Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft
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    Adding items to the task list

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    Many times I like to make a note of things that I need to do later or things I haven’t completed yet inline with my code. Using Visual Studio 2005 you have the ability to change or add items that show up in the comments section of the task list. This...
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    Seattle and Snow

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    Cold and snow in Seattle? What is up with that? The view of my dashboard with the current time and temperature The view from car window of the white stuff on the side of the road Well it was only 29 degrees and at most only an inch of snow...
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    How To: Hosting a WCF Service in IIS

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    How To: Hosting a WCF Service in IIS In this article we looked at the basics of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and how it can be used to host a service within a Windows Form. In reality, many applications today already take advantage of IIS...
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    How To: Building a WCF Service and consumer

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    How To: Building a WCF Service and consumer Do you see service everywhere? Alright I admit that may not be an original. However, with Windows Communication Foundation and the .NET Framework 3.0 you can.WCF is the unified programming model for building...
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    Auto Preview with Word 2007

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    A very cool feature that I ran across was the ability to auto preview with Word. Many times while I am working on a document I find that I want to change things like the font. The problem is that I don’t know what the output will look like in my document...
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    Beantown .NET User Group

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    The Beantown.NET User Group (INETA) is meeting again on Thursday, 12/7/2006. http://www.beantowndotnet.org This month Eric Tobia is presenting "Using ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions". As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your...
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    Zooming with Word 2007

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    Ever read a Word document and want to either zoom in or out on a particular area or see the whole document at once? Another cool Word feature I ran across was the zoom. There are two ways to get to the zoom feature In the bottom right hand corner...
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    Combined Out of Office

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    With Outlook 2003 I always had to remember to turn on two out of office indicators. One was the internal and the other was the external out of office tools. With Outlook 2007 these have finally been combined very nicely into a single interface found in...
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    Just Released: Web Service Software Factory

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    The Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and prescriptive guidance. It is designed to help you quickly and consistently construct Web services that adhere to well...
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    Split Screen Email

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    Every write a large email or edit a document that would be nice to see both the top and bottom at the same time. I ran across the capability to do split screen within Outlook 2007. Start with a basic email and split the screen by selecting the upper...
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    Microsoft Skills Assessments for Individuals

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    Get a free 30-question skills assessment and learning plan to help identify and improve your areas of weakness. Whether your goal is to learn about new Microsoft products or to enhance your Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, IT or developer skills,...
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    Inerop Vendor Alliance

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    Via Jorgen Microsoft has announced the formation of the Interop Vendor Alliance - a global, cross-industry group of software and hardware vendors that will work together to identify opportunities for enhancing interoperability with Microsoft systems...
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    The Panning Hand

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    A very cool feature that I just ran across within Outlook and Word is called the panning hand. Let’s say you are reading an email or a news feed in your inbox. If you want to scroll down you can use the scroll bars or turn on the panning hand. Once...
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    Built in Reports with SQL Server 2005

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    Question: I was talking with someone today and they were telling me about some of the new features of SQL Server 2005. They had mentioned that there was some built in reports that showed my server status. I just finished installing SQL Server 2005 and...
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    Ireland and Back

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    I had a great opportunity to travel to Ireland to attend some meetings. The hotel was a very nice older building setting in the Irish countryside. One thing that I discovered after my long flight, drive to the hotel, checking in was that the room seemed...
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    Clinic 5046: Inside Look at Building and Developing Solutions with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007

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    Free for a limited time! http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/5046.asp Description: In this 2-hour clinic you will learn about the rich capabilities that Office SharePoint Server 2007 offers to developers. The clinic...
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    Clinic 3370: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (Beta)

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    Free for a limited time! http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/3370.asp Description: This online clinic provides a rich multimedia learning experience. In this clinic, you explore the design goals and features of Office...
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    Clinic 3369: Getting Started with Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 (Beta)

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    Free for a limited time! http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/3369.asp This online clinic provides a rich multimedia learning experience. In this clinic, you explore the features and technologies new to Microsoft...
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    Clinic 5045: Inside Look at Developing with Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0

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    Free for a limited time! http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/5045.asp Description: In this 2-hour clinic you will learn about the rich capabilities that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 offers to developers. The clinic...
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    Try out a Microsoft Virtual Lab Express

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    Virtual Lab Express is the fastest and easiest way to test drive Microsoft products and the Virtual Lab environment. These are 20-minute hands-on overviews of some of your favorite Microsoft products and developer tools. Try them out online now - no need...
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    Showing Line Numbers with Visual Studio 2005

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    While presenting recently I was asked how I was able to line numbers in my code. I often find it a nice feature while doing demos to have line numbers turned on. I think it makes it easier to view the code. With Visual Studio 2005 this is actually very...
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    BizTalk User Group

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    This month’s BizTalk User Group will take place on Wednesday, November 29 from 5-7:30 PM: Meeting Agenda: We are excited to announce that the evening will begin with a presentation by Jerry Anderson called "Five Keys to Better BizTalk Development." Jerry...
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    Sysinternals Tools

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    The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information and Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find...
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    New Jersey Code Camp

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    Via Peter Registration for the upcoming NJ Code Camp III is now open! NJ Code Camp III is just about a week away on Saturday November 18, 2006. Scott Watermasyk has been compiling a great list of speakers and sessions via his blog. Scott should be...
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    Tablet PC Wine List

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    Last week while attending the Connections conference in Las Vegas several of us decided to investigate the dinner night life. Because we were staying at Mandalay Bay we decided to try Aureole . A nice restaurant located right in the hotel. While ordering...
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