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I'm trying to win a pass for TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, GA. The way that's going to happen is by sending traffic to the Tech Ed site. The more referrer traffic they get from me, the better my chances of winning a pass. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? Here's how you can help: Click this link: Tech Ed 2011 and go check out the Tech Ed site. It's that simple. Feel free to leave comment below after you do it and I'll be sure to thank you the next time I see you (hopefully at Tech Ed 2011) ...
Recently I've found that one of our Hotfix Branches was taking a long time to compile (15min or more). This was strange because our main development branch was OK and compiling the same Visual Studio solution in under 3 minutes. The only difference was that in the hotfix branch we still had the project in .NET 2.0. I saw right away that ResGen.exe (Resource Generator) was executing for a long time and consuming 25% CPU (I guess it would use more CPU if it was multi-threaded :)) The problem you face ...
Ahhh, the beauty of having Windows Live Writer on the mac again, I love it. So when I bought this machine, I said I would never run Boot Camp, Parallels, or Fusion on it because it only has 2GB of ram that is not upgradeable and who can run a VM with under a 1GB ram dedicated? Well the answer is Windows 7 Starter Edition. How did I come to that conclusion, trial and error. We are prepping for a big event at TechEd 2011 (the announcement will be coming soon) and I needed Windows Live Writer on my ...
So, these are a little late, but I was glad to see that Dave put up some of the pics from DevIdols 2010 at TechEd Africa. The winner of the competition was William Brander who did a great presentation. Jayd and myself got runners up titles. Below is a pic of Jayd, Brendon & Myself (wearing my GeeksWithBlogs shirt) after the final ...
At TechEd India 2011 I presented on HTML5 Development with Visual Studio 2010 SP1. I wanted to cover the aspects that were discussed in my session. HTML5 1. HTML5 is the emerging but promising trend in web development 2. Some of the standards have got green signal i.e. they are candidate recommendations. 3. Some others are still work in progress. 4. IE9 implements standardized HTML5 specifications. Visual Studio 2010 and HTML5 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 comes from basic HTML5 support. Having ...
UPDATE: Scott Hanselman has a NuGet package to automate many of these steps and you should check it out, http://www.hanselman.com/bl... Today, at Tech Ed India 2011, I delivered this session – Web Forms vs. MVC choosing the right one for web development. Although its a tricky topic, it was worth clarifying some of the patterns to decide between Web Forms and MVC. One of the demo scenarios I took ...
Soma was the keynote speaker at TechEd Middle East in Dubai. And during this, he announced a couple of items being let out the door to now being releases. First, Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Available for subscribers on March 8th, and the rest of the world on March 10th. TFS-Project Integration Feature Pack, Visual Studio Load Test Feature pack and Lightswitch Beta 2 are also part of the releases out and available. Check Soma’s blog … http://blogs.msdn.com/b/som... ...
Want to win a trip to TechEd 2011? INETA NorAm is hosting a contest with our partners to see who can build an .NET application making effective use of reusable components to solve a problem. The Rules: Any .NET Application (WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, etc.) built in the last year (since 1/1/2010) using at least 1 component from at least 1 approved vendor. Then make a 3 - 5 minute Camtasia video showing your entry and describing what component(s) you used and why your application ...
It’s about 3 months later when I registered the SQL Azure Reporting CTP on the Microsoft Connect after TechED 2010 China. Today when I checked my mailbox I found that the SQL Azure team had just accepted my request and sent the activation code over to me. So let’s have a look on the new SQL Azure Reporting. Concept The SQL Azure Reporting provides cloud-based reporting as a service, built on SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Azure technologies. Cloud-based reporting solutions such as SQL Azure ...
So, I've been kind of a slacker on the whole blogging front. I pretty much took 2010 off from blogging, not necessarily on purpose of course, but I was doing a lot of tweeting and I guess after condensing things down to 140 character bites, I didn't have much else to say here. Unsurprisingly, I've grown bored with Twitter. (I find the busier I am, the less interest I have in what everyone else is doing... go figure.) So, I need a good outlet to talk about the things I'm working on and what I've been ...
