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Did you know that blogging is a drug and that if you go too long without posting something you actually go into withdrawal? It turns out to be the case, at least for me. Whatever the excuse may be, when I go for a long stretch without a significant topic posted I feel anxious, almost as if I had abandoned my child. Lately the IT consulting business has been so busy it just doesn’t leave much time to blog. Working a full day at one client and then doing support work for others in the evening is seems ...
While I post on a regular basis, Twitter has become my pointer to any blogs that I read. I haven’t logged into a RSS app or Google Reader in a long time. When Feed Reader was featured on a web site recently (sorry but I can’t remember which one) I decided to give it a try. It logged directly to my old Google Reader account which made getting started a breeze. That app easily shares links via Twitter or saves them to Instapaper. The wildest feature is that it will audibly read each post. I can’t say ...
It is the beginning of a new year. No better time to take a look what we want to accomplish over the next year. My first goal is to have more Windows 8 and Windows Phone development content. This is a technology that I really enjoy developing for and I see challenges that every developer would like answers to. Things are also evolving on a daily basis which gives us a lot to discover and discuss. I am also looking to have more architecture topics. These will be both high level concepts and integration ...
Just out of curiosity I decided to find out what the most frequently post were on my blog. I knew what number one would be just from checking daily stats from time to time. The main theme that I found in the data is that either pain or humor can really bring people to find your posts. My most viewed post is on turning off Toshiba Flashcards at over 54K views (I think Toshiba should take notice of this massive fail). The second highest is on Interesting Blog titles. This was nothing more than a post ...
I have been blogging on Geeks With Blogs since 2005 and on other blogging sites before that. In this age of Twitter, Facebook and G+ it feels like we are in the post-blog age and yet here I continue. There are several reasons for this. The first is that I still find it to be the best place for self publishing long form thought that won’t fit well on Twitter or Facebook. Google+ allows for this type of content, but it suffers from the same scroll factor as the other social media platforms. If you ...
TechEd 2012 Orlando Blogger Hub We are proud to announce today that Geekswithblogs.net will be at Microsoft TechEd 2012 in Orlando, hosting the Blogger Hub for the event. This area in the Expo Hall will be dedicated to blogging. If you need a spot to gather your thoughts, grab some power, and write a blog post, we will have it. If you need to talk with a veteran blogger to help you gather ideas for your blog, information on how to get started, or how to find your blog’s voice, swing by and we will ...
From a consumption point of view, tech blogging is a great resource for one-off articles on niche subjects. If you spend any time reading tech blogs, you may find yourself running into several common, useless types of posts tech bloggers slip into. Some of these lame posts may just be natural due to common nerd psychology, and some others are probably due to lame, lemming-like laziness. I’m sure I’ll do my fair share of fitting the mold, but I quickly get bored when I happen upon posts that hit these ...
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For those interested, myself and a few other people from Red Gate will be going to DevWeek 2012 in London this week. I'll be mostly around the .NET and C# talks, but may drop into the architecture and agile talks as well. I'll be blogging interesting stuff I come across as well. If you want to meet up, do feel free to contact me via the blog or on twitter at @simonmcooper. See you there!Cross posted from Simple Talk ...
This blog entry is intended to provide a narrow and brief look into a way to use the Select extension method that I had until recently overlooked. Every developer who is using IEnumerable extension methods to work with data has been exposed to the Select extension method, because it is a pretty critical piece of almost every query over a collection of objects. The method is defined on type IEnumerable and takes as its argument a function that accepts an item from the collection and returns an object ...
I will be closing my blog (http://codeasp.net/blogs/V... to avoid cross posting of contents and traffic. This means that I will not be posting there anymore. But please note that by stop blogging there doesn't mean I will stop contributing to the codeasp.net community, of course I will still be moderating posts and participating in the forums and try my best to answer to questions to the best that I can and whenever time permits. See you guys there!!! =} I've recently updated the look and feel of ...
One month in... Well, it's been a month on the new site now. I guess at first I thought everyone would just start following the new feed and the traffic would magically appear at WDN, but I still saw a lot of folks hitting GWB, presumably looking for good Silverlight links. So I announced my postings at GWB to not leave anyone out of the loop. And now I find that's annoyed some people... sorry about that! I can't see cross-posting the posts completely, so you'll just have to go to the new site to ...
First off for those of you who attended some presentations the past few weeks here is the link for the code samples: https://skydrive.live.com/#... Here is the link for the slide decks: https://skydrive.live.com/#... Now I wanted to explain why the blogging has been very few and far between. As you guys know I went through some craziness in the past few months. I am just coming out of the tunnel and I can see ...
I have been a member of GWB for a while now, and have really enjoyed it. There is a sense of community and I enjoy some of the feedback and comments I get from other posters as well as reading other community members blogs. Part of the reason of joining GWB was seeing what other people with similar interests were blogging about and interacting with them. What does worry me is lately I have noticed an increase in spam by some of the other bloggers… By spam, I don’t mean reviews of products as blog ...
Hi all,this is my first post on "Geeks on the Blogs.Net", the blogging platform for .Net developers and professionals. I'm very proud that my enrollment request has been approved and now I have my new "web" house here.On this website I will only talk about tech (mainly programming, cloud computing, and stuff like that..) and I'll try to write strictly in english (not italian), because my audience has to be as wider as possible ...
A little bit of everything... The heading above got changed a bunch during writing and I finally settled on that because this has become a 'stream of consciousness' post... or maybe a stream of UNconsciousness :) If you've noticed, my blogging has been a tad slow this fall. There's been a lot going on personally. But then again, I haven't skipped anybody either. Rather than go through ALL the blogs I have aggregated, and take a week to get to the bottom, at some point in the last year, I had moved ...
Code Clone Analysis is a cool new feature in Visual Studio 11 (vNext). It analyzes all the code in your solution and attempts to identify blocks of code that are similar, and thus candidates for refactoring to eliminate the duplication. The power lies in the fact that the blocks of code don't need to be identical for Code Clone to identify them, it will report Exact, Strong, Medium and Weak matches indicating how similar the blocks of code in question are. People that know me know that I'm anal enthusiastic ...
I was pleasantly surprised to find out this week that I am now part of the Geeks With Blogs Influencers program. It is hard to believe that it has been 5 1/2 years since I started blogging here. It has always been a great community and it is great to be able to show off how much I appreciate having this soapbox here to share ideas. I look forward to being here a lot longer. Finally, thanks to Jeff and the crew for keeping the lights on and continued improvements. del.icio.us Tags: GWB,Geeks With ...

