Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

November, 2005

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    Great Video Interview

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    Someone sent me a link to a video interview the folks at Serverside.net did with Peter DeBetta on Programming SQL Server 2005 . Well worth watching. <<View it here>>
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    Exploring Language Enhancements – Power Session

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    Thanks to everyone that attended today’s Power Session on new language enhancements with Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. <<Watch the recording>> <<Download the slides>>
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    Power Session Slides

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    Thanks to everyone that is attending these. With the holidays we got a little behind. So please find the slides from the SQL Server Power Sessions SQL Server 2005 Dynamic Management Views SQL Server 2005 Database Snapshots SQL Server 2005...
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    Hosted Labs

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    In case you haven't seen these well worth a look. BizTalk Server Building on Microsoft Windows Server System and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 delivers an integrated, interoperable, modularized, extensible, and security...
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    Try the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2

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    Try the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 and try out this new version of BizTalk Server that builds on the core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004 and makes strides in all dimensions of business process automation including application-to-application, business...
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    Win a gift card

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    The Windows Mobile team is giving away 5 Amazon.com gift cards worth $100 each. Complete the Windows Mobile Technical Resources Survey, and you will be entered in a random drawing for one of the cards. https://live.datstat.com/MED-Collector/Survey...
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    Team Foundation Dogfood Stats – November

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    In case you missed it. John Lawrence has posted the Team Foundation Dogfood stats for November. Good stuff!
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    Data Access End-to End with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005

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    Data Access End-to End with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 When: Thursday December 1, 2005, 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: Addesso Systems, One Liberty Square , 7th Floor, Boston , MA ( directions ) All are welcome, but please (RSVP) if you want free...
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    Check it out

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    Have you seen the new Visual Studio Team System Developer Center ? Well worth a look! http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/
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    Virtual Server – New Pricing

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    Wow – via Steve Great pricing on Virtual Server! Pricing Note: The terms outlined here apply to customers in the United States only. If you are outside the United States , you can get pricing information from your local Microsoft office. ...
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    Will you be there?

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    I hope you will take the time to join me for a Web Cast that I am doing on Friday November 18 at 11pm PST MSDN Webcast: Working with New Data-Enabled Controls in ASP.NET 2.0 Data access and data-driven Web pages play a crucial role in most...
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    Portland Code Camp

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the Portland Code Camp! The fact that we can get together and talk Code on a Saturday is my idea of fun. As promised the slide deck that I used is available here
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    Step by Step Guide

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    With the release of Visual Studio 2005 the question that I am often asked what kinds of things should I do to convert my existing 2003 Web projects. MSDN has a great article that provides some best practices and things to consider when moving your applications...
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    Code Snippets for Outlook

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    In case you haven't seen it, I ran across what looks like a pretty nice download of Code Snippets for Outlook using Visual Studio 2005. The download is available here . Just remember that if you install it make sure that you add it to the snippet...
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    Free Online Training – Limited Time

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    Looks like the MS Learning folks are offering a whole bunch of e-learning courses free for a limited time. Looks like a pretty long list of Visual Studio 2005 courses available. Definitely worth checking out! Get Ready for Visual Studio 2005 with...
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    Looking at Visualizers

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    In this screencast available here we take a look at a new feature within debugging using Visual Studio 2005 called visualizers. Debugging is just one of those necessary evils that we just can’t seem to escape. The Visual Studio debugger has always provided...
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    Announcing the New England Biztalk User Group

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:00 - 8:45 PM Microsoft Corporation 201 Jones Road Suite 601 Waltham Massachusetts 02451 United States The purpose of the New England BizTalk User Group is to provide resources, networking and professional development...
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    Screencast – Directory Services

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    The folks in our Federal group have been doing some great work with screencasting on Channel 9. I saw this one go up this morning and thought it was a home run. I often get asked how this can be done and this is a great resource for understanding this...
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    Try Visual Studio Team System in a Hosted Environment

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    Very cool way to check out Team System via Rob This is cool stuff – now you can try several Team System labs hosted in a virtual environment. Get a chance to kick the tires without taking the product out for an installation drive – just jump in and...
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    Looking at the XML Data Type with SQL Server 2005

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    Question: My company is in the process of designing a new internal application. We have made the decision to go with SQL Server 2005 for our back end database and have been pretty impressed with we have seen so far. As I began the design I have been doing...
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    Looking at the FileSystemWatcher Control with Visual Studio 2005

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    The FileSystemWatcher control is an extension of the System.IO namespace that allows the Windows operating system to notify application of any file changes that have occurred. In this video available here , we take a look at how it can be used to within...
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