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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks and Orlando Code Camp - Session Recap

    Thanks to everyone who attended my two talks this past weekend, especially to Susan who flew down from Virginia Beach for my session… that’s quite flattering, thanks! Sorry the projector in our we were using wasn’t working correctly… it was obvious it wasn’t just my laptop as other presenters in that room had a similar problem, but that’s why I am including my slides & code to download. I referenced an article on my blog that documented some of my techniques, specifically using a Visual Studio 2005 class library project template with MSBuild to create SharePoint solutions (*.
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    Blog: Orlando Code Camp 2007 - March 24th - Another SharePoint Track!

    Another date is on the calendar for the Florida code camp circuit, this time the stop is in Orlando for the 2nd annual code camp! The Orlando Code Camp 2007 will be on Saturday, March 24th at the Seminole Community College . What’s cool and unique about this code camp is it’s going to have a few internationally recognized speakers on the docket because the following week is Dev Connections in Orlando!
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    Blog: South Florida Code Camp and JAXDUG Recap

    This past Saturday south Florida held their annual code camp. With over 600 registrations, it was a hit. It was the second code camp which featured a whole track dedicated to just SharePoint ! Almost every session had a packed room… a great showing for the SharePoint talks! I presented three sessions, a double session on building advanced ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts and a session on SharePoint development tools, tips, and tricks.
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    Blog: ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts @ JAXDUG tomorrow night (2/7/2007)

    I’m presenting on ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts tomorrow night at the monthly JAXDUG meeting (February 6, 2007, 6-8p) at Bank of America on Southside Blvd (Building 500) . This talk will be similar to the one I’m giving at the South Florida Code Camp this coming Saturday, but we’ll go into more depth tomorrow night because we’ll have more time. Advanced ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services v3Microsoft introduced the Web Part framework in the second generation of SharePoint (WSS v2).
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    Blog: South Florida Code Camp 2007 ... what a packed agenda!

    The South Florida .NET Code Camp 2007 is just around the corner, next Saturday February 10th, in Miramar, FL. Talk about a packed agenda.. there are almost 30 sessions to pick from! Just like Jacksonville’s Code Camp last August, the South Florida Code Camp has it’s very own SharePoint track (notice a trend anyone?). Check out some of these great SharePoint talks, all socked away in Room #2: Understanding SharePoint Solution Framework by Mikhail Dikov Building Document Management Solutions using WSS v3 Content Types by John Holliday (MVP) Inside Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services by John Holliday (MVP) Delivering Business Intelligence Solutions through SharePoint 2007 by Joe Homnick (MVP & MSFT Regional Director) I’m also presenting two SharePoint sessions.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Windows Vista and Office 2007 Launch Event

    As I previously mentioned , Jacksonville, FL is hosting one of the many Windows Vista and Office 2007 Launch Events going on around the country on January 30th, 2007. Registration is now open so if you’re int he greater Jacksonville, FL area, make sure you attend this event! I’ll be co-presenting a session on Office Server 2007 in the morning. » Jacksonville Windows Vista and Office 2007 Launc Event - Registration is now open!
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    Blog: **Reminder** - Jacksonville Office Geeks monthly meeting - Building Content-Centric Sites with WCM in MOSS 2007 Thursday, December 21, 2006 @ 6p EST

    Just a friendly reminder that at next week’s Jacksonville Office Geeks Meeting I’ll be presenting on Building Content Centric sites with WCM in MOSS 2007 on Thursday, December 21, 2006. Note that we are now using the Microsoft Events site to accept registrations. Please register/RSVP so we can get an accurate count on how many will be attending to provide food and refreshments: http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=114077 Building Content-Centric Sites with WCM in MOSS 2007Web Content Management (WCM) is a new addition to the upcoming release of MOSS 2007.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks - December Monthly Meeting - Building Content-Centric Sites with WCM in MOSS 2007