Greeting to all.

Just created an account with GeeksWithBlogs.net and configured Word 2010 as my blogging client of choice.

I am really proud to be part of the SolidQ BI Center of Excellence and work with Carl and others on the team. Check out the press release on Carl and the COE. In the future there will lots more info I am blogging about that the COE uncovers. Expect to see lots of stuff continue here on MVC, SL, WPF and Windows Azure. Ken ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Ollie Riches, Jesse Liberty, Peter Torr, Jeremy Likness, Derik Whittaker, WindowsPhoneGeek, Morten Nielsen, Michael Crump, Asim Sajjad, Andrej Tozon, Dhananjay Kumar, Laurent Bugnion, and Avi Pilosof. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Visual States to Set Focus on a Control" Jeremy Likness WP7: "Background Agents" Jesse Liberty Metro/WinRT/Windows8: "Adding an Application Bar to your XAML Metro Applications." Michael Crump Metro/WinRT/Windows8: "Using The Silverlight ...
I have been so busy with programming and project management, that I forgot all about this blog. I still get plenty of challenges and interesting issues every other day. I think it's time to start blogging about it. Just an update, I have moved to full ASP .Net web developement in the past few years, so no more WinForm stuff from me, except that Telerik Controls suck, and they have an unbelievable overhead and plenty of memory leaks. That's also true for their ASP .Net controls. It's horrible! For ...
We're 10 minutes away from the Build keynote, and I'm going to be live blogging the event. Now, to be clear, you shouldn't just read this - I mean, the keynotes are streaming live online. But I want to capture my thoughts on the announcements as they happen. So without further ado, let's start!And we're done! Great keynote, lots of content! However, we still don't have our schedule! LOL...off for lunch.11:16 - The path to RTM: Beta, RC, RTM, GA - Driven by quality and not a date, I'm ok with that.11:11 ...
2011 has been a very exciting year for me so far. I was awarded the Microsoft Silverlight MVP. I was renewed as the DZone MVB. I was awarded as a GeeksWithBlog Influencer. I won the CodeProject Windows Phone 7 Competition. I’ve been invited to speak about Silverlight at UserGroups as well as several major conferences such as SSWUG, CodeStock and devLINK. My first e-Book on Producing and Consuming Silverlight in an OData application was published. I’ve been asked to be a technical editor for two Silverlight ...
I know I haven't been blogging like I should be. Been playing alot of PC games in my free time. I will dial down some of that for some upcoming projects. I will be doing mobile applications in both Android and Windows Phone. I will discuss my Android projects on my personal site blog, which you can access from the link on this post. I currently don't have a Developers account to distribute my applications on the market. My plan as of now is to get my account in January. I will be in a better financial ...
Apologies in advance for any problems caused as I move over to http://ericnelson.wordpress... over the next few days. I will blog again on here when the move is fully complete. I have had a superb time on http://geekswithblogs.net which I moved to back in January 2009 – but it doesn’t quite match what I am after in a blogging platform right now where as wordpress.com broadly does. This will be my second change of platform in 7 years – it was back in July 2004 I created my first technology blog over ...
Well, since I am a bit new to this blogging thing, and especially tech blogging, I will start out with something light (and known around the web here and there). A simple fix for Outlook 2010 users still hampered an an Exchange 2003 system. It seems Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2003 have a small problem with booking resources on a meeting request. Even though Outlook says it is booked, the resource is not updated on the server….so, here's the fix. You edit the registry. start regedit and browse to: ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Ollie Riches, Derik Whittaker, John Garland, WindowsPhoneGeek, Manas Patnaik, Xianzhong Zhu, John Papa, Dhananjay Kumar, Jesse Liberty, Peter Torr, Gill Cleeren, and Jonas Follesø. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multiple MonthView DatePicker Control in Silverlight" Manas Patnaik WP7: "Silverlight TV 79: Data Binding Debugging" John Papa From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone (Mango) DB Engines Performance Testing Max Paulousky's latest post is on performance testing ...
