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I did a presentation at the Melbourne SQL Server User Group this week on the proactive caching feature in Analysis Services 2005. One of the topics that I covered was the different notification methods that Analysis Services 2005 can make use of in order to discover that something has changed in the underlying relational source. The first notification method on the list is SQL Server notifications, but you will notice that as soon as you select this option a warning message appears at the bottom ...
I will be giving an AOP presentation to the Atlanta .NET user group the 27th at the Microsoft offices in Alpharetta http://www.atlantadotnet.org/. The following is a description of the presentation. Joe Engineer has been following established concepts for quite some time, he uses TDD, refactors his code often, and even uses design patterns to help reduce coupling within his code. One day in looking at his code Joe came accross the following code ... public class Customer : MyObjectBase, ISavableObject, ...

I'm speaking this Tuesday at the Melbourne SQL Server User Group on the new real-time BI features in Analysis Services 2005.

Details of the event can be found at http://www.sqlserver.org.au/Events/ViewEvent.aspx?EventId=154

I'm currently going over (& over) my presentation and triple checking my demos. :)

A quick recap of this month's .NET BC user group meeting: It was an awesome one, it was really fun to see Scott Hanselman presenting once again. He gave us a real behind the scenes tour of DasBlog. It looks like a great piece of open source software written in .NET, and anyone can contribute to bug fixes, which is really cool. I'm going to give it a serious look for an upcoming project I'm working on. I also got to meet up with a few people from the upcoming Vancouver Code Camp, and say hi to Richard ...
Last Wednesday I did a presentation for the Calgary .Net User Group, people was surprised how easy is to do Web Parts with ASP.Net 2.0. You can see the photos here: http://flickr.com/photos/jb... And you can download the demos from the Calgary .Net User Group site: http://www.calgaryug.net Thanks! Daniel ...
Well, I haven’t been posting much for the past few months. I’ve had a lot of things going on including starting with Digineer in January. I spent a few weeks working on business development which was a lot of fun and a great experience. I started getting back into delivery a few weeks ago and now I’m mostly focused on that again and probably will be for quite some time. And this means I should be back to posting on BizTalk on a more regular basis. I also had the pleasure of attending ...
It has been a long time since I posted. But I just discovered that it is much easier to resume blogging than to resume exercising. The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group Community Launch was a sweet success, it far exceeded my greatest hopes for the event. Talk about fallout from success - Roanoke now has a SQL User Group, there have been 20 new members join the RV.NUG. People are actually approaching me ASKING what they can do to help - and then doing it. Not only was the launch super, the month after ...
That's right a BizTalk convoy. I don't mean like a bunch of messages being handled by a single orchestration. I mean like a bunch of people who realize they are going in the same direction and are a force to be dealt with. The inaugural meeting of the NYC Connected Systems User Group (www.nyccsug.org) was a roaring success. Only in NYC can you get 50 people out to the first meeting of a user group with only a month of publicizing. It was exciting to see the clear interest in Enterprise Integration ...
Nach meinem Vortrag bei der .NET User Group in München habe ich einige Fragen per Email im Bezug auf den "Stand Alone"- Workflow Designer bekommen. Der Beispiel stammt aus den Microsoft WWF Hands on Labs (Lab 10). Hier ist der Download-Link: Hier ist eine Übersicht aller WWF Hands on Labs: [1] Windows Workflow Foundation - Hands On Labs Beta 2 ...
I am presenting at my first Code Camp this Saturday in NYC. The matrix of sessions is here: http://nyc.codecamp.us/Matr... The registration is full, but you can register for the wait list here: http://msevents.microsoft.c... My talk is on Orchestrating Web Services with BizTalk Server 2006. I've found from my .NET user group in NJ and other venues that its often tough to get the average developer enthused about BizTalk. I'm not sure why ...
Oh Yeah! It was Miguel Castro at our local user group meeting (www.central-penn.net), speaking about buildingWeb Controls. It was indeed an interesting session, with Miguel. He was really prepared and was really active. Most of the members in our group are either beginners or are getting into .NET. As Miguel told (or complained) that building web controls are an area which most developers (or the powers-to-be, for that matter) do not like to swim in. I get complains from fellow developers around ...
I've been busy the past couple of weeks and am just getting to post something on the event. It was three days of events with Russ Fustino hosting pub clubs Thursday night in Miami at Mangos, Friday night in Weston at Tarpon Bend for speakers and volunteers and again Saturday night for attendees. As usual his camera was busy and he has posted pictures on his website at http://www.russtoolshed.net/. Although it is hard to say exactly how many attended the code camp, at one point in the morning I counted ...
Ich werde am 21.02. bei der .NET Developers User Group in München einen Vortrag zu diesem Thema halten. Veranstaltungsdaten : Thema: Windows Workflow Foundation Wer: Igor Milovanovic, Mercury Computer Systems AG Wann: Dienstag, 21.2.2006, ab 18:00 Uhr Wo: Fa. TESIS, Baierbunner Str. 15, 81379 München, 5. Stock Weitere Informationen und Anfahrtsbeschreibung http://www.munichdot.net/Ev... Anmeldung: http://www.munichdot.net/Ev... ...
VSLive returns to Toronto for the third year this spring. The conference will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre from April 24 to 27. VSLive! Toronto will bring together Microsoft insiders and industry experts for four days of real-world insights and demonstrations on Visual Studio.NET, ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo), VB, C#, and more. VSLive! Toronto is designed to address the issues developers face on a daily basis, providing practical ...



Time After Time We break our own records setting high standards of sucess for other communities - Umesh

Microsoft User Group Hyderabad - Community Launch " A Huge Sucess "

chk out my brand new design of MUGH : Microsoft User Group Hyderabad www.mugh.net just in time b’fore the launch! what a suprise it wud be! to my fellow core members. launch Update: The Microsoft User Group Hyderabad Core team is workin day n nite on the community launch of vs and sql server 2005. so heres the core log 2 days before the launch: All systems are a go ! we hope this is also a great sucess just like Devcon ...
Things are coming together for the new NYC Connected Systems user group (NYCCSUG). We now have: A web site: www.nyccsug.org. A meeting location: The Microsoft NYC office. An Inaugural Meeting planned: 6-8:30 PM on Thursday Feb 23rd Speakers: I will open up the meeting to introduce the group, discuss the purpose and logistics. Ian Murphy, a Business Process and Integration (BPI) Technical Specialist with Microsoft to present a BizTalk 2006 Overview. We are going to be an INETA group which hooks us ...
There was a question that surfaced on the Arizona .NET User Group list about determining which versions of .NET are on a system, and which service packs have been applied. It sounded like a fun challenge, so I spent a few minutes this afternoon learning about how to dig up that data. Definitely the most helpful information came from this post in Aaron Stebner's blog, which was pointed out by my friend Tim Heuer. Aaron's sample code is only available in native C++ and VB.NET, so I decided to write ...
After good successes for the past few years at both TechEd and PDC conferences, we are introducing the concept of “Bird of a Feather” sessions to Code Camp. These are not presentations but rather, an interactive discussion among people with similar interests. Two sessions are planned, “Dot Net Nuke” and “Conversion to 2.0 .NET” Dot Net Nuke is intended for people using or interested in using Dot Net Nuke. This community portal project that grew out of the I Buy ...
We had our community launch event for visual studio last night. It went really well actually (from the comments people gave anyway). I ditched the pre-canned stuff and opted to show off my own presentation. I focussed on Winform development, PPC development, and VSTO (which is AWESOME in 2005...definatley check it out). Now, every user group will be different, but here are some things that we noticed that you might want to consider for your group: No Powerpoints PleaseOur group is definately there ...
RV.NUG VS 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Launch .. 18 days and counting...... Back in October it felt like we had all the time in the world to prepare for our event In November I followed the Charleston, SC launch via Chris Williams blog and worked a “little“ harder In December ... I ate lots of non-Atkins food and enjoyed the holidays In January ... it began to feel close... This has been a really great experience so far. We are now receiving items at least 2 or 3 times a week from our sponsors. ...
As the world saw the launch of three milestone products from Microsoft, last year November - Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006, the Technical Communities have their own way of launching them.The MUGH (Microsoft User Group Hyderabad) has its Community Launch and Tech Fest, a combined rare occasion to meet all Community Leads and also participate in contests, brain teasers, win prizes etc., Date: February 4, 2006Venue: Microsoft Campus, Gachibowli,Hyderabad, India.Registration: ...
