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  • Blog Post: TechEd Amsterdam - 5 years later

    I spoke at TechEd Amsterdam back in 2000. I was a Lead Program Manager for Digital Dashboard back then and had a fun time showing that technology off to the crowd there. I had attended various TechEd's in Europe before and spoken at various TechEd's and PDCs in USA before, but it was fun to speak in...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Learning and Skills Assessments for VS 2005/SQL Server 2005

    I got an anouncement on one of my internal email lists that I though might be of interest to you... Microsoft Learning (MSL) has just announced the availability of 16 skills products designed to help you build your Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 skills . As of June 3 you can take these free...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Webcasts

    As a Microsoft Architect , I thought this Architecture Webcast Series may be of interest to you. You're Invited to Attend an Exclusive Architecture Webcast Series. Learn how to apply the latest developments in architecture and make the connection that can turn your vision into reality. Plus get a...
  • Blog Post: Get the Connected Systems Kit

    If you care about SOA and how to connect different systems together, don't let this excellent opportunity pass you by. Get the kit totally free (even worldwide shipping is free) at the Connected Systems page.
  • Blog Post: Get a free book about VS.NET 2005!!!

    Did you know that developers who register their copy of Beta 2 will have access to a free developer title from Microsoft Press. After downloading the Beta you receive an email telling you about this benefit. When you complete the registration process you will receive an email with a link to the online...
  • Blog Post: IIS Webcasts

    If you ever wanted to know more about IIS and how it works I suggest you talk a look at www.iiswebcastseries.com it is a great resource
  • Blog Post: Developer eLearning

    There is a new way for developers to learn at their own pace. It is called eLearning and is part of MSDN. Right now they have a course on 64 bit computing, but you should expect to see more courses become available soon, including one on Smart Clients, SQL 2005, etc. For those of you in the US, there...
  • Blog Post: Indigo and Avalon

    If you have plenty of patience and bandwidth for a large download, then you can get your hands on the Avalon and Indigo Community Technology Preview (CTP) that was released a few weeks ago. It is now available to all Internet users, not just those who are MSDN members. Remember this is early stuff, so...
  • Blog Post: Interested in SQL Server 2005?

    The SQL Group has put together a number of MSDN webcasts for developers on SQL Server 2005. These webcasts begin April 4th. This webcast series will show you how to design and build applications using the combined power of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Topics that will be covered include: ...
  • Blog Post: Are you trying out Visual Studio 2005?

    If you want to get the newest builds of VS2005 Whidbey or find the newest information then you should be looking here .
  • Blog Post: Want to learn ASP.NET 2.0 using C#?

    Check out this training kit that you can download.
  • Blog Post: The Outlook Web Access team is looking for web developers

    If you are a great web developer and think you have what it takes to work at Microsoft , then read this post from Kent.
  • Blog Post: A small world at 35000 feet

    Yet again the world proofs to me that it is small. Sitting here at 35000 feet I meet someone I know. It is the smartest non-MS SOA guys I've met Clemens Vasters . We've had the pleasure of hosting two events in Iceland in which he has been a speaker. The first one was a Microsoft EMEA Architecture Tour...
  • Blog Post: I passed!!!

    I did somehow manage to pass the web developer exam. I guess I was good at guessing the right answers, because there were a bunch of stuff I really did not know anything about. I don't know how many questions I got about the PAGE directive and caching. I got 715 points - which basically barely passing...
  • Blog Post: Security Training for Developers

    Joe Stagner a fellow Developer Technical Evangelist is doing a series of webcasts on security for developers. I highly recommend that you take a look. For further information you can take a look at: http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/events/series/digitalblackbelt.mspx http://blogs.msdn.com/JoeStagner...
  • Blog Post: Two down - one to go

    Somehow I managed to get 840 points in my (70-320) Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework exam. Again they asked bunch of questions from ADO.NET, which I feel should be in it's own test. Then there were bunch of questions on .NET Remoting...
  • Blog Post: Passed my first MCP exam in 10 years

    Yesterday I finally went ahead and took an MCP test. I haven't taken MCP tests for 10 years. I took all the tests required for MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) ten years ago, but since these tests were based on C++ and Win32, then they all experied a number of years ago. I'm currently attending...
  • Blog Post: Inteview with JasonCar from SQL Reporting Services

    I stumbled accross a video interview on TheServerSide with my old boss and good friend Jason Carlson who is the Product Unit Manager for SQL Server Reporting Services. He talks about the success of Reporting Services and what is in store for us in the next version. Be sure to view this if you want to...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe - Amsterdam

    I figured being at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam would be a great excuse to start blogging again. I'm here along with 45 other Icelandic delegates. Getting 45 developers and IT pros to come to a computer conference from a country with just under 300.000 inhabitants is in my opinion quite good. Given the...
  • Blog Post: I swallowed the Red Pill

    As you may have noticed, then I've not been blogging for a while. The reason for this is quite simple. I have been chaning jobs and I've been quite busy. My new job is working as a Solution Specialist at Microsoft Iceland....yes I did swallow that red pill....again. I'm going to the PDC this weekend...
  • Blog Post: News of my death...

    ...are premature. I am just way over my head getting 3 presentations ready for a "Meet Microsoft" conference here in Iceland which is this Thursday and Friday. I am the only non-Microsoftie doing presentations...and of course they stuck me with all the "fun" ones (WSE 1.0/2.0, Office 2003 SmartDocs and...
  • Blog Post: Typed Datasets

    One of the things that I had to make a decision about early on in my pet project was how I was going to transfer data back and forth from the web service to the client. My initial thought was that whenever I was performing a CREATE operation I would pass all the fields of the item being created as...
  • Blog Post: Architecture choices

    When I started working with .net, the first thing I did was to pick a pet-project that I could use as a learning experience. Being quite involved in Search and Rescue (SAR) for number of years, it had always been my desire to write a software package that could assist in information sharing and tracking...
  • Blog Post: Here it goes...

    Welcome to my weblog. First of all let me introduce myself. I come from the small country Iceland, which is in the middle of the Atlantic. I've been developing software for the past 20 years and I've worked for companies like Xerox , Medtronic and Microsoft . I worked for almost 3 years at Microsoft...
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