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Hello everyone! I am in the blogging field since 2008. My first blog had taught me many things. In the past years I have came across many things which I have never seen before. But the blogging thing kept me in the momentum to learn and overcome every problem and dificulty I faced. History of my Blogging My first blog was from Wordpress. After getting huge amount of readers and advertisers I moved to self hosted blog Powerusers. After that I launched my own online resume/portfolio at imnikhil.net ...
I am very excited to help share this news with you today! I feel as excited today as I was when Windows Phone 7 developer story was revealed at MIX10 last year. I see so many more application scenarios with the new tools and features in Windows Phone 7. There has been a few announcements made at MIX11 – let me recap some of what I find important. There was not a disclosure or showing of any new end-user features. There is a commitment to delivering the next update later this year as a free updates ...
Just found the email and knew that I’m award the Microsoft MVP 2011 of the Windows Azure. I’m very exciting as this is my first time to become a MVP. Here I would like to say thanks for the recommender, Ray Zhang, my colleague Wang Tao, Chen Pu who shares the experiences with me about Windows Azure and all technical stuff, the teachers and friends Terry Lee, Kidd Lee, Jeff Zhao, Ninputer, Yongjing Li, etc. I also would like to thank to the GeeksWithBlog.net which give me a wonderful place and platform ...

Hello everyone, this is only a Hello World post, just to start my English blog.



I'm blogging since a long time ago, but in Portuguese. You can follow up my other blogs in http://oito.geracaohd.com and http://pontonetpt.com/blogs/TiagoSalgado



Hope i can update this space regularly.



See you in next post.

As some may have noticed, I have taken a liking to Ruby (and Rails in particular) quite a bit recently. This last weekend I spoke at the NYC Code Camp on a comparison of ASP.NET and Rails as well as an intro to Entity Framework talk. I am speaking at RubyNation in April and have submitted to other ruby conferences around the area and I am also doing a Rails and MongoDB talk at the Philly Code Camp in April. Before you start to think this is my "I'm leaving .NET post", which it isn't so I need to ...
After a couple of year hiatus from blogging at Geeks With Blogs, I’m back! I’m still blogging about Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 over at Team System Rocks (soon to undergo some major revisions), so expect to see some cross postings from there. Here though, I expect to focus on System Center technologies (mostly System Center Operations Manager and System Center Service Manager, with some of the others thrown in there too, as that is my day job now.. I’ll also use this blog to start tracking my ...
*Moved to: Should GeeksWithBlogs move to the Wordpress Platform? Geekswithblogs was my first ever blog and my first post was on 22nd June 2006. Since then very little functionality has been added. This is not a complaint, but rather an observation that it is very hard to keep up with all of the blogging capabilities that people want. My point would be: “Why bother!”Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
WordPress is easily one, if not the most, popular blogging platforms on the web. With the release of WordPress 3.x, the potential for what you can do with this open source software is limitless. This technique intends to show you how to get your WordPress wielding the power of the future web, that being HTML 5. --- Ingredients WordPress 3.x Your favourite HTML 5 compliant browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 9) Directions Setup WordPress on your server or host. Note: You can setup a WordPress.com account, ...
I receive daily newsletters from DotNetSlackers regarding various .NET topics. Today I read an article from an apparent Microsoft employee who gave some insight to the organizational culture within the company. Always on the lookout for new tools and technologies I noted that he used Windows Live Writer for editing and managing his blog content. I thought I’d give it a try. Let’s try adding a picture and adjusting it’s placement within this blog post relative to this text. … Adding the image is quite ...
So, I've been kind of a slacker on the whole blogging front. I pretty much took 2010 off from blogging, not necessarily on purpose of course, but I was doing a lot of tweeting and I guess after condensing things down to 140 character bites, I didn't have much else to say here. Unsurprisingly, I've grown bored with Twitter. (I find the busier I am, the less interest I have in what everyone else is doing... go figure.) So, I need a good outlet to talk about the things I'm working on and what I've been ...
