Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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October 2009 Entries

GiveCamp Dallas, a.k.a. the We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend 2010: Call for Volunteers

GiveCamp Dallas, a.k.a. the We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend is ramping up for another amazing event!  If you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, visit, scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Start Here” link underneath the Volunteer sign. If you have any questions about this event, please Chris Koenig know (– you can also find out more information at and

posted @ Friday, October 30, 2009 6:57 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community Event ]

Microsoft: Wanted: Killer apps! Reward: $12,000 prize!

Saw this from Microsoft, thought I would share. . . If you win the car I want a ride! Spread the word—there’s a contest for developers blazing trails with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, SQL Server, or SharePoint. We’re looking for interesting, powerful and unique solutions based on the latest Microsoft technologies. And the winners get their choice of a 15 day Galapagos Islands Adventure or a new Smart Car! Two ways to win! Judges Choice: Impress the panel of technology industry leaders and Microsoft gurus for...

posted @ Friday, October 30, 2009 6:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Microsoft Contests ]

Silverlight 3 for Business Applications by Jason Beres @ Dallas ASP.NET UG on 10/27/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Silverlight is arguably the biggest shift in web technologies in the last decade. But is Silverlight 3 ready for prime time business applications? In this code-focused talk, you will learn how platform features like navigation framework, RIA Services, visual states, animations, isolated storage, data templates and custom styles can give you to tools you need to bring your business applications to life with high-fidelity user experience and enhanced end-user productivity. Bio: Jason Beres is the Director of Product Management for Infragistics, the world leader in user interface development...

posted @ Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:16 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

SQL Azure Database by Chris Koenig @ Dallas Cloud UG 10/21/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Microsoft® SQL Azure™ Database is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server® technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. SQL Azure Database helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases. Developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any software. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required. SQL Azure Database supports Transact-SQL (T-SQL). Customers can use existing knowledge in T-SQL development and a familiar relational data...

posted @ Friday, October 23, 2009 5:54 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

Tulsa TechFest 2009: I will be there, will you?

Tulsa TechFest Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at OSU – Tulsa 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM Keynote by Joe Fletcher – UX lead for Microsoft Surface team 13 Tracks – 65 Sessions of top developer, architect, designer and IT pro content FREE event – just bring 2 cans of food for the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank or $2 for the Family and Children’s Services of Tulsa Just visit to register today!

posted @ Friday, October 23, 2009 4:55 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Event ]

My Recording Rig v1

After attending user group presentations for years, I was always saddened when I was unable to attend and missed some great content. Additionally within INETA we have a desire to provide more content on our video sharing website ( The only issue was how to capture this content, while not detracting from the live presentation. My main requirement was first and foremost not to detract from the user group meetings. Thus I wanted a solution that did not require any software to be installed on the presenter’s computer, thus no Camtasia or LiveMeeting. So I began researching a...

posted @ Monday, October 19, 2009 6:02 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

INETA Live Recordings

I have been doing some recordings for INETA Live, however due to some technical difficulties I am unable to get them posted, but since everyone has been asking for them I figured I would post them here. Details ...

posted @ Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:10 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

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