Archive for August 2008
Greg Wilson put out a call for speakers a while ago. If you weren’t included on that email and want to speak, then email him at greg at solidrockstable dot com and he can help you out.
Javier Lozano has already lined up DMACC as our facility. If you haven’t been to their campus check out their website here. It’s an excellent high-tech facility and I think it will be a fantastic location. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Javier Lozano as well at javier at lozanotek dot com.
To round out the list of leaders there is Greg Sohl (master of logistics), Bryan Sampica (marketing), Tom Burns and myself.
I’m doing a talk at CodeApalooza called “Rendering Great Client-Side Controls with ASP.NET MVC“.
One of the main examples we’ll build is a really slick pageable and sortable grid. I think you’ll be pretty impressed with what you you can accomplish if you haven’t tested any of these libraries.
CodeApalooza is happening in Wheaton, IL (think Chicago) on September 6th. If you haven’t signed up already, do quickly before it fills up.
It looks like Microsoft just picked Des Moines, Iowa for it next data center location. That is pretty cool for Des Moines and the state of Iowa. Des Moines is on I-80 which is close to some very high speed/high capacity fiber lines which I’m sure helped Microsoft make the decision.
I was asked today in an interview what I thought a company was responsible to do for their employees. Or, “what does a company owe its employees.”
What would you say?
In the second half they discuss the CRIneta.org, the 2008 launch event we did this spring and Iowa Code Camp. If you speak Portuguese or can at least understand it, definitely listen to their third podcast to hear more.
É muito bacana isso!
Some friends of mine Dave and Julie Yack put together a very good book targeting techies ramping up to develop for Dynamics CRM 4.0. Dave wrote the content and Julie did the editing. I had the privilege of tech reviewing several chapters as well, so that was pretty cool.
If you are starting out with Dynamics or you want to increase your knowledge, then definitely go to the CRM book site and pick up the book. It’s well worth the money. There is 645 pages of good content that hit every major aspect of the Dynamics framework.
I’ve finished all of my upgrades to .NET 3.5 SP1 with no significant glitches or broken code. The upgrade included 3 Vista development machines and 1 test server (Server 2003). One Vista machine was 64 bit and the other two were 32 bit.
I realize that the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installer will install .NET 3.5 SP1 as well, but I still went the route of installing the .NET service pack and then installing the Visual Studio service pack.
One of the Vista installs did give an error at the end of the install, but after rebooting, it had installed correctly. If you are patching your servers, be fully aware that you’ll need to reboot at the end, so don’t expect to get away with a live patch without taking down your server.
A friend of mine, Laurent Duveau, posted some simple instructions on performing a successful install. Make sure to do step #1 from his post if you have previously installed beta versions of .NET 3.5 SP1.