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Here are the slides from a presentation I did for the Bartlesville .NET User Group on Service Oriented Development with Windows Communication Foundation. These slides are a subset of a much larger presentation I do. The slides cover the basics behind Service Oriented Architecture/Development and over view of the power behind Windows Communication Foundation. Because of time constraints this presentation does not include all the detail and demos that the larger presentation consists of. Enjoy! NOTE: ...
We held our 2nd Architecture / Agile virtual meeting last night with Adrian Wible of Thoughtworks presenting. This was the first time I had actually been at the controls of the Live Meeting. We only decided to do this on Saturday so there was not much time for promotion and only a few showed up. The good news is that we got to experiment with all the features I could make work including web audio, video, desktop sharing, tie in of a phone conference, recording, Q&A, shared whiteboard and chat. ...
This post is part of a series called Ignite Your Life. For background info on the series, please refer to previous posts on introducing the series and The 5 R's (where you can find links to the other posts in this series). Ok, so we’ve established that we need relationships. But how do we go about fostering them…creating them even? For some of us making connections with people isn’t a big deal, but for many the idea of meeting people, interacting with people, and just making small talk is scary…foreign…bizarre. ...
First Winnipeg BizTalk User Group Event! Agenda "Getting Started with BizTalk" - Darryll Sum "Unit Testing with BizUnit" - Shona Helstrom Rountable Discussion Location 1700 Richardson Building 17th Floor, One Lombard Place If you arrive after 6pm, you must speak with the front desk guard to obtain access. Date / Time Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Food and Refreshments will be provided. For more information and to register for the event, check out our WBTUG website at http://www.btug.biz/Home/Wi... ...
I've known Jason pretty much since I moved up to Minneapolis, although I had heard of him long before that via his books and the Magenic tech lists. In addition to being a total languages geek, Jason's a pretty interesting guy with an eclectic background and a broad set of interests... it's probably why we get along so well. He's also a busy community guy, so I'm glad he was able to spare a few minutes to knock out this interview. So here it is, NINE Questions with Jason Bock: 1. Where are you from ...
Great job done by John Dunagan and his team. You would never guess that it was their first code camp. Got to hang out and meet some great new people who helped with the code camp: Amy Hatfield Eric Sarjeant and Denise Ramirez-Sarjeant Kevin Barnhill Frank Salinas Brooke Joseph Adam Broadbent and Rachel Ribbeck-Broadbent Of course I have to thank John his name at our South (East) Florida code camp is the "ICE MAN" because he always come over and does the run for 20 or 30 bags of ice for us. Bob Suess ...
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Twin Cities Languages User Group meeting the other night to see my talk on HLSL. I promised I'd post the links to the powerpoint and the code. PowerPoint CODE NOTES: The Powerpoint is a version of an older one that I will hopefully update in the next few days, the link will stay the same though. Also, that code is the full code of the demo I wrote so if you're only looking for the code I presented at the group, focus your attention on Graphics.cpp and lightingshader.fx ...
9/16/2008. 12 pm - 2 pm Topic: SharePoint and SilverLight Integration Presenter: Raymond Mitchell and Phil Jirsa, Inetium Abstract: In this presentation we’ll provide a quick overview of SharePoint before discussing integration opportunities such as: Leveraging the Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint Using SharePoint Designer to add Silverlight to your SharePoint sites Developing Silverlight applications that use SharePoint as a data source About Speaker Phil Jirsa and Raymond Mitchell are Information ...
I just found out today that the Bartlesville .NET User Group I started has now become an official INETA user group! This is great news for the group as it will just help us continue to grow. If you are ever in Oklahoma stop by and say Hi. Technorati Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA LiveJournal Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA del.icio.us Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA IceRocket Tags: ...
Winnipeg has had a successful .NET User Group for many years, and building on that we’ll be providing a new offering starting this fall: The Winnipg BizTalk User Group! When and Where October 9th at 5:30 17th floor Richardson Building (where we currently hold the .NET User Group meetings) What will be discussed? Introduction to the group, introduce who’s involved, etc. Shona Helstrom from EDS will be presenting on using BizUnit for unit testing BizTalk We’ll conclude with a roundtable discussion ...

