Monthly Archives: November 2006

Rob Windsor’s Western User Group Tour 2006

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That’s right folks, I’m saddling up the team and hittin’ the dusty trail with Cookie and Slim… As a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau I’m lucky enough to get to travel across the country doing user group talks. The last two years I’ve gone east to New Brunswick so this year I decided to… Continue reading Rob Windsor’s Western User Group Tour 2006

DevConnections 2006 – Day 0 and 1

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This is my first DevConnections and I have to say I’m impressed. I was expecting something similar to the two VSLives I’ve attended in Toronto but there are ten times as many attendees here and the conference is more upscale. It’s really more like a smaller version of TechEd. The first two days were “Microsoft Days”. There were keynotes… Continue reading DevConnections 2006 – Day 0 and 1

Keep Client Applications Responsive with the BackgroundWorker

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Many applications need to perform some kind of long-running task like downloading a file, performing a complex calculation, or retrieving data from a database. Executing these tasks can make your application become unresponsive and end up making your users anxious. Take too long performing the task and the user will be looking for the Task… Continue reading Keep Client Applications Responsive with the BackgroundWorker

DevConnections 2006 – Viva Las Vegas

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I've been teaching a lot lately, virtually every week for the last five or six months and I'm pretty burnt out. <aside>I know – WAAAAA poor baby has to work almost every week, life is really tough. Trust me, teaching a four day course is far more draining than you'd imagine. Doing it several weeks in a row, combined… Continue reading DevConnections 2006 – Viva Las Vegas