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    Extracting images from .docx files

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    I mentioned previously how we frequently need to extract images from articles submitted to MSDN Magazine as .docx files. Doing this manually is very straightforward: change the file's .docx extension to .zip, open the compressed folder in Windows Explorer...
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    An Issue in Review

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    I often receive questions, especially from new authors to the magazine, about what it takes to put out an issue of the magazine, what our schedule is behind the scenes, and so forth. We spend a lot of time working to make MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine...
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    Editor's Note, June 2007: Visual Studio at 10

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    For those of you old enough to remember, Visual Studio was introduced a decade ago. The June ednote looks back at those wild days of 1997, and then doubles back around to 2007. Comments welcome! - J.T. 1997 was a happenin’ year. The first Web...
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    June 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The June 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/06 . This is an awesome issue with a bunch of great articles, including ones on C# 3.0 , VB 9 , C++ in Orcas , VSTO , Silverlight , concurrency...
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    An Inside Look at Magazine Printing

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    Ever wonder what it takes to print the magazines you read every day? Valerie Myers, the art and production director for MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine , recently visited our printer in Wisconsin and wrote a cool blog post detailing the experience...
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    More preview handlers

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    Martijn Hoogendoorn, a development consultant with Microsoft in the Netherlands, wrote to me this morning to let me know that he's just created a new preview handler based on the code and article we published in the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    MIX Day 1

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    I won $50 tonight after an hour and a half at the blackjack table! I was really impressed with my sessions today. The highlights for me were the demos in Visual Studio Orcas ( Beta 1 is now available for download). There are some amazing features in...
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    MIX Day 0.5

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    Hi, this is Mike Richter, website manager and developer for MSDN Magazine . I knew right away that MIX was going to be amazing when I got stuck behind Flavor Flav while trying to get off the plane in the Las Vegas airport. Having never been to Vegas...
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    Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1

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    By now you've probably heard the news that Microsoft has released Beta 1 of the next version of Visual Studio, code name "Orcas". We'll be providing detailed information on what's new and important for you to know about in Orcas in upcoming issues of...
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    Code & Seek

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    For the July 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine , Sergey Mishkovskiy wrote a cool article on integrating Windows Desktop Search into Visual Studio through a custom add-in. However, it was based on WDS 2.x, and since then Microsoft has released WDS 3.x (what...
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    May 2007 Ednote: DST

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    Starting with the May 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , I decided to try something new - the interactive editor's note. This month, the ednote discusses Daylight Savings Time and whether it ended up having any major Y2K-like effects on developers. Did you...
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    May 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The May 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/05 . This issue has a slew of great articles, including ones on JavaScript , XNA , WPF , JLCA , BizTalk , Groove , concurrency , SharePoint , ASP...
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    Printing error in the May 2007 issue

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    In the May 2007 issue, sections of the CLR Inside Out column were inadvertently missing due to a printing error (the last page of the column was printed twice, replacing one of the pages in the middle of the column). As a service to our readers, we are...
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    Want my job?

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    I have an awesome and fairly unique job at Microsoft. I get to decide what content ends up in the pages of MSDN Magazine. I get to ship a best-in-its-class product, and I get to do it every month. I get to write in-depth technical articles and code samples...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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