Thanks for all people who attended my session at the TechED 2010 on the 2nd of Dec in Beijing. I had uploaded my presentation (in Chinese) and the demos codes here. As I said in my session please feel free to email me (shaun@ethos.com.cn) if you have any questions about the Windows Azure platform. And please have a look on my company’s website (www.ethos.com.cn) if you are interested. Hope this helps, Shaun All documents and related graphics, codes are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. ...
Well now I’m busy with preparing my session about the Windows Azure AppFabric on TechED 2010 China, one of my colleagues Chen Pu told me that the new Azure Developer Portal was released last midnight. Then I just closed my session presentation and have a look on this new webiste. I had seen it before in the PDC10 videos and knew that it will be more quickly and user-friendly. Now let’s take a look on what it is. When you log on the development portal of Windows Azure, SQL azure or AppFabric, there ...
Today is a big day in Canada – Grey Cup Sunday! It’s the day our Canadian Football League (CFL) hosts its championship game, and its a country-wide celebration! Being Canadian though, we’re generous and gracious in offering our championship game to people of other nations, and since the US has a league that plays a similar game to its Canadian counterpart, I figured I’d put a little guide together. The Teams This year is a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup: The Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. the Montreal ...
I spent this week in Berlin in company of about 5000+ other geeks at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe. I had experienced the conference for a very short time last year as I spent just 2 days helping on the Silverlight booth at the Technical Learning Center. This year however I was invited to give two talks and participate in a panel of experts. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Next week (8th to 12th Nov 2010) at TechEd in Berlin there will be lots of great sessions, lots of superb labs, lots of fascinating BOFs and lots of booths – including the awesome and hugely exciting Microsoft Platform Ready booth. I will be linking up with colleagues from across Europe and the USA to make sure we can get the message around the excellent benefits of the Microsoft Platform Ready to as many ISVs* as we can during the week – plus give away some great prizes. If you are attending TechEd ...
So it has been a great few days at TechEd South Africa. There were a few things that stood out. First of all, I couldn’t help but be inspired by Tim Huckaby’s presentations. While they were not technically deep, they gave me a sense of something to strive for. There were a few times during his presentation that I found myself saying in my mind - “Man, we can do that stuff, if only we had the budget”. Well, I guess that isn’t an excuse and so I feel like the bar has been raised from a UI point. Other ...
In the past few weeks, I have not been the most prolific blogger. In fact, I have been so busy with work and book writing that it feels like the past few months have been a very concentrated whirlwind of activities. However, the good news is that I will get a welcomed respite very soon, and am very excited to resume blogging on a regular basis. And believe me, I have tons of content on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 development, Expression Blend, integration, developer-designer workflow, MVVM and other ...
Hi all… I need your help to getting me to present at TechEd South Africa. They are having a speaker idol competition where attendees can present short ten minute topics. I have put a lot of work into preparing my topic, but to get a chance to present, you need to get within the top 6 most popular topics voted. I am presenting on F# Best Practices, and would appreciate your vote if you can spare a fellow GWB blogger a minute. You can visit the url directly… http://twtpoll.com/tp4dkx You need to put ...
For about 5 years now I’ve been carrying around the best recent TechEd bag; the messenger style bag from 2005. It served me well as it could easily carry 2 laptop’s, plus loads of additional tech gear; iPad, multiple external hard drives, cables, etc. My only dislike of the bag was that the strap never seemed that sturdy, and I occasionally had issues where the clip would reverse itself, making it very easy for the strap to come loose without me noticing. Unfortunately this past week the metal clip ...
In this Issue: Anton Polimenov, Paul Patterson, Beth Massi(-2-), Derik Whittaker, Dinesh Sodani, jbaird, priozersk, Kyle McClellan(-2-), Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, and Matthias Shapiro. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra amazingly enough has the latest Silverlight already in Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.13 ... get the download SilverLaw has a cool Silverlight game up: SilvAir Strike - A Silverlight 4 Game The Silverlight Team Blog posted this article: The Future of Silverlight Peter Torr posted his Sample code ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Erik Klimczak(-2-), Kevin Marshall, Mike Ormond, Chris Anderson, Derik Whittaker, Michael Crump, Peter Torr(-2-), Ryan Alford, Amyo Kabir, and Kunal Chowdhury. Shoutout: Emiel Jongerius announced he has Update postings on Datagrid for a couple of his recent posts. From SilverlightCream.com: A DotNetNuke Silverlight Expense Report Module Michael Washington is back on ViewModel code, and also DNN with this end-to-end expense report module sporting Silverlight inside ...
