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ComponentArt blogs
The folks over at ComponentArt have started blogging. According to the dates of posts, the blog just went up today.  The address for their blog is: http://blogs.componentart.com/.  Their first big post seems to be http://blogs.componentart.com/miljan/archive/2006/10/31/ASP.NET-AJAX-Beta-1-and-ComponentArt-Web.UI.aspx where Miljan talks about ASP.NET AJAX Beta 1 and ComponentArt Web.UI.  Interesting stuff.  I look forward to reading more.
Chattanooga, TN on November 14, 2006
I'll be in Chattanooga, TN on November 14 to talk at the Chattanooga .NET User Group.  The topis going to bethe Microsoft AJAX Library.
Posted: Oct 31 2006, 05:47 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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South Bend, IN on November 21, 2006
I will be speaking in South Bend, IN on November 21, 2006, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  The subject will be Sql Server 2005 CLR Objects.  If you are in the area, please come out.  I will have some books to giveaway.  I might have some more tshirts, but that is questionable right now.
Client side Page Lifecycle with the UpdatePanel - Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions
The UpdatePanel and the asynchronous postback support a new client side side page lifecycle.  I've been going through this over the past couple of days.  Its pretty interesting stuff. 

For More Info: http://ajax.asp.net/docs/tutorials/usingMsAjaxLibrary/default.aspx.

Getting data from a web service with Microsoft AJAX Library October Release using the Core bits - Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions

I've been work with getting data back from a web service with the October Release and using the Core Bits.  If I try and return a datatable, I have been getting an error.  I did some checking and I found that the datatable serializer is in the CTP dll, so this has been a frustrating situation.  I did some reading and some additional checking and it looks like the only way to return data from a web service through a web service is by creating a strongly typed set of objects.  I've been creating a Generic List<T> and then calling a .ToArray() when I return the data.  if you have some additional suggestions, feel free to add them as a comment in this message.

Originally posted at: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2006/10/29/462.aspx 

MySql Plug in for Visual Studio .NET 2005

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/visual-studio-plugin/1.0.html

Sweet, MySql has released a plugin for Visual Studio .NET 2005.  Its beta right now, but it is in the works. 

Component Art releases a new beta of their controls that supports ASP.NET AJAX - Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions

http://atlas.componentart.com/

 Very Nice.  I am looking forward to seeing what ComponentArt comes up with.  I wish I had the time to actually check it out.

Posted: Oct 26 2006, 04:51 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Prefix change (atlas -> asp) - Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 Extensions

If you start checking ou the new tags, most of the tags have had their prefix change from atlas: to asp:.  I say most because the UpdateProgress has not had its prefix changed.

Original Post: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2006/10/20/439.aspx

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ASP.NET Podcast Show #75 - Building Section 508 Compatible Applications with ASP.NET

Original Post @ aspnetpodcast.com: http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/blogs/asp.net_podcast/archive/2006/10/25/742.aspx 

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This episode is exclusively about building Applications that are Section 508 Accessible and can be used by disabled users with screen readers.
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New UI for UpdatePanel Triggers - – Microsoft AJAX Library and ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions
 There is a new trigger UI for the UpdatePanel in Visual Studio .NET.
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