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Microsoftbookclubs.com: The new source for Microsoft related book clubs
Microsoftbookclubs.com is here. This will be the core for all the book clubs we create with the Microsoftbookstore.com partnership. During the next month, TechLiteracy, LLC, the company that runs to clubs, will be working on relaunching the .NET Book Club as the Developer Book Club and launching the IT Pro Book Club. More exciting news like this will be announced in the near future. The new logos will be: ......

Posted On Monday, December 20, 2004 5:22 PM

A great day for Microsoft XML
The team is back! The team is back! And with a blog. Mike Champion, who was a recent MS hire, started the XML Team blog along with his own blog on MSDN. Very cool, and thanks for listening. He also has a cool title, "Program Manager - XML Standards". Good job Mike, and we look forward to hearing from you and the team. Is Arpan back? Hopefully ......

Posted On Friday, December 17, 2004 9:43 AM

The Anti-blog from Microsoft Great Plains

I hope other teams don't follow this trend.

Posted On Wednesday, December 15, 2004 8:07 AM

Dave Chappell in Kansas City - December 16th
Special Kansas City .NET User Group Meeting - December 16thLocation: Microsoft Kansas City OfficeTime: 6:00PM - 7:30PMTopic: Software in a Service-Oriented WorldIf services are the next big thing—and they are—what impact will this change have on software development? David Chappell will give a perspective on this question, focusing on the impact this move will have on .NET. Drawing from his forthcoming book on Indigo, David will describe how this new technology fits and what it does, ......

Posted On Monday, December 13, 2004 9:54 AM

First Developer Book Club Webcast
Well it's announcement time. We are in the process of partnering with Microsoftbookstore.com to form the Developer Book Club, formerly known as .NET Book Club. With this name change comes a reformation of the club itself. An online forum community for books is a utopia, but only brings advantages to participants, and they were few and far between. Instead, we are focusing on the message. We want to have the authors interact with the community about the book. We will have a monthly webcast for the ......

Posted On Friday, December 10, 2004 9:05 PM

Dell Inspiron 8600 Issues
First off, I want to start this post with an 'Arrrggggggg!!!!!!'. Much better. I have an Inspiron 8600 from Dell. The machine is awesome, I have never had a laptop that ran so fast. It is the perfect machine for a consultant who has to travel to the client site, but still come home and dock that machine to work. So what is the issue? Well you remember I said I get to come home and dock the machine. Well in October, right before a trip to Redmond, my machine decided that it didn't ever want to be ......

Posted On Thursday, December 9, 2004 9:54 PM

FWD: Is it a mirage, or is that PDC '05 ahead?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/

[Via Tales from the Doghouse]

Posted On Tuesday, December 7, 2004 3:35 PM

Funny Domain Tricks
Looks like someone has pointed VBSucks.com to the MSDN C# Developer Center.

Posted On Tuesday, December 7, 2004 7:55 AM

XML Developer Center News?
Irwin Dolobowsky has recently taken over the XML Developer Center at MSDN with many promises of a new center for XML developers. During his self admitting 2 or 3 "first post" entry, he states a few items he is going to do to make the dev center better. This post took place a month ago, and here are some results. Bring out the MVP's - Being one of the few MVP's in the area of XML, I can say that I have not been contacted on this front. I am guessing the functionality is there for this, since the other ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 7, 2004 7:12 AM

Wow, bad timing on MSDN TV
In this episode of MSDN TV Mark Fussell, former Lead Program Manager of the WebData XML Team, talks about XML features of Visual Studio 2005. Inside of which he talks about the XPathDocument being editable and XQuery support and we know that is not going to happen. The show is basically based on his article that needs to be updated, but that is doubtful since everyone on the WebData XML Team either left or has went back into an unknown hole to not be found. That is another problem for another day ......

Posted On Thursday, December 2, 2004 7:27 PM

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