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With MVC and MVP patterns being very widespread and more accepted in the ASP.NET world, it's time that Patterns & Practices got in the game. P&P just released the Model View Presenter (MVP) Bundle this week on Codeplex this week and well worth checking out. Note that it's only for Visual Studio 2005 at this time. So, what is it? In short, the MVP Bundle gives you: Guidance on how MVP to promotes testability and separation of concerns within the UI How to implement MVP with standard ASP.NET ...
One neat thing when you're a MVP (for 3 more weeks!) is that you get a lot of invitations to all kind of events. So when I got an invite to take the MCTS exam (beta) for WPF 3.5, I though I should try it, even though it's my Most Busy December Ever. It's not easy preparing for a Beta exam, because there are no courses, no books, no test exams available, so you're pretty much left to yourself. Thankfully, I found a list of subjects online, and after marking those of them which I was really not feeling ...
I released another version of Geekswithblogs.net today that added a small MVP icon for those who responded to the email sent yesterday to the members. If you did not receive an email or junk filters ate it up, send Jerod Crump a comment on his blog to get you added to the list. Send your MVP ID as well for verification. The icons will appear in the blogger list on the right side and in the Posted By: section of the entries. I am sure we will do more with this information soon, but I wanted to get ...
Blaine just posted the following "The patterns & practices client team just shipped the Model View Presenter (MVP) Bundle. This bundle helps you understand how to test your ASP.NET Web Forms UI. Additionally it shows how to separate the View from the UI logic and its associated model. This bundle also discusses when to use the Passive View and Supervising Controller to implement MVP. Similar to the other bundles, we provide code examples to demonstrate the MVP pattern. The Model-View-Presenter ...
After my experience at Dev Teach, I've decided to do away with the term "Rock Star" to associate with those that we deem as the top echelon of our industry. When you look at the musical version of Rock Stars, what do you think of? - Ego driven/Narcisistic- Expectation of appreciation by fans- Driven by monetary gain (Why are concerts only in the larger city centers?)- Assumption of relevence Rock Stars exist in our industry, make no mistake. At the recent Canadian MVP Summit that us UG leaders were ...
By now, if you read the main GWB feed, you've probably noticed a few posts mentioning the www.ILoveVB.NET community. One of the perks of being a Microsoft MVP is that you occasionally get free software and services from various companies. This give me an opportunity to try new things and experiment without a big investment up front. The I Love VB.NET community is one of those experiments. So, what's it all about? I suppose you can think of it as a safe haven for VB.NET developers. When I first registered ...

Chris Williams, MVP (VB.NET) has a new site running.  It promises to be a great collaboration community for VB.NET developers.  Check it out!

http://www.ilovevb.net

 

