Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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March 2010 Entries

State of .NET by Markus Egger on 03/30/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. Part 1 Part 2 Abstract: A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Brought to you by Microsoft, CODE Training & EPS Software, this free afternoon event presents an unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Join Markus Egger, for an afternoon of free and independent information about current Microsoft development technologies! What is the state of .NET today? Which of the many .NET technologies have gained traction? Which...

posted @ Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:26 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

Introduction to JQuery Part 4 of 4 by Chris Morgan @ North Texas PC UG on 03/13/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: This will be an introduction to jQuery, including how to download and install it, configuring a webpage to use it, and some basics on getting starting with using it. This will be the first of four sessions on jQuery. Future meetings will include how to set up dynamic web pages with the jQuery event model, interacting with the DOM (Document Object Model), setting CSS styles, and doing web page animations. Thefinal session will show how to make AJAX calls with jQuery,...

posted @ Monday, March 15, 2010 7:16 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

ugPDC: Best of PDC Tour by Chris Koenig @ Dallas .NET UG on 03/11/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: Join Developer Evangelist Chris Koenig for a whirlwind tour of the major announcements from PDC ’09. We’ll look at the changes and improvements to Windows Azure, new features introduced in Silverlight 4.0, and Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0. Bio: Chris Koenig is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, based in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chris worked as a Senior Architect on the Architecture Strategy Team for The Capital Group in San Antonio, and as an Architect, Developer and Development Team Lead for the global solution provider Avanade. As...

posted @ Monday, March 15, 2010 7:12 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Reporting Services 2008 is still using the XLS (BIFF) file format

Rant start . . . . I was in a meeting and we were talking about SSRS and I have heard yet again that Excel 2007 is great because it breaks the 65k record limit. That is wonderful, but IMHO, Microsoft has dropped the ball with SSRS 2008 since it is still using the BIFF file format. From my read of Books Online (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159836.aspx), “Excel places limitations on exported reports due to the BIFF's format capabilities” but why are we still using BIFF and XLS? Why are we not using XLSX and the newer (heck it is 3 years old now)...

posted @ Tuesday, March 9, 2010 2:41 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Reporting Services ]

Understanding Databinding with XAML in WPF and Silverlight Part 1 by Vince Blasberg @ Dallas XAML UG on 03/02/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Abstract: A fast pace walkthrough of databinding in WPF and Silverlight. Well move into variations of using the path statement and move into using converters to make databinding flexible and powerful. This meeting will throw pointers and hints at the next meeting that will cover using databinding with the MVVM pattern in both WPF and Silverlight.

posted @ Tuesday, March 9, 2010 8:15 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Silverlight INETA LIVE ]

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Breaking the walls between developers and testers by Mike Azocar on 03/02/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Abstract: Join us for a sneak peek at some of the new capabilities in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, a landmark release of the premier development and testing toolset for Windows®, Web and Cloud development. Microsoft has made significant investments to improve the Testing/QA tools in Visual Studio 2010. The Next Generation Testing Event is your...

posted @ Monday, March 8, 2010 8:12 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ TFS INETA LIVE ]

Writing ETL Jobs with C# using Rhino ETL by Paul Barriere @ Dallas C# SIG UG on 03/04/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. Video: Abstract: ETL stands for Extract, Transform, Load. For example, you receive files or other data from vendors or other third parties which you need to manipulate in some way and then insert into your own database. Rhino ETL is an open source C# package that I have used for dozens of production processes quite successfully. By using C# for your ETL tasks you can create testable, reusable components more easily than with tools like SSIS and DTS. ...

posted @ Sunday, March 7, 2010 8:18 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Sponsor My Rig

If you have been watching my blog over the past few months you would have seen that I have been doing a large amount of recordings for local user groups (Over 100 hours of video with over 2600 views). To do this I have invested about $6,000 in hardware & software. In an effort to recover some of that I am looking for willing companies that would like to purchase ad space. Here is the deal for a $500 donation you will get to put a 2 slide advertisement at the beginning of my next 5 videos (these are permanently embedded...

posted @ Friday, March 5, 2010 6:55 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

My Recording Rig v2

A while back I wrote a post about the contents of “My Recording Rig”, well it is undergoing a makeover and I figured I should update everyone. Read the original post (http://www.drowningintechnicaldebt.com/ShawnWeisfeld/archive/0001/01/01/my-recording-rig-v1.aspx) for the background information behind the rig. Now I was having 2 problems. 1) The first was it was a pain to run 50 foot of Ethernet from the front of the room to the back. To that end I have added a wireless router to my “plastic box”. 2) The second issue was with the wireless microphone. The Audo Technica microphone...

posted @ Friday, March 5, 2010 6:26 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

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