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The Brandon .NET User Group will be hosting an event this Thursday, May 14th! From their website: In this session we will take you through building a data-driven web site using some of the latest tools in the ASP.NET landscape. We will go from zero to fully-capable site in 10 minutes, then drill deep to cover off how it all came together. Discussion: ASP.NET, LINQ to SQL, Dynamic Data Templates, URL Routing, SQL Server Express 2008 Pizza will be provided. To register for this event, click here ...
For very long time I was thinking why would I start a blog. There are already a lot of blogs out there, most with little or no valuable information at all,or even shameless copy of other people work with no citations whatsoever. And this is nothing more than just a waist of time and disk space, and bandwidth. So the last thing I want to do I to waist someone time, including mine. Then why this sudden change, one might asked. The reason is simple. I have started my graduates studies, to pursue a PhD ...
Well - I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the SQL Server User Group of South Florida this coming May 28 2009 in Miramar (at the Devry University Campus). This group is run by Scott Klein. The topic? It will be on SQL Server Performance covering SQL Server 2005 and 2008. I will be mostly talking about indexes, index strategies, execution plan analysis and tracing... This month, our sponsor if TEK Partners - they will be bying Pizza... so there is no excuse... food, fun and networking! ...
Had a great time on Tuesday (5th May 2009) at NxtGenUG in Oxford. A very friendly crowd, a fun user group and great to watch the banter between Alex and Barry first hand, rather than over twitter :-) I also won a rubber duck – which justifies working in the evening in my book :-) Useful links: MSDN Flash eBook 13 of the “Best Technical Articles of 2008” (also http://bit.ly/flashebook1) MSDN Flash Podcast Pilot For feedback (also http://bit.ly/flashpod1) http://blogs.msdn.com/efdesign The Entity Framework ...
If you plan on attending Tech·Ed, stop by the INETA booth in the Technical Learning Center Community Lounge for your chance to meet other members of the community, including members of the INETA Board, speakers from the INETA Speakers Bureau and User Group leaders from all over. The INETA Walk of Fame will feature well known INETA Speakers Bureau stars and up and coming stars from local communities. Come by and add yourself to the Wall of Stars. During Tech·Ed, like always, we want to hear from you! ...
NOTE: This post is VERY late. Here's lessons I learned. Next year it will be more timely! I admit, I am biased but RV.NUG is the best UG ever! Roanoke Code Camp 2009 showed why I think this. Leadership TEAM. It was the leadership team’s idea to meet for lunch once a week for 8 weeks to plan the event. I thought it was too much to ask; but they wanted to do it because they wanted a great Code Camp and they like networking with each other. RV.NUG and RVSPUG membership GROUP as the core group of attendees. ...
1) OK, so Coders4Charities went well. The .NET User Group Meeting went well. Now it’s time to take a (small) break. 2) Most who know me probably already know, but I’ve been assigned as regional mentor for INETA membership for Missouri and Kansas. That will be consuming some of my time to get my head around who my UG leaders are and what they need from me, as well as helping fledgling UGs get started. 3) I won Fourth Place in Community Credit for the month of April! I get a sweet pin clock. 4) I will ...
Presented at Swedish BizTalk user group meeting 15 april 2009 in Stockholm. Topics are · How should we manage our development environment? · What is the ideal project structure? · How can BizTalk deployment run smoothly? · What is the optimal way to handle errors? · When should loose coupling be used? · How do we build a service platform on BizTalk? · BizTalk deployment architecture · Planning for installation · Installation best practices · Monitoring best practices · BizTalk Server disaster recovery ...
Earlier this week I attended the RFID workshop held at Microsoft's Reading Offices. I thought Id write up some notes and thoughts I'd made about the event. Content/Trainer The course was based on the course developed by the guys at Breeze (http://breeze.net/default.... The material itself is excellently written and is easy to follow. It also has some nice little bits of humour which mean it is not the common/boring material you get on some courses. The material itself lets you build and enhance ...
The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, May 27th at the Urbana Regional Library. We’re pleased to have Jeremy Kadlec returning to FredNUG as well as Steve Andrews who is coming to FredNUG as part of his goal of 52 (yes 52!) talks to the Developer Community this year. It will be an excellent meeting filled with valuable content! The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Dynamic Management Views with Jeremy Kadlec Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kadlec ...
Julie Lerman is one of the hippest, smartest people I know. If you haven’t already heard of her, this is your chance to crawl out from under that rock and get a glimpse of an industry legend. Don’t worry about that giant ball of fire in the sky, that’s just the sun. Those of you that HAVE heard of Julie probably already know how awesome she is, but keep reading anyway. My first introduction to Julie was hearing Bill Ryan refer to someone as “Julie Lerman smart.” I figured that was enough of a recommendation ...
If you live in Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere near, or have the ability to get here at will, May and June are going to be great months for developers! I'm writing this post as much for my own memory as to get everyone else on-board! Team System Big Event May 7, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM This “break through” event will not only provide you with best practices around development and testing, but will demonstrate key capabilities of both Visual Studio Team System 2008 and the upcoming 2010 release. It’s ...