The Gu and the Haack had just announced the ASP.NET MVC 3 RTM had been released yesterday. You can download the intall file, release note and source code here. As the Gu said with the ASP.NET MVC 3 there are some other productions released as well NuGet IIS Express 7.5 SQL Server CE 4 Web Deploy & Web Farm Framework 2.0 Orchard 1.0 WebMatrix 1.0 The Orchard is a CMS and blogging system which build from ASP.NET MVC 3 with the new Razor view engine which can be found here and here. Hope this helps, ...
1,000 blogposts is quite a few, but to die-hard geeks, 1000 isn't the number... 1K is the number, and today is my 1K blogpost! I've been working up to this for at least 11 months. Way back at MIX10, I approached some vendors about an idea I had. A month ago I contacted them and others, and everyone I contacted was very generous and supportive of my idea. My idea was not to run a contest, but blog as normal, and whoever ended up on my 1K post would get some swag... and I set a cut-off at 13 posts. ...
In this Heavy and yet incomplete Issue: Mike Wolf, Walter Ferrari, Colin Eberhardt, Mathew Charles, Don Burnett, Senthil Kumar, cherylws, Rob Miles, Derik Whittaker, Thomas Martinsen(-2-), Jason Ginchereau, Vishal Nayan, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Automatically Showing ToolTips on a Trimmed TextBlock (Silverlight)" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone Blue Book Pdf" Rob Miles Sharepoint/Silverlight: "Discover Sharepoint with Silverlight - Part 1" Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: ...
In this 4-days loss to a sinus infection and all-submittal Issue.... and this only catches me up on submittals through last Sunday: Mark Monster, Sacha Barber, Rénald Nollet, Georgi Atanasov, and András Velvárt. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight with Facebook - a practical guide to integration" András Velvárt WP7: "RadDateSelector for Windows Phone 7 – Loaded within a standard in-browser Silverlight application" Georgi Atanasov MVVM: "Cinch - A Rich Full Featured WPF/SL MVVM Framework" Sacha ...
The Internet Explorer 9.0 team just posted about Pirates love Daises. This is a showcase game for the power of HTML 5 running inside IE 9.0 – and the author has done a fantastic job (you can get more details from Grant’s blog post). A game developer is an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) – a B2C ISV. In my role I don’t (typically) work with B2C ISVs, hence a reasonable question is “Why blog about it?”. I think applications like this demonstrate the power of HTML 5 and IE9 for delivering really rich ...
In this Issue: Mike Wolf, Colin Eberhardt, Mike Snow(-2-, -3-), David Kelley(-2-, -3-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Erik Mork, Jeff Blankenburg, Laurent Duveau, and Jeremy Likness(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The definitive guide to Notification Window in Silverlight 4" Laurent Duveau WP7: "Making the MS Adcontrol REALLY work on phone 7" David Kelley Silverlight 5: "Silverlight 5: In the Trenches" Mike Wolf From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 5: In the Trenches How many people can discuss Silverlight ...
I’ve been absent from blogging for awhile. Part of it is due to the ultimate inertia of my life. Most of it is due to my inability to post my thoughts without turning it into an ‘According to Hoyle’ blog post. I have an idea, and I try to flesh it into an interesting article. Something that you might see posted in a magazine or something. It never lives up to my standards and I end up dropping it. How did I get to this? I started this blog for the intended purpose of archiving my ideas and solutions ...
A few metrics that of course got out of hand, but some may find interesting: 1/2 My share of the MVP of the Year award in February of 2009 with Laurent Bugnion 2 Number of degrees I hold: B.S., M.S. Electrical Engineering 3 Number of years in the U.S. Army 3.5 Number of years SilverlighCream has been posted 4 Number of times awarded MVP 6 Number of professional positions I've worked: Antenna Rigger, Boilermaker, Musician, Electronic Technician, Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer 16 Number of companies ...
Hi, I took a sabbatical break from blogging because I resolved to spend some time with my new born son Deishen. While I learned a lot from my few month old son, including curiosity and smiling its time to get back to blogging. Below are few pics of Deishen who inspires me always. And here is his video Deishen Enjoy!!! Subodh ...

Much like the first VB program I wrote (14 years ago now), I am trying blogging out with the same simplistic approach. I look forward to documenting my experiences. Hello world!