Flash back a few years to when .NET was an emerging technology. Microsoft put their marketing muscle behind the promotion and creation of user group communities: groups of geeks getting together to talk about CLR goodness. Their plan worked to perfection, and user groups sprung up all over the world! An organization (which I'm a membership manager for), INETA - The International .NET Association, was created and helped bolster the user groups by providing guidance, speakers, and support. Here in ...
And unfortunately, it's a detail I always seem to forget whenever I teach Webcontrol development. Anyone who has ever taken my webcontrol class or has heard my user group presentations about them, knows that I start by telling you the simplest thing: webcontrols render HTML to the browser. Now, while this has become pretty much common knowledge in the ASP.NET community, here's one detail that I haven't even seen the books tell. A standard composite control inherits from the System.Web.UI.WebControl. ...
Last Thursday I attended the Vancouver Small Business Server user group meeting. The topic was An Introduction to the Windows x64 Editions. The presenter was the very knowledgeable author and Microsoft MVP Charlie Russel, check out his blog for all sorts of info related to 64 bit computing. Although I'm just getting up to speed on the 64 bit world, it was a very interesting presentation. I've got to start getting to these things earlier, I'm always missing out on the pizza... ...
I was asked by a client recently what Microsoft SIG groups are available in our area (Melbourne, Australia). Up until a couple of years ago, Microsoft used to coordinate the SIGs and they would send out a regular email newsletter listing the upcoming events for all the SIGs. All the groups are now run by community members so there is no central email. However, if you register with them, most groups send out notifications of up coming events. The following is a list of all the local SIGs that I am ...
There is so much to say about the italian developer community. One of the largest european web sites ASP Italia by Daniele Bochicchio, famous speaker and writer like Dino Esposito and Francesco Balena, great events like SMAU and ... the largest european INETA User Group UGIdotNET [1] in Milano. I will never forget the video from multiplex cinema in Milano with Andrea dressed as a Spiderman speaking to the hunders of user group members. There is no chance to talk about everyone, but I would like to ...
Radio Tele-switching had it's 29th birthday last week. The service has been live since April 1985 and I can't help but be amazed by it. Simply put 7.5 million electricity meter's in the UK are remotely controlled by radio. The radio message is sent out by the BBC on a low frequency of Radio 4. This week I attended the RTS (Radio Tele-Switching) User Group meeting which was set up to bring this technology into the modern age as essentially it hasn't change for such a long time. For instance the kit ...
For a while now several us have thought “there oughta be an Enterprise Integration-oriented user group in the NY/NJ area“. Luckily we've bumped into one another and “I oughta” has turned into “we're gonna“. The “we“ includes myself (leader of the NJ DotNet Architecture and Development User Group) and Andrew Brust, Stephen Forte, and Bill Zack, the moderators of the NY DotNet Developers Group, so we're not just whistling Dixie.We've got strong support ...

The first NJ SQL Server User Group meeting will be held on Jan. 17th in Parsippany NJ!  Click the link for more info.

DON'T MISS IT!!!!!

