BenkoTIPS January Webcasts

We’ve been working hard to get January’s webcasts into the schedule with MSDN Events. Here is what we’ve got. I’ll be updating the links for the last one… January 7, 2009 – Working with LINQ and Visual C#.  Data access has evolved to make working with databases easier and more productive. In the Microsoft .NET…

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A TechMasters Holiday Poem…

Sometimes a little levity is all we need. I can’t claim credit, but I’ll play it back here. As read at the Tuesday morning meeting by Paul Scivetti…author unknown…Happy Holidays! Twas the night before implementation and all thru the house   not a system was working, not even the mouse. The programmers all hung by…

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Visual Studio Tips & Tricks Listing

Thanks to Eric, Jared and Kirill for joining me today for the Live & On Demand Webcast. I’d like to provide a listing of the shortcuts and tips we talked about for your own reference. Code Editor Code Snippets for ‘prop’, ‘foreach’, ‘if’, ‘class’, ‘interface’, Tab-Tab completion Surround with (snippets) – try, if FormatDocument C#…

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BenkoTips Webcast #9 – Tips & Tricks with Visual Studio

Here’s some links from this week’s webcast with Eric Maino, Kirill Osenkov and Jason Parsons: Eric Maino’s Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/eric Kirill Osenkov’s Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/kirillosenkov Jared Parsons Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/jaredpar Karen Liu’s TechEd talk: C# Tips and Tricks – http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/karenliuTechEd08  Dustin Campbell’s PDC talk – https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL46 Keybinding poster – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E5F902A8-5BB5-4CC6-907E472809749973&displaylang=en Source code outline power tool…

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VSTO Sample Code Posted

This week’s webcast VSTO with John Wiese where we built the Office Add-ins is now available for download on www.BenkoTIPS.com/code. Check it out & see how easy it is to write these compelling utilities once you understand how the parts work together. Enjoy!

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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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