I’ve known Shawn for a few years now, mostly through his work with the developer community and of course his affiliation with INETA. I figured it was time you got to know him as well. Here are NINE Questions with Shawn Weisfeld: 1. Where are you from? I was born in Brooklyn New York and moved to South Florida when I was still in grade school. After graduating from high school I moved to Orlando to go to college at the University of Central Florida. There I was introduced to my first User Group, the ...
For those living in the area, the next SQL Server User Group event is in West Palm Beach on Wesnesday (April 29 2009) and will host Andy Warren. If you are in the area, please make sure to come!!! For more information about time and location, please visit http://www.gcsqlgroup.com/. NOTE: The meeting will be held on April 29, not May 7. The new location in WPB is: CompTec 1750 North Florida Mango Suites 302 & 303 West Palm Beach See you there ...
A week ago Brian Loesgen was in town presenting at the Developer Summit here in Stockholm. Brian was kind enough to present at the BizTalk User Group in Sweden, and we pulled our resources to deliver a joint session on BizTalk Server Development best practices and BizTalk Server Administration best practices. The presentation was recorded and should be available on Channel 9 shortly. The next evening we had a second BizTalk User Group meeting with Paolo Salvatory who is a BizTalk Ranger (I know they ...
ugMIX Event Coming to Minneapolis on May 8th!!! Join us for a special event co-sponsored by the .NET User Group & Silverlight User Group. This month we’re bringing highlights from the MIX09 conference to you!! You’ll get detailed information and in-depth demonstrations on the upcoming release of Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 as well as see some of the great new technologies that were introduced at MIX09. Following the event, we’ll roll out the red carpet and treat all attendees with a ...
The St. Louis .NET User Group is excited to bring Rachel Appel, a new member of the INETA Speaker Bureau to St. Louis. Rachel will present “Web UI Warfare: Choosing Between ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC” to an anxious crowd of developers. Everyone is welcome to attend. Details at http://www.stlnet.org Rachel has been quite active in the community recently. Be sure to check out her web site and don’t miss her on Twitter ...
All right so I exaggerated slightly with the title, but I literally did not see my bed for two weeks. A couple weeks ago was Passover, so I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. Nothing exciting really, but Passover and fixing bugs. Then my grandmother, her husband, and I flew to Philadelphia to see my cousins. We had a pretty full house. I stayed for about a week and drove into the New Jersey B&R Office. I also spoke at the Philadelphia Office Geeks about Silverlight 2.0 and SharePoint. It ...
April .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: Ultix Presenter(s): Lance Dunnahoo Lance Dunnehoo Lance is a Development Manager at Ultix Technologies. Lance has over 9 years of experience in delivering custom software solutions. C# 4.0 New Features Discussion on the new 'dynamic' keyword, contra and co-variance, named and optional parameters and code contracts. Agenda 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks 6:15 ...
User Groups, Trainings, and Community for users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Groups Quarterly user groups meet in February, May, and August and culminate at our annual two-day Summit each year in November. Features of our user group are: Customer Spotlight Large group discussions on specific topics Lunch and networking Technical breakout sessions and roundtable discussions Trainings Users come together one a month for two-hour hands-on trainings provided by consultants on our CRM team. Community ...
*Note: Re-posted from Miguel Carrasco’s blog. Be sure to check it out! Finally, SmackDown has come back to Winnipeg on May 19th, 2009! For the first time under one roof, New Media Manitoba, the Adobe User Group, and the Winnipeg .net User Group bring you The Silverlight and Flash SmackDown! This is, without a doubt the most electrifying topic in web development today! We are about to shake things up and end the fall season with a bang! Developers and Designers finally under one roof! A merger of ...
Well, my Hawaii trip is just about over. Feels like I just got here. The Hawaii .NET User Group that I spoke at last night was a really great bunch. The room was packed and people were standing at the entrance. Someone even told me it was some of the highest attendance in the groups 5 year history. The talk went really well. I covered some of the more popular Social Networking sites and discussed the various types of sites for the first part of the talk, and then spent the second half discussing ...
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on April 22nd at the Urbana Regional Library. This month we have some fun topics that look to be a bit different than those in past meetings. The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Performance with Jeremy Kadlec 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Coding for Fun and Profit with Jeff Schoolcraft Main Topic Description: A casual show and tell–with audience participation of course–of fun ways to keep your edge ...
This month's System Center User Group meeting will feature John Nelson and Brian Mason from Wells Fargo. They are speaking on the first day of MMS about SQL Performance Tips, but if you can't make it to MMS, you can see that very same presentation on Thursday 4/16 at the Microsoft Bloomington office. This event does not cost anything, but we're going to try something different for food and beverages. This month a few of us will bring some pizza and drinks and we'll have a spot for everyone to chip ...
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 ...
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. ...