At the beginning of September, we launched All-In-One Code Framework Customer Polling Survey. 62 customers filled out the survey in September, and provided lots of constructive suggestions. Thanks to all of you who shared your invaluable feedback! The project can become better and better because of you. Please continue to input your comments. Here is a summary of feedback that we collected in September, and the project team's follow-up action. ------------------------ The top five areas that the ...
In the past few weeks, I have not been the most prolific blogger. In fact, I have been so busy with work and book writing that it feels like the past few months have been a very concentrated whirlwind of activities. However, the good news is that I will get a welcomed respite very soon, and am very excited to resume blogging on a regular basis. And believe me, I have tons of content on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 development, Expression Blend, integration, developer-designer workflow, MVVM and other ...
Regular readers may have noticed that my blogging activity has slowed down considerably. I’m hoping to pick back up and start posting more soon, but until then I wanted to make sure everyone knows that I am still active…there have been other things that have been consuming my time. First, my Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book came out, officially on the shelves in August although content was complete in late February. Shortly after the book came out, I started working on an article ...
Technorati Tags: blogging,blogging Client,windows live writer,Live Writer I just tested the windows live writer to use as blogging client. It worked well. It is simple and easy to use for blogging. It work with many blog engines including the subtext. installation and configuring is very simple as many windows applications (Next, Next, Next …Finish) :-) Step to follow. download the windows live client from http://explore.live.com/win... Install the windows live writer by following ...
In this Issue: Dragos Manolescu, Jeff Fansler, Andy Beaulieu, John McFetridge, Kunal Chowdhury, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Mike Taulty(-2-, -3-), and Peter Bromberg. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using ASP.NET Session with Silverlight and WCF Services " Peter Bromberg WP7: "Collision Detection on Windows Phone 7 " Andy Beaulieu Shoutouts: Just in case you missed Koen Zwikstra's Document Toolkit screencast, never fear... it's available online! Document Toolkit screencast (2) Tim Heuer announced some deep ...
If you have made it to this point in your quest to find a new blog post from me, then you can consider your quest to be complete. For those of you not on a quest to find a new post from me, this post still applies to you too. Welcome to UXD with Wessty, the new home of my ramblings about user experience development (UXD) and anything else I feel like posting about. I say new home, because I have been maintaining another blog for almost two years now that I call Digital Thoughts, which is officially ...
Windows Live has had many lives. It started as a single page at www.live.com, where you could set up various widgets in a tiled configuration. The widgets mostly consumed RSS feeds and the idea was that you could have a home page where the content updated dynamically; i.e. where the content was “live.” I remember when the service was still in Beta and called Start.com; Robert Scoble, then a Microsoft employee, was hawking it pretty hard. It was kind of cool for its time, but it petered out, as did ...
Another butt-kicking, and before 6:30 AM to be exact. I (obviously) like to write… well, maybe not so much that an editor is going to be reviewing my work, but if I’m doing my own editing, I can go on and on. So my solution to ‘Status Reports’ is to start the weekly report on Monday, and keep it open as a draft, typing in thoughts, problems, solutions… more of a journal than Status. Then at quitting-time on Friday, I send my boss and me both a copy. Since I’m my own boss for now – hey, a plus – see ...
Allow myself to explain... myself. My name is Paul Johnson, and I'm a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I work for Sparkhound, Inc., a local IT firm who does great things with great people. I've tried blogging through the years only to find it boring, and I really didn't have that much to say. However, in my travels, I have learned 3 things: There is no shortage of things to learn, It's easy to get behind, and It's hard to catch up. This blog is more of an exercise (possibly in futility) to keep ...
I am blogging this as I hope to prevent anyone else spending extra time on this. I was having problems with a content type/site columns feature. Actually everything was working correctly except choice fields were not displaying: I should have been guided by the fact that I could do it in a Console application but not in a feature! However, I am getting a little older and my mind is still “Tarp as a Shack” you get it! The problem is that in Sandboxed solutions intellisense is not pared to the subset ...