When I did the Prairie Developer Conference it was with the idea that you don’t need to have a large-scale event to have a quality event. Other conferences like DevLink, CodeStock, and HDC are smaller scale yet all very successful, and it was their model that I tried to emulate. Contrast that with Tech Ed and PDC events from the last few years. Large cities (New Orleans, Orlando, Los Angeles), large venues, large staff requirements, and large…well, pretty much everything. The feedback I’ve heard ...
This year, for the first time, St. Louis Day of .NET is excited to have a major keynote address delivered to the conference. We are pleased to welcome Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Director of Product Management for Developer Platforms to the stage on Friday, August 20, 2010. Most recently, Brian has been seen on stage at PDC 2009 with Scott Guthrie, demonstrating the Microsoft Silverlight 4 client for Facebook. He was heavily involved in MIX10 in Las Vegas, and spoke at the Open Source Business Conference ...
I’m going to toot my own horn here for a bit, highlighting some accomplishments from the last almost-decade I’ve been in the IT industry: Stayed up almost 48 hours straight creating suite of Crystal Reports for a start-up company’s initial product (which launched at the end of that 48 hour period btw). Wrote my own markup language for declaring formatting within an XSL:FO doc that would be translated through a Java app to output a PDF. Introduced initial prototype of web-based application ported ...
In this Issue: Joseph Cooney, Matthias Shapiro, Ramani Sandeep, Andy Wigley(-2-), Chris Rouw, Michael Washington, Brian Noyes, Roger Peters, Sergey Barskiy, Timmy Kokke, and Phil Middlemiss. Shoutout: Koen Zwikstra announced Document Toolkit 2 Beta 2 available Rob Eisenberg announced Caliburn v1.1 Released! I missed this post by Andy Wigley of his material from TechEd: Programming Silverlight for Windows Embedded from .NET I hope you didn't miss the release of the Silverlight PivotViewer Control ...
I wish I had known about this before I went to TechEd two years ago - I'm still getting email from vendors who scanned my badge there… Gmail ignores periods in user names and doesn't care about capitalization. (This is not true of Google Apps - It does care about dots.) If your email address is homerjsimpson@gmail.com, all of these variations will be delivered to your Inbox: homerjsimpson@gmail.com hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com HOMERJSIMPSON@gmail.com Homer.J.Simpson@gmail.com You can create a filter ...
My reading focuses very much around the technologies I work with. During TechEd 2010 North America I found some very good reads that are helping me prep for the new things out and also to establish recommended practices in their implementation. Here are the titles. It looks like a spot for Wrox, but they have hit hard and early with great content, and some friends happen to have participated in their creation ...
In this Issue: Vibor Cipan, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Kirupa, and Xianzhong Zhu. Shoutouts (thought I gave up on them, didn't you?): Jesse Liberty has the companion video to his WP7 OData post up: New Video: Master/Detail in WinPhone 7 with oData Michael Scherotter who made the first Ball Watch SL1 app back in the day, has a Virtual Event: Creating an Entry for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest... sounds like the thing to do if you want in on this :) Even if you don't speak Portuguese, you can check ...
It has been another fantastic year for TechEd North America. I always love my time here. First, I have to give a huge thank you to Ineta for giving me the opportunity to work the Ineta booth and BOF’s (birds of a feather). I can not even begin to list how many fantastic leaders in the .Net space and Developers from all over I have met through Ineta at this event. It has been truly amazing and great fun!! New Orlean’s has been awesome. The night life is hoppin’. In addition to enjoying a few (too ...
