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Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised by receiving email from David Silverlight that I had won 4th prize in Community Credit October 2008 Contest. The prize I won is the awesome Electronic Drum-Kit T-Shirt that you can hit with your finder to play drum sounds. I think it would totally rock combined with the Equalizer T-Shirt I got from my lovely wife some time ago. The Community Credit awards are presented for community related activities that you submit during a month. For each activity you receive ...
David Silverlight is the mastermind behind SEVERAL sites. To name a few: www.community-credit.com www.xmlpitstop.com (this is one I heard about recently) www.stupidcubicle.com www.nonprofitways.com David Silverlight is a geek which regards to programming and xml and yes, if you were wondering: Silverlight was named after him. David himself writes about this on his blog [see here]. In short... Bill and David met for some drinks and a chat. They talked about things in general and then started to talk ...
*Moved to: WakoopaI am having a little bit of fun with this application and I though I would share. it logs all of the applications that you are using and gives you stats on it. How about joining the Microsoft MVP (MVP’s only please) team, or creating your own… Here is my usage, which will be exactly the same as the MVP one at the moment as I am the only one there :(Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I’ve just heard that my MVP status has officially been switched from “BizTalk Server” to “Connected Systems Developer”. I’ve been considering the switch for a while, and the kick off at PCD seems to be perfect timing for this. It will allow me to focus more on WCF, WF, and the Oslo and related technologies, whilst still being involved in the BizTalk Server community (BizTalk is the most connected system there is right?). Over the past few months I have been getting more involved with the WCF/WF side ...
One of the most important aspects of attending conferences for me is the networking opportunities. As I am currently an MVP in BizTalk Server, still a fairly minority technology, it’s usually only at these events that I get to meet up with the people who really know the technology (apart from the BizTalk User Group Sweden of course). There are quite a few of the MVPs and “influencers” out this year, and I’m looking forward to catching up on old times and having intelligent and informed discussions ...
I can proudly announce that I received an MVP title this month.I am MVP in Visual C# category even though my primary expertise isSoftware Architecture. There are only 33 MVPs here in Poland so it is a huge distinction to me.With the title I received MVP award: you can see what is inside onpictures on both sides.Additionally: I am new INETA country leader for Poland.We'll see what happens next ...
Please join us for a DBA SIGs Live Meeting on October 22, 2008 at noon EDT titled "Automating Common DBA Tasks". Meeting Abstract Database Administrators often spend hours each day doing the same repetitive tasks; checking Error Logs, Backups, Drive Space, Agent History, Job Logs, and other common "checklist" items. Learn how to easily automate these common tasks in SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 using the tools that are already available in the Operating System and SQL Server. Presenter Bio Jonathan ...
Not very amazing or technical but thought I'd post a bit about it anyways. Anyone that gets asked how to show a repeating decimal in Word, for example representing the fraction 1/3 in decimal is 1.33333333 with 3 repeating to infinity. Normally there would be a line above the last 3 (the line is called a vinculum). Now to show the 3 with a line above it in Microsoft Word you need to use a field code that superimposes one character over the other. Press Ctrl-F9 to insert the field delimiters then ...
Last night was quite a deep run through the things you can do with SharePoint's administration interface. The Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group was privileged to have local SharePoint MVP Gary Lapointe presenting on how he created his STSADM extensions (an add-on that you can find on CodePlex). It was quite breathtaking to see the number of new extensions he has developed to extend the functionality of the out of the box STSADM utility that you and I use. To be exact he has added a whopping ...
If you haven't been keeping up with the latest news on the Colorado Springs SharePoint User Group site (www.cossug.net) then I thought I would drop a little bit of a blast on my blog. We have decided to move the meeting nights from the first Tuesday to the second Wednesday of every month. This was mainly due to the fact that we were overlapping with another really established .NET User Group in the same area. We couldn't have that. We want everyone to be able to make it to all of the User Group meetings ...