Day 1 of our little Dev Teach adventure seems like it was enough to fill an entire week already! Others have already started blogging about it, so make sure to keep an eye on those who are here and commenting on the general happenings around Dev Teach. But I digress, back to Day 1. UG Summit Monday was the User Group summit, which Microsoft graciously hosted for us at their new downtown Vancouver offices. This also coincided with the Canadian MVP summit at the same location. Our user group discussions ...
I know you're probably sick of reading about how awesome it is here in MN... tough! We had snow today. Not a lot, and none of it stuck, but it was definitely snow. Awesome. As a point of reference, it was 76 degrees today in Greenville. No snow there. Moving to the home office was the smartest thing I ever did. Not only is there enough work here in town that I'll practically never have to travel (unless I want to) but it gives me the opportunity to do all the fun, awesome community stuff I love to ...
Date: Monday November 19th, 2007 Event Description: Conversation about the new language features in .NET 3.5 have been dominated by the inclusion of Linq. In this session we will look at some of the features that have been lost in the shuffle. We will deep dive into anonymous constructors, simple properties, anonymous types, the ‘var’ keyword, lambda expressions, extension methods and more. Speaker Biography Donald Belcham, C# MVP Donald Belcham is an independent contractor in Edmonton. He has worked ...
TechEd Developers is really giving us an opportunity to put everybody together – board members, volunteers, the speakers, users who would actually go to meetings, user group leaders – and to relate with Microsoft and vendors as well. Our booth is based next to the MVP and RD booths completing the "TechEd Community Lounge" and allowing us to network with a majority of MVP and RD representatives and program members. Our booth (aka INETA POD) is the place where attendees can come and meet the current ...
Date: Monday, November 5, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. <-- Note time change from original post Topic: Introduction to SharePoint 2007 for Developers Speaker: Reza Alirezaei, Development Horizon Corp As a SharePoint developer you must know what types of functionality the SharePoint object model provides, and how to leverage it in order to build custom solutions. During this session attendees will learn the most commonly used objects in the SharePoint object model, including what they are, what they do, and ...
I’m currently in Bellevue, near Redmond and the SOA & Business Process Conference kicks off today with a meet up at Parlor Billiards in the evening. A few of us decided to meet up in Manzana’s for a meal Sunday Night, Jon Flanders made a brief appearance, Sam Gentile, Tim Rayburn and Saravana Kumar stayed around for food, and we were joined by the guys from KnowIT. This will be my first time presenting, I’ll be talking about “Reliable Messaging on the Microsoft Connected Systems Platform” on ...
It would seem my good buddy Bill Ryan is under attack (again) by Charles Carroll. I'm not sure what provoked it, but it sure makes for interesting reading. edit: It would seem we have an update now. Here's the thing. Bill's a good guy. He's brilliant and a friend, a really good one, and the sort of guy that will definitely hit you back but rarely throws the first punch. He's helped me out of more than one bad situation and I trust him implicitly. He's got my back and I have his. Just not in the Dumbledore ...
earlier today, someone I respect very highly asked the following question: "Is this a REAL problem… Do we really need to worry about being VB Developers or not ?" I've given this a lot of thought and I believe it's a problem when the "great VB / C# divide" keeps me from using technologies that are of great interest to me. This isn't just about missing code samples anymore. I am a VB.NET developer. Before that, for many years, I was a VB Developer. Prior to that, I was a BASIC developer, in all it's ...
DonXML starts this conversation with a recap of ALT.NET, then breaks into the new technologies Microsoft is releasing in the area of XML. Don has been an XML MVP for the past 4 years and is definitely one of the brightest in this space. Read his blog here. Listen to DonXML talk about XML! Technorati tags: HDC, DonXML, LINQ, ALT.NET, VB, XML ...
In this post http://community.softteq.co... Nick Randolph makes reference to Bill McCarthy's unfortunate choice of words in his blog and on a VB community list about how Microsoft treats VB. The short version is, Bill dropped the N word, and got rightfully smacked around for it, and he wrote up a blog post attempting to explain his choice of the word in a more politically correct context. and now lots of folks are talking about what a shame ...
You've probably heard all of the buzz around Microsoft's new ASP.NET MVC Framework. This is a framework methodology that divides an application's implementation into three component roles: models, views, and controllers. You've probably also heard about a slightly different approach called Model View Presenter (MVP). If you ever wanted to know the difference between the MVC and MVP patterns and why you should use one over the other, Todd Snyder from Infragistics has an excellent explanation. He sums ...

One of our newly anointed Guidisans Todd Snyder has posted an excellent blog post on the differences between the MVC and MVP patterns, something that has long confused me.  A very well written article that worth the read.

I'm really happy to announce that last week our good friend Bartosz Pampuch received the MVP award in Visual Developer - Team System category. I think this is a well deserved nomination. I've met Bartek few years ago at one of our first .NET user group meetings (KGD). From the outset he was a very active member and throughout the years delivered many outstanding presentations. Bartek is currently leading the RND team for one of the largest software houses in Poland, where he researches new technologies ...
My heartfelt congratulations go out to my friend and WCF Guru, Rick Garibay on his MVP award on October 1st for "Connected Systems". I believe that is officially "Windows Server System - Connected System Developer". I know all the time spent and work Rick has done with CoDe Magazine articles, CodeCamp presentations, and MSDN presentations listed on his blog has gone a long way toward vaulting him into this position. I also know that Rafael will take good care of you! Until I can shake your hand in ...
I've just been informed that I am now an MVP for Team System! I'm very honored with this award and pumped because the TFS VSTS team has great stuff coming out continuously (blog posts, power tools, etc) and are VERY hard chargers. They are a pleasure to work with and I'm excited to continue to spread the goodness of all that is Team System!!!

So this is always good news.... my good buddy ET has be recognized again as an MVP (3 years in a row.... way to go man). Its awesome to see MS recognize experts in their field.... read more here

