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If you are in the Orlando, FL area during the first week of May then you should head over to the Orlando DotNetNuke user group meeting. Nik Kalyani will be the speaker and you will learn a great deal from him. DotNetNuke Module Development with the MVP Pattern This session focuses on introducing attendees to the Model-View-Presenter pattern, support for which was recently introduced in the DotNetNuke Core. We'll start with a quick overview of the pattern, compare it to MVC, and then dive right into ...
I’ve been doing a series of talks across Florida regarding Windows Phone 7 Design using Microsoft Expression Blend 4. I discuss the WP7 phone and application experience; show how to use Expression Blend toolset to effectively design such apps. Next presentation is on 5/5/2010 at 6:30PM EST will be a webcast format over LiveMeeting at Ft. Lauderdale Online group. Registration and the LiveMeeting link are both here: http://www.fladotnet.com/Re... [I will post a link if it’s recorded] ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... I learned over Easter that I have been awarded a BizTalk MVP by Microsoft for 2010, which is great news. It's all a bit shadowy, but I suspect Michael Stephenson had a hand in it – so thanks Mike ...
Recently I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual C#. For those that don’t know it’s an annual award based on nominations from peers and Microsoft. Although there are just over 4,000 MVPs worldwide from all kinds of specializations, there are less than 100 C# MVPs in the US. There is more information at the site: https://mvp.support.microso... The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively ...
In an industry segment that nobody is ever 'asleep', I suppose no time is a good time to take SQL Server down for upgrades, and I had forgotten that my host was going to be doing that. Last night about 9pm (Arizona), in the middle of working on a blog post, things started going wonky and I finally realized everything was ok except for SQL Server. I turned in a ticket on it and was reminded about the maintenance schedule... guess I file those away in memory and just assume they'll happen while I'm ...
MVP in Virtual Machines Last week, on 1st April, I received an e-mail from Microsoft letting me know that I had been presented with a 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award for outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year. It was an honour to be nominated, and is a great reflection on the vibrancy of the UK user group community which made this possible. Virtualisation for developers, not just IT Pros I consider it a special honour as my expertise in virtualisation is ...
For those who don't already know, yesterday I received my first Microsoft MVP Award in Data Platform Development. With less than 5,000 MVPs in the world overall and about 20 in the Data Platform category, saying I am honored would be an understatement. From the first time I spoke at a code camp, I was totally hooked and have had a blast travelling around the east coast speaking at code camps and users groups. I'd like to take the time to thank Dani Diaz (@danidiaz) for the nomination and everyone ...
We just wanted to send a shout out to all those who have entered or have been renewed into the MVP program. I always wondered why they wouldn’t move the April date off of April Fool’s Day cause that would be an interesting email to get on April 1. If you are a GWB blogger and an MVP but your name does not have an MVP logo next to it on the homepage, let us know via support and we will get you added. Related Tags: Geekswithblogs.net, MVP, Microsoft ...
Got an email this morning.(yes I checked and it wasn’t an April Fools joke) congratulating me on becoming a Microsoft MVP. I’ve been working with and among MVP’s for quite a while and quite frankly felt left out. Well, I’m finally part of the crowd. I received an MVP for Visual Studio ALM. This makes me VERY proud as I know the high caliber of the existing Visual Studio ALM MVP’s and am honored to now count myself among them. Now my challenge is to make sure I continue to do those things that got ...

I just got a nice little e-mail from Microsoft. Despite the timing, it’s not an April Fools joke… I’ve been renewed as an MVP for another year.

Congrats to all the other MVPs being renewed today.

The post titled, The Problem with MVPs, by Steve Barbour was interesting because it makes you think about the thousands of MVPs around the world and what their value really is. Having been the recipient of multiple MVP awards, it’s an opportunity to reflect and judge my own performance. This is not a dangerous thing to do, but quite the opposite. If a person believes in self improvement, then critical analysis is an important part of that process. A lot of MVPs will tell you that they would be doing ...
The catch? Attend the Ozarks .Net User Group meeting on April 1st. Here’s a list of the other prizes for the event GRAND PRIZE 1 - iPad (Wi-Fi 16GB) THIRD PARTY COMPONENTS 6 - Telerik Premium Collection 5 - Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET 1 - Nevron Chart for .NET Lite DevExpress Xceed PRODUCTIVITY 2 - CodeRush with Refactor! Pro 2 - ReSharper CodeSmith GAMES 3 - Halo3 ODST (XBox 360) 3 - Forza Motorsport (Xbox 360) OTHER SOFTWARE 3 - Windows 7 Ultimate 2 - Microsoft Office Standard 2007 HARDWARE ...
