Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

December, 2005

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    Overloaded WebMethods

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    Question : We are in the process of developing an application that will be used internally. We have just started coding using Visual Studio 2005. Part of the design uses overloaded functions and methods. This works fine until I start building some Web...
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    In the category of cool

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    This is just a really cool idea that has a lot of possibilities. Via Raj Use MSN Encarta as your personal encyclopedia. Add encarta@conversagent.com to your IM contact list, then ask it questions.
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    Beantown .NET User Group Meeting

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    January Meeting Reminder Ben Day: Implement "Rights-Based", not "Role-Based" Security in .Net When: Thursday January 5, 2005, 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: Addesso Systems, One Liberty Square , 7th Floor, Boston , MA All are welcome, but please (RSVP) if...
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    Building Speech-Enabled Applications with ASP.NET

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    My recent article from Code Magazine is up on Devx for building speech enabled applications. Building Speech-Enabled Applications with ASP.NET
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    Email Security

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    A great security web cast by Mike Nash Time: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Security360 with Mike Nash: Building a Multi-layered Approach to E-mail Security E-mail is one...
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    Examining Master Pages

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    Over the years Web developers have struggled with a variety of techniques to try and create template based sites. Unfortunately, none of these have been generic and easy to maintain. The introduction of Master pages is designed to solve this problem....
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    Family pets

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    A couple of years ago my parents bought a boat for their weekend fun. My father just sent me a picture of their dog – Tootsie that has made its way to the internet. Not sure how much she enjoys their weekend excursions. http://www.boatus.com/pets...
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    Web Service Security

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    Had an opportunity to read this today. It has some fantastic information around patterns to use for securing your Web Services. Scenarios, Patterns, and Implementation Guidance for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0
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    In the category of cool

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    I really like these guys! Orange County Choppers Now Ride on Microsoft Watch the video where OCC talks about their switch from a "little black book" to Small Business Server and SQL Server 2005.
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    It’s almost here

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    Well it’s almost time for the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 Launch in Boston ! For those attending please remember that the event is actually at the Boston Convention Center . Boston Convention & Exhibition Center...
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    TFS Scalability

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    Brian announced some great new scalability number for Team Foundation Server. If you are looking at deploying it within your organization this is great news. Read the full report here .
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    Mobiledevcaster Episode 4 – Buy or Build?

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    The latest episode of the Mobiledevcasters is posted here . In this episode Don and I talk about the age old topic of buy vs. build with a mobile twist. I have to be honest I was pretty amazed at the amount of components that were available for the mobile...
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    Can you help out MIT?

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    <<More Information>> We'd like you to consider being a client for our students in MIT Course 6.171, "Software Engineering of Internet Applications". Our students are generally seniors majoring in Computer Science. You'd be assigned a team...
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    Extreme CODE Makeover Contest

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    Working with the great folks at Brooktrout on a fantastic Speech Server Contest! Can you show the code? Speech enabled applications are quickly becoming an essential component of all application development. Visual Studio.NET 2003 combined with...
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    Power Session: Exploring the Integrated Environment

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    Thanks to all that attended the session on “Exploring the Integrated Environment”. There really are some really interesting new features that available in Visual Studio 2005. The goal of this session was to take a look at a few of these. This session...
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    Windows Server 2003 R2 Releases

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    Via Steve Today we also launched the new Windows Server 2003 R2 web site on Microsoft.com. Site highlights include: Launch Page : Launch keynote, demos, web casts What’s New in R2 : High-level overview of Windows Server 2003 R2 Trial...
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    Got OneNote?

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    I recently have been giving OneNote a try for my normal note taking. Actually, I have to say that I am finding it really useful. If you haven’t tried it here’s a good opportunity! The Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 60-Day Downloadable Trial allows...
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    The Occasionally Connected Application

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    The occasionally connected application is becoming an important part of many enterprises. The goal of these types of applications is to provide a consistent and reliable experience for users regardless of their current network status. Of course for developers...
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    Power Session – What’s new with ADO.NET

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    Thanks to those that attended the most recent Power Session. You can find the recording and slides here. <<View the recording>> <<View the Slides>>
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    Managed Code and SQL Server 2005

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    The hosting of the .NET Framework within SQL Server 2005 allows the development of managed code within the database. This becomes an important addition to TSQL as a way to extend SQL Server. It is important to remember that the ability to write managed...
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    Visual Studio Team System TechNotes Index

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    Just ran across this new site - TechNotes are short, focused technical articles that explain a specific concept or walk through a particular scenario. TechNotes are intended to supplement the product documentation and technical articles. The...
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    FREE TRAINING CD

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    Ran across this and definitely worth taking a look at it - Start learning the very latest in developer tools today with cutting edge training from AppDev. We'll send you a FREE training CD from one of our new courses -- a $115 value! Choose from...
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    Download the .NET Framework Redistributable

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    In case you were looking for it. The .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable for X86 systems can be found here.
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