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I am both a Google docs and Windows SkyDrive user, one thing however that I am always thought would help, especially with SkyDrive, as its essentially a backup tool for me is being able to access through Windows explorer (or FTP would suffice!). Well I have found a little app that does just that!! It’s from Gladinet and the catch line is “Delivering cloud services to your desktop and operating system”, it does connect to other things like Azure blob store and Amazon. You can download a free version ...
Visual WebGui was chosen by Channel Web within 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors among the list you can also find Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft's Windows Azure and AT&T. Cloud computing is poised to make big gains in 2010, Here, we take a look at the 20 coolest cloud platform vendors vying for solution providers' attention. Its Visual WebGUI platform is a way to enable enterprises to create rich and responsive Web applications with solid performance and security. And while Visual WebGUI ...
The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on February 16th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Chris McAvoy Topic: Amazon Cloud Services Location: Illinois Technology Association 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 ...
I wanted to point folks at this great blog if you are interested in Cloud Computing. Janakiram MSV has been busily producing some great work in his role as a Cloud Computing Strategist. What I particularly like is he is looking at the Windows Azure Platform and Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Out of which came these three videos which are all well worth a look. You might also want to check out this video my colleague David Gristwood recorded with David Chappell in London last year which ...
Well, another year, and heck …. even another decade and 2010 is going to be such an important year, or kick-off year for technology that I thought I would take a stab at making some technology predictions on what I think might happen this year. Technology always has these “next thing” items coming forward that it is really hard to even really know what is for real. Technologies might be quite good – but it will also take additional things like community ground swell or true behind-the-scenes business ...
Here are a few one-liners that use NetCmdlets. Some of these I've blogged about before, some are new. Let me know if you have questions, which ones you find useful, or how you altered these to suit your own needs. Send email to a list of recipient addresses: import-csv users.csv | % { send-email -to $_.email -from lance@nsoftware.com -subject "Important Email" –message "Hello World!" -server 10.0.1.1 } Show the access control list for a specific Exchange folder: get-imap -server $mymailserver -cred ...
Recently I had a need to create a SQL Server 2008 SSIS package that could do SFTP transfers. The FTP component that comes with SSIS is very useful but it cannot do secure transfers. In the past I have had to use scripting to create dynamic script files for WS_FTP pro (which I do use and like very much!!) but this brought in many more moving parts and was subject to failure for a number of reasons. After a bit of searching I found http://www.cozyroc.com and in particular the SFTP component: http://www.cozyroc.com/ssis... ...
I have been meaning to get these “out of my head” for a little while now. Christmas Eve seems a good day to do it on :-) Dave Thompson (Microsoft UK) did a good summary post of adding SSL to a webrole Dave also did a good summary of the differences in the Azure November SDK. The Azure TCO & ROI Calculator Cloud Storage Studio V0.9 is available How Azure is being used in the real world - Azure Deep Dives This was generated from a series of UK early adopter labs we run. Yep, I’m in there somewhere ...
I may be a Microsoft aficionado, but the competition is still important, especially when it’s especially worthy. That’s why I subscribe to Amazon Web Services’ newsletter. A new issue arrived in my inbox recently and revealed AWS’ latest innovation: Amazon EC2 instances priced by bid. Specifically, according to AWS’ Web posting on the so-called EC2 Spot Instances option: “Spot Instances allow customers to bid on unused Amazon EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds the ...
In an effort to better serve the Chicago architecture community here is a preview of upcoming topics. January – Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers February – Amazon Cloud Service March – Data Integration Architecture Future: Document Generation Architecture Technorati Tags: Chicago Architects Group,CAG,architecture,user group,PSC Group ...
A week ago I got a new phone. This was planned, and yet not planned. Getting a new phone working is disruptive, and I didn’t want that disruption on Thanksgiving week. However, Verizon somehow de-provisioned my old phone from its data network and told me it would take 5 days to fix the problem. That meant being without mobile email access, liekly for a week, so I reasoned that getting a new phone would be actually less disruptive than fixing the old one. So I deactivated my Moto Q9m Windows Mobile ...
Microsoft has released a final version of its book “Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition”. The book is described as: This guide is available online here in the MSDN Library and will be available in the Fall of 2009 as a Microsoft Press book, ISBN# 9780735627109, that you can purchase through local and online booksellers. The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET ...
In this Issue: Bob Thomson/Storm Ideas, Danijel Stulic , René Schulte, Jesse Liberty, Windows Client.NET, Sergey Barskity, Jeff Prosise, Vikram Pendse, Frank La Vigne, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Damian Schenkelman posted that Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) When you think User Group you think of a bunch of geeks sitting around, but holy crap... check out this stellar crew: Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and ...