FredNUG is pleased to announce that we have an excellent speaker lined up for April. On April 20th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, Dane Morgridge will present “Getting Started with Entity Framework 4” The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Getting Started with Entity Framework 4 with Dane Morgridge Main Topic Description: Getting Started with Entity Framework 4 With .Net 3.5 ...
In this Issue: András Velvárt, Bobby Diaz, John Papa/Laurent Bugnion, Jesse Liberty, Christopher Bennage, Tim Greenfield, and Cameron Albert. Shoutouts: Svetla Stoycheva of SilverlightShow has an Interview with SilverlightShow Eco Contest Grand Prize Winner Daniel James Svetla Stoycheva of SilverlightShow also has an Interview with SilverlightShow Eco Contest Community Vote Winner Cigdem Patlak File this under #DoesHeEverSleep, Nokola has an EasyPainter Source Pack 1 Refresh And another filing in ...
Show 5 is finally up with special guest Steve Michelotti. We talked about ASP.Net MVC, how to get started in the community and more! Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps ...
I’m back with my Silverlight for Windows Embedded tutorial. Sorry for the long delay between step 3 and step 4, the MVP summit and some work related issue prevented me from working on the tutorial during the last weeks. In our first, second and third tutorial steps we implemented some very simple applications, just to understand the basic structure of a Silverlight for Windows Embedded application, learn how to handle events and how to operate on images. In this third step our sample application ...
As you might’ve gathered from my last post, the MVP Summit has energized me and helped me solidify my understanding of the impact I can have as an MVP. This wasn’t the only way that the event personally affected me. My freshman MVP Summit also brought a clear reality to how my hard work has a purpose as it fits into my career and my involvement in the community. Two years ago I was a complete .NET virgin and learning only as a result of personal motivation to be the best that I can. Today I take ...
This being my freshman year as an MVP, I had a realization that I perhaps should be embarrassed hasn’t happened sooner. The realization comes much like the iconic M&Ms commercial where the M&Ms run into Santa and exclaim, “He does exist!” My personal realization arguably has a greater implication: Microsoft does listen. This is the most important lesson that I received this year attending the MVP Summit. My hope is that I can convince you that we are empowered to make a difference. Instead ...
Since everyone else is getting in their final thoughts…I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. For anyone who hasn’t been following me on Twitter or Facebook over the last week, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend a week in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft’s yearly MVP Summit. While “Twitterverse” (i.e. #mvp10) sometimes makes things sound like one big party it was actually a very fascinating week I was very proud to be involved with. I had never before had the opportunity to visit ...
I've been home since Saturday, but today (Monday) is my first day back in the 'real world' after spending time breathing the rarified air shared amongst the attendees of the 2010 MVP Summit. Very simply put, the Summit brings together the MVPs and the Product Team members for the area of competency in which you're involved. There's some picking of brains both ways, and a bit of roadmap discusion. Beyond that, it's a world-wide networking opportunity to see all those folks you only see once or twice ...
Here is a quick news from the MVP summit in Redmond. Things here are amazing, with a lot of good news (that will be made public at MIX, so in the mean time I cannot say anything more about it, except that it is awesome). The summit is, amongst other things, an amazing way to connect with other MVPs and with the product group. This is an amazing community to be a part of, full of really smart people. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I’m sitting in an area of the Microsoft campus called The Mixer. It’s one of a number of buildings that comprise an area offering restaurants, cafeterias, patios, professional services (credit union, hair salon, etc.) for Microsoft employees. With water flowing through fountains and the soccer field in view, you have to appreciate how much Microsoft tries to make the workplace a comfortable and enjoyable one. I had a discussion with a colleague thinking of leaving their employer. They were given ...
So today was the first day of the Microsoft MVP summit, the annual conference where MVP’s from around the world congregate in the Seattle area to network, attend sessions, and interact with their respective product groups. Of course, there’s a bit of fun to be had as well, and the first day of the conference is no exception. The Canadian Clique went out for breakfast, picking up some US peeps along the way. We had breakfast at the Palomino. FANTASTIC food…steak and eggs is definitely recommended. ...
After speaking in both Boulder and Fort Collins on parallel computing in the past couple weeks, I’m going to have the privilege of speaking in quite a few other places the rest of this month. Next Monday (Feb 15th), myself and 4 other MVPs will be presenting at the .NET Developers Association in Redmond, WA – we’re in town for the MVP Summit. Four rock star presenters and moi. It will be a touch group to live up to. Ted Neward has also promised to be in the back to heckle, so it ought to be quite ...
Episode 3 of the Community Megaphone Podcast is now up with special guest Dan Rigsby from Indianapolis, IN and you get it on http://www.communitymegapho... Dan talked to Andrew and I about a myriad of topics including Olso, Dallas, M and OData. Dan Rigsby is a System Architect for Aprimo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dan has been an avid .Net developer since late 2001 starting with ASP.Net, but today concentrates on SOA, Wcf, smart client applications, and a host of other areas. Dan is very ...
