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Scott Klein October 2009 Entries
SQL Server xml data type - gaining popularity?
I spoke last weekend at the Orlando SQL Saturday on the topic of SQL Server and the xml data type. I was somewhat concerned that my session would draw little attendees for several reasons. First, my session was in the last timeslot of the day, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Second, I was up against some tough competition. The organizers of the event had brought in Joe Celko to speak, and he was speaking at the same time I was. Buck Woody from Microsoft was also speaking, discussing the new Resource Governor ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:56 PM

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Released!
The big news today is that Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers! It will be publicly available in 2 days, on Wednesday. This announcement was made on MSDN and also through Soma's blog. That can be found here: An official date has also been announced for the official release of VS2010. The date is March 22nd, 2010. We are all waiting with great anticipation ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:29 PM

I have a new Tag Line!

Herve Roggero and I were driving to the Naples .NET Code Camp yesterday talking about technology and ideas and all of a sudden he blurted out "BING me up Scotty!" We laughed so hard Herve almost drove off the road.

However, I now have a new tag line and have incorporated it into my presentations. We told Joe Healy about it and he also took a picture of it on my slide deck during my presentation.

"BING me up Scotty!"

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 11:26 AM

Upcoming Speaking Engagements
I've been meaning to post this for a while, but I have some upcoming speaking engagements coming up throughout South Florida. Yesterday I was in Naples, Florida speaking at the SW Florida .NET Code Camp, speaking on a lot of the new things coming in ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework (obviously ). I completely ran out of time as I tried to cram a bunch of topics into an hour. I talked about Model-First development, POCO, and T4 templates. I first gave a brief EF introduction to those who were new to EF, ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 11:14 AM

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