (OPC). OPC provides...
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    Flexible Content Display With WPF Flow Documents

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    Flow Documents and XML Paper Specification (XPS) Documents are related technologies in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), but while XPS is geared towards printing and page-oriented content, Flow Documents are aimed at screen reading and provide a...
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    Office Space: Solution Deployment with SharePoint 2007

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    In his May 2007 MSDN Magazine column, Ted Pattison explained how to create, test, and debug Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) components. Now, in the August 2007 issue. Ted takes a look at the deployment side . WSS 3.0 introduces a new deployment mechanism...
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    More LINQ coverage: a custom query provider

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    In the August installment of the Basic Instincts column in MSDN Magazine , Scott Wisniewski provides background on some of the key concepts that drove the design of the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features introduced in Visual Basic 9.0 . To provide...
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    DigiGirlz camp

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    This is a bit longer than your average blog post, so bear with me.... Last week, I participated in the Microsoft DigiGirlz technology camp at Stony Brook University. The event hosted over 120 teen girls from all over Long Island and NYC for three days...
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    A custom Windows Vista sidebar gadget

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    There are several different types of gadgets currently supported by Microsoft developer technologies. That might seem a little confusing, but we're here to help you figure them out. Sidebar gadgets are the ones that run on the Windows Vista desktop; you...
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    August 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The August 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/08 . As with last month, this is a great issue with a bunch of useful articles, including ones on gadgets , WPF , OPC , VBA and VSTO , Excel...
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    My Farewell

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    MSDN Magazine rocks! I truly believe it to be one of the best resources out there for developers working with Microsoft technologies, and I sincerely hope it will continue to be so for years to come. I have, however, decided to move on to other endeavors...
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    Write Code Once For Both Mobile And Desktop Apps

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    Up until a few weeks ago, I'd had the same mobile non-smartphone phone for over three years, never feeling the need to upgrade. It finally passed away, and I took the plunge into the world of Windows Mobile, getting a Dash which I'm now enjoying immensely...
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    Years of C++

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    Paul DiLascia is one of our most celebrated columnists in MSDN Magazine . After 165 columns for MSDN Magazine (including for its predecessor MSJ), Paul decided to hang up his pen in February (at least until we can convince him to come back), but he left...
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    LINQ in MSDN Magazine

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    LINQ is definitely one of the coolest features in Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. In our June 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , we ran a couple of feature articles introducing LINQ from the C# and the Visual Basic perspectives. If you're new...
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    Coding with Color

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    Historically, all of the code samples printed in MSDN Magazine and its predecessors have been monochromatic: black on green, black on white, black on grey, or something similar. Every year we reconsider this, tossing around the idea of printing all of...
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    Editor's Note, July 2007: What is Mobility?

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    In this month's ednote, we asked for you to let us know how you were using mobile computing. Well? Let's hear it! Don't be shy! What do you think of when you hear the word "mobility?" It differs by generation. One person might think of a motorized...
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    July 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The July 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/07 . As with last month, this is a great issue with a bunch of useful articles, including ones on power-awareness , sharing code , Transactional...
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    Today's talk on writing for MSDN Magazine

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    Thanks to everyone who came to my talk today on writing for MSDN Magazine. I hope you all enjoyed it and will consider submitting proposals in the near future. In the meantime, since my slides from today are almost identical to the slides Josh Hoffman...
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    Q&As from today's talk

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    Josh and I received some good questions today in our TechEd 2007 talk on writing for MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine . Here are the answers to a few of the questions that were asked. We'll post again with more questions (and answers) from the week...
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    Slides for TechEd 2007 Presentation

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    Josh and I just finished giving our first TechEd 2007 talk on writing for MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine . If you're interested in those slides, we're posting them as an attachment to this blog entry. Enjoy! -Stephen
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    TechEd 2007, Here We Come

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    Several members of the MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine staff will be at TechEd this week. If you'll be there, swing by the MSDN or MSDN Magazine booths to say hi. In addition, Josh Hoffman and I will be presenting several lunch sessions on writing...
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    Code Explorer enabled for 2003 code samples

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    I mentioned a few weeks ago that we enabled our " Code Explorer " feature on all of the code samples for articles in 2004 (several hundred code projects). Today, we enabled it on all of the code samples for articles in 2003 (plus several issues from the...
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    Does size matter?

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    An eternal question, and one as relevant to a magazine as to anything else. The processes behind MSDN Magazine are subject to many of the same constraints as are most other production products, including software products. This includes the classic...
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    June 2007 TechNet Magazine online with some great articles for developers

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    As I'm sure many of you are aware, our team at Microsoft puts out both MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine . Most of the time, there is a very clear line between what's covered in one magazine versus the other. However, with some topics, the line is blurred...
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    Extracting images from .doc files

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    I posted previously about needing the ability to extract images from articles submitted by our authors. I also posted about how to write tools to do this programmatically, from both Word .docx files and packaged files in general. However, due to the fact...
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    Checklist for article submissions

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    Over on the TechNet Magazine blog, Terry, one of our great developmental editors, has posted a short checklist you can follow before submitting articles to the magazine to help ensure a smooth process. Check it out at http://blogs.technet.com/tnmag/archive...
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    Code Explorer enabled for 2004 code samples

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    Several months ago, we launched the Code Explorer feature on the MSDN Magazine Web site, which allows you to browse our code samples online in addition to downloading them. When initially launched, we only enabled the feature on code from 2005 issues...
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    Extracting images using the .NET Packaging APIs

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    I posted yesterday about a simple tool you can write to extract images from .docx files . That code relies on the packaging format specific to Word documents, meaning that it expects certain files to be in the package and certain relationships to exist...
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