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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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    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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    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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    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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    Striving for perfection

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    I think that one of the beauties of striving for perfection is that, in doing so, you implicitly admit that you're imperfect. While those of us at MSDN Magazine certainly work very hard to make the magazine and the content we provide in it as accurate...
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    Code Exploration Feature

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    We've heard a lot of feedback that code samples are one of the most important things we can provide on the MSDN Magazine Web site. Ask and we shall provide! Our new code exploration feature just went live. Where previously you were only able to download...
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    Using Concurrency for Scalability

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    There's been a lot of buzz lately about concurrency . The reason for this is due mostly to major hardware vendors' plans to add more processor cores to both client and server machines, and also to the relatively unprepared state of today's software for...
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    Write to MSDN Magazine! But include a subject line.

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    MSDN Magazine welcomes your email, either to our editorial staff or to one of our many fine columnists. However, there is one thing you should be aware of. Due to the popularity of our site within the community of spambots, we receive well over 1000 spams...
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    March 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The March 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. It contains a plethora of great resources, including articles on IIS7 , certificates , WPF , WiX , profile providers , System.AddIns , streams , validation HTTP modules , scaling ASP.NET...
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    Self help

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    At MSDN Magazine , one of our primary goals is to ensure that we're delivering content that makes our customers and readers more successful. It's an added bonus when that content makes us more successful! We're working on a new feature for the Web site...
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    More preview handlers

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    Since we published our article on writing managed preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 , we've heard of more and more folks writing and releasing their own custom handlers based on the framework provided. Tatham Oddie has developed handlers...
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    New topics pages!

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    Since MSDN Magazine had its first issue in March 2000 (prior to then it was MSJ and MIND), we've published over 1400 articles! That's quite a library of in-depth technical material. Unfortunately, browsing 1400+ articles can be a challenge. To make it...
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    Linking to magazine content

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    Want to take MSDN Magazine articles from our Web site with you on the go? Want to email articles to friends, digg articles, or add article links to your Live Spaces blog? When you're reading an article on the site, look in the upper right corner of the...
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    Turning Off ClearType Font Smoothing

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    As a follow-up to Amy’s post on font smoothing , here’s a quick explanation of how you can turn off ClearType font smoothing before taking a screen capture in Windows Vista. Note that this really only applies to screens that will be used for print publication...
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    It's an honor just to be nominated...

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    Of course, it's an even greater honor to win. ;) MSDN Magazine has been honored with three awards from the Society of Technical Communication . We were recognized with a best of show/distinguished award in the reference material category for the MSDN...
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    Have the Last Word

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    Some people like to flip to the last page of their magazines first. The New Yorker has those cool cartoon contests on the back page; MSDN Magazine has { End Bracket } . It’s the perfect spot for short, one-page articles that focus on a very specific developer...
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    Sorting through the site

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    The MSDN Magazine Web site is one of my favorite places on the web. That’s because I like to sort and resort. It’s like an obsession. And one really good way for me to get my fix is to click over to the magazine search page, http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    Font Smoothing

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    So, you’ve finished your article for MSDN Magazine , complete with extra code samples and screenshots that you painstakingly copied into a separate folder as we asked (thank you!). You are feeling pretty proud of yourself for a thorough job well done...
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    Behind the Page

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    I’m the last person you’d expect to be writing a blog entry for MSDN Magazine . I can’t write code, and when I experience computer “issues” I get easily frustrated, and the root cause is usually an unplugged cable. So why the heck are you still reading...
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    The MSDN Magazine programming haiku challenge!

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    It's a gray, rainy day here on the East Coast, and developmental editor Nancy Michell suggested some programming poetry to liven things up. The rules are simple: just reply to this with your best 5-7-5 programming haiku. We'll even give you two to...
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    Download the Managed SideShow APIs

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    In the January 2007 issue, Jeffrey Richter discussed implementing gadgets for SideShow devices in managed code . His sample relies on the Windows SideShow .NET Framework Components, which have just been released in beta. Download them today. -Stephen
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    MSDN Magazine podcasts

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    Sure you've read MSDN Magazine every month since the beginning of time. But did you know that you can now listen to the magazine as well? Each month, we talk to some of your favorite authors for the MSDN Magazine podcast . We've spoken with Dino Esposito...
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    Writing add-ins for managed apps

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    The CLR team is introducing a cool new framework in Orcas that makes it easier than ever before for managed applications to host add-ins. In the February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jack Gudenkauf and Jesse Kaplan from the CLR team provide a great introduction...
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    Great screencast on writing preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007

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    Daniel Moth has created a really cool screencast using our article from the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine on writing preview handlers for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 . It's worth the watch to see how easy it is to create these things; check it...
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    February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The February 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! Due to the recent holidays, the English version and approximately half of the translations are currently available; the other half should be available online next week. -Stephen
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