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While the physical Professional Developers Conference 2005 is over and now recorded for posterity, you can still use the Professional Developers Conference 2005 Site (lots of great post conference resources here!) whether or not you attended: If you did attend PDC 2005, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it was great! Make sure you check out the following resources now available. Session Slide Decks and MaterialsSession slide decks and materials are available for download. Didn’t ...

Hi Everybody,

Now I'm also in. I decided to start blogging and share my thoughts and experience in .NET, software development process and other stuff that usually interests me.

Congrats to the folks a Qumana for releasing v 2.0 of their blogging tool. It looks rather slick, but still doesn’t work with ModBlog. That’s ok for me, however, as I’m nearly ready to make the switch to BlogSome. I’ve figured out how to get my posts from here to there, but it’s going to take some effort on my part, so it’s now a question of when I’ll have time to get around to it ...
Sarah being the cheeky lady that she is put my name down on the Girl Geek Dinner Wiki, like I needed persuading! It was indeed a good opportunity to meet some really interesting people, men and women, as there was a pretty good mix even though the night was really all about the Girls. It does have to be said that there is no stereotype that can fit a Girl Geek, it’s pretty clear that you couldn’t put a Girl Geek in a box and label it. A Girl Geek can not be categorized by looks, age, ...
This is a quick insert about what happened last night at the Girly geek dinner, I will get round to putting full details up soon along with the photo's on flikr and the podcasts will be up in about a week. I just need to sort out publishing them. The second London Girl Geek Dinner happened yesterday, and once again it was a fun and interesting event. There were lots of girls there. (around 30 or so) and surprisingly quite a few guys (around 10 or so) which was a plesant surprise. The atmosphere was ...

I have decided to relocate my BizTalk (Well primarily anyways) blog to GeeksWithBlogs. 

I am a BizTalk consultant with Neudesic in The Phoenix area.  I have been working with BizTalk since the tail end of BTS 2000.  I have deployed close to 50 production systems since BTS2002, and recently decided to start becoming proficient in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

 

So what else can I say, but let the Blogging begin.

 

Todd

One of the things I've been meaning to do for a while is set up a site that focuses on vb.net development. I've got several domains and websites floating around out there already, some of which I've been neglecting (shocker, I know!). One of the sites I started about 5 years ago (MysticTriad), has not been touched (by me or anyone else) in ages and is mostly just a conduit for people to spam me with Zo loft and Vi agra ads. I'm pulling the plug on it by the end of this month. Any blogging I do about ...
Hi! Just wrapping up the Beta release of the Movable Type API ActiveX Component. I'll be releasing examples all day tomorrow. Here are a few already: Get Recent Posts Get Category List Get Post Categories Assign Additional Post Category Remove Category from Post Fetch Trackback Information Information about downloading the ActiveX is on each example page. The Movable Type API provides an interface for the MT XML-RPC calls (mt.getPostCategories, mt.setPostCategories, mt.getCategoryList, mt.GetRecentPostTitles, ...
Finally for today, just a little shout out to my old pal Copernicus who's recently started blogging as Copernicus Now. Gentle Curmudgeon indeed ;-). Also a shout out to another friend, Maryam Scoble (Robert's wife) has also started blogging. A big welcome to both, you're being aggregated! Currently listening to: Support Your Local Ska Band - (01:30)Save Ferris ...
I’m guilty of not blogging for a long time, but trust me I have been very busy recently with lots of very interesting projects. When I emerged from my project work though, I discovered that I have missed out on the Windows Workflow stuff which really looks quite impressive. They have announced it at PDC and obviously lots of people have been working on this. Check http://blogs.msdn.com/pandr... from the PDC sessions. I think Paul will be the new Scott Woodgate for us integration ...
The Excel Development team I have started blogging here. I’m not a great fan of Excel, it overstepped its bounds of being a spreadsheet program many moons ago and now it’s an uncontrollable monster. Of course users love it and best analogy for the reason they do is that Excel could be compared to a top of the range Swiss-army knife, with so many blades and bits and bobs you couldn’t possible get around to using them all. It’s great! So you have this great tool you can take ...

I guess it's finally about time for me to start getting in on this whole blogging thing.