I attended the Windows 7 launch today, and the success of the product really hit close to home. I mean that literally, as the launch event itself was held in a NYC loft space that was walking distance from my home. But I mean it figuratively as well, because I think this version of Microsoft’s client operating system, and the company’s confidence and pride around it, harkens back to a time, toward the beginning of my career, when Windows really excited people and created a buzz. Tech commentator ...
Windows 7 has broken the Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousting Harry Potter. Just read this post from Vladislav Savov on engadget.com. Here’s what they said: “Take it from us, your London-based sleuths, when anything sells faster than Harry Potter books or DVDs in the UK, it's scorching hot. Case in point is Microsoft's Vista successor, which has sold so well that it has beaten the Amazon UK pre-order record previously held by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In fact, Windows ...
This is an Open Letter to the Editor of CIO in response to an article posted on Computer World discussing the five problems that supposedly keep legacy applications out of the Cloud. Dear Editor, In light of your recent article about the challenges that legacy application face in migrating to the cloud, below please find a response which provides answers to 4 of the most problematic issues. We believe your readers would greatly benefit from the information, and we regret that we were not directly ...
In this Issue: Jared Bienz, Tim Heuer, Sergey Barskiy, Alex Knight, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Peter Bromberg, Shawn Wildermuth, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: Robbe Morris at EggHead Cafe has put up EggHeadCafe in Silverlight Release Candidate Now Available. Would be cool to see a series of articles detailing this :) John Bruin has a demo of of Silverlight Money Pyramid. This is pretty cool... I don't see a link for source though :( From SilverlightCream.com: Skins for WPF and Silverlight By way of ...
I was recently hunting down some good articles where key folks in the industry are talking about Software + Services. Here’s a few of the ones I found very helpful. Is the Cloud Reliable Enough for Business? Outages at a cloud-computing service could hurt your business. The question is whether your in-house systems can do better. Q&A: Clouds of Distribution, Erik Troan, CTO at rPath, a company that delivers enterprise applications across cloud-based environments, recently spoke with Dr. Dobb's ...
REST REST strictly refers to a collection of network architecture principles which outline how resources are defined and addressed. The term is often used in a looser sense to describe any simple interface which transmits domain-specific data over HTTP without an additional messaging layer such as SOAP or session tracking via HTTP cookies. REST Principles: Application state and functionality are divided into resources Every resource is uniquely addressable using a universal syntax for use in hypermedia ...
So I read about the first 50% of Ariel, its fun so far, but one thing really bugs me. The lack of guns. In all science fiction/fantasy, I give the author a chance to set up whatever rules they want. Aliens exist, Psychic powers exist, whatever. All I ask that whatever new rules the author sets up be consistently applied. In Ariel, some undefined event happens, and all technology stops working, in exchange magic starts working. This is a really interesting premise, and allow me to speculate : If the ...
Hooray…Labor Day weekend….free-time…..yea me! Yeah right! Stealing time is not an easy task, trust me. After I posted my article on “ClickOnce Hosting with Amazon S3”, Andy over at cloudberrylab asked me to give their app “CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3” a test drive. After moving to AWS S3, I haven’t had much time to track down many S3 apps for my tool box, so I decided to give this a shot. I pointed my browser to cloudberrylab.com and off I went. After checking out their blog section and watch ...
ClickOnce is a fascinating technology which you get right out of your Visual Studio IDE. For those unfamiliar with ClickOnce, it’s basically a deployment technology which allows developers to publish their windows-based application to a webserver or network share. Any updates to the application can easily be deployed to the client. You can read more here. I’ve been using the technology with almost all my project deployment. This time around I had to change my strategy a bit. Basically our network ...
I recently heard a presentation from David Chappell talking about how SOA is failing in many organizations. Below is not a summary of what he talked about but my own new thoughts on a subject I am still learning much about while listening to his presentation..... I have to give it to David Chappell. He has a way of bringing together concepts in a very simple and engaging way. At a recent architecture conference ( video http://channel9.msdn.com/po... ...
As I wrote a couple of days ago, my wife and I got a pair of Kindle 2 book readers. While she started fresh, I had a little work to move my book content over to the new unit. When I ordered the two new Kindles, they showed up under my Amazon account as my 2nd and 3rd Kindles. Once the units arrived, we enjoyed our out-of-box experience, which was on par with the excellent Zune packaging. The Kindle took recycling to a new high since essentially everything but the cling wrap, the protective cover ...
As a happy owner of an original Kindle, my wife was always asking me about its convenience. I take the reader on business and personal travel and find it much easier to read it one-handed when compared with any book. Everywhere I would read a book, I have no problem reading the Kindle. I find it convenient on airplanes, though having it off during takeoff and landing is bothersome. I have quite a bit of free content, or I had it converted for free by Amazon. The Kindle 2 is out now and she wants ...
Being ASP.NET based Visual WebGui is coded, parsed and executed on top of .NET and is most native application nature for Windows Azure, Amazon and other cloud providers. Having an optimized received & sent data actually concludes in lowering the transportation and the costs when it comes to cloud deployment. The highest request-per-second compared to any other AJAX infrastructure proves the simple fact!, the CPU is much less occupied with allocations & disposals of objects and results again ...
