Our July session has been confirmed for Friday 15th July and will be on Visual Studio 2005 and Compact Framework 2.0. The speaker will be Daniel Moth from INETA UK. This will be our second INETA speaker this year and I am delighted with their continuous support. As well as INETA, this meeting is also sponsored by Microsoft
We will have excellent giveaways from INETA on the night.
After the meeting, you're all invited to join us in the bar, as usual, for some free drinks and a chance to chat.
However because of the wine tasting event planned for later, this will be shorter than normal.
To celebrate Bastille Day, we have organised a free wine tasting experience to round off the evening.
This will take place in the infamous French wine bar and restaurant, La Cave on Sth Anne Street, Dublin 2 and will consist of a guided tasting of 8 wonderful wines with some French cheeses, pates and charcuterie.
Because the venue has limited space, this event is only open to the first 30 people who sign in for Daniel Moth's lecture in Buswells Hotel.
A big huge thank you to Microsoft for sponsoring this evening.
6.30pm Daniel Moth lecture - Buswells Hotel
Please note earlier start time.
8.00pm Drinks reception - Buswells Hotel
8.45pm Wine tasting experience - La Cave
Next Date for your Diary:
Our next session is one I am sure you will not want to miss: An Introduction to Indigo on Tuesday 3rd May at 7.00pm in Buswells Hotel. We are really delighted that Paul Fallon has agreed to give us what is probably one of the first talks on this new Microsoft product.
We are expecting large numbers for this so please register as soon as you can to confirm a place.
Indigo is the upcoming next big technology. Both beginners and experts will surely have a lot of things to learn from Paul Fallon. If you’d like to suggest what you’d like Paul to cover in his presentation, contact me or Paul using the forums on the site.
Indeed I would encourage with all my energy anyone interested in getting involved in INDA to join us in our meetings .
A lot of good things happen in INDA, not only the free food and the drinks, but also you can meet very interesting people.
This meeting is sponsored by Microsoft and Allen Recruitment
Looking for Speakers
INDA is looking for speakers who can relate their 'real world' experience using .Net (e-commerce, mobile development, finances, etc...) . Contact me if you have an interesting case study you’d like to share.
Don’t forget that all our meetings are free to attend and have free food and drink in the bar after the meeting, thanks to our fantastic sponsors. You can also win all sorts of books and gadgets during the sessions.
So check the list of proposed sessions, and if you are not yet registered it's time to do so.
Reminder: Calendar of Events
Tuesday 3rd May – An Introduction to Indigo - by Paul Fallon - sponsored by Allen Recruitment
Tuesday 24th May – A Developer’s Lap Around Sequel Server 2005 - by Robert Burke - sponsored by Microsoft
Wednesday 15th June – C# 2.0 - by Eamon O’Tuathail - sponsored by Microsoft
Friday 15th July – VS 2005 and CF 2.0 - by Daniel Moth - sponsored by Microsoft and Ineta
In this session, Paul Fallon will provide an introduction to Indigo, Microsoft’s upcoming unified programming model for building distributed applications that are service oriented. Paul will provide an overview of Indigo's capabilities, including security, reliable messaging, and transaction support; as well as some of the key concepts on how to build service oriented applications today and prescriptive guidance to using ASMX, WSE, Enterprise Services, .NET Remoting and MSMQ. ...
A Developer's Lap around SQL Server 200
With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (the database formerly known as Yukon), database developers now have the option to locate their code according to its functionality, to access data in native formats such as XML, and to build complex systems that are driven by the power of the database server. Database development is becoming more integrated than ever before, with all of the tools that developers need available right at their fingertips.
C# - 2.0 and Beyond
This session explores how C# will evolve in the short and long-term to suit the needs of professional developers. C# 2.0 will soon be ready for production use and offers rich constructs such as generics, iterators/coroutines, anonymous methods, partial types and nullable types. Further out is C? (pronounced C Omega), an experimental C# derivative language from Microsoft Research that integrates concurrency (as asynchronous methods) and XQuery & SQL data access (as C# keywords, not strings) directly in the C# language. C#+ Extensions extends C#2.0/C? in interesting ways (AOP, design by contract, specgen and concept types [generics]). ...
VS2005 & CF 2.0 Highlights
To celebrate Bastille Day, this event will be followed by a Wine and Cheese experience in one of the coolest French place in Dublin! (Limited places)
While most may have heard of Whidbey in the context of Yukon or ASP.NET 2.0, there is a lot in it for the Compact Framework developer too. CF 2.0 brings with it numerous enhancements and VS2005 provides a tailored experience for CF developers making them first class citizens of the .NET world. Come to this session and take a look at what's new in VS2005 and CF 2.0. Guaranteed to make you want to get your hands dirty with Beta 2!
Speaker: Daniel Moth
Start Time: 6.30pm
Location: Buswell's Hotel 23-26 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Daniel Moth is a developer. As a .NET Compact Framework MVP he contributes to the community via the public newsgroup, hosting online developer chats and through his weblog. He has been working with .NET for the last 4 years and NETCF for the last 3. In a previous life he worked with COM via VB6.
Sorry I couldn't resist. You think you already seen everything possible to plug in your USB PC port?
Well I can say not yet buddy. I present you the desktop USB fondue set Wow now no more excuse for a party at your office ;-)
Just received today my new toy for my home PC Aerocool.
Easy to install, and it's great to have an easy access from the front, no more crawling behind the desk to plug this damn USB stuff.
Check TekHeads if you want to buy one in UK or Ireland.
