January 2004 - Posts
I want to publicly and humbly express my grattitude and appreciation for everyone who made today's show possible: Bill Vaughn, Peter Blackburn, Dan Appleman, Doug Haynes, Marc Frucht, Scott Hanselman, Geoff Maciolek, Rory Blyth, Rich Pendleton, and the some 82 listeners who tuned in!
The edited show will be online soon. Comments?
We did a sound and losgistics check last night and everything looks good to go.
The .NET Rocks! website now has complete instructions and links for how to listen to the show on Friday.
I know our cheesy ads are lame in the .NET Rocks! show, mostly because there isn't enough time to talk about the features of products, and you get no insight into how to use them, etc. Besides, the ads are getting tiring, I'm sure. However, that's how we pay the bills, and I'm looking for a way to make it work better for both vendors and listeners.
What would you think of a 5 to 10 minute spot in the middle of a show where we talk to a sponsor about their product just like we'd talk to a guest? It wouldn't be scripted like an infomercial. We'd ask the questions that are on our minds as developers and give these companies a chance to really talk about thier products in more depth than you get in a 2 minute ad spot.
We're going to try using Skype and some clever audio routing on Friday to do the show, instead of taking calls on the phone.
So, if you want to call in, go download skype now from www.skype.com and get yourself a headset with a microphone.
We'll publish a page with instructions on how to call in once we get closer to Friday.
Are you as excited as I am?
Just got off the phone with Dan Appleman of Desaware, VB Book, and APress fame. Since the show Friday will be 2 hours long, we thought we'd talk to Dan in the second hour about what's new in his world. Two topics came up: Separating hype from reality (he's always been passionate about that) and a new book that he's writing on PC Security... for teenagers.
In his first post-Mark show, Carl interviews developer and author Brian Noyes. Brian has focused his studies and development efforts on Smart Client development, and in this interview brings us from AutoDeployment of Windows Forms applications into ClickOnce, the next-generation deployment and update technology from Microsoft that will ship with the .NET Framework 2.0. We talk about the issues around AutoDeployment, and how Microsoft is addressing those issues with ClickOnce.
Brian Noyes is a software architect with IDesign, Inc. (www.idesign.net), a .NET architecture consulting and training company. Brian specializes in designing and building data driven distributed applications.
He is a contributing editor for asp.netPRO, C#Pro, and Visual Studio Magazine, and has published over 40 articles on .NET and other development topics.
He is the author of ".NET and COM: Working Together", an e-Book by MightyWords press, and co- author of “Teach Yourself DirectX 7 in 24 Hours” by Sams Publishing. He is working on a new book on building data driven Windows Forms applications with .NET 2.0 for Addison Wesley.
He speaks at development conferences and .NET User’s groups all over the world and is a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau, a selection of the world’s top .NET speakers.
This ought to be fun. We're going to attempt a live .NET Rocks! show Friday afternoon from 12-2PM EST (9-11AM PST) at http://perseus.franklins.net/dnr.asx. Windows Media Player is required.
- Rory Blyth will be in da house as co-host.
- Bill Vaughn and Peter Blackburn will be talking about SQL Reporting Services.
- We will be taking calls, and giving away Microsoft software prizes!
- We may even take calls with Skype, but we haven't worked that out yet.
Tell all your friends. We may fall flat on our face, but we're gonna give it the old college try.
This week's .NET Rocks! show is now online. In this, Mark's last show, Carl and Mark welcome Rory Blyth, who writes a very popular blog at neopoleon.com. Rory's blog has become well known at Microsoft and in the .NET blogsphere in general. Rory talks about the .NET community and the Open Source Software (OSS) community, writing, blogging, driving to the PDC from Las Vegas, Longhorn, and lots of other great stuff. This one is not to be missed!
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