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It is with great sadness that I announce..........

that at approximately 4:10 am this morning, I turned 41 years old.  I'm tired of running, so I have had my crystal permanently removedPrevious post about my crystal.

Actually, its a really awesome day!  We may have picked up a new customer yesterday.  I'm suppossed to be off to NM today to start working for a customer that we just got last week.  You can follow me on twitter to recieve moment by moment updates of travels today.

Posted: Jun 24 2008, 09:34 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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INETA Community Champions (Champs) Program

What is the INETA Community Champions (Champs) Program?

INETA has partnered with Microsoft and Community Credit to offer INETA members the Community Champions Program. We want to recognize, encourage and reward the developers who routinely devote their time, expertise and passion to the benefit of the community.

As we all know, volunteers are the heart of INETA and of our user groups. We all benefit from their passion for technology and their dedication to helping others. People like our officers, newsletter contributors, presenters and all those who pitch in to make the meetings run smoothly. Every person makes a difference ... YOU make a difference.

If you take a moment to add it all up, you would be surprised by what it takes to make things happen ... and by how much INETA members are doing every day. That is where the INETA Community Champions program comes in. The Champs program is designed to help recognize what volunteers are doing, including the many tasks that others may not even be aware of. It allows volunteers to record their contributions, to see what others are doing, and to be inspired by the results. The program also provides two very special recognition processes, the Community Champion Award and the Community Excellence Award.

Community Champions Award

Once a quarter, INETA will recognize leading contributors as Community Champions. In addition to claiming this prestigious title for twelve months, awardees also receive a letter of commendation, a certificate of achievement, much deserved online recognition, and a few great prizes. Of course, we want this award to motivate even more involvement, so we encourage everyone, including winners, to record your activities. After all, you are eligible to win every twelve months. Find out more and see what others are doing.

Community Excellence Award

In recognition of their lifetime achievements, INETA is proud to present our most dedicated leaders with the Community Excellence Award. You know the people that we mean, so we are counting on YOU to start the award process by nominating them for this elite honor. These are the outstanding individuals who, year after year, have gone above and beyond to lay the foundation and provide the structure for building our community and to keep it vibrant and growing. They step up when called upon; they are our leaders and mentors; they inspire us to stretch our horizons; and they help provide us with resources along the way. Read about past recipients and find out more about the award.
Posted: Jun 20 2008, 01:00 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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ASP.NET Podcast Show #118 - Paul on Peer-To-Peer with Windows Communication Foundation

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CodeStock (August 9) Registration is now open

Yes, that's right the registration for CodeStock is NOW OPEN! CodeStock will be the biggest software development conference in the world (the weekend of August 9).  There will be world class speakers at the event.  Jeff Prosise will deliver the keynote. We have speaker's coming from all over the eastern United States. Heck, we even let some blond guy from Knoxville in.  I figured we had to since his company provided the MSDN Premium Subscription with Team Suite ($10k value, or so I am told), which will be the grand prize in the giveaway portion of the event. And registration for the event is NOW OPEN!

ASP.NET Podcast Show #117 - Using the History Functionality with the ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel in .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta 1

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This is the UpdatePanel with EnableSecureHistoryState set to true


This is the UpdatePanel with EnableSecureHistoryState set to false.


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<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="UpdatePanelHistory.aspx.cs" Inherits="UpdatePanelHistory" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">

<head runat="server">

    <title>UpdatePanel History Button</title>



    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <asp:ScriptManager ID="scm" runat="server"





    <asp:Button ID="btnSubmit" runat="server" Text="Click Me!"

            onclick="btnSubmit_Click" />

    <asp:UpdatePanel ID="upl" runat="server" UpdateMode="Conditional">


        <asp:Label ID="lblTime" runat="server" />



        <asp:AsyncPostBackTrigger ControlID="btnSubmit" EventName="Click" />









using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using System.Collections.Specialized;

public partial class UpdatePanelHistory : System.Web.UI.Page


    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)





    protected void scm_Navigate(object sender, HistoryEventArgs he)


        NameValueCollection pageState = he.State;

        string dtS;

        if (pageState != null)


            dtS = pageState.Get("Time");

            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(dtS))


                lblTime.Text = dtS;




                lblTime.Text = String.Empty;






    protected void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


        string dtS = DateTime.Now.ToString();

        lblTime.Text = dtS;

        if ((scm.IsInAsyncPostBack == true) && (scm.IsNavigating != true))





    private void AddHistoryPoint(string HistoryPoint)


        NameValueCollection pageState = new NameValueCollection();

        pageState.Add("Time", HistoryPoint);

        scm.AddHistoryPoint(pageState, "Time:" + HistoryPoint);


ASP.NET Podcast Show #116 - TechEd Developers with Kim Matlock

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ScriptManager EnableSecureHistoryState

It appears that the History that is saved in .NET 3.5 sp1 beta1 is encoded by default and not human readable.  I haven't figured out how secure it is.

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Sql Server 2008 RC0 for MSDN Subscribers

If you are an MSDN Subscriber (MVP or otherwise), you can go get the RC0 release of Sql Server 2008.

Interesting findings on History in .NET 3.5 sp1 beta 1

When you encode the parameters to save the page state, you can't use complex objects.  You have to save strings or nulls. Complex objects can't be saved out.

You'll need to enable history on the scriptmanager by setting the EnableHistory.  This property appears to be set to false by default.

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