Contents tagged with devconnections

  • Spring ASP.NET Connections Sessions

    I'll be speaking again at the spring ASP.NET Connections show, in Orlando, Florida.  We're driving down from Ohio with the family again, something we haven't done since four years ago, when we returned to find out I was being called up to go to Iraq.  I'm completely out of the Army now (resigned commission - honorable discharge - as of December 2005), so at least we don't have to worry about that. I'm fortunate enough this go-around to have all of my talks in one day.  I don't recall that's ever happened before in the last 7 or so years I've been speaking at this show, but I'm looking forward to it as it means I'll be able to spend Wednesday with the family.  However, the … more

  • Fall DevConnections Session Comments

    I've been speaking at the DevConnections conferences since Fall of 2001 and have really enjoyed the experience.  The speakers are a great group of people to hang out with, Shirley and Erik and Paul and the rest of the team put together a very well-organized event, and this last show was very impressive in terms of its attendance and breadth of content.  Over the years, the level of feedback speakers receive, in terms of how the evaluations turned in by attendees are handled, has steadily improved.  In the last couple of years, we've been given a very good summary of how the evaluations came in, and I thought (in keeping with my goal #1 from my last post) that I would share … more

  • DevConnections Afterthoughts and Presentations

    I got back from DevConnections yesterday at 7am (took the redeye flight), after being gone since Saturday.  I'm glad to be home, and I know it will be a few days before I'm even close to caught up on everything that fell behind while I was in Vegas.  The show was great, though, and this is sort of my summary of the last week. I flew in early for DevExpress's TechSummit, which included about 20 other guests and about a dozen members of the DevExpress team.  It was great to get to spend some time with these guys, many of whom I'd met before (like DevinDustin and Mark) and a few whom I hadn't (like Oliver).  I already blogged about this, so I'll avoid repeating myself here, … more

  • ASP.NET Membership Manager

    In my session this week on Membership and Personalization in ASP.NET, I mentioned a commercial control for this but couldn't recall the name or URL.  Well, here it is, the ASP.NET Membership Management control from Quality Data.  I have not personally used the control, but it looks like it has all the features one would need.  It's currently $59 per web server, which seems pretty reasonable. more

  • One Week to DevConnections

    The Fall 2007 DevConnections conference is next week in Las Vegas.  This is definitely going to be the biggest conference in the United States for developers for the second half of 2007 (TechEd being the only larger one this year, I think), and I'm sure the show will be bolstered significantly due to a lack of a PDC event this year.  This show has nearly sold out and already has nearly 5,000 registered attendees. Can't come?  Be sure to follow along on the DevConnections Blog. I'll try to blog about some of my experiences, as usual.  I'll be speaking on the following three topics: ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit ASP.NET Personalization and Membership Test Driven … more

  • Tech Ed

    I arrived in Orlando last night.  I’m staying at the Disney Swan (and Dolphin).  I’m planning on making it to Palermo’s Party this evening, though I may be late as I have other engagements.  I’m looking forward to meeting up with a lot of friends this week, since I had to miss the spring DevConnections show due to other commitments.  I’m also looking forward to seeing a lot of Lake Quincy Media’s customers and publishers and showing of our new AdSignia tool.  Today I’m meeting with my fellow Regional Directors, and you’ll find me this week spending a fair bit of time at the RD Booth, where we’re going to be … more

  • Speaking at Connection in Vegas in November

    I found out that I should be speaking at the DevConnections show this fall.  The show is being held in Las Vegas again, November 5–8th.  I apologize to anybody that had hoped to see me present last month in Orlando at the spring show – I was unfortunately out of the country due to circumstances beyond my control (but which you’ll see more details on in a future blog post very soon). At the Fall 2007 show I’ll be presenting the following: Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration for ASP.NET and VSTS I’ve given this talk once before myself and it was one of my talks this spring that was covered for me.  It’s one of my current … more

  • DevConnections Fall 2006 Summary

    Got back home last night from DevConnections in Las Vegas.  It was a very good show this year in terms of content, products being launched, and numbers of attendees and exhibitors.  I think I had more people in my sessions than usual, too, and they all went well (i.e. the demos worked, nobody threw tomatoes at me).The keynote on Monday night suffered a bit from some audio issues and in general wasn’t as tremendously exciting as I thought it should have been given that ASP.NET AJAX Beta 2 was announced, along with Office 2007 and Sharepoint 2007 and, I believe, .NET 3.0.  Perhaps the sheer volume of announcements of products being released made it difficult to build buzz … more