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There are four upcoming SharePoint Saturday events all listed at http://www.sharepointsaturd... with speaker information and submission information. Some of them have registration links posted. The four cities and dates are: SharePoint Saturday San Francisco on Saturday, April 25th SharePoint Saturday DC on Saturday, May 2nd SharePoint Saturday Chicago on Saturday, June 13th SharePoint Saturday Charlotte on Saturday, June 20th If you cannot attend any of these events Mark Miller at http://www.endusersharepoin... ...
On Thursday I am taking 70-541…I am taking many practice exams, reading books, watching webcasts, and doing a billion other things…I encourage anyone to post on this blog thread or in email any questions to stump me related to the WSS 3.0 Application Development. If you do it I’ll blog about the questions that you ask and research the answers more in depth and explain why that is the answer. I encourage a good challenge. Later on this month I will be taking the next exam which will probably be the ...
If you are going to be in San Francisco or surrounding areas I would recommend attending SharePoint Saturday San Francisco. It will be just as good as all the other SPS events, such as Tulsa, New York, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, etc… The link for the event is http://www.sharepointsaturd... It looks like Paul Schaeflein, Michael Lotter, and others will be presenting. San Francisco is a nice city. You could check out Fisherman’s Wharf and the second largest Chinatown in the country. ...
In this Issue: Al Pascual, Alex Knight, Jose Fajardo, and Chris Hay. Shoutout: Just in case you've been asleep for a while, Bill Reiss has been working on "a community dedicated to free online games built on the Silverlight platform". Check it out: SilverArcade... I just saw a tweet that it is officially launching later this week, so they're calling this a 'pre-launch' ... it looks great, Bill! Also... I forgot to mention this yesterday, but I made some intrusive changes under the covers on SilverlightCream.com ...
First things, first… You’ll notice the new blog name “The SharePoint Hillbilly”. This is one of the interesting things that came out of SharePint. What do you think? You like it? hate it? At least it’s a little more memorable. Hey, I AM from Arkansas (no, I’m not married to my sister). ANYWAY! The St. Louis SharePoint User Group was kind enough to put together an amazing SharePoint event this past weekend and even more gracious by allowing me to speak. I met a lot of amazing people, had a lot of ...
Wow, what a great couple of days last week! Despite having attended Devscovery the past two years, I’m still amazed at the amount of useable content that is covered during this 3-day event. The event started with a keynote by Scott Hanselman talking about the impact of social networking on software development. While some of his points may be debated by some folks in the industry, he certainly caused many in attendance to give more thought into exercising their own personal branding. Following the ...
I spent last week enjoying the sun (and rain and wind and fog) in Yorkshire and managed to pretty much avoid email/work all week which was great. I did manage a little “evangelism” during the week though. My dad has an old compaq notebook which has been playing up for months. I decided to use Live Mesh to create a copy of his files and rebuild it using a Windows 7 Beta DVD I had handy. After sourcing just one driver from the hp site (for the wireless card) it is now running great and he is blown ...
Got your attention? Good. I’ll say it again: Waterfall is the perfect methodology. It attempts perfection from the outset. Perfect requirements, perfect design, perfect development and perfect delivery in a perfect world. If you live in that world where requirements don’t ever change, then you should probably use a waterfall type methodology for developing your software; and you should drop me a line (although they probably won’t let you have anything sharp like a pencil to write with there). For ...
We had a little problem a few days ago when we were reviewing the testing of a B2B solution implemented with BizTalk. This implementation was basically the collection of a file via FTP and then a splitter pattern which would break up a batch and cascade updates to appropriate systems. The file which was recieved was a moderately complex file containing multiple rows containing different types of positional records. We had implemented this as per the specification and were moving from testing this ...
At Mix09, the Microsoft Translator Team announced that they have released a preview of the very exciting in-place Translator Widget that works in conjunction with the current Windows Live Translator Site. They have provided an AJAX API to implement the translation functionality. Currently the feature is in Preview mode only and open to reviewers and testers only by Special Invitation. To see a cool demo of the Translator Widget in action visit Laurent Duveau's Site. As you can see from the code-snippet ...
For years there has been debate between applications deployed to the desktop and applications accessed via the web browser. Like political opponents the debate has been fierce and each side evolving over the years. Deployment complexity and richness of the user interface have always been two of the central battles fought. Each technology has made dramatic improvement including things like Click Once to ease deployment of Smart Client's to AJAX to make web applications more responsive and user friendly. ...
Let’s play a game of “What if…”. What if you were a Canadian flying from Toronto to Vancouver. The only piece of luggage you had was a metal case containing $5000.00. When you went through security, the officers noticed that you were carrying a large sum of money with you. Now what is the acceptable response from the security officers? Should they be allowed to question you about the money? How about your job, what you were doing in Toronto, what you’ll be doing in Vancouver? Realize that while carrying ...