The next session of the SOA/BPM User Group has been arranged, we are still finalising content but the event registration is now available.

If you would like to see the details or sign up refer to the following url:

http://sbug.org.uk/forums/p/68/99.aspx#99

 

The Philly Dot Net user group has anounce yet another code camp. the 3rd one for this year. In the past we have had up close to 600 fellow developers. This time I would personally like to see that record broken. We are currently looking for 55 good speakers. Share your .NET, SQL, SharePoint, BizTalk, Visual Studio, and infrastructure knowledge with your peers. We are always looking for new talent. We will be have 11 tracks and this time we are pleased to announce two new IT/infrastructure tracks. ...
In one of my previous blog posts I was sizing up 3 different methods of generating SharePoint solutions in Visual Studio. It was a fairly lengthy post about using things like the Visual Studio Extensions, WSPBuilder, and BAT files, but one reader bought to my attention that I never evaluated the STSDEV Solution Generator. Well lucky for me the reader chimed in and let me know that there was a hole in my post. I finally was able to find something to try the STSDEV Solution Generator on to try to stretch ...
Minnesota SharePoint User Group Monthly Meeting When: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Event: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Networking/Q&A: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Microsoft Office 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 Meeting Room: Lake of the Woods I and II Meeting Topic: SharePoint Governance Registration Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Please join us on Wednesday, September 10th to continue to learn about SharePoint Governance. ...
So tell me what the following have in common: WebTV TabletPCs WinFS Passport .NET Windows Live Spaces SidewinderFreestylePro WinG Sidewalk OS/2 Give up? Well, according to Jeremy Kaplan and Sascha Segan of PC Magazine, these are all 10 Great Microsoft Technologies That Failed. There’s nothing really scientific about this list, especially considering that its a jumbled collection that spans 1980’s operating systems, a gaming controller, and a very well established development platform. In fact, I ...
As part of taking part in starting up a new SharePoint User Group I finally was able to get the site up and running. Funny and ironic as it might seem Shannon and I decided to go with the "eat your own dog food" approach and create the site with WSS 3.0. Furthermore our efforts were also expedited by using the Community Kit for SharePoint's User Group site template. Now don't just assume that since it is up that it will not change. There will be quite a few additions to the site in the coming days ...
BizTalk Test Workshop I’ll be running the first public delivery of the BizTalk Test Workshop I have been creating on the 18-19th of September in Stockholm. It’s a two-day course that covers an introduction to test strategies, and then looks at applying those strategies to a BizTalk project. Unit testing, stress testing, integration testing, functional testing and user acceptance testing are covered. NUnit, VSTS Test, BizUnit and Load Gen will be used as the main testing tools, with InfoPath and Excel ...
InterKnowlogy is always on the cutting edge of the Microsoft Platform so its not surprise that we were among first to build applications in WPF, Silverlight and now on Microsoft Surface (a touch screen computer embedded in a coffee table). I'm excited to show you two applications that we released recently. VitruView VirtuView is a collaborative environment for viewing and annotating patient's examination results on anatomic 3D models. This application is evolution of our earlier Angiographer that ...
Website: http://www.charityfragathon... Where? Microsoft 8300 Norman Center Dr, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 When? Wednesday September 24, 2008 Time? 6-10pm The Twin Cities XNA User Group is throwing their first ever charity event! Admission to this event is $10 (ten bucks!!) and that covers entry into what just might be the biggest Halo 3 tournament you've ever seen. We'll also have a room set aside for Rock Band 2 and of course XNA games for anyone who wants to check out the new Xbox Live ...
