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Well as far as I am aware, XPe as it stands to day will be available through till sometime in 2010, but it seems more news is getting out about is’s possible Vista based replacement? My personal view is that MS should take a deep hard look at the *LACK* of take up and interest in Vista before heading down this path anytime soon – but that doesn’t mean they won’t try regardless. Now of particular note from the details below from Mary Jo Foley is the indication of the size of the OS? XPe may have a ...
Karen Corby on VSM part 2, Jesse Liberty on upcoming Webcasts, a Coffee-break Webcast with Martha Rotter, Tamir Khason discusses formatting and validating a TextBox, Brad Abrams on his FlickR demo, Mark Rideout's TechEd session, Laurence Moroney's SL2 book is out, and Lee on TabItem styling. On the recurring subject of updating to SL2B2, Jeff Prosise has updated his samples to B2, if you haven't seen them, go take a look... good stuff as you'd expect from Jeff! From SilverlightCream.com: Parts & ...
I sat through a session by Heather Solomon at TechEd 2008 where she talked about creating custom templates for SharePoint 2007, something that definitely isn't a quick weekend project. She has some great resources to get started on that process. CSS Reference Chart for SharePoint 2007 - This is an amazingly detailed drill down into all the CSS options that are available for use in SharePoint. What's even better is she includes screen shots for where each CSS style gets applied. Minimal or Base Master ...
Seminar Overview Yes, I'll admit it. Not long ago I was a 90 pound quality weakling. Other developers would kick sand in my face and flex their low bug counts and rock solid code, but I just couldn't get my code integrated fast enough to fight back. I didn't even know if my entire application would compile, let alone if the pieces would all work together! It was embarrassing… humiliating even. But that was before I discovered Team System and the included build system! I started an automated build ...
This is #3 in a series of interviews where I ask NINE Questions of various interesting people in the technical community. This time, we're talking to Amanda Laucher (aka Pandamonial.) You can find her blog at www.Pandamonial.com 1. Ok, let's kick this off with an easy question. Where are you from? I am from a small town in SW Pennsylvania called Dilliner, originally. Now I live and work in Columbus, Ohio. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to work there, ...
The daily list still remains high: Peter McGrattan(3), Lee(3), Dave Relyea with a Dialog Class, Michael Sync raffling off eBooks, Karen Corby's TechEd material, Pete Brown with a streaming upload work-around, 6 Webcasts by Lindsay Rutter, and Koen Zwikstra on his P2P Library. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2.0 Unhandled Exceptions I had been tracking an old link for Peter McGrattan and had completely missed some good stuff on his site, so we're going to play catch-up: First is this short ...
Okay, I didnt know what to expect this being my first Apple WWDC. I am a vetran of ten Microsoft TechEd’s and a couple MECs. For the most part, Microsoft has cold the logistics of feeding, moving and running over ten thousand people around in an orderly fashion. People would joke about the strictness of the lunch ushers or the “soda and cookie nazis” that guarded the coolers and treats until just the right moment. We laughed at the guards that made us go a certain way and managed the ebb and flow ...
I while ago I did a case study with DevExpress. My product, CodeBreeze, was developed using the DevExpress DXPerience suite so they did a nice case study with me and here's the link: http://www.devexpress.com/H... Also, this year at TechEd I did an interview with Ray Navasarkian, the CEO of Developer Express, where I got talk about my product, CodeBreeze. Here's the link for that: http://community.devexpress... ...
Well, TechEd 2008 is over and so is my first speaking slot in this extremely large conference. My talk was "Sexy Extensibility Patterns" and I was properly inaugurized with an 8:30am slot on the second to the last day. However, to my amazement, 296 people showed up to watch my deflowering. The final averages were 8.13 which I'm told me puts me in the "above average" category so I can't complain about this first TechEd speaking experience. As usual, there were a few idiotic comments from people who ...
