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November, 2004

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    What's your coding style?

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    Larry Osterman has a breadth and depth of knowledge about many things, specifically Microsoft and technology related as he has been working at Microsoft for 20 years now. He recently wrapped up his excerpts on coding style with a post about his own coding...
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    Where will technology take us next?

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    A very interesting and though provoking video can be found here ... I will leave rest up to you. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    It's been a slow few days...

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    Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days, but due to the holiday we actually were away from the computer for a bit. It good to take a break every once and a while, but now it's time working again. We are working on getting a really cool idea...
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    Skin Windows Media Player

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    Have you beaten Halo 2 yet? Continue the fun and download the Halo 2 Windows Media player skin . -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    I have a degree... now where's my job?

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    It appears to me that many students do not like to get involved with extracurricular activities unless a professor or another authoritative figure tells they they should. In this recent article from the ACM Tech News a college degree doesn't guarantee...
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    Getting down to the wire...

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    It has just been one of those days... I am very happy that we are on Thanksgiving break today, because I do not think I could have made it through one more day of classes. Yesterday was the first delivery day for a group project at school and of course...
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    Could you use a scholarship for college?

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    Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships to current undergraduate students: General Scholarship, Women's Scholarship, Underrepresented Minority Scholarship, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. Applications for the 2005-2006 academic...
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    What do you want for the holiday?

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    If you aren't sure yet or you need to buy a present for a geek and don't know where to start, check out the Microsoft Holiday Gift Guide Virtual Pressroom . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    What's coming next for the Tablet PC?

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    Bert Keely talks about the interaction between the Tablet PC and Smartphone in a great 5 minute video posted on Channel 9 . Where do you see Tablets and Smartphones going? --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    Bill gets spam too

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    Ian Ceicys , a Microsoft Student Ambassador, points to an article that says Bill Gates gets millions of spam emails a day. How much spam do you get? -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Where to work after college...

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    According to this article found on Microsoft PressPass it appears that U.S. undergraduate students would most like to work for Microsoft . Where do you want to work and if at Microsoft for which product team? --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    Are you ready to change the world?

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    The Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2005 has launched! The competition challenges undergraduate teams of four, with a faculty mentor, to design a computer-based system that solves a real-world problem. 30 teams will be selected to present in-person...
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    What kind of music do you listen to?

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    Personally when I am coding I like to stick to some form of instrumental music, more specifically techno or classical, this is becuase I don't have the words to distract my thoughts. While inbetween some coding this evening I saw a great post on Dan Fernadez...
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    Get the code - MSDN Academic Alliance school search

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    Not sure if your school or department has MSDN Academic Alliance yet? Search for it on the School Search page: http://www.msdnaa.net/search/schoolsearch.aspx ? Kevin (MSFT)
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    Read MSDN Magazine for free

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    You can subscribe to MSDN Magazine and get it delivered or you can read it online for free and save over $34! How many pizzas can you buy for that? There is also a cool article on how .NET and C# drove an entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge . -James (Cal...
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    Want to chat with the product teams?

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    Have ever wished that you could chat with a specific product team at Microsoft ? Stop wishing and start doing, check out the MSDN Online Chats . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    Keep in contact all the time

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    If you are stuck in a computer lab, but it does not have Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger what do you do? Since it is important to consult your friends while working you can use MSN Web Messenger . -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Smart Cards are Running .NET

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    Axalto just released a press release on a new commercial deployment of a Microsoft .NET-based Smart Card. According to Gates these ID passes have been commissioned for all Microsoft employees around the world, read more here … --Eric (Grand Valley State...
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    Would you like to win a portable music device?

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    From now until January 16, 2005, register for a chance to win a portable music device and 100 free song downloads from the music service of your choice. There's a winner every day, so enter now and revisit often (limit one entry per person per day). Also...
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    Do you understand Windows security?

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    Keith Brown of Pluralsight has written an excellent book on Windows security. If you are at all interested in security I would highly recommend taking a look at his book and/or blog. While this book titled, The .NET Developers Guide to Windows Security...
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    Want WebServices Without IIS?

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    In the December edition of MSDN magazine , Aaron Skonnard has a great article on using the new HttpListener class in next version of the framework. This is deffinetly a powerful object that takes advantage of the great architecture changes in IIS 6.0...
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    Save that Command Prompt

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    Do you like the Command Prompt? Don’t let that blinking cursor go to waste. Install the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 package which is the same compiler and linker that ship with Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional! With it you can compile apps using the Command...
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    Half off MCAD/MCSA exams for students

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    MCAD and MCSA exams for students only cost $60 (compared to $125 normally) when taken through one of the academic testing centers. You can find them thorugh our partners Prometric and VUE .
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    Calling All Java Developers!

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    World: Are you a student? Student: Yes. World: Do you know Java? Student: Must I really admit that? World: So we get the hint… If you know Java and would like to get into .NET , specifically C# , there is a great article on MSDN called, The C# Programming...
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    Blogging Code Snippets

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    Colin Coller has an excellent post about a tool that he wrote to copy code from Visual Studio .NET to the clipboard in HTML format so that it can easily be used in your blog. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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