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I was there at the Bangalore IT Pro UG at their first UG meet. I spoke on WiFi networks. The bangalore IT Pro UG is active at: http://groups.msn.com/bangaloreitpro
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Panoramic view from my room at Bangalore. Picture was stitched using Digital Image Pro 10.

Register Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, get a free online book from MS Press

Developers who register their copy of Beta 2 will have access to a free developer title from Microsoft Press.
After downloading the Beta you will receive an email telling you about the benefits, and invitation to register the Beta.
When a user completes the registration process they will receive an email with a link to the online books, and an access code. Each user will have access to one book per code. Developers who register multiple SKUs of the Beta will receive additional access codes, giving them access to more books. The offer is available worldwide, books are English-only.

Some e-books available:

Introducing ASP.NET 2.0, English
Introducing Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005, English
Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition, English
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MSDN Southeast Asia Magazine Now Online!

You can access the MSDN Magazine area from:
http://www.aspxconnection.com/index.aspx?tabname=community&contentname=msdnmag&mode=default .

Please note that access to this area is restricted to MsdnConnection members.
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Data Protection Manager - Beta Now Available

What is special about this product?
Well two things:
This is a new product that is available as a beta after 2 years of development The entire product marketing efforts worldwide is being co-ordinated from India :)you can read more about the product and download the beta from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/default.mspxAnd if you want to hear directly from the horse's mouth, for now you will have to be an MVP attending the APAC Regionals Summit at Singapore..
More details about the Summit are located at: http://www.asiamvp.net

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New Website for Developer Hobbysit Launched

Coding4Fun is for the millions of hobbyist developers worldwide who write very cool software applications for fun – on the nights, on the weekends, in their spare time, whenever.
with a cool interface, it is a new beginning!
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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/getthebetas/

I went through the process of ordering the CD/ DVD and finally faced a USD 20 shipping and handling charges. That is where I cancelled my order!

for people with MSDN Subscription, you can download the same from the MSDN Subscribers download. the VS 2005 Beta 2 Standard Edition is available as 2.85 GB download :)

Alongwith the release of the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, go live licenses for following products are also available:
Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2
.NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition April CTP
(Go live license is when you can use the beta software to deploy in production scenario. )
More Details on: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/golive/
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SQL Server 2005 Virtual Labs

Do you want to try your hands on SQL server 2005 without needing to install the same on your machine?
Announcing the launch of the SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs. In these labs, you will get to experience many of the new features in SQL Server 2005 including CLR integration, XML support and deep business intelligence integration.
Click here to begin the virtual lab session.
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Developer Evangelism Team..