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Scott Guthrie in London (17 Feb)

Scott Guthrie is in London on 17 Feb to give an MSDN Technical Briefing on “Introducing ASP.NET 2.0”. If there’s a “father” of ASP.NET, Scott Guthrie’s the guy! You can register at https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118753660 – I imagine the places will go fairly quickly.

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Developer Community

UK Bloggers on Developer Fusion

It’s been an amazingly productive day! We’re now also aggregating RSS feeds from a whole host of UK developers – you can view them here . The list was predominently stolen from Tim Sneath’s list of .NET bloggers – but if I’ve missed anyone, please do drop me a line.

I’ll stop shamelessly promoting my site now – honest ;,,)

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UK Events on Developer Fusion

I’ve *finally* gotten around to creating a UK events listing on Developer Fusion – you can check it out at http://www.developerfusion.com/events/. If you know of any other upcoming UK events, then let me know. I haven’t quite got the submission system up yet, but you can just drop me an email and I’ll add them.

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General Computing

£16,000 worth of Microsoft software for only £199!

This isn’t a new programme, but it seems a lot of people have never heard of this, so here goes….

If you are a *UK* organisation that sells Microsoft products, or provides solutions based on Microsoft products and technologies to third-party customers, then you can qualify to purchase the Microsoft Action Pack for £199. You just need to be a … Read more “£16,000 worth of Microsoft software for only £199!”

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Information Security & Privacy

High-level IE 6 vulnerability found

Julien McArdle posts here about a very high level Internet Explorer vulnerability – affecting IE 6 with Windows XP SP2. I sure hope MS gets a patch out quick – this one is of the “delete all files in the windows directory” level… Nice 😐

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Information Security & Privacy

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 is released

It seems the first Microsoft AntiSpyware beta has been released – you can get it here. This is the first public preview since Microsoft aquired GIANT’s anti-spyware technology. It’s looking good!

You can read more about it on the winsupersite.

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ASP.NET Software Engineering

Tree structures in ASP.NET and SQL Server

I’ve just posted my latest article on Developer Fusion – Tree structures in ASP.NET and SQL Server, which takes a look at how you can store tree structures in SQL Server – and then doing something useful with them such as creating a web-directory like interface such as the one below.

I’d really appreciate any comments you might have …! … Read more “Tree structures in ASP.NET and SQL Server”

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Personal

Tragedy in Asia

Let me just say that my thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible events in Asia today and their families.

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Software Engineering

Problems with the November CTP

I’ve finally managed to get hold of a copy of the November CTP, but have hit a strange problem when editing any web.config file – with a message box stating “Method not found: ‘Int32 Microsoft.VisualStudio. TextManager.Interop. IVsTextViewEx.IsExpansionUIActive()’.” whenever I try to cut/paste/delete (and trying to type in the file just doesn’t do anything). The other source files seem to edit … Read more “Problems with the November CTP”

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C# Software Engineering

Customize XML Serialization using IXmlSerializable

XML Serialization in .NET provides an incredibly useful (and easy) way to turn objects into XML and back again. However, in some situations, you may need more control over how your object is serialized. Recently, I found myself needing to serialize an object that contained a number of property name/values – stored using a NameValueCollection. However, you can’t serialize this … Read more “Customize XML Serialization using IXmlSerializable”

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Developer Community Personal

Home for Christmas

I’m back home for Christmas now (yes, I know – its barely december… what can I say…?), so I thought I’d finally update my various blogs! It’s been a busy past few months…

In mid-October, I attended the first Microsoft “Connect” event held in Barcelona. The idea behind this was to bring together community leaders from around Europe – along … Read more “Home for Christmas”

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MSDN Connection (UK)

Microsoft launched a revamped UK MSDN site yesterday, featuring a new “MSDN Connection” service. This basically allows you to customize the MSDN portal according to the technologies and programming languages you’re interested in. And even better…. you get an RSS feed too! 😀

Definitely worth signing up if you’re a UK developer! Take a look here: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/