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen a strange tweet yesterday: Looking for a word... "Employee" is to "Roster" as "Vehicle" is to _____? "Fleet" doesn't seem quite right. With a lot of helpful suggestions, especially from @patrickgreene, we settled on “Fleet Manifest”. It’s ideal for what I needed. But in case you’re wondering why I needed that term, here’s a slide from the UML QuickStart class from 213 Software Studios (click pictures for larger images): And here’s another: "Think one ...
Apparently there isn’t one judging by the comments given by Janet Napolitano, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, at a recent Canada/US border conference in Washington. A few excerpts… "One of the things that we need to be sensitive to is the very real feelings among southern border states and in Mexico that if things are being done on the Mexican border, they should also be done on the Canadian border," “We shouldn't go light on one and heavy on the other.” "This is one NAFTA, one area, one continent, ...
Nothing special – just a list of good Visual Basic .NET articles I read over the last month. Enjoy: Visual Basic Lambdas are not quite the same as C# Lambdas. This article explains how to work around the differences. Visual Basic needs a hand with iterators as it has no specific syntax. Useful when you live in a world of LINQ and IEnumerable. This article shows you how to create iterators in VB. Combining XML Literals, WCF and LINQ to create temaplates. Interesting stuff. Add “Ruby like” MethodMissing ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
We have been busy organizing a number of community events. I would like to share some events Regina.NET has been working on and other community events. All the below events are free and open to the public. Regina.NET Date: April 8th @ 6 PM Speaker: Rod Paddock Topic: JQuery with ASP.NET Web 2.0 is here to stay. jQuery is a JavaScript library that abstracts away all of the gory details of working with JavaScript for web applicatons. This session will demonstrate how to add jQuery to your ASP.NET applications ...
Registration for the DreamBuildPlay 2009 Challenge is now open. Pull together a team of up to 7 people, or go solo. Use XNA Game Studio to build a groundbreaking game for the Xbox 360 platform. You and your team could win your share of $75,000 in cash prizes! There's also the potential opportunity to receive an Xbox LIVE publishing contract. Maybe best of all, your game could be played - and admired by gamers worldwide. If you register soon, you'll receive a free 12 month XNA creators club trial ...
I will explain how to develop a simple application in ASP.NET using a three-tier architecture. The presentation tier The business tier The data tier Concepts: The presentation tier contains the UI (User Interface) elements of the site, and includes all the logic that manages the interaction between the visitor and the client’s business. (ASP.NET Web Forms,Web User Controls,ASP.NET Master Pages) The business tier receives requests from the presentation tier and returns a result to the presentation ...
Buying books can get expensive. If you’re like me, you’ve got a collection surmounting that takes up more room than you should probably afford. So what are your options? You could use the library, but then you’re fairly limited in readings. Many of the classic timeless books will be around, but the latest and greatest will be a long time from hitting the shelf, if at all. You could do book trading, if you live in the heart of a thriving technical community. But, we don’t all have that sort of availability, ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage of the newer version of Live Maps and ...
Technorati Tags: ntech Great news … You don’t need an invitation code anymore to provision services on Azure. Just sign in with a Windows Live ID en you’re ready to go. Update :(thanks Steve!) this is only so fo the .NET Services and SQL Services. Goto http://portal.ex.azure.micr... ...
These are both uniquely different things, but both worthy causes to make certain everyone is aware of. StirTrek Stir Trek is an opportunity to learn about the key announcements from the Mix 09 conference, at a location that is a little closer to home (if you live in Ohio or will be there on May 8, 2009), and in the comfort of a movie theater. There will be 10 sessions, in two tracks, so you'll be able to pick the content that interests you the most. In addition, the day will include lunch, a raffle ...
I’ve known Jim Duffy for almost 6 years now, and I can honestly say he thinks he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When I first asked Jim to do a NINE Questions interview, back in September, he was delighted to have an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject. Fast-forward 7 months and welcome to the longest NINE Questions interview ever. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Jim Duffy. 1. Where are you from? A long time ago in a galaxy far away... oh wait, that one's already been used. ...
I’ve known Rich for a little over 10 years now and he’s definitely one of the more interesting people I’ve worked with in my career. I recently saw him again a couple weeks ago at the Roanoke Code Camp and he agreed to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I currently work from home, which is outside of Roanoke, VA. I grew up in upstate NY though. That gives me the right to say things to the locals like “You call that snow? I used to live next to Canada.” 2. What do you do / Who do ...
