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    RESCHEDULED: Events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans

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    For those of you in Louisiana, in case you haven't heard (or haven't guessed), the events that I was planning on doing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge with Momentum (found here ) have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Katrina. Needless to say, it would...
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    OK ... who wants my job?

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    Now that I have your attention ... not exactly my job (I'm not going anywhere), but the same job that I do (Developer Evangelist). Interested? Let me tell you more first. As a Developer Evangelist on the Central Region DE team, you'd be a member of the...
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    New Version of Acrylic Available!

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    If you saw my previous post about Expression ( A Graphics Tool for the Graphically Challenged ) ... well, there is a new version of Expression (codenamed Acrylic) available now from http://www.microsoft.com/expression . It's a very, very cool tool...
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    Events on New Orleans and Baton Rouge ...

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    At the end of this month, I will be spending some time in South Louisiana and, in conjunction with Momentum , will be presenting as some free, open-to-all-who-come events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. What will I be doing? A full day of cool techie...
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    A Graphics tool for the graphically challenged ...

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    Have you seen Microsoft Expression (Code Name Acrylic) ? If you haven't, you should really check it out. Certainly, it's not as powerful as PhotoShop, but it's a LOT simpler to use. Right now, there is an early beta available from the site ... with a...
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    Very, very scary stuff ...

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    According to EWeek, spyware researchers at Sunbelt Software, makers of CounterSpy, have discovered an apperent identity theft ring that uses spyware to hijack confidential data from users. He [Subelt President Alex Eckelberry] said the log files included...
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    Presentations from Houston DevCon ...

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    Finally, at long last ... I've gotten the postings for Houston DevCon. All of the PowerPoints are there with the exception of Michael Stuarts ... he has yet to send me his modified deck. However, for that presentation, I included the standard deck. ...
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    Web Services from WSDL

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    You've probably already seen this demo'd (I have), but I had the first opportunity to do this myself. And it is oh-so-cool. Using VS Team Edition for Architects, create a new distributed app diagram. Simple enough. Add a web service to it. Piece...
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    VS 2005 Beta 2 + SQL Server April CTP = .NET Goodness!

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    VS 2005 Beta 2 & SQL Server 2005 April CTP are now available. Read the entry for more details on installation!...
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    ADNUG/CACTUSS Presentation - Feb 15

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    For their February meetings, the Austin .NET User Group and the Capital Area & Central Texas Users of SQL Server will have a joint meeting at the Microsoft Austin office. This joint meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 15 (CACTUSS' regular date)....
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    Just a touch of Geek Humor

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    We've all seen weird and wacky method names. Heck, we've all written some weird method names. Brad Abrams blogs about a couple of oddly named methods, starting a chain of feedback with even funnier method names. It's worth a good laugh or two: http:/...
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    HAL-PC January Meeting ... Visual Studio Team System

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    David Waddleton will be at HAL-PC's C# SIG for their January meeting talking about Visual Studio Team System. "What is Team System" you say? Team System takes Visual Studio to the next level. VS has always been an awesome tool for developers, focusing...
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    Free Training Event in Austin!

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    Integrating Office Applications with Enterprise Systems All enterprises today have a common set of frequently used business entities. These could be customers or orders, parts or products, programs or events. Regardless of what it is, in the process of...
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    January HDNUG Meeting - Keeping Secrets in the Real World

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    Michael Stuart and I will be presenting at the January HDNUG meeting on Keeping Secrets in the Real World . This presentation will be based on our joint MSDN article that was published in November's MSDN Magazine ... with some additional context and information...
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    HDNUG XMas Party ... OOPS!!

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    My previous post referring to the HDNUG Christmas party incorrectly stated that it was December 19th. If you come on the 19th, you will be sorely disappointed. The correct date is December 16th . It should have read: Also, the HDNUG Christmas party will...
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    HAL-PC: SQL Server 2005 & CLR Integration

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    I will be speaking on SQL Server 2005 CLR Integration at the December meeting of HAL-PC's C# SIG. Needless to say, I will confine myself to using C# ... I think Odis would have me lynched if I used VB!) It'll be a cool overview of the stuff you can do...
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    HDNUG Christmas Party ...

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    HDNUG is trying something a little different this year. Instead of having their regular monthly meeting in December, they will be having a Christmas party for HDNUG members. Also, the HDNUG Christmas party will be on December 16th rather than their usual...
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    Cool Whidbey Demos

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    http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/clr/bcl/demos/demos.aspx The CLR team (or, more specifically, the BCL team) has a bunch of really cool demos that showcase new functionality in Whidbey’s Base Class Library. The obligatory “Hello World”...
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    Crypto Article: More Comments on Commants

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    First, just a brief intro on what I’m talking about. A few months ago (we finished it in July, actually, in a hotel in Atlanta while at Microsoft’s internal Global Briefing), Michael Stuart (local MCS consultant, developer extraordinaire and...
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    Definitive word on Remoting going forward ...

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    Remoting. With the rise of Indigo, there are a lot of questions about Remoting, it's long term applicability and future directions. We (as in Microsoft) have been perhaps a little too clear in saying that Remoting will be "depricated" with Indigo ......
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    Austin Interop Event

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    Six User Groups in Austin go together to do an event. What to talk about? Interoperabilty of course! It's the Austin Interop Event and it's all about interoperability between J2EE and .NET. So what's really cool about this? First, great speakers, with...
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    Back to the Blog ...

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    Wow ... I just looked back at how long it's been since I've blogged. It's hard to believe that it's been almost a month. And a long month it's been ... it started with the nastiest, ugliest case of bronchitis that I've had since I was 15 or so. In fact...
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    August Houston .NET User Group Meeting

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    HDNUG will be having their August meeting tomorrow, August 12, 2004, featuring Ken Cottrell, who will be speaking on service oriented architectures. This month's tip & trick will be done by HDNUG's brave leader, Ben Levy, who will discuss "Stupid...
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    InstallFest Frequently Asked Questions

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    We heard a lot of questions over and over and over again at the Houston .NET User Group InstallFest. To try and save time, energy and my voice, I’m going to post some of the most common ones here, as well as links to more information. Can I install...
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    Austin Whidbey Express InstallFest

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    The Austin .NET User Group will be hosting a Whidbey InstallFest as a special event on Wednesday, August 18th at the Austin Microsoft Office (where ADNUG usually meets). We will be installing the Express versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005...
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