Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

February, 2006

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    What’s outside your Conference Room?

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    Attending a meeting today in Waltham and had a chance to look out the conference room window. To my surprise what do I see hanging out? What’s outside you conference room?
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    Enterprise Mobility Code Camp Roundup

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    Thanks to all that attended the recent Enterprise Mobile Code Camp! It really turned into a great day besides the couple of inches of snow that we had. Thanks to Don for a fantastic set of sessions As promised here are the Decks from the day – ...
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    Get a FREE Second Chance to Pass Your Microsoft Certification Exam

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    For a limited time, you can get a free second shot at any Microsoft IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions) Certification exam. Just register for this offer before your first exam, and you'll get two chances...
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    Microsoft Skills Assessment Home

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    Ran across this and thought it looked pretty interesting. Seems like they have most of the products covered. By completing a Microsoft Skills Assessment, you will receive a Personalized Learning Plan to help you understand if you are ready to implement...
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    What’s new with Smart Clients

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    Thanks to all that attended last week’s session on Smart Clients. As promised I have posted the deck and sample. <<Download What’s New with Smart Client PowerPoint>> <<Download Code Samples Discussed>>
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    Virtual Earth Madness

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    It’s almost here! Make sure you register! Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:30 AM -12:00 PM (EST) Register Now for in person event Microsoft Waltham Office 201 Jones Road, 6th Floor Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 Can’t attend in person – Do the...
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    Mobile Ink To-Do Starter Kit

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    This Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET Starter Kit is a complete Mobile PC and Tablet PC application. The starter kit contains a semi-transparent form for taking notes and keeps them synchronized through a Web Service. It also supports battery awareness...
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    OWASP User Group

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    Wednesday March 1 – 6:30 Microsoft Waltham Office ( Waltham Weston Corporate Center, 201 Jones Rd. , Sixth Floor Waltham , MA ) More information at http://www.owasp.org/local/boston.html Two presentations this week Topic - A case...
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    Do you beta?

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    Looking to become part of the Vista beta and work with what is definitely going to be an awesome operating system. Check out Steve’s blog as he is interested in nominating you. <<Get nominated for the Vista Beta>>
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    Windows Mobile Hands-On Labs

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    If you learn by doing, these step-by-step hands-on labs are great ways to learn about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio, .NET Compact Framework, and SQL Mobile. Each lab includes sample code and a step-by-step instruction manual that will guide you through...
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    Beantown.Net User Group Meeting

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    Phil Denoncourt: XML Serialization When: Thursday March 2, 2006, 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: Adesso Systems, One Liberty Square , 7th Floor, Boston , MA ( directions ) All are welcome, but please ( RSVP ) if you want free pizza! Talk Summary XML Serialization...
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    Looking at Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office

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    The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System brings significant enhancements to the development of business solutions that rely on solutions based on Office, Excel, InfoPath and Outlook 2003. Extending the previous versions,...
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    Beginning ASP.NET Development videos

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    If you are completely new to ASP.NET development, this page provides the learning materials necessary for you to begin Web development with ASP.NET. You’ll find the resources that will help you get your first Web application built quickly, and more. ...
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    Very cool Web Casts

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    Welcome to the Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0 Webcast Series, sponsored by Microsoft, Dr. Dobb’s, and O’Reilly. Choose from 45 webcasts organized by track—JSP, PHP, and ColdFusion. Each track has been designed to take advantage of your existing Web development...
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    Internet Explorer Browser Module Framework

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    Via Rich he has just posted the code to a managed framework for developing Internet Explorer Browser Modules on GotDotNet. It allows one to write Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) using C#. There have been several example on how to do this including on support...
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    Reminder – MCT User Group

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    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.mspx When 6:00 PM Price...
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    Power Toys for Visual Studio

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    Via Sara Pretty cool tools – well worth checking out MSBee As mentioned in my previous post, MSBee is an addition to MSBuild that allows you to build managed apps in VS 2005 that target .NET 1.1. Download MSBuild Extras – Toolkit for .NET...
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    Front Range Code Camp

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    Congratulations to the Denver community on the announcement of their first Code Camp. Front Range Code Camp Saturday May 20, 2006 More information available here
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    SMS SP 2 Is out

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    Via Steve – Finally FQDNs and multithreaded inventory processing... http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluation/2003/sp2.mspx What’s New • SMS Administrator Console Changes • Locate management points...
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    Announcing the CTDOTNET Study Group:

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    Those guys in Connecticut have come on a great idea! I am pleased to announce the beginnings of something new and great for developers in CT, the CTDOTNET Study Group. CTDOTNET will be offering another great service to its members starting in Spring...
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    Mobile How To Hands On

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    If you learn by doing, these step-by-step hands-on labs are great ways to learn about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio, .NET Compact Framework, and SQL Mobile. Each lab includes sample code and a step-by-step instruction manual that will guide you through...
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    Defender Beta 2

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    Via Steve Grab Defender Beta 2 - highlights - x64 support, device driver installation protection, more below... Good stuff... http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
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    How To: Showing Notifications with Mobile 5

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    Question: My company is in the process of developing an Windows Mobile 5 mobile application. One of the things that we need to do for the application design is show notification. I have read that this can be done. However, I can’t seem to figure out how...
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    New Hampshire Dot Net User Group

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    This month – Introducing Windows Mobile 5.0 Joe Stagner Start getting ready for the next generation of Windows Mobile-based devices, Windows Mobile version 5.0's new tools, APIs, and technologies for both native and managed application developers...
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    Code Camp 5: Code Frenzy!

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    Hold the date for Code Camp 5: Code Frenzy! On May 6/7 in the Microsoft Waltham office. More details including the call for speakers and registration coming soon.
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