So TechEd 2008 was pretty awesome. I spent a lot of time at the VB.NET booth, interacting with members of the VB team as well as VB community influencers and talking with VB users who had questions. I also managed to hit a few sessions. The sessions I hit were really good, and informative, but I have to wonder... I think the real value of TechEd lies in the networking and the spur of the moment discussions that pop up everywhere. I think I learned more that way than I did in the sessions I attended. ...
If you have been following my tweets (or have been anywhere around me since MVP Summit), you have likely heard me randomly screaming in my very obvious Nashville accent "SHAREPOINT NATION!", especially at events/conferences and such (they typically frown on me randomly screaming it at work). :-) Here is a little insight. SharePoint Nation is a name that we started giving to all of us SharePoint folks as we seem to connect at conferences, events, etc. and somehow are bonded by the product that we ...
Updated: 2008-06-10 The first Teched Tweener weekend aka ]InBetween[ was put together by our Developer Evangilist, Joe Healy and the Florida community leaders. The event was two days held on June 7/8, 2008 between the Developer and ITPro weeks of Teched in Orlando. We had nine rooms to utilize and Joe asked a number of people to lead specific tracks which included .NET Code Camp, Day of Silverlight, Agile Camp, RoboCamp, ITPro Camp, SQL University, ToolShed, Office Communications Server University, ...
All of a sudden I couldn't sync my Zune anymore on my Windows XP computer. I would always get an error that there was an error on the installation of the hardware when I plugged the Zune into the USB port. The actual error I would get was: There was a problem installing this hardware "zune" I tried all sorts of "fixes" including installing the Zune software update and uninstalling the Zune drivers, but nothing seemed to be working. There were folks on the Internet saying that I should format the ...
/n software walks away from Tech Ed this year with the Best of Tech Ed 2008: Software Components & Middleware, given for the Red Carpet Subscription. Woo! Red Carpet Subscriptions give you everything you need in one package - components for every major protocol from FTP to IMAP to SNMP, SSL and SSH security, S/MIME encryption, Digital Certificates, Credit Card Processing, ZIP compression, Instant Messaging, Shipping and Tracking, and e-business (EDI) transactions. Windows IT Pro lists all the ...
I'm in TechEd at the moment and I am sitting in a presentation on Unit Testing. Unit testing is something we have been doing on my teams for some time now and it is an intricate part of our development process. I am a big believer in continuous integration for development and part of the automatic build process includes a unit test run through the application/component that we are working with. The results of the unit tests are then deployed (automatically as well) to a server and made accessible ...
TechEd is going good. This years TechEd is a bit different than the many that I have been to before. The keynote was ok - not great, but not bad. I was hoping for some customers to come out on stage and present the really cool things they are doing with Microsoft's technologies. I love seeing front line implementations and the hills they had to climb to get to what they have. But there was none of that this year. They brought out a robot as part of some new Robotics group in Microsoft and they brought ...
It was this time last year at TechEd that Cory Smith introduced me to the Visual Basic product team. He first introduced me to Ed Hickey, who is the VB MVP Lead at Microsoft. The funny story about Ed is, less than a week after Ed awarded me the MVP status, he transfers out. I knew I was hard to work with, but didn't realize I was .... that .... difficult. Also last year at TechEd 2007, Cory let me hang out with him at Universal Studios where I rubbed elbows with the Visual Basic product team! He's ...
According to Somasegar who was on-stage today at TechEd with Bill Gates, Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is going to be released with a GoLive license this week. This also will include a Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview and tools to VS2008. That's great news for all involved! Take the link above to see what all else was announced... Stay in the 'Light ...
John, Jerod, and myself are here at teched 2008 | Developer Edition in Orlando, FL, however we have no clue of who else is here from Geekswithblogs.net. Please leave a comment or come find us at the Party With Palermo event tonight. GWB is definitely a proud sponsor of that event and we want to encourage others to join us for a good time tonight. This year we arrived a day early on accident as most teched events kickoff on Monday. So to pass the time we played a roaring good game of putt-putt golf ...