I have decided I will be attending DevConnections November 10 - 13th in Las Vegas, NV DevConnections has a number of events running at the same time, with registration, you can attend any of these events - ASP.NET Connections - VS.NET Connections - SharePoint Connections - SQL Connections - DNN Connections - Exchange Connections - Unified Connections - Windows Connections Some of the speakers include Dino Esposito, Rick Strahl, Markus Egger, Robert Howard, Miguel Castro, John Papa, Julie Lerman, ...
dotNETwork, the most active offline user group in Egypt is having its 7th gathering next Saturday, August 30, which will have two parallel tracks for the first time in the group gathering. BizTalk Introduction, and C# 3.0 Design Patterns, which I will be delivering! If I were you to attend the event, it would have been a hard choice too (unless you go simply for BizTalk) ! BizTalk beginner introduction as a topic was not delivered in public sessions before. The only BiTalk sessions I know of were ...
Last I attended a TFS User Group meeting in Minneapolis. Bill Maurer explained how Microsoft used Team Foundation Server to build the next release of Visual Studio. It was really interesting to hear how the development team used TFS to track their own work. The most interesting thing to me was to hear about how TFS is being used to manage Java projects (Not at Microsoft of course!) Previously it had not occurred to me to consider TFS as anything other than a .NET development tool. But, of, course, ...
BI User Group Q3 MEETING When: September 12 Time: 12:30 registration - 4:30 end time BISIG website: www.ncbisig.org Registration URL http://www.digitalconcourse... We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers. Topic ...
So what is Big, Brainy, and new in Colorado? Well, if you haven't guessed by the title of the post then you need a course in observation. J There is a new community coming to town and it already has started to take on a life of its own. Shannon Bray and I have decided to start up a User Group on Colorado Springs. Not because there isn't one already in Denver that already does a good job, but because of popular demand from clients and associates in Colorado Springs that have to drive close to an hour ...
So what do you do on a rainy day in Denver? Well, if you are me you will catch up on some blogging and get some other delinquent tasks. I know that I have been hiding under a rock but there has been so much going on. I just finished up a project for a client and next week I am teaching a WSS 3.0 deep dive course at AmeriTeach. Also it looks like I get to catch up on some much needed relaxation. From a previous post Chris Givens, the author of the Advanced SharePoint Developer course, sent me a copy ...
System Center User Group Meeting Registration Link: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Date: August 21, 2008 Location: Microsoft Office in Bloomington Time: 4:30 (registration) 5:00 (meeting start) Details: Well the summer is nearly over and we'd like to start having regular user group meetings again. Please consider joining us next week on Thursday 8/21/2008 at the Microsoft Bloomington Office where free food and beverages will be provided. Welcome time and food is at 4:30 and we will start ...
Congrats to my friend and mentor Chris Williams on publication of his article on Twitterverse in the most recent issue of CoDe magazine. Not only is Chris great, the magazine's great and yes -- Twitter is great too. If you haven't yet joined a tribe or become a tweep; read Chris's article. My addition to Chris's article: If you haven't tried Twitter -- you're missing out. I'm new to Twitter -- less than 1 month. Friends had been telling me for a long time to try it out. In fact, Chris probably has ...
Be sure to join us tomorrow night when we host Page Brook's talking about Silverlight! Not registered yet? Register here: http://gcnug-august.eventbr... This month’s meeting will start off with Pizza and then break into "Creating Custom Templatable Controls in Silverlight". Creating reusable controls is an important aspect of productive software development. When you can supplement this reusability with customizability, you have the power to rapidly deliver seamless and compelling user experiences ...

