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I am in Fort Smith preparing to do my gig tonight for the Ft. Smith DNUG (http://www.fsdnug.org/). We will be discussing Silverlight 2.0 and all the coolness it brings. So come join Michael Paladino and all the great FSDNUG folks as we spread around some of the Microsoft love around. The kind folks at Eagle One will be hosting us this evening.
EagleOne 4001 Planters Road Fort Smith, AR 72908
Great news for User Group Leaders!
The following announces the release of User Group Support Services to the Developer and ITPRO technical user group communities. This release officially retires the Codezone branding and launches the UGSS mission: to support Developer and IT Professional User Groups worldwide in their success! Please ensure your local user groups are aware of this and encourage them to register at www.ugss.codezone.com! To help you, we’ve provided the attached postcard which you can forward to them to help them better understand the benefits of UGSS!
· Get Extra $ for Your Events – UGSS Offers event funding of up to $1000 per year, per user group
· Get People at Your Events – UGSS offers a robust events calendar to better help user groups publicize their events. This calendar is synchronized with other community calendars (like Community Megaphone) to provide the best value to our user group leaders!
· Get Great Stuff to Show! – UGSS offers a selection of content built specifically for user group events for UG Leaders to use
· And much more!
REGISTER NOW ON USER GROUP SUPPORT SERVICES!
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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
Denny Boynton wrote a great article a while back on SOA and its demise.
On Monday, January 5, 2009, Anne Thomas Manes, a well respected analyst at the Burton Group, wrote a post on her blog pronouncing SOA to be DOA. My colleague, Hanu Kommalapati, brought the post to my attention and I was getting ready to dig in my heals and put up a fight. Once I read Anne’s post, I found that not only was a fight unnecessary, but that I agreed with most of her points.
Seeing that SOA has been one of the most visible and widely talked about technology initiatives of the past decade, the fact that it has been pronounced “dead” would seem to require an autopsy to determine the cause of death and discover any foul play that might have been involved in its untimely demise.
For the more security-oriented people out there here is some interesting information on how to remotely wipe mobile devices:
The RemoteWipe Configuration Service Provider enables mobile operators to remotely wipe a device. RemoteWipe Configuration Service Provider will make the data stored in memory, storage cards, and hard disks difficult to recover if the device is remotely wiped after being lost or stolen.
The RemoteWipe Configuration Service Provider can be managed over both Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Client Provisioning (formerly WAP Client Provisioning) and Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) protocols. Enterprise IT Professionals can update these settings by using the Exchange Server and ActiveSync.
Good stuff from Steve Fox as MS.
We posted a couple more samples to the SharePoint and Silverlight Blueprint Codeplex site. These are upgraded versions of the Colleague Viewer and the Custom Navigation (from Silverlight Beta 2). All told, we now have four samples updated for Silverlight 2 RTM/SharePoint 2007:
1. Hello World
2. Slider Control
3. Colleague Viewer
4. Custom Navigation
You can find all of the blueprints here: http://www.codeplex.com/SL4SP.
Paul and I also recently completed the following book, which will be published on February 23rd : http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microsoft-SharePoint-Development-Silverlight/dp/0470434007. It covers a number of Silverlight integrations with SharePoint and offers some patterns for developers to follow. Developers can also go to www.mssharepointdeveloper.com for additional SharePoint development resources—including Silverlight and SharePoint labs and content.
Also, make sure to check out Steve's blog at:
From the IEEE folks:
IEEE Software is delighted to introduce a new regular podcast by Grady Booch. Grady has recorded all of his On Architecture columns from IEEE Software.
Grady is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, software engineering, and modeling. He was chief scientist of Rational Software Corp. from its founding in 1981 until it became part of IBM, where he's an IBM Fellow. Grady was one of the original authors of the Unified Modeling Language and one of the original developers of several Rational products. Grady has served as architect and architectural mentor for complex, software-intensive projects around the world in just about every domain imaginable.
Grady has six best-selling books, including the Unified Modeling Language User Guide and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications. He’s published several hundred articles on software engineering, including ones from the early 1980s that originated the term object-oriented design and its practice.
We're sure you’ll enjoy listening to Grady’s podcasts as much as we enjoy being able to provide them.
My buddy, Bill N, was having some trouble finding info on Front Runner so did a quick write up to point people in the right direction. Check out his post at http://blandman.blogspot.com/2008/12/front-runner-revisited-i-did-some-more.html
So with Christmas upon us my thoughts turn naturally to...licensing!!!
What better place is there than a great licensing blog, one heck of a stocking stuffer:
And since you will probably want to run out and do some enterprise purchases, here is where you can find our deals:
Actually, I was just on a con call with a customer and thought you might be interested in this stuff but threw in the Christmas theme to make it more cheery!!
No matter who you are, a little self promotion can be cathartic. So check out Jeff Blankenburg's post on how to shamelessly promote yourself. Brought to you because I'm so cool heheheh