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    Houston SharePoint User Group Meeting on Wednesday July 15th @ 6pm

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    The Houston SharePoint User Group is pleased to present a two track presentation

    Please make sure you select the correct presentation, they occur during the same time.

    7.15

    For the next meeting, our door prizes are:

    From Wrox:

    • Professional Microsoft SharePoint Development using Silverlight 2
    • Social computing with Microsoft SharePoint 2007
    • Professional K2 blackpearl

    From Idera:

    • A copy of Idera's Admin toolset

    Remember to get your door prize ticket at the registration desk.  You must be present to win.

    General Presentation

    Idea Integration Presents Geographic Information Systems within MOSS

    By Todd Buehlman and Fauzan Ahmed with Idea Integration

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allows users to search for and analyze assets in a unique and intuitive way.  By imbedding GIS into your SharePoint experience valuable visual context and analytical capabilities are gained.  Idea Integration will present general and implementation concepts regarding GIS in MOSS at the upcoming H-SPUG meeting and will address the following topics:

    • Brief introduction to GIS
    • The evolving GIS marketplace
    • MOSS in the enterprise - how does GIS fit in?
    • City of Houston case study
    • Integration approaches
    • Recommended approach:
      • Technologies
      • Architecture
      • DOJO
    • Demonstration

     

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    Get OutTwitted!!!

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    OutTwit Screenshot

     

    If you are an Outlook user, you probably have it open all the time. Now you can update your Twitter status and follow your friends without having to open any other applications. OutTwit seamlessly integrates Twitter into Outlook.

     

    Check it out at:  http://www.techhit.com/OutTwit/

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    Got Startup? Then Try BizSpark!!

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    Last November we launched BizSpark:

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    BizSpark is an innovative new program that unites Startups with entrepreneurial and technology resources in a global community with a common goal of supporting and accelerating the success of a new generation of high-potential Startups.

     

    To be eligible for BizSpark, all of the following must be true. Your Startup:

    • Is in the business of software development1,
    • Is privately held,
    • Has been in business for less than 3 years2, and
    • Has less than US $1 million in annual revenue3.

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    If you fit into this category then you DEFINITLEY need to apply here:  http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/

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    Developer Round Table Meeting in Second Life This Friday!

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    March 20 2009 Meeting
    Who:
    You and the rest of the .NET community.
    What: .NET Memory Management with special Guest Scott Doorman  (http://geekswithblogs.net/sdorman)
    Where: http://www.developerroundtable.com/News/08-10-20/Meeting_Directions.aspx

    When: Friday March 20, 2009 2:00 PST

    Scott (http://geekswithblogs.net/sdorman) is a C# MVP and has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember, but started professionally in 1993. After spending 6 years as a systems administrator, Scott branched out and started developing eCommerce store fronts. From there, he has worked on many different projects and has been working with .NET and C# since 2001.

    He has worked at Fortune 500 companies and privately held start-ups focused on IT consulting where he gained experience in embedded systems design and software development to systems administration and database programming, and everything in between.

    Although his primary focus right now is commercial software applications using Microsoft .NET technologies, he prefers building infrastructure components, reusable shared libraries and helping companies define, develop and automate process standards and guidelines.

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    On Vacation Until 8/6

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    Folks,

    I'll be on vacation until Aug 6th so there will be no posts until the week after I get back.  We will resume our regularly scheduled posts at that point :)

     

    Z

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    Version Information is Coming.

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    Folks,

     

    By popular demand, beginning today, I've decided to take a stab at including version information in the Tips and Tricks.  I am only going back to 2008 for the blog but am considering going back to 2005 for the book (let me know your thoughts).  Keep me honest and make sure to tell me if a feature is misrepresented as being in the wrong version.

     

    Z

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    Microsoft TechDays 24 Hour Virtual Event!!

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    Registration is now open for TechDays Developer 2009 – Defy All Challenges 24-Hour virtual event!  For the first time, developers will gather from all over the world in one continuous 24 hours of learning around the clock on April 1, 2009

    The technologies covered will cover Developer Tools, Languages & Practices, Windows Mobile Development, Windows Development and Frameworks, Office & Sharepoint Development, Web Development & User Experience.  See the track descriptions here!               

    Session Submissions still needed!   To-date we’ve received many session submissions however we can still use more particularly from the Europe and Asia regions.  Encourage your friends and peers in these regions to submit sessions this week. This is a unique opportunity to speak to a global audience!  Submit a session at http://www.msfttechdays.com/modules/cft/default.aspx

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    TFS 2012 Update 1: Permissions lost on attaching a collection–fix available

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    I’ve had some customers that are experiencing this issue so wanted to get it out more broadly in case you are having similar problems.  Buck Hodges has written a blog post on symptoms and resolution here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/12/21/tfs-2012-update-1-permissions-lost-on-attaching-a-collection-fix-available-in-early-january.aspx

     

    The KB article can be found here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2803625

     

    There are several other issues fixed with this TFS Update.  Here is the list of issues that are fixed (for more detail go to the KB article):

    Issue 1: Collections that are attached to a server that is running TFS 2012 Update 1 may lose permissions

     

    Issue 2: Group scopes may incorrectly cause permission errors

     

    Issue 3: Severe decrease in performance after TFS 2012 Update 1 is installed

     

    Issue 4: Identity sync jobs may fail repeatedly

     

    Issue 5: Warehouse is not updated correctly, or fields that represent a person are not filled

     

    Issue 6: Users can see names of collections of which they are not a member

     

    Issue 7: You cannot remove a user or a group after you attach a collection to a TFS 2012 Update 1 server

     

    Issue 8: You cannot view artifacts that reference an identity that is no longer a part of a collection

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    Want Some Windows Server 2008 Love?

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    Then head on over to this link and download an eval VPC to see how cool this new OS is:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=961db8ce-8473-47c2-92eb-b822ec5af0c9&displaylang=en

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    Call for Speakers for Houston TechFest 2009, Sept. 26, 2009

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    From Mike:

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    The 2009 Houston TechFest will be on Saturday Sept. 26.
    They are looking for speakers on a range of topics on .Net.  If you would like to speak please send Michael Steinberg an email with an abstract of the topic you are interested in presenting.  Please send the abstract, a bio (including picture), and your shirt size to Speakers@HoustonTechFest.com.  Feel free to share this information with any others speakers you know who might be interested in presenting.  If you know someone who would like to be a sponsor have them email me at sponsors@houstontechfest.com.

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    From Me:

    Folks we are looking to make this TechFest one of the biggest ever.  We need your help to make it happen.  Make sure to help out any way you can by speaking and/or helping with sponsorship.  As the premiere free event in Houston, this is an opportunity for us to come together and just be techs for a day.  If you think you know someone who wants to sponsor this thing in some way, ANY way make sure to let Mike know so we can get them on the sponsor list.

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