I recently started migrating more from my academic career into my professional career and I decided that blogging would be a good way to get some of my thoughts out into the open more. So Rolling IT is the best way I thought I could go about sharing my knowledge of being an IT Student and an IT Professional at the same time. Soon I am going to build up this blog more which will have information about me, my history and where I plan on going in the future along with the cool things I have learned ...
In this Issue: SLMPerf, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), WindowsPhoneGeek, Mike Taulty, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin, and Alex Golesh. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reactive Extensions RTW" Mike Taulty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 21 - Small Demo of Accelerometer Application" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Using SharePoint Data in your LightSwitch Applications" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow released their list of the top 5 posts on SilverlightShow for June 20 - 26, ...
I was included in a very happy group of developers that yesterday was awarded (or re-awarded -- is that a word?) Microsoft MVP in their area of expertise. In my case, it was a re-award. My first was in 2007, so this is my 4th re-award. I'd like to take space in my blog to personally thank my Lead, Allen Li, and the folks on the Silverlight team for once again including me in the list with the cool kids. Also the Silverlight team for their steadfast support of the MVPs by keeping us in the loop. Re-awards ...
Ok, So I've gotten a TiVo and overall, I'm happy, but there have been issues and I suspect I've a defective unit. - Now the nice folks after many service calls were happy to swap it out, and to ensure continuity of service, they sent me a new unit (after a $109 deposit). That was yesterday. Today, when we go to watch a little TV, and wait for our replacement unit to arrive we find our TiVo service has been suspended. WTF? They have an exchange program, but your unit your waiting to exchange is as ...
I am moving to a new home and will be blogging there from now. I am planning to concentrate on Windows Phone 7, Share Point and SilverLight and of couse VSTO and blog on them. Please redirect to pranavon.net for my latest blogs! Here is my new blog address: http://pranavon.net Thanks for redirecting and Happy Coding ...
Hello, my name is Alan Jackson. No, hot Him. The other guy. I am new to geekswithblogs.net, so a quick intro might be nice. I have been doing computing / IT functions for both public and private industry since my intern job of 1985. From teaching myself C/Unix in 1985 to forging a new path to VC++/VB/C# in 2005, I think that I have just about worked on every kind of software or design effort. I am passionate about making quality software, and constantly struggling to keep up. At my age, you either ...
(A picture that I took on 6/3/2011 waiting for the keynote by Charles Petzold to begin at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN) Day One (Thursday Night) I headed out on Thursday morning with my friend Daniel Heisler for CodeStock. We were driving from Birmingham, Alabama so it was going to take us about 4.5 hours to get in. After stopping a few times, we finally arrived at the Knoxville Hilton. After checking into our rooms, we met Rafe Kemmis and Spede Bryan in the lobby and headed over to Barley's ...

Let’s all welcome Samuel Mathew to the Dynamics Blogging community

 

Till later,

John

Today's OReilly Deal of the Day at http://oreilly.com/ is CLR via C# price $23.99 I am currently reading CLR via C# ISBN 978-0-7356-2704-8. Whilst quite correctly described by the publisher as a "Deep Dive", this is a book that C# developers with 6-18 months plus experiance ought to read. Certainly any serious Microsoft programming shop ought to have a copy. Even our experianced VB.NET bretheren will benefit from reading this book. When I started programming 31 years ago I went through IBM 360 Orientation ...
Hello, I've not been blogging for the past 2 months maybe because of being extremely busy. Anyways, one of the topics that I've faced is that the government in my country decided to not use daylight saving anymore. So, in order to make sharepoint understand this you'll probably have to do it manually like this: Go to edit the timezone.xml file found in \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG Take a backup in case something went wrong and then search for your city ...

