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Snapshot of Word 2007 Blogging UI

For those of you who want to see what the Word 2007 Blogging UI looks like, here is a snapshot: (Click to enlarge)

Posted On Saturday, May 27, 2006 1:00 PM

Next steps in migration of GWB to CS
Moving to Community Server is the next step we need to make for this community, but since our community is so large, it is a dramatic step. John and I plan to start a parallel migration process and launch a community server site that will contain the current GWB data and we would be able to test in both worlds while keeping each data source in sync. We want to work out all the kinks we find to see if we just want to stay with what we have or take the plunge. This parallel migration will take some ......

Posted On Saturday, May 27, 2006 11:50 AM

Word 2007 Beta 2 Blogging and .Text
Several people have tried out blogging from Word 2007 (as I am now) and are having problems with .Text. This issue is in the CookComputing.XmlRpc.dll and a dateTime error they fixed. This is used in the Post struct which blows up the newPost method. If you update the dll to a later version ( then you should have no problem posting after that using the Metablog API. For members, the Metablog API service URL is located at http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ......

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 6:02 PM

Wow, I love Vista and Office 2007

Just absolutely amazing!!! John and I loaded our TabletPC with Vista and Office 2007 Beta 2 without VPC and I must say, I really like what I see. Most Tablets, including ours, don’t have the video needed for Aero, but the user experience is still much better than XP. Anyone else using Vista and Office with a dedicated daily notebook or tablet?

To blog inside Word using .Text, you need to update the XmlRpc assembly used.

[Post made from Word 2007]

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 5:54 PM

Wrox AJAX book coming soon

For those of you who attended Tim's presentation on AJAX this month, this book is going to be good for you. I have always been a fan of Wrox books, and these authors are great.

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:30 AM

Father and Daughter join the contest with "The Bloodletting"
Scott Miller, one of our GWB bloggers since August of 2005, has joined the competition with the graphics help of his daughter. This is definitely one of the coolest events of this contest because I really think for us software developers, designing code with our kids involved let them know more about what we do and how the process works. My son is only 15 months so I have not been able to put my theory into practice, but John and his son Nathaniel write software together and he seems to love it! ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 4:41 AM

Jason has it right about Express
Jason starts his game and talks about the Express Products: "My renewed impressions of Visual C# Express? After being used to using Visual Studio 2005, it is truly striking just how much of the same functionality the Express Editions truly have. So far, I have yet to truly miss a single feature. With the work that Jamie Cansdale has done getting the TestDriven.NET add-in working with the Express Editions, I have nearly everything I need." Now that we have started the contest, here is a list of the ......

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 4:20 AM

1000 Bloggers!!!!!!!!

Yeeeehaaaaaaaaa(thanks Howard Dean)..... GeeksWithBlogs has reached the 1,000 blogger mark! This is great news. I know most of these guys have stop posting regularly, but to know that we have over 15,000 post here is amazing. For you members, thanks for being part of this community and I can't wait til we can announce 2,000 bloggers.

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 6:40 PM

Why do we have to use Express if we already have VS 2005 in the contest?
I have heard this question a lot since announcing the contest so I thought I would clear up the reasons. Here is a list of reasons why we are picking Express: We are working with Microsoft to promote Express (Big one) The contest is about the game, but also blogging your experiences with .NET 2.0 and Express (Bigger One) Everyone who wants to see the code and compile the game entries can download Express for Free!!!! (Biggest One) Does.... Express run side-by-side with other versions of Visual Studio ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:23 PM

Contest Update - Contest Ends June 30th
I forgot to tell everyone when the contest ends! June 30th will be the last submission date for the game contest. On a side note, if you are like me and think a game is going to take forever to write and you just don't have the time, I have to let you know that it is easier than you think. With the huge amounts of resources available, it is very easy to find solutions to your problems. When I .NETified Escapa, definitely an addictive game, it took me 6 hours to port the logic and most of that time ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:21 AM

Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Member Game Design Contest --Winner to get XBOX 360!
Ever wanted to try your hand at Game Development? Been itching to play with .NET 2.0 but needed motivation to get started? Then you need to take the Exclusive GeeksWithBlogs Game Design Challenge!!! *** Only open to GeeksWithBlogs members!!! *** (Note: It's really easy to become a GWB member... Click Here) What do I need to do? Check out the game we recreated using Visual Studio Express called Escapa Download the free Visual Studio Express HERE (Doing this also gets you signed up for the Upgrade ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:19 PM

Dilbert hits it on the money today

I love the insight Dilbert has into our world and today is a perfect example.

Posted On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:56 AM

Geeks With Blogs at TechEd 2006 Boston
Last year we had an adhoc GWB meeting at TechEd that was a little less than successful. This year I want to organize a meetup before the event and try to get everyone together in Boston for a meet-n-greet. Many of us know each other through our blogs, IM, and email but very few of us have ever met in person. Let's change that and try to make it a reoccuring event at major Microsoft events. If you are going to be at TechEd 2006 in Boston and are a member of, then send a email to ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 11:36 AM

TechEd 2006 - Boston is sold out!

I love it when these shows sell out! You know at this point there are a lot of interested attendees and there won't be a shortage of conversations. If you were planning to attend, but haven't registered yet, there is a WAITLIST for you to hurry and get your name on.

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 5:28 AM is not just for attendees!
One thing we noticed this year, and other years, is that people who are watching the news from TechEd and plan to talk about the topics of TechEd but are NOT attending don't register themselves on When you register on, there is a category for Community. This is for the people that I described above. So if this is you, register yourself on the site ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 5:24 AM

Podcast Studio Show 16 Update
After the bad news about Scoble's mother, we postponed his podcast for a later time. However, we will have a show this week that will be recorded tomorrow night covering code camps!!!! We have a panel set up of Thom Robbins, Chris Williams, Don XML, Robin Edwards, and Brian Button. All these individuals have organized a code camp and with the recent amount of code camps popping up, I thought this would be a good topic to cover to assist other organizers and attendees. We will record tomorrow evening ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 9, 2006 6:07 PM

Train to perform at TechEd 2006
According to the TechEd Site, Train will be performing this year. This year’s attendee party will feature a live concert by the band, Train, performing just for Tech·Ed 2006 attendees into the stands of historic Fenway Park! Fenway is perhaps the most storied ballpark in the country and is home to the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox ......

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 5:19 PM

Podcast Studio is back!!!
Now that John and I have Alexander & Julian Inc. up and running, we are ready to get back into the community mode we were in before launching our company. That said, tomorrow we will be recording the 16th show of Podcast Studio with Robert Scoble. Robert is a very entertaining person to speak with so I am really looking forward to the interview. We will be recording tomorrow evening and I will edit and publish the show a few hours later. Thanks to everyone who stuck with us during our building time ......

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 7:02 AM

Today I am 25 with a Nuvi 350 and Lexmark E240n
Today is my birthday and I am finally 25! My big insurance break is here and I can rent a car without an additional fee. I hear this is your last good birthday so every year from now with be the nth anniversary of my 25th birthday. This year I received a Garmin Nuvi 350, awesome, and a Lexmark E240n laser printer, awesome awesome. Review of the Garmin Nuvi 350: Amazing!!!! The rechargable battery is great, I can think of a thousand uses of portable GPS, one being TechEd 2006 Touch screen is awesome. ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:46 AM

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