Home | Categories | Sources | Sites | Languages | About
Note: The project has been discontinued
Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings... [Site] [XML]
Description: As life develops
Last Update: 17:58:41 05/26/2006
 

Additional Info

First Fetched: 00:18:11 01/31/2004
Last Updated: 17:58:41 05/26/2006

Headlines

<< >> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
INETA Boston User Group Leadership Summit @ TechEd
On Sunday June 11th, user groups from throughout New England are hosting a special event at the Waltham Microsoft Offices. The event is targeted at members of user group “leadership”, meaning not just the president, or official group leader, but all of those people involved in making user groups happen. While the event is being hosted by local groups in the Boston area, anybody that happens to be in the area for TechEd is invited to attend. The day will be full of opportunities share ideas and energy about building user group communities. INETA Boston User Group Leadership Summit “User Group Leaders today faces many challenges such as promoting your group, financing, engaging existing members, recruiting speakers, finding new sources of content, leveraging local Microsoft relationships; etc. The New England INETA user groups along with INETA, in hopes of building a more close knit community, invites you all to join us on Sunday June 11th, prior to the start of “ Registration f
05:27:31 May 11, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
All 52 Mix06 Session Videos Posted
If you were unable to attend the MIX06 event in Las Vegas earlier this spring, you'll want to check out each and every one of the 52 presentation videos that have been posted on the Mix06 web site. Great content! More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
11:14:29 May 4, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Atlas Resource List
If you've been working with Atlas, you'll want to check out this list of Atlas resources that Rick Strahl has put together here. If you're not familiar with Atlas (no, not the book with all the maps, but the Microsoft AJAX framework), go visit http://atlas.asp.net More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
18:18:08 April 19, 2006, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Ineta Live! - Stay ahead of your peers by attending this exclusive series.
INETA Live! is a series brought to you primarily by user group leaders around the country that have exceptional material they believe would be good to share with other user group leaders. Don't miss these if you are interested in growing your own user group. Live at Redmond! is a series presented to you directly by Microsoft product teams! No marketing hype -- just the technical details that you want to hear and need to know. Stay ahead of your peers by attending this exclusive series. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
08:23:21 April 7, 2006, Friday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
A late Mix06 Recap
I've finally returned home from a crazy month of travel, some for work, some for me. Some good, some.. less than good. Somewhere in the middle of it all I ended up at the Microsoft Mix06 conference in Las Vegas. I personally think that the conference was a huge success. it was very different that previois MS events I have attended such as PDC and TechEd. There were many people there who had never really seen Visual Studio, or any of the .Net related technologies that some of us know and love. This was interesting because these were truly smart people, that are doing amazing things with other tools such as Flash, PHP, Ruby, Perl, etc. I found it very insightful to hear what they had to say, both good and bad about what they saw from Microsoft. I think a few are even rethinking their current tool focus. Before the conference even officially started I had my first chance to see Origami, the Microsoft codename for the new Ultra Mobile PC's. These are slick little devices with touch ...
10:55:02 April 6, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Congrats Matt Ranlett - MVP
Congrats on the MVP award Matt, you deserve it! More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
10:16:52 April 6, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Jeff Prosise speaking in North Carolina
Sorry for the short notice on this, but if you're a .Net developer in North Carolina you'll be interested to know that the Triangle .Net User Group is hosting Jeff Prosise at a special event Monday April 3rd. Power ASP.NET 2.0 Programing Speaker: Jeff Prosise By now you've seen the countless new features that debuted in ASP.NET 2.0. But how well do you REALLY know ASP.NET 2.0? Let Jeff take you under the hood and show you the cool new stuff that isn't documented anywhere else. Among other things, you'll learn how to use AJAX to perform real-time screen updates, build asynchronous pages and do asynchronous data binding, extend ASP.NET 2.0 with custom expression builders and custom Web events, store site maps in databases, and much more. Amaze your friends and confound your enemies with your deep knowledge of ASP.NET 2.0! > For more information pleae visit the TRINUG web site. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
19:19:54 April 1, 2006, Saturday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
See you @ MIX06
After a hectic few weeks of work and travel, I've finally reached the "pack for mix" line on the to do list. I'm very excited this event, and look for to the opportunities it will bring. What does one pack for a 72 hour conversation however? While I figure that out, if you're attending drop me a note. I'm looking forward to meeting a number of people for the first time, and seeing some good friends again. See you in Vegas! Technorati tags: mix06 More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
07:23:24 March 18, 2006, Saturday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Origami Pics?