So this year unfortunately i'm not allowed to attend the Teched IT Pro in Orlando. Previous years i kept a list of where all the party's are, this year i will keep a list here, even though i'm not able to attend these party's myself i know it will be a lot of fun. If you have any updates please post them and i will add them to the calendar. Also take a look at the EXPTA blog for a nice calendar with Extracurricular Activities And anyone that would like to sponser me a Conference pass is just send ...
I am heading out to TechEd this year. I have been going to TechEd since 2002 and find this and PDC to be exciting events and usually well done by Microsoft. You really do leave with a strong sense of excitement of what you are able to do for the next year. I will be posting a lot of posts (hopefully) while I am in TechEd about my trip there and I have brought a camera - so hopefully I will be posting photos as well. For those that are going - I once posted (back in 2004) a blog entry on what you ...
Many thanks to Lorin Thwaits and the sponsors: Infusionsoft, Neudesic, and JumpBox, and all the volunteers and presenters at Desert Code Camp today in Phoenix. The turn-out seemed lighter to me than some of the ones in the past, but the sessions I attended were crowded with people sitting on the floor. I started the day off with Simon Allardice giving a great presentation on Silverlight Zero to Hero. High entertainment as usual, Simon... and great information and perspective! Next I was torn between ...
We're less than a week away from TechEd US, and I finally have a blog up! This year TechEd will be very exciting for me - my first ever event speaking as a non-Microsoftie. This is a big change for me... I have to get accustomed to referring to Microsoft as "they" instead of "we". Even while working on the outside they seem to give me a ton of stuff to do - I have one breakout session and two TLCs: Tuesday, June 3rd, @ 10:30AM - SOA03-TLC - Read World Business Activity Monitoring This is not your ...
One of these days I'll make it to a TechEd that's NOT in Orlando, but for now I'm just happy to announce that yes, The Great One, will in fact be at Tech Ed 2008 Developers in Orlando, FL. :) I'll be hitting the BillG keynote, some sessions (mostly the Developer Tools & Languages track), checking out the booths, talking VB.NET to anyone who wants to do so, and of course hitting the awesome TechEd MVP party at the House of Blues. (Unfortunately, The Great One will not be attending Party With Palermo ...
I wanted to get the word out on the SharePoint by Day/SharePint by Night event at TechEd 2008 this year. This event is being put together by Andrew Connell and Bob Fox and will happen on Monday night before the conference starts (both weeks). Below is the event information: SharePoint by Day, SharePint by Night @ TechEd North America 2008 Developer Monday, June 2, 7p ->? @ BB Kings Orlando (9101 International Drive #2230; Orlando, FL) SharePoint by Day, SharePint by Night @ TechEd North America ...
So I got a comment on my twitter post yesterday asking if I was going to blog during TechEd as well. Yes, of course I'm going to blog about TechEd and the sessions that I attend. You can't attend it all and I always find value in blogging about sessions that I attend as well as reading the other attendees blogs, especially when i'm unable to attend a conference. If you see me at TechEd and want to chat, please grab me by the shirt and pull me aside. I love to chat about anything SharePoint any time! ...
GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 Developer Conference Let’s face it, going to technical conferences is good for your career, but it’s not a whole lot of fun. What you need is an outlet. You need to have fun. That’s where we step in. Cheap beer and lousy pizza! We are bringing back GeekFest! Join us at Howl at the Moon for a night of lousy pizza, cheap beer, dueling pianos, socializing and one wild rubber duck competition….yes, a rubber duck competition. There is limited invitations available, so what ...

I will be going to TechEd 2008 in Orlando (developer week).  As most of you know, I'm a twitter addict and usually post updates from conferences and general technology related information this way in a more realtime manner than my blog.  You can follow me at http://twitter.com/lespaulrob

It will be a fun ride!  :-)

There will be a Kansas City Office Geeks meeting on Thursday, June 5th at 6 pm at Centriq FOSS probably a SharePoint Overview with Office Tools or a re-doing of my presentation at the Tulsa School of Dev on SharePoint Development in AJAX. If anyone is interested please e-mail me at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com or go to http://www.officegeeks.org/... I understand that this is the week fo TechEd for Developers, so some people may not be inclined to come. For those of you not going it will be a great ...
