So Windows 7 will be available to a lot of geekts on 8/6/2009
So if you have been under a rock lately, you might not have heard about the upcoming St. Louis Day of DotNet event at the end of August, the 28th and 29th. I’ve been working the past few weeks to try to get some DotNetNuke sessions lined up, and so far things are coming along nicely! We’ve got at least 4 sessions currently, and I believe we’ll have probably 8 total sessions if myself and Cuong Dang get a couple more submissions in there later today.
There are also a couple of other major players in the DNN World that are threatening to submit sessions (one did while writing this blog post, Will Morganweck from ActiveModules.com), so this is going to be an event you won’t want to miss! There will be a wide range of topics for DNN, from beginner to advanced, we hope to provide something useful to everyone relating to DNN.
As of right now I can confirm that DotNetNuke Core Team members Shawn Mehaffie, Mitchel Sellers, and myself Chris Hammond will be in attendance. Mitchel wrote the recently released DotNetNuke Module Programming book, and my book was recently published, DotNetNuke 5 User’s Guide, so you can come see some of the DotNetNuke Wrox authors in action!
If you’re in the Midwest you should be sure to come check out the event, while I will push you towards the DotNetNuke sessions there are over 40 sessions covering a wide variety of .NET related topics including
- Visual Studio.NET 2010
- ASP.NET AJAX
- ASP.NET MVC
- SQL Server 2008
- Test Driven Development
- Agile Programming
Check out the current sessions list http://www.stlouisdayofdotnet.com/Sessions.aspx
The cost of the event is $100 for the two days, and includes breakfast and lunch both days, though that price goes up to $125 after August 7th.
The event will be held at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles Missouri, which is probably 5 miles from the St. Louis airport. There’s a special at the hotel until the 7th of August, $130/Fri $170/Sat. Personally, I would find a hotel that is located near by, IMHO $130/night for anything in St. Louis is way high, but you should definitely look at making reservations soon!
One way to get to attend this event would be to sell your boss on the idea! For that I have a trick up my sleeve! Engage Software will be doing some of our DotNetNuke Classroom Training that week here in St. Louis. I’ve even worked out this special deal. If you sign up for our 2 day Module Development class (Mon/Tues), as well as our 2 Day DotNetNuke Skinning class (Wed/Thur) that week, we will pay for your Day of DotNet registration for Friday and Saturday. In order to take us up on that offer you need to get signed up for the classes before August 7th!
For more information about the St. Louis Day of DotNet be sure to check out the website at http://www.stlouisdayofdotnet.com
If you’re interested in speaking at the event let me know ASAP!
So it’s official, Windows 7 has RTM, that means in short order it will be coming soon! I’m excited, I will get it installed on my Laptop first, then likely buy a new hard drive and put it on my desktop, using the old HD as a virtual PC until I get everything transferred over correctly.
The timing should work out perfectly as well, I’m moving next week (www.going2colorado.com) and it should be available for the techies around August 6th, just enough time for me to get moved, unpacked, and ready to rock on the new operating system!
Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing
(originally posted at http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Community/Blogs/tabid/825/EntryId/2291/DotNetNuke-Wiki-Module-Update.aspx)
So it has been a while since I've done a blog post talking about the Wiki module, it is definitely time!
The Wiki project is still rolling along, at this point it is pretty much just myself, no volunteers lately to work on the project, which is fine with me for now, it's good to have the development release as I seem to be doing a lot of sales and DNN Training work at the office these days, not getting to do much development.
If you follow the project on Codeplex (http://www.codeplex.com/dnnwiki) you might have noticed quite a few checkins lately. I ripped the edit functionality out of start.ascx and put it into an edit.ascx file, I think that was the biggest problem I've had with the Wiki all along, the original developer chose to put Edit in place with a postback, which made for a really painful process of making changes to the module.
So now that Edit has its own control things are definitely easier to work with in the module. I think I've worked through the issues I've found so far with this change, but I imagine there are few more things that need testing in order to get the module ready for release.
If you have any more issues with the Wiki module be sure to get them into Gemini at http://support.dotnetnuke.com so that I can try to get them fixed in this upcoming release.
I will likely have an alpha release later this week available on codeplex with the intention of trying to get a final release into the DNN Release process late next week.
After that it'll be a few weeks before I'm back up and running as my wife and I are moving to Colorado at the end of this month, finally, we've been planning this and looking for a house for almost a year now. (http://www.going2colorado.com)