Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 9

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Jim O’Neil has a couple of apps you should check out, Word Guesser and Tablet Letter Pro. He’s also got a reminder that Boston Code Camp is just around the corner. Last, but not least, he’s opened the…

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Events This Week – March 15th, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar: .NET Security – A to Z Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:30 PM, Washington, DC Security is never a topic that get’s old…

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Events This Week – March 7th, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar: Microsoft Web Camp Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:00 AM, Malvern, PA ASP.NET MVC 3 – Introduction and Core Topics We’ll start the…

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IMPORTANT! Patch now available for ASP.NET POET Vulnerability

Scott Guthrie has all the details, and links to manual installs for the patches if you don’t want to wait until they show up on Windows Update. If your site is hosted remotely, you should check with your web host to find out when they plan to install the patch.

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UPDATED – IMPORTANT: ASP.NET Security Issue – Workaround and FAQ Available

UPDATE: Scott Guthrie just announced that the patch for this issue will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, Sep. 28th) at approximately 10:00am PDT. The patch will appear first on the Microsoft Download Center, and will be released to Windows Update and the Windows Server Update Service over the next few days. Check back here or at…

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Solving Confusing Browser Security Prompts with Protocol-Relative Hyperlinks

If you’ve ever been in the situation where you’re visiting a site where some of the content is delivered via http, and some via https, you may have seen the following security dialog (this is the IE version, but Firefox has a similar dialog): It’s not immediately intuitive whether the right answer is “Yes” or…

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New Windows 7 Blog Series

Denny Boynton, a fellow Microsoft Evangelist, has started a new blog series on Windows 7 that looks interesting, starting with a post on locking down which apps can be installed on your PC: I’ve been running Windows 7 Beta on all of my machines, work and personal, for about seven weeks now and have really…

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Managing SSL Transitions

While getting ready to roll out some new functionality for Community Megaphone, I decided to go ahead and add an SSL cert to the site to support SSL encryption of credentials used by event approvers and other site features. Although it had been almost a decade since the last time I’d dealt with installing an…

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Don’t use Delete Links

So says Stephen Walther (who recently keynoted the Reston MSDN Developer Conference). Why not use Delete links in an MVC app? I’ll let Stephen tell you: I created a sample ASP.NET MVC application that I plan to post at the http://www.ASP.net/mvc website. While the application was being code reviewed by the ASP.NET MVC Feature team,…

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MSDN Event Resources

[bumped and updated] For folks who attended my MSDN Event yesterday in Reston, covering WPF, Windows Vista Security, and .NET 3.5 SP1, here’s where you can get the decks and some of the code from those talks (I’m seeing if we can get the rest of the code up there, or if there’s another way…

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