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Wow, what a great presentation!! I was fortunate enough be meet and attend Kathleen's presentation this evening on Code Generation, XSLT, & VS 2005 Generics at the monthly TRINUG user group meeting. She did a fantastic job explaining some involved and difficult topics all the while making it VERY understandable and applicable to daily coding cores. I walked away having learned something and glad I attended. I really enjoyed her presentation style as well, lively, energetic, and engaging. I look forward ...
The INETA/Microsoft Community Launch and Heartland Developer Conference 2005 planning are coming to a close. I have recently been tasked to start planning a way to get the INETA User Group Leader Summit so reach a larger audience. The INETA CA team has started planning a regional event called the “Community Leadership Summit”. I had initially hoped that the planning for the CLS would start in November to allow me time to focus on the HDC, which is next week! Unfortunately, we need to ...
After the summer hiatus, the next meeting of the .NETBC user group is on this coming Monday. The speaker will be Joel Semeniuk, who I'm looking forward to seeing in person after hearing him on DotNET Rocks! recently. Date and Time: Monday, 2005/10/03, 7:00 PM [Welcome Time: 6:30 PM]Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, Building SW5, Room 1840, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC Topic: Software architecture and Microsoft .NET 2.0. All the information can be found on the .NET BC site ...
Coming to the Greater Charleston .NET User Group on November 10th... All attendees will receive the following: Attendee DVD which includes all the slides/code from the Developer and IT Professional training plus additional content from Visual Studio, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Windows Server, Mobility, Patterns & Practices, and many others. VPC images of hands on labs providing over 50 self-paced training sessions on Visual Studio, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Mobility, Security, and many others. ...
And speaking of up an coming stuff, check out the Microsoft Canada Events page. There's a few new things coming here. For the Vancouver area there are two TechNet sessions next week: Sep 26, 2005 - Vancouver IT Pro User Group Meeting: Virtual ServerSep 27, 2005 - Microsoft TechNet Innovations Tour 2005 - Making IT Happen I'll be at the Virtual Server event I think, but probably won't be able to make the Innovations tour, which looks really fun as well... Next time ...
I've been out of the office all week teaching a Microsoft Course in order to meet the requirements of my MCT program. This is the first teaching gig I've managed to score since moving to South Carolina, and I'm at PST in North Charleston. I have to say, it feels good to be back in the classroom. It may sound cheesy, but I really do enjoy helping people learn, and when I'm in a small class (5 people) like this one I feel like I have more of an opportunity to connect with everyone. Also, this class ...
Marcus Perryman (UK Microsoft Mobility Guru) has posted this on his blog. "Microsoft Mobile Embedded Developers User Group UK. This will be a free User Group that MS will support now and again with the use of their London Offices for meetings. During these meetings we (the organizers) would hopefully have organized technical presentations from both software companies and hardware companies alike. As a software developerof Windows Mobile solutions you might also like to join this community and participate ...
This week we have Mike Amundsen on Tuesday at the .NET User Group and Indigo Road Show on Wednesday. This is going to be a great week of .NET and if you are in the area, you should definitely attend both sessions ...
The Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at Blackbaud on Daniel Island. Our next meeting is September 8th and features an APRESS speaker (Les Smith) and of course pizza and sodas will be provided. Also, we are having South Carolina's 1st Code Camp on September 17th. Registration is free, but necessary for a proper head count. Please visit our Code Camp site: http://www.gcnug.org/codecamp for more info. We also have informal coffee meetings ...
There is a new update available for the Citrix Access Gateway Also be aware that the Admin Interface does change significantly from 4.0 to 4.1, it would appear on the surface of it that 4.1 was a bit "buggy" so it might be a better idea to try the 4.1.2, although as usual, your mileage may vary ;-)) http://support.citrix.com/k... orhttp://support.citrix.com... Resolved in this Hotfix 1. Cached LDAP user group information was not ...