SharePoint Designer 2007 is now available as a free download!

This can be disappointing to someone who has already purchased it, and it's disappointing to me as a user group leader who has a copy to give away. However, if you have SharePoint Designer 2007 Software Assurance current as of April 1st, 2009, you will receive upgrade rights to Expression Web for the lifetime of their SA agreement.

I don't really have a break until after SharePoint Saturday D.C. Once the break occurs I am going to upgrade my VM with .Net 3.5 (finally get it to stick). Then I am going to write a WCF webservice that will pull data from profile services and search. Plus maybe some image library information for fun. I want to build a ton of controls using Silverlight as the front end and SharePoint as the back end. Check back here in about a month or so for some interesting experiments. I will probably post these ...
Minnesota SharePoint User Group SharePoint and Business Intelligence You're invited. Please join us on Wednesday, April 8, as we explore Business Intelligence leveraging the SharePoint platform. In this session we will cover the various Business Intelligence integration points with SharePoint 2007 including: Excel Services PerformancePoint Server 2007 SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) SharePoint filters Dashboards KPI lists and more! This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... This is the rather grand title of a WebCast I've recorded recently which tries to illustrate where the return on investment comes after moving to a SOA strategy. The video is on Digital Forum: Visualizing SOA ROI , and the Open Source proof of concept it references is on CodePlex: ESBSimpleSamples. In the WebCast I start with a blank Visual Studio solution and create a new Web app which consumes an existing service. All in it takes 3 lines of code ...
I ran into Jessica at the MVP Summit and again recently at the Roanoke Code Camp, where she gave some BI talks. Jessica is an interesting person who not only codes in VB, but she digs sci-fi as well. Definitely a geek after my own heart. Check out these NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss: 1. We’ll start off with an easy one… where are you from? I’ve lived most of my life in, and I still consider my home base to be, a little Virginian town called Culpeper. With my current job and an hour long drive ...
I will be speaking about Silverlight and SharePoint at the upcoming KC .Net User Group meeting this Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm at Centriq (for more information go here: http://www.kcdotnet.com/). This is pretty much the same talk I have been giving with a little bit at the end talking about some changes in Silverlight 3 addressed (like direct XML Databinding). I am not going to show any Silverlight 3.0 demos until after my talk on April 18th in St. Louis. I do not want to break any of my demos right ...

There is a UK SOA/BPM User Group event planned for 26th May 2009

For details please refer to http://sbug.org.uk/forums/p/122/174.aspx#174

 

There is a UK SOA/BPM User Group Meeting planned for the 15th April 2009.

For details of the event please refer to; http://sbug.org.uk/forums/p/121/173.aspx#173

 