--chaz

If you have registered for the DC Launch and are going to be unable to attend, I could use your help. Our local .NET User group is holding a Community Launch of Visual Studio 2005 / SQL 2005 on February 7th (http://www.rvnug.org). I need help regarding something with the Community Launch being held inRoanoke, VA on February 7th. This event has generated the most excitement and membership participation in our INETA .NET User Group in over a year, maybe ever. I started with a team of 4 and now have ...
Great event.... Sitting here at the table with INETA and the various user groups from around Florida. People from South Florida (www.fladotnet.com), Orlando (www.onetug.org), Tampa (www.fladotnet.com) and Tallahassee (www.tlhdotnet.net) are helping to staff the booth. There must be a couple thousand people here and I'm surprised how many do not know about the user groups in their areas... something we are corrrecting on the fly! Even more amazing is that some people don't really have any idea of ...
Getting ready to head out and enjoy today's launch event for VS.NET, SQL, and BizTalk here in Winniepg. Well, there's actually no BizTalk (not enough time in Tier 2 cities). Myself and my user group peeps are heading in early to set up our booth. Got some great posters and handouts done up. Also, as I'm sure you all know, whoever gets to these things early feasts on the GOOD pastries and fresh coffee, not the picked over crap left over (oh joy, BRAN muffins). I'll post some pics tomorrow of the event...and ...
Date: December 7, 2005Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pmLocation: 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto (Manulife Financial) - International A RoomWeb URL: www.metrotorontoug.comSession Description:Speaker: Colin Bowern from www.officialcommunity.com Join us to celebrate the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006! Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 and SQL Server™ 2005 are out of beta and ready to go. To celebrate, the Metro Toronto .NET USer Group cordially invites you to ...
I haven't been posting much lately because I got pretty busy over the past few months and it looks like it isn't going to change quickly either. I got added to the new zealand .NET user group with this blog. and would like to thank nic wise for adding me. his blog can be found @ http://www.fastchicken.co.n... I decided together with 2 other guys to start writing a book about quick and simple programming using .NET 2 technology. And what better way is there than to write a fully working application ...
Matthew Cassell, at 15 years old, is the youngest member of my user group here in Kitchener. He's also one of the most active. He's recently put together a podcast that will focus on .NET development as it relates to the academic space. High school in particular. Don't let the audience demographic fool you. Matt has some great stuff already in the can, as it were, including an interview with Java/.NET congnoscente Ted Neward and Mono project caballero César López Natarén. You can download ...
Our complete launch team is now in Victoria! It’s quite a bit of a change going from -15 degrees in Edmonton to +12 in Victoria, but we will handle it J I just learned that IT industry is second biggest industry in Victoria! The .net user group there is following that growth as well. We had a chance to hang out with the key members of the developer community in Victoria tonight. I got to see a few MVPs from the area who are now involved with the group. Most importantly, attendees got a chance ...
The whole team arrived to Edmonton today. We have our (launch) veterans Jerome and John in the city and our RD Joel Semeniuk as well. We are READY to go. We held a VIP reception with the Edmonton .NET Wizards user group in a local café as well. We had some 15 key user group members come out for the event. Blake McNeill, security MVP, drove all the way from Calgary to join us at the VIP reception and to help out at the event. Here is one random shot of the guys who showed up at the event. See ...
This was another announcement up on the website for my local SQL Server user group - cool :) [via Australian SQL Server User Group] Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) provides a graphical management tool for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) instances. SSMSE can also manage relational engine instances created by any edition of SQL Server 2005. SSMSE cannot manage Analysis Services, Integration Services, SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition, Notification Services, ...
So, I have been slacking off on my blog…and I had so many things to blog about. Dave, Jeff and Jennifer and I are catching the same floght to Ottawa. We are stuck on the airport, there is a severe thunderstorm in Toronto now. Yesterday we launched VS 2005, SQL 2005 & BIZTALK 2006 in Toronto. The best shot of this event is this photo (courtesy of Mark Relph). A few people who went to the San Francisco event the day after claimed our Toronto event was bigger!! The night before the event we ...