(image from Yahoo) Hat tip to John Goldsmith, VISIO MVP and all round nice guy. For this great information. I often need to mock up Mobile (and if forced :-) ) desktop user interface layouts. Normally I do this straight in visual studio. However I may now move to Visio to achieve this thanks to these stencil templates http://developer.yahoo.com/... I wonder, if Yahoo will ever release these as WPF controls :-) ...
So I’ve been trying to do some custom build numbering for my Team Build project and was confronted with a lot of let’s say “uninformation” and some great information also. I really didn’t want to create a custom task that I would need to maintain so I set on a long search for the Truth… needless to say I didn’t find it. But here is the information I found that should get you you to the right place. There is a great custom task created by the MSBuild team that used to be on GotDotNet but is now MSDN ...

Ive just been awarded a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk.

From what the other guys have said about it im really looking forward to the opportunity to be involved in interesting stuff over the next year

 

Yes folks, we're finally back after a slightly longer than intended break. I've known George for years, and he's one of my closest and also farthest away friends. We get to hang out about once or twice a year for the MVP Summit and my birthday jam. George is a very busy dude between work and his XNA Development website, but I'll let him tell you all about both of those, and everything else, in these NINE Questions with George Clingerman: 1. Where are you from? (How did you end up there?) I’m from ...

Hi all,  really proud to announce that Microsoft have decided they like what I'm doing and have made me an MVP again.   I love doing line of business mobile apps  and clearly from the feedback I get, you like hearing about it.

Amazing what one guy and a server sitting on a fridge can achieve.

Thank you all.

"First I'd like to thank all the members of the Academy for their support and their continued confidence in me and my work. Let me add that it was truly an honor working on a film with such a fantastic crew, director, producer, and of course the other actors." ...and so goes how my acceptance speech for an Oscar would go. But today I'd like to thank Microsoft for their continued confidence in me as a technical community leader. This morning I received word that I have received my 6th MVP Award and ...
I feel rely privileged again this year to be awarded for my 4th time as a Team System MVP. This award as great value to me since it recognizes my expertise in a product and my dedication to the community. I spend a lot of time with developers both inside and outside EDS and I can tell you they are always exited to learn about new things they can do with the product. This year is going to be an extremely exiting year with VSTS2010 aka “Rosario” and the .Net Framework 4.0 work going in overdrive. I’m ...
*Moved to: Team System MVPWell, I have just joined the auspicious ranks of Team System MVP’s, now numbering 73 worldwide. You can see my profile on the MVP site. My name will now appear along side Mitch Denny and Tiago Pascoal. Wow… I have a lot to aspire to… I should really thank Tiago Pascoal as I have a sneaky suspicion that he was the one that nominated me :) Thanks Tiago…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Last February, Bill Gates announced a free software giveaway to college university students and high school students as well. Here is what was offered to them: Microsoft developer tools. Visual Studio is the Swiss Army knife of computer programming. These professional-grade products provide a security-enhanced and reliable environment, enabling students to program everything from a cell phone to a robot or to create their own Web page. Students will also be able to invent compelling new gaming content ...
It's past 11:00 PM, and I finally found the way back to my room. After having some problems with the build script, we hit off on what was to become a great day. Build scripts tend to be a hassle when you intend to run them on XP and Vista in English, German and Dutch versions. As always, you can count on JP to find an elegant solution to solve this problem. We've built a skeleton for a web application today. I'm not going to delve into the details of the implementation, as they are far from finished. ...
Model View Presenter / Passive View Benefits A hot topic near and dear to my heart is Model View Presenter (MVP) or Passive View design pattern. This design pattern forms a good model for keeping a strong separation between UI logic and business logic. In the MVP model, the data access objects constitute the model, the View is the UI components kept as simple as they can be and the Presenter is where the business logic is. These three components interact with other through interfaces to further reinforce ...
