Moving to Community Server is the next step we need to make for this community, but since our community is so large, it is a dramatic step. John and I plan to start a parallel migration process and launch a community server site that will contain the current GWB data and we would be able to test in both worlds while keeping each data source in sync. We want to work out all the kinks we find to see if we just want to stay with what we have or take the plunge. This parallel migration will take some time, due to TechEd, but we hope to some progress made by that time.
I am also planning to redesign the Green Monster that is the homepage so if you have some suggestions or want to throw your design at us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. John and I will keep you up on the progress we make during this migration.
[Posted from Word 2007, Download it and start blogging]
Several people have tried out blogging from Word 2007 (as I am now) and are having problems with .Text. This issue is in the CookComputing.XmlRpc.dll and a dateTime error they fixed. This is used in the Post struct which blows up the newPost method. If you update the dll to a later version (http://www.xml-rpc.net) then you should have no problem posting after that using the Metablog API.
For Geekswithblogs.net members, the Metablog API service URL is located at http://www.geekswithblogs.net/[YOUR USER NAME]/services/metablogapi.aspx.
Just absolutely amazing!!! John and I loaded our TabletPC with Vista and Office 2007 Beta 2 without VPC and I must say, I really like what I see. Most Tablets, including ours, don’t have the video needed for Aero, but the user experience is still much better than XP. Anyone else using Vista and Office with a dedicated daily notebook or tablet?
To blog inside Word using .Text, you need to update the XmlRpc assembly used.
[Post made from Word 2007]
I forgot to tell everyone when the contest ends! June 30th will be the last submission date for the game contest.
On a side note, if you are like me and think a game is going to take forever to write and you just don't have the time, I have to let you know that it is easier than you think. With the huge amounts of resources available, it is very easy to find solutions to your problems. When I .NETified Escapa, definitely an addictive game, it took me 6 hours to port the logic and most of that time was getting the timing right. The basic structure and buffering issues were solved quickly with a few Live.com searches. If you are at all interested, just email us and we will help you as you go, that is what a community is all about. John and I are extremely excited about this contest, Express, and .NET 2.0 and want to help the masses give it a try and see what they think.
Download Express here and get started!