Welcome! and rules
Joel on Software
VS.NET 2003 Developer Welcome Pack
Got yours, or didn't bother?
This looks fraudulent to me. Why would Microsoft let someone else host this site. Looks like an attempt to get VS users to divulge to registration number.
Okay, apparently the site mentioned above is genuine. I checked with Microsoft. Here is their response:
Microsoft frequently has various partners host promotion sites for them.
It is a Paterns & Practices book. AFAIK these are always available for free online from Microsoft.
Just me (Sir to you)
It is genuine. I ordered mine a couple months ago, and it showed up a couple weeks ago. Absolutely free of charge.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
This is the same site that did the free PocketPC giveaway to VS.NET owners beginning of this year. It's genuine.
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