hmmmm...... is this it? http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2006/02/origami_video.html If so, very cool. There are sooooooo many uses for a small tablet device. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
13:06:46 February 26, 2006, Sunday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Axosoft is offering their OnTime project management / bug tracking software for $5
This is not an endorsement, but I know some folks that do like the product.. anyways... "Axosoft is offering their OnTime project management / bug tracking software for $5. You actually get 5 user licenses for that price. The whole $5 goes to the Red Cross." http://www.axosoft.com/Products/ontime.aspx?cn=otm_stepromo [From Devcow] More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
19:28:46 February 23, 2006, Thursday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
OrgamiProject: What is it?
http://www.origamiproject.com What is it? What is? I don't know, but I get the feeling I want to! [From Scoble] More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
19:24:20 February 23, 2006, Thursday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Richmond, VA Code Camp
Frank has annoucned that there is going to be a Code Camp in Richmond, Va on April 22nd. Information is available here: http://www.richmondcodecamp.org Is going to be held at: Location: ECPI Technical College 800 Moorefield Park Drive Richmond, VA 23236 If anybody else from these parts is interested in attending please let me know. Tags: Code Camp More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
15:02:50 February 20, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Custom Profile Provider
This weekend I did some work on an ASP.Net 2.0 project that I've been meaning to devote some time to because it keeps dropping off the list of important things to do. Anyways, as part of it I needed an easy way to allow for user membership with customer profile selections. With the Membership and Profile providers and associated control this was really easy to do. Then comes step 2 where based on those profiles, at a point in time behind the scenes I need to do a couple of things. Suddenly the quick and easy profile provider maybe didn't seem quite so cool with it's serialization of information for all of the user profile data into a single text field. Fortunately, the whole purpose of the provider is to allow us developers to extend or replace to fit our needs. Enter the custom profile provider. By simply deriving a class of our own from ProfileProvider we're off to the races. Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta provide a great example of creating a FactoredProfileProvder in ...
14:57:05 February 20, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Welcome Greg!
For all of those that know Greg from the Triangle .Net User Group, he has starting a blog over at LimeInTheCoconut (http://www.limeinthecoconut.com/blog) with an initial post on using SQL Profiler. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
14:20:50 February 17, 2006, Friday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Can't Add Windows Form - Part II
Thanks for the suggestions includiong Ioan's suggestion of just inheriting from the form class with my own class. I ended up going a little further and creating a custom item template for a windows form using the Export Template Wizard. This was good anyways because it allowed me to set some default items of my own. For more info there are some good links: MSDN - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms185318.aspx David Hayden - Creating Custom Item Templates in Visual Studio 2005 - Code Generation and Productivity MSDN Mag - http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/01/CodeTemplates/default.aspx I still would like to find out some way of getting my default from back however, just to know how/where they get defined. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
14:17:47 February 17, 2006, Friday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Can't Add Windows Form - Bad CTP?
I've been playing around recently on my tablet with the January WinFX/WPF CTP's and having a great time. Today however I noticed somethign strange. I went to add a new form to an existing windows forms application and I couldn't. A regular windows form not longer seems to be an option. I did some digging and the form template still exists, but I can't seem to add it. I'm hopeing somebody else may have seen this and can offer me a solution? These must get registered somewhere..... More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
13:07:16 February 16, 2006, Thursday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Deploying Applications with Click One: Advanced Topics - Web Feb 8, 2006
On Wednesday February 8, 2006 Kate Gregory will be presenting an Advanced Click Once topic at the monthly Triangle .Net User Group meeting as an INETA guest speaker, that will take us much deeper than the previous VS2005/Click Once demos that have been shown. I've had the privilege of hearing Kate speak a few times in the past and can guarantee this will be a must see event. She is an extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable presenter. See you there! Smart clients offer many advantages over web applications but they must be deployed and installed on the end-user’s computer. The new ClickOnce technology in Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 makes this much simpler than it once was – at least in demos. What happens when ClickOnce meets the real world? How can you combine ClickOnce with SMS, or with an MSI install that updates the registry? How can you ensure the prerequisites for your application, including the framework itself, are on the end-user’s computer? This talk will ...
09:12:53 February 4, 2006, Saturday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Save the Ewok [And Rory]!
As much fun as it would be to see MSDN Evangelist Rory turn to a diet of cheese things, I'm concerned about the Ewok. Please do your part and visit TinyThings. (I'm starting to wonder if the name "Tiny Things" has created somewhat of a marketing issue for Rory. I mean, let's face it, who goes looking for tiny things? At least, not without some context. What if i said visit Sexy Technology? Or the Ultimate Windows Mobile 5.0 Podcast? Whatever your preference, please click one and go take a look!) (For the complete story, visit http://neopoleon.com/blog/posts/17356.aspx) More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
09:10:38 February 3, 2006, Friday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Potential Brain error Message
With all of the new things we are bombarded with and must learn, do you ever get the felling your brain would love to pop this error message? Actually, kidding aside, I love the excitement from the level of change in technology today. It doesn't matter if you're talking about developing software or buying a cell phone, things are changing fast. While it's a battle at time to keep up, it's a reality of today. As DonXML recently stated in his Developer Career Tips -2006 post, "Complacency is a career killer". He's absolutely right. A job requirement of today is simply keeping up with the pace of change, and understanding the impacts of where things are going. As developers, it's a fine line between trying to implement everything new vs. understanding how changes effect our future directions and design decisions today. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
07:34:58 January 31, 2006, Tuesday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Let's Keep Up Now...
Ok .Net developers, just to make sure nobody falls behind, here are the new releases I downloaded today and need to take a look at: Windows Mobile 5.0 Developer Resource Kit (1.5) http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/windowsmobile/howto/resourcekit/default.aspx WinFX January CTP (Includes WCF and WWF GoLive License) http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2006/01/18/514356.aspx Enterprise Library for .Net Framework 2.0 (Release) http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/EntLib2.asp More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
12:14:49 January 22, 2006, Sunday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Naked Conversations in North Carolina
Today before spending some quality time at the local cafe, I spotted [and purchased] Robert Scoble and Shel Israel's new book Naked Conversations on the shelf at the local Barnes and Noble. With North Carolina being such a blogger hot spot, I would have assumed these would be displayed more prominently than on the bottom shelf. I thought about setting some out on the "New Items" table myself, but wasn't sure how that would go over. If they haven't moved by my next visit I will relocate a few of them. More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
17:12:12 January 21, 2006, Saturday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Fun with Encarta Instant Answers
If you haven't tried this yet, add encarta@conversagent.com as a contact in MSN Messenger. It allows you to ask it questions and provides answers. Very sci-fi like... Anyways, ask it "Where is Pluto?", read the stats it returns and then check out the map it displays. (No, I can't jsut post it here, you have to go look!)
20:43:03 January 17, 2006, Tuesday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Raleigh MSDN Event March 2, 2006
Despite Glen Gordon and the MSDN team continuing to pack the house, I always hear from people that somehow missed hearing about the events so I decided to make this post early. If you are in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and are interested in learning more about Visual Studio 2005, .Net 2.0 and other exciting technologies, go signup now before it's too late! At the last event in November a number of people were lined up at the door hoping for an empty seat after the registration was full. Don't let this be you. Go signup now for the March 2, 2006 event at http://www.MSDNEvents.com The schedule for the March event appears to include: Smart Solutions with SmartClients - Session 1: Building Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2005 - Session 2: Creating Office Solutions with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office - Session 3: Introduction to the Windows Presentation Framework The gang from TRINUG will be there as well, so please come by and say hello! [Note* ...
