Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

October, 2005

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    Transitioning your MSDN Subscription

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    Via Rob In the Team Foundation Server Chat on Friday, and through numerous e-mails & blog comments, people are asking for information on transitioning their MSDN Subscription to one of the new Team System-based subscriptions. For MSDN Universal...
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    New Article Posted - Building Speech-Enabled Applications with ASP.NET

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    Thanks to the folks at Code Magazine - While sleepless the other night, I was channel surfing and ran across a rerun of the 1968 science fiction classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely a must see. HAL, one...
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    New Mobiledevcaster Episode

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    It’s time again for another Mobiledevcaster episode. In this episode found here , Don and I take a look at the new features of Visual Studio 2005, The Compact Framework 2.0, and SQL Server 2005. Launch is coming and the new features are something else...
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    Some great upcoming Webcasts!

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    With the launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 on November 7, 2005, we’ve invited back some of the greatest MSDN webcast speakers to take you on a lap around the new products. Tune in as we...
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    SQL Server 2005 for Developers

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the recent classes on SQL Server 2005 for the developer. As promised the slides can be downloaded from here . <<Download presentation>>
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    Beantown November Meeting

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    In case you haven’t seen it. Martin is coming into to town to present to the Beantown group. Looks like it should be a great presentation. When: Thursday November 3, 2005, 5:30 - 7:30pm Where: Addesso Systems, One Liberty Square , 7th Floor...
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    Buffalo Wrap Up

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    Thanks for everyone who attended the Visual Studio 2005 overview last night sponsored by InfoTec Niagara. As promised here are the slides from my session for download. <<Download Slides>>
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    C# User Group of Greater Boston

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    C# User Group of Greater Boston http://www.bostoncsharp.org/ Tuesday November 1 st , 2005 C# User Group of Greater Boston Featuring Chris Bowen Presenting Avoiding C# Traps and Pitfalls at MSFT Waltham Meeting Start 6:30 - 7:00 PM At 6:30...
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    Power Session Wrap Up

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    Thanks to all that attended today’s Power Session on “Care and Feeding of Team Foundation Server”. As promised you can download the slides from here .
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    SQL Mini Code Camp

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    Wow! Another one in the books. Thanks to all that attended the Code Camp. Looking for the slides? They are available – http://www.novicksoftware.com/Presentations/sql-server-programming-from-2000-to-2005/sql-server-programming-from-2000...
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    MCT Group

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    I understand that Lau is coming back to speak at the upcoming MCT user group. If you are interested in updating your skills or even learning new ones then you should plan on attending. The Acting Skills Workshop that she presented at Code Camp 4 was one...
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    New blogger

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    Congratulations to Laura Blood on joining the blogsphere! In case you don’t know her – Laura is a local .NET developer from Vermont .
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    Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005 Beta 2

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    Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005 Beta 2 is a free plug-in from Developer Express Inc., in partnership with Microsoft, that enables Visual Basic developers to simplify and re-structure source code inside of Visual Studio 2005, making it easier to read and...
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    Launch 2005 Screencast Contest

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    Are you a video jockey! Create a screencast starring Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 or Biztalk Server 2006… and you! I am happy to announce that the East Region Evangelism Team and TechSmith have come together...
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    Power Session: Exploring Virtual PC for Beta Environments

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    As promised you can find Andrew’s power session on Exploring Virtual PC for Beta Environments here for your viewing. <<View Exploring Virtual PC for Beta Environments>>
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    Where’s Carl and Richard?

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    Kind of like where’s Waldo but with .NET! Carl reports you that you can track the road trip on the web! http://www.viavirtualearth.com/myvirtualearth/triptracker.aspx
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    It’s Alive - SPS Service Pack 2

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    Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. Some of the fixes included with SP2 have been previously released as separate updates...
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    Free Book - Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers

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    Saw this awhile ago and realized that I hadn’t posted it. Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers Get a focused, first look at the features and capabilities in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and .NET Framework 2.0. If...
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    Launch Tour 2005 Knowledge Center

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    Help me get the word out about the Knowledge Center . This single page has all the VS05 Web Casts, Virtual Labs and e-learning content in one page. Check it out - http://msdn.microsoft.com/launch2005/
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    Fellow Podcaster

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    I definitely wanted to mention that my fellow Podcaste r and good friend Don has been a bit busy with his writing. If you are looking for some great mobile information then check these out! Migrating Applications to the .NET Compact Framework 2...
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    Looking at the Installed Printers

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    Question : I am writing a Windows forms application using Visual Studio 2003. One of the requirements for the application is that I need to retrieve a list of printers installed on the local machine. How can I do that? I suppose I would need to call an...
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    Looking at Partial Classes

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    The .NET Framework 2.0 introduces a variety of features and enhancements. One of these is the addition of Partial Classes. This new Framework features enables a single class definition that can be split across multiple physical files. During the compilation...
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    Biztalk Server Beta 1

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    Via Steve How to get BTS2006 Beta 1: 1. Log into https://beta.microsoft.com using your Microsoft ® Passport Network Account. 2. Click on “Sign in as Guest” and use the Guest ID “BizTalkBetaTeam” 3. On the top navigation under "Enrolled...
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    Cabana Night Returns!

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    Cabana Night – Launch Visual Studio/SQL Server Register Monday, November 07, 2005 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Microsoft Waltham Office 201 Jones Road , 6th Floor Waltham , Massachusetts 02451 Join us for a fun evening of discussion to celebrate...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation

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    In case you haven’t seen it – Windows Workflow Foundation is going to be one of the coolest technologies we have. They have a great community site with some of the best resources and code samples. It’s well worth checking it out - http://www.windowsworkflow...
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