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  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Adventure

    Well, as you know, I have moved to Redmond. I have have been here for just 6 weeks. I have not blogged as much, but I am starting to catch up. So here is what has been going on. I started a new team. I am working on the next version of GotDotNet Workspaces( http://www.gotdotnet.com/ ). Since I am now...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Moving to Redmond

    Hey, Well, I will blogging about different stuff. I am officially moving to a new job. I am going to be the new Developer Lead over GotDotNet. ( http://www.gotdotnet.com ). So what does that really mean? I will be managing a group of developers, but I still get to get my hands dirty. I am going to...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: ASP.NET 2.0 Resources

    Introduction to the Personal Web Site Starter Kit http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnaspp/html/pws.asp ASP.NET Starter Kit http://beta.asp.net/QUICKSTART/aspnet/default.aspx Introducing the ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts Framework http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/default...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Free 64 Bit Training!!

    Here is a new eLearning class. There are going to be more classes offered here in the future. http://msdn.microsoft.com/elearning/
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Visual Studio Beta 2 is available

    Well, if you are a MSDN subscriber, then you can get the Visual Studio Beta 2. I have been running it for days, you are going to love it. It also comes with a GoLive license!!! http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Survey: Are you a Developer or IT Professional? We want to hear from you.

    How many hats do you wear? Are you working in a small-to-mid-sized business ( < 500 Computers ) ? As an IT Pro or as a Developer in a smaller-sized business, do you find that you’re wearing a lot of hats? Well then.. I’d love to talk to you! The folks who develop and deliver...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: New ASP.NET Starter Kit Question

    Hi everyone, Here is today’s question. If you were writing a starter kit for ASP.NET 2.0, what kind of application would that be? Some existing starter kits are on http://www.asp.net . Would it be something fun for personal use? or for business use? Let me know. Just click Feedback for this...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Register so that you can retake exams, if needed

    Certified Do over: Get a Free Microsoft Certification Exam Retake. Your chances to pass any Microsoft certification exam have just doubled. Simply register for this offer by May 31, 2005, before taking your exam, and we'll give you a free second shot at success. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Enterprise Library is Finally Here

    You have waited and waited and here it is: The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of Application Blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application Blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code, that can be used as-is, extended...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: Professional Developers Conference (PDC) : What is that?

    The Microsoft PDC conference is scheduled for September 2005. http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/ This is an event that you will not want to miss. I still have fond memories, of my first PDC, 2000. This was in my previous life, before Microsoft. It was an event to remember, and I am sure that this...
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak: "Tinkering with Visual Studio.NET" by Russ Fustino

    We are giving away an electronic version of “Russ’ Tool Shed – Tinkering with Visual Studio.NET” by Russ Fustino (entire book and demos) to every MSDN event attendee in the Oct –Dec events on the Fall MSDN Content DVD. See http://www.msdnevents.com for locations. It’s a free book on several of Russ’s...
  • Blog Post: What You Should Know About a Reported Vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NET

    HTTP module to check for canonicalization issues with ASP.NET Here is a link to information and available download. http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/aspnet.mspx
  • Blog Post: Web Custom Controls Code

    Thanks for everyone that was at yesterday's show in Houston. We had a record attendance of 292. So next time I would like for us to break 400. Here is the code for the Web Custom Control.
  • Blog Post: test

    This is a sample blog entry using a new tool, called VisualBlogger. 1 Public Class Employee 2 Public Function GetEmployees() As DataSet 3 Dim ds As New DataSet 4 Dim oCon As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.ConnectionStrings( "NorthwindConnection" ).ConnectionString) 5 Dim da As...
  • Blog Post: Office 2003 SP1 Released

    Update your Office 2003 programs with the latest enhancements, many based on customer feedback http://office.microsoft.com/home/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak-- Building Controls II

    Source Code available here: http://www.we-learn.net/ControlSession.Zip
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services: Questions Answered: FAQ

    Here is a general FAQ about reporting services. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting/howtobuy/faq.asp To get an idea of different configurations. Use the below link: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting/howtobuy/howtolicensers.asp
  • Blog Post: Geek Speak -- Art of Building Controls - WebCast Info

    I would like to thank everyone that attended the webcast. Source Code for Most example: http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/6451.asp Reference Book: Developing Microsoft .NET controls with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows 64-Bit Road Tour comes to Houston

    Route 64 is coming to a city near you! This one-day Microsoft seminar is designed for architects and professional developers who wish to learn how and why to support 64-bit Windows. We will discuss the business and technical benefits of 64-bit computing and educate you on the tools and procedures needed...
  • Blog Post: IASA Meeting - San Francisco

    The International Association of Software Architects provides a forum for business, technology and systems architects to share knowledge about application architecture, multi-systems architectures, vertical and horizontal re-use strategies, architecture methodologies and strategies, and architecture...
  • Blog Post: Article: XML Support in Microsoft SQL Server 2005

    Since we are currently talking about SQL Server 2005 in our MSDN event live, here is a great article on XML in SQL 2005. http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnsql90/html/sql2k5xml.asp
  • Blog Post: WSE 2.0 Available for download

    Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) is a supported add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework providing developers the latest advanced Web services capabilities to keep pace with the evolving Web services protocol specifications. For More information: http...
  • Blog Post: Extended Product Support Lifecycle for Microsoft Products

    Microsoft has announced a new product-lifecycle policy that extends support for Microsoft business and developer products to a minimum of 10 years from the current seven years. For More information: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=LifeAn16
  • Blog Post: "Anywhere, Anytime" Applications in .NET

    Presented by Microsoft and EPS Software Corporation June 15 th , 2004 8:30 AM - Noon Microsoft Corporation--Houston 2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy South Suite # 350 Houston, TX 77042 (BriarLake Plaza building just south of Briar Forest on the west side of Beltway 8.) To view the full information visit:...
  • Blog Post: April MSDN Gulf Coast Event Locations

    The free MSDN events for the Gulf Coast will be at the following cities: April 6, Houston , TX April 8, Corpus Christi, TX April 20, Laredo, TX April 22, San Antonio, TX
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