# Friday, March 3, 2006

Not George Bush, me! Its official, I was invited to speak at the Pakistani Developers Conference 2006 this June. Nothing is official yet, but of course I said yes. See you all there...

Richard and I will be doing another duet this year at TechEd in Boston. We will be doing a session on building a query governor in SQL Server 2005 with TSQL, C#, XML Showplan and XQuery.

I'll also do a session titled: Database Design Patterns. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between all of the design patterns out there for code but not databases.

posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 3:03:28 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [4] Trackback
# Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The matrix of sessions for this weekend's NYC Code Camp is final. You can get it here. Registration is full, put yourself on the waitlist!

posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:03:33 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hear me as a guest on .NET rocks.

posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 4:59:11 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback
# Wednesday, February 8, 2006

That is all I have to say, besides a very very late night celebrating with the locals over the win in the Africa Cup semis.

posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 2:07:03 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Saturday, February 4, 2006

I have to hand it to Microsoft. Just when I get pissed off at them for Office Service Pack 2 (don’t ask) they remind me why I am in their camp.


I am in Cairo, Egypt at the moment with the anti-suck gang (the four founders are all here: me, Goksin, Malek, and Clemens) preparing for the 2006 Middle East Developers Conference. What is amazing is that we have 5,000 developers turn out for this event.


Why I give Microsoft so much kudos for putting on this event is that the developing world needs to build a rock solid technology based economy and Microsoft is right there leading the way. The charge for this conference is very low (about $8.75 USD) and the entire amount of money collected won’t even cover Clemens’ mini-bar bill. Microsoft has made such a commitment to the developing world, it is quite impressive.


I’ll be giving 4 talks:


XML in SQL Server 2005: The XML Data Type

Ranking and Windowing Functions in SQL Server 2005

Building Enterprise Applications with SQL Server Mobile 2005

Writing Secure ASP .NET Code


posted on Saturday, February 4, 2006 11:05:02 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback
# Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:30 PM - Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Language: English-American

Microsoft Corporation
Central Park Conference Room
1290 Avenue of the Americas
6th Floor Microsoft Facility New York New York 10104
United States

General Event Information
Products: Visual Studio.

Recommended Audience: Developer and IT Professional.

Do you want to speak directly to the team that has brought Visual Studio 2005 to market?

Prashant Sridharan, Group Product Manager, Developer Marketing, and the NY .net User Group are pleased to announce an in-depth look at Visual Studio 2005 and what it can do for Enterprise Customers. The session will feature a project room where you can get assistance on your projects from Microsoft and community experts.


  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM - Registration/Welcome
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM – Visual Studio Team System + Team Foundation Server
  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM – What’s New for Web Developers? (ASP.NET)
  • 4:45 - 5:00 PM Coffee break
  • 5:00 - 5:45 PM – What’s New for Smart Client Developers? (Windows Forms/Click-Once Deployment)
  • 5:45 - 6:15 PM Pizza

The session will be followed by the NY .net User Group meeting.  This will feature a presentation on: What's New in the .Net Framework?

For more information on the NY User Group meetings, please visit: http://www.nycdotnetdev.com/

posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:22:49 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, December 22, 2005
And claims another one of us. Clemens Vasters is joining Microsoft. I have known this for a long time but he has finally made it public. Clemens you are a sellout but have fun! It was even front page news!
posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 10:22:15 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback
# Wednesday, December 21, 2005
I hate unions. They have outlived their usefulness. All the transit workers have to do is listen to their international union that's urged them to go back to work, listen to the judge who ordered them back to work, and look at their families and their own economic interests. If they are not back to work tomorrow they should be fired.
posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 4:20:21 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback