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    Creating Scalable and Performant Web Applications with Microsoft "Velocity"

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    “Velocity” is a project codename for Microsoft's distributed in-memory application cache platform. With Velocity, architects and developers can create scalable, available, and high-performance applications. You can find more info on "Velocity" from the...
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    Windows Azure Services Platform Gets Reviewed

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    Martin Heller's article of " Test Center preview: Windows Azure Services Platform gives wings to .Net " appeared on InfoWorld succinctly explains what the Windows Azure Services Platform is, how it works, and the tools available to develop Windows Azure...
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    Publish and Share Your Presentations in the Cloud

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    SlideShare provides several ways to share publically or privately your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on the web. I tested 3 of them and included my quick comments highlighted in boldface fonts. 1. From the SlideShare web site after creating a...
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    Building and Deploying WPF Applications Using the .NET Client Profile

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    What is the .NET Client Profile? Check out this Channel9 video: a simple demo of building a "Hello World" WPF application with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and then deploying it via ClickOnce to a clean Windows XP machine using the .NET Client Profile...
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    Developing with jQuery in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

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    In this blog Jeff Cogswell explains how jQuery Support in Visual Studio works. The magic is to use the following code in your web page. <script src="jQuery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js" type="text/javascript"></script> This source file "jQuery-1.2...
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    Learn How to Create Solutions with Microsoft CRM?

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    The 1 st CRM Incubation Week is being held at Microsoft Technology Center, Reston, VA from Mon 12/15/2008 to Fri 12/19/2008. This event consists of ½ day of training, 3 ½ days of active prototype/development time, and a final day for packaging...
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    Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees

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    Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta 1 DVD. Register today and you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services...
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    Blockbuster Is To Use Microsoft Live Mesh Service

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    ANDREW D. SMITH at The Dallas Morning News reports that Blockbuster is one of the first companies to try building an application on Live Mesh, ...
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    Microsoft BizSpark Program for Start-ups

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    BizSpark is a Microsoft worldwide program that provides startups with affordable software tools and technologies for application development and solution hosting. The program is supported by local Microsoft representatives or champs, and delivered in...
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    ARCast.TV - Steve Michelotti of e.imagination on High Performance Web Solutions

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    In this interview Steve Michelotti , senior solution architect at e.magination , discusses what his team had to do to build a highly available 64-bit based web solution that supports a demanding service level agreement (SLA): more than 3 billion daily...
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    MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow @ Charleston, West Virginia, Dec. 9, 2008

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    Creating Web Applications with Microsoft Web Technologies MSDN Roadshow is a series of local Microsoft MSDN events for developers, architects and to some extent designers and database professionals. They are delivered by your local Microsoft evangelists...
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    Another Cool ASP.NET MVC Application

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    At PDC Jeff Atwood showed an ASP.NET MVC application at Phil Haack's session. You can find the presentation and sample code at the PDC site or Channel9 . The cool application is up and running at http://stackoverflow.com/
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    Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) Contents Available

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    You can visit the Microsoft PDC site now to view recorded PDC sessions there. .NET Framework [16] Ad Platform [2] ADO.NET [3] ASP.NET [11] Azure [39] CCR [1] Dynamics [5] Entity Framework [3] Expression [4] ...
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    ASP.NET MVC (Beta Release) Applications in Production

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    While Microsoft ASP.NET MVC is still in Beta release, it comes with a go-live license. I'm sure many enthusiastic developers and architects will create very creative ASP.NET MVC apps and run them on the Internet or intranet down the road. Luckily I came...
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    jQuery and AJAX Support in ASP.NET MVC Applications

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    As ScottGu announed in his blog a month ago, Microsoft will be shipping jQuery (a lightweight open source JavaScript library) with Visual Studio going forward and extend Microsoft product support to jQuery later 2008. jQuery will be used to implement...
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    TechDays DC Event Contents

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    Thanks so much for attending the TechDays DC event, " A Day of REST with WCF, ADO.NET Data Services, and ASP.NET MVC." As I promised, I uploaded the the PPT slides from today's sessions and they are available for download. Note: I will post the RESTful...
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    Windows Azure -- Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform and Services

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    This week at the Professional Developer Conference Microsoft announced the new cloud operating system "Windows Azure". You can find much more details at the Windows Azure site. My colleagure Anand Iyer wrote a nice blog about Windows Azure and included...
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    MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) in DC, Jan. 16, 2009

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    MSDN Developer Conference is a local version of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference. This one-day event has three tracks, with 4 sessions in each track. To find the details, visit the MDC site and register today. Experience Microsoft...
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    Live Services Jumpstart 2009 in DC, Nov 13, 2008 - Nov 14, 2008

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    Join us at the Live Services Jumpstart event in a city nearest to you to explore the full breadth of the consumer components of the Microsoft ‘Software + Services’ Services – Live Services – in several in-depth technical sessions, hands-on code labs and...
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    How to Build Facebook Applications with Silverlight 2

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    Pete Brown has put together a two-part series on how to create Facebook Silverlight applications. You can find details at Part I & Part II .
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    SharePoint 2007 Best Practices Seminar Series at Reston, VA

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    Join RDA for a complimentary 1/2-day seminar that will feature: An overview of best practices utilizing the MOSS 2007 platform Proven tips on deployment and customization A discussion of server set-up to optimize performance ...
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    MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow at Hampton Roads, VA on 11/20/08

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    Microsoft invites you to attend: MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow Creating Web Applications with Microsoft Web Technologies MSDN Roadshow is a series of local Microsoft MSDN events for developers, architects and to some extent designers and database...
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    ASP.NET MVC Beta Released!

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    ASP.NET MVC Beta has just been released and it comes with a Go-Live license that allows you to deploy ASP.NET MVC applications in production environments. Scott Guthrie and Phil Haack have put out two excellent blogs, explaining new features and improvements...
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    Get cashback from Microsoft Live Search!

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    Microsoft announced the Live Search Cashback program back in May 2008, and I realized a $200 saving from the program last night when I used Microsoft Live search and purchased an item from eBay using PayPal. All I had to do was search for an item that...
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    BarCamps in the Mid-Atlantic Region

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    The Washington DC's BarCamp recently held an event, or "unconference" as it is called by attendees. Kim Hart of Wahstington Post wrote an article " Twittering Types Share Ideas Offline " about the event: "About 120 self-described geeks got together...
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