Another event advert alert :-) But this one comes with a cautious warning. I spoke at TechEd Europe last year. I found TechEd to be a huge, extremely well run conference filled with great speakers and passionate attendees in a top notch venue and fascinating city. As an “IT Pro” I think it is the premiere conference for Microsoft technologies in Europe. However, IMHO and those of others I trust, I didn’t think it hit the mark for developers in 2009. There was a fairly obvious reason – the PDC was ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Nokola, Christian Schormann, Tim Heuer, David Poll, Mike Snow(-2-), John Papa, and Charles Petzold. Shoutout: Viktor Larsson has a frank look at WP7 based on information from MIX10 and what was said this week in his post: Licking Windows Phone 7... yeah licking, not liking :) .. my guess is even that didn't allow him to keep it! If you haven't already noticed, the CodeProject reader's choice awards are out this week and Telerik won for their RadColorPicker and RadCalendar ...
Many thanks to Richard Hopton and the NxtGenUG guys in Oxford for inviting me to talk on Hyper-V for Developers last night, and for Research Machines for providing the venue. It was great to have developers not yet using Hyper-V who were really interested in some of the finer points to help them with specific requirements. For those wanting to follow up on the topics I covered, you can download the presentation deck as either PDF (with speaker notes included) or as the original PowerPoint slidedeck, ...
I am completing a couple of days at TechEd NA 2010 in New Orleans this week. There were many interesting finds, discoveries, re-syncs and so on. But the following book is an outstanding find. I have the hard copy of it, but found out too there is a pdf version of the document. Here is the link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... ...
We're a little more than half way through TechEd 2010 in New Orleans and I am having a hard time finding interesting breakout sessions to attend. Laura Chappell has completed all of her sessions, and Andy Malone is almost done. Laura's sessions on Wireshark have been amazing. Andy is always entertaining and informative. I did sit through a session this afternoon on IPv6 that was interesting. I will spend the final day in the Hands on Labs area working through some PowerShell, and Communication Server ...

Microsoft TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, GA.  The date: May 16-19, 2011

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SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA.  The date:  October 3-6, 2011

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The Windows Azure team had just announced the release of the latest version of its tools and SDK (v1.2) at the TechED 2010 New Orleans. You can download it here. The biggest new feature/improvement of this version of the SDK would be Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 support. It gives us the facilities to build our azure-based applications on top of .NET 3.5 and 4.0 as well. So the guys who is working on, like me, or is going to be working on .NET 4 would better to have this SDK installed I think. ...
If you’re going to TechEd North America this year, Sams Publishing will be giving away 9 advanced reader copies. In order to win a copy, be sure to follow the InformIT Twitter account and the #TechEd hash tag. Sporadically throughout the day a tweet will be sent out stating that the first person who comes to the booth and mentions my book will get a copy. The give away will probably occur over multiple days, so be sure to keep an eye on Twitter. Technorati Tags: Books,Sams Teach Yourself C# 2010 ...
If you’re going to TechEd 2010* (North America), be sure to check out the TechEd 2010 Schedule and Twitter Tool. If you have a mobile device (Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, iPhone), a tablet (Windows 7, iPad), or even a laptop (Windows Vista or Windows 7 gadgets) then this tool is essential. It allows you to view all of the session details and build your own customized schedule. You can also keep up with all of the TechEd related Twitter traffic from the same application. By default, the #TechEd hashtag ...
We are very close to having our first blogger to reach 30 posts, Enrique Lima. Stuart Brierley is over the hump with 16 posts and Dave Campbell and Eric Nelson are definitely in the running. If you don’t know what I am talking about, we are running a contest for our bloggers. Anyone who blogs on Geekswithblogs who creates 30 posts from May 15th to July 13th will receive a custom Geekswithblogs.net t-shirt with their URL on the back. This could be their Geekswithblogs.net address or their custom domain. ...
We are still ironing out some contract issues with Microsoft legal to include the Express Edition DVD with the book, but in the meantime there will be about 9 galley copies of the book which Sams will be giving away during TechEd 2010. If you’re going, be sure to stop by the Sams booth for the details on the giveaway*. Once the contract issues are resolved, the book will be officially available for purchase, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon or your favorite online book-seller. Be sure to ...
Four teams race for charity. They need your help. Four teams of MCPs are racing to TechEd in New Orleans on a quest to win $10,000 for the charity of their choice. But they can't win without your help--pick a team, join their pit crew, and earn them points toward victory! While they're on the ground, they need your help in the cloud--pick a team, join their virtual pit crew, and earn them points by meeting online challenges. Join us, be part of this amazing drive to raise awareness and help out by ...
