DemoFest Build Notes…

I got some questions about last week’s BenkoTIPS webcast – DemoFest, and what you need to do to replicate it. Based on what I did for my version It thought I would share some notes. A couple points to successfully complete the full DemoFest application…(LINQ to Amazon to Silverlight to Web Part to SharePoint) You’ll…

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Security Sidebars & Hacker Tricks

This week in BenkoTIPS Live & On Demand we’re doing a session called "Security Sidebars and Hacker Tricks" which goes thru some of the top web exploits that you should be aware of. In this webcast we will cover a variety of things including what we call the secure development process, cross site scripting attack,…

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December BenkoTIPS Schedule

We’ve got our first month and a half of BenkoTIPS Live and On Demand on the books and now we’re looking at December. In an effort to find the best tips and tricks for developers we’re going to bring in some special guests next month to talk about what they’re passionate about. We’re taking the…

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Twin Cities Silverlight Demo Code posted!

Thank you to everyone that joined me yesterday in Minneapolis at the Silverlight User Group. The demo code we wrote is up on the site & ready for download…the code from the Linq to Amazon to WPF to Silverlight for both the book finder as well as the flipper is available.

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Ramp Up! with SharePoint for Developers

Over the last month or so I’ve taken the SharePoint for Developers Webcast series on the road and we covered a few topics including how to set up a developer environment for SharePoint, Customizing the Chrome (master pages, style sheets, etc), Authentication Provider Model, and more. Well, I just found another resource to share with…

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SQL 2008 Templates…a little more info

Last week in Kansas City while presenting the New Features of SQL 2008 for Developers session of MSDN Unleashed we had some questions of whether this is a new feature in this release. I mentioned that it isn’t and has been part of the product since at least SQL 2005, and someone asked whether the…

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SharePoint Developer Links

Here are some links from the talk I’m doing for the SharePoint Developer Session. Kirk Evans Blog The SharePoint Developer CodePlex Project – SharePoint Features CodePlex Project – Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint SharePoint Team Blog MSDN – How to Create a Minimal Master Page MSDN – Forms Based Authentication Articles Part 1

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MSDN Developer Conference is Coming!

If you missed PDC, you’re in luck. We’re bringing the best of PDC to a city near you. You can check it out – the site is up, the agenda is listed, and registration is live (register with RSVP code MDCEXTB)!  

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Unleashed Code is Posted!

If you’ve been to a MSDN Unleashed event in Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis, Marshall, Sioux Falls or Kansas City and are wondering where to get the demo code we wrote, I’ve posted it to the downloads section of www.benkoTips.com. It includes the samples we wrote for SQL 2008 as well as the Silverlight 2.0…

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Developing for SharePoint

I was trading emails with a colleague (Cris Deeter) on resources for getting started in SharePoint development. He had a great list that is worth sharing. Here’s his list: 1. Get started developing with SharePoint: a. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530302.aspx b. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530301.aspx 2. Check out Mike’s webcast series for SharePoint Developers a. SharePoint for Developers: http://www.benkotips.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1158 3. I’m…

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