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I copied this blog post from Rob Windsor's blog. Rob copied it from Julie Lerman's blog. Julie copied it from Guy Barrette's blog. I'm sure someone will copy it from me and add their own little flair. If you live in Toronto and don't attend DevTeach, Guy Barrette is going to make you code in Clipper for the remainder of your career (BTW - that's Clipper ......

Date: Saturday March 1st, 2008 Event Description: In case you aren't familiar with Code Camps, they are designed to provide a forum for the developer community to speak, network and share ideas. In recent years, many user groups had lost the participation of their members for presentations. This core principle has been overshadowed by commercial aspects ......

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MSDN Subscribers: Get Visual Studio 2008 RTM Now Get it here first! With Visual Studio 2008, you can develop connected, compelling applications for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office system, mobile devices, and the Web ......

We know many of you have been testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... It has been brought to our attention that the current Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images will expire on November 1, 2007, rather than March 15, 2008 as originally announced. It is strongly encouraged that you take ......

Date: Thursday September 20th, 2007 Event Description:Silverlight is arguably the biggest shift in Microsoft strategy on the web since IE was introduced over 10 years ago. With the reach of cross platform and the richness of the .NET framework, the future of building Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) has never been more exciting. In this talk, you ......

I am now a member of the EntLib Contrib project and have created the Extended SQL Data Access Block. This data access application block extends the SQL Data Access Block provided by Enterprise Library. It provides additional overloads for the UpdateDataSet method so that a collection of rows or a table can be passed to the DataAdapter for update. These ......

I was just reading the following from the Windows Vista Blog that I thought I would share... On 31 May 2007, all Customer Preview Program (CPP) pre-release versions of Windows Vista will expire. If you are running a pre-release version of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1 or RC2), you will begin to receive warning notifications about the upcoming expiration ......

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enables all editions of SQL Server 2005 to take advantage of the enhancements within Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System including SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services improvements for Office 2007; increased interoperability; and enhanced manageability and data compression. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

I have just learned that I have been awarded MVP status for the first time! I am extremely exited and honored to receive this award and can't think of a better way to start the new year!



Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server SP1 are now available for download, but be prepared for a long installation time. Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1 - Team Suite Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1 - Team Foundation Server ......

Last night I attended the Community Launch Event for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System and Exchange Server 2007 in Toronto! This was a special kick-off party for VIPs the day before the official launch. When we arrived at the Bier Market we were presented with our "Backstage Pass" and two drink tickets. Not to worry though extra tickets were easy ......

Hello all! Kicking and screaming I am entering the world of blogging! In case you don’t know me I am the leader of the East of Toronto .NET User Group and co-founder and organizer of the Toronto Code Camp ......

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