In a classic Dilbert strip, Tina the Tech Writer is forced to write docs for code that doesn’t exist yet. Her last line: “If you call our tech support, we’ll blame Microsoft.” Works for me! I blame Microsoft for why I don’t have a new Lounge today. OK, so time spent job searching is a larger factor. But still, I’d rather blame Microsoft. In particular, I blame Windows 7. Now by and large, I’m loving the Windows 7 beta. It’s a thousand little things I didn’t know I needed, but now I need. And it’s ...
Join Visual WebGui's live session during Microsoft Techdays 2009 taking place on April 1st at 7:30am GMT The session: MBL305 Security is enterprise RIA show stopper will discuss the new web 2.0 AJAX, Silverlight and Flash development nature are rapidly puling developers to develop fat clients downloading the entire application to the client. Enterprises cannot live with the huge hidden security compromise they do when using such technologies and this fact becomes a major show stopper for creating ...
Development related: Extend IE7 and IE8: Make extending IE7 and IE8 that much easier with a little spicIE :-) With SpicIE you can develop your own event handlers, toolbar buttons, menu entries, toolbars and more. Free software for students: UK secondary school students can get free developer software like Visual Studio, Expressions & XNA Games Studio. Trial Virtual Machines to download: 52 to choose from! Daily 2 hour Live Meetings on TFS: www.almcatalyst.com Windows Azure Sample app – Issue ...
On April 1st, 2009, Microsoft is putting on a free 24 hour virtual event covering developer-related topics. There will be 95 live sessions provided via Live Meeting in the following tracks: *Windows Development and Frameworks *Windows Mobile Development *Office and SharePoint Development *Developer Tools, Languages & Practices *Web Development & User Experience More information on each track can be found here: http://www.msfttechdays.com... Macro Shaw will be presenting ...
In this all-submittal issue: Mark Monster, Rob Houweling, Bart Czernicki, and Jan Jelinek. Shoutouts: Corrina Black has her material up from #MIX09 and links out to other great presentations: ux musings : Mix 09' Was Amazing! Andy Beaulieu presented at Code Camp 11 and has all his material up if you were there or not :) Whats New in Silverlight 3 Graphics: Slides + Demos Jeff Paries, Animation Guru, has his #MIX09 material up as well: MIX’09 Presentation Projects From SilverlightCream.com: In memory ...
We are very excited to announce the availability of Position Control functionality in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 SP3 Human Resources and Payroll!! This new functionality is often utilized within industries such as the Public Sector (State and Local Government, Education, Special Districts…etc.) It went live on the Price List Nov. 1, 2008 and is available through SP3. Please see the below email for additional information. Position Control Summary: Position Control is a Human Resource and Payroll function ...
Guys… As mentioned in my last post that I’ll be sharing a live demo of Desktop simulation we did in Silverlight. Please don’t go mad because I’m a bit late to do it. Actually I have been so busy last 2-3 days but now its live. Enter any password and login, you are ready to play. Don’t try this on Real Windows because such a deed will be useless :P If you want to host it on your website, you are more than welcome to do that and here is the iframe you need to add to your webpage: <iframe src="http://silverlight.ser... ...
I'm pretty quick to jump on the band wagon with new Microsoft Technologies. You have to appreciate a company that constantly gives you a free taste of whats next. So I'd like to make it clear that I much enjoy many things Microsoft..... However... It is no secret that Microsoft can produce some products that do not always work as advertised. At least not with the initial release. Unfortunately IE 8 is no exception. I am pleased with the speed at which the browser launches and loads pages, It rivals ...
So I just installed Live Writer and am writing this blog with it. Integrating with my blog was painless. I added a Code Snippet plug-in, hoping that it will work well for me. I’ve been using CopySourceAsHtml (CSAH) to great success, but thought it best to try out the plug-ins that are available. There are other code plug-ins, but this was the highest rated. Do you, Dear Reader, have a favorite? Here is a comparison between the CSAH and the plug-in: CSAH: 1 [Specification] 2 public void the_job_end_date_should_be_... ...
Are you a high school student? Do you like to play games on your XBox 360? How would you like to be able to create games for your XBox 360? Now you can. At the Government Leaders Summit today, Microsoft announced that they are extending the Microsoft DreamSpark program to high school students and teachers. This program was previously available to college students and instructors. As part of the program, students get access to Microsoft software that they may not have been able to. In the case of ...
In August of 2006 I was listening to the radio and stumbled across a guy named Dave Ramsey. The simplest way to distill Dave Ramsey down is: Get out of debt, stay out of debt, live beneath your means. Before long my wife and I were both on board with it and we were budgeting and cutting our expenses. This created a really big problem for me because my wife had been waiting for a long time to intervene on my addiction. The budget gave her the perfect excuse. My drug of choice...Technology books. I ...