Geekswithblogs.net - May 2010 Newsletter Was your newsletter messed up? If the first newsletter we sent was all white with links all over the place, I apologize. We haven’t sent a newsletter in quite some time and I forgot the rules of theming for email clients. TechEd 2010 New Orleans - Who is coming? John and Jeff will be at TechEd 2010 New Orleans for a short time to pass out shirts to our bloggers. These are the standard GWB shirts you see some of our other bloggers wearing and one could be yours ...
While it’s still a full month away, I’m getting super excited about my upcoming trips. May and June are chock full of events, two of which I’ll have full announcements for within the week. In mid May I’ll be driving to Dallas to take my 2nd trip to Korea (the bulgogi part). Seeing a bunch of old friends from my first trip as well as taking a week for some deeper personal things. While in my absence, June 1st-4th, I’ve setup a tour across Arkansas and Texas for two Microsoft employees who work on ...
Microsoft TechEd 2010 - Day 3 @ Bangalore Sorry for my delayed post on day 3 because I had to travel from Blore to Chennai So I couldnt write for the past two days. On day 3 as usual we had lot of simultaneous tracks on various sessions. This day I choose the Your Data, Our Platform Track. It had sessions on the following 5 topics : Developing Data-tier Applications in Visual Studio 2010 - by Sanjay Nagamangalam SQL Server Query Optimization, Execution and Debugging Query Performance - by Vinod Kumar ...
I was at Teched two years ago when one of the Microsoft leads said there were three new area’s that we needed to pay attention to for development, namely: WPF WCF WF At the time I was just getting back into development work and had a look at WPF and immediately was sold on the approach. While I haven’t been to involved with WCF directly, I know that some of the guys in my dev team have been and that it too was a success. So what happened to WF? It seemed clunky, and all the demo’s that I saw of it ...
Microsoft TechEd 2010 - Day 2 @ Bangalore Today is the day 2 @ Microsoft TechEd 2010. We had lot of technical sessions as usual there were many tracks going on side by side and I was attending the Web simplified track, Which comprised of the following sessions : Developing a scalable Media Application using ASP.NET MVC - This was a kind of little advanced stuff. Anyways I couldn't understand much because this was not my piece of cake and I havent worked on this before ASP.Net MVC Unplugged - This ...
Great event : Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch @ Microsoft TechEd Blore I was really excited on attending the day 1 of Microsoft TechEd 2010 in Bangalore. This is the first Teched that am attending. The event was really fun filled with lot of knowledge sharing sessions and lots of goodies and gifts by the partners Initially the Event Started by Murthy's Session. He explained about the Developers relating to the 5 elements of nature (Pancha Boothaas) 1. Fire - Passion 2. Wave (Water) - Catch the ...
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I suppose sometimes when one’s personal life gets busy, there are some things that fall by the wayside. So what all has happened since I last blogged? Business has been good with lots of lessons learned. I had hoped I would have had an important announcement several months ago concerning the business I own, but that simply hasn’t materialized yet. Will keep everyone posted. Ensuring your business has a good sales pipeline and stays ahead in the technology curve ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Vikram Pendse, David Burela(2), Paulio, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, and Brett Balmer. Shoutout: Jeremy Alles has a Minor update to the Silverlight MVVM frameworks explorer Seema Ramchandani posted his materials PDC video, TechEd Iceland, VS2010, profiling, Silverlight 4 Gavin Wignall blogged about Metia launch Silverlight banner with Deepzoom and Smooth Streaming! Andrew Myhre posted about his Silverlight Preloader Project on Google Code Jim Lynn has a post up about ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Alexey Zakharov, Jeremy Likness, John Bruin, Andrej Tozon, Fons Sonnemans, Adam Kinney, Andrea Boschin, Al Pascual, Giorgetti Alessandro, Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren, and Jeff Blankenburg. Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has announced the Launch of the MSUK Partner Festive Game If you're in the UK, Tesco has this technology working: Silverlight-powered Virtual DVD now available from Tesco András Velvárt announced an interview by Karen Young when he was in Berlin: Another ...