Security Code Camp Tomorrow!

For my readers who are planning to attend tomorrow’s Security Code Camp, I wanted to post a quick note to fill you in on the proceedings, make sure you have directions, and let you know what to expect.   Getting Here   Directions to the Reston Microsoft Technology Center may be found at:  …


Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads!

Go get ’em… And if you’re wondering what you should do if you’ve installed a pre-release version of Visual Studio 2005 and want to install the RTM bits on that machine, Dan Fernandez has a helpful tool that may do the trick. Note that the recommendation is to install on a clean machine.


Vishwas Lele writes about AJAX-style apps in ASP.NET

One of our esteemed local .net luminaries, Vishwas Lele, has a new article in .net Developer’s Journal on using ASP.NET to write AJAX-style applications. He discusses how you can use today’s technologies to write great applications, and mentions the ATLAS project that Microsoft is working on to make this type of application easier (and more…


Call for Volunteers

If you’re interested in helping