20:14:34 January 17, 2006, Tuesday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Thursday The 12th
Wednesday the 11th... Thursday the 12th..... yup Friday the 13th. Now, I'm not superstitious, but it's a proven fact that technology does not like Friday the 13th and the days leading up to it. If you're planning a major software update or little change on the server, wait. Please wait! On my way to the TRINUG meeting my power steering started sounding really strange and not working as it shoud. Today I find out that along with a couple of other minor, but can't ignore problems it's gonna be more expensive than a new MacBook Pro to fix. This morning I sit at the local over priced coffee shop watching their computer freak out not accepting any form of plastic payment including their handy new gift cards they've been forced to promote so heavily recently. Any to think, it's only the 12th. Be very careful tomorrow dear friends, very very careful!
06:26:20 January 12, 2006, Thursday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Community Launch of Visual Studio and SQL Server
If you missed the MSDN launch in town, or just can't get enough of .Net 2.0 don't miss this event! What? Community Launch of Visual Studio and SQL Server Where? Triange .Net Users Group (www.trinug.org) When? Wednesday January 11, 2006 Details: Speaker: Joe Bennett Developing Windows Applications in Visual Studio 2005 Microsoft has provided some new and improved controls for Windows development with Visual Studio 2005. We will look at some of the most interesting and develop a simple application using them. Once the application is developed, we will see how to make it a smart client for initial deployment and automatic updating. PS - LOTSA FREE STUFF TO BE GIVEN AWAY!
08:46:23 January 9, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Happy New Year Y'all
2006 has started off with a bang! It's definately going to be an exciting year for us in the technology field. So many things that have been building momentum seem to be reaching a critical mass all at once. Pretty soon anything with a battery will be able to be used as a phone, take pictures, connect to the internet, sync with Outlook, record and paly back your favorite TV show, and tell you your exact position on the planet, as well as hopefully some unique feature to diferentiate it from the other products. For those that hate change it's going to be a very unpleasant year. This fact becomes crystal clear when I look at my list of "Things to Look Into". It's going to be a busy year. One example of change was also shown at the PodCasterCon2006 conference hosted this weekend in Chapel Hill. The event was organized by local podcaster/blogger Brian Russel, and he put together an amazing event. With attendees from all over the map, and i mean the big map, not the little state map, ...
07:46:20 January 9, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
TabletPC Search Tip - Must See!
An absolute must see on Loren's blog for tablet PC users, a web based search supporting ink input from a tablet pc. Great job Loren! More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
17:32:08 December 12, 2005, Monday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
WinFX November CTP
The November CTP of WinfFX has been released on the MSDN Windows Vista Developer Center. This version support (Requires) the RTM of Visual Studio 2005. This release is for XP/2003 only, but allows those of us that jumped to the RTM versions to get back to workign with WinFX. Downloading and Installing the November CTP The following must be installed in the order presented. If you want to execute WinFX applications: WinFX Runtime Components If you want to develop and execute WinFX applications: WinFX Runtime Components [Optional] Visual Studio - You can use either a full version (available in the MSDN Subscribers Download section) or the free Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition. Windows SDK [Optional] Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WinFX [Optional] Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation
07:58:24 November 19, 2005, Saturday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
VS2005 Beta Uninstall Tool
At last night's Triangle .Net User Group (TRINUG) meeting we were discussing issues when installing the RTM version on systems that previous versions were installed in. It is very important that you completely uninstall any previous beta or CTP versions before installing the release software. The tool that we spoke of is available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/uninstall/default.aspx More blogs about rob zelt. - My thoughts, my ideas, my opinions www.robzelt.com.
08:24:49 November 10, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...
Quote of the Day
"No matter what your profession, if you arent busting ass to be prepared and to get better, you are falling behind." - Mark Cuban [From Blog Maverick]
12:02:04 November 6, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Rob Zelt: .Net Ramblings...