Free Anti-virus protection for Microsoft users from CA

Happy Holidays! For those of you who haven’t already gotten enough presents, here’s one that can help you stay secure…Computer Associates is offering a free one-year subscription to their eTrust EZ Armor LE product which combines their anti-virus and firewall products. You can also get just the eTrust EZ Antivirus at half-price. Details on the offer…

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David Chappell on Indigo

Folks, I have a very exciting event to share with you…we’re fortunate to have David Chappell *, a world-renowned author and speaker, coming to the DC area to discuss Microsoft’s upcoming Indigo communications stack: Mid-AtlanticIndigo Developer Event Thursday, May 12, 2005, 6:00pm-9:30pmMicrosoft Corporation, Conference Rooms 2004, 2006, 200812012 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, VA 20190 Our…

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Stuff that Works: Momento Digital Picture Frame

I recently received a surprise package, something that was sent out by the head of my organization at Microsoft as a “thank you” for our most recent fiscal year. It’s turned out to be one of the coolest gadgets I own. What I received was the Momento Model 70 digital picture frame. And this is…

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The Ultimate Steal

Peter points out a fantastic deal for students: Are you a college student?  Do you have kids in college?  Know someone who’s in college?  If so, you’ll want to check out this steal! I know when I was in college, I was looking for any way to save a buck…this saves a bunch of them….

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Hearing Line-In input on Vista on Dell laptop

Admittedly, a somewhat esoteric topic/tip, but I ran into this recently, so I figured there may be other folks who can benefit… I’ve got a Dell Latitude D820 laptop, running 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate, and I’ve occasionally wanted to be able to use my laptop as a speaker system for my Zune when I’m on…

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Good news for developers

Good news…Longhorn client is officially targeted for 2006, with the server to follow in 2007. Even better, Avalon (graphics subsystem) and Indigo (communication subsystem) will also be available on both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, meaning that developers will be able to target millions of machines with these technologies. In order to deliver on this release timeframe, the next-generation storage subsystem known…

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ASP.NET 2.0 Security Content

Brian Goldfarb was kind enough to pass along the following: J.D. Meier and team have been busy at work building awesome ASP.NET 2.0 security content — I posted some links earlier on my blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/bgold/) , but here is an excellent “Security Practices at a Glance.” Specifically worth checking out is the “Index of Practices” which…

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The 0 Dark 30 Experiment

This post is more productivity-related than technical, so if you’re not into that kind of thing, look away now… Still here? OK, then, here goes. I’ve been spending some time thinking about different ways to get more productivity out of my days. Email has often been the bane of my existence, and I’ve ended up…

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Free SOA demo DVD available

The Connected Systems Business Kit is now available for order. This free DVD contains: Presentations and videos describing connected systems for business decision makers, architects, developers, and IT professionals. Generico, an extensive SOA-blueprints based, end-to-end sample application showing a typical enterprise implementation of SOA. Technical training materials. Microsoft Enterprise Development Series white papers. Customer and…

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Register your Beta 2…get a free book!

Register Visual Studio Beta 2 for a free online book from MS Press Register your copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 today, and receive access to a free developer book from Microsoft Press.  Chose from online versions of Introducing ASP.NET 2.0, Introducing Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005, and Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition.   http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/get/  

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