Recently I had received an email warning me this might be happening and it did. Due to the impending actions of the North Carolina state legislature, Amazon has closed the accounts of all Amazon Associates in North Carolina. Here is the email I received: “We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account has been closed as of June 26, 2009. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional tax collection scheme expected to be passed any day now by the North ...
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What do you get when you combine Microsoft Surface with augmented reality technology? Sixth Sense of course! Sixth Sense is the creator's(Pranav Mistry) name for a wearable device with a projector that displays real time information from the web, pretty handy I must say, especially the example they showed of Amazon book rating when browsing a book in a real shop, how handy that would be. Here's a video of the prototype presented by Pattie Maes (small world, I remember her previous work on Tete-a-Tete): ...
This is my first blog post on GeeksWithBlogs, and although I intend the majority of my posts to be about the .net world, I’m actually going to start with something else! My current job is as a Learning Technologist at The University of Manchester. Although the majority of my work is in web development, I have recently been involved in a study looking at the suitability of e-readers in an educational context. This arose due to the academics reports on the uncomfortable nature of reading student assignments ...
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have any questions – if you tell ...
I’ve not blogged much recently, for the simple reason that I’m not doing much development in my new job. I’ve done a couple of weeks of new development using C'# 3.0 in the last six months, but mostly I seem to be supporting legacy apps, planning and carrying out deployments and analysing data. I don’t mind this at the moment, but I have to say I was very pleased when Amazon finally sent me a copy of Steve Sanderson’s “Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework”. I needed a developer fix, and I’m getting it here. ...
This is the second pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter (Check out Pilot Show 1) I am working through issues around getting the best quality for recording (both of myself and folks I interview), deciding which tools to use to process the raw audio, what show structure to use etc. Once I have it completely pinned down I will go live with the “real” podcast which you will be able to subscribe to using ITunes and similar and will be published every two weeks. In the meantime, ...
Cloud computing holds great promise to the next evolution of business and consumer computing. Amazon has been in the cloud computing game for a while now. In addition to their Azure platform for hosting cloud applications, Microsoft also has online services for pictures, blogs, videos, and files. Google has similar software-as-a-service offerings as well. As other companies bring their offerings to the market, we’ll see more and more options to store our data and files “in the cloud”. But in our ...
Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. (Wikipedia) According to the official definition of the cloud, it’s an abstract environment which has the ability to dynamically scale and virtualized resources creating a self-managed deployment platform for applications which ...
Tutorial - Automatically Email SharePoint List and Library Items By Lance Robinson, /n software, Requirements: /n software SharePoint Workflow Extensions Contents Introduction Default Actions Workflow Configuration Customizing Actions Introduction SharePoint administrators who manage lists and document libraries may wish to configure specific lists or libraries to automatically send out emails when items are added or updated. Administrators can quickly and easily configure a workflow to handle this ...
So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to back up your data on a windows(XP(home and Pro) Vista (all versions)) machine. Some great little apps to backup data to external drives even to a network allocated storage device. Did you however think great I have a way to backup the data and its working however my hard drives are filling up quickly. What do I do now? Well you have options: Backup Less often (this can make things a bit interesting if you are constantly changing files and you may lose ...
Cloud computing is the buzzword of the moment . It seems that applying the "cloud" label is a real desire for a lot of people out there in the marketplace. This of course leads to the arguments about whether the "cloud" label is appropriate or just marketing spin. Why on earth is Cloud Computing so appealing? I think there are a lot of factors. I'll outline a few of the main ones below … Trendy To a certain extent delivering a cloud solution suggests that organisations are on the cutting edge of ...
Man I love InfoPath. I've only used it a bit, but the whole XML in the background, generate your own schema or use one to start with, then save or submit to W/S - it just is cool! I bet the productivity of those who use it regularly is off the charts. On the "oh crap" side is the fact that everyone needs to purchase a copy to use it (there is a web version but that's different). So when a new project required disconnected forms based input, I looked to Adobe LiveCycle Forms ES. Just the mention of ...
So far, I have received some very warm comments and reviews on my book "ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed" on the Amazon site (located here). I was checking my email today and I had received an email from my publisher telling me to go check out this review of the book that was done for ASP.NET Pro Magazine. Click here for the review. I have been writing books for about 7 years now and this is one of the best reviews that I've ever received and just wanted to share it out to the world! To Mike Riley (the ...

