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    MSDN Magazine September Issue Preview

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    The September issue of MSDN Magazine is on its way out as I write this and includes a trifecta of data-focused features, leading off with Jamie Laflen and Barclay Hill's dive into the SQL Server "Juneau" database project. The new release enables developers...
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    Stormy Weather

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    As most everyone knows, Hurricane Irene thundered up the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday and Sunday, wreaking havoc across some of the most densely-populated areas of the United States. Some of the worst damage from the storm actually struck closer to home...
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    5 Questions: Build a Ticketing System Using Exchange and Team Foundation Server

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    In the current (August 2011) issue of MSDN Magazine, Mohammad Jalloul wrote a feature titled " Build a Ticketing System Using Exchange and Team Foundation Server ," which looks at how Team Foundation Server and Exchange can be used together to bridge...
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    Sinofsky Launches Building Windows 8 Blog

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    Don't look now, but Microsoft is peeling back the layers on Windows 8. In June, developers got back-to-back demos and discussion of Windows 8 at the COMPUTEX partner conference in Tapei, Taiwan, and the All Things Digital event near Los Angeles. These...
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    Black Flies in the Code

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    I'm just returned from a week-long family trip to the coast of Maine, where we stayed in a seaside cottage near Boothbay Harbor. As with any vacation, a lot depends on the weather, and as it turned out we were pretty fortunate. We had just one rainy day...
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    BUILD Conference Sells Out

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    I'm registered to attend the highly-anticipated Microsoft BUILD conference, scheduled for September 13-16 in Anaheim, California. But I seem to be one of the lucky ones. According to the registration page , BUILD has already sold out. This, despite the...
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    The First Day of School

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    There's nothing like starting a new job. Like the first day at a new school, suddenly all the hard-won savvy and schoolyard instincts are up to question. You can't even find your locker, much less remember the combination on the lock. I feel a bit like...
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    Update to March MSDN Magazine Editor’s Note

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    My March Editor’s Note column contains a how-to if you want to ensure you don’t get your article into the magazine. As I was looking it over, I felt a clarification was in order. In it, I talk about the proper way to query us about your story idea. “Brevity...
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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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    Contraction: Distraction?

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    I was told by an author that using contractions (e.g. “we’ll” instead of “we will”, “you’re” instead of “you are”) in MSDN Magazine can cause confusion in readers for whom English is not their native tongue. I haven’t heard this as a general complaint...
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    Clarification to January Editor’s Note

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    Several readers have pointed out an inaccuracy in my January Editor’s Note column, and I thought it was worth mentioning here. They said, correctly, that Tim Berners-Lee did not invent the Internet, but rather, the World Wide Web. The Internet, of course...
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    Helpful Windows Phone 7 Tips

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    I recently got an email from Sean Iannuzzi, a veteran developer who’s now doing work on Windows Phone 7. He’s enjoying his experience, and passed along a few tips for writing Windows Phone software. I thought they were worth sharing. Here’s what Sean...
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    Windows Phone 7 Launches

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    It’s finally here. Windows Phone 7 was announced Monday, with a host of vendor partners ready to ship devices. I think what I like most about the phone is that it’s the complete opposite of a “me-too” device. Microsoft didn’t just copy what Apple or Google...
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    Windows Phone 7 Reaches Technical Preview Stage

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    Windows Phone 7 development continues at a fast pace. Last week saw the release of the Developer Tools beta , and yesterday came the announcement of the first technical preview . As Terry Myerson blogged, the technical preview means that Microsoft has...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta Released

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    Brandon Watson has announced the release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools beta . As Watson says, “It’s time to get serious about building the actual apps and games for Windows Phone 7 that consumers will be looking for starting this holiday season...
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    .NET: Fated to Succeed?

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    My colleague Mike Desmond, the inimitable editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine , has an interesting blog post up about the evolution of .NET , and how it wasn’t always such a slam-dunk to succeed. I’d encourage you to take a look and comment – what...
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    More Feedback on CompSci Education

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    I blogged yesterday about feedback related to my July Editor’s Note column. I said more was coming, and here it is. “Until the last 10 years, most colleges had no idea what they were doing when it came to educating those bound for computer job. ...
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    Reader Feedback: Is CompSci Education Failing?

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    My “Editor’s Note” column for MSDN July is getting strong reader feedback, and I wanted to share some of it with you. In general, the run of opinion is that U.S. colleges and universities aren’t getting the job done in terms of preparing the next generation...
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    What Were Your Worst Mobile Platform Development Mistakes?

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    Hi, I’m working on a story, and I’d like your help. It’s about the biggest mistakes made by developers who work on mobile platforms. The mistakes need to be specific to mobile platform development. What were your biggest screw-ups? What have you learned...
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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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    Reader feedback: Back to the future

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    A reader took issue to my latest Editor’s Note . That doesn’t bother me at all; I love a good give-and-take, and he has some good points to make: “I understand in your position you have to pitch so-called "innovative" technologies like Silverlight...
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    alt.msdn – What Media Says on MS Development

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    Edd Morgan shows IronRuby interaction with POCOs and considerations to make this implementation run “on Rails.” Richard Campbell tells what .NET 4.0 does better than its previous versions regarding performance, thread management, and security, Glenn Block...
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    msdn Flash Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 10

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    Model-View-Controller for the Masses Joe Stagner starts a new "ASP.NET MVC for the Rest of Us" video series with 3 videos showing how to write an MVC application. Enterprise Patterns with WCF RIA Services WCF RIA Services were introduced to...
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    alt.msdn - What Media Says on MS Development

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    Dojo father talks on how HTML 5 and JavaScript will take mobile web application development to the next level. Dino Esposito shows how ASP.NET made encoding HTML easier due to a new syntax and a new subsystem. Matthew Podwysocki delivers...
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    Full text indexing

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    Hi Gang, An interesting thread got going in my email the other day, and I thought it might be of help to some of you. It started as a query to “Working Programmer” author Ted Neward. A reader had a question related to his series of articles on MongoDB...
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