I'll be talking at the upcoming Portland Code Camp on Speech Server. Bee line, its two days of great sessions, great speakers and above all it's free!
Here's more details:
Dates: 19th and 20th May 2007
Venue: Washington State University - Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686
Come, join us, learn and have lots of fun!
If you have ever purchased a digital camera - Chances are you read about it, read the reviews, saw sample pics, compared prices etc on www.dpreview.com
Over the past six years if there's been one site that I constantly visited to learn about camera's - It's been www.dpreview.com
It'd be interesting to see how Amazon.com will run this site. I am kinda happy! And, of course hoping! :)
Read more HERE
When Halo 2 released, nearly 35% of MSFT workforce (on campus) were 'OOF' (Out Of Office) or 'Working from Home'. I wonder what'll happen this Sep 25th :)
The party's on!
Want to learn how to build a Speech Application using the Office Communication Server 2007 – Speech Server platform? Watch this Webcast tomorrow between 11:00 AM and Noon PST.
Click HERE to register!
Watch out this space as I’ll be doing a more detailed, deep drill down speech application authoring Webcasts the whole month of June.
More details to follow!
As promised in my events, here are some pointers about the topics that we discussed today – CardSpace, Microsoft AJAX Client Libraries & AJAX Best Practices :
· First and foremost be sure to check out the 2 DVD’s (MSDN Events Resource Kit) that you received at the event! They include working samples of the demos I showed, as well as links to more samples, webcasts and virtual labs.
· Event Slides, Demos and Demo Code – Posted HERE
o Microsoft AJAX Client Libraries
o AJAX Best Practices
· Webcasts – Posted HERE
o Rob Bagby does an awesome webcast on – AJAX Client Libraries – Must WATCH!
· Other Useful resources – (Thanks to my awesome colleague Lynn! Be sure to buy her book from HERE!)
§ introductory video on Channel 9 - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=291878
§ Detecting cardspace support http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2006/12/detecting-cardspace-support-including.html
§ Kim Cameron Identity blog http://www.identityblog.com/
§ Cardspace on MSDN http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/winfx/aa663320.aspx
§ from Michele Bustamante - here is a demo that shows associating cards with ASP.NET membership in the comments field for the user. And it relies on the email address to associate the card to a user uniquely. See the CardSpace sample in this post:http://www.dasblonde.net/2007/03/23/SDWest2007SessionResourcesAndCode.aspx. It also includes a WCF sample, simple, using wsFederationHttpBinding
§ Michele's article on MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/04/Identity/default.aspx
§ what is JSON? – http://www.json.org/
§ ASP.NET AJAX Documentation – http://ajax.asp.net/docs/
§ ASP.NET AJAX Tutorials – http://ajax.asp.net/docs/tutorials/
§ Accessibility – http://www.maxkiesler.com/index.php/weblog/comments/how_to_make_your_ajax_applications_accessible/lkkjsdlfkjslkjlksf
§ HIJAX – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijax, http://ajaxian.com/archives/hijax-graceful-degration
§ Micro Caching – http://aspalliance.com/251_ASPNET_Micro_Caching_Benefits_of_a_OneSecond_Cache
§ Security – http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=949&p=1
§ Client reference (by Namespace, i.e. Sys, Sys.Net, etc..) http://ajax.asp.net/docs/ClientReference/Global/default.aspx
§ Server reference (by Namespace, i.e. Sys.Web.Handlers, Sys.Web.UI, etc...) http://ajax.asp.net/docs/mref/R_Project.aspx
§ Extender control tutorial (with sample code) http://ajax.asp.net/docs/tutorials/ExtenderControlTutorial1.aspx
o Threat Modeling Books
§ Hacking Web Applications Exposed, Second Edition. Joel Scambray, Mike Shema, and Caleb Sima. McGraw Hill. Provides an excellent overview of Web Application Security – including common attack vectors and mitigation strategies.
§ Writing Secure Code, Second Edition. Michael Howard and Davie LeBlanc. Microsoft Press. Security Best Practices including input validation and target hardening.
§ AJAX In Action. Dave Crane, Eric Pascarello, with Darren James. Manning Publications. A comprehensive overview of AJAX programming from a best-practices perspective.
Please let me know if you need anything else! I enjoyed talking to you guys n gals!! Thank you!
In my past life as a Product Manager at Microsoft Speech Server, I delivered the JumpStart trainings for Microsoft Speech Server 2007. These trainings were aimed at giving partners, developers and customers an insight into the Speech Platform. We conducted road shows across the United States and Europe. It was a two day, free training session and we had great a great turnout. As part of this campaign we recruited more than 120 partners into our Partner Program.
I am glad to announce that the training content is finally live, thanks to Marshall Harrison! Check it out at – JumpStart Content
I will also be doing a webcast series on Speech Server and Microsoft’s Unified Communications development platform in June. For links, specific dates & Times and more information watch this space…
The proof of the pudding lies in its taste!
Here's what Macworld had to say about security...click HERE
Don't forget to read the last few questions where they ask which OS is more secure.
Windows Vista, Secure by design! :)
Consolidation of Software and Services - Is this the future of things to come...
Read the Press Release here...
Photobucket has been looking for a buyer since March, when they hired Lehman Brothers to help sell the company. They were looking for $300 million or more, but may have had few bidders other than MySpace.
The companies have been in serious acquisition discussions for the last couple of weeks - A dispute that involved Photobucket videos being blocked on MySpace led to acquisition discussions, and the block was removed.
Phobucket generated $6.3 million in revenue last year and planned on hitting $25 million or more this year. They have 36 million registered users and add another 85,000 per day.
Our first coverage of Photobucket was a year ago. They’ve raised $15 million over two rounds of financing.
If you didn't get a free Silvelight Developer Reference poster at MIX07 earlier this week, here's a PNG.
Very well laid out and helps you understand the platform and Microsoft's strategy better - Click HERE
Our resident BI expert - Lynn Langit got her book published last week! Be sure to book your copy of "Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence" - It's hot!
While you are at it, you might also want to check out her 12 part Webcast series (with Mike Benkovich) on Sharepoint for Developers!