We scored anIndigo Roadshow in South Florida, yea! And another in Tampa the week after. So... what is Indigo? Will learn a lot more next week but my take is a big step for Microsoft that represents a maturing of the technology to write distributed applications. You will be able to write distributed applications where pieces talk to each other without knowing much detail of the underlying channel. Details of the channels may change over time or depending on the need or availability. Write once.. communicate ...
I have a virtual image for the beta release of Team Services and thought I would lay it down on my notebook computer. After clearing the 10 gigs of storage that I needed for the image, the minimum amount of RAM necessary could not be scraped out of my poor little 1-gig notebook... guess I need a notebook upgrade! So its on to exploring more beta software... setting up MS Virtual Server Beta to host a full implementation of Team System on. I'll keep you all informed about how things go. If I have ...
Last Saturday, I was invited to speak at first of the series of events organized at Jinnah University for Women. The topic was "A brief primer on .NET Framework". This discussion was supposed to start at 11:00 AM but I got 20 mins late. Thanks to Saqib and Adnan who were already there and had every thing arranged. Before I reached the lecture room, Saqib Ilyas had started off with "Introduction to INETA Pakistan" presentation so that we can catch up with the lost time. My talk revolved around the ...
The Philly talk went great - I love introducing people to the world of custom webcontrol development. Got over 100 people to show up; many were repeats from my talk at CodeCamp. Part 1 of my WebControl article will be in next month's issue of CoDe Magazine so check it out. I'm gonna start putting a couple of nw talks together for next year with more VS2005 stuff. I've been tryingto keep my user group talks to technology and techniques that developers can leave and use right away to solve their problems. ...
Thanks to Scoble! A number of us were here in Atlanta for an INETA board meeting and I happened to notice a geek dinner being hosted by Robert Scoble (http://radio.weblogs.com/0... in the Atlanta area. Five of us from the INETA board, Chris Pels, Morgan Baker, Chris Wallace (of Denver), Brian Tinkler and I rented a car and drove to 5 Seasons Brewing. I did not count but there were something like 25 or 30 people piled into the smoking section / bar. The good news is there ...
On August 9th, it looks like Rocky will be in Grand Rapids at the West Michigan .NET User Group. I've never met him, but I've read a few of his articles (even commented on his writings here and here). He'll be talking about creating distributed object-oriented applications in .NET. It should be a good talk. If you're in the West Michigan area, check it out. Here are the details:The Waterworks Pub in the Waterworks Building - downtown Grand RapidsAugust 9th, 6 P.M. You can always go to the West Michigan ...
Hello, and welcome to my "Blogging my way to the PDC" entry. My name is the Channel 8.9 Guy and I'm taking over the blog belonging to my pal Peter (Stack Of Toast) Stathakos to tell you why I should go to the PDC. You see, I was just like all the other Channel 9 Guys that have been sent out to the Channel 9 faithful all over the world except that I was brought by Robert Scoble himself to Montreal and dropped off during the Montreal Geek Dinner last year. But somewhere along the way in Robert's bag ...
The boardmembers of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) met earlier this week to discuss incorporating the group and becoming a 401(c)(3) nonprofit. After careful consideration and research, we have decided this is the best course of action. Today the board voted unanimously in favor of proceeding. I know this is a topic of interest to other user groups, so as we go through the process, I will be blogging about it here. Stay tuned... the first thing to do is the mountain of paperwork. ...
I've been busy finishing up the end of FY05 at Microsoft - we had several conferences including a very successful Visual Studio 2005 Developers Conference in our region. I was also busy getting some swag together for the user groups that I support. That was fun! Now, I'm planning for the next year and starting to execute on some of it. Here's some presentations that I have scheduled. If you are in the area for any of these presentations, please attend and say hello! Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0Great ...
Shervin Shakibi is speaking at our www.fladotnet.com user group meeting tonight on Developing Webparts with Visual Studio 2005. Shervin Shakibi Consultant - ComputerWays [ geekswithblogs.net/shervin/] Shervin Shakibi is the Chief Technical Officer for Computerways Inc., a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in .NET development. In addition to being an author and Technical editor on many .NET books he has been a popular speaker at events such as Microsoft Tech Ed, PDC, CodeCamp, and Developer Days. ...
