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Bill Jones Jr. MVP Visual Basic Charlotte NC - MCP C# and VB.Net - Founder and President of the Enterprise Developers Guild (.Net User Group) June 2005 Entries
Tech Ed - Day 4 Thursday
Here's more stats -- from the CommNet home page for the show: What does it take to feed 13,000 people at Tech·Ed? 117,000 bottles of water 14,300 lattes 15,600 ice cream bars (it’s HOT out there) 4,000 pounds of chips and snack mix 2,300 dozen eggs 8,000 pounds of chicken 52,000 servings of juice Who knew they were counting the bottles of water? After a session on the top ten ISV enhancements to SharePoint, Kevin Laahs of HP gave a presentation in Searching in SharePoint. That's an issue ......

Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:44 PM

Tech Ed - Day 3 - Wednesday
Since it was our very own Ken Spencer doing a presentation on Secure Apps, it didn't matter that it started at 0'dark thirty -- I had to be there. And I'm glad I went, even though I ended up traversing the main hall at least twice to get breakfast and get back to Ken's venue. Main hall treks are only noteworthy because the main hall is about 10 miles long. By the way, somebody warn Bill Plummer that the food was not worth the walk. Without grits how can you warm up your cold eggs? But back to Ken ......

Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:40 AM

Tech Ed - Day 2 - Tuesday
Nothing much in the opening keynote session, just a release date for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006 -- November 7. The details are available at the launch site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... After a visit to the INetA booth, I caught the last part of Billy Hollis (www.dotnetMasters.com) presentation on Click Once WinForm deployment. Between MSI, Click Once and the Application Updater Block, we should be able to deploy anything across the web these days. We're working ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:24 PM

Day 0 - INETA Summit at Tech Ed
OK. This is out of sequence. I know that. I'm just getting this stuff up here as fast as I can. This post is for user group members everywhere, but is primarily written for the members and leaders of the Enterprise Developers Guild. We've got a group to be proud of guys, but I'm sure we'll make it even better. Sunday at Tech Ed was INetA Summit day. We've come a long way in the last year. We meet with the Culminis folks - the "INETA" for IT Pros. We have a lot in common, but we have some significant ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 7, 2005 9:50 AM

Tech Ed - Day 1 -Monday
Keynote- Mr. Ballmer gets way more out of a slide than I do. Primary theme is connectivity, as it has been since Windows 95. The document handler in Longhorn looks awesome. After using a nifty search capability to reduce the number of target docs, they zoom in and all the docs began to wysiwyg render - graphics and all. As I said, awesome. To stress security, they showed us several times that a corporation can wipe a lost PDA or even set it to wipe itself after a defined number of login failures. ......

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2005 10:58 PM

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