So this year unfortunately i'm not allowed to attend the Teched IT Pro in Orlando. Though the previous years i kept a list of where all the party's are, this year i will keep a list here, even though i'm not able to attend these party's myself i know it will be a lot of fun. If you have any updates please post them and i will add them to the calendar. Also take a look at the EXPTA blog for a nice calendar with Extracurricular Activities And anyone that would like to sponser me a Conference pass is ...
The message audit can be implemented by BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database. But there is one big "But". This database has predefined, undescribed structure, it should be used only by special BizTalk tools as HAT. We cannot change the audit points, cannot freely create user queries, cannot change structure of this database. It is not so hard to create the custom audit, it is the standard practice to make the custom audit database and gather data for it from the BizTalk application with additions ...
This year, US Teched will be held in Orlando starting on June 2nd with the developer week and continuing the following week for IT Pros… So it happens that the Orange County Convention Center is available and as many of you already know, the Florida people are putting together a number of things that include SQL, DotNet University, DotNetNuke, etc.. AND a Florida Code Camp which Shervin and I are heading up. This is the first “tweener” weekend and may end up being a major event in and of itself. ...
The MVP Summit is over, and it rocked. Totally rocked. It was very cool seeing so many of my friends and colleagues again. Definitely way too many people to list here. I also made a bunch of new friends. I can't wait for the next event. I spent some time talking with Microsoft about VB Community, and even got to present some of the VB XNA stuff I had been working on at the Summit. It was very exciting to be addressing Microsoft and a room full of MVPs. I also spent some time with the INETA Board ...
Joe Healy from Microsoft came up with a brilliant idea which is to have a FREE Teched Tweener Weekend on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday June 8th at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. These 2 days will be jammed packed with free sessions that you can attend. I've been asked to head up a DotNetNuke University for all day Sunday. If you are coming to Tech Ed and want to talk on that day, please let me know. Slots are filling up fast but I may have some available if you act now. More on this ...

Well, folks...My MVP award for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server was renewed another year!  woot! 

See you all at either Summit or TechEd 2008 (dev week) !

Help Make the Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions a Success! Contribute to the Community and Get Rewarded June 3-6 Orlando, FL INETA is once again coordinating the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at Tech·Ed 2008. Based upon feedback, the deadline for topic submissions has been extended to Wed 4/2/2008 and the voting deadline to Mon 4/7/2008. If you sign up to host two sessions and moderate one session OR host three sessions, you will get the following special BOF Volunteer Package including: A Tech·Ed ...
Many of you may remember that I moderated a Birds of a Feather session at Tech·Ed last year on Code style and standards. I am happy to announce that I will (hopefully) be moderating a follow-up session this year. From last years session, there were almost 100 people that showed up, so I hope to see you again so we can continue the discussion and find out how successful (or unsuccessful) you have been at implementing code standards and what new issues and ideas everyone has. Here is the topic abstract: ...
At TechEd 2007, Krzysztof talked about building reusable libraries. The session abstract is below. You can download the presentation as an XPS file. The presentation was also recorded, and the WMV file can be downloaded from here. This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are critical to the success of reusable libraries, but there are other aspects of framework development that are equally ...
While I'm waiting to find out if I'll be able to go to Tech·Ed again this year I am still keeping an eye on what's going on with the conference. For last year's Tech·Ed, Microsoft created a "Tips for the Newbie" page (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. Since the conference this year is split into two separate weeks, I thought it was even more important for some tips on how to deal with the information overload and what Tech·Ed has to ...
