# Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Malek and Richard started a rumor that girls in the Middle East like me.

Maybe this is a case of believing your own hype, but I think I have something here with Turkish rock stars. First there was Candan Erçetin. I met her in Istanbul last April. She liked me. Then the infamous incident of the beautiful young rock star (Sebnem Ferah) last December in Istanbul. (I won't say anymore to protect both the guilty and innocent.) Now Hepsi. They have made a song where they shout TEMPO TEMPO FORTE FORTE FORTE!

Maybe I should move. :)

You can watch the video of the song here:

posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:18:07 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Client/Server, N-Tier and SOA: Today and Tomorrow

Join Rocky and Steve in a discussion about the present and future of Microsoft's client/server communication technologies, including Remoting and WCF. Learn whether client/server and n-tier will be replaced by SOA, or whether these architectures can co-exist. Find out how these technologies and concepts apply to you as you build web, Windows client/server and occasionally connected Windows smart client applications. You'll learn about today's options, tomorrow's options and how you can help position yourself to move forward over time.

Speaker: Rockford Lhotka, Magenic Technologies & Steve Lasker, Microsoft Corporation

Rockford Lhotka is the author of the Expert VB 2005 Business Objects and Expert C# 2005 Business Objects books from Apress. He is a contributing author for Visual Studio Magazine and he speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners.

Steve Lasker is a Program Manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft. He is responsible for many of the data design time features in Visual Studio. Steve’s team owns the Typed DataSet designer, Data Wizards and the new Data Sources window. His background in broadcast engineering, e-commerce startups, and consulting has taken him through the cycles of client, browser, CE; and with .NET, returned to client-based apps that leverage the Internet as the transport.

Date: Monday, September 11, 2006

Time: Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location: Brooklyn Marriott , 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn , Room/Floor TBD Directions: A/C/F to Jay Street/Borough Hall R to Lawrence Street/MetroTech 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall

posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:09:04 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 22, 2006

One of my developers in India, Pradeep Tiwari, has posted an article on Reflection and the CodeDom.

posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:43:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006
Leveraging SQL Server 2005 Query Notifications in ASP.NET 2.0 and ADO.NET 2.0

Subject:   Both ADO.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0 take advantage of SQL Server 2005's Service Broker. Although ADO.NET 2.0 is only able to receive query notification from SQL Server 2005, ASP.NET 2.0 has an implementation that will also know about database changes in SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7. This session will demonstrate how to receive notifications through both ADO.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 2 as well as cover the pros and cons and the many rules surrounding Query Notification.

Speaker:   Julia Lerman, The Data Farm

Julia Lerman is an independent consultant who has been designing and writing software applications for 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she runs the Vermont.NET User Group. Julia is well known in the .NET community as an INETA Board member, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and prolific blogger. She is a frequent presenter at DevConnections, DevTeach and other conferences as well as writing articles for MSDN Magazine, CoDe Magazine and other well known technical publications. You can read Julia's blog at thedatafarm.com/blog.

Date:   Thursday, August 17, 2006

Time:   Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location:    Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor
Directions:  B/D/F/V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 to 50th St./Bway
N/R/W to 49th St./7th Ave.

posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:27:51 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, August 11, 2006

Is a sports blog and podcast and is located here.

posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 4:32:03 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback