Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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Xamalot: A site for XAML based art assets, launched

  Got this email from Markus Egger, of Code Magazine fame, and thought I would share. Very cool! -------------------------------------- We have deployed our first released version of Xamalot (www.Xamalot.com). Xamalot is basically a site for XAML based art assets, in particular – currently – cliparts. (We will add skins and templates and Shaders and… later as well). Basically, this effort is meant to give developers and designers access to assets in a format they need. In theory, everyone is always told to use vector based graphics in WPF and Silverlight applications. In the real world,...

posted @ Monday, September 27, 2010 7:11 PM | Feedback (0) |

Share what you know . . . Learn what you don't. by Tuc Goodwin on 9/11/2010 at North Texas PC UG

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:In this session Tuc and the group will talk about some tools and resources they use on a daily basis.

posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:20 PM | Feedback (0) |

Hour 2 of Teach Yourself C# 4.0 in 24 Hours by Shawn Weisfeld on 9/11/2010 at North Texas PC UG

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:We are working our way through the book, chapter by chapter.In this talk we will take a look at Hour 2: Understanding C# Types.

posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:08 PM | Feedback (0) |

Practical Expression Blend and OData by Teresa Burger , Shawn Weisfeld on 9/9/2010 at Dallas .NET UG

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 2 Part 1 Abstract:In this talk our very own Teresa Burger and Shawn Weisfeld will use a media player they recently created to talk about how to practically skin your applications and how to bind it to an OData Service for data retrieval. The talk will begin with Teresa showing us how to use Expression Blend to edit templates and modify the look and feel of existing controls. Then Shawn will show us how to expose your video library using an OData service...

posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:38 AM | Feedback (0) |

Visual Studio DBPro by Todd Girvin on 9/2/2010 at Dallas C# SIG

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:Most developers face the tasks of managing and updating database schemas as part of their daily jobs. Even in organizations with a dedicated team of DBAs, the developers have to manage changes to table structures, views, and stored procedures to match the logic of their systems under development. While the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (aka DBPro) was originally built for DBAs to use to manage sophisticated database schemas, Microsoft has made it easy for developers to embrace the DBPro...

posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:32 AM | Feedback (0) |

Mono, MonoTouch, and MonoDroid by Joseph Hill on 9/1/2010 at North Dallas .NET UG

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Part 1 Abstract:Mono is an open-source, cross-platform implementation of the .NET framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure. With Mono, users can run applications written and compiled in Visual Studio.NET on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Recently, the Mono project has found additional notoriety for projects such as Moonlight, the open-source implementation of Silverlight for Linux, and MonoTouch and MonoDroid, SDKs for building iPhone and Android applications with C#. This session will provide an introduction...

posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:28 AM | Feedback (0) |

Build a Basic Website with DotNetNuke by Tony Valenti on 8/29/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:Session attendees will learn how to build a basic business website in DotNetNuke using only core modules provided with the framework. Session attendees should have a basic understanding of online CMS systems and an interest in building websites.

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:58 AM | Feedback (0) |

Introduction to Telerik’s Sitefinity CMS by Gabe Sumner on 8/29/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:Sitefinity CMS is a flexible ASP.NET-based content management platform that is used for the construction and management websites. Sitefinity CMS is engineered with flexibility and extensibility in mind. It gives web owners the freedom to adapt the system to their unique needs. In this session, Developer Evangelist Gabe Sumner will demonstrate how to create a brand new web site using Sitefinity and then add social features to the web site.

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:54 AM | Feedback (0) |

E-commerce in DotNetNuke by Eric Shafer on 8/28/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:How many ways can you skin the e-commerce cat? From single product stores, to fully custom-developed solutions, the spectrum is daunting. This session explores the large number of solutions and provides quick guidelines to estimate scope, cost and schedule for a DotNetNuke E-commerce site. We will cover PayPal and Google Checkout, the DNN Store module, Catalook, and custom-developed solutions.

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:49 AM | Feedback (0) |

.NET on the cheap. (Free and OSS resources from the Redmond Giant) by Caleb Jenkins on 8/28/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:Microsoft has deep roots supporting the developer community. Somewhere along the way they lost their way and got caught up pushing for enterprises solutions.. bigger and "better" (read: expensive) ways of doing software. This talk will focus on how the Redmond giant has come full circle with Open Source frameworks, free tooling and resources to make our lives better. Come check out the free tools and resources that are available to you and your company on the .NET platform. So weather...

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:44 AM | Feedback (0) |

Signal to noise - Essential tips for discovering online conversations that you need to be part of by Gabe Sumner on 8/28/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:The Internet is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to the Internet. Locating conversations and content related to you in this rapidly growing and changing environment is daunting. Failure to find these conversations means failure to engage with your audience. This session examines techniques and tools for filtering the noise and discovering important conversations....

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:41 AM | Feedback (0) |

Social Communities in DNN by Jason Kergosien on 8/28/2010 at OpenCa.mp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA live. Part 1 Abstract:In this session, we'll review the great social tools available in DotNetNuke. From integration with the latest social sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to creating and enabling local communities.

posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 6:34 AM | Feedback (0) |

C# in 24 Hours: Hour 2 by Shawn Weisfeld at NTPCUG 2010/09/11

Thanks to everyone that attended my talk today. I am going to get the recording posted here ASAP.  Rate My talk here View the powerpoint here

posted @ Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:36 AM | Feedback (0) |

INETA Live: The Site, The Services, The Data by Shawn Weisfeld at DDNUG on 2010/09/09

Thanks to everyone that came out to the DDNUG meeting tonight. Keep an eye on my blog for the recordings. . . when I get them edited. Download the code and PowerPoint here: Download it here! Oh and don’t forget that you have to try out the BETA INETA Live site and leave your feedback at http://bit.ly/InetaLiveBeta and to follow me on twitter @shawnweisfeld Please Rate the talk: http://speakerrate.com/talks/4497-anatomy-of-a-silverlight-media-player

posted @ Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:40 PM | Feedback (0) |

September 2010 is going to be a busy month, for me. . .

I am speaking at 4 UG meetings this month, so you have no excuse for not sopping by to say hello!   Dallas .NET UG http://www.ddnug.net On 9/9 6 PM at the Microsoft Office in Irving Title: Anatomy of a Silverlight Media Player Abstract: In this talk Teresa and Shawn will cover how to skin a media player for your company and how to bind it to an OData Service for data retrieval. The talk will begin with Teresa showing how to...

posted @ Friday, September 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Feedback (0) |

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