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  • Blog Post: Let's keep Scott Lock really busy...

    For the last week, I've been glued to the television watching news from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, wishing I could go down there and save people. It's been an astonishing and distressing week. Folks in our local developer community probably know Scott Lock, who runs CapArea.NET . Scott is...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts Next Week!

    Next week I will be delivering a webcast extravaganza: On Tuesday 4th, I'll be talking about Creating Custom Controls in ASP.NET . On Wednesday 5th, I'll be doing my ASP.NET 2.0 Overview Presentation . On Friday 7th, I'm doing Application Performance Tuning using SQL Server Profiler . And finally, on...
  • Blog Post: Speakers Wanted!

    Brian Moran from NovaSQL sent me an e-mail asking if I could publish a call for speakers. I think this is a great idea, but I'll generalize it a little. You should go and speak to your local user group. Not the other guy reading this post, but y ou . How can I be so sure? After all, I barely know you...
  • Blog Post: Are you getting MSDN Flash?

    Did you know that Microsoft puts out a developer newsletter with information on local events for devs? To make sure you get it, go to http://www.microsoft.com/resources/msdn/subscription.aspx and check to receive MSDN Flash, then enter your ZIP code. If you're in the Mid Atlantic area, you will get local...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Webcasts

    If you're interested in SQL Server 2005, we have 15 webcasts coming up on specific developer topics in SQL Server 2005, starting on Dec 6th. It's time to drill into SQL Server 2005 and understand this new wave of technology!
  • Blog Post: Mike O'Neill has a blog...

    My boss, Mike O'Neill, just started blogging .
  • Blog Post: Serious ASP.NET Vulnerability

    I don't usually blog security alerts, but this one is serious enough that I will make an exception. Basically, if you have any ASP.NET site, you need to do this fix! Microsoft is currently investigating a reported vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NET. An attacker can send specially crafted requests to...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Andrew Duthie!

    It's almost too late to do this, but I wanted to publicly say how excited I am that Andrew Duthie agreed to join Microsoft as the .NET Evangelist covering the Mid-Atlantic region. Andrew is a well-known author , blogger , blogger , and blogger , and he's been one of my favorite people for years. (Although...
  • Blog Post: Lehigh Valley .NET

    I was the speaker for Lehigh Valley .NET last night, covering Everything You Always Wanted to Know About .NET Security But Were Afraid To Ask. We had about 20 people at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, and some really good conversation about the details of public key infrastructure. Lehigh...
  • Blog Post: Want to find out who you're dealing with?

    The Microsoft Employee Biography site is at http://www.microsoft.com/communities/bios/default.mspx
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services Webcasts Linked

    Here's a list of all the Reporting Services webcasts that I've done: Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services Developing Reports using SQL Server Reporting Services, Part One Developing Reports using SQL Server Reporting Services, Part Two URL Addressability in SQL Server Reporting Services Programming...
  • Blog Post: DVD Errata

    If you have been at a recent MSDN Event , you picked up a DVD that contained a beta of Visual Studio 2005. If you're having trouble installing this beta, please make sure you've seen this errata .
  • Blog Post: Two Articles Posted

    I just posted two new articles: So You Want to Start a User Group and Content Level Definitions used at Microsoft .
  • Blog Post: Channel Nine

    I want to mention that the Channel Nine concept is pretty cool, taking the blog to the next level. There's much more to say about this. I would like to write an article about how people outside Microsoft see Microsoft, as compared with how people inside Microsoft see Microsoft, because perception...
  • Blog Post: Looking for National Conferences?

    There's a pretty good list of the national conferences about .NET here .
  • Blog Post: New MCSD Electives

    We're about to launch two new electives for the MCSD certification. 70-330, Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and 70-340, Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET . (These exams should be in beta in April.) These are the first MCSD...
  • Blog Post: Swinging the Pendulum

    The previous post ( Infragistics @ CMAP ) got me thinking. It's interesting that this presentation is about fixing the problems with HTML-based applications. When I think about the history of application development, I've seen the pendulum swing from centralized processing to distributed processing and...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath Developer Resource Kit

    InfoPath is a forms designer product that allows you to create user interfaces for manipulating XML and connecting to enterprise back end systems. The Developer Resource Kit is now available. It's free, and orderable here .
  • Blog Post: Dev Days in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

    I'm lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Dev Days in Philadelphia (PA Convention Center) on March 2 and Pittsburgh (Lawrence Convention Center) on March 9 . My session is “Developing Secure Web Applications: Examining an End-to-End, Hack-Resilient Application.” I hope to be able...
  • Blog Post: Dev Days Bloggers

    Dev Days 2004 now has a dedicated blogging site . Whenever you see the blogger guy , you're seeing the best in Dev Days related blogging. At PDC last October , one of the coolest things was the number of folks who blogged the PDC . PDC was in one city, Dev Days is in 32 cities. I wonder how many...
  • Blog Post: The Server Side does .NET

    Interesting. The folks who run TheServerSide.com , which is a huge hub for the J2EE community, have just started a .NET site called TheServerSide.NET . These are the guys who ran the J2EE side of the controversial Pet Shop benchmark. They recently asked the J2EE community if they should do a new round...
  • Blog Post: Teaching Programming to Non-Programmers

    I spent Saturday teaching my two C# classes at Byte Back . Byte Back is a great organization in North East Washington DC that provides computer skills training at little or no cost. I was involved with Byte Back in the very early days (1997); I taught some of Byte Back's first Computer Basics courses...
  • Blog Post: About Me...

    Hi, I'm Geoff Snowman, the Developer Community Champion for Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The organization at Microsoft that I work for is called the “Seminar Sales Team“ and it's based in Dallas, Texas. That means I spend my time delivering public...
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