Monday July 11th, Don delivered a great presentation on SQL Server 2005 - Developer Security at the CRINETA user group meeting. At the beginning I gave him a hard time about the fact that he wasn't going to present at the HDC05 in Cedar Rapids this year. During the meeting he discussed schemas, synonyms, impersonation permissions, encryption, etc. After Don's presention, the CRINETA officers treated Don to a night out in Cedar Rapids. We met at the Irish Democrat for drinks and those fabulous cheese ...
ACK! Its been 6 months since my last post! Work and family have kept me extremely busy. So busy, in fact, that I have had to resign my INETA position as user group relations liaison for Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. I loved working the the user groups, but they are now in the very capable hands of Brian Tinkler. Following Chris Williams' progress on HA! has given me the kick in the rear I needed to get back to my adventure game engine. I started back by converting it to VS 2005 Beta 2, which ...
This is our current question. Our user group, http://www.wichitadeveloper... has been struggling to grow and prosper. We suffer from lack of structure and firmly assigned positions. We are just a group of interested users trying to make a group go. We have the unique distinction of being the only user group in the state of Kansas. After attending the INETA User Group Leaders Summit at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, I have become more convinced than ever that our group needs to incorporate to give us structure ...
I am moving on to a new position with a new company! I'll be doing Software Test Engineer for LendingTree.com starting July 11th. My last day at the current job will be the 6th. I am leaving my user group here, one I helped to start. I really hate that. I've some good buddies in that group. Charlotte has some great groups, too (I went to the Charlotte Code Camp this year), but the one here is so "young"... I will be finishing my code for BattleshipNet for the pocket PC, though. At least at first, ...
Funny thing is... I'm pretty much on top of my game right now. I know that sounds arrogant, but it's true. I have a kick-ass job, good friends, awesome professional contacts and a book deal in the works. I'm in the best health I've been in over 10 years and I'm happy. I've got my MCAD, MCSD.NET & MCT certs, and I'm being considered for MVP (no guarantees). The user group is going well, we have a code camp coming up and I'm speaking all over the southeast US at code camps and user groups. Not bad ...
The first day of DevTeach 2005 was dedicated to UG Leaders, the year behind us and the year ahead of us. We got some great news from Julie Lerman of INETA; now we have 5 Canadian liaisons. All 27 .NET user groups in Canada will now have a much better ability to leverage INETA NORAM programs. Overall, I am very happy with the feedback they provided MSDN about the four user groups we did, the user group competition, certification workshops, Canadian speakers bureau and other programs we have in place ...
The East Tennessee .NET User Group is searching for a sponsor for our meeting this month. If you are local to Knoxville, you get to give a 15 or 20 minute soft sale to the group about your product or service. If you are not local, we can deliver the speech for you. You will have our thanks and possibly a new customer or two. If you are interested, shoot me an email.
Last night was the .netBC user group meeting for June 2005. There were three speakers who came up from Redmond, all part of the CLR team. The talks were great, with nice quick demos each of which demonstrated a key point or two about what was new in 2.0. There was lots of info and tons! of prizes to be had, I didn't luck out this time, I came close though, I (wrongly) guessed that Kit was Australian, but he's a kiwi. No C# hat for me :-(. Anyways, thanks to Steve Herndon, Joe Duffy and Kit George ...
I attended TechEd for the first time on a full scholarship from INETA. (Thank you INETA!) I started the conference off by attending the keynote presented by Steve Ballmer. It was a bit hight level for my taste, but still very informative. INETA kept me very busy the rest of the week working the INETA booth, prize patrol, and hosting Birds of a Feather sessions. While I wasn't working I spent my time walking the exhibit floor, listening to cabanas, and playing Frycry in the Game Zone. Between work ...