I just got a nice letter from Microsoft letting me know I got awarded as MVP for the 3rd year in a row. I feel really good about last year and all the stuff I did for the community. I'll try to do as much this year again. I love meeting new people and helping them network or solve their problem (If I can ;-)). Looking forward to talking (virtually) to some of you tomorrow in the Webcast, this autumn at the code camp and devteach and throughout next year. Thanks Microsoft for the 3rd vote of confidence. ...
Just wanted to pass along my thanks to fellow Microsoft MVP Brian Knight for his Quickly Retrieving the Row Count for All Tables blog post. I needed to list all the tables in a database and their rowcount. He posted code that does exactly that. Thanks Brian! Have a day. :-| ...
By using the MVP (model-view-presenter) pattern you create a clean separation between the code in eventhandlers of UI components and the business related logic behind the UI. It creates a loose coupling which results in the ability to change the technology used for the UI without the need to change and recompile the business logic. Besides this behavior you also get the benefit that your logic can be tested without the need to even use the UI components. The tests can be automated by NUnit so multiple ...
I stole, errrr, borrowed this from Glen Gordon's blog... :-) "Join geekSpeak on Wednesday, August 29 at noon PT (3 PM ET) for a revisit from one of our favorite geekSpeak guests - Jim Duffy. Jim's an MVP for Visual Basic so he'll be chock full of information this time on the use of Generics in Visual Basic, and how a programming language with such humble roots handles this elegant construct. Jim's always a riot to talk to, so make sure you bring your best questions - serious and not-so-serious." ...
He's back from vacation, and fresh with new one-liners to explain why he, Outlook MVP Eric Legault, is so damn sexy. So Eric, why are you so sexy? "Because I think leather and goosebumps are a sign that life is pretty good" And Prep-H I would think too... D ...

I went past the MVP Booth at Tech Ed Australia yesterday and found out that I am an answer!

What is the question you may well ask, well I'm glad you did. (no rude suggestions in the comments - funny ones are OK though ). It turns out that there is a questionnaire that the attendees can fill out to win a prize and I am one of the possible answers to one of the questions. Cool.

It's hard having to go up to the Gold Coast in Queensland for work, but some of us are willing to make the sacrifice. :) If any of you out there are going too and would like to say hello, I will be helping out at some of the BI Hands on Labs and will probably swing past the MVP booth occasionally, but the SQL Server area at the Meet the Experts Dinner will probably be the easiest place to track me down ...
Ok, so I just stumbled onto yet another MVP (Joe Webb) that's based here in Nashville. My question is, WHY DIDN'T I KNOW THIS BEFORE??? I actually found Joe on a YouTube video from the MVP summit. So far, here is my list of MVP's that I know of that live here: Rob Foster (that's me) Greg Beamer Kevin Kline John Kellar Joe Webb Are there others? Probably....if you are an MVP in Nash-Vegas, let's meet for lunch or something to connect ...
I'm not sure I'll end up pushing "Post" on this, but we'll see. On the anniversary of my birth, I thought I'd think back, at least as far as my memory allows... For the last 2 years I have been doing .NET web database development in C#. I also find myself doing some MS Access and Crystal reports although not so much Access lately... all good stuff, I could do this forever I think! I spend all available 'free' time playing with and writing about Silverlight, and because of that I received the MVP ...
"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K7 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began this mornings show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website. How to Print Contents of a Directory Here's a link to the Microsoft Word MVP FAQ Site that contains the steps to print the contents of a directory. Scroll down and check out the "If you don't have Outlook" section. That page is contributed to by fellow Microsoft MVP ...
I am really happy to announce that Microsoft awarded me as a MVP for this year. I am really looking forward this year for doing as much contributions as I can to the developer community.

I found out recently that I was awarded MVP in C#.  This is an honor and a privilege.  I wanted to thank Microsoft, Brian Noyes, and Andrew Duthie for the nomination and the award.  See you all at the MVP Summit!

Jonas Stawski of ASPSOFT, a Florida .NET User group member and frequent speaker here in South Florida and around the state has achieved MVP status. You can visit his MVP profile at: https://mvp.support.microso... I took the opportunity last night to present him with an official set of "MVP Speakers" he can hook up to his laptop! Congratulations Jonas! This brings up the subject of MVP (Most Valuable Professional)... in recent months a number of people ...
It's good to have friends... :-) Fellow Microsoft MVP Cathy Pountney recently told me about a very slick little utility, SlickRun, that she recently started using. Before she gets all the credit, she was told about it by another Microsoft MVP, Rick Strahl. Taken from the Bayden Systems website: "SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives you almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program ...
Congrats to the new and renewed MVPs. I am happy to hear the news that John Kellar just got awarded an MVP in C#. John is a consultant in Nashville and the chairman of the DevLink conference which is happening on October 12 and 13 in Nashville. Congrats John and other new MVPs, you have earned it! Additionally, that puts us up to 4 MVPs in Nashville: myself (Rob Foster), Greg Beamer, Kevin Kline, and now John Kellar ...