Gladinet allows access to cloud storage from Microsoft, Amazon and Google to be accessed from the desktop! 

GLADINET - Access Without Boundaries

Ups and downs. The Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET book which I co-authored has been out for almost a month now and ranks #10 in the Amazon hourly sales for ASP. #10 in Books > Computers & Internet > Web Development > Programming > ASP Hopefully, Wrox will distribute it in more local book stores. I went to two bookstores and couldn't find the book ...

Why? Why why why why can't I get HHGttG on my Kindle 2?

If ever there was a book that belonged on this device (which with unlimited access to wikipedia AND Wikitravel basically IS the Hitchhiker's Guide) it would be Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... but Amazon doesn't offer it. The other books are there, but not that one. 

Why?

April Meeting of The PCSUG – INETA Sponsored Event April 9 6:00 – 7:30, Phoenix, AZ Today, you can log into a Web site such as Amazon and the site knows who you are and what your preferences are. They are stored on the server and you are who you are regardless of what computer you use. Client Application Services gives you the ability to add this same functionality to your Windows applications by using client service providers for login, roles and profiles. These client providers use Web services ...
According to Amazon, the book was ranked #1 in the ASP category that they have on their site. But wait, if you wait another hour, your rank changes. Here's why according to Amazon. What Sales Rank Means As an added service for customers, authors, publishers, artists, labels, and studios, we show how items in our catalog are selling. The lower the number, the higher the sales for that particular item. The calculation is based on Amazon.com sales and is updated each hour to reflect recent and historical ...
I wanted an eReader of some kind. I knew that. This is a cool technology. First off, no matter if you get an Amazon Kindle or a Sony eReader, then you are in for a definite treat. This is one cool gadget and if you like to read books or magazines or whatever, then you are going to love the portability in carrying an easy-to-read library with you in a nice convenient little package such as these gadgets offer. For those that haven’t seen this in person, the big deal with this all is the piece of the ...
The journey started seven months ago when I was asked by Wrox if I was interested or if I knew someone that was interested in writing the new DotNetNuke5 book. At that time, I put together an all Florida team with the exception of DotNetNuke founder Shaun Walker. The team consisted of Darrell Hardy, Stan Schultes, and Ryan Morgan. Everyone was committed to the writing of the book and all are extremely knowledgeable. We all have been speaking together at code camps in the Florida area about DotNetNuke. ...
According to a recent Amazon survey, “Developer Tools” were the most requested improvement for SimpleDB. /n software’s Amazon Integrator fits the bill for developers building in .NET, ASP.NET, .NETCF, Java, JSP, C++, C++ Builder, Delphi, VB6 (ActiveX), and even classic ASP. You can download a free trial version, which includes demos and API documentation for the SimpleDB component as well as the included AWS, EC2, S3, and SQS components. Technorati Tags: Amazon, AWS, SimpleDB ...
I just got back from a business trip and sitting there on the counter was a copy of my latest book from Wrox! This book (my 20th) is titled Professional ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX. This was a fun book and I wrote this with some great co-authors including Matt Gibbs, Dan Wahlin, and Dave Reed. Amazon says that the book will be available on February 3rd (not too far away). Here is some of the introduction I wrote for the book: ----------------------------- ASP.NET revolutionized Web application development. ...
In this issue: Thiago Felix, Thomas Kirchmair, Ken Cox, Jeff Paries, Daniel Crenna, Bryant Likes, Mike Snow(2), David Anson, and Chris Carper. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Screencast - Amazon - Part 3 Thiago Felix sent me this link about part 3 of his Silverlight Screencasts on "developing a silverlight application that use amazon webservice"... if you're having trouble understanding the webcast, don't bother with more coffee... it's in Portuguese :) .. thanks Thiago! The invisible Silverlight ...