A while back I attended a Microsoft internal briefing moderated by Raj Pai. This was a very informative presentation and I am grateful to Jeff Brand for getting me involved with the call. Here is an overview of some of things discussed during the presentation. Sorry about the delay in posting this information, but I just got my blog and have a lot of back blogging to do. :) I used this information to create my C# 2.0 Whidbey presentation that I presented to my user group (CRINETA). If you are a member ...
http://www.nonprofitways.com/ has been in existance for over three years, originally started at a post user group meeting at Hooters! Recently, an original project, the South Florida Table Tennis Organization site was officially completed. The purpose was to be able to get local (and now world wide) .net developers to work on projects that would benifit non profit groups that could not afford to undertake a custom development effort. A new project, Grove House Artists has been started by David Silverlight. ...
No, no Brock yet. I’m still waiting for my son to be born. He’s now officially 2 days overdue and I can tell you unequivocally that Belinda (my wife) is very ready for him to make his debut. Perhaps my family has a little too much Microsoft blood running through our veins to hit a delivery date! J I do have some very exciting news in terms of my involvement with INETA (the International .NET Association)… It was officially announced on Sunday at the TechEd User Group Leader Summit ...
OK. This is out of sequence. I know that. I'm just getting this stuff up here as fast as I can. This post is for user group members everywhere, but is primarily written for the members and leaders of the Enterprise Developers Guild. We've got a group to be proud of guys, but I'm sure we'll make it even better. Sunday at Tech Ed was INetA Summit day. We've come a long way in the last year. We meet with the Culminis folks - the "INETA" for IT Pros. We have a lot in common, but we have some significant ...
I happened to sit next to the staff from DotNetNuke at the INETA summit, including Shawn Walker (the benevolent dictator of the DNN source code). Shawn is in Vancouver, B.C and said that South Sound .NET User Group in Olympia, WA within his travel sphere and that he would be willing to come talk to our user group! I know that we have many DNN users in our user group that would absolutely love to see Shawn speak -- so I will try to set this up when I get back from Tech Ed.
Again this year, INETA put on a full day User Group Leader Summit on Sunday before Teched. Over 150 people came and was sponsored by both INETA (Developer user groups) and Culminis (IT Pro User Groups). Besides the intense networking between user group leaders there were a series of workshops in the afternoon. Three tracks covered all sorts of topics including newsletters, marketing, volunteer orgainzation, funding, and leadership for user group leaders. This is a good chance for the North American ...
INETA announced a major restructuring of its management at this year's user group leader conference. The changes quite stark, but are deemed as necessary for the next phase of the organization's growth. Essentially almost all of the founding members of the INETA organization will no longer hold corporate offices or be able to vote. I am very pleased to congratulate one of my friends and co-volunteers on the marketing committee for INETA, Sara Faatz (Wintellect) who was elected Vice President of the ...
INETA User Group Leaders Summit (Tech Ed 6/5/2005): Ari Bixhorn the Microsoft Directory of Webservices Strategy gave us a presentation this morning on Indigo. Indigo is the communications backbone of Windows Longhorn. It is Ari's vision that webservices will be as exciting as TCP a few years from now, meaning that we use TCP for everything, but we don't have to give much thought to sockets and network stacks when we write software. Webservices (and more specifically, Indigo) will make writing SOA ...
Technically, Monday is day 1 of Tech*Ed. That doesn't mean that today (Sunday) wasn't crazy busy though. I spent all day at the INETA User Group Summit. What an incredible experience that was! I learned more about running a user group in one day than I have in 2 years of actually doing it. Before I go into too much detail, I just want to say Julie Lerman and Sara Faatz totally rock! Those two (and so many others) made this day possible. I met so many incredible people today, and learned so much, ...
Ok, so everyone knows I'm gonna be in Orlando for Tech*Ed from 6/4 through 6/10. I have the User Group Leader Summit all day Sunday, but that wraps up around 6ish I think. So as long as I'm going into full blown geek mode for the week... I'm thinking about running a Tech*Ed D&D campaign for a few hours Saturday (maybe), Sunday & Monday nights... (gonna be waaay too busy Tuesday through Thursday evenings!!) I can't really handle more than about 5 or 6 people, but I'm willing to pre-generate the characters ...
