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    String Concatenation vs. StringBuilder.Append

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    I had a question the other day in an interview about the performance of StringBuilder and while I had run performance tests with StringBuilder in the past I had never really looked under the covers to determine why StringBuilder was or wasn't faster then...
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    Project Hoshimi - Imagine Cup Visual Gaming

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    http://www.project-hoshimi.com/ We've probably mentioned this one before, but please check this out, it's just that good. The Visual Gaming Invitational in Imagine Cup 2005 is one of the best ways I've seen to put your code skills to play. Great 3D gaming...
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    Download the Imagine Cup Software Design sample OneNote spec now!

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    For the first round of the US Software Design Invitational you will need to submit your application specification in Microsoft(r) OneNote 2003 format. To help you get started, you can download a sample application specification . Don't have OneNote yet...
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    Imagine Cup Registration is LIVE!

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    Imagine Cup 2005 registration just went live! Check here for all the details you need on the nine different competitions you can enter: algorithm, business plan, rendering, short film, visual gaming, office design, IT, web development , and the granddaddy...
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    2005-2006 Microsoft Student Ambassadors for the US of A!

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    We're announcing the first group of Microsoft Student Ambassadors for US universities next school year. A full list is below - each individual who was nominated will get an email directly by the end of today with more details. For those not selected...
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    FREE 15 part C# webcast series

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    Dr. Joe Hummel talks about modern Windows development in Visual Studio .NET using C# in a series of webcasts . Dr. Hummel is a professor of Computer Science at Lake Forest College. This 15-part series covers a wide-range of topics, including object-oriented...
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    Want to become a Microsoft Student Ambassador?

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    The Microsoft Student Ambassador program is an excellent program that provides students excited about technology ( Microsoft , .NET , C# , VB.NET , Apple , Linux , FreeBSD , Java , PHP , etc...) a way to interact with Microsoft . The Student Ambassador...
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    The Interview

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    I have finally gotten around to writing about my interview experience. I ended up interviewing with the Visual C# and WebDev team. The experience was great and I have written more about it here , here and here . --Eric (Grand Valley State Univesity)
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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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    Are you on the naughty or nice list?

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    There is more than one way to get on Santa's nice list as this FoxTrot comic illustrates. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Senior VP at the Intern Party?

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    Steven Sinofsky , a senior vice president at Microsoft in the Office group, has a blog . In his latest entry he talks about a party the Office group throws for their summer interns. I think it is interesting that Microsoft VPs believe that interns are...
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    Bill Gates and the Windows Embedded Student Challenge

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    Justin Creasy is blogging about the Microsoft Windows Embedded Student Challenge ( WESC 2005 ) event going on this week-end in Redmond. In this installment he talks about Bill Gates visiting the teams who have come from all over the world. Justin was...
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    More Imagine Cup - who's competing?

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    When the competition rounds heat up we'll use this space to do running commentaries and leader boards. But until then, here's an interesting look at where students are coming from to register for the competitions. Special note to Cal and Cal Poly Pomona...
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    INETA Newsletter

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    If you're a student, I highly recommend finding out about the local .NET user group near your school or hometown. Chances are they are a member of INETA , which is a fantastic group of volunteers from around the world dedicated to helping .NET user...
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    MSR Faculty Fellowship Awards

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    Kevin Schofield posts about Microsoft Research's New Faculty Fellowships Awards . About the program: "...the MSR fellowship award is meant to identify five of the most promising junior faculty working in computer science, andgive them some "breathing...
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    .NET BattleBot is TechEd Keynote guest of honor

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    This is fairly cool - the first Battlebot based on .NET was a guest of honor at TechEd 2005.
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    Imagine Cup US SDI winners up on Tablet PC Dev Center

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    Team ECESIS from Virginia Commonwealth, who won the US Software Design Invitational in Imagine Cup, are highlighted up on the MSDN Tablet PC Developer Center! They are also starting up a blog about their experiences on the run up to Japan. They...
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    More Interview Questions

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    After looking at some of the other bloggers that had linked to my interview posts I ran across a great post filled with lots of great .NET Interview Questions . I have gone through various other technical interviews lately not including the Microsoft...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2005 Finalists Announced

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    Just got this from Ivan Joseph, who leads this very cool effort: The 2005 finalists have been announced for the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE ! The top 30 teams from all over the world will be in Redmond June 17-18th, 2005 to compete for...
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    Heard at theSpoke

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    Dave is taking a new job working for the Xbox division. He's started to blog about what that work is all about. It looks like he's in for some fun time and will have a lot of interesting things to talk about in the coming weeks and months. If you are...
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    Win a trip to the PDC

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    Channel 9 is running a contest with a free trip to PDC05. Details here . Winners will come from bloggers and from people who enter their Shareware Coding Contest . - Alfred Thompson
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    Florida presentation on SPOT, by faculty and students

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    Just saw this from Shervin's blog - Florida .NET user group is hosting some faculty and students from DeVry University at their June 14th meeting in Miramar, to talk about SPOT: MS SPOT Watch Technology by Ed Hill (DeVry University Faculty...
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    Update on 2005-2006 Student Ambassador announcement

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    I know, we're running a day behind our goal of annoucning these on June 7. But we're almost there - we will post the first group of 2005-2006 Microsoft Student Ambassadors for the United States this afternoon (Pacific time) on this blog. Everyone who...
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    TechEd

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    Over at theSpoke, Brian Scarbeau is blogging about TechEd . Sounds like he was impressed with the opening keynote. - Alfred Thompson
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    Version 2.0 of Paint.NET available for free download

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    As mentioned on Rick Brewster's blog , Paint.NET v2.0 is now available for download . Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation program that was coded in C# by students at Washington State University. Check out the screenshots . -James (Cal. State...
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