Monday, February 9, 2009

TVUG February Meeting


If you haven't noticed, the TVUG site has been down for a week as we were transitioned to new servers by our ISP. Unfortunately, the transition wasn't entirely smooth (as if it taking a week indicates any amount of smoothness), and the mail server is currently kaput. I'll be sending out an official announcement about our February Presentation as soon as I can, but here's the details for those of you who check out the blog (BTW - Thanks to both of you). 

An Anatomy of SharePoint Pages

Speaker: Russ Kehoe, Senior Consultant, Infusion
When: Tuesday February 17th, 2009 - 6:30-9PM
Where: VersaTrans Solutions, Latham, NY 

Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) make it easy for IT departments to implement dependable, scalable collaboration infrastructures with minimal administrative time and effort. Leveraging ASP.Net 2.0 technology, SharePoint is a relatively painless transition point for most web developers.

Join us as Russ Kehoe, Senior Consultant and Infusion, provides us with an overview on developing sites using SharePoint technologies. Russ will cover a bit of what SharePoint is and how pages work in both WSS and MOSS.  Russ will also present a CodePlex project that significantly enhances the ability to develop custom pages.  We'll also cover some coding tips for SharePoint.

Russ Kehoe is a Senior Consultant for Infusion Development, a Microsoft partner with offices in Toronto, New York, Boston, and Abu Dhabi. Russ has been developing software in the capital district area for 19 years. You can email him

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boston MSDN Dev Conference

I'm in Boston tonight, getting ready for tomorrow's Lap Around the Live Framework and Mesh Services presentation. Live Services provide a unique, open, single point of access set of tools for connecting your Contacts, Devices, Applications, and Files.

While the Live Framework provides a nice C# API to utilize the Live Services, there are already Javascript and Silverlight APIs out there, with PHP and more on the way. Live Services leverage HTTP via Atom, JSON, POX (Plain Old XML), or RSS... it's possible to connect using any language that allows you to work with those structures. In addition, you can use URI-LINQ (LINQ commands sent using http GET requests), perform CRUD, and more. What's more, Live Services provides Synchronization, Caching, and Analytics where appropriate.

Hope to see you in Boston: if not, I'm pretty sure that we're doing the TVCC2 (Tech Valley Code Camp 2) in the March timeframe, and I'll be snagging a few of the speakers from here for the event.