All of the slide decks from last months UK SOA/BPM User Group session are now available from our site

http://sbug.org.uk (in the media section)

The decks covered were:

Oslo - Robert Hogg

Composite Applications - Andy James

SOA in 2015 - Darren Hallett

For those that weren't able to attend last Tuesday's Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting, 8/5/2008, Zach Young (our Vice President of the group) was able to secure Jeffrey Palermo as a speaker for a special meeting this Thursday (8/14/2008). This is a huge boon, as Jeff is one of THE most sought after speakers in North America. Jeff is most known for the Party with Palermo series of events before each of the major conferences. Jeff hails from Austin, Texas, which was recently named the hardest ...
On last week’s PowerScripting Podcast, Jonathan Walz and Hal Rottenberg interview /n software’s Eric Madariaga about NetCmdlets and PowerShellToys (PowerShellASP). My favorite part was when Hal was shocked to hear that a telnet cmdlet was added to the v2 beta. Hahaha. I completely agree – who uses telnet anymore? But that was actually the biggest request we got from people who were using v1 of NetCmdlets! We already had cmdlets for executing commands over ssh…but people really wanted telnet. This ...
One of the cooler people I know, Lee Brandt, tagged me in this blog post: http://www.codebucket.org/a... So here goes... How old were you when you started programming? That is questionable...I started building Websites in HTML on AOLPress, HotDog, and Notepad when I was 15 years old. If you don't count HTML, then I was 16. I wrote a "Hello World" Program on my TI-82 Graphing Calculator in 10th grade. What was your first language? HTML/Graphing Calculator ...
August 11th at 6:00 Join us for our next Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group meeting in the new Microsoft offices! The new offices are located at 5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, Fl 33609 Here's a link to a map: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&a... This meeting will start off with a brief presentation of the value of Text Editors when developing ETL systems. If you know of some great tricks with UltraEdit or Textpad, ...
Thanks to Scott Klein for organizing a set of SQL focused meetings here in South Florida. The first meeting was held in West Palm Beach at the Palm Beach County building on 8/7/08. I took a few pictures you can see at: http://cid-e8348157304bce63... Eitght of us were there and as it was mostly an organizational meeting, we dicussed the location, topics and format of meeting that would be good. The topics were pretty straight forward: ...
Thanks to all who attended the NxtGenUG Oxford meeting last night, always good to see a different user group in operation. Apologies for not achieving the promised 20 minutes to create a CI server from a completely clean Win2003 server installation - but 26 minutes isn't too shoddy. As promised you can download the slidedeck for my CI Factory talk from here. Make sure you view it with the speaker notes as they give all the background information. On the 'Demonstration' slide the notes include the ...
So this is a step up I suppose from getting "Stupid Prizes" from Community-Credit in the past...how about winning an MSDN Subscription or an XBox for your participation in the developer and user group community? I plugged in my points and ended up one of ten winners this quarter for the INETA Community Champion program. I found out yesterday after getting home from an exhaustive day of memory and cognitive tests related to my brain-aches when I opened up the latest INETA newsletter. Congratulations ...
so a few of you (including my parents) have been wondering what this "big idea" of mine was. It's not another game store, although don't rule that out permanently. It's not a video game studio, although again... never say never. No, this is something truly magnificent. I give you the Charity Fragathon. www.charityfragathon.com The Twin Cities XNA User Group is throwing their first ever charity event! Admission to this event is $10 (ten bucks!!) and that covers entry into what just might be the biggest ...
I was hoping to get this out earlier in the week, but real life, work and that annoying sleep habit I can't seem to kick all got in the way. Randy is a fellow VB MVP and "Carl & Gary's" alumni, but I'll let him tell you about that. Here are my NINE Questions with Randy Walker: 1. Where are you from? Born in South Korea, adopted and lived all over the U.S. While I consider myself an Arkansas Razorback by heart (Go Hogs!), I’m a Texan through and through. I currently live and work in Northwest ...
Small Business Server MN User Group August 12th Meeting Registration link: http://www.digitalconcourse... Location: Microsoft Office In Bloomington Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Time: 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Topics and Presenters: SYNNEX and HP Frank Gross from SYNNEX Corporation will share the benefits of doing business with the 3rd largest IT distributor in the nation. Established in 1980, SYNNEX is a Fortune 350 company offering computer systems, ...
