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May 2005 Entries

INETA May Newsletter

Lots of community related information including a schedule for the INETA User Group Leader Summit we are holding on Sunday, June 5th in Orlando in conjunction with Teched...

http://www.ineta.org/newsletters/2005_05.htm

 

Wednesday Birds of a Feather Sponsored by INETA and Culminis

Can't get enough during the day?? Check out these sessions, all are interactive, not presentations. You get to ask lots of questions and add your own opinions and experiences! These are all posted on the Teched site and can be added to your personal calendar from there....

Sponsored by INETA and Culminis!! Check at the BOF table at night or the INETA community lounge during the day for last minute changes.

Time Room Host(s) Topic
6:30 PM Cabana 1 Julie Lerman Life on the bleeding edge
6:30 PM Cabana 2 Aaron Skonnard Migrating ASMX to Indigo
6:30 PM Cabana 4 Keith Brown Writing partially trusted code
6:30 PM Cabana 6 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
6:30 PM Cabana 8 Randy Miller Innovative Techniques in .NET Development
6:30 PM Cabana 10 Gary Sinkowitz Securing Web Application Environment using a Dedicated Hoster
6:30 PM Cabana 12 Sue Mosher Outlook Power Users Gathering
6:30 PM Cabana 14 Rick Gasper Piracy in the Academic Community
6:30 PM Cabana 16 Ama Keisha Trotter SharePoint 2003 Server (As Intranet and as an Extranet)
6:30 PM Break-out Robert Hurlbut Developing software as a non-administrator
7:45 PM Cabana 1 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
7:45 PM Cabana 2 Jay Glynn Pragmatic Architecture
7:45 PM Cabana 4 Jeffrey Palermo Agile Methodologies With .NET
7:45 PM Cabana 6 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
7:45 PM Cabana 8 Dave Simons Client Application Management in Distributed Environments
7:45 PM Cabana 10 Alex Keh Using Oracle on .NET and Windows
7:45 PM Cabana 12 Doug Hung Working with Microsoft Exchange 2003 (was: Microsoft Exchange 2003 Issues)
7:45 PM Cabana 14 Ross LoForte SQL Server Security
7:45 PM Cabana 16 Kit George Meet the CLR team
7:45 PM Break-out Tim Huckaby What the heck is a Smart Client Application?!
9:00 PM Cabana 1 Christopher Reed CSS and ASP.NET
9:00 PM Cabana 2 Aaron Skonnard BizTalk Contracts and the Web Services Publishing Wizard
9:00 PM Cabana 4 Brian Noyes Smart Client Deployment
9:00 PM Cabana 6 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
9:00 PM Cabana 8 Kit George Managed Performance: Writing faster managed code
9:00 PM Cabana 10 Kevin Fisher Enterprise Authentication, Authorization, and Security Meta-data Framework
9:00 PM Cabana 12 Jason Zions Integrating Windows and non-Windows platforms
9:00 PM Cabana 14 Holly Dyas It's not your father's TechNet subscription: the new TechNet subscription for IT Pros
9:00 PM Cabana 16 Abraham Martinez Security for Wi-Fi Hotspots
9:00 PM Break-out Keith Brown Writing Secure Code

Tuesday Birds of a Feather sponsored by INETA and Culminis!

Can't get enough during the day?? Check out these sessions, all are interactive, not presentations. You get to ask lots of questions and add your own opinions and experiences! These are all posted on the Teched site and can be added to your personal calendar from there....

Sponsored by INETA and Culminis!! Check at the BOF table at night or the INETA community lounge during the day for last minute changes.