I’ve been quiet lately for many reasons, such as SharePoint Saturday New York and heavy amounts of travel due to funerals and family events and life. So I think a lot of you have been wondering what is this Women in SharePoint thing? How does it fit into the community? Well, there are five of us, Kathryn Birstein, Cathy Dew, Lori Gowin, Karuana Gitamu, and myself. A year ago from this past June I wrote a blog post how I felt being a woman in SharePoint. It feels great to live in this era, because ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Michael Washington, Sl.ayer, David Rousset, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Rob Miles, Ben Gracewood, jbaird, Davide Zordan, Shawn Wildermuth, Vikram Pendse, Xianzhong Zhu, and Mohamed Mosallem. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a great post up of his 12 Absolutely and Insanely Essential Utilities For Programmers From SilverlightCream.com: WP7 Fluid Move Behaviors African Geek has been away from blogging for a bit, but he's back with some fluid Movement behaviors in WP7 ... check out the ...
I am working on a project testing some cool features and stuff that have to be done on a Mac. While I have been back and forth with MacBook Pros, this time I decided I should expand and extent my testing to the stuff that I do on a daily basis. Blogging is a challenge, tools available are not really all that flexible or feature rich. I have MarsEdit and Blogo. I do think Windows Live Writer is the best thing since ... sliced bread, seriously, I love that tool! But in order for this to work I had ...
In this Issue: Paul Sheriff, jbaird, Michael Washington, Shawn Wildermuth, Ben Gracewood, Mohamed Mosallem, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Kunal Chowdhury, Vikram Pendse, and Frank LaVigne. Shoutout: I don't know who these Commentsys devs are but they've got a boatload of Silverlight and WP7 tutorials From SilverlightCream.com: Use CollectionViewSource in Silverlight to Sort Data Paul Sheriff has two posts on using the CollectionViewSource to sort your data. This first one is in XAML and the second ...
Welcome to the GEEKSWITHBLOGS/RAYSMITHEQUI... Programming dept. Blog! Welcome to my new blog....I will try to steer my programming blogging here! I will cover the gamut of programming but as you might imagine .net is a mainstay!! After Jabry.com took an absent without leave then came back online last week, with neary a reason, leaving my google ranking non-existant, I realized that it will be best to have resources spread out a bit more evenly. There will surely be some duplication and the inevitable ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Kunal Chowdhury, Mark Arteaga(-2-), Shawn Hargreaves(-2-), Steve Strong, JOSUEYERAY, and Kyle McClellan. Shoutouts: Mason Brown has a post up that's a great read: Thoughts on User Exerience Yochay Kiriaty announced Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh From SilverlightCream.com: Understanding control customization with templates: part #2 Andrea Boschin has the 2nd of his tutorial series on writing a templated control up on SilverlightShow How to Create ...
First off, thanks to Jeff & John for creating geekswithblogs.net, and to whomever else I might not know about who maintains it, and to all of the other bloggers for everything I've learned from them the past several years. I've been blogging like a madman lately to earn a geekswithblogs.net T-shirt (Oh please, please let it have a picture of a CareBear!), and have three questions for my fellow geeks: 1) Is there a way to configure your blog to get email notification when someone comments on a ...
I recently had the privilege of taking part of a conversation about available blog engines with some of our Microsoft Community Leaders. I since got interested in finding out more about available .Net-based extensible blogging engines. Two days ago, I came across a link about Oxite, a codeplex ASP.Net MVC-based mature open source blogging engine (http://oxite.codeplex.com). While the Oxite project is no longer active, its source remains available and downloadable. Additionally, the future holds great ...
In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Joshua Holt, and Timmy Kokke. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a post up that should be required reading for anyone blogging or thinking about starting one: Creating A Silverlight Blog That Doesn’t Suck From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (4 – RIA Services Libraries) The 4th part of Mike Taulty's RIA Services series is a nice tutorial on the RIA Service Class Library... what it is, how to build one and how to use it. Debugging Silverlight with Firefox ...
Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,ASP.NET MVC I wish I had discovered this before part 19. I've got some catching up to do… Evan Nagle's working / blogging / joking / cartooning his way through building an ASP.NET MVC 2 web site in what looks like the .NET world's answer to Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby: http://www.weirdlover.com/2... Looks like a bit more entertaining ride than NerdDinner or the Music Store ...
