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CT MSDN Event announced - August 31, 2006
CT MSDN Event announced. Thursday, August 31, 2006 1:00 PM -5:00 PM Welcome Time: 12:30 PM Session #1: Exploring the System.Net Namespace in the .NET Framework 2.0 Developers are increasingly being asked to create applications that interact with common network services. So, it’s a good thing the .NET Framework 2.0 enables you to write connected applications with less hassle and fewer lines of code. This session will delve into the System.Net namespace, including: • How to create applications ......

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 12:06 PM

Great Deal from Apress
Head over to the Apress site for a great deal on a bundle of VB 2005 books. They are offering: From June 16-30, purchase this limited edition VB 2005 eBook bundle for $50 (a $110 value!). That's right, instead of the standard eBook discount of 50% off the list price, you'll pay just $12.50 for each eBook. The four titles included are listed below. Sorry, but no substitutions allowed. This is a great deal for anyone who works with VB 2005. I’ll be ordering mine at lunch today! Check it out ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:42 AM

Virtual Mobile User Group - Wow
Wow, Don Sorcinelli is a genius! Head over to the Boston Pocket PC site for the announcement of their new user group. From the site: Our meetings will be held live via Microsoft Live Meeting every other 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 Noon - 2 PM EDT/EST. What a great way to meet the challenges of starting a new user group! If you develop applications or web sites that target Windows Mobile devices, check this out. Don is a great presenter and a great guy all around. Make sure you mark your calendars ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 8:13 AM

SQL Prompt Not for me.
Ok I tried to love the new wonderful, highly acclaimed SQL Prompt, but can’t. It says it works with VS2005 and, although I no longer take the short yellow bus to work, I feel like I should. I cannot get it to work in the IDE. I checked all my settings, emailed friends, etc and… nothing! The conflict between SQL Prompt’s ‘hot keys’ and the ones I know and love in VS2005 just confuses me. I think I’ll stick with snippets and TextPad copy-pastes from my existing library of SQL ‘code’. Sorry SQL Prompt, ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 6:31 AM

CodeSmart for VB6
Ok, I now know I am not the only one still writing VB6 code. I think the number I keep hearing is something link 50%? Well I am one of that whatever percentage. We have some apps that will never need enough maintenance / upgrades / enhancements to warrant a migration, but we work on a lot. The VB2005 upgrade wizard took *all* weekend when we analyzed the app to see what we needed to do to move it, just for laughs. I do a talk called VB2005 for VB6 Developers, and it usually draws a pretty good audience. ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 6:18 AM

Getting Sh-t Done
I think I am still stuck in my analog world for task management. I love my moleskine and 3x5 cards from Levenger I needed to find a way to get my personal, fulltime job, side jobs, household and speaking tasks in order. I couldn’t find one I really loved, GTD was probably the closest, but I wasn’t in love with it. Enter Bill Westerman and his wonderfully simple Getting SH-t Done (GSD) Check out the article and his photo stream for all the details, I love it. It’d also integrate easily into a text ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 6:05 AM

TechEd Bot

Hey I just found out, if you add the bot to your MSN messenger you can get all kinds of TechEd info, pretty cool. Can you find the hidden game? I’ll be up at TechEd on Thursday and Friday.

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:01 AM

NJCode Camp II another success!
Ok, despite what the timestamp might say, it’s midnight here in CT. A late end to a long day. It started around 530 AM when I got in my car and headed to Iselin New Jersey. Many hours and many miles later, I do declare the day to be another success for Don, Scott and Peter, as well as all who attended and presented. I did 2 talks VB2005 for VB6ers and Meet Visual Web Developer Express. Although the ‘intro’ sessions weren’t as popular as they were at the last Boston Code Camp, those who *did* attend ......

Posted On Saturday, June 3, 2006 9:31 PM

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