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Philadelphia IT Architect Regional Conference 9/23-24 call for speakers
The Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is pleased to announce the IT Architect Regional Conference, the largest event in the Philadelphia area to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. There are over 15 seminars and two tracks separated by specialty: Enterprise and Software Architecture. Architects of all levels can take their skills to the next level. Enterprise Architecture Track: Learn efficient strategies for linking your enterprise ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:05 AM

New Philadelphia chapter of International Association of Software Architects (IASA)
Mitch Ruebush, Don Urbanic, Brian Mitchell and I met a few months ago to initiate a local chapter of the IASA. and the time has now come to have our first meeting. Our chapter president, Mitch Ruebush, will be moderating the first meeting. Here are the particulars from his invitation e-mail: You are invited to IASA - Philadelphia's first meeting on February 6th, 2008 at the Microsoft Malvern office. We have set up an official IASA Web site at to provide ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 9:38 AM

Philadelphia Code Camp II: Application Server Edition

These fill up quickly, so be sure to register for the next Philadelphia Code Camp that's focused on application servers like BizTalk 2006 and SharePoint.

I'm looking for speakers for BizTalk topics, so if you're interested please respond to this blog post. 

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:02 AM

Speaking engagements
You'd think I'd remember to do this ahead of time... last month I gave a presentation about BizTalk Server 2006 at the Philly .NET user group. We covered basics as well as some of the new features, especially with regards to packaging and distribution. This last Saturday, we had the Philadelphia Code Camp II: SQL Server Edition event. I gave a talk on SQL Management Objects on SQL Server 2005. We had over 120 people at the event, and sessions went from 9am to 4pm or so. There were a lot of other ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 5:09 PM

BizTalk Server 2006 RTM in MSDN Subscriber Downloads
Congratulations to the BizTalk team!  While the news isn't posted on the MSDN Subscriber page, the bits are available in subscriber downloads!  I've been chewing on nails since the March 23 RTM date waiting to get access to these bits.

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:06 PM

Microsoft needs a Developer Evangelist in PA
My bud Thom Robbins posted a blog message about the job, and asks that you send him your resume if you're interested. From being out here after leaving the role four months ago, I'm definitely looking forward to having a local DE. Hopefully there will be plenty of time allocated to the developer community rather than the large enterprise accounts. They get more than enough attention as it is :) ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:25 PM

The 2007 Software Best Practices Webinar Series
My company, Computer Aid, Inc., is the sponsor for The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute (ITMPI), and the ITMPI is hosting some interesting webinars during the course of the year. I'm going to be presenting in October on Test Driven Design, using VSTS and other tools to show examples of TDD cycles. This is going to be fun for me since I used to do many presentations and just started getting into webinars before leaving Microsoft at the end of 2005. From the webinar info web site: The Software ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:00 PM

This should get product of the year from every such award giver
I wish I knew about this the last time I bought a box from Dell. This has got to be nominated for product of the decade. From their site: So, you're the proud owner of a new PC. You anxiously open the box, dumping out the contents, casting the instructions aside. You feverishly push your old PC off the desk and get the new one set up. On the floor lies a pile of plastic wrap and twist ties. Your brand spanking new PC boots up only to greet you with a plethora of pop ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 3:49 PM

Tech Ed 2007 - signed up!

Since my twins were born in 2005, I haven't done even one overnight trip.  Tech Ed 2007 better be worth it :).

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 8:50 PM

Philly Code Camp II: Application Server Edition
The speakers are set, and registration is open for the Philadelpha Area Code Camp II: Application Server Edition event. For the BizTalk track, we've got the following sessions: 10:00-11:30 Stan Spotts (Computer Aid, Inc.) Intro to BizTalk Orchestrations 11:30-1:00 Geoff Snowman (Microsoft) Deploying BizTalk Applications Using the Management Console and Other New Features of BizTalk 2006 1:30-3:00 Dave Hoerster (Ciber, Inc.) Calling the Business Rules Engine from Your Applications 3:00-4:30 Tom Beerley ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 6, 2006 4:17 PM

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