Technorati Tags: .NET,Kansas City Thanks to the KC development community for a great free event. The Johnson County Community College provided very nice facilities. I’m the sort of guy who would willingly drive 4+ hours each way for a free XL (or “developer medium”, as Richard Campbell calls it) T-shirt, but got a lot more than that out of the event. Here's a recap of the sessions I attended: Why Kanban? speaker: Troy Tuttle Troy is a “pragmatic agilist” at AdventureTech (not AdventureWorks – I was ...
It is really shaping up to be everything I had hoped. Prizes are stacked up behind me. Food is in place. I have a set of wonderful volunteers beside me. The event has been full for weeks. I will not be doing any official blogging for this event on this blog. You will have to watch the official blog for that http://silverlightpalooza.d... – June 18th and 19th. I plan to post pictures and descriptions of everyone’s projects during the event. It is going to be wonderful fun. Shawn ...
It is nice to start blogging again! I am working on new project in a small company now. We do not have a full time database admin. I have to cover multiple roles: getting requirements, writing docs and creating diagrams, designing app, writing code, testing and DBA role. I am not a DBA. But, I have to do day to day database changes: adding new new columns and tables. Check out 2 min video about the SQL_Compare. This tool saves time by automatically comparing and synchronizing database schemas; eliminate ...
I recently bought a new Macbook Pro (the 13” one) to dive into a new world of programming challenges as well as to get a more powerful netbook than my Packard Bell Dot which I’ve been using since last year. I’ve had immense pleasure using the netbook format and their small size in meetings (taking notes with XMind), surfing “anywhere”, and, of course blogging with windows live writer. So far the Mac is holding up, it’s sleek, responsive, and I’ve even begun looking at coding in Objective C with it, ...
I have been recently been doing more photography and Flickr was only allowing me to do so much with the images in displaying them. No customization of skin, no page grouping, no post like pages. So I decided to host a WordPress blog to host my images. I really wanted to try WordPress to see what features single-hosted blog products offer that our multiple-hosted blog system could take advantage of. So far the product is very cool, I can see how such a large developer network would help produce such ...
This tutorial will show you how to build a plug-in for Windows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is a blogging tool that Microsoft provides for free. It includes an open API for .NET developers to create custom plug-ins. In this tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to build one. Full source and binaries are now hosted on CodePlex. Open VS2008 or VS2010 and create a new project. Set the target framework to 2.0, Application Type to Class Library and give it a name. In this tutorial, we are going ...
A few weeks ago I did the following post asking people – if they used foreign key constraints in their star schemas. The poll is still open if you are interested in adding to it, but here is what the chart looks like as of today. (at the bottom of the poll itself there is a link to the live results, unfortunately I cannot link the live results in here as the blogging platform blocks the required javascript) Interestingly the results are fairly even. Of the 78 respondents, fractionally over half at ...
In the last few months since I started learning F# I have begin to notice an increase in the number of people blogging about the language. Sure, it could just be that I am noticing it more because I am actively looking out for questions and blog posts, but even in my day to day reading of Code Project Daily News and Stack Overflow questions there seems to be increased activity around the language. So what sparked this post? Well, today today I logged in and saw that the latest podcast by DNR was ...
Happy 3rd Birthday! Yesterday (May 16) was the 'Birthday' of SilverlightCream, which started just after MIX in 2007 with a post "Interesting Silverlight posts today: Silverlight Control & Silverlight Pad". Too many good posts flying around led me to want to archive them, particularly since I was being aggregated at a new site Silverlight.net, and I could give some of that 'reach' to the community. Saturday's post was number 862, and as of that post, there were 5697 blog posts archived in the ...
More Adventures in MVVM EDIT: Here is why I love blogging and sharing code so much: Putting your ideas and code out into the public space always manages to add value to the ideas that were originally posted. Case in point: Tobias Richling commented on this post with a fantastic refinement to the Silverlight dynamic property binding. There is a much more simple way to bind against these dynamic properties (including automatic commanding) than my first approach. I have incorporated the changes to the ...