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    Mid-Atlantic Architect Groups, User Groups, and Code Camps

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    Architect Groups International Association of Software Architects (IASA), http://www.iasahome.org/ Western Pennsylvania Enterprise Architecture Forum, http://www.wpeaf.org User Groups BaltoMSDN http://www.baltomsdn.com/ Baltimore SQL Server User Group...
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    Blogs by Mid-Atlantic Regional MVPs, RDs and Enthusiasts (August 2007)

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    Over time I have worked with or been introducted to many professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Below is a list of some of their blogs that I'd like to share with you. Some of them have multiple blogs. I will periodically update the list. Brian...
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    Top 10 List about Microsoft Silverlight - A CIO Magazine Article

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    The CIO magazine recently published an article about Silverlight written by Shawn Wildermuth, a Microsoft MVP (C#) and the founder of Wildermuth Consulting Services. Whether you are new to Microsoft Silverlight, have seen how Silverlight applications...
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    Silverlight Breaking Changes Between Beta and RC

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    I converted a few Silverlight beta applications to Silverlight RC, and had to fix quite a few breaking changes. For changes between Silveright 1.1 alpha and alpha refresh, check the document "Changes from Alpha.docx" in the 1.1 SDK. You can find additional...
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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Roadshows - Silverlight and Expression Series

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    The Mid-Atlantic MSDN Roadshow, aka Andrew, Dani and Dr. Z Roadshow, will debut in a week. Our first event of the series will focus on Microsoft Silverlight and Expression. See detail and registration below. Come and join us in learning and sharing the...
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    Boston ReMIX 2007

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    Microsoft MIX07 this May at Las Vegas was an exciting and successful event. To carry on the excitement of the event on new Microsoft web technologies such as Silverlight, Expression and AJAX, the Microsoft East Region DPE team is hosting a ReMIX event...
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    AJAX Programming and Potential Security Risk

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    A recent Computerworld article by Jaikumar Vijayan warns potential security risk with AJAX programming. Citing the research work done by Billy Hoffman, lead research and development engineer and Bryan Sullivan, development manager at Web security vendor...
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    Web Development with .NET and Related Technologies

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    I recently received a request to talk about web development. While preparing for the presentation I realized that the topic of web development was much bigger than it appeared. True, web development with Microsoft .NET may be synonymous to ASP.NET programming...
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    Acropolis - Building tools and pre-built components for .NET Client Applications

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    July 2007 CTP of Acropolis has just been released. Acropolis builds on the rich capabilities of Microsoft Windows and the .NET Framework, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), by providing tools and pre-built components that help developers...
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    StockTrader .NET 3.0 Benchmark Application

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    Ever since I used a stock trading application written in java applet available at tdameritrade.com (initially offered by Datek), I have become interested to find a similar stock trading application in .NET that runs as well or better. While it is just...
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    Silverlight Streaming

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    After working with a few sample Silverlight applications I became curious to see how a silverlight application with videos and/or images would look like over the Internet. Fortunately I was able to deploy a sample application ( Silverlight Surface ) using...
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    Content Tagging Feature in MOSS 2007

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    I have had several customers meetings recently to discuss how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 along with WF may be used to support their workflow solutions. One of several requested features (not necessarily related to workflow) is content...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

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    An updated version of ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit has been released in June. This release includes many bug fixes and a handful of new and enhanced features such as desig ner suppo rt for Tabs and Web Servi ces, Anima tion suppo rt for some exten ders...
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    PDC 2007 has been rescheduled

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    Microsoft is currently in the process of rescheduling this fall's Professional Developer Conference. As the PDC is the definitive developer event focused on the future of the Microsoft platform, we try to align it to be in front of major platform milestones...
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    Adding Rich Media Content to your Web Applications with Microsoft SilverLight

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    I have worked with many of my customers on their web applications with .NET, and have personally developed an ASP.NET application for a local school system. One area that has been consistently challenging is adding rich media web content to these web...
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    SOA Capabilities

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    My colleagure Keith Pijanowski recently wrote an article at MSDN about capabilities that provide visibility and control for the services that make up a service oriented architecture (SOA). For readers who are interested in SOA, this article presents great...
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    Enterprise Library 3.0 Has Been Released!

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    This release of Enterprise Library includes: Caching Application Block, Cryptography Application Block, Data Access Application Block, Exception Handling Application Block, Logging Application Block, Policy Injection Application Block, Security Application...
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    Microsoft and SAP Interoperability

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    Please join us on April 12 th 2007 at Reston MTC, Virginia for the next arcCouncil meeting on Microsoft and SAP Interoperability. Microsoft and SAP are strategic technology providers for thousands of the world’s most successful businesses. If you rely...
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    DinnerNow: An Example of Integrated Use of .NET 3.0 Components

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    While there are many good examples of .NET 3.0 within the Windows SDK, DinnerNow is a great example of how you can use all 4 components of the .NET 3.0 framework -- WCF, WF, WPF and CardSpace, and other technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX, PowerShell and...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Released

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    It has just been released and is available for download .
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    Visual Studio .NET 2005 SDK 4.0 RTM Released

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    You can download it at Microsoft Download Center . To see highlights of the final release, check out James' blog . To see an example of how you can use the SDK, check out this Channel 9 video .
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    Training for the Microsoft Certified Architect Program?

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    I have received several inquiries from my customers about the Microsoft Certified Architect Program. Some of them are interested to know if there is any training program available to help them prepare for their applications. I am not aware of any training...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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    It is currently available for download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1/ A beta version of Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista Beta is also available for download. With that Visual Studio 2005 will be supported on...
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