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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    Code Camp New Zealand

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    Awesome – just announced – Code Camp New Zealand ! Book your calendars for April 22/23!
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    What is XAML?

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    One of my fellow DE’s the XAML Chick has started blogging. XAML is one of the most important technologies coming down and I would recommend keeping an eye on Ani’s blog for more information. In this initial post located here she starts looking at some...
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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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    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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    Couple of days left

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    In case you haven’t heard we are launching another version of the Visual Studio 2005 Fast Tips targeted for the Office Developer and Visual Studio Tools for Office. One of the strongest pieces of feedback that we have heard is that people were interested...
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    CNY .NET User Group Meeting

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    The next CNY .NET Developer Group meeting is Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00pm at New Horizons in East Syracuse ( 6711 Towpath Road ). So we can get an estimate of how many attendees we will have, please RSVP by logging into www.cnydevelopers.net and...
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    dnrTV is worth checking out

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    Had a chance to check out Carl’s latest venture called dnrTV. Well worth the time and it is available here here . In this episode he talks to Venkat Subramaniam, author of .NET Gotchas, shows 5 different issues with .NET, and how to work around...
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    How to: Creating an Appointment with the Pocket Outlook Object Model

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    Question: Using Window Mobile 5 I understand that I can access the Outlook Object model using managed code. One of the requirements for the application that we are writing is that we need to create appointments as part of the application. Do you have...
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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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    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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    MCT User Group

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    Date: February 23 at 6:00PM What: This is a user group meeting for MCTs and Speakers. Who: Open to all current or former MCTs and Speakers. Where: Microsoft New England District: Waltham, MA http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/info/usaoffices/newengland/waltham...
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    How to: Dialing the Phone with Windows Mobile 5

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    Question: We are building an application that is targeting Windows Mobile 5. Part of the application requires that we dial the phone. I have heard it can be done but can’t seem to getting it working in my application. Any ideas? Answer: Sure, Windows...
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    Additional Office Snippets

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    Just ran across some Office Snippets that have been posted. The sample IntelliSense code snippets for Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System contained in this download provide a jump start for implementation of common Microsoft Office...
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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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    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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    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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    February Beantown .Net

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    Jason is doing his disassembly talk this month. Was a really cool talk when I saw it at the Code Camp and it sounds like he has updated it some. Jason Haley: Practical Disassembling When: Thursday February 2, 2005, 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: Addesso Systems...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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