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    Japanese version of January 2007 issue now online

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    You asked for it; you got it! The January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online in Japanese (that's in addition to the other 10 languages currently available). -Stephen
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    Vista and Office: View Data Your Way With Our Managed Preview Handler Framework

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    The new Windows Vista preview pane lets you preview files right within the shell, and Outlook 2007 gives you the same preview capability for email attachments. Pretty cool stuff. But what's cooler is that this mechanism is extensible. Not only can you...
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    Inside Diagnostic Tools for .NET

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    In his December 2006 MSDN Magazine article, Jonathan Keljo from the CLR team at Microsoft takes a high-level look at the types of tools that can be written using the CLR Profiling API. It's a great overview: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06...
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    Build Custom Activities To Extend The Reach Of Your Workflows

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    Windows Workflow Foundation is a very cool and useful addition to the .NET Framework. Interested in learning more about writing custom activities for WF? Check out Matt Milner's article in the December 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine . Note, too, that as...
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    Running ASMX Web Services on STA Threads

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    ASMX Web services in ASP.NET run on MTA threads from the thread pool. That's great, unless your Web services are using STA COM components and you're running into performance issues resulting from all of your Web service calls queuing waiting for the STA...
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    Legal Doesn't Think The Way You Do

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    Don McGowan is a lawyer at Microsoft in the entertanment division. In a Channel 9 intervew from several months ago, he provides a fascinating look into the world of law in the software industry. Howevever, Don also penned a really interesting column for...
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    No More Hangs: Advanced Techniques To Avoid And Detect Deadlocks In .NET Apps

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    Joe Duffy, the PM on the CLR team responsible for all things threading and concurrency related, put up a terrific blog post yesterday on concurrency and its impact on reusable libraries . Joe has written for MSDN Magazine several times, and in his blog...
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    Base Class Library Performance Tips and Tricks

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    The Common Language Runtime team at Microsoft is full of very smart people. We are lucky enough in MSDN Magazine to have them writing an in-depth column every month to provide insights into the core of managed code, to share best practices, to explain...
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    Let The CLR Find Bugs For You With Managed Debugging Assistants

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    Thottam Sriram , a PM on the CLR team at Microsoft, wrote a blog post a couple of weeks back about Managed Debugging Assistants (MDA). MDAs are asserts (probes) in the CLR and in the base class libraries (BCL) that can be turned on or off; when enabled...
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    Volatile Resource Managers in .NET Bring Transactions to the Common Type

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    Wouldn't it be cool if you could use transactions to roll back changes you've made to standard data structures like lists and arrays? You can! In the December 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine , Juval Lowy has a terrific article on implementing volatile resource...
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    Software Testing Paradoxes

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    Sometimes we all need a break from hardcore development articles. In his December 2005 Test Run column in MSDN Magazine , James McCaffrey provides just that. In the first part of this column, I explain Simpson's Paradox. This is the situation when...
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    Understand the Impact of Low-Lock Techniques in Multithreaded Apps

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    In the October 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine , Vance Morrison (now the performance architect on the CLR team) wrote an Editor's Choice worthy article, Memory Models : Understand the Impact of Low-Lock Techniques in Multithreaded Apps . In his own words...
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    Are you at DevConnections? We are!

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    Are you at DevConnections in Las Vegas this week? We are. MSDN Magazine editors Joshua Trupin and Stephen Toub are at the conference this week, so if you see them, say hi (they promise not to bite). Josh is giving a talk on writing for technical publications...
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    What You Need To Know About Using Office As A Development Platform

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    The Microsoft Office 2007 system RTM 'd yesterday! Very exciting for end users and developers alike. To go along with that release, check out Andrew Whitechapel and John Peltonen's article in the August 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine , Business Apps: What...
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    Harness The Power Of P2P Communication In Windows Vista And WCF

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    For those of you who haven't heard, Windows Vista released to manufacturing (RTM'd) last week! And just prior to Vista, the .NET Framework 3.0 also RTM'd. We've been covering Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 development in MSDN Magazine for a while...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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