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    Legal costs... Man, I'm in the wrong business!

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    From http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.asp?Symbol=US:MSFT&Feed=RTR&Date=20040513&ID=3699377 .... The fees, the largest ever in an antitrust settlement, work out to $3,019 per hour for Eugene Crew, the class action's...
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    Java Skills Gap?

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    Java's skills gap http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/software/2004/0403191257.asp?A=APD&S=Software%20Development&O=FPT BY WARWICK ASHFORD , ITWEB JOURNALIST [ Johannesburg, 19 March 2004 ] - Research...
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    You don't always need to convert right away...

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    When Riverdeep wanted to write new features for The Print Shop in C#, it didn't want to have to convert the entire 20-year-old C++ code base of The Print Shop forward into managed code at once. The existing 1.4 million lines code were not structured well...
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    COM and Native Interop for .NET

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    I decided to post some of the questions we received from user's to my blog, read on for those interested... Also, the names of the people have been removed to protect the innocent.... Question: what happens with interop and optional arguments for mthod...
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    Windows XP Sp2 impact on developers

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    Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Security Information for Developers With Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will help improve Windows XP-based computers' ability to withstand malicious attacks...
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    MSDN Canada DevChat - Building Media Center Enabled Applications

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    MSDN Canada DevChat - Building Media Center Enabled Applications 01/03/2004 1:00 PM - 01/03/2004 2:00 PM Welcome Time: 12:55 PM Language: English Online Web Cast Online Canada General Event Information Products: .NET and Visual Studio...
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    MSDN Security Tour for Developers: Think about it...

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    Attend the MSDN Canada Security event in a city near you. You’ll get information on ASP.NET and Developing Secure Code. See http://www.microsoftconnect.com/canada/index.cfm AM Sessions: Session 1: Essentials of Application Security Session...
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    VS Live! Toronto, 2nd Year!!!

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    Well, the good news is, VS Live! is coming back to Toronto again this year. Last year's conference was a resounding success! I know a lot of people planning to attend the conference. For those that are interested in this awesome event, check it out at...
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    Web Platform Deep Dive sample code posted!!!

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    Hi Everyone that attended the web platform deep dive in St. John's, Quebec City, and Ottawa... Just as an FYI, before you get the email (perhaps) as follow-up to the session, Craig McMurtry has posted the sample code from the demos to his blog. Check...
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    Good developers desperately needed!!!

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    Just a flurry of activity on the job front these days... I guess since the NHL season has been officially cancelled, a lot of .NET projects are kicking off (heck, what else is there to do in the winter in Canada without hockey, 'cept build cool solutions...
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    MSN Toolbar preview...

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    For those of you (like me) who hate popup ads and windows, check out http://toolbar.msn.com/ to get the MSN Toolbar preview for IE...
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    Media Center Extenders. ROCK!

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    So, okay, after goofing around with multiple MCE boxes on different TVs, copying data back and forth, ladida, I finally realize, hey, this should be a lot easier. And it is. Media Center Extenders. I have since retired all but one media center box from...
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    Last Developer Standing... Get Game!

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    Well, it's on! Last Developer Standing. The coolest thing we've ever done here in Canada! Check it out at http://www.lastdeveloper.com . One thing that I get asked is if you need to have sharply honed .NET Kung Fu skills to be in the game, and the...
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    LDD Part 1: Understanding .NET

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    So for those who are taking the best advantage of .NET, here's a little background that may help you understand how everything actually works in the managed world. First, managed code (what we call .net code) behaves a lot differently than the standard...
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    LDD Stats: The odds are good, but you need to hurry!

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    If you're not already in for the last developer standing, you'd better get in now ( http://www.lastdeveloper.com ). Only a few days left before its too late (if it's not already). And the odds are still pretty good. 280 people are still in the running...
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    Common Web Platform Deep Dive Questions...

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    Q: When will this thing be ready to rock? A: Final release dates are always subject to change, so I don't want to speculate on the exact date, but it is planned to be in the third quarter of this year. Beta 2, which will probably be VERY stable, and which...
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    Silverlight 2 in Financial Services Demonstrator

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    It's nice to see this app make the light of day. I saw it a few months ago. InfusionDev did a great job in building the original version of this app in WPF, and now it's been ported to Sliverlight 2 beta... It really does a great job in helping people...
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    My "YOUFirst" day plan...

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    So my team has a great initiative, called a YOUFirst day, which is a day reserved for us to do whatever we want to do, without interruption, to better our professional selves.. Everyone in the world can have one if they want one, it's not that unique...
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    Moving Towards Team Development with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

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    Very cool. Another series from Programmer’s…   May 22:  Why Team Development? Why Microsoft Visual Studio Team System? In this first 1-hour webinar session – we will introduce the basic concepts and practices of collaborative software development...
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Team Foundation Server Version Control Setup

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      Brian Harry mentioned this on his blog , and similarly, I’ve frequently been asked about integration and options for developers building solutions in Dynamics. We’ve finally got an answer, and this whitepaper talks about setting up the solution...
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    Dev Tools Power Hour

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    Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post, and getting back to it, I can’t think of a better way than to announce that our webcast series for VSTS is back… We’ve modified the format this year quite a bit, to try and address a more thorough view...
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    Dev Tools Power Hour Series Resources

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    As mentioned, all of the resources for the Dev Tools Power Hour are posted in this entry in my blog. As new resources become available, check back for links. If you’re looking for on-demand playback of past webcasts, simply go to http://msdn.microsoft...
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    Wicked Training from ObjectSharp

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    Some great training offered by a local partner, ObjectSharp. They are well known for their  training capabilities, and I'm always hearing great feedback from attendees. Check out this list!!! The Great SharePoint Adventure OCT 27-31 JAN 5-9 What’s...
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    DevTeach / SQLTeach Montreal Dec. 1-5, 2008. You don’t want to miss it!

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    DevTeach / SQLTeach Montreal 2008 will be the biggest developer, DBA and ITPro conference in Canada.  It’s jam-packed with advanced sessions (level 300 and 400) all on the latest versions of Microsoft products and technologies. There are tracks...
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    Ed Glas's blog on VSTS load testing : Reading Performance Counters on Vista and Server 2008 Machines

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    This is a common question that I hear from customers in configuring load testing in their environments, particularly when it comes to collecting performance information from dependant servers. The process may very depending on the host operating system...
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