Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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

August, 2006

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    Attend a Strategic Technology Briefing

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    Waltham, MA October 11, 2006 8:30am - 12:30pm Register now Join us for a Strategic Technology Briefing focused on the Value of the Microsoft Platform, the next-generation of data management and analysis software that will deliver increased...
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    CNY Developer Group Meeting

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    The next CNY .NET Developer Group meeting is this Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm at New Horizons in East Syracuse ( 6711 Towpath Road ). This is an INETA sponsored meeting and we will have Julie Lerman presenting "Advanced Data Access Patterns with...
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    XNA Game Studio Express Now Available!

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    Thanks Andrew for pointing this out - Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21e979e3-b8ae-4ea6-8e65-393ea7684d6c&displaylang=en Please note that XNA Game Studio Express requires Visual C# Express Edition to...
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    Microsoft Office System 2007 Event Series

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    Be Our Guest: Receive advanced insight into Microsoft Office 2007 by technology leaders within Microsoft Learn about Office 2007 InfoPath and its greatly expanded capabilities Get your questions answered about the next generation of Microsoft...
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    Don’t forget the SharePoint user Group

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    Next Meeting - September 26, 2006: BI Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Mauro Cardarelli Where Microsoft Corporation - 201 Jones Road (6th floor), Waltham , MA 02451 The meeting is free, but space is limited. To register or sign-up for our email...
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    The Show Is On!

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    Hold the dates October 21/22 for Code Camp 6. We will announce over the next several weeks more information on submitting sessions and registration.
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    Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft Expression

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    Via the Expressions blog This webcast describes the powerful features and capabilities of Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer, Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer, and Microsoft Expression Web Designer, and includes a demonstration of each...
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    Vista Session Follow up

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the Vista session at the recent ILTA session. The session was mostly demonstration of the new features with a few slides. Several people requested the slides which can be downloaded from here .
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    Internet Explorer 7 RC 1

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    Ok in case you haven’t seen it. A great feature overview can be found here . The download is here
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    Workshop 4249: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by Using Multithreading with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005

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    Title: Workshop 4249: Performing Asynchronous Tasks by Using Multithreading with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Course Type: Self-paced Course Available Offline: Yes Estimated Time of Completion: 2 Hours Language: English Cost: Free ...
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    XNA Game Studio Express

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    XNA Game Studio Express is a new offering, targeted at students and hobbyists for game development. XNA Game Studio is based on Visual C# express 2005 and lets developers target both Windows and Xbox 360. XNA Game Studio Express contains the following...
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    Windows Mobile Starter Kits

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    Some great starter kits by the mobility guys. Windows Mobile Starter Kits are fully functional sample applications. Each sample is complete and contains its documentation, so you can get started right away. Check them out here
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    2007 Microsoft Office System Virtual Labs

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    Well worth checking out! The 2007 Microsoft Office System delivers an entirely new level of programmability and extensibility to Office client applications and new scenarios via Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It's simple — no complex setup...
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    Microsoft Office 2007 Hands on Labs

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    Thanks to everyone that attended the ILTA session today. As promised you can find the hands on lab manual for Office 2007 for download here .
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    The Beantown.NET User Group

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    When: Thursday, September 7, 2006, 5:30 - 7:30pm Where: Adesso Systems One Liberty Square (Kilby St & Water St) 7th Floor Boston , MA http://www.adessosystems.com/ Map: http://tinyurl.com/qrrkf If you want free pizza, send me an RSVP using the...
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    Creating a database with Code

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    Question: My company is in the process of writing a Windows Mobile 5 application. The application will make use of a locally created database that is built in the application after the user answers some questions. Essentially, based on the answers they...
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    Visual Studio 2003 SP 1

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    In case you haven’t seen it. Visual Studio 2003 SP 1 has been released. Read the full story here Download it here
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    Changing Times

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    It’s hard to believe that I have been with Microsoft for almost six years. I started in early 2000 as part of Microsoft Consulting Services and about two years later moved into my current role as the Developer Evangelist for New England . It’s been an...
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    Building Mashups?

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    Mashups are applications that take data from different sources and combine it to form new services or user experiences. By providing open, accessible APIs, the Windows Live Platform offers the opportunity to create mashups using the core services and...
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    Reminder: The DNUG Summer Time Extravaganza

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    In case you have not guessed the name of our speaker - it's Mauro Cardarelli. Mauro is the Managing Director of Jornata, and has over 15 years of experience designing and building technology solutions for customers representing a wide range of industry...
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    Want to help out?

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    Researching use cases is an important way to make products better. Research helps to contribute to all the Windows Server product development by helping us understand how we can better support the way organization think about their work and perform their...
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    Announcing the Windows Mobile Virtual User Group Meeting

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    We had a great turnout for last’s months meeting. Would you like to join us? Register here Windows Mobile Developer Virtual User Group Meeting Wednesday, September 20 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time AGENDA * Welcome * Announcements...
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    Looking for a new opportunity?

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    A pretty interesting opportunity I wanted to pass on if you are looking for a new challenge! BizTalk Support Resource Location: Corning , NY Duration: 12 months+ Interested – submit your resume here Work Scope (Functional and Technical...
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    Announcing the Speaker Registry

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    Would you like to find a speaker for your user group meeting? Would you like to be listed in the Speaker Registry so user group leaders and other organizations can potentially contact you about speaking? Then check out the new speaker registry hosted...
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    Vermont.NET's August meeting is Monday night, August 14th!

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    PLEASE RSVP rsvp@vtdotnet.or g ! SESSIONS .NET Newbie Session : 5:30-6:15 Rob Hale, G.E. HealthCare on “ The Strategy Pattern ” Main Session: 6:30 – 8: 30 Speaker: Paul Litwin INETA Speaker, ASP.NET Trainer Topic: ASP.NET 2...
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