Eric Johnson (MCS)

My ramblings on .NET, related technologies, community, events, gaming, & life in general

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About Me

My name is Eric Johnson and I’m an Consultant II for Microsoft Consulting Services.   I joined MS in late 2005 and have been working with a variety of customers and products ever since.  My family and I reside in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Prior to joining MS, I worked as a Consultant/Employee for a variety of small/medium/large companies  in Cedar Rapids.

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    Windows Vista and Office 2007 Launch

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    The Vista and Office 2007 launch kicked off this month in Des Moines, IA. Being an Iowa resident myself, I was extremely excited that we hosted the 1st launch event in the US. A recap of the event from be found here: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps...
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    Office Live

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    I was thrilled the other day to see the internal annoucment about Office Live and the services it provides. Like many in our profession I often get hit by family, friends, and associates to create simply web sites for thier side or non-profit businesses...
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    Exciting Times

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    I joined MS a little over 1 year ago and it's been quite a ride. Obviously this is my first time going through an OS and office release. It's been an incrediable experence dogfooding Vista and Office 12. These are truely compelling products that offer...
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    HDC06 Recap

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    The HDC continues to grow and improve each and every year. This year was our 3rd annual conference with the largest attendance to date. We had over 500 attendees, 20 sponsors, 18 tremendous speakers, and 75 people on our waitlist. To put our numbers in...
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    WCF Typed Service Moinker Contract

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    When using a typed service moniker, the contract specifies the UUID of the interface for the contact ( IInteropTest ) defined in the web.config of the WCF service. The UUID can be located by viewing the type library for the registered assembly (i.e. InteropTestProxy...
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    SecurityNegotiationException in WCF Services

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    Many people including myself are running into this problem while sharing and running WCF samples using the .NET Framwork 3.0 RC1. If you receive the following... Exception [System.ServiceModel.Security.SecurityNegotiationException] {"SOAP security...
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    Tools to develop Vista generation applications

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    The tools be will give the intellisense, visual designers, configuration editors, registration tools, and log viewer nesscary to develop or get familer with WCF, WPF, WF, or Cardspace. .NET Framework 3.0 A new managed code programming model for...
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    My User Group Findings

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    My local .NET user group ( CRINETA ) has had a bumpy road recently after loosing several key contributers. I stepped down as leader of the group around 10 months ago. Since then, I've tried to stay involved the group through email, but I'm typically unavailable...
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    Frequent Traveler Tips

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    Over the last 10 months, I've learned quite a bit about some of the things that you can do to lessen the pain of weekly travel. Here a few tips.. Avis Preferred Avis, like many rental car agencies doesn’t always have their fleet of cars right outside...
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    My new blogging home

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    I'm migrating my blog here from http://geekswithblogs.net/ericjohnson/ . It's obviously going to take me some time to get the format and style worked out, so please be patient.
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