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    Going Places: Ink-Enabled Apps For Tablet PC

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    The process for ink capture and analysis on the Tablet PC is straightforward in managed code. To the uninitiated developer, however, creating unmanaged Tablet PC applications can be rather daunting. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Gus Class...
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    Parallel Programming with Visual Studio

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    Multicore systems are becoming increasingly prevalent, but the majority of software today will not automatically take advantage of this additional processing ability. And multithreaded programming, for anything but the most trivial of systems, is incredibly...
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    Design Considerations For Parallel Programming

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    Concurrent programming is notoriously difficult, even for experts. You have all of the correctness and security challenges of sequential programs plus all of the difficulties of parallelism and concurrent access to shared resources. In the October 2008...
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    Cutting Edge: Building A Secure AJAX Service Layer

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    A major advantage of AJAX and Silverlight applications is that they can transparently and continuously interact with a back-end service. The problem is that they run over HTTP, which wasn't designed with security in mind. In the September 2008 issue of...
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    CLR Inside Out: Unhandled Exception Processing In The CLR

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    Unhandled exception processing shouldn't be a mystery. It's actually quite useful since it gives a crashing application an opportunity to perform last-minute diagnostic logging about what went wrong. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Gaurav...
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    Data Points: Silverlight, WCF, and Services

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    Silverlight 2 data-binding features are simple to implement and let your apps communicate via WCF services with line-of-business applications, databases, and other services in your organization. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa...
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    Security Briefs: SDL Embraces The Web

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    The Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team recently released details of the SDL process at microsoft.com/sdl . What you won't find in the publicly available SDL documentation is guidance specific to securing Web applications or online services. In...
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    Routed Events and Commands In WPF

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    Routed events and routed commands form the basis for communication among the various parts of your user interface in Windows Presentation Foundation—whether individual controls on one big Window class or controls and their supporting code in separate...
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    Advanced Basics: More On The LINQ Enumerable Class

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    The System.Linq.Enumerable class plays an important role in every LINQ query you create, making it possible to use querying semantics with objects that wouldn't otherwise support querying methods. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ken Getz took...
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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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    Foundations: Dependency Properties And Notifications

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    How can objects establish boundaries and priorities? The WPF answer is a feature known as dependency properties, which provides a structured way for WPF classes to respond to changes that result from data bindings, styles, inheritance, and other sources...
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    Test Run: Configuration Testing With Virtual Server

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    Configuration testing simply means testing a software system on different combinations of hardware and software. The traditional way is to set up a lab with multiple physical machines running different combinations of operating systems and other software...
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    Building Composite Applications With WPF

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    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight provide developers with a simple, declarative means of quickly and easily delivering applications with rich user experiences. But as the number of moving parts increases, keeping the project under...
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    Data Hierarchies With SQL Server 2008

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    SQL Server 2008 supports a new data type, HierarchyID, that helps solve some of the problems in modeling and querying hier­archical information. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kent Tegels introduces you to the HierarchyID data type by...
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    Office Space: Custom Auditing In SharePoint

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    Many people using SharePoint technologies don't realize that there is auditing support built directly into the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 platform. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ted Pattison walks you through a SharePoint solution...
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    September 2008 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. Here's what's in the issue: Hierarchy ID: Model Your Data Hierarchies With SQL Server 2008 We explain how the new hierarchyID data type in SQL Server 2008 helps solve some of the problems...
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    Custom Controls for Silverlight 2

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    Silverlight 2 features a rich and robust control model that is the basis for the controls included in the platform and for third-party control packages. You can also use this control model to build controls of your own. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN...
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    Foundations: Workflow Tips

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    In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner covers several topics regarding development with Windows Workflow Foundation , some that are intended to address specific reader questions, such as how to safely share a persistence database across...
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    Basic Instincts: Increase LINQ Query Performance

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    LINQ is a powerful tool enabling quick filtering data based on a standard query language. It can tear through a structured set of data using a simple and straightforward syntax. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jared Parsons demonstrates a...
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    Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight

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    One of the very cool features of Silverlight that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves is the InkPresenter control, which enables Internet users to draw directly onto Silverlight applications from their browser. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Create Animations with XAML and Expression Blend

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    One of the neat things about XAML is that you can not only declare your objects using an XML syntax, but that you can define transformations to rotate, move, and skew your objects. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in an article adapted from...
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    Team System: Essential Power Tools

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    Microsoft has a long history of introducing new features to shipped products, often under the banner of Power Toys or Power Tools. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Brian Randell takes you on a tour of some useful tools for Visual Studio Team...
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    Patterns In Practice: Object Role Stereotypes

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    Designing software is often an exercise in managing complexity. You can take steps to limit the complexity of any given class by only assigning it a discrete set of responsibilities, applying a concept known as object role stereotypes. In the August 2008...
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    Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

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    When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue...
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    A BizTalk Server-based EDI Solution

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    Electronic Document Interchange (EDI) encompasses the largest share of real-world business-to-business commerce—nearly 90 percent of the current market—and is growing rapidly year over year. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Mark Beckner introduces...
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