Data binding is a powerful paradigm to reduce boilerplate code. In this post I am going to talk about a way to convert Object Container Data Source (OCDS) to support hierarchical two-way data binding with In a recent project I worked on, we used Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) extensively to get a handle on the complexity of the web application. I know this is pretty old stuff when compared to exciting stuff like Silverlight and ASP.NET MVC. Two-way data binding in webforms is quite tricky when ...
Note: Re-posted from the Prairie Developer Conference blog. The Prairie Developer Conference is pleased to announce that Microsoft MVP, author, and consultant Donald Belchamwill be leading a one day workshop on Friday, June 4th titled Making the Most of Your Brownfield Application Development! Pricing will be announced shortly, as will pricing for the conference in general and registration will be opening next week! Below is the abstract for the workshop. Making the most of Brownfield Application ...
In this Issue: Richard Waddell, Scott Barnes, Bob Bartholomay, Alex van Beek, Sergey Barskiy, Chris Klug, Microsoft Expression Blog Shoutout: All U.S. MVPs going to the Summit note that Suzanna Moran, my MVP lead, highly suggests the session at 1:30 on Tuesday "Developer & Platform Evangelism"... nudge, nudge :) John Papa is a very busy guy... Silverlight TV number 4 is up: 3 Steps to MEF (MEF Part 1) – Silverlight TV Episode 4 The Silverlight Team Blog announced Jordan Brand Leverages Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, and Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie has a great post up: About Technical Debates (and ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC debates in particular) SilverlightShow has Featured Author: Interview with Silverlight MVP Andrea Boschin SilverlightShow reports Silverlight MVP András Velvárt tells the story behind the creation of his portal www.response.hu, and two of his award-winning projects SilverlightShow also has an Interview with Telerik Silverlight Unit Manager ...
In this Issue: Richard Waddell, Benjamin Roux, Sergey Barskiy, Alex Knight, Chris Klug(2), András Velvárt, Brian Genisio, Jeff Prosise, Matthias Shapiro, and Mike Taulty. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney is taking Blend training on the road: Silverlight Design Days – Free Blend Training on Tour... keep checking back, and find one close to home! New Silverlight MVP Koen Zwikstra announced Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.7 From SilverlightCream.com: The Seeker: Sidebar 2 – Blendable Seeker via ControlTemplate Richard ...
So with Mix 10 approaching, and the voting for the community submissions open, I’m sure you’re wondering “D’Arcy, who are YOU voting for?” since obviously my recommendations and backing is GOLDEN. So this can either be seen as a boost to the submitters, or the kiss of death to their hopes of speaking. I prefer to think the former, but hey, enough chit-chat, let’s look at my ballet pics! SketchFlow for Real Software Development David Wesst Vote For This Talk! There are a few SketchFlow talks scheduled ...
Following last years post of people at MVP Summit 2009 on Twitter, I’m getting a bit of a head start and using the new Twitter Lists feature to create a list of all Microsoft MVPs that I know (or know of). I’ve started this list with the same people from last years blog post. The plan is for this list to be a complete list (or at least as complete as I can make it) of Microsoft MVPs. If you are an MVP and want to be included or if you know of any MVPs that should be included, please let me know. ...
Feels like the end of an era. For the last 4 years, I've proudly been a VB MVP. Today, I found out that I am no longer in that category. I still love VB & VB.NET, but in all honesty, I don't use it nearly as much anymore. Almost all of my professional work is in C# these days. So, ultimately it makes sense. I'll miss hanging out with a lot of my VB homies at the MVP Summit though. There are some really good folks, both within Microsoft and in the extended VB community. It's been a real pleasure. ...
Today marks the beginning of a new year. For many of us that means new resolutions like losing weight or quitting smoking. I tend not to focus on resolutions because I am horrible about keeping them. I usually set goals instead of making resolutions. And when I do set goals I intend for them to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed). I’ve found that having goals that are measurable and realistic within a given time frame help me focus on how I want to get there from where I ...
Woke up this morning to an email letting me know that I’ve been renewed as an MVP in C# again this year! Almost didn’t see it as my junk mail filters kicked in and delivered it to my junk folder. Need to fix those rules. :) This makes the third year in a row that I’ve been an MVP. It seems like it was just yesterday when I received that first email. The last year (especially the last half) has been very busy working on the book and my blogging and discussion board activity have slowed down a lot. ...
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies ASP.NET design patterns. Design patterns are set of useful approaches for solving repeating problems that appears many times during developing software. By using design patterns we are not reinventing the wheel again and again. The most sommon patters are: Creational Patterns Abstract Factory Creates an instance of several families of classes Singleton A class of which only a single instance can exist Structural Patterns Adapter Match ...
