Caching Birds of a Feather at TechEd — VOTE FOR ME PLEASE

I’m trying to organize a Birds of a Feather session on one of my favorite topics, Caching, at Tech Ed 2006 in Boston. Whether you’re going to TechEd or not you can vote for BOF sessions here: If you’re so inclined, I’d appreciate any votes I can get for my session: Caching Patterns and […]

Get Date From DateTime In SQL

Something I need to do from time to time is get just the date part of a datetime value in SQL. I found a cool way to do it on SQLJunkies today. select convert(varchar,DateColumn,101) The 101 means “mm/dd/yyyy” format, but there are a bunch of other codes you can use. 108 will return just the […]

Speaking in Greenville Spartanburg on Caching Best Practices

Tomorrow I’m going to give a presentation on Caching Best Practices in ASP.NET 2.0 at the Greenville Spartanburg Enterprise Developer Guild. If you’re in the area, please come by. I’ll put the slides and samples up on the ASPAlliance Resource Directory‘s Presentations File Gallery after the presentation. Update: Slides and demos available now.

Microsoft Atlas Update Released

This week Microsoft has updated the latest version of Microsoft Atlas. You can download the March CTP from You’ll find step-by-step installation instructions, documentation, and sample applications here. And of course if you do build something cool, don’t forget to enter it in the Mash It Up With Atlas Contest. I’ve heard it rumored […]

Team Hanselman Diabetes Walk

Scott Hanselman is one of my heroes. His .NET knowledge is tremendous and he’s just a really good guy. He has diabetes, on May 6th he’s going to be walking to fight diabetes with Team Hanselman. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the cause. If you want to learn more, or learn how you […]

Visual Studio 2005 ASP.NET Web Deployment Projects

ASP.NET now supports something called Web Deployment Projects, which are an add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that is currently still in beta. You can download the installer from here: I recently took them for a spin with a site of mine. The key benefit I was after was the ability to swap out web.config […]