Minnesota SharePoint User Group Topic for August: SharePoint Open Forum When: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 AM Event: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Networking/Q&A: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:Microsoft Office 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437 Meeting Room: Lake of the Woods I and II Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Please join us on Wednesday, August 13th for a unique opportunity to collaborate with others on methods used ...
Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting Thursday, August 7th on Windows Workflow Foundation. Jeff Julian is going to present, so it should be good. If you want the official information go here: http://www.clicktoattend.co... If you need to sign up for the newsletter or have any other comments, questions, or concerns go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... or fill out the contact form on my blog and I will add you. I'm open for suggestions. So far we have the sponsors through ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... Recently at the UK SOA/BPM User Group Yossi Dahan and I chatted briefly about using MsBuild and BizTalk, more specifically Yossi mentioned that he wished it was possible to regenerate the schemas for consuming a service automatically. Following this discussion and a few other things I had a blast at seeing how difficult this would be to do. I think there is a lot of value in having this approach as it fits well with a contract based development ...
This post is part of a series called Ignite Your Life. For background info on the series, please refer to previous posts on introducing the series and The 5 R's. Heroes. Idols. Role Models. Many of us have people in our lives that we look up to, that we idolize, that we'd be considered a "fan" of. Think about it: get a piece of paper out, and write down the people that you look up to, the ones that you wish to become like, the ones that hold some level of authority over who you are or what you want ...
Thanks to all who attended the London .NET User Group meeting last night, a great turnout and lovely weather for slurping beers in the streets of Clerkenwell afterwards. As promised you can download the slidedesk for my CI Factory grok talk from here, and if yoiu want an extended version I'm presenting at NxtGenUG in Oxford on Wednesday 6th August. In the one hour or so I'll hopefully have time to actually create a SubVersion repository, edit the CI Factory setup file to create a new build server ...
Very happy to announce that the KC .Net User Group site is live! The site is intended to announce upcoming meetings and presenters at the User Group, and to promote the adoption and use of the Microsoft .NET framework and related technologies to the Kansas City community. It will be evolving as future needs arise, but I think it's a great starting point for keeping local developers in touch with all things .NET! So... what are you waiting for? Check it out now! Register! Post a thread on the forum! ...
From N1DCN... HAM = Amateur Radio Operator as defined by FCC part 97 rules. There are currently three possible licensing levels, Technician, General and Extra. As of last night, I passed the General test. Starting a couple of years ago, you do not have to learn morse code to get licensed. With the general license you have almost full access to all the frequencies which are split into 16 bands ranging from 160 meters starting at 1800 kilohertz up to 23 centimeters starting at 1240 Megahertz. The Technician ...
Testing the Casino The July meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group was one of the best ever! During the summer months, user group attendance is usually low. Therefore, we try to have meetings that are a little less formal and require less preparation for the presenter. This July we not only had a HIGH ATTENDANCE but we had 100% MEMBER PARTICIPATION during the meeting. Here's the formula: Take the Black Jack Starter Kit Add Bugs Deliver a brief presentation on Unit Testing in Visual Studio ...
This is from the May 2008 RV.NUG newsletter User Groups and Blogs Keeping current with technology continues to be a daunting task, especially if your job does not lend itself to tasks that help keep your skills current. One way to benefit from the trials and tribulations of others is via blogs. The blog search engine Technorati indexes over 112 million weblogs. With 112 million blogs from which to choose, how can you determine which blogs to use? More importantly, how can you determine which blogs ...
This is from the April 2008 RV.NUG Newsletter RV.NUG -thon event This June will mark the 4th annual RV.NUG -thon event. Just what is a -thon event? How did it originate? (Okay, perhaps you are more interested in "what it is" than a history lesson). A -thon event occurs during an RV.NUG monthly meeting. A presentation topic is chosen. However, care is taken to select a topic that can be easily segmented. The 75-90 minute presentation time of the meeting is then broken into five or six 15 minute time ...
Is your company looking for a good community manager or social media geek? I might just be who you need. How's that for the opening of a blog post? It's a post I have been considering writing for several weeks. I am looking for full-time employment in the social media world. I would love to be a part of team that is dedicated to reaching out to their audience and listening to what they have to say. What I bring to the table: I am experienced. I started in the newsgroups before the turn of the century. ...