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    Become a Member of "Partner Huddle" -- a Microsoft Partners Group on Facebook

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    Partner Huddle is a private Facebook group for Microsoft Partners delivering custom developed solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform. It provides a forum for members to socialize ideas that will strengthen and improve the Microsoft partnership at all...
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    IASA Conference in NYC on May 22-23

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    An IT Architect Regional Conference will be held in New York on May 22-23 at Microsoft. This non-Microsoft conference will feature keynote speakers like Joseph Williams from Microsoft, Grady Booch from IBM and David Chappell from Oracle. It also features...
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    Uploading Files Directly to Silverlight Streaming Site - An Update

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    In one previous blog I discussed about uploading applications or video asset files to a Silverlight Streaming site (SLS for short). Well, there is a third way of uploading Silverlight XAP files created with Silverlight 2.0 (currently in Beta 1.0). You...
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    Heres Happen Here Launch Event at Reston/Vienna on May 13th

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    The Reston event will celebrate the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. The event will bring together IT Pros and Developers to get an in-depth, up-close look at the new products and will give attendees an opportunity...
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    The Groups App at facebook.com Is Not Very User Friendly

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    I have to admit that I am relatively new to facebook. Among many wonderful things I have really enjoyed using the social site, I encountered some challenges while working with the Groups application. First, I realized that it didn't let me change the...
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    What does the MSDN website have anything to do with politics?

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    I tried to log in to my MSDN website, but I was welcomed by a completely different web site. Initially I thought it was just a paid ad on the main web page and it would change back after a few seconds. But it didn't. After a while, I discovered that I...
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    Boston ReMIX in October. Sign up today with $100 discount!

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    ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 Brought to you by Microsoft ® Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas ? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07 in May, Microsoft is serving up ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here on...
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    Blogs of Mid-Atlantic Influential Developers and Architects (Feb. 2008)

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    Brian Noyes, Microsoft Regional Director, http://briannoyes.net Brian P. Gefrich, Microsoft MVP - PC Games, http://www.notasenator.com/blog Biff Gaut, Microsoft Certified Architect, http://biffgaut.com/ Donavon West, Microsoft MVP, http://www.livegadgets...
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    Watch the MIX08 Keynotes Live March 5, 2008

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    Watch the MIX08 keynotes streamed live real time over the internet on Wednesday, March 5th 9:30 AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time and Thursday, March 6th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Pacific Time. You can also view MIX08 sessions posted 24 hours after they happen at the...
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    Sivleright 2.0 Beta 1 Finally Arrived!

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    You can download Silverlight 2.0 beta 1 at microsoft.com.
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    Microsoft partner events in Mid-Atlantic

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    Detail at my colleague John's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/johnm/archive/2008/02/18/prodev-partners-only-briefing-us-east-region.aspx Registration: Location Date Time Registration New York, NY Thursday...
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    DreamSpark -- a software giveaway campaign for college and high school students

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    Microsoft will launch a software giveaway campaign named "DreamSpark" that will provide developer tools to millions of college and high school students around the world. The program will initially start in 10 nations, including the United States, China...
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    IASA Architect Conference in DC from March 10-11, 2008

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    The IT Architect Regional Conference is the largest event in the Washington, D.C. area to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. There are over 30 seminars and four tracks separated by specialty: Enterprise, Infrastructure, Software and Fundamentals...
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    A Remondmag article on Silverlight 2.0 beta availability, MIX08 and ...

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    A recent article by Kathleen Richards, the senior editor at redmondmag.com, provides the latest on Silverlight 2.0 beta availability, MIX08, Silverlight vs. WFP, Visual Studio .NET and Expression Blend, and NBC’s plan to provide contents of the Summer...
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    A Reliable Yet Affordable Computer Backup Solution Is Finally Here

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    Many of us, including myself, have learned a lesson of how costly it can be to have a broken computer hard drive without an updated backup, not to mention the hassle we have to go through during the process of recovering lost files and rebuilding a new...
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    Virtual Images (VPC) of Visual Studio .NET 2008 Are Available for Download

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    Read Brian Keller 's blog about how you can use Free Download Manager to download the VPCs. There are 2 versions of the VPC available: · The first VPC is what we call the “all-up” image: Team Foundation Server 2008, Team Explorer 2008, Team...
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    MIX08 will be held in Las Vegas, March 5-7,2008

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    Detail at http://visitmix.com/2008/default.aspx MIX is an intimate conversation between developers, designers and business professionals to explore: High-fidelity commerce, content, media, services and security How new technologies can help...
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    A .NET Application Management Solution

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    Monitoring and managing the health of .NET applications during their lifecycle is not a small task. Fortunately, AVIcode, a Microsoft partner based in Baltimore Maryland, provides a .NET Management Pack that extends the application monitoring capabilities...
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    Working with WCF for your Silverlight 1.1 Applications

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    While you can easily use XML web services in your Silverlight applications, working with WCF is much different with the current Silverlight 1.1 September CTP bits. I have done a bit research on the Internet and found a few blogs below that are very helpful...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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