    After skipping a month due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Jacksonville Office Geeks monthly meetings are back on! I’ll be the presenter at our next meeting on Thursday, December 21st: Building Content-Centric Sites with WCM in MOSS 2007Web Content Management (WCM) is a new addition to the upcoming release of MOSS 2007. In this session we’ll take a look at WCM and how it fits within MOSS 2007. Then we’ll dive in and take a look at what’s involved in using WCM to host, author, and manage an Internet facing content site as well as using SharePoint Designer 2007 to build custom page layouts and master pages.
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    Blog: FloridaOfficeGeeks.org back online and upcoming TOGA meetings

    Earlier this week I mentioned that the FloridaOfficeGeeks.org site, the home for both the Tampa Office Geeks Association (TOGA) & the Jacksonville Office Geeks (JOG) [ www.JacksonvilleOfficeGeeks.org ] groups was down due to a bad WSS v3 Beta 2 -> Beta 2 TR update. Unfortunately the host wasn’t backing up the sites (or they were but they failed… regardless…) and all our content was lost… doh! The site is back up and last night I rekeyed most of the content back into the JOG site (then promptly imported all the contents of all the lists into an Access 2007 database even though the host says backups are working again).
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks - October Monthly Meeting: WSS v3 Features!

    After missing the first two Jacksonville Office Geeks* meetings for the because I was either sick (August) or out of town on business (September), I’m finally going to make a Jacksonville Office Geeks meeting! Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 26th. Here’s the session title & abstract to help you get a better idea of what we’ll be discussing: Introducing Features! A Deep Dive into the New “Feature” Infrastructure in Windows SharePoint Services v3 Microsoft is introducing a new concept to Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3 called Features.
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    Blog: JAXDUG Office Developer SIG web site launches, and September meeting agenda set

    Over the course of the last few months, we’ve started to see a surge in interest on topics related to Microsoft Office development at local community events in Florida. This interest is ranging from VSTO to SharePoint. We’ve seen more and more sessions at code camps such as Orlando ’s, Tampa’ s and the recent code camp in Jacksonville which had it’s own SharePoint track ! With this upsurge in interest, should people really have to wait until a code camp or another sporadic user group meeting for more SharePoint/Office dev talks?
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp Recap (Part Deux) - More Tools and Blogging

    I’ve already posted my recap from last weekend’s Code Camp and there are already a few things I wish I could have included in my talks. First, the blogging talk… John-Daniel Trask posted his list of his Top 10 ways to build your blog traffic … all very good points. A few were some I hammered home during my talk at last weekend’s code camp, specifically: Be a thought-leader Participate in the online community Make commenting easy Solve a problem Post often Pimp it!
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 Recap

    Saturday’s second annual Jacksonville Code Camp was a lot of fun. It was held at the FCCJ Advanced Technology Center (wow, NICE digs!) in downtown Jacksonville. As always, one of the best parts about Code Camp is seeing all the regional developers who you usually only get to see at these things. There are too many people to mention, but I do want to say thanks to David McNamee , John Holliday , Duray Akar , and Stacy Draper for submitting and presenting sessions related to SharePoint 2007… we had a whole track dedicated to SharePoint 2007!
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp in the news!

    Not only did we make the homepage of GotDotNet.com , but the local paper even has a write up about it! Woo!!! » Jacksonville.com: The gathering of geeks: Code Camp
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 - This Saturday!

    The second annual Jacksonville Code Camp is now less than a week away! It’s being held this Saturday, August 26th at the Florida Community College Advanced Technology Center in downtown Jacksonville, FL. While it is a free event, registration is required so make sure you register today! Come see some top notch speakers from the local community including seven MVP’s, several softies, and many other regional speakers. This is a great op for you to get *free* information on .
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 - Agenda online and a full SharePoint track!

    The agenda for the Jacksonville Code Camp held on August 26, 2006 is now online! Now it really feels like were less than 2 weeks out. Another thing you’ll notice is my goal of having enough people submit sessions to warrant a session track dedicated to SharePoint also came to fruition! We’ve got a softie ( David McNamee ), two authors ( Stacy Draper & myself), co-leader of the JAX Office Dev SIG ( John Holliday ), and Duray Akar !
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006: Registration, speakers, sessions and my sessions

