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.

Establishing a VPN on Windows Mobile 5

Many have found it difficult to establish a VPN connection on Windows Mobile 5. There are quite a few blog posts out there with instructions, but none are really that complete. Before you can establish a connection from your mobile device, you need to establish a VPN server. For my purposes, I’ve setup Routing and Remoting Access on a Windows Server 2003 box (Windows Server 2008 procedure). This is pretty simple to do and there weren’t any settings I needed to modify. Then, on the user account in my domain, I had to right-click and go to properties. There is … Continue reading Establishing a VPN on Windows Mobile 5

April Fools? Yahoo Accepts Bid To Be Bought Out By Microsoft

I just noticed that my RSS feed reader had a new posting from InfoWorld about Yahoo accepting a bid to be bought out by Microsoft. The URL contains the words “april” and “fools” and it would make sense as I believe they have pulled a stunt like this before. However, to someone who may forget the day of the year, this may seem like a believable story. Here it is: http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/04/01/14FE-april-fool-microsoft-yahoo_1.html I like the whole employee compensation section with Microsoft giving an Xbox and Zune to all employees they decide to retain. It’s a nice touch.