Florida's own Stan Schultes featured as this months MVP Insider. This rarely is someone from the US and there has never been a Florida MVP given this honor as far as I can see in the archives.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpinsider

Congratulations Stan!

 

I was listening to Scott Hansleman's 70th podcast the other day and it brought back a memory from the MVP summit. It was at one of the Microsoft parties and towards the end of the night (did I mention the drinks were free?), I bumped into Scott Hanselman and had a little conversation with him. I've seen Scott around, being from the same area we attend some of the same geek events like the Portland Code Camp, but this was my first time I ever engaged him in a one on one conversation. It was a blast! ...
I'm back! I just got an email from the Microsoft MVP program this morning letting me know that I have been re-awarded as an MVP for 2007. For those of you that may not be aware, the MVP award is given for a 12 month period, based on your contributions to the community for the last 12 months. I've been doing a few different things this year compared to the year before and the MVP program itself has been consuming some of my time, so I have to admit to being a little anxious coming up to my first renewal. ...
Sometimes it's necessary to expose an internal collection from an object to a hosting object. However, usually your object wants to control the changes to the collection. You can easily pass an array to the hosting object using the ToArray method, but that array is static to the hosting object. What if the hosting object needs updates? The best way to illustrate the problem is with an example. In this example, I have a simple Windows Forms project with a Form that has an Infragistics UltraWinGrid ...
Things have actually started to pick up at work lately. Microsoft released a CTP of a new CAB replacement product called Acropolis. I've been tasked (along with a couple of coworkers) to design a business entity and its user interface using our newest best practices and the MVP pattern (I'm still learning MVP though). With the lack of new TV, I've been catching up on some TiVo'd over the last several months, and playing Disney's Cars on my Wii with my son. I've been reading a book on WPF by Charles ...
Exactly one year ago, I started blogging at GeeksWithBlogs. This has been an amazing year for me professionally. Promoting WPF in my firm has been a tough but rewarding experience. I got to say, ever since I attended MIX06, I've been enthusiastic about the technology, and it became almost a passion to talk about it to my colleagues and managers. While I hadn't been blogging before, I had been very active in the JavaScript community, and continuing this work in the .NET / WPF community just seemed ...

It's time once again for another episode of "Eric, why are you so sexy?", where we ask Outlook MVP Eric Legault why he's so sexy?

So Eric, why are you so sexy?

"Because space and time lose all meaning when you gaze into my eyes."

Someone's been listening to glam-metal from the 80's again!

D

I got the following email from fellow MVP Greg Linwood on behalf of the Melbourne SQL Server User Group this morning which was taken from a posting by Ed Lehman from Microsoft in the private MVP newsgroup. I have not read any other feeds yet, but I imagine this news will be all over the web today. There will probably be a flood of information on Katmai, now that a release is publicly available. Enjoy! E D L E H M A N'S P O S T I N G This coming Monday, June 4, we will release the June CTP of Katmai. ...
Well, I just got back from the Peabody Hotel which was the site for the MVP Welcome Event sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. It was a good chance for many of us to see our MVP lead and to see other MVP's that we have been in contact with but have never met. Connie Rennie & Nestor Portillo from Microsoft gave us a hearty welcome and Nestor outlined the benefits of the MVP program and some changes for the up coming year. One thing that I learned very quickly after the presentation was how passionate ...
So my blog has been officially accepted into the Tech Ed Community of bloggers for this week. They just need to get the correct url and off we go. Tech Ed starts early for me. On Sunday, there is a special day for Microsoft MVP folks at the Peabody Hotel which is located on International Drive near the Convention Center. This will be a half day session and we'll be fed and then have an opportunity to listen to product leads after. Not sure what I can blog on but I'm sure some it should be ok because ...
It looks abnoxious when as MS MVP I advocate MOF/MSF Database Designs for customers and USers but still one of our main System Databases named MSDB has columns which are related to Datetime have been kept as INT... WHo Designed this Database and WHo pruned it... I wish to meet them .. God... It wasted my extra time and Extra resources to get them casted , So that my RDL can just publish the report on SYSJOB and SYSJOB HISTORY.. RUN_DATE and RUN_TIME why are they int type ?? By any standard both should ...
Charlotte .NET University Code Camp was a great success Have you heard about .NET University (www.dotnet-u.com)? It provides presentations and hands on labs for WPF, WCF, WF and Cardspace. We built our spring 2007 Code Camp on that content. We started by offering two .NET U tracks but had to expand to three. We also offered a presentation track and an XNA hands on lab track. Our presentations included Orcas and LINQ, SharePoint and ASP.NET sessions. All sessions were very well received. Our facility ...