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Random stuff by Geoff Snowman

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    Introduction to Reporting Services Webcast Series On Demand

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    My webcast series on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is now available on demand. The ideal attendee for this series is someone who needs to develop reports, but hasn't used SQL Server Reporting Services before. In the series I assume that you've done...
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    What should I blog?

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    Most blogs are an excuse for the blogger to write deep thoughts about whatever is on their mind. I don't do that very often; my main goal in blogging is to provide info on events happening in my local area. I’ve been writing a couple of different...
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    XBox Raffle @ New Horizons

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    New Horizons is raffling off XBoxes to folks who take .NET training. What is the plural of XBox? Is it XBoxes or XBoxi?
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    Simple Walk Through of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services XML Data Source

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    A cool new feature of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is that you can report on XML data. These are the steps in the demo I did today: Create a new web service. Add a public class called product to the web service: Public Class Product...
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    SQL Server Reporting Services

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    It's finally done. We had a launch event for SQL Server Reporting Services earlier this week. A lot of people are excited, especially because you can add it to an existing (licensed) SQL Server with no additional license fee . I've been playing around...
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    Enterprise Templates: Columbia, MD, Tuesday, March 16th and Shopping Cart Project: Columbia, MD, Thursday, March 18th

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    CMAP is one of my favorite organizations, and their Projects SIG is a great idea. They get together to create projects as a way for both beginners and more experienced developers to get experience with things that they haven't done before. Next Thursday...
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    About Me...

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    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...
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    New Year’s Resolution Two: Exercise Every Day

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    I made this resolution last year, and it turned out to be more interesting than I expected. I have type two diabetes, which I can control fairly well through diet and exercise. “Can control” is a long way from “does control.” This time last year, I was...
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    Converting Crystal to Reporting Services

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    Perhaps the most-asked question when I talk about Reporting Services is "I'm using Crystal Reports. How do I migrate existing reports to Reporting Services?" Microsoft doesn't sell a tool to do this conversion. I'm aware of three services: Hitachi...
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    SQL Server Reporting Services: Tyson's Corner, VA, Monday, March 22nd

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    SQL Server Reporting Services is an enterprise-ready solution for creating canned reports, either printed or online. I'll be doing my SQL Server Reporting Services presentation at Northern Virginia SQL Server User Group on Monday, March 22nd . The...
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    Creating Report Headers

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    I'm still answering questions from my recent webcast series . I got a question by e-mail from someone who is converting from Access and wants to add headers and footers to a report. Actually, there are several different places you can work with headers...
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    Reporting Services Webcasts Linked

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    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...
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    Upcoming User Group Meetings

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    Here's a list of upcoming .NET user group meetings in my territory: PA, DE, MD, DC, VA and WV. Maryland Tuesday, November 1, Baltimore, MD Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals Clyde Barretto presents Building Custom Data Bound Windows...
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    Speakers Wanted!

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    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 ....
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    Lap Around Team System: Roanoke, VA, Tonight!

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    Visual Studio Team System is Microsoft’s new toolset for software development projects. Team System provides design, development, test, and communications tools for architects, developers, and testers, integrated into Visual Studio and Microsoft Office...
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    Enterprise Development Reference Architecture: Washington, DC, Wednesday, September 15th

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    The Enterprise Development Reference Architecture is our reference architecture for creating a service-oriented architecture. Previously codenamed Shadowfax, it provides code and documentation on Microsoft’s recommendations for the architecture of enterprise...
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    Serious ASP.NET Vulnerability

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    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...
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    Domain Specific Languages Session Notes

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    Jochen Seemann Vision: Support visual domain-specific languages (DSLs) that are specific to a problem. Imagine writing a Word doc describing a house, then giving it to a builder. You would get all the same problems that affect software projects...
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    Yukon for Developers: Fairfax, VA, Wednesday, March 3rd / Baltimore, MD, Thursday, March 4th

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    Yukon is the next generation of SQL Server. We unveiled it at the PDC last year, and if you want to know more about it, all the PDC sessions are available online . Some of the coolest developer features include .NET integration , so you can write stored...
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    Visio for Enterprise Architects

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    Thanks to Steve Rosenbach of MAVBUG who sent me this picture from the presentation I did last night at CMAP 's Advanced SIG on “UML Modeling with Visio for Enterprise Architects.“
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    Bill and Jim's Excellent Adventure

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    Here are my rough (very rough, completely unedited) notes from the Bill Gates/Jim Allchin keynotes today at PDC 05. They aren’t intended to be my final thoughts on the topic, I’m just getting what they said down on paper. This ISN'T verbatim, it's just...
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    Making Sense of our Security Content

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    As many of you know, the number one priority at Microsoft these days is security. One of the ways we are implementing this priority is by focusing all the developer training sessions we do in the next couple of months on security. At Dev Days last week...
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    WinProTeam: Vienna, VA, Wednesday, January 5

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    WinProTeam , formerly known as ASP Vienna, has a meeting on January 5th. This meeting is in the AT&T building in Tyson's Corner and starts at 6:00 PM. The topics are: "Go Independent the Easy Way" presented by Dwight Barbour . Dwight details how to...
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    ASP.NET Exposed: Washington, DC, Tuesday, May 18th, and Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 19th

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    The ASP.NET Exposed tour is coming to town, and we finally have confirmed dates. The DC show will be on Tuesday, May 18th, and the Philly show will be Wednesday, May 19th. This show will be presented either by Rob Howard or Scott Guthrie , so it's guaranteed...
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    Baltimore SQL Server Users Group: Linthicum, MD, Thursday, January 6th

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    Balto SQL Server Users Group has a meeting next Thursday in Linthicum at SM Consulting starting at 6:30 PM. Topic is to be determined.
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