Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft

August, 2005

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    Launch is Coming!

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    Register Now Launch is almost here! Where will you be!
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    Do you live on the East Coast?

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    We are pleased to announce Weekly Fast Tips a new subscription service to help you use the Visual Studio Team System 2005 more fully for Microsoft East Region developers , the Weekly Fast Tip . Upon subscribing you will receive in email (upon subscribing...
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    MCT User Group

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    Are you interested in improving you speaker skills? Considering speaking at Code Camp 4 and want to polish up on your skills? Then join Patrick Hynds and myself at a special MCT user group session on September 1. For more information and logistics...
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    New Article - Introducing the Web Part Framework

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    Introducing the "Web Part Framework" For Microsoft .NET — Last week I had a lunch meeting with the architects of a local company. The meeting began with a review of their current Web-based customer portal. This application had been deployed almost two...
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    Office 12 Preview Site

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    From Jose at XP Source – I almost missed it. If you want to be part of the Office 12 beta check out the preview Website
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    How exactly would you describe a Code Camp?

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    It’s amazing to hear people describe them. David McNamee has a great description here . If you have never heard of one or attend one – definitely worth the read!
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    Some great free training on Security

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    I ran across these and thought they were pretty good. Clinic 2806: Microsoft® Security Guidance Training for Developers Summary : This online clinic provides students with knowledge and skills essential for the creation of applications with enhanced...
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    Programming Indigo by David Pallmann

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    Get two free chapters of what looks to be a great book on Indigo Chapter 3: The Programming Model In this chapter, David Pallmann describes the Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code name "Indigo") programming model for building service...
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    Free E-Learning SQL Class

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    Course 2939: Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 This course is a technically deep learning experience for architects, systems engineers, systems administrators, solution developers, and application developers. The course is designed for people...
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    Exploring Visual Studio Settings

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    One of the enhancements within Visual Studio 2005 is the ability manage settings for you environment. This is certainly not a completely new feature in itself. However, the fact that it is now centralized and based on an XML file makes it easier to manage...
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    Tablet PC Programing Bootcamp

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    Looks like a great class! Via RHS Martin Shoemaker is going to teach our new Tablet PC Programming BootCamp at Microsoft's offices in Boston this November . This is so exciting, I'm thinking about purchasing one of those new Thinkpad Tablets...
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    Show your Code

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    Do you have a favorite coding technique or tip that you want to show and share? Thanks to Camtasia Studio you can get a chance to do exactly that. I am happy to announce that at Code Camp 4 we will have a special opportunity for you to record these little...
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    Does coding annoy your pet?

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    I have a slight confession to make. It appears that during a recent coding and debugging session I think I annoyed our family pet – PJ the Cat. What do you think? Shortly after this she got up and relocated out of my office.
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    Looking at Windows Configuration Files

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    Storing configuration files in Windows applications hasn’t been the easiest thing to do. Visual Studio 2005 provides some enhancements that help to make this easier. In this video available here , we take a look at how configuration files are built using...
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    Beta 2 to RTM changes

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    Ran across this - Major Changes for Visual Web Developer 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 from Whidbey Beta 2 to RTM
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Migration Tool

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    Looking for a tool to migrate those apps to ASP 2.0 Via Julie Lerman If you have some free time in the next few days, go run the tool and send your feedback (including the conversion.txt file) to webwish at microsoft.com. Here is Scott Guthrie...
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    Code Camp 4 – Developers Gone Wild!

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    Well it looks like everyone is back from vacation and the sessions are starting to come in. We have some pretty good ones so far and more to post up. Check out the sessions If you want to submit sessions make sure to return the form here ...
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    Exploring Code Analysis

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    Code Analysis is a new integrated feature of the Visual Studio Team System environment. You may remember it as external tool called FXCOP within Visual Studio 2003. However, within Visual Studio 2005 it has been integrated directly into the development...
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    Customizing the VS 2005 IDE

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    Question: I have been playing with the VS 2005 beta 2 and been enjoying it. It’s pretty obvious that it has some really great features. One of the things that I noticed was the changes in the start page. I had heard that it could be customized based on...
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    Comparison of features that are included in Windows SharePoint Services and in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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    I am often asked what the differences between Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Services are. I found a pretty nice article that covered it - had never seen it before and thought it had some good information. http://support.microsoft...
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    Effective Testing Power Session recap

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the Effective Testing Power Session. As promised I have placed the video here and the slides here . <<View Video for Effective Testing>> <<Download Slides for Effective Testing>>
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    .NET Rocks - Reston, VA / Washington, DC!

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    Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 -9:00 PM Register Microsoft Technology Center- Reston 12012 Sunset Hills Rd Suite 200 Reston Virginia 20190 United States Register That's right, America ! Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell, Geoff the sound guy...
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    Edit and continue is back!

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    One of my favorite features within Visual Studio 2005 is Edit and Continue. Although, only available within Windows Forms, it’s still a great feature. It was one of the things that I missed the most from Visual Studio. Here is a short video that can be...
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    Methods and Masters Tour

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    In case you haven’t seen it. Going to be a great set of sessions! Methods and Masters: Visual Basic Migration Roadshow Are you a Visual Basic 6.0 developer? Are you creating the same kind of tired applications that you have been building for...
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