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    Windows Vista and WinFX February CTP is available!!!

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    YES!! Just received the email I've been wating for the whole week. From Tom Archer's email: "The February CTP for Windows Vista, Windows SDK (and WinFX) and Orcas technologies such as Cider have been released on the Windows Vista and WinFX Dev Centers...
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    Guy & the "Art of Partnering"

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    Man, Guy Kawasaki has been absolutely rippin' up the blogging world over the last month. Check out this post on the Art of Partnering . My two favorite snippets: "Partner for Spreadsheet reasons... Here's a quick test: Will you recalculate the spreadsheet...
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    IE7 Beta 2

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    Download IE 7 Beta 2 Watch the channel 9 interview with the IE team IE7 Developer Centre on MSDN A couple new articles: using the RSS Feeds API and Understanding and Working in Protected Mode Nice IE7 feature table Send feedback on IE7...
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    Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005

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    Many of you have products written in VB6 and have been pondering if/when/how to go about moving to .NET. Specifically, .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Well, thanks to the folks in our patterns and practices group (check out the rest of their offerings...
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    Windows Vista Logo Program for Software

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    Interested in having a look and/or providing feedback on the proposed Windows Vista Log Program for software? Here's the main landing page Grab the document itself here
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    Microsoft Research - Search Result Clustering (SRC)

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    Last week I installed the Search Results Clustering toolbar from sandbox.msn.com and I'm lovin' it! Imagine you do a search, and in addition to the normal results you'd expect, you end up getting a bunch of grouped results on the left. I've found it adds...
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    Awesome offer for CDN ISV's building on SQL 2005

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    Canadian ISV's, have we got a deal for you! I'm excited to tell you about a very cool offer that's open to Canadian ISV's who are adopting SQL 2005. The first offer is 10 free technical support hours to help aid in the development of your SQL 2005 based...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation (Beta 2) Hands on Labs available

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    The WF team have updated the hands on labs to the latest Beta 2 version (you can download the WF beta 2 here and see my previous post if you're interested in not just WF, but the rest of WinFX as well). Here's the WF main landing page for lots of other...
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    Detecting network connection status with the System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace

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    Got a smart client application that needs to detect the network connection state? Using the .NET Framework 2.0? Then let me introduce you to your new favorite namespace: System.Net.NetworkInformation . System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace provides...
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    Team Foundation Server Release Candidate "early February"!?

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    Cool... According to Jeff Beelher's (Jeff's a Lead Program Manager) blog a TFS Release Candidate could show up in February - even "early February". Here's a couple snippets (and the whole entry is here ) "We're planning on releasing our TFS Release...
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    Real-time flight info - this is so cool

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    I first saw mention of FlyteComm on Rick Segal's blog and this morning saw that Scoble picked it up too ( and had a similar tale to tell ). Head over to the FlyteComm website and click on "Click here to track a random flight". You'll see that it will...
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    "Ready to Rocket" 2006 list is out

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    I see my friends over at Rocket Builders have released their annual "Ready to Rocket" 2006 list . There's some great companies on the list. I've had the pleasure of knowing a few of them very well and they are doing some very innovative things. Colligo...
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    Availability of "Go Live" license for WCF and WF

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    What’s the “big news” today? Today we announced the availability of “go live” licenses for two big components of “WinFX”. Those components being Windows Communication Foundation, and Windows WorkFlow Foundation. The Go Live license permits you to deploy...
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    So what does SQL 2005 mean to an ISV? Part 2

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    Business Intelligence   Folks, if you really want to seize an opportunity to drive some demand for your products you have to take a serious look at embedding some Business Intelligence into your product.  Don't believe me? Have a look at this Gartner...
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    So what does SQL 2005 mean to an ISV? Part 1

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    Let's face it, there is a LOT of information available out there on SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio Team System, and BizTalk 2006. What I'd like to do, in a series of posts over the next little while, is to take a different approach to discussing...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation announced today at PDC!

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    Windows Workflow Foundation was publicly announced and demonstrated today at PDC!! ISV’s, you are going to LOVE this!! Workflow is one of those things that so many of you need in your applications and now you have a workflow engine, programming model...
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    IE 7 beta download

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    MSDN Subscriber downloads has IE 7 beta ready for download! (It's under Operating Systems if you're having trouble locating it). A comment from the IE team's blog With Beta 1 done, you can expect much more active posting about technical details...
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    Windows Vista Beta 1 - Ready for download!

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    Vista Beta 1 (formerly code named "Longhorn Beta 1) is ready for download from MSDN Subscriber downloads!!! Also check out the nice looking Windows Vista developer centre on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/about/ ITPro's also have...
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    A quickstart on Identity

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    Identity is an area getting a log of attention in the blogosphere lately. Specifically, I've been following Kim Cameron's Identity Blog, and checking out the buzz around InfoCard and ADFS. I’ve put together a bit of a cheat sheet below to save you some...
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    Some SQL 2005 Resources for ya

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    I put together some SQL 2005 resources for one of my ISV's so thought I'd share with you... Most of the questions I get are from people wanting more info on Reporting Services so I've highlighted that below. Upcoming Webcasts Lots of upcoming webcasts...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 – MSDN Deep Dive Follow Up Resources

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    Hey guys, as promised during the Deep Dive presentation, here’s a bunch of resources regarding ASP.NET 2.0 I wanted to pass onto you. Enjoy!! Deep Dive resources (PPT & code) http://msdn.microsoft.ca/DeepDive Ideablade’s website Code Snippets – Access...
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    .NET and J2EE Interop resources

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    .NET and J2EE Interop resources I had a great time presenting this topic at several User Groups over the past couple weeks. In particular, it was awesome to have the Vancouver Java Users Group (VanJUG) come out. Thanks for coming guys, hope you enjoyed...
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    VSLive! Toronto 2005 - Use conference priority code "RYAN" for 10% off!

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    VSLive! Toronto is running April 13-16th and it looks to be a really good line up of sessions and topics!! Check out the agenda here: http://www.ftponline.com/conferences/vslive/2005/to/agenda.aspx You can register here: http://www.ftponline.com/conferences...
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    Craig McMurtry in a nutshell - Consolidated his treatise on Application Security (posts 1-12) & ADAM, AzMan, ADFS info

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    I was discussing ADAM and Authorization Manager with a client the other day and wanted to provide some follow up resources. So I thought I'd share some of those with you. In particular, my kick ass colleague Craig McMurtry (who is now on his way to Redmond...
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    IE7 announced

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    Check out the IE7 blog here (and over 400 comments!!) http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/15/373104.aspx Official press release here (this was announced by Bill during the RSA conference keynote) http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/feb05...
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