Allan's Best Week Ever

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    PowerShell to the People – Join Us!

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    eek! UPDATE: March 11, 2009 - Here are the resources from the session . Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to reuse your .NET skills to do just about anything? Well, seems a bit far fetched, but Windows PowerShell makes it possible to dream...
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    Silverlight? It must be Maine!

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    eek! UPDATE: March 11, 2009. We will be postponing this talk until April. If you'd like to learn what Microsoft has planned for Business Applications and Silverlight, wait for MIX :) or watch Brad Abrams drop major hints . If you are in the area, join...
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    I guess I’m a budding New Media Douchebag

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    eek! I didn’t think you could say douchebag on MSDN but I guess this is used appropriately :) I loved this post , especially on Facebook Friday. Have a great day and smile, things can only get better. P.S. Check out me out on Twitter…ok, I’ll stop being...
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    Stomach Flu and the MSDN Suburban Roadshow Resources

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    eek! To my buddy who is caring for an ill family, good luck. For my captive audience, here are the resources I talked about today around RESTful Programming with WCF 3.5 and Syntactic Sugar with .NET 3.5 . RESTful Programming with WCF 3.5   Get the...
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    My gift to my management

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    eek! On my birthday, I’m dedicating this post to all past managers and my new manager. I’m hoping all of them are reading the fairly new TechLeaders blog : “Provoking Thought, Discussion and Insight around Managing People in the Technical Space” Good...
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    What is running those businesses?

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    eek! I’d like to think WCF with the REST starter kit, IIS 7, Silverlight, etc., etc. But I’d be wrong. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access are the basis for many critical business applications and in this ARCast.TV segment (around 22 minutes long), you...
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    Windows 7 and VB6 – the Microsoft Commitment

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    eek! This is good news for all those organizations that have an investment in VB6. The VB6 IDE is out of support but Microsoft has formalized its support statement for Windows 7 (and “Windows 7 Server” which is Windows Server 2008 R2). The key phrase...
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    Recapping February

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    eek! That was a short month and here were my posts… Friday is for taking stock How much would you pay for serious SharePoint Smarts? Silverlight and LINQ for Life I got XAMLized and you can too… Does Green IT Matter? Discovering CBlox on the road to Azure...
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    Friday is for taking stock

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    eek! From the list of blogs I monitor, 2 posts worth taking a few seconds to read, internalize and act upon – no matter how safe things look. Do you deserve it? Memo from Kafka's Castle and What Employers Want to See on Your Resume Happy Friday, here...
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    How much would you pay for serious SharePoint Smarts?

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    eek! Looking for some serious SharePoint Smarts with topics ranging from SharePoint administration, architecture, development and the end user? How much would you pay for this (the random emphasis of keywords being mine)… Administration: Administration...
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    Silverlight and LINQ for Life

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    eek! For my new friends that made it through my session on Silverlight 2 and LINQ, here are the resources promised. Presentation Slides with potentially useful links… Silverlight 2 Overview (at the end of those stock slides are some links you’ll want...
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    I got XAMLized and you can too…

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    eek! I intend to have a page with all the resources that we uncovered at the Connecticut XAMLFest last week . It was a blast and we had over 50 folks (see the photo below) crammed into our tiny office to get XAMLized for 2 days. Were you there? How did...
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    Does Green IT Matter?

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    eek! Does it? Kathy Malone , an internet buddy, intends to discuss this with a few like minded folks. Jump in on Wednesday Feb 18 at 6:30 pm US Eastern Time . The abstract follows: With gas prices under $2/gallon, and in the current economic climate,...
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    Discovering CBlox on the road to Azure

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    eek! Somewhere beyond those waters lies Azure… I had the great fortune to be on a bus tour of the Microsoft Quincy Data Center (way outside Seattle, WA) earlier this month. I’ve done my fair share of data center walkthroughs (usually when my code didn...
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    How do I do what? Azure!

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    eek! The MSDN home page now boasts 500 videos and more as part of its continuing series on How Do I (aka HDI) videos . They just launched a few on developing for the Azure Services Platform and I’ve watched a few. Nice work. Are you experimenting...
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    Thrive!

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    eek! To all my non-developer friends in IT and to those hybrids, I just discovered that a new site on Microsoft.com just went live – Thrive ! Designed to foster technical competency, business/IT alignment and career advancement, it is definitely worth...
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    Love!

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    eek! My heart outside my body :) Have a great weekend, see you next week!
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    Happy Groundhog Day!

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    eek! In the category of – I’ve seen that before, I’m republishing my January posts in case you missed it. Happy Groundhog Day! The Joy of SxS Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion? I’m not going to be a fool this April 1 Need more Business Intelligence?...
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    The Joy of SxS

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    eek! Who knew that this little link could change my life and it will change yours :) Its about getting Live Mesh – the consumer version… …running side by side (sxs) with the Developer Version that gives you Mesh Enabled Web Applications . Now I can help...
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    Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion?

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    eek! These resources still work - a colleague mentioned he had success moving developers who wanted to leap to .NET from ColdFusion. Hope this helps you! Migrating from ColdFusion to ASP.NET http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa479305.aspx Learn...
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    I’m not going to be a fool this April 1

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    eek! I’m going to attend the 24 Hour Virtual Event – perhaps not all 24 hours or maybe I’m foolish enough to try :) More details from Chris and Bruce . See you then! Will you be speaking?
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    Need more Business Intelligence?

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    eek! If you haven't seen it, we just announced a strategy update for our Business Intelligence Stack. PerformancePoint Services...you lucky SharePoint users! If you are wondering what the fuss is all about, check out these BI web casts from way back....
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    Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready

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    eek! Since I'm running Windows 7, I have to wait for an update before I can run this updated version. As per the IE blog: "Note that the IE8 Release Candidate is for Windows Vista, XP, and Server only; Windows 7 users will get an updated IE8 with...
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    Candy Everybody Wants: WPF DataGrid and the Ribbon Part 2

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    eek! Just a quick update to my previous post with additional resources for you. Quality I discovered this great document from the WPF Team entitled the WPF Application Quality Guide . It has suggested roadmaps for: Quality Assurance...
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    Candy Everybody Wants: WPF DataGrid and the Ribbon Part 1

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    eek! For the folks who visited me at the MSDN Developer Conference in NY and Boston, thank you for attending. I hope you had a great conference full of learning and extensions to your social graph! Here are the resources from my talk: Building a...
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