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This site will serve as the single content point for all upgrade related collateral to help customers who are already using ASP.NET today easily move forward onto ASP.NET 2.0. As part of this launch, we have created a brand new whitepaper that delineates in detail lessons learned, best practices, and techniques that will help our developers upgrade there apps in several hours. In addition to content, the product team has done significant product work to increase the quality of the upgrade wizard. http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/migration/upgrade/default.aspx and a whitepaper on upgrade issues, tactics: http://shrinkster.com/6yo

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You are invited to attend a Visual Studio 2005 training class. Microsoft is pleased to offer this training to our customersno charge: What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for existing Visual Studio .NET Developers This two-day instructor-led workshop will provide the student with a focused environment to experience the new features and functionality of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 product. Audience This workshop is intended for experienced, professional software developers who are already skilled in building software using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003,including those employed by independent software vendors or those who work on corporate enterprise development teams. At Seminar Completion After completing this seminar, students will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of new productivity features and functionality in Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop software more efficiently
  • Write applications that use the Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual C#programming language enhancements
  • Build managed code to run inside SQL Server 2005 (codename "Yukon")
  • Write data access code using the improved functionality in ADO.NET
  • Build Microsoft Windows Forms applications using new controls and new functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE designers
  • Deploy rich client applications usingthe new ClickOnce application deployment functionality
  • Build ASP.NET Web applications using new controls and new functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE designers
  • Use the improved enterprise development tools to aid in the design, build and deployment of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications
Prerequisites Before attending this seminar, students must have: Experience (at least 1 year) as a full-time developer using Visual Studio .NET or Visual Studio .NET 2003 Experience in developing applications in one or more of the following fields: Web Application Windows Forms Application Server Component XML Web Services Student Materials The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class. Seminar Dates and Location: August 30th and 31th , 9:00am -pm Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109 Register today at:http://www.microsofttraining.com/devonsites Class/Invitation ID 304037

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i'm in portland for the portland code camp, and realized there is a 30 degree+ difference in temperature where i just left... see:

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for some reason albuquerque takes me the longest time to travel.  i still don't think the tsa has it down in airports for consistency.  don't take this wrong, but i've never seen abq as a hotbed for travel, but i suppose with tourism, interest in the southwest culture, area 51 ;-), etc. it might be...but my point being it isn't a “busy” airport most of the time.

this morning i'm leaving from abq after a great meeting with the NMUG.  as i approach the airport, i go through the standard security line, first stopped by the tsa rep to check your id/boarding pass.  as i pass and put it in my pocket, not two steps later, i'm told to keep it out because “they'll need to see it again” -- and sure enough...five more steps -- that's right in eye and earshot of the original tsa verifier -- i'm asked to show my boarding pass again.  what's the point?  i saw the second screener watch the first screener show it!  and what could you have possibly gleened in the nanosecond you glanced at my boarding pass.  sometimes i think things are just there for process -- this is validated every trip i take to vegas (in vegas there are flights from phx-las about every 40 minutes and sure enough people get on the wrong plane -- wasn't somebody supposed to check?).

at any rate, abq sunport is very thorough, and i guess there's something to be said about that -- it's all good i suppose...but i just get a little sick of the over-engineering of some situations. -- it's like implementing an object-oriented, polymorphic, factory pattern component to add two numbers together.

but sunport does have free wireless in their airport -- sweet.

sigh -- at least the people are pleasant.

note: sky harbor doesn't have wireless, and has those new puffer security machines (which apparently aren't trustworthy yet because after going through those you still have to disrobe and go through the normal security screen) that take extra time.  my last trip to vegas from phx would have been faster if i drove...