Bam's Slog:

A few twisted thoughts

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    Not enough time to dine in? Get Visual Studio 2008 to go.

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    A few weeks ago I recorded a series of bite-sized podcasts about new features in Visual Studio 2008. These short audio clips provide a quick and easy way to sink your teeth into some of the goodness of Visual Studio without spending an entire hour in...
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    Are your kids hooked on Webkinz?

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    Let me start off by confessing that I (thankfully) don't have any children of my own. I do have three very cute nieces, however, that love spending more time with their virtual pets with each passing day. This seems to be a common enough trend that it...
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    The Popfly family just got a little bigger

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    Popfly Game Creator | May 2 nd 2008 | 12:01PM | 7lbs, 4oz | 20 inches | Proud Parents- The Popfly Team Starting today, game creation is now officially accessible to everyone. You don’t have to be a physics major or hard-core coder to create your own...
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    Heroes Happen Here Launch- Speaking in LA

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    I'm really excited about the launch event happening on the 27th of this month. Not so much because it's the biggest developer-focused launch event in the History of the World (with apologies to Mel Brooks), but more so because I'm giving a chalk talk...
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    Take a gander at the MSDN Reader

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    Today the MSDN Reader was released to the brand new MSDN Code Gallery. The reader provides an excellent viewing experience that features offline caching, annotation, and sharing of articles. We've even posted the code for you to poke through! Check it...
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    Defy All Challenges While Making Your Mark

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    Have you seen the new Visual Studio advertising campaign? It's actually pretty cool: Want to be part of the advertising campaign? Do it at TechEd! Drop by the developer area in the Technical Learning Center to put together machinima clips and record...
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    How to Prep for a Channel9 Video in Ten Minutes

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    A few days ago I was sitting in my office, minding my own business, when the phone rang. On the other end was a gruff and shadowy voice (sorry Steven) telling me that we're recording a TechEd video for Channel9 in a few minutes. Not knowing that "we"...
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    Live from VSLive! "_Complete"

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    First off, I really enjoyed the "Orcas" overview keynote given by Jay Schmelzer and the LINQ talk given by Amanda Silver. Check out the VB team blog for details . If you missed these guys in Orlando I have good news; the Jay and Amanda tour features an...
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    A Special Treat for You!

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    I'm pleased to announce that those of you who will be attending TechEd this year are in for a great surprise. We've been lucky enough to bring over Rafal Lukawiecki to speak in Orlando this year. For those of you not fortunate enough to hear Rafal's presentations...
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    TechEd Countdown Sidebar Gadget

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    Are you as excited about TechEd as I am? Already counting down the days in your head? Do it in style. :) [Download]
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    VSLive! Keynote Demo: Fun in San Francisco

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    As mentioned by Rob Caron , today marked my first conference presentation. The combination of nervousness, excitement, and adrenaline makes for quite the cocktail! The twenty minute demo in the VSLive! Keynote (Prashant Sridharan: Windows Vista, the 2007...
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    Hands On Labs Preview (Part 2)

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    I forgot to include the WEB labs: Introduction to "WPF/E" Building IIS7 Extensions Developing & Deploying Web Applications with IIS7 in Windows Vista ASP.NET AJAX: Part 1 - The Update Panel Control ...
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    TechEd Hands On Labs Preview

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    In case anyone is interested, here is a sneak peak of the DEV and WEB HOL titles: Managing Change with Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Creating a Great Looking WPF Button with Microsoft Expression Blend...
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    Dipping my toes into uncharted waters

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    Hello world! Ok, maybe those words weren't the best choice but I've always envisioned my first post starting the same way as the output of my first program. I definitely feel like the guy that shows up late to the party and tries to play catch up the...
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