ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 (Formerly "ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions") Released

ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1, which was formerly called the ASP.NET 3.5 extensions, has been released. The NetFX update was available as part of the SQL Server 2008 download available on Friday. Now it is available as a separate download. There are quite a few enhancements in 3.5 including Dynamic Data, the Entity Framework, the AJAX History control, better Silverlight support and more! Be sure to download it today at http://www.asp.net/downloads/3.5-sp1/.

Who are the ASPInsiders?

Rob Chartier blogged about the ASPInsiders late last week. If you are unfamiliar about the group, it’s purpose, and it’s members, be sure to visit http://weblogs.asp.net/rchartier/archive/2008/08/01/who-are-the-aspinsiders.aspx.

CodeStock coming August 9th to Knoxville

CodeStock is coming August 9th to Knoxville, Tennessee and you should see the speaker line-up! Jeff Prosise will present the opening keynote and Alan Stevens will mediate the open spaces. There’s a ton of great presenters that will be at CodeStock including Steve Andrews, Rachel Appel, James Avery, Jason Follas, Amanda Laucher, Chris Love, Wally McClure, Jeff McWherter, and more! Be sure to check out the agenda at http://codestock.org/Pages/Agenda.aspx and register for the event today! UPDATE: Unfortunately, I won’t be able to present or attend CodeStock due to a prior engagement. Hopefully Steve Andrews and Rachel Appel can still attend … Continue reading CodeStock coming August 9th to Knoxville

LINQ to SQL and MS Small Business Server 2008 Talks at .NET Valley

The next .NET Valley User Group event will be on June 18th at Scranton University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. There will be two talks that evening. The first will begin at 6pm and will be presented by Michael Murphy. Michael will talk about the ins and outs of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008. The second talk will begin at 7:15pm or so and will be presented by yours truly. I will be talking about LINQ to SQL. To register for the event, please visit http://dotnetvalley.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?eventid=59.

Philly.net Code Camp #2

The second Philly.net Code Camp will be held tomorrow. Roughly 600 attendees will get to see some great talks in 8 different tracks. For more information about the event, check out http://tinyurl.com/5t7qdw.

TECHbash in 3 Days – Get your Swag here!

We’re coming down the home stretch to TECHbash 2008. 90% of the prep work is complete. Wow do we have some swag to giveaway. Each attendee will receive a SWAGbag with an event t-shirt, pen, and notepad. In addition, we’ll be raffling off 41 books, 5 copies of Infragistics Net Advantage, 3 Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pros, 4 Office Ultimate 2007 NFRs, 4 Vista Ultimate NFRs, 5 Heroes Happen Here disks with Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 Beta (with voucher for full product upon release), and Windows Server 2008, 2 Vista Ultimate SP1 with OneCare, 3 Technet Subscriptions, Visual … Continue reading TECHbash in 3 Days – Get your Swag here!

Still Some Openings for TECHbash 2008

We still have some open registration for TECHbash 2008. Be sure to visit http://techbash.com/registration to register for the event. We’ve confirmed some great speakers from some great companies including, but not limited to, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Nortel. Joe Stagner will be presenting the keynote presentation.

Register Today For TECHbash 2008

Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania. This one day event brings together a broad spectrum of Technology Professionals to network, knowledge share and discuss existing technology solutions to business challenges, as well as preview prerelease products on the bleeding edge.This year, we expanded to three tracks offering more presentations and providing you with more content choices representing a greater breadth of Industry insight. We will open the event with a … Continue reading Register Today For TECHbash 2008

Searching Twitter Posts

I was reading a post by Michael Arrington about his enjoyable weekend and learned something. It has nothing to do with chickens. I always knew there were services that archived Twitter posts, but I was never satisfied with anything I found until this… Tweet Scan. It’s a great service. By all means check it out!

Want an Enjoyable Programming Position?

United One Resources, a Wilkes-Barre based corporation, is looking for a Senior Application Developer or Application Architect to help fill a newly created position on the team. The position is reserved for a .NET developer looking to use the latest technologies. United One offers a competitive salary, benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. If you’re interested, please forward your resume and salary requirments to IWantToProgram [at] UnitedOneResources.com.