William J. Steele's WebLog

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    My Digital Cockpit Panel

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    Ok... Everybody's interested in what I am doing for my airplane. As a lot of you know (or might have heard ) I am doing some interesting stuff for my RV8A Cockpit. Yep... I'm going to be running Windows in my plane. A lot of people are going to immediatly...
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    Older "Soup to Nuts" Webcasts are expired.

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    Well, it seems that the webcasts that I did a while back, the VB Soup To Nuts, ASP.NET Soup To Nuts and C# Soup To Nuts webcasts have expired. Some of these webcasts were 4 years old!!! What that means is that they've been in our webcast engine so...
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    My presentation in Lansing and GrandRapids.

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    So... this week, I'm in Michigan, doing events in Lansing and Grand Rapids. We're talking about Advancded Windows Forms development, ASP.NET Troubleshooting and Visual Studio Team System. This is one fantastic session! To sign up, go to http://www.msdnevents...
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    My mind is racing...

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    Well, made it home from Oshkosh lastnight. That was one heck of a trip! However, a thought keeps bouncing back and fourth in my mind... A Flying Car. Now, don't think I'm crazy until you hear me out. Think about this. The FAA killed the flying car...
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    This weeks events: Lexington, KY and Dayton, OH

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    This week I will be presenting in Lexington, Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio and I will have a special guest... well, actually a new member of my team, Susan Wisowaty. Susan will be covering our events, mostly south of my area, while Ron Cundiff is working...
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    Gas is only $2.33 in town!!!

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    Wow... It simply amazes me... Gasoline is now down to $2.33 in Harrison, Ohio. Who would ever think that we'd be saying that the prices are low at $2.33??? The news sites are reporting a $.25 drop this week... what's it down to in your area? Bill
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    In my front yard...

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    Ok... just had to show everybody this... not only do I have a problem with deer, but now, I'm starting to get the "weird" deer. Check out this picture of one I just took in my yard. http://www.wjsteele.com/blogimages/deer.jpg . I see several deer everyday...
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    My Flying Car Concept.

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    Well... here it is, the first official drawing of my Flying Car design. What do you think? Bill
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    Well... I'm back from Mississippi and Louisana

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    This last week was very humbling. I spent it flying supplies to badly needed areas hit hard by Katrina. I flew a total of about 45 flights and delivered over 17,500 MREs, bottles of water and other supplies. I'm just amazed at all the damage. Being from...
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    ASP.NET Soup to Nuts: Adding Pizzazz to Your Web Site

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    Ok... I've posted the demo code to my web site. Default.aspx and Default2.aspx show the themes and master pages. Default3.aspx shows the "Automation" part where you can select a theme from a drop down list box and it will automatically change. ...
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    Another Off Topic, but a good one.

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    This last weekend, my Father, Daughter and I were honored to be able to fly in a World War II B17 Bomber. In fact, I got to ride in the nose of the airplane during a fly by of a drag race (you know... the one right after the National Anthem!!!) What an...
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    What would you do?

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    So, after my webcast today, I went down to the local KFC and ordered a chicken wing meal. While I was sitting there, a guy ordered the buffet. He got a salad and a plate of chicken from the buffet. To my suprise, he pulled a bag out of his coat and hid...
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    Where has Bill been?

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    I'm back! Yep, I've been silent for a while and now that phase is over. I've been spending a lot of time with my Dad. He's back home and recovering from his transplant surgery that occured on July 12th. In case you didn't hear - and I imagine most of...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Exception Handling

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    Wow... after a great week out in Seattle, I'm back. I've learned a lot and will be developing some new content around WPF and WPF/E in the future, but for now, it's back to C# Soup To Nuts . This week, I will be talking about C# Exception Handling...
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    Pssst. Hey Buddy, want a free copy of Office 2007?

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    I've got one for you. All you have to do is attend one of my upcoming MSDN Events. Go to http://www.msdnevents.com and register. Then, come see me talk about Vista and Office. When you're done, you will have everything you need to build better applications...
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    Not Work Related - How Some People Just Don't Get It!

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    Ok... This is my first (of two) "rants." Yesterday, while I was driving home from picking up my Daughter, I stopped at a 4 way stop light. My side was red, and the crossing traffic was green. Ok so far? Now, to my left is a lady on a bicycle... and she...
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    Universal Data Access with SQL Server 2005

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    The fun begins in 30 minutes!!! http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032267717 This session has been renamed to "Universal Data Access with SQL Server 2005." In it, we're going to cover how to get data...
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    Update to the Digital Cockpit Project.

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    Well, I just posted another picture of my Digital Cockpit Project: http://www.wjsteele.com/images/efis.jpg . This one shows the new modern looking display. (This is a first generation of it, the later version isn't running on my hardware, just in VS.NET...
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    Security Event Demos

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    Ok... by popular demand, I am posting all the demo code for the security webcasts on my website. Link is here: http://www.wjsteele.com/democode.zip . (The file size is ~5mb.) Also, don't forget, I have a webcast Today (at Noon EST) on Canonicalization...
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    Dayton and Mansfield

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    Ok... this week my events are in Mansfield, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio. I've got some rocking content as evidenced by my event yesterday in Mansfield... it was Great! First, we're going to show you some very cool things you can do with WinForms... in a session...
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    My First Post!

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    Hello All. My name is William J. Steele. I'm sure most of you don't know who I am, but I am a Developer Community Champion covering the Great Lakes District for Microsoft Corporation. I've been a software developer for most of my life... I started when...
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    This will be one busy week for me!

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    Ok, Folks... I'm back at full speed! Here's my schedule for the week. Monday, 2:00PM EST - Webcast: Implementing Security for Mobile Device Solutions Tuesday: 1:00PM EST - Live Event: East Lansing (Okemos), Michigan Wednesday: All Day - Personal...
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    C# Soup To Nuts: Basic Debugging

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    Wow... already at part 9. Whew... time sure flies. Well, here it is, the Basic Debugging session of my C# Soup To Nuts webcast series. Today, we're going to be learning about how Visual Studio allows us to look at how our application is running from...
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    Another beautiful day in Oshkosh.

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    I spent most of the morning with Z and the Guys from the Microsoft Flight Sim group... what a fun job they must have. Even took a little flight in a couple Sport Pilot Class planes... real cool. The CT is a nice little plane! Really liked that little...
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    What are you doing with Windows Workflow Foundation?

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    Next quarter, my team ( MSDNEvents.com ) will be doing a session on Windows Workflow Foundation. As we were reviewing the content Today, some questions came up as to some of the scenerios where WWF would be used. We did a lot of brainstorming and we...
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