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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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    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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    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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    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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    Windows SideShow devices

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    In the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeffrey Richter demonstrates how to write gadgets for Windows SideShow . Of course, SideShow gadgets are only useful if there are SideShow devices for them to run with... check out some of the cool new SideShow...
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    Magazines in seven languages

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    As some of you might know, two weeks ago MSDN Magazine put its November 2006 issue online, and did so in seven languages ( English , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Brazilian Portuguese , and Simplified Chinese ). The plan is to do the same for...
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    MSDN Magazine December 2006 now available online

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    The December 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online! Check it out. For mobility, long-time author Paul Yao dives into Windows Embedded CE 6.0 , and Rob Pierry is back showing you how to write apps for mobile devices to provide imaging functionality...
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    MSDN Magazine January 2007 now available online

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    The January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. This issue is chock full of great content, a large chunk of which focuses on developing for Windows Vista. Chris Corio starts off the feature well with an in-depth look an User Access Control...
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    Where there were 7, now there are 10

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    Starting with the November 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine , the magazine content went online simultaneously in 7 languages . This month, with the January 2007 issue, we put up 10 languages! So in addition to those we previously had ( English , Spanish ,...
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    An Issue in Review

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    I often receive questions, especially from new authors to the magazine, about what it takes to put out an issue of the magazine, what our schedule is behind the scenes, and so forth. We spend a lot of time working to make MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine...
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    Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1

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    By now you've probably heard the news that Microsoft has released Beta 1 of the next version of Visual Studio, code name "Orcas". We'll be providing detailed information on what's new and important for you to know about in Orcas in upcoming issues of...
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    May 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The May 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/05 . This issue has a slew of great articles, including ones on JavaScript , XNA , WPF , JLCA , BizTalk , Groove , concurrency , SharePoint , ASP...
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    Developing for Windows Vista

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    For those of you unable to make it to DevConnections in Florida this week, there is some terrific content being presented by some great speakers. Today was "Microsoft day" (meaning all of the sessions were presented by Microsoft employees), and this...
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    Long path support in .NET

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    The BCL team has been blogging recently about long file path support in the .NET Framework (or lack thereof). Their most recent post provides code samples for p/invoking to Win32's CreateFile, DeleteFile, FindFirstFile, and FindNextFile. If you're looking...
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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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    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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    Code Reviews Help Find and Fix Vulnerabilities in Your Apps

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    Small coding errors can result in critical vulnerabilities that can compromise the security of not just entire systems, but even entire companies. Security vulnerabilities are not typically caused by a single error, but rather by a sequence of errors...
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    Trustworthy Computing: Lessons learned so far

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    "Five years ago, Bill Gates issued a memo to all Microsoft employees explaining the importance of building more secure software. Since then, many people across Microsoft have worked to improve the security of their products. In doing so, we've learned...
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    Cutting Edge: Managing the User Experience in AJAX

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    In recent columns, Dino Esposito has been enthusiastic about how AJAX technologies help you build Web sites in which the old stop-and-go pattern is replaced by a more interactive structure. In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Dino reviews the problems...
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    Windows Mobile: Adjust ring volume according to the ambient noise level

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    Doesn't it always seem like, when you're having a quiet, relaxing moment, your mobile phone starts ringing at full volume? So much for mellowing out. Or you're in a crowded room and your phone rings too quietly to hear? That was your date calling? She...
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    Concurrent Affairs: Simplified asynchronous programming model (APM) with C#

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    Performing I/O-bound operations asynchronously is key to producing scalable and responsive applications, and the APM allows you to use a very small number of threads to execute a large amount of work without blocking any of the threads. In the November...
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    Bugslayer: Measuring the Impact of View State

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    The .NET Framework is often thought of as an environment where you don't have to think about memory, yet memory issues continue to plague managed applications. Why? In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, John Robbins presents a tool that lets you look...
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    Analyze Crashes to Find Security Vulnerabilities in Your Apps

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    How can you make sure a crash in your program is not exploitable? The short answer is simple: assume every crash is exploitable and just fix it! In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, Adel Abouchaev , Damien Hasse , Scott Lambert , and Greg Wroblewski...
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    .NET Matters: Deadlock monitor

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    A reader asks: I'm using locks in my application to synchronize work on a bunch of threads. Unfortunately, I'm doing something incorrectly and my threads seem to just stop sometimes. I think I'm running into deadlocks, but I'm not sure how to find them...
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