Code Camp is coming to Harrisburg. And the Central Penn .NET User Group is bringing it. Oh, I have been telling this to my friends for months! This is one of the wonderful things ever happened to the city. There were MSDN events for some time and it died again. I understand that MSDN events would not pull in the crowd akin to San Francisco..., but hey, we deserve it! To know more about what the Code Camp is all about, visit http://www.central-penn.net. ...
Hi, I'm thinking of seeing if there is enough interest to start a BizTalk User Group in Sweden. The plan is to meet in Stockholm, in the city, after work hours, maybe 5pm. You will have to put up with me talking the first time, but I plan to involve other speakers to talk about Windows Workflow, SOA, and other BizTalk related stuff. If you are interested, hit the "Contact" link and I will get back to you with further details. I am aiming for late November, early December for the first meeitng. Cheers, ...
I’ve been busy. Don’t ever seem to have enough time to write about my current projects. Time seems to fly when you are having fun. It started when I was at TechEd 2005, manning the INETA booth. I was approached by a guy who asked me if I was a User Group leader. I responded that I was and he introduced himself as an employee of Red-Gate Software. He told me that if I did a presentation utilizing the Ants Profiler, he would give me one and provide one as a giveaway during our meeting. ...
Over the last two years I have worked for 5 different companies (including my own business) and assisted multiple clients with .NET throughout NE Iowa. This Monday I accepted an offer of employment from Microsoft!!! In two weeks I will be a Consultant for the US-MCS Central COE Division. This position will allow me to do the same work I have done of the last 4 years, just on a bit larger scale. I could potentially support anywhere between the Gulf of Mexico and Canada. Being that I am located in ...
When I got my DELL computer on 2002 spring, it was the state-of-the-art machine. Now, no one would even take it for a donation. Well, that's how technology works, right? That's not the point of the post, though. This is the pain I took for installing VS2005 Beta into my machine. I recieved the BETA DVD from my local .NET User Group and also from Microsoft directly. When you try to install VS2005, it also installs Windows Installer 3.0. That's where I got burned. It wouldn't install Windows Installer ...
Tuesday 25th October 2005 Off to the Business Process Integration and Workflow workshop at Microsoft in North Ryde tomorrow for 3 days where I'll have a great opportunity to get a look at BT2006, WF and WCF (Indigo). Looking forward to some hands-on practicals and some insite in to these new products. I'll post some feedback on the session at he weekend. I beleive these workshops are also running in Melbourne and Bribane over then next few weeks. Tomorrow night is also the Sydney Biztalk User Group ...
The Microsoft User Group, Hyderabad's programming contest "TechFest" is now happening !!!It is open from September 7th and the two broad categories areCode Warriors 2005 & SQL Wiz 2005The nominations have been open for quite some time for submitting abstracts and they end by tomorrow October 20, 2005 There are lots of goodies and prizes to be won and it is a most valuable event organized by Microsoft User Group for Developers / Students who are aspiring developers.More information on this contest ...
Andy (ZMan) Dunn tried leaving this comment in my blog, but the links caused CAPTCHA to reject it. No biggie... here it is, along with my reply. Andy Dunn wrote...This is a DAMN good idea. One other thing - your user group only getslisted if it has speakers scheduled. This stops the groups that claimto exist but do nothing and encourages people to book out a regularspeaking schedule.Here's the numbers - code magazine charges $2445 per month if youcommit to 24 months for a half page B&W. That's ...
INETA is always asking what they can do to better serve the user groups... well, as a user group leader, here's my suggestion: Advertising! Small to medium sized groups have little or NO budget for advertising, and it's incredible how many times I meet people in the developer community that have no idea a local user group even exists. This is NOT due to a lack of effort on our part. So it comes down to advertising... specifically, run a monthly ad in the main .NET related mags, such as CoDe, MSDN, ...
As part of Devry's “Advisory Board” I was invited to hear presentations of the senior projects. Much of the coursework revolves around .NET and C# although they do teach other things and one of the projects does not use .NET. The university and students find companies to sponsor the projects and most of them will actually be in production at these companies. The biggest team was 3 people and it was done part time over a couple of months so the scope of each project is reasonably small. ...