We held our 2nd Architecture / Agile virtual meeting last night with Adrian Wible of Thoughtworks presenting. This was the first time I had actually been at the controls of the Live Meeting. We only decided to do this on Saturday so there was not much time for promotion and only a few showed up. The good news is that we got to experiment with all the features I could make work including web audio, video, desktop sharing, tie in of a phone conference, recording, Q&A, shared whiteboard and chat. ...
I've known Jason pretty much since I moved up to Minneapolis, although I had heard of him long before that via his books and the Magenic tech lists. In addition to being a total languages geek, Jason's a pretty interesting guy with an eclectic background and a broad set of interests... it's probably why we get along so well. He's also a busy community guy, so I'm glad he was able to spare a few minutes to knock out this interview. So here it is, NINE Questions with Jason Bock: 1. Where are you from ...
Website: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Class Overview This three-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to write MDX expressions, calculations and queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services in order to implement the most demanding requirements for a Business Intelligence project. This course was written by Chris Webb, a mentor with Solid Quality Learning. He is a specialist in Analysis Services and MDX, is a co-author of the ...
http://codebetter.com/blogs... I felt that a pointer to this article is worth while. I have spent a fair bit of time trying to determine what my preference was between MVP and MVC. I tend to lean more towards the MVP side and this article mentions directly why I like it so much more. MVC tears out the state awareness that the standard ASP.NET web forms come with. I spent so many years in ASP classic wiring up form and query string variables ...
It's a good thing North Carolina has an awesome reputation as a fly fishing hot spot because it brought fellow Microsoft RD, Tim Huckaby, CEO of InterKnowlogy to town to present at our TRINUG meeting. Tim's presentation wowed us with WPF demos, Silverlight demos, and since lugging a Microsoft Surface machine across the country would have cut into space for his fly fishing gear :-) , he played a couple of videos of in-production Surface applications his team has worked on. You can find those and other ...
That’s right friends! Coming to a city near you* this October to December, its the Microsoft Tech Days 08! And the reigning members of Microsoft’s in-house wrestling team, The Nation of Domination**, are EXPECTING you to come out and LEARN, INTERACT, GET FREE STUFF, and LEARN EVEN MORE! Don’t be caught in the cross hairs of Sasha “The Rock” Krsmanovic’s eyebrow raise, ‘cause you know the MVP Elbow is just around the corner! Ok, so seriously though…Microsoft is going to be coming through Canada between ...
Microsoft MVP Richard Seroter started a series of posts on building enterprise mashups using RSSBus. Part 1, and Part 2. A few weeks ago our Executive Director / Chief Architect / Technology Overlord recently asked me to build a real, live enterprise mashup application to demonstrate for our IT leadership group. Our goal was to show that RSSBus could be used to quickly and efficiently aggregate data in compelling new ways. In the next few posts, I’m going to walk through our use case, and how I built ...
For those of you who attended my talk or for any other interested parties, I have uploaded my slide deck from my MVP Theatre presentation at Tech.Ed Australia 2008 to my sky drive here: There is not too much to this deck as the presentation was mainly demos. If you are just after the links to the tools I demonstrated I have included them below: MDX Studio BIDS Helper Analysis Services Stored Procedure (ASSP) project PowerSSAS (which unfortunately only got a brief mention) And here are the links to ...
If you want to help provide feedback for the next big features at CodePlex and will be in Redmond (Seattle) between September 16 – 19, be sure to contact the CodePlex team to participate in some usability studies. Be sure to include your: Name CodePlex username (if you have one) Phone number where we can contact you to schedule a time. I would love to participate as I have a few projects on CodePlex and spent a great deal of time talking with the team at this years MVP Summit, but unfortunately I’m ...
I met Lisa through my interaction with Microsoft as a VB MVP. We got a chance to hang out some at Tech Ed 2008 and via the VB mailing list. She's got a great sense of humor and is also one of the smartest people I've met. She's also incredibly busy, so I've been chasing her via email to bring you these NINE Questions with Lisa Feigenbaum: 1. Where are you from? Los Angeles, in the Encino area. (Yes, like the movie Encino Man.) It’s part of the San Fernando Valley. I’ve toned down the accent a bit ...
The second annual Houston TechFest is coming up on September 13 at the University of Houston. If you are in Houston on the surrounding (huge) area and would like to come and geek out you should sign up. Last I heard from the organizer, there were 500 signed up to attend. This year there is a great cast of speakers including my buddies Christian Thilmany (Microsoft), David Walker (SharePoint MVP), John Cook (Virtualization MVP and SQL Guru) and Tim Rayburn (Biztalk MVP). I am doing two sessions this ...
Just a reminder that the Tampa Bay IASA August meeting is tonight starting at 6:30 PM. Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition The Web Service Software Factory (WSSF) Modeling Edition focuses on building the server side of a web services infrastructure, using either ASMX or WCF services. The new release uses three Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) to model services: service contract, data contract and host models. Through use of these DSLs, WSSF helps developers construct a scalable, extensible ...
Last week was the debut of MVP TV. The idea behind MVP TV is to use Live Meeting to allow for a lot of user interaction with the presenter and create a recording for others to view. The presenter last week was Team System MVP Steve Andrews. Steve covered Team Build 2008 and MSBuild 3.5. I lurked for a bit to get an idea since I think I am the next one to present. Check it out when you have a chance. Happy Coding ...
Nick, Brett, and I just went live with another episode of the SharePoint Pod Show. In this episode, we interview SharePoint MVP Eric Shupps who was recently in London to speak to the SharePoint Users Group. Also, we got new recording equipment, so this time the show quality is 1000% better than any of our previous episodes! Thanks to MVP Keith Elder of Deep Fried Bytes for helping me out with questions and showing me how they record their show. I really appreciate it! :-) Click here to go to the ...
If you are registered for Tech Ed Australia this year, come along to MVP Theatre to watch MVPs delivering sessions ranging from 20 minutes to the full 75 minutes. There are only 20 seats in MVP Theatre, so you need to be quick getting to the Expo Hall if you’re serious about catching an MVP Session. The Agenda for MVP Theatre is here (please watch it for last minute updates). To attend, you must be a registered delegate, so if you haven’t bought your Tech Ed ticket yet, you can register here. I’m ...
As Chris mentioned earlier, Geekswithblogs.net will have an official presence this year at the PDC. We will be a Silver Media Sponsor and will have a booth for registering members and teaching people about blogging. To keep the buzz going at the event while we are in the booth, we have invited Chris Williams and D'arcy Lussier to help us out. They are going to be an amazing addition to our onsite team. Thanks for taking us up on our offer guys! Jerod will be sending a newsletter out this week to ...
We're shaking things up a bit over here at NINEQuestions.net. My 32nd cousin (she was born a Williams) and temporary co-host Rachel Appel is turning things around and asking me the questions this time. I'll let her take it from here. When I saw Chris doing the 9 Questions series on his blog, I wondered why everyone else got a little shot at web celeb and not the man himself. So I hopped on IM and said “Hey Chris, you’re interviewing everybody, but where’s your questions and answers? You have to dogfood ...
Michael Washington released the latest Silverlight Desktop, Anna Wrochna has three good short SL posts: How to Learn SL, What you can/can't do, displaying rich text, Michael Sync with Unity, Jesse Liberty on Templated Buttons and webcast post about multi-page apps, Ola Karlsson with SL panel on HTML, Robby Ingebretsen on Intellisense in Blend and 5 parts of SL ThoughtBox. Trying to catch up, plus a new submittal from Michael Washington. CrocusGirl has updated all her work to B2. Karen Corby Reports ...
August 12, 2008 - Developers Guild Meeting, featuring Rocky Lhotka When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) Topic: CSLA .NET is one of the most widely used development frameworks for .NET. CSLA Light is a subset of CSLA .NET that runs in the Silverlight environment. CSLA Light is an ongoing project, scheduled for a first release in September 2008. Come to this session to get an insiders first look at CSLA running on Silverlight, providing many of the ...
We're kicking this week off with an interview with my good friend Rod Paddock. Aside from being one of the coolest dudes on earth, Rod's also the editor of a little mag you developer types may have heard of: CoDe Magazine. I shot Rod some questions, and he shot me some answers. Here you go: 1. Where are you from? (especially if its not where you are now, geographically.) I’m from California. I graduated from Palmdale High School in 1987. I lived in Bend Oregon for a few years when I went to school. ...
I have looked at others' strategies for arranging projects within a solution, and I have experimented with my own until I cam up with the following (mostly based on my own OCD about organization, but somewhat based on actual development reasoning). I must preempt by saying that I am using the MVP pattern for my projects, so that influences my arrangement somewhat. I will also say that I enjoy using periods in my project names. Mostly because it looks clean to me, but also because I have a need sometimes ...
I'm taking a break from this glorious day, with nice weather and grilled meats to bring you this interview with Dana Coffey (someone many of you know as @CrazeeGeekChick on Twitter.) Dana is from a place near and dear to my heart. The South. Every time I see her take the time to actually type out the word "y'all" I get a chuckle. So without further delay, here is Dana Coffey and her NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? Peachtree City, GA – land of the Golfcart paths. It’s just south of Atlanta ...
For those that are unaware, Chris Williams, a fellow VB MVP does a 9 Questions series with fellow developers and influencers. I was extremely honored to be picked this week and hope you find the series as interesting as I do. Chris is also an active participant in the VB Insider's List Serv and actively gives feedback to the Visual Basic team in Redmond. You can read my answers to his 9 questions over at GeeksWithBlogs.net at http://geekswithblogs.net/c... Technorati ...
I was hoping to get this out earlier in the week, but real life, work and that annoying sleep habit I can't seem to kick all got in the way. Randy is a fellow VB MVP and "Carl & Gary's" alumni, but I'll let him tell you about that. Here are my NINE Questions with Randy Walker: 1. Where are you from? Born in South Korea, adopted and lived all over the U.S. While I consider myself an Arkansas Razorback by heart (Go Hogs!), I’m a Texan through and through. I currently live and work in Northwest ...
Twitter is an interesting phenomenon. I first started using it in April at the MVP Summit. Since then, as anyone who is following me has seen, my use has been intermittent at best. The biggest reason is that I haven’t found a Twitter client that I liked that allowed me to use Twitter in a way that was not only natural (at least for me) but from within tools that I was already using and in front of me. The other day I decided to download OutTwit and have found it to fit almost all of my needs. There ...
Solving Business Problems in MDX http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... November 10-12 Location: New Horizons of MN (www.nhmn.com) based in Edina MN Class Overview This three-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to write MDX expressions, calculations and queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services in order to implement the most demanding requirements for a Business Intelligence project. This course was written by Chris Webb, a mentor ...
Is your company looking for a good community manager or social media geek? I might just be who you need. How's that for the opening of a blog post? It's a post I have been considering writing for several weeks. I am looking for full-time employment in the social media world. I would love to be a part of team that is dedicated to reaching out to their audience and listening to what they have to say. What I bring to the table: I am experienced. I started in the newsgroups before the turn of the century. ...
User Group contributors (not just the leaders, all of those members that pitch in and help in so many ways) often peform tasks for multiple meetings events -- their pay is $0. If they do a great job, we double their pay. Thanks to INETA and David Silverlight, there is now a way for these folks to track their contributions to the user group and the user community at large. The INETA Community Excellence Award program recently launched. They have tired to make it easy to record everything sending meeting ...
As the Grand Poobah of Visual Basic at Microsoft, Paul is one of the busiest guys I know. Fortunately for us, he managed to find the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. So, inquiring minds want to know, where are you from? Originally, Durham, NC. But I’ve been in Seattle almost as long as I was in Durham so… 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? A small technology company in Redmond, WA. You probably haven’t heard of them or used their ...