Examining "Test Driving Linux", a guided tour book. Review by Peter Mikovitz of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) David Brickner offers to readers of this book a unique opportunity to have a guided tour of a working Linux desktop. With the companion CD, he offers a risk free experience on the reader's own PC, without needing to install any software whatsoever. The choice for the CD-runnable distro is the Move Live CD, which can have its roots traced to Knoppix CDs, the original "run ...
Zur Errinerung: heute (30.05.2005 um 19:00) findet .NET User Group Treffen zum Thema Ajax.NET (Asynchronous JavaScript and Xml) in Volkshochschule in Fürth statt. Addresse: VHS Fürth, Zimmer E4 Hirschenstraße 27/2990762 Fürth Anfahrt: maps.msn.com Update: Weblog von Michael Schwarz und Download von Ajax.NET http://weblogs.asp.net/msch... ...
Here I am staring at the blinking cursor, and wondering what to say. Naturally, were I not actually staring at the Blog screen, I'd have tons. Let's hope that I at least have something to say eventually. :-) Well, I guess an introduction is in order... My name is Theo Moore. I have been a VB6 programmer working primarily on database applications for the Jet and SQL Server platforms. My speciality has been writing database conversions and VB customizations for my company. I also have been doing QA, ...

Lots of community related information including a schedule for the INETA User Group Leader Summit we are holding on Sunday, June 5th in Orlando in conjunction with Teched...

http://www.ineta.org/newsletters/2005_05.htm

 

Now, I'm not usually a paranoid conspiracy nut - the tin foil hat pretty much keeps those transmissions out of my wetware - but yesterday I saw a couple more Black Helicopters in the sky. One went by my office window the other day and I thought little of it. Yesterday though, there were two of them over the 407 highway as I was on my way to pick up the speaker for my user group presentation. And here's the really odd thing; they were flying exactly like they *weren't* trying to follow me, which of ...
We attended a .Net User Group last night the .Net evangelist gave us quite an in depth overview of Web Service Extensions 2.0, 3.0, the history of WSI Web Service Interoperability Organisation (the guys who come up with the standards) and a sneak preview of Indigo. Indigo looked very cool, quite a nice vision by Microsoft 3 lines of declarative code to enable queuing, transactions and security i.e. COM+, MSMQ, WS extn’s rolled into one. Not to mention the x number of lines of configuration ...
Joel Martinez who runs the Orlando .NET User Group has arranged to hold a user group meeting during TechEd. More details to follow but his is the information he has available so far: “The meeting will be on June7th at 7pm at the Orlando Convention Center, room N-329. The C# team will be speaking about ... umm ... C#“ The user group web site can be found at: http://www.onetug.org ---------------------------... Updated Info as of 5/31/2005: C# Team A summary for ...
It had to be said... I really want to get this guy at one of our .NET User Group Meetings. I met Max at the Charlotte Code Camp, and ran into him again in Atlanta (more on Atlant in the next post). So Max... if you're reading this, shoot me a line.
Last night's meeting of the Greater Charleston .NET User Group marked some high (and low) points for our young (< 1 year old) group. First, the high points: Our INETA speaker, Steven Smith of ASPAlliance.com was excellent. He presented a lot of information (most of it new to our members) in a very effective format. Plenty of demos and discussion. He definitely knows his material and didn't stumble over any of the tougher questions (and there were a few). Our giveaways were pretty terrific. Our ...
I got an e-mail invitation last week from Chris Wallace, the chairman of the INETA User Group Relations Committee, asking me to become the new Midwest UG liaison. That means I’ll be working with the INETA sanctioned user groups in WI, IN, and IL to help them achieve their goals. I’m very excited about this new position and look forward to working with all the UG leaders in these states. I know many of them and look forward to getting to know the others. ...
Why blog? Lack of ego is not a serious problem for me, but who wants to hear what I have to say? My family, friends and User Group cohorts assure me they do. Maybe that's one of the good things about the web, a small audience is still an audience. A little research confirmed things like “rules“ and “structure“ are not paramount in the blog community. Since there’s no way I would ever do a daily post, it was nice to see that nobody cares. In fact with syndication, anyone ...