8 in 1 card reader reads and write SM/SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro/MS-Pro Duo/CF/MD Pentium class PC with USB support
Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP
Windows 98/98SE download driver
Monitors and controls fan speeds and temperatures
Adjustable alarm temperature
Warning alarm sounds when overheating or abnormal conditions occur
Allows you to choose either Celcius or Fahrenhei
Blue and red backlight (Blue - normal / Red - overheating or abnormal conditions occur)
LCD animated fan rotation
Dimensions: 148(W) x 42(H) x 70(D)
Input voltage: +12V , +5V
Port Qty Port Qty Port Qty
Line in/Line out/Mic 1 SATA 2 MM card socket 1
USB 2 3-Pin connector 2 MS socket 1
IEEE 1394 1 SM card socket 1 MS-Pro socket 1
Video 1 SD card socket 1 CF / MD card socket 1
SQL Mobile SQL Mobile – Integration and Integration and Synchronization
- Better Integration with SQL Server 2005
- SQL Workbench Integration SQL Workbench Integration
- DTS Integration DTS Integration
- Bulk Copy Program file consumption
- Managed Synchronization API access
- Manipulate data in merge replication scenarios before it is stor Manipulate data in merge replication scenarios before it is stored in the ed in the database database
- Download-only Articles support
- Reduced metadata Reduced metadata
- Partitioned (Filtered) Articles support
- Multiple subscriptions
- Synchronization progress status
- Column-level tracking
- Configurable compression levels
SQL Mobile – Reliability and Reliability and Performance
- Revamped storage engine
- True ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation,durability) support
- Auto-shrink support for unused data pages
- Improved query processor
- Cost Cost-based optimization based optimization
- Show Plan and Query Hints Show Plan and Query Hints
- Overriding query optimizer when you know better
- Multi Multi-user access user access
- Row-level locking
SQL Mobile SQL Mobile – Visual Studio 2005 Integration
- Ability to create SQL Mobile databases within the VS environment
- Support for exporting data definitions from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Mobile
Download the slides here
It's about time to register for our next event . Indeed every developer is concerned by INDIGO.
This technology cover everything which was provided as separate entities.
Ireland .Net Developers Alliance next meeting happens next week on the 3rd of May - 7PM in the Buswell's Hotel 23-26 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
After the session, food and drinks will be provided in the lounge.
In this session, Paul Fallon will provide an introduction to Indigo, Microsoft’s upcoming unified programming model for building distributed applications that are service oriented. Paul will provide an overview of Indigo's capabilities, including security, reliable messaging, and transaction support; as well as some of the key concepts on how to build service oriented applications today and prescriptive guidance to using ASMX, WSE, Enterprise Services, .NET Remoting and MSMQ.
Speaker: Paul Fallon
Start Time: 19:00
Location: Buswells Hotel
Paul Fallon currently works as an independent consultant based in Dublin, Ireland. He focuses on providing advice and guidance on building distributed systems on the Microsoft platform. He provides assistance to customers through all parts of the development lifecycle in the form of technical workshops, architecture reviews, proof’s of concepts, project seeding and troubleshooting. Since 2000, he has been working with .NET, developing solutions with XML, Web Services and Enterprise Services and prior to being an early adopter of .NET he developed solutions with VC++, ATL, MFC and COM. Today, Paul focuses on software architecture, service orientation, 64bit computing and the path to Indigo, and assists developers and architects to leverage the .NET platform to its fullest. Paul can be contacted through his blog (PaulFallon.com), where he blogs about current and future Microsoft developer technologies.
In case one individual in this vast galaxy wonder what happens to my CMS pet project dScribe, yes it's still alive moving forward to the version 2. The actual version 1.6 is now used by more than 22 websites (Scoilnet the major one) and the list is still growing.
I have in mind end of May as an optimistic release date but to let you with something this is a screenshot of the new access panel. A lot of new stuff there, and surely matter for another post.
INDA events are from now made their way in the press.
Computerscope, an Irish IT magazine, has an article about our next events, Indigo and C#, in their April edition.
Just a note, apparently they didn't have the # symbol on their keyboard, so they replace it by ++, so now Eamon, you have to talk about C++ 2.0. LOL
I see a lot of us have starting playing with the Beta 2 bits. But one thing is crucial, we have to give our feedback to Microsoft on what should be improved or fixed.
I almost myself yesterday forgot this rule, and I just give my modest contribution to the Product Feedback Center.
My comment join the ranks of developers who wants back some of the VS 2003 features like the possibility to Exclude some files from a project.
But check by yourself the Feedback Center, the list of suggestions and bugs is quite impressive.
What I like is the sense of 'we are listening' when each team involved in the tools give themselves their answer with no barriers.
Great job. Another thing I would like to see some improvements in the final version is the Conversion tool. Yes it works but the number of errors reported are quite astronomical. Some seems to be very futile like adding a ToString behind each of my dataset fields. Still don't know why this is a compile error and not just a warning.
Maybe I missed some setup in the tool before converting my project ?
How do I 'Exclude Files From Project' in VS 2005? I have a solution that requires files to exists in the directory structure but not be compiled.
Where has this functionality moved to? Also, what happened to the 'Show All Files' option?
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Clare and Microsoft invite all the Irish community to participate in Gatekeeper (cool flash intro!!), the European security challenge organized every year.
I wish good luck to all the participants and my heart goes with Eamon our current challenger and pretendant to his own succession.
Eamon is an active INDA member and if you want to chat with the master, don't forget his session on the 15th of June 'C# 2.0 and Beyond'.
Go Eamon Go Eamon Go :-))