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Just passed exam 70-431!

At TechEd, attendees can take any Microsoft certification exam at a discounted price. I had been studying for exam 70-431 (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance) for the last few weeks and am happy to say that I passed … Continue reading

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Rockin’ at Margaritaville

The Microsoft Influencer party is going strong here at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at Universal Citywalk. They gave away a 42" plasma TV. Can’t imagine carrying *that* back to the hotel! Great live band–Blue Stone Circle. Lots of food, drink, and … Continue reading

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Security Much Improved with IIS7

Just finished attending the Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 and Security session (at TechEd), hosted by Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and Robert McMurray. I spoke with Robert the other day; he was very knowledgeable and helpful. The configuration and security changes in IIS … Continue reading

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How to traverse Manhattan in record time :)

Throughout the day, Microsoft’s Live Search Maps is launching photo-realistic images of New York City and eight other cities. You can ‘travel’ through the images as though you were really there. The demo is really cool! Flying through Times … Continue reading

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Going to Tech·Ed? Overwhelmed? Here are some helpful tips

Helpful tips for those attending Tech·Ed next week, whether you are a rookie or a veteran:

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Live Search Macros: Create your own search engine

Microsoft’s Live Search team has developed a web app that lets you create your own search engine, letting you set up a macro that searches up to 30 web sites of your choosing. Very cool!   I stumbled upon this tool … Continue reading

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Helpful Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcut Reference Posters

Here are links to helpful posters for Visual Studio 2005–specifically, Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual C++. I stumbled upon these posters a few months ago, printed the VB and VC# versions, and have them taped to my wall. When a … Continue reading

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