Technorati Tags: WPF WPF patterns : MVC, MVP or MVVM or…? What to use? Model-view-controler, the model-view-presenter or the new paradigm called model-view-viewmodel? MVC is kind of template and also a framework that can be used in VS 2005 and VS 2008. MVVM is a part of WPF which can be used to create windows apps. It's common practice to let the UI layer do more than it should. Without a clear separation of responsibilities, the UI layer can often become a catch-all for logic that really belongs ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren(2), AfricanGeek, Brett Balmer, Tim Heuer, Alex Knight, Kirupa, Jeff Prosise(2), nmarun, Brad Abrams, Shayne Burgess, Michael Wolf, Micah Shoutouts: John Papa has a Silverlight MVP Twitter list up: Silverlight MVP List on Twitter, and a Silverlight Team Twitter List also ... if those don't give you enough Silverlight in Twitter, I'm not sure what to say :) Koen Zwikstra has a maintenance release of Silverlight Spy up: Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.6 Here's a link ...
I met Robin back in Roanoke, VA about 6 years ago at the first meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group. She loves to point out that this meeting also happened to be at an IHOP (hey, it was my first user group and it seemed like a good idea at the time...) Robin and I became fast friends and she inherited the user group after I moved away and has kept it going strong to this very day. She is definitely one of the coolest people I know, but I'll let you find that out for yourself, by reading ...
At the recent Calgary Tech Days event I did a presentation on building composite applications with WPF and Silverlight. One question that I get asked frequently when I get to the part of explaining MVVM is how its different from patterns that seem too similar or identical, with MVC and MVP typically being the two common ones raised. Usually my answer is that MVVM is very similar to the others, but it implies *stuff* that’s specific to Silverlight and WPF (how binding works, commanding, etc.). Unfortunately ...
Hey guys, I am really sorry for having to postpone my talk about Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow. We had some huge difficulties with the NotAtPDC.com website, and unfortunately we were not able to locate the site administrator on time to solve the issue. Without a speaker login, I was able to talk to the attendees, but not share my desktop. Now I love to talk about Blend but I love even more to show Blend ;) Read the rest of this entry » ...
In October, I received the Microsoft MVP Award. The award is given based on past performance over the previous year. Each year, the renewal is re-evaluated – again based on past performance. I am thankful for everyone that nominated me and helped make this happen. Let me make a shout out to my friend Randy Walker from the great neighboring state of Arkansas. It was at his urging and his persistence that finally made this happen. Randy is pretty active in the community in this region so many of you ...
The next Winnipeg SharePoint UG event will be on Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 PM. Same location as always: 17th floor conference room at the Richardson Building (One Lombard Place). Pizza will be provided. Presentation abstract is below, and to register please visit our registration site here. Architecting SharePoint Solutions Presenter: Juan Larios During the last year or so, Juan Larios has been working for a local client and has had a chance to architect solutions to common problems that many ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
Hey all. I wanted to let you know who was slated for the next interview - Javier Lozano. Javier is a .NET consultant in Des Moines, Iowa. He's an ASP.NET MVP and MCSD specializing in ASP.NET, system architecture, and training. Javier is also a co-founder of the Iowa .NET Users Group. On his blog you can find posts on ASP.NET, architecture, design patterns, .NET, XML and Indigo (WCF). Javier enjoys giving back to the community by speaking at user groups, local/regional .NET events, being active in ...
I have previously mentioned that I’m working on the upcoming Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. Things are progressing nicely, if a bit slower than I’d prefer. I have the draft for the cover art, which looks really good. I’m also very pleased to announce my technical editors – Claudio Lasaala and Eric Lippert. Claudio is a Senior Developer at EPS Software Corp. He has presented several lectures at Microsoft events such as PDC and various other Microsoft seminars, as well as several ...
Carolina Code Camp Fall 2009 We had an outstanding code camp earlier this month. Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Columbia SC and Charleston SC all joined with Charlotte to produce a regional event. We had over 230 in attendance, a new record. As always, CPCC afforded us an incredible venue. We had a nice assortment of Hands on Labs and an incredible array of presentations. Thanks again to all the user group leaders, MVP and local experts that shared their talent and passion with .NET geeks from across ...
How time flies! Monthly Guild meetings, several code camps, an MVP Summit and oh yeah, that mobility app we did at work. We consumed 2008 and much of 2009 working with Microsoft on a serious development effort using Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Sync Framework, SQL Server CE, Windows Mobile 6, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Communication Framework, Windows Workflow, LINQ – have I left anything out? Learning our application requirements put Microsoft and the end of the fire hose for a ...
FredNUG is pleased to announce that we have another great speaker lined up for November. On November 18th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, John Baird will present “Building Silverlight LOB Apps.” With so many software development teams trying to make the switch from Winforms to WPF/Silverlight, I’m sure this talk will be very useful and informative. The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ...