The first weekend of February was a great weekend. There were so many attendees they had to close the freeway down. It was a free concert from now on…. what am I taking about? CODE CAMP 2005, Ft. Lauderdale! It was great! We had over 275 developers, and 30 top notch presenters in a standing room only venue at Nova University. There was some great content. We also had 2 killer .NET Pub Clubs. The one after the event had over 90 people, the largest one to date! To see a photo story from the weekend check out http://www.netpubclub.net/LinkClick.aspx?link=Codecamp.wmv&mid=404 (it is a 13 meg download… so have the bandwidth)…
Hat's off to Mr. Joe Healy, Microsoft Developer Evangelist for lining up all the great speakers and great coordination of the event.
Also, a few of my attendees have asked me to blog about what I do to tweak my VPC’s for performance. Here is what I do…
Allocate as much ram as you can, at least 512, sometimes 768 in memory. Once the VPC is opened and running, I disable any services not really needed in the Service manager. Then I bring up the properties for My Computer. I go to the advanced tab. I select the Settings button for Performance, and on the Visual Effects tab I select he radio button for Adjust for best performance. Then I go to the advanced tab (I guess this makes this advanced-advanced), set both the processor scheduling and Memory usage to programs. Finally I change the virtual memory settings to a minimum size of 1.5 times my memory setting and the maximum size to 4 times my memory setting. So if I had 512 as my memory setting for the VPC, these would be 768 and 2048 respectively. Shutdown and save the changes. These setting will be in effect the next time you start the machine.One other thing I do is in Internet Explorer in the VPC under Tools/ Internet Options / Connections / Lan Settings, I un-check Automatically detect settings. Hope this helps!
As for upcoming MSDN events in my area:
Upcoming User group meetings:
February 24 - New!!! Southwest Florida Microsoft User's Group in Fort Myers. - 6 PM until 8 PM at Chico's headquarters located at 11215 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. See Russ Fustino (www.russtoolshed.net ) of Microsoft present these topics. Web Services Unleashed (VS 2003) and Publishing your Application with Click Once Deployment (VS 2005) Pizza and soda will be served compliments of Microsoft.http://www.swflmug.org/
March 1 - Florida.NET in Boca - http://www.fladotnet.net/ - ADO.NET / VS2005 System.Transactions - Mary Chipman - Microsoft- 6:30 PM in Boca - Mary Chipman
March 2 Jacksonville Developers User Group - http://www.jaxdug.com Microsoft Special Event - @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Ken Getz, Senior Consultant with MCW Technologies - "Displaying Data with the ASP.NET 2.0 GridView and DetailsView Controls"
March 3 Capital City .NET User Group in TallahasseeKen Getz Coming to Town to Speak Thursday, at 6:00 PM
March 8 Florida.NET in Miramar - http://www.fladotnet.net/ Code Generation and .Net Data Access- 6:30 PM in Miramar - Jaime Noriega and John Howard
March 10 Gold Coast Users Group Bocahttp://gcusersgroup.org GCUG in Boca Raton ASP.Net 2.0 Data Capabilities by Corey O’Mara, ASP.Net MVP
March 16 Gator Microsoft Users Group - Gainesvillehttp://gatormug.org GCUG in Gainesville Visual Studio 2005 Enhancements in Team Development & Universal Data Access with SQL Server 2005 by Russ Fustino, MicrosoftPizza and soda will be served compliments of Microsoft.
March 17 Miami Users Group http://miamiusersgroup.org MUG in Fort LauderdaleSQL Server 2005 Snapshot Capability by Carlos Rojas
Homnick Systems - Reporting Services: Hands-On Seminar
http://homnick.com/ReportingServices Throughout Florida and Alabama in FebruaryAcquire the knowledge and skills you need to author, deploy, and manage reports using Reporting Services.
(Ps. my daughter got a job with the Red Sox for Spring Training in Fort Myers – so you might see me around the park in March, especially the Yankees game !)