    The guys rounding up the Jacksonville Code Camp have been hard at work! In the last week, the official site has been the recipient of a much needed face lift as well as the addition of a TON of content! Check out the site for the following additions: Registration information (yes, you MUST register, even though it’s a free event) List of speakers List of sessions Keep in mind, you MUST register even though this is a free event… space is limited so make sure you register!
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    Blog: JAXDUG kicks off a Office Development Special Interest Group (SIG)

    Earlier this week the local user group JAXDUG posted an announcement on our news blog that we’re starting a Office Development Special Interest Group (SIG) who’s leadership will be shared between John Holliday and myself. The focus, as stated in the post: The purpose of this special interest group is to bring the local SharePoint community together to share tips, tricks, ideas and best practices for developing solutions on the SharePoint platform.
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    Blog: Tampa Code Camp 2006 Attendees: Don't forget to fill out your evals!

    All you folks who attended the Tampa Code Camp this past weekend, don’t forget to fill out your session evaluations online at www.codecampevals.com ! Yup, notice how there were no paper evals this time? That’s because they’ve gone paperless baby! “What’s in it for me?” you ask? Well, if you fill it out and leave your name & email, you’ll be eligible for one of six copies of the telerik r.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp 2006 - August 26, 2006

    Now that the Tampa Code Camp is over and done with, we can start looking forward to another great community event. Time to start pimping my home town code camp! The Jacksonville Code Camp is next up on the Florida circuit and will be held at the FCCJ South Campus (downtown) on Saturday, August 26, 2006, just over a month from now. Organized by the Jacksonville Developer User Group JAXDUG , we’re going to be in for yet another great community event.
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    Blog: RECAP: Tampa Code Camp - July 15, 2006

    Yesterday I attended the Tampa Code Camp 2006 with two local friends who rode down from Jacksonville with me Friday night: Vinay , and Greg Y. The Tampa crew did a fantastic job putting on the event and it was filled with some great regional speakers including Jim Zimmerman , Jay Kimble , Vinay Ahuja , Brian Knight , Bayer White , Stan Schultes , Tom Fuller , and David Silverlight .
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    Blog: Changes to my virtualization/dev tools Tampa Code Camp talk this weekend...

    As I previously posted , I’m presenting two sessions at the Tampa Code Camp this weekend… one on WCM (mostly one long demo) and one called “ Don’t be a Tool, Be a Better Developer Through Tools & Virtualization! ” The virtualization/dev tools talk is a semi-repeat of a talk I did last night at the Jacksonville User Group which ran long and eventually got cut short as I mentioned in the recap post earlier today .
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    Blog: Tampa Code Camp 2006

    The top notch Florida developer community is holding another Code Camp in Tampa on Saturday July 15th. While this event is free, there are a limited number of sessions that will be available. Last check, there were over 300 registered attendees with less than 50 spots available before it sold out… well, as sold out as a free event can be. While the event is being managed by others, I’ve got to give props to a kick-ass DE (Developer Evangelist) we’ve got in Florida: Joe Healy (aka: devfish)
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    Blog: Office Developer Conference, Orlando Code Camp, and ASP.NET Podcast

    Microsoft Office Developer Conference 2006Last week was quite a whirlwind. I spent the week in Redmond at the Office Developer Conference. It was nice to have some blocked time (three days worth!) dedicated to Office SharePoint Server 2007. Overall, it was a great conference. The content/session highlight for me was probably Dave Quick ’s where he went into great detail (is there such a thing as a 500 level session?) about the caching improvements they’ve implemented in MOSS specifically to make SharePoint Internet scallable… hence the CMS -> MOSS ala Web Content Managment (WCM) shift.
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    Blog: Office SharePoint Server 2007 @ Orlando Code Camp March 25!

    Today marks the first day of the Microsoft Office Developer Conference in Redmond, WA. There’s also another milestone: those of us who’ve been under NDA during the Office “12” beta program are now free to talk about, what’s now known as 2007 Microsoft Office System (this brand encompasses both the clients and server SKU’s). Now that the NDA has been lifted, I’m sure you’ll start to see a ton of posts about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (hereafter MOSS).
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    Blog: DevFish.net: What a sell out!

