November 2005 - Posts

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Step-By-Step: Personal Web Site Starter Kit by Bil Simser

Okay, I've got a lot of emails from people that read my prevoius posts about using SQL 2000 (or 2005, but not Express) and are still scratching their heads about how the heck do I actually make this work. So here it is. This assumes you are going to be...
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Virtual PC vs Virtual Server by Bil Simser

At the taping of our second podcast show (which should be hitting the airwaves shortly), we were talking about the new Service Pack 2 for Virtual Server and how wonderful it was adding new functionality (as well as how wonderful VS was). I debated switching...
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Disparate Information Sources (aka Not Enough Cowbell) by Bil Simser

My previous entry about open source web parts and commercial vendors sparked an interesting response by Michael Ekegren, an IT consultant in Denmark. In it he talks about level of support you get from commercial offerings, the (hope/promise) of future...
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Wrapping up ASP.NET Providers and remote setups by Bil Simser

Just wanted to follow up (and close off the thread) after doing some testing and working with some remote hosts that have ASP.NET 2.0 services available. In my previous post about the ASP.NET provider , I had pointed out that you need to override the...
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Ready to Rock now? by Bil Simser

Hope everyone in Calgary had a great time at the launch event yesterday. It was a blast and we had a lot of fun hanging out in the Cabana, answering questions, mocking up crazy architectures on the fly, and generally having a great time. It's always cool...
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Yahoo! by Bil Simser

No, not the mega-corp that provides home pages, search, and other goodies to millions of internet users. I'm talking about the Yahoo! that we scream when cool events take place in Calgary. It's launch day for the Visual Studio tour! We had our VIP reception...
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Pre-loading your VM for SharePoint Development by Bil Simser

Figured I would continue to bloat about using VMs with SharePoint development as some people have been reading my posting and AC's and been adjusting their environments. A couple of things about my setup. My machine names are all named SPSDEV. If anyone...
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Open Source Web Parts, XBox 360, and VS2005 Launch by Bil Simser

A bit of a mish mash (miss mash? miss match? Alicia Silverstone?) today as my brain recovers from an incredibly boring orientation session yesterday that I was forced to attend. Note to HR peoople, even though I got paid for my time, I would like those...
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ASP.NET 2.0 and the Provider Model, without SQL Express by Bil Simser

By now, a lot of people have got Visual Studio 2005 installed (or maybe Visual Web Developer Express which is free for a year so grab your copy now) and are building web apps like there's no tommorow. When you install VS2005, you end up getting a bonus...
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Looking for something by Bil Simser

I'm stumped. Yes, the Google whore that I am cannot find something. For years I've been using Midnight Commander on my system to view text files (code) and generally move around (grown up from my days with Xtree-Pro in DOS). Now I'm finding that I'm actually...
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