At TechEd Developers Europe, Krzysztof Cwalina presented a talk called "Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries". If you weren't able to make the conference or missed his talk, you can download the video recording (in WMV format) or just the slides (in XPS format). The abstract for the session reads: This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are ...
Microsoft has released four new whitepapers detailing how Exchange 2007 is used internally. I am a big fan of these papers. I like to see how the maker designs, uses and maintains its own software. You always find some good tips and previously unknown tricks. Some of the best sessions I have ever been to at TechEd have been the "how we do this at Microsoft" ones. Exchange Server 2007 Design and Architecture at Microsoft Managing the Calendaring and Collaboration Process By Using Exchange Server 2007 ...
For the last 4 years or so I have been involved, either directly or indirectly, with creating standardized build systems that run on the Microsoft platform. Before that I was actually a Unix admin and developer and was very proficient in writing makefiles. When I first got involved in build systems for the Microsoft platform, it seemed like there were very few build script technologies available that were worth using. The best one available was the combination of NAnt and NAntContrib. There are many ...
With the help of Chris Koenig blog site, I was finally able to track down the link and information on how to submit a speaking proposal to TechEd 2008. You may register using the following link, however you must contact me to get the code. https://2008.msteched.com/cft/ You will need the following information in order to submit a topic: Conference (Developers or IT Professionals) Submitter Information (Name, Email, Company, URL, Title, Country) and Background Speaker Information and Background Topic ...
Have just been looking at my notes from TechEd at Barcelona and one of the things I remember was from one of the BizTalk sessions where BizUnit was being dicsussed. I was shocked when there was a show of hands among BizTalk developers and architects and about 80% of them had never used BizUnit. It makes me wonder how much of a nightmare some BizTalk projects must be due to people not testing their BizTalk solutions properly. If you have never heard it stop everything you are doing and go to the following ...
I have been setting up some performance tests using LoadGen today and was having a couple of problems where the message sent by LoadGen wasnt working properly and it was a bit of a pain trying to workout the cause of the problem. After 10 minutes I thought hang on ive got BizUnit tests which do exactly what I want except that I just want to run them a lot of times. This made me think back to something Ewan Fairweather said back at TechEd Barcelona about potentially integrating LoadGen and BizUnit. ...
from virtualization.info: Well this clearly looks like it is vindicating some of the comments from Brian Madden's site that Hypervisors will become a commodity, and what will clearly differentiate will be the Management Tools for Virtual Machines. Microsoft Hyper-V is the final name for codename Viridian Monday, November 12, 2007 | 0 Comments With an unexpected announce Microsoft opens TechEd IT Forum 2007 in Barcellona revealing that final name for codename Virdian will be Hyper-V. Tentative name ...
TechEd Developers is really giving us an opportunity to put everybody together – board members, volunteers, the speakers, users who would actually go to meetings, user group leaders – and to relate with Microsoft and vendors as well. Our booth is based next to the MVP and RD booths completing the "TechEd Community Lounge" and allowing us to network with a majority of MVP and RD representatives and program members. Our booth (aka INETA POD) is the place where attendees can come and meet the current ...
More from TechEd... Popfly Explorer has debuted into beta on the heels of Microsoft announcing the release to manufacturing dates for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. At Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Spain, the Redmond company revealed that both Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 are planned for general availability by the end of November. At the same time, Microsoft also unveiled the release of the first Community Technology Preview of Sync Framework as ...
Microsoft announces the Sync Framework CTP at TechEd Barcelona... Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline access for applications, services, and devices. It features technologies and tools that enable roaming, sharing, and taking data offline. Using Microsoft Sync Framework, developers can build sync ecosystems that integrate any application, with any data from any store using any protocol over any network. Microsoft Sync Framework ...
At Teched 2007 in Barcelona, Spain S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 will be released at the end of November. It's the first major update to Visual Studio, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE), since 2005. Some of the key features in VS 2008 include: LINQ. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is the most-anticipated new feature of Microsoft's next IDE. LINQ will make access to databases ...