This is my first blog entry on geekswithblogs.net. I will mainly be blogging about my experiences in C/C++ and Visual Studio but I will also blog about other technologies and languages when something interesting comes along.

So stay tuned for more!

Its been a while since I blogged. Its been hard balancing blogging time, work and many other activities. Most my days and even evenings have been cluttered with a number of tasks ranging from mundial to critical. There is some which have been most interesting include very nice lessons I took from from some of the people I respect in the industry. I will try and highlight some of the things I did in below. 1) The DataObjects.NET contribution programme. From February this year I quickly responded to ...
Well not really that long ago, this is actually a brand new for me. I just decided today to start blogging about my experiences as an IT professional. Since none of you know me, I am a systems engineer for a NJ based energy company. My main areas of expertise are in Microsoft server technologies specifically Exchange, Active Directory and plane old Windows Server along with vSphere and many more. My job responsibilities entail life-cycle management, developing infrastructure standards and solutions ...
Somehow it happens that my first ever blog post is at the same time as TechEd 2010 in ATL. Being occupied with work I didn’t have a chance to attend this enormous event this year, but wanting to learn more on new tools I am trying to keep up by reading your posts. Thank you for the news! Hopefully next year I will be an active participant ;) --- The first question you will ask me is why blogging now? Finally I decide to focus on my professional skills more and get up to speed with everything I missed ...
Geeks With Blogs has been given the opportunity to host a blogger’s lounge at MS TechEd 2011 this year. I highly encourage anyone who loves to blog about technology, Developer or IT Pro, to head on over and introduce yourself. I have been blogging off and on (as life and time permit) with this group for a long time now and you couldn’t find a better bunch of guys that are passionate about both community and technology and their site really supports this. Be sure to say hi to Jeff and John. They are ...
I used to be envious of those people who could go to every conference. I would look on twitter and I would watch the streaming keynotes. I wondered how can I get to these events? Somehow I did it I’ve been to SharePoint Conference, The Expert’s Conference, and Best Practices Conference plus 31 or so SharePoint Saturdays. So now what? Well I finally got to go to TechEd in Atlanta as a HOL instructor. It’s kind of nice not speaking for once and just helping other people out. I don’t have as much pressure ...
John Alexander and I made it to Atlanta just in time today to get to the Georgia World Congress Center and see the Blogger Hub. Wow, this is a huge area we have to spread the news about Geekswithblogs.net and blogging about IT related topics. Here is a little of what we have in store for you if you are here at #MSTechEd. Reserved Seating for Influential Bloggers (If you don’t have a seat, talk to us about how you might be able to next year). Two Conference Room Tables dedicated to blogging by Attendees ...
One of the recent perks we have added to the Geekswithblogs.net community is an influencer program made up of those bloggers who have the most influence on the site. Being apart of this program gets you access to some awesome products for review and special contests we run. The latest contest was a free attendee badge for one of our influencers to join @StaffofGeeks at TechEd and as you see from title Chris Williams is our winner. This means Chris will be having the time of his life (well hopefully) ...
It has been too long since I have last posted to this blog. Life has a way of taking over and the next time you put your head up it is 2011. I have been in a long long Exchange 2010 migration as well as some other family related things. Kids growing up, sports, travel, etc. I am sure Twitter and Facebook have also eaten in to my formal blogging activities. I have been posting there when I have had time. They lend themselves much easier to three sentence updates of the hectic lifestyle. I would feel ...
Check out the post over on the StaffOfGeeks blog outlining our participation at TechEd 2011 Atlanta. We are so excited to see how Geekswithblogs.net, the best Microsoft blogging community in our opinion, can change the way people blog at TechEd. We are doings so by facilitating a new area we helped design called The Blogger Hub. In this area we have dedicated areas for writing blog post with hardwire network drop and power for your laptops, an education area for learning how to create a blog and ...
In this 2nd Post-MIX11 Submittal Issue: John Papa, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bart Czernicki, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Kevin Dockx, Manas Patnaik, Michael Crump. Above the Fold: Silverlight 5 Beta: "Announcing the Silverlight 5 Beta Release and the Silverlight.net Redesign" Pete Brown and "Silverlight 5 Beta–A guide to the new features" Tim Heuer WP7: "Getting started with Windows Phone 7 and Azure" Michael Crump From SilverlightCream.com: Lightning Strikes at MIX11! UX Lightning, That Is John Papa ...
Hello everyone! I am in the blogging field since 2008. My first blog had taught me many things. In the past years I have came across many things which I have never seen before. But the blogging thing kept me in the momentum to learn and overcome every problem and dificulty I faced. History of my Blogging My first blog was from Wordpress. After getting huge amount of readers and advertisers I moved to self hosted blog Powerusers. After that I launched my own online resume/portfolio at imnikhil.net ...