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Here are the some recent articles regarding .NET subjects.


4/19/2009      Download the latest components of Microsoft Web Platform for free!

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including the IIS, SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer read more »

4/19/2009      Attention Visual Studio 2005 Express Users

On March 31, 2009, the Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions will be discontinued and removed from You can continue working on your projects with Visual Studio 2008 express editions (with SP1) , available for free at read more »

4/19/2009      Progress Monitor Accelerates Learning Curve

Progress Monitor accelerates learning by providing:

1. A "Clear Picture" of what the ideal is for being a programmer
2. A "Map" of the action steps one needs to take
3. An online way to "Monitor" the steps taken
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5/16/2009      Progress Monitor Now Has Over 450 Hours of Video

I have not been sitting around doing nothing for the last month.

I have been adding new videos to Progress Monitor on a daily basis since the initial lauch in April 2009.

There are now over 450 hours of video available.

The most recent
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5/17/2009      Proof That A Systematic Approach Works and A Word of Encouragement...

I started watching .NET videos in 2007. At first, I did not download DVDs or use any type of systematic approach to monitor my progress. About a year later, I started downloading DVDs and began monitoring what I watched.

This past year, my salary has grown more
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5/27/2009      Progress Monitor Now Has 550 Hours of Video Tutorials on .NET

Over Memorial Day weekend, I applied my programming skills to help me automate the steps involved adding new links to the video database for Progress Monitor.

In order to do this, I created a desktop application that navigates to any specified web page and copies the video
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5/28/2009      Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1

You can visit the download page at Download VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 focuses on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture
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5/29/2009      SCRUM in under 10 Minutes

Here is an interesting video I ran across with some good ideas about monitoring large projects.

I have not tried the product, but the approach could be easily applied to any project to help in adjusting target date for project completion.

The ideas are worth ten
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5/29/2009      Progress Monitor Now Has Over 600 Hours of Video on .NET Programming

I just completed adding links to all the videos in the Learn Visual Studio category.

I also finished adding a series by William J. Steele on Whats New in Visual Studio 2008.

Will be adding to Silverlight and LINQ categories next, and then will move on to a basics
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5/31/2009      Met Larry King this Weekend at Book Signing

Larry King had a book signing in Winnetka IL for his new book "My Remarkable Journey."

I watch Larry King regularly so I decided to go.

Here is a picture of me with him.

Have a great day,

Wade Harvey
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