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  • Blog Post: Thanks, DC .NET!

    My thanks to all of the folks who came out to my talk on WebMatrix, IIS Express, and Razor last night at the DC .NET User Group . As promised, here are the links to information relating to the topic: ASP.NET WebMatrix Site: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix WebMatrix Download: http://www.microsoft.com/web...
  • Blog Post: When Presentations Attack!

    Scott Hanselman has shared a great story about the things that can happen before (and during) a technical presentation , particularly a complex one. My personal favorite demo-gone-bad moment from my 12+ years as a presenter was the Visual Studio Launch in Washington, DC, where I was demo monkey for Brian...
  • Blog Post: No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn!

    Why do I have the Beastie Boys running through my head this morning? Oh yeah, it’s because I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY this week for VSLive! New York . I’m doing two sessions: Controlling AJAX when You’re Out of Control – Monday, September 8th, 1:45-3:00pm Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My! – Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: VSLive! New York

    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting at VSLive! New York in just over a month. I’ll be presenting on troubleshooting and managing AJAX and Javascript in applications where you may not have full control over the application . I may also have some additional announcements to make, so check back...
  • Blog Post: Chris Bowen's Blog : Tips from My Technical Presentations

    I've posted some presentation tips in the past , so figured it would be a good idea to link to some really good ones posted by my fellow DE Chris Bowen . I really like ZoomIt (though it can be overdone), and it's even easier to use now that all of the SysInternals tools are available online 24/7. My...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint On The Zune

    This sounds intriguing: PowerPoint Presentations On The Zune One of the things that I started using my Zune for within days after I bought it is PowerPoint presentations. By using pictures as slides the Zune is surprisingly effective for this task if you follow a few guidelines and best practices. Going...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Web Applications

    Join Knowlogy, Symphoniq, and yours truly for a lunchtime seminar on Monitoring and Troubleshooting web applications. Learn how to use tools to find hidden problems and bottlenecks that slow down your applications, and optimize your web application performance. There are two dates available: Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Speaker Tips

    With all the code camps going on this month (and next) in Mid-Atlantic, I thought I'd share some Speaker Resources , courtesy of the nice folks at CodeCampEvals.com . I've also been known to offer some tips on the subject myself...here's one from a couple years back . Still worth trying if you're still...
  • Blog Post: Richmond Code Camp 2 in just over a week!

    Just a reminder that time is running out to register for the premier developer event in southern Virginia. Yes, that's right, the second Richmond Code Camp is NEXT WEEKEND! In just over a week developers will descend on ECPI's Innsbrook campus in Glen Allen, VA for a geekfest of epic proportions. You...
  • Blog Post: TODAY! Join us for FAQ Friday with Vishwas Lele!

    Today is the first installment of a new series my team is calling devBrainPicks (we're also running arcdevBrainPicks as well), which are opportunities for developers to pick the brains of a Microsoft Developer Evangelist, as well as any special guests they have along. Today it's my pleasure to welcome...
  • Blog Post: Meet Lindsay Rutter

    For those of you who haven't heard of her yet, or attended one of her presentations, Lindsay Rutter is the Developer Community Champion for Microsoft Mid-Atlantic. Lindsay blogs , and also presents quarterly MSDN events all across DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. I've added a banner in the news...
  • Blog Post: Webcast roundup

    Some webcast links you may be interested in: Find the Top 10 Microsoft Webcasts, as rated by viewers Coding Basics webcast series Game Development webcast series Interactive Developer webcast calendar
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN events in PA

    My colleague Lindsay Rutter, the Developer Community Champion covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, will be presenting a couple of MSDN Events next week in Allentown and Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the registration links: Allentown - 5/23/06 Pittsburgh...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast Calendar

    Find webcasts of interest, using a dynamic calendar view .
  • Blog Post: IIS Webcasts this week

    Some good info available on IIS and ASP.NET here: http://www.iiswebcastseries.com/ Among the topics this week: TechNet Webcast: Microsoft.com Operations Introduces Real World Debugging: Determining When You Have a Problem and Beginning the Initial Debugging (Level 300) TechNet Webcast...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER: BaltoMSDN Tonight!

    I'll be speaking at BaltoMSDN in Hunt Valley, MD tonight, starting at 6:30pm. The topic is the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0. Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 Tutorial videos

    Scott Guthrie points to a great series of video tutorials on ASP.NET 2.0 .
  • Blog Post: Richmond .net February Meeting

    Speaking of user group meetings, I'm doing one...tonight! That's right, you can see ME...live and in person, talking about the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0! Please contain your excitement. :-) Actually, providers are indeed a pretty important part of what makes ASP.NET 2.0 rock. It's because of providers...
  • Blog Post: Launch 2005 DC - An intense day!

    So I'm finally getting around to blogging about the DC launch of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 last Wednesday at the DC Convention Center, in part because I spent part of the tail end of last week sick...go figure. But I'm happy to say that the event was a big success. We had over 2,000 people...
  • Blog Post: DC Visual Studio 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Launch Today!

    Very exciting day today. We're going to be putting on the final Visual Studio 2005 Launch Event today in Washington, DC at the new DC Convention Center. We're expecting several thousand attendees, and when I got a look at the keynote room last night, I was just blown away. I'll be presenting with...
  • Blog Post: Using Virtual PC

    A few months back, I did a "power session" webcast entitled Exploring Virtual PC for Beta Environments , in which I provide an overview of Virtual PC and discuss the advantages of using it for running and evaluating beta software, with some emphasis on the developer role. If you're interested in taking...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model at Roanoke .net!

    Anyone in the Roanoke, VA area? Then you should plan to be at the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group tomorrow night for my talk on the ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model. The meeting starts at 6pm at their new location , the County of Roanoke Public Safety Building. Directions are available on the RVNUG web site...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Consuming RSS in ASP.NET 2.0

    I've got a new DevNugget up, and this one demonstrates how to consume an RSS feed in ASP.NET 2.0, using the XmlDataSource control and a DataList control bound to it, with a little XPath thrown in for seasoning. You can view it here .
  • Blog Post: Code-Free Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET 2.0

    My latest DevNugget is up, this one focusing on Code-Free Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET 2.0 . In it, I demo setting up a protected folder, configuring forms authentication and authorization using the ASP.NET web-based Configuration Tool, and adding a login page, all in less than 8 minutes...
  • Blog Post: File System Web Sites in ASP.NET 2.0

    I'm pleased to announce my inaugural DevNugget, on creating and using File System-based web sites in ASP.NET 2.0 . What's a DevNugget? It's a short technical demonstration of a specific feature of interest to developers. Most DevNuggets are 5-8 minutes long, so they're a great way for busy folks to...
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