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Are you missing Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC)? If so, you'll still want to make sure you keep up on all the announcements.
Garbage collection does not determine when resources are collected, so it's up to you to protect classes that use finite resources that need some deterministic cleanup. Learn how the using block—a shorthand version of the try-finally block—enables you to do so.
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