I suppose I should start out with the obligitory who am I, and why should you read my blog! Well, my name is Todd, and I am a connected systems consultant at a company called Neudesic. My primary passion has been BizTalk (Hence the Name BizTalk + Todd = BizTodd) for the past 8+ years. I currently reside in sunny Phoenix AZ with my wife and 2 kids. When I am not working, you can find me working in my backyard, riding my motorcycle, or golfing. Now, as to why you should read my blog... I started working ...
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 ...
I wanted to thank the many speakers that came out to the Winnipeg Code Camp this past Saturday. Everyone did a great job, and the investment to the community was greatly appreciated. I was able to record a few videos of some of the speakers, and wanted to highlight the others who I didn’t get a chance to interview. Aaron Erickson – Magenic Al Williams – Sunset Hill Solutions Al has been a great supporter of the Winnipeg developer community, presenting at the .NET User Group and at our recent code ...
I’ve officially launched the Facebook UI for ASP.NET project at CodePlex at http://facebookui.codeplex.... It’s kind of a preview edition of what’s to come – and there’s quite a bit. Here’s a quick overview: Now: Design-time and run-time server support for about 30 FBML controls. Visual Studio IntelliSense support for FBML controls Web Site project templates in Visual Studio 2008 Version 1: All FBML tags within: Users/Groups, Profile-Specific, Embedded Media, Visibility on Profile, Tools, Forms, ...
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on March 25th at the Urbana Regional Library. It looks like we have another great evening scheduled! The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: A Look at Constructs and their Performance with John Blumenauer Intro Topic Description: In our day to day work, we use common constucts such as calling methods, collections, string manipulation, mathematical operations and many others. Often overlooked is the peformance of ...
Join us for the eleventh Minnesota SilverLight/WPF User Group Event. New features in SilverLight as announced at Mix 09 April 23, 2009 12 pm - 2 pm Sign Up Now Abstract: Scott Davis will recap the new features of SilverLight that will be announced at the upcoming Mix 09 conference. Speaker: Scott is a seasoned consultant with nearly a decade of consulting experience on both the Microsoft and Java platforms, involving mostly web application development. Scott began working with Silverlight in the ...
April 6, 2009 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Minneapolis Central Library Cost: $40 Announcing MN.swf Camp 2009 The MN.swf user group + Flashbelt bring you a special event MN.swf and FlashBelt invite you back for the second annual MN.swf Camp, a one-day event focused on connecting the local developer community and providing education on Flash Platform technologies. We're bringing in the best local speakers to inspire and educate on topics like Flex 3, Flash, AIR and ActionScript 3. This is a great opportunity ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
I’ve known Lou Vega a really long time and he’s a terrific guy. He’s the leader of the Charleston, SC .NET User Group (GC.NUG) and uber geek extraordinaire. I’ve been bugging Lou for a while to do a 9Q interview, and when he finally got back to me I ended up shelving it for a couple months. (Sorry about that man… travel gigs are a bear.) So without further ado, here’s Lou: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) Hmmm – I was an “army brat” ...
I must be nuts, because in 6 days (we counted to verify) I was at 8 different airports with connections. Here is a list of every airport I hit: Kansas City Dallas Fort Worth Jacksonville La Guardia Philadelphia Atlanta Dallas Love Field San Antonio Here is a list of all the people that I can remember seeing: AC John Holliday David Broussard Tom Resing Jason Quesada (totally random but a Booz Allen guy) Bob Fox Chris Regan Tom Daly Lee Brandt (yeah he picked me up at the airport but I count it) Jay ...
First off, thank you all so much who have attended the very special gathering of dotNETwork user group, Code Camp ‘09, that took place in the British University in Cairo (BUE) during last Thursday and Friday. This has been one of the biggest events I have been talking in, and that was a great honor. Must Say: SORRY! This post was supposed to be published Saturday or Sunday max. I have been busy making a critical decision and was not sure whether to announce it in this post or not. You can find the ...
On March 10th, I’ll be presenting an ASP.NET control library for Facebook at the Phoenix ASP.NET Users Group. Among other things, we’ll be talking about how to create a Facebook application using ASP.NET, debugging aids, and the Facebook API. Along with that, Terralever will be releasing our library to the open-source community on Codeplex. (This post will be updated once we’ve done so). The library is currently in varying degrees of maturity. We’ve got about half of the FBML controls supported in ...

I’ve posted my 3D Math in Games presentation I gave last Thursday at the Twin Cities XNA User Group on my website here.

The code and examples should be up in a few days after some edits and some time spent adding them to the site.  Also, I should have a clarification on one of the questions in the talk about using normal vectors up on my blogs in a few days also.

[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... We had an issue with one of our BizTalk estates with incoming messages being suspended if they were bigger than the large message threshold: A response message sent to adapter "WCF-BasicHttp" on Receive Location: "x" with URI:"y" is suspended. Error details: There was a failure executing the response(receive) pipeline: "z" Source: "Unknown " Send Port: "x" URI: "y" Reason: 0x8004d027 The error message wasn't particularly helpful but the reason code ...
Energize IT has traditionally been a Microsoft shindig that happened in Toronto. This year they’ve decided that they want to spread the love beyond the Ontario borders and take Energize IT on the road! For those of us in Winnipeg, that means we have three evenings of events in April to look forward to! April 14 – User Group Connection: The Future of the MS Windows Platform 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Red River College (Princess Campus) Get more info and register for this night here. April 15 – Energize IT: ...
As well as official Microsoft UK events, the UK team often appear at user group meeting and 3rd party conferences. We have plans to make it much easier for you to find all the events we are speaking at but in the meantime I have created a UK gig list for the next few months – which currently represents 20 sessions on everything from Parallel FX to Windows Azure. Hope to see you there ...