GDC: Future Of Games For Windows Live Microsoft announces in-game DLC, anti-piracy initiatives, and cloud feature saving for GFW Live, and execs talk to Gamasutra about removing the 100-friend limit, bringing XNA Community Games to Windows, and more. GDC: Q&A: Microsoft Announces XNA Game Studio 3.1, New Dev Kit, And More Microsoft has prepared a slate of developer-oriented announcements for GDC, including the latest Dream-Build-Play development contest, upgrades to its XNA Game Studio suite, ...
One of the less obvious features available in Windows Live Writer is the ability to automatically ping (send a signal) to popular blog aggregators every time you publish something to your blog. This feature actively pings the servers of the blog aggregators you specify and to indicate when there is new material. To use this feature in Writer click on Ping Servers in the Options dialog (navigation: Tools | Options | Ping Servers). Then add the names of the servers you want to ping. Start off with: ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 7:30 AM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Join your local TechNet Events team for valuable new tools and technical content – all delivered live by experienced IT pros. We’ll explore Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing, take a quick tour of Microsoft Online Services and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), and discuss ...
Over at yahoo.com, you can find the live NCAA basketball games. The quality isn't too bad and depends on your connection and monitor resolution. Here's a picture of the boss button that you can click if needed ...
Ed Meets The Spoons! Legendary Canadian 80's band The Spoons played the Boston Manor in Burlington on March 14, 2009. What an awesome time I had at this intimate setting concert with one of my favourite bands! Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne were very friendly with fans, circulating around the club both before and after the concert, signing autographs - and pausing for this photo opp! Great to see you guys still together and playing after 30 years (like Rush)! Personal favourite song of the night was ...
Wow… it’s at Day 3 that I usually start to fade fast, and this one’s no exception. Yesterday was awesome… It began with a Silverlight breakfast meetup with an ever expanding contracting group of folks to name a few: Tim Heuer, Laruent Bugnion (thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), John Papa (again thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), Matthias Shapiro, Bryant Likes (finally met you), Pete Brown, Frank LaVigne, Walt Ritscher, and wow, memory loss on the rest of the people. Laurent ...
Check out John Papa’s blog for much more detail and camera work… I’m just doing highlights. Web… Each of the tools can be used independently or integrate with each other or open source tools Expression Web 3: Standards based web authoring, Multi-laguage, Secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, SuperPreview Erik Saltwell demoing Expression Web 3 SuperPreview – split screen or full, and can pick the browser to view it in, also can side-by-side the various browsers, or layering them one over the other to see problems. ...
As I mentioned before, I've been using Win7 full time on my laptop. Win7 ships with IE8 beta which has some nice improvements, but overall isn't ready for prime time just yet (such are the perils of beta software.) My recent experiences with FireFox 3 (prior to installing Win7) have left me somewhat cold, so my browser of choice has been Google Chrome. Overall, I really like Chrome a lot and there have only been a few instances where it wouldn't work well with something. One of those things is a ...
I wanted to make sure and draw attention to the effort that Brandon King in Harrison, Arkansas has given towards promoting this event. There are some major giveaways, and we will be arranging a carpool from Springdale to drive the 1:30 to give a good showing from the NWA DNUG crew. Details: Who: CLAUDIO LASSALA What: Details at http://odnug.org When: April 2nd 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: North Arkansas College (Center Campus - Durand Center - Old Regions Bank Building), Harrison, AR Grand Prize Inspiron ...

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In this issue: Bob Thomson(2), Colin M, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Alex Knight, Gavin Wignall, Chris Cavanagh(2), Rishi, and Tess Fernandez. Shoutout: Jeff Weber announed Introducing Krashlander (A Silverlight Game) ... this looks like it will be a fun game. From SilverlightCream.com: colaab – View large images instantly with DeepZoom integration Bob Thomson at colaab has been having way too much fun with DeepZoom and Silverlight. You can still get a free account... check out what they've ...
This week, Thursday March 19 at 6:00PM: The Twin Cities XNA User Group will feature Andy (The ZMan) Dunn. Andy will be discussing Best Practices for submitting your game to the XBOX Live Community Games, along with some interesting stories of how (and how NOT) to work with peer review to get your game passed. Those of you who have met Andy before know what an entertaining speaker he is. If you haven't heard one of his talks, then you really don't want to miss this one. After the meeting, we'll be ...
Challenging IT Promotion “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain...” (Quote from Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight by Warner Brothers Pictures) I know, you’re rolling your eyes and wondering why I’m quoting comic book movies. Bear with me, there’s a point here. In our industry there is a trend of promoting good technical people past their level of effectiveness. Yes, we’re talking about the Peter Principle. You all know someone who was an excellent ...