    No, not that kind of a sell out… I’m talking Joe Healy ’s events… they are all sold out !!! Next week’s Orlando Code Camp is sold out (as much as a free event can be sold out) with 350 registered attendees! Previously I mentioned that I would be presenting a session on Virtualization targeted to developers… that as since been changed. I can’t say exactly what I’m presenting on until next week, but let’s just say that Ryan Rogers [MSFT] recent post about the 2007 Microsoft Office System NDA’s all the beta testers are under will soon be lifted and that next week’s Office DevCon is a non-NDA event has something to do with it (anything presented at Office DevCon, because it’s a non-NDA event, can be discussed in the public forum, ie: OCC).
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    Blog: Orlando Code Camp - More promo (and Healy rocks!)

    As I blogged 10 days ago, the Orlando Code Camp is just over a month out. Joe Healy has locked up all the session slots and speakers. When I heard all the presentation slots were filled, I took a peek… holy crap! I agree with Kirk and David , now THAT’s an agenda? We’re not talking 100–level ASP.NET 1.0 databinding (ok, there is some DNN stuff in there ), we’re talking:
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    Blog: Orlando Code Camp, March 25... don't miss out!

    I missed out on South Florida two weeks ago, but I won’t miss Orlando! The Orlando Code Camp will be held on March 25, 2006, in Orlando, FL (duh)… hosted by the Orlando .NET User Group . The exact location is yet to be announced. This *FREE* event is open to anyone but targeted to developers… registration is required and they do cap the number of attendees so don’t delay!
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp MCMS Session

    For all those that were present, sorry I had to go so fast through my session. I started 10min late because of a late start of the opening keynote that ran into the first session blocks. Below you’ll find a link to the PPT and the code I implemented (or skipped) during my session. If you have specific questions or want the code from the brochure template we created, please feel free to email me.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp

    Jacksonville Code Camp , put on by JAXDUG , is Saturday, August 27, just a little over a week away. Is David challenging us? Oh dude, we’ll live up… and past Tampa Code Camp ! What’s better than a little friendly challenge… but oh, how will JAX be different from Tampa? At the last JAXDUG meeting, David announced that MSN will be onsite with some of their developers speaking, as well as bringing the MSN butterfly… and who shall be wearing it?
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    Blog: Tampa Code Camp & my MCMS talk

    The Tampa Code Camp sure looked like it was a great success! Sold out (as much as a free event can be sold out) @ 350 people! I focused on hitting a bunch of SQL 2005 sessions, specifically a double-up on SSIS, since I skipped most of the TechEd SQL 2005 sessions. SSIS is very cool stuff! I also really enjoyed Ambrose Little ’s BOF on “DataSets vs. Business Objects”. Personally I side with the business object direction but it was nice to hear arguments on the other side.
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    Blog: Tampa Code Camp - open seats & agenda

    The Tampa Code Camp opened up an additional 150 seats, which will likely go fast. Joe also posted the agenda today. My session is from 10:50-11:50a if you’re interested in MCMS 2002!
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    Blog: Blogging my way to the PDC...

    I’ve already blown my travel/training budget on TechEd USA , so I’m going for the long shot to PDC. I’m big into MCMS 2002 and SPS and I’m dying to see the futures of both products, which seem to be slated for more press at PDC 2005! Please… pick me!!! At TechEd 2005 in Orlando, FL , I was one of the first to post Arpan’s news (Senior Product Manager : Portals with Microsoft) to both my MoBlog as well as on my blog.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Code Camp **update**

    The Jacksonville Code Camp is now official… and has its own spot on the Jacksonville Developers User Group website! For all official information, check out http://codecamp.jaxdug.com . I’ll be giving two sessions: one on an introduction to what MCMS 2002 is all about (high level… so welcome marketing & sales folk!) and another on building a site with MCMS (yup, hands on building a site)! Now the challenge… build a site in less than an hour!
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    Blog: JAXDUG Code Camp

    The Jacksonville Developer User Group is hosting a Code Camp on Saturday, August 27th from 8am – 5pm. Space is limited to 300 seats so if you’re in the area, make sure you register through MSDN Events ! What is a Code Camp? Think about DevDays, but taken to the next level. It’s free, and a whole day (on the weekend so you don’t have to clear it through your bosses!
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