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Random stuff by Geoff Snowman

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    ADO.NET: Harrisburg, PA, Tuesday, Feb 17th

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    Central Pennsylvania .NET in Harrisburg has a meeting on Feb 17th at 5:30 PM. From 5:30 - 6:00 they have a beginner's session on the .NET IDE. After pizza, from 6:30 - 7:30 they have a drill down into ADO.NET by Hilary Cotter . Hilary is a SQL Server...
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    ASP.NET Tips and Tricks Seminar, Yukon for Developers: Virginia Beach, VA, Thursday, Feb 12th

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    Next Thursday (Feb 12th) I'll be in Virginia's Tidewater for a couple of events. At 1:00, I'll be doing my ASP.NET Tips and Tricks seminar . This is the one where I drill into the Time Tracker sample application and then focus on ASP.NET security. I also...
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    Yukon for DBAs: Baltimore, Thursday, Feb 5th

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    Yukon is the next generation of our SQL Server database product. We expect it to ship sometime late in 2004. We first unveiled it at the PDC last October , and we're still keeping it more or less under wraps until beta one comes out. (For more information...
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    Security Briefings: Virginia and Pennsylvania

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    In addition to the big security summits , we also have some half day MSDN security briefings coming up. These aren't part of the standard MSDN seminars that I deliver, but are focused purely on security and are delivered by specialist presenters. In...
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    Security Summits: Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 4th / Washington, DC, Thursday, April 8

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    Hold the date! We have a series of 19 security summits coming up in April/May. These are big events - we're targeting audiences in the thousands at each event. Each event will be a full day of security information targeting developers, IT pros, and other...
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    .NET Debugging Seminar: McLean, VA, Thursday, Feb 19th / Friday, Feb 20th

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    Thanks to Ken Mills of Compuware for letting me know about a .NET debugging seminar in McLean, VA on Feb 19 th and 20 th . (The original date was the 19 th , but they added the 20 th when they ran out of space!) David Falkenstein from the NuMega Lab...
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    ASP.NET Tips and Tricks Seminar: Scranton, PA, Tuesday, Feb 10th

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    I'll be in Scranton, PA, next Tuesday (Feb 10th) doing my ASP.NET Tips and Tricks/Security seminar . This is the show where we dissect the Time Tracker starter kit application and then drill into the security internals of ASP.NET. We've been getting...
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    SQL Server Reporting Services Launch Event: Washington, DC, Wednesday, March 3rd

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    We have a local launch event for SQL Server Reporting Services on Wednesday, March 3rd, from 9:00 to Noon in the DC Office . It should be a good show. The legendary Cesar Larrea will present the keynote, Long and Foster will talk about their experiences...
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    .NET 2.0 User Group Presentation: Roanoke, VA, Thursday, Feb 5th

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    I'm going to be in Roanoke on Thursday (Feb 5th) talking to the Roanoke Valley .NET Users Group about .NET 2.0 . It should be a great session. I'm going to talk about some of the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 , and also some of the language innovations...
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    Steve Walther at ASP Vienna and ASP Rockville: McLean, VA, Wednesday, Feb 4th / Rockville, MD, Thursday, Feb 5th

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    Steve Walther, author of ASP.NET Unleashed , will be at ASP Vienna and ASP Rockville this week. He'll be doing two presentations, the first on Using Client Side Java Script in Custom Web Controls, and the second on Extending the ASP.NET Runtime Using...
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    SQL Server Reporting Services

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    It's finally done. We had a launch event for SQL Server Reporting Services earlier this week. A lot of people are excited, especially because you can add it to an existing (licensed) SQL Server with no additional license fee . I've been playing around...
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    Calling the Mountain State

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    I'm the developer community champion for West Virginia, Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. I've done events in Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and I know about user groups either in or close to each of these places...
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    Dev Days in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

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    I'm lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Dev Days in Philadelphia (PA Convention Center) on March 2 and Pittsburgh (Lawrence Convention Center) on March 9 . My session is “Developing Secure Web Applications: Examining an End-to-End, Hack-Resilient...
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    Dev Days Bloggers

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    Dev Days 2004 now has a dedicated blogging site . Whenever you see the blogger guy , you're seeing the best in Dev Days related blogging. At PDC last October , one of the coolest things was the number of folks who blogged the PDC . PDC was in one...
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    DC MCSD Study Group is Cancelled

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    The DC MCSD Study Group scheduled for Rockville this evening has also been cancelled. We'll resume next week with Chapter 2 of the Kalani book on controls.
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    Capital Area SQL Server Users Group is Cancelled

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    Since we're enjoying a winter wonderland in the nation's capital , Brian Moran has cancelled tonight's Capital Area SQL Server User's Group that was scheduled for AT&T in Tyson's Corner. I was supposed to talk about SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services...
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    The Server Side does .NET

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    Interesting. The folks who run TheServerSide.com , which is a huge hub for the J2EE community, have just started a .NET site called TheServerSide.NET . These are the guys who ran the J2EE side of the controversial Pet Shop benchmark. They recently...
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    Essential .NET by Brian Noyes, Reston, VA, Feb 3rd

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    Brian Noyes , who is an awesome speaker on .NET, is doing a low cost one day class called Essential .NET in Reston on Feb 3rd. The morning is a drill down on the C# language. The afternoon session focuses on details of the way the CLR manages assemblies...
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    ASP.NET Seminars in King of Prussia, PA, and Fairfax, VA

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    We have a couple of great ASP.NET seminars coming up in Fairfax and King of Prussia. The King of Prussia seminar is on Tuesday, January 27 th , and the Fairfax seminar is on Thursday, January 29 th . Both start at 1:00 PM. The content for both seminars...
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    Office Developer Event in Pittsburgh, Tuesday Jan 20th

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    Because the Pittsburgh Microsoft Office 2003 launch event got cancelled, we're running a series of make up events in Pittsburgh to cover the same content. This Tuesday, Jan 20th, we have the Office 2003 launch developer content. You can register here...
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    Teaching Programming to Non-Programmers

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    I spent Saturday teaching my two C# classes at Byte Back . Byte Back is a great organization in North East Washington DC that provides computer skills training at little or no cost. I was involved with Byte Back in the very early days (1997); I taught...
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    ASP.NET Certification Study Group in Rockville, MD

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    Last week I went to the inaugural meeting of a study group who are going to study for the ASP.NET exams in VB and C#. They plan to meet each Monday in Rockville, MD. This coming Monday, Jan 19th, they are going to study the first chapter of the Kalani...
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    Events This Week

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    This week I've been in Wilmington, DE and Allentown, PA , (actually Bethlehem) doing seminars on ASP.NET Architecture and ASP.NET security. It's been an interesting experience as I have a foot infection at the moment and I'm doing seminars in a wheel...
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    About Me...

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    Hi, I'm Geoff Snowman, the Developer Community Champion for Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The organization at Microsoft that I work for is called the “Seminar Sales Team“ and it's based in Dallas, Texas...
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