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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Foundations: Workflow Communications

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    Workflows are meant to coordinate systems and people, and that means communicating beyond the boundaries of the workflow instance itself. Communication is a key component of most workflows. In the September issue of MSDN Magazine, Matt Milner takes you...
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    November 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The November 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/11/default.aspx . November brings our 2007 Security Issue, featuring a range of security related topics from code review best practices to...
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    { yield return omission; } ??

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    And now that I've got your attention, I want to pick your brain about a couple things.  I'm in the process (hopefully close to the end of the process) of getting the 2008 column plan solidified for MSDN Magazine.  First, a little context. ...
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    Dev Tools for Your Toolbox

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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 October installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you a tool for accessing...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    brownfield development – other ideas?

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    If you haven’t been following it over the last couple of months, we’ve been running a series of articles about brownfield development – authored by James Kovacs , Kyle Baley , and Donald Belcham .  The big idea here is that rather than have yet another...
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    MSDN Magazine April Issue Preview

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    My nine-year-old daughter Maggie has a favorite joke. "April showers bring May flowers," she tells me. "Do you know what May flowers bring?" "Bees?" I answer. ("Bees" is my go to answer for any question that confuses...
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    Script Junkie: Fluid Grids for Flexible Web Sites

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    MSDN Magazine recently welcomed to its Web site the popular Script Junkie tutorial site , which offers useful tutorials for Web developers working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Veteran Script Junkie author Emily Lewis just published to the site her latest...
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    Context-Aware Dialogue with Kinect: Sit Down with Leland Holmquest

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    The April issue of MSDN Magazine includes an intriguing feature ( Context-Aware Dialogue with Kinect ) that explores the unique capabilities of the Kinect for Windows SDK . Leland Holmquest, now an Enterprise Strategy Consultant with Microsoft, created...
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    MSDN Magazine Web Site Gets a Makeover

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    No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. The MSDN Magazine Web site has gotten a makeover. One that we hope will do an even better job of serving our readers and making accessible the valuable how-to features and columns published in every issue of...
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    MSDN Magazine December Issue Preview

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    It's been four full days since Thanksgiving, and I'm still recovering from tryptophan poisoning. Fortunately, my drowsiness isn't holding things up at MSDN Magazine, where we soon expect to roll out the December issue. Leading things off in December is...
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    Check Out the May Issue of MSDN Magazine

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    Be sure to check out the May issue of MSDN Magazine, which spotlights some of the powerful new capabilities highlighted at the Microsoft Build Conference last month. Our lead feature , by Mark Michaelis, explores the new features and capabilities coming...
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    Calvin and Hobbes: Lessons from the Funny Pages

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    This month’s Editor’s Note ( Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Calvin and Hobbes ) highlights some useful lessons developers can take from Bill Watterson’s beloved comic strip about a six-year-old boy and his stuffed Tiger, Hobbes. For 10 years...
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    Third Tech Preview of IE9 available

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    The third technical preview of Internet Explorer 9 is available now. According to Neowin , the big news in this one is support for the HTML 5 video tag. For my money, this makes the preview a must-download for developers. I’m also interested in the speed...
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    ‘Contraction’ Resolution

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    I recently wrote a blog entry about the use of contractions in MSDN Magazine . First, I want to thank the many, many responders to that – I’m amazed, and quite happy, that so many of you took the time to tell me what you thought. I love how engaged you...
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    2010 Column Planning

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    It’s that time of year once again where I go through my column lineup to see how individual columns are performing and then use that data, along with various other inputs (like what topics I think are emerging and want to get ahead of, etc.) to determine...
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