First order of business is to mention Sam Gentile, CLR God. I told Sam the other evening here at the MVP Summit that when I start blogging I'd mention him in my first post.... ok, Sam I mentioned you. :-)

Dan blogged that he would rarely post this week because of our work at the MTC in Mountain View. Boy, was he right -- it has been pretty consuming. So, I've been quiet too. We'll be heading up to the MS Research eScience event next week. I'll be blogging about that soon enough. If you'll be up there, contact me. It'll be a whirlwind trip for me, but it looks like there is a bit of “meeting“ time in the schedule. Hope to see you there ...
Last week we did the Introduction to Blogging - IT Pro Perspective on TechNet Webcast and it went over very well. Today we are doing the Introduction to Blogging - Developer Perspective for MSDN Webcasts at 11AM PST. Go register and join in the fun. The session is very interactive and is driven by a conversation between John, Robert, and myself covering topics like What is Blogging?, Aggregation 101, Communities, and Corporate blogging. If you have any questions during the presentation, feel free ...
The MetaWeblog ActiveX component is ready for testing. The download is: MetaWeblog ActiveX Here are some examples: MetaWeblog API VB Example: NewPost MetaWeblog API VB Example: EditPost MetaWeblog API VB Example: NewPost with NewMediaObject MetaWeblog API VB Example: Fetch Post Info MetaWeblog API VB Example: Upload Changes to Post More VB examples will be released. Following that, I'll release the Beta for the MetaWeblog .NET component in the next few days. The official release with online documentation ...
I've been lax on blogging lately, and I have a back log of things that I wanted to get out there. I don't want to put up a post about each, mainly because there isn't enough for that, but I do want to get some of this out there, so here it goes.First, James Avery was looking for a data modeling tool that's cheap, and he found one even better. DBDesigner 4 - which is free! He says there's a SQL plugin available, but I couldn't find it. Anyone know where it is?Next, Sachin Narute has a series of posts ...
I'm working on an entire suite of blogging/syndication components and don't intend to stop until I've just about implemented every major client-side protocol that exists. .NET and ActiveX components are already available for Blogger 2.0, Atom, and RSS at Blogger 2.0, Atom, RSS components. The Blogger 1.0 and MetaWeblog .NET and ActiveX components are finished and in testing phase. In both cases, all components are housed in a single DLL: Tortuga.dll for the ActiveX, and TortugaDN.dll for the .NET ...
Yeah, thats right, the BIG box!!! John and I just finished a webcast with Robert Scoble talking about an introduction to blogging for the IT Professional. Next week we are doing one with the Developer Prospective. Should be lots of fun. I also have a screen shot if you don't believe me and read this late ...

I am new to geekwithblogs.  I recently started blogging here.  I think I answered all of these questions there (i.e., specifically here).  I'm trying to decide if I should move my (relatively few) post from there to here.

What say you?

 

My RSS Feeder.NET is now scoring between top 15th to 19th in Source Forge's most Active project. I feel proud that it's the only .NET application that has scored this high. Thanks to all of its users.http://rssfeederdotne... case you don't know about it, RSS Feeder is a RSS Feed aggregator & Blog Tool. You can use to blog to variety of blog engines including WordPress, B2Evolution, .Text, Community Server etc. I am blogging to this blog using my baby!You can be fully MS Outlook dependent ...

Angus is up there at PDC, and has been blogging his way through.

Check out the updates on his blog.

Sorry no blogging from the first day here. I was too busy most of the day and too tired when I got back to my room. However, I do have some thoughts. First thought, LINQ. Language Integrated Natural Query (I think that’s what it stands for) is cool. You’ll be able to integrate your queries directly into your code. Hmmm…but will our SP guys like that? Perhaps you’ll be able to use the queries on resultsets from SP’s? I’ll have to find out ...
Over the past few weeks, I've been struggling with a few small issues I have with my home-grown blogging client, dubbed the Rosscode Blogger (creative, huh?). It still did it's main job, but it wasn't fitting into my new blogging habits. First, what is it, for those who've never read any of my posts about it. When I blog, I sometimes publish to more than one blog at a time. Every post ends up on Rosscode.com. Technical posts end up on GeeksWithBlogs, work related content goes to my NuSoft blog, and ...
Microsofts MSDN blogs used to have a terrible feed URL that Bloglines didnt understand, and RssBandit would often run into problems with, but I just noticed that they have really cleaned up their blogging effort. Cudos!MSDN Blogs: http://blogs.msdn.com/rss: http://blogs.msdn.com/MainF... Blogs:http://blogs.technet.... Netherlands has also started blogging: http://blogs.microsoft.nl/rss: http://blogs.microsoft.nl/M... ...
I've been trying out the new music service Pandora and I'm really liking it (mostly). I like the service, I guess it's the delivery that bugs me. The interface is slick and relatively easy and intuitive to use. The selection of music it served it with only the limited parameters I started it with (Counting Crows) was impressive. Initially. the ratio of songs I liked vs. disliked was something like 5:1, which was acceptable for me. It got better as I voted on what was served up, tuning things more ...
I have been blogging actively now since January using Blogger. I plan on re-posting some of my stuff here but for the most part, to dig into anything before today, you will need to visit the original site at scottkuhl.blogspot.com. Once I have settled in, I will post a notice to Blogger about this site. Also, I currently have a personal blog I have been testing out using Yahoo! 360. I'm still not sure if that content will be brought over here. I like to keep my personal and technical info seperated. ...
What is .NET Pakistan.Net Pakistan will initially be a blogging site that will evolve as a .NET Portal and a discussion forum. At .NET Pakistan you will be getting daily dose of technology updates, code snippets, tutorials, best practices, and solutions for their posted problems.Blogging at .Net Pakistan will be done by experienced .Net Professionals from around the globe. The list of bloggers will increase with time. If you are interested in blogging for us then do write us at (dotnetpakistan@yahoo.com) ...