Time Room Host(s) Topic
6:30 PM Cabana 1 Scott Hanselman Software Factories: Making ASP.NET Server Controls simpler
6:30 PM Cabana 2 Keith Pleas Migrating VB6 to VB.NET
6:30 PM Cabana 4 Gabriel Torok .NET Code Protection
6:30 PM Cabana 6 Fritz Onion Asynchronous request processing in ASP.NET 2.0
6:30 PM Cabana 8 Mitch Ruebush Making YOUR Software Development Process Fit into Visual Studio Team System
6:30 PM Cabana 10 Kit George Performance Engineering: building a performance culture in your organization
6:30 PM Cabana 12 Todd Follansbee Taking Your Product To Market
6:30 PM Cabana 14 Chris Haaker Information Technology in Small & Medium Sized Enterprises: Doing More With Less
6:30 PM Cabana 16 Abraham Martinez Hacking Exposed
6:30 PM Break-out Darrell Norton Test-Driven Development is Design!
7:45 PM Cabana 1 Rob Foster and Mike Houston Best Practices in SharePoint Development
7:45 PM Cabana 2 Mike Sax Components: Buy vs. Build
7:45 PM Cabana 4 Jean-Luc David XAML vs. Windows Forms
7:45 PM Cabana 6 Dan Wygant CAS and NoTouch Deployment
7:45 PM Cabana 8 Don Demsak XSLT2, XQuery and Saxon.Net
7:45 PM Cabana 10 Julie Lerman Women who Code
7:45 PM Cabana 12 Ed Cowen Preparing for a MBS Great Plains install
7:45 PM Cabana 14 Ron Gandiza The Project Management Issues Facing IT Professionals
7:45 PM Cabana 16 Jackie Goldstein What are MS Patterns and Practices and Why Should I Care?
7:45 PM Break-out Aaron Skonnard and Tim Ewald Contract-First Web Services: Step-by-Step
9:00 PM Cabana 1 Rob Steward Performance optimization and database access in the enterprise environment with ADO.NET
9:00 PM Cabana 2 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
9:00 PM Cabana 4 Scott Bellware Data Access for Business Objects with NHibernate
9:00 PM Cabana 6 TBD Available for Just-In-Time BoF session
9:00 PM Cabana 8 Josh Ledgard The Developer Community and the Role Microsoft Should Play
9:00 PM Cabana 10 Mark Dunn BizTalk Server 2004 Solutions: Build vs. Buy
9:00 PM Cabana 12 Chris Haaker Working with ISA Server 2004 (was: ISA Server 2004)
9:00 PM Cabana 14 Ed Roberts Deploying and Managing Small Business Server (SBS) 2003
9:00 PM Cabana 16 Kai Axford Microsoft, Security, and You
9:00 PM Break-out Juval Lowy Preparing for Indigo

Orlando User Group Meeting at Teched - Updated

Joel Martinez who runs the Orlando .NET User Group has arranged to hold a user group meeting during TechEd.
 
More details to follow but his is the information he has available so far:
 
“The meeting will be on June7th at 7pm at the Orlando Convention Center, room N-329.  The C# team will be speaking about ... umm ... C#“
 
The user group web site can be found at: http://www.onetug.org
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Updated Info as of 5/31/2005:

C# Team

A summary for this event is not available at this time. The meeting will be held at The Orlando Convention Center in Room N-329.

Non-registered guests will need to check in at the Ancillary Event Guest Counter that is located just outside the show office (Orchid Restaurant) so that they can pick up their Guest Passes to attend.

Tech Galaxy 2005 Report

The event went very well with ~ 250 participants covering many technologies. More General info at: http://www.techgalaxy.org and they posted some photos at: http://www.techgalaxy.org/images/photo%20gallery/tech_galaxy2.htm

Booth traffic for www.fladotnet.com was good although the Microsoft and Unix camps don't mix too much.

Joe Healy our Microsoft Developer Evangalist from Tampa gave a 0 to .Net talk, Shervin Shakibi, Florida .NET founder and local celeb covered new features in ADO.Net, David Silverlight, a frequent Florida .NET speaker gave a talk on Membership in VS 2005 and Carlos Rojas another local MVP and speaker gave a talk on SQL 2005 Snapshot Isolation.

The rest of the sessions covered open source software, flash, web services, itunes, hdtv, Sun thin clients, security in Fedora, cold fusion, oracle, osx, apache, sun java, IT Careers and a panel session on technology in South Florida.

What I like is to keep in touch with the UNIX / Linux community. I did work with Unix for over 10 years at Encore Computer and ran into a few guys I knew from those days.

Last year I tried the latest RedHat Linux and this year ubuntu which you can load on a CD and just boot without modifying any disk. It came up and runs a windowed environment that is very comfortable for a windows user. Not that I'm planning on switching anytime soon!! I still think the developer tools for Windows are MUCH better and easier to use.

The other thing I'm reminded of at this type of event is the anti-Microsoft feelings out there. Although I'm aware of it I hang out with Microsoft developers and go to Microsoft conferences. A large portion of it is just big bad brother Microsoft trying to screw (in “their“ opinion) the world. I chalk this up to technical religous beliefs and is mostly without much merit. I will say this actually made me a little uncomfortable in a couple of discussions (not the first time).

Apart from religion, one aspect is that “they” think that windows is too dangerous as everyone is trying to crack it and attack with viruses where as nobody bothers with Linux (that says something...). Maybe true but it is also making windows much more bullet proof much faster. With anti-virus/spam tools I have not had any major problems for the past couple of years.

Another is that you have to reboot windows all the time as it always crashes. Well this was certainly true for all the (what I call) DOS based windows versions... 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, Me. These gave and continue to give windows a very bad reputation. Once NT 3.51 or so was out I did not allow that other stuff in my house! XP and other NT derivatives have been very stable.