Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

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Keep Focused

While at the Tyson Developers Conference last week I attended a productivity session by Claudio Lassala.  During the session he introduced us to a time management technique known as Pamadoro.  Essentially, tasks are performed in 25 minute blocks with a five minute break between each work block.  Today, I found a tool called Keep Focused on CodePlex.com. The tool allows a task to be entered then the 25 minute timer count down is started.  I used Keep Focused all day and really felt quite productive. Give Keep Focused a try and see if your productivity doesn’t improve.

posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:01 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events Tips-n-Tricks ]

Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group April 12 Reminder

The Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group is having it’s monthly meeting tonight Monday April 12th @6:00 PM. Come see Corey Roth’s presentation on SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services. GREAT Prizes: XBox 360 – Halo 3 ODST Telerik Premium Collection ($1,300.00 value) ReSharper ($199.00 value) SQL Sets ($149.00 value) 64 Bit Windows 7 Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET Platform ($1,195.00 value) You can click here for more information. You can click here to RSVP for the meeting.

posted @ Monday, April 12, 2010 3:12 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

MSDN Events: Launch 2010 Highlights

Tuesday May 04, 2010 Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center Seville II and III 6808 South 107th East Avenue Tulsa Oklahoma 74133 For the Developer 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Event Overview MSDN Events Present:  Launch 2010 Highlights Join your local Microsoft Developer Evangelism team to find out first-hand about how the latest features in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 can help boost your development creativity and performance.  Learn how to improve the process of refactoring your existing code base and drive tighter collaboration with testers. Explore innovative web technologies and...

posted @ Monday, April 12, 2010 2:48 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements ]

Presenting @ Oklahoma City SharePoint User Group

Last month Cory Roth spoke at the first meeting of the Oklahoma City SharePoint User Group.  On Monday April 26th I will be presenting at the second meeting. What:Oklahoma City SharePoint User GroupOKCSUG is excited to host Dennis Bottjer as our April speaker presenting “SharePoint, A DBA’s Nightmare!” For many organizations the question is not if SharePoint but when. SharePoint requires SQL Server to function and stores everything from content to configuration with SQL Server Database. Yes, this means Word, Excel documents, and even images are stored within a SQL Server Database. Perhaps, even...

posted @ Thursday, April 8, 2010 11:18 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events Presentations & Training ]

First Annual Northwest Arkansas Techfest 2010

What:NWA TechFestTulsa TechFest has been a growing success year over year for the last four years. We are PROUD to be bring this successful event to NWA!When:Thursday, July 8, 2010 (all day) Where:Center for Non Profits @ St Mary's1200 West Walnut StreetRogers, AR 72756 The Tulsa Tech Fest has been an annual event for several years.  Northwest Arkansas is a short drive from Tulsa and is very scenic.  The NWA Techfest is a great opportunity for the Oklahoma User Group Community to support the Northwest Arkansas User Group Community.  Action Items 1) NWA Techfest is...

posted @ Thursday, April 8, 2010 10:41 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements ]

Announcing Oklahoma City User Groups!

Oklahoma City now has two SharePoint User Groups.  The group may eventually merge to form a single group but that is still being discussed.  For more information visit www.OKCSUG.org and www.OKSUG.org. Corey Roth, Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group, VP will be presenting at the next www.OKCSUG.org meeting on March Meeting Info: Introduction to SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Corey Roth, Stonebridge Consulting This intro level talk will teach you the basics of Enterprise Search in SharePoint. Here you will learn about the basic building blocks such as content sources, crawled properties, managed properties, and scopes.  We...

posted @ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:55 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events ]

TCC Configuring MOSS 2007 Certification Prep Class

Tomorrow I begin teaching an 8 week Configuring MOSS 2007 Certification Preparation Class at Tulsa Community College.  The class will be every Thursday night at the northeast campus. Details: Course: CSCI 2993-24212 Title: ...

posted @ Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:06 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

Southern Developers Live Group

  Do you live in the South?  Are you a developer or do you generally consider yourself a geek?  Then you should consider joining this group: http://southerndevs.groups.live.com. The group was started by Keith Elder as a way to connect developers across the south.  The group is a way to share event information, share knowledge and stay connected.  Call to Action: 1) Please join this group after reading this post. 2) Please spread word of this group. Technorati Tags: Southern Devs,DotNET Community

posted @ Monday, March 8, 2010 2:06 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events ]

Continue Learning, Write Down Goals, and you will Succeed!

For most of my life I’ve been a fan of goal settings.  Furthermore, I usually like writing goals down.  However, I must admit that although a fan, I have not remained consistently faithful to the practice year after year.  I can tell you though that the practice does work.  Sure it may sometimes take a little longer than planned.  But the process of setting a goal, writing down, and then periodically checking progress is a good thing.  Last year I set a goal to read six books.  The logic was simple.  Surely, I could read at least one...

posted @ Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:39 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Community & Events Personal ]

MSDN Webcast: Knee-Jerk Reactions to Proactive Solutions: Improved SharePoint Performance

What:MSDN Webcast: Knee-Jerk Reactions to Proactive Solutions: Improved SharePoint PerformanceAttend this webcast to learn one dozen easy-to-implement performance tips for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We discuss a wide range of topics from adjusting out-of-the-box settings to identifying memory leaks in custom code. We also describe several ways to proactively improve the user experience and squeeze more performance out of a SharePoint Server farm. Anyone currently designing a SharePoint Server implementation can benefit from this webcast.When:Friday, July 10, 2009 12:00 PMWhere:MSDN Web Cast Live Meeting Technorati Tags: Presentation,SharePoint Performance,MSDN Web Cast,ASP.NET MVP

posted @ Friday, July 10, 2009 4:34 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Community & Events IIS News & Announcements Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

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