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    Office Space: Event handling in SharePoint 2007

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    The ability to handle server-side events is a key element of building custom business solutions based on SharePoint sites. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 both employ the new event-handling infrastructure...
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    Foundations: Templates for Uncommon Controls

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    For programmers who enjoy turning common controls into uncommon visual objects, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) offers an exciting feature known as the template. By creating a new template—most often in XAML without a lick of code—you can completely...
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    Authenticate Users Across Organizations Using ADFS

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    Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) was introduced in Windows Server 2003 for organizations that need to participate in standards-based identity federation. With ADFS, you can more easily validate identity data from other organizations, leading...
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    Cutting Edge: More Controls with AJAX Extenders

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    Last month, Dino Esposito discussed how ASP.NET input controls such as textboxes and buttons could be enhanced by using AJAX control extenders via the .NET Framework 3.5 and the newest version of ASP.NET. In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino...
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    Launch 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The Launch 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/08/LA/ . As you can probably guess from the name, this issue highlights the launch of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. In our lead...
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    WinUnit Simplifies Unit Testing for Native C++ Applications

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    Have you been frustrated by so-called "engineering experts" who extol the virtues of unit testing, yet can offer little more than hand waving when asked for tool recommendations for native code? In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Maria Blees introduces...
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    March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. In the March issue, we delve into some under-the-hood development topics that maybe aren't as flashy to your end users, but are likely to help you write faster, more dependable apps that your...
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    Wicked Code: Silverlight Page Turning Made Simple

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    In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeff Prosise demonstrates a general-purpose page-turning framework for Silverlight that makes it incredibly simple to incorporate page turns into your applications with just a few lines of JavaScript. Be sure to...
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    Data-Centric Web Applications With Silverlight 2

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    Silverlight contains many of the tools you need in order to consume data and support Web services and XML. But to enable full data connectivity, you must map your data operations to Web service methods. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Shawn...
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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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    Integrate Windows Live and SharePoint search into your site

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    With so many search providers to choose from, it's important that your site uses an abstracted implementation that doesn't rely on specifics of the underlying search engine. That way, you can decide later whether you'll use Live Search or SharePoint or...
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    ScriptManager and ASP.NET AJAX

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    ScriptManager is a server-side control that sits on your Web Form and enables the core of ASP.NET AJAX . In the September issue of MSDN Magazine, Ben Rush explains how the ScriptManager control represents a central component of ASP.NET AJAX, and shows...
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    Running Queries On Multi-Core Processors With PLINQ

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    Multi-core processors are here. Responding to the increased availability of multi-processor platforms, Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ) is a query execution engine that accepts any LINQ-to-Objects or LINQ-to-XML query and automatically utilizes...
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    Data Points: Common Table Expressions

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    Common Table Expressions (CTEs) can help improve the readability (and thus the maintainability) of SQL statements without compromising performance. They also make writing recursive code in T-SQL significantly easier than it was in previous versions of...
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    Improve Scalability With New Thread Pool APIs

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    Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows Server 2008 include a new thread pool API that should make it much easier for developers to employ the thread pool effectively. In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Robert Saccone shows you how the new thread pool...
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    Data Points: Data Binding in WPF

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    Did you know that Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides powerful data-binding capabilities? With WPF, you can perform data manipulation using Microsoft® .NET Framework code, XAML, or a combination. You can bind to controls, public...
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    MOSS 2007 workflow development training

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is an industry leading platform for collaboration, but it's also a powerful application platform for .NET developers. One of the new features of MOSS 2007 is the ability to include custom forms in workflows...
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    CLR Inside Out: Managing .NET object lifetime

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    Although the .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, it is important to use resources carefully and consider whether you need to proactively manage the lifetime of any objects created by your code. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    .NET Matters: Debugging finalizers

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    I have a bunch of custom types that, for one reason or another, need to implement IDisposable. I want to make sure that the other developers on my team using this class always dispose of my types correctly. What can I do to warn one of my teammates if...
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    Test Run Q&A: Test automation

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    This post represents the beginning of a little experiment: we're going to post questions directed to our column authors via the column e-mail aliases, and let you take part in the conversation. Our authors will answer as they are available, and we encourage...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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