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just announced, the security developer resource kit

The new Microsoft Developer Security Resource Kit brings together a host of valuable references and resources for developing more secure applications. In it you'll find:

  • Best practices: These guidelines, how-to documents, and checklists will help you integrate security issues into the development process.
  • Training: View webcasts and get access to loads of sample code to get you up to speed quickly on key security concepts.
  • Developer tools: Analyze your code for security flaws, run data queries, detect errors, and test for compatibility issues.
  • Technical articles and additional resources: Link up with online community and event resources. And when you order, you can also order Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 for a six-month evaluation

pay only shippping for the dvd...pretty cool

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MIX 06 http://mix06.com 

Have you heard? Visit. Register.

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in case you are a microsoft developer and have been under a rock today...

Microsoft announced Go Live licenses this morning for WCF (Windows Communication Foundation / “Indigo”) and WF (Windows Workflow Foundation), which allow customers to use the January Go Live releases of WCF and WF in their deployment environments. (Note that these are unsupported Go Lives.)

More information about the Go Live program is at http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/getthebeta/golive/default.aspx.

There are also WCF and WF community sites, at:
http://windowscommunication.net
http://windowsworkflow.net

The community sites are intended to give users everything needed to start using WCF and WF today.

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one of the coolest things about working for ms is seeing what the research group is all about.  i’ll be honest, for the type of money we spend on research i keep expecting the next pdc keynote to have a jetson flying car on the stage…but i digress.

i’ve been playing with one of the tools for a bit now and it is now available to the public.  the tool, groupshot, allows more control on photo montages and stitching images together.  it’s a simple concept, but this demonstrates some of the interesting research msr has going on.

from the site:

MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series and Group Shot will automatically build a composite image.

download groupshot

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i’m in the el paso airport (note: no free wireless) and the page just came across for “dorkus duttle” — that can’t be real.

btw, what’s worse than using a public restroom?  when the stall next to you is occupied by someone wretching their dinner and making you gag (even more)