In the Trenches » Another Tech Chat - Affects of zotab and patch management

Particapated in another tech chat!

 

Havnt been blogging much cause I cant blog from work, and evenings are WoW..

 

 

I''ve been using a Blog module with DNN for some time now and I've grown to like it. It is called My Blog and I wish I could tell you where I got it. But I can't. The thing I like most about it is it allows for anyone with an account on the web site to create and/or author a Blog. It does a really good job when you're trying to create a site where that is the goal -- multiple authors. However, after having this blog on Geeks with Blogs for only a few days, I have come to love the .Text format. I ...
The main component is the Recipe Framework (the runtime); it is a Visual Studio package that extends the functionality of Visual Studio 2005. With it you can do the following tasks: Execute recipes and unfolds Visual Studio templates with associated recipes. Activate recipe references. Create commands for recipes and then associate them with the Visual Studio command bar specified in the recipe definition. Enable and disable Guidance Packages. The Guidance Automation Toolkit is composed of four components: ...
The other TDD has nothing to do with testing. It's got everything to do with tables. Being a fan of table driven application architectures, I was glad to find this on Martin Fowler's site. I've been using these techniques to define business rules, dynamic report layouts, and user interfaces for years. They've reliably provided a way for business users to change rules, and allowed IT Pros to extend and modify applications without writing, compiling or deploying code. In some cases, the technique has ...
Its been almost a month since I last blogged - partially due to the fact that I was in Redmond, meeting key product teams and also attending TechReady - an internal technical conference. During my trip, I met Steven Pratschner who authored Customizing the Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime - check details on this book here. Its an excellent behavioral insight into the CLR, with complete details on the new hosting APIs of CLR 2.0 and its implications. This book serves to be the complement ...

Hello, my name is Pablo Galiano, I am a .NET developer and a fan of all related Microsoft Technologies.

I will be blogging my thoughts, .NET code and more...

Pablo

Just wanted to take a second to clarify my purpose in having this blog. It's not my intent to use this is a news distribution service. A few of the bloggers that I read often focus on news dissemination and they have their place - it's just not the place that I want for this blog to live. I want to publish original works, including papers, position statements, and utilities that may be of interest to others in the Connected Systems community. That said, I do leverage the work of lots of others in ...
Again it's been way too long since I've posted. So a quick update: I started my new job at Microsoft on July 27th and I've been traveling ever since. I was very fortunate to be able to attend the World Wide Partner Conference in Minneapolis and MGB in Atlanta (As well as MS101 in between). I have now officially relocated to Redmond Washington... and my household goods have finally arrived (it only took the movers 4 1/2 weeks), although everything is still in boxes. So, what am I doing at Microsoft? ...
Another blogging related firing. Nadine Haobsh. “It was just a fun way to write. A lot of my friends have blogs. Blogging has becoming tremendously popular and so it was just a fun way to tell my friends basically what I tell them in person. I was never trying to expose the beauty industry or to point fingers. I was including myself in it. I was just saying- look at what a fun job I have, basically.“ You can get the rest of the story here. DaveJust because I can ...
Thanks to Scoble! A number of us were here in Atlanta for an INETA board meeting and I happened to notice a geek dinner being hosted by Robert Scoble (http://radio.weblogs.com/0... in the Atlanta area. Five of us from the INETA board, Chris Pels, Morgan Baker, Chris Wallace (of Denver), Brian Tinkler and I rented a car and drove to 5 Seasons Brewing. I did not count but there were something like 25 or 30 people piled into the smoking section / bar. The good news is there ...
Where have I been? Don't know if anyone really noticed that I haven't posted in about a week and a half. (no one loves me). Well there have been two events in which I have not been able to post. First I was in Charleston, SC for four days on a much needed vacation with my girlfriend of three year. The reason we went was to celebrate that fact. The second event was found upon my arrival of my new laptop. It is almost completely loaded and functioning (as you can tell by me blogging again). Well look ...
Alright, so I'm definately committed to making a solid attempt at blogging some of my work efforts. I figure there have been many difficulties I have encountered in which I've benefited from the solutions I've found on blogs and forums and it's only appropriate that I join in the community. I've been managing the technical and development operations for a small e-commerce firm for a while now and have had alot of success at keeping myself organized in my developments. Unfortunately my budget has ...
PodcastStudio.net Show is live! Hosted by Jeff Julian and John Alexander, who host and run the Geekswithblogs.net blogging community, and where of course my own main blog is. Not only have they started a podcast about Geekswithblogs and its members, they are also setting up a podcasting service for members to use. Its a great community building effort they have started here, and I feel privileged to be a small part of it! Subscribe to the feed here, and keep your eye on http://podcaststudio.net/ ...

Found this article with the following graphic on this Microsoft Web Site. Somewhere Robert Scoble is smiling . . .

How Blogging Can Help Your Business

Hello, and welcome to my "Blogging my way to the PDC" entry. My name is the Channel 8.9 Guy and I'm taking over the blog belonging to my pal Peter (Stack Of Toast) Stathakos to tell you why I should go to the PDC. You see, I was just like all the other Channel 9 Guys that have been sent out to the Channel 9 faithful all over the world except that I was brought by Robert Scoble himself to Montreal and dropped off during the Montreal Geek Dinner last year. But somewhere along the way in Robert's bag ...
The planned launch of my open source web site project at http://rapiddb.tigernews.co.uk was delayed due to the fact that suddenly I couldn't FTP my files to my hosted site on Brinkster (http://www.brinkster.com). This was last Thursday, 14 July 2005. Also, some e-mails to my personal e-mail address were starting to be bounced. When I went to www.brinkster.com it said the domain had expired and was available. The domain had expired on 12 July 2005. They had forgotten to renew their domain ... so their ...
The boardmembers of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) met earlier this week to discuss incorporating the group and becoming a 401(c)(3) nonprofit. After careful consideration and research, we have decided this is the best course of action. Today the board voted unanimously in favor of proceeding. I know this is a topic of interest to other user groups, so as we go through the process, I will be blogging about it here. Stay tuned... the first thing to do is the mountain of paperwork. ...
OK maybe I shouldn't be suprised, but i am. I didn't realise there were that many people out there interested in reading my blog. It looks like I should be writing more of what is in my head. People seem to like it. (Slightly worrying with my warped little mind!) I gave a list of the blogs that I was planning on writing... well I have done most of those and I got bored of trying to write about technology past present and future... It just felt like I was writing the same kind of stuff as the rest ...
Some people in the Aqua-Soft forum had questions about how to call the Windows Desktop Search API from VB .NET. There are two ways to do this right now, using our beta SDK. 1) Download the SDK and Sample (see my post below) files. Reference WDSQuery.dll and include QueryBuilder.cs in your project. Then you can instantiate a QueryBuilder object and use that (the comments in that file, or IntelliSense, will guide you). It's pretty simple. OR 2) Use the COM API directly. Here's what I posted over there: ...
Well, I've finally joined the blogging community. I'll try to restrict comments to useful information but I'm relying on you guys to let me know if I ramble on too much. Starting this blog is aimed to coincide with the release into the open source community of a rapid database development system for .NET which I have worked on over the past year. The goal is to provide generic database access to SQL Server 2000, MySql, IBM DB2, Oracle, Access MDB and SQL Server CE, complete with code generation in ...
Hello everyone. It's been quite a while since I've posted, but now I'm back at my blogging activities, and my game development activities too. Lots have changed in my professional life, and I'll detail that in my next post. Meanwhile, let me tell you all that I will revise the Another Block articles, specially the "Tools and Other Stuff" one, because I had the time to check out many free and good tools. SharpDevelop was one of these tools, and I must say that it is a very good tool, and it's worth ...
From: BlogJet weblog :: MSN Spaces API Carnage4Life, of the MSN Spaces team, posts on his blog, that MSN Spaces will be supporting the Metaweblog API soon. Or at least, a version of it Our current plan is to provide an implementation of the MetaWeblog API with some methods from the Blogger API while using HTTPS/SSL for security. These APIs are widely supported by various weblog applications and already have a vibrant developer ecosystem around them. The API will enable people to create, edit and ...
As a hiring manager for a recent project I found reviewing someone's blog extremely useful and efficient. More efficient than rummaging through a few thousand on-line resumes on Monster. I couldn't agree more with Robert Scoble's comment; “I found it greatly helped out the interviewing process cause we could talk about deeper things and skip the "getting to know your personality" part of things.” I chose my senior developer on my current project because I liked what I saw on his blog. ...