Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

January, 2006

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    Club Pocket PC - Boston

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    The next Club Pocket PC - Boston meeting will be held Wednesday, February 15th starting at 6:30 PM at the Microsoft offices in Waltham , MA ( 201 Jones Road , 6th Floor). The theme for this next meeting is Multimedia Madness! If you've wondered about...
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    Applications for Windows SharePoint Services.

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    Just noticed these new WSS applications Discussion Database This application for Windows SharePoint Services allows team members to create, review and reply to discussion topics. Team members can send discussion items to other team members...
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    Enterprise Mobility Mini Code Camp

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    Saturday February 25, 2006 8:30 AM 5:00 PM Microsoft Waltham Office 201 Jones Road , 6th Floor Waltham , Massachusetts 02451 United States Register Now With the release of the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, the .NET Compact Framework...
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    Are you an Office Developer?

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    We are pleased to announce a new Weekly Fast Tip subscription service to help you use Visual Studio 2005 for Office . When you subscribe (Starting February 1) you will receive a bi-weekly email that contains a short (5 - 8 minute) video link which will...
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    Code Camp Madrid

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    Code Camp Madrid How cool is this – Code Camp Madrid has some great video. Looks like they had a great time! Check it out here . <<Code Camp Video>>
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    Want to win a Pocket PC?

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    Attend the Visual Studio 2005 Virtual Lab and submit an evaluation between now and June 30, 2006 and you could win a Pocket PC! Check it out here .
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    Code Camp Oz

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    The folks in Australia are running their second Code Camp. In case you don’t know. Code Camp Oz was the first official non US Code Camp. Those guys know how to throw a Code Camp! <<Check out the site>> It's time to get the speakers...
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    Announcing the Second Edition

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    I am happy to say that it is done and back from the printers. I received my copy of the Programming Microsoft InfoPath: a Developers Guide (Second Edition) . In the second edition I have updated to include the new features of found in SP 1.
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    Mini Code Camp - Security Edition

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    Saturday March 25, 2006 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Microsoft Waltham Office 201 Jones Road , 6th Floor Waltham , Massachusetts 02451 United States Register Now You know the drill- don't code buffer overflows, watch the SQL Injection, use a firewall...
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    Office Tips and Tricks

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    Here is a new free event that is being sponsored by Boston University Corporate Education Center . Please pass it on - Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks Wed., February 22, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1050 Winter...
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    Playing with System.NET

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    The System.NET namespace provides a simple programming interface for many of the common networking protocols. The WebRequest and WebResponse classes form the basis of what has become known as “pluggable protocols” This is .NET Framework 2.0 concept that...
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    Announcing a New Blogger

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    My good friend and super SQL expert Raheel has started a blog about Business Intelligence for an end to end solution. If you are looking for some great information about BI, then check it out here .
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    Retrieving the Domain Name and Host Name with VB.NET

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    Question: My Company is in the process of building an application that needs to retrieve the machine’s domain name and host name for use within the application. I have been looking around and this seems to be a bit more complex than I had thought. Any...
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    Getting the goods

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    Thanks to all that attended yesterday’s presentation on Assorted Goodies in the .NET Framework 2.0. Lots of good stuff can be found in the System.NET, System.Data, and the System.IO namespaces. As promised the deck and slides can be downloaded from here...
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    NH User Group

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    Meeting Announcement New Hampshire Dot Net User Group www.NHDN.COM January 5, 2006 The BU Corporate Education Center, Tyngsboro on the Third Thursday each month from 6 to 8:30 in the Auditorium Jan 19 - Declarative data sources...
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    BizTalk User Group Meeting

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    Please join us for the next meeting of the New England Chapter of the BizTalk User Group: Meeting Agenda: Proven strategies for integrating unstructured data (such as Excel and pdf files) into BizTalk, presented by Itemfield. Tactics for using the...
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    SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases (December 2005)

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    Nice set of samples for SQL Server 2005 here The samples download provides over 100 samples for SQL Server 2005, demonstrating the following components: Database Engine, including administration, data access, Full-Text Search, Common Language...
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    CNY .NET Developer Group

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    Just a reminder that the next CNY .NET Developer Group meeting is Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm at New Horizons in East Syracuse ( 6711 Towpath Road ). You don't want to miss Kate Gregory , a world-renowned .NET speaker! So we can get an estimate...
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    New Podcast

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    Carl has done it again by teaming up with Scott Hanselman to bring us the new HanselMinutes . I had the opportunity to listen to it on my flight back last night. Definitely worth taking a listen!
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    SharePoint User Group: Next Meeting - January 24, 2006

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    SharePoint User Group: Next Meeting - January 24, 2006 Managing SharePoint Deployments 5:45 - 6:00 Registration 6:00 - 7:15 Topic: Managing SharePoint Deployments to Maximize Content Consistency and Findability Breanna Anderson, Founder...
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    Looking at Web Services with Visual Studio 2005

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    The Web Services platforms represents the evolution of past distributed component technologies. They really were the result of developments and companies struggling with the various interoperability issues that were common with other technologies. Web...
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    Looking at the Report Viewer Control

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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 includes a report designer functionality and a new set of ReportViewer controls that can be used to build and display reports within custom applications. Reports may contain tabular, aggregated, and even multidimensional data...
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    Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training

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    Time is starting to run out so make sure you get in on this! Via Brad McCabe Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training With the holiday’s coming lots of people have some extra time on their hands, with this in mind MSDN and Microsoft Learning got...
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    Very Nice - Thanks!

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    I wanted to thank the folks at TechSmith for the great honor of being their ScreenCast of the Week ! They have a great product that we have been using for the Fast Tips program!
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    Group shot

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    Via Steve In case you haven’t seen this. I had a chance to play with it some and it looks really interesting. http://research.microsoft.com/projects/GroupShot/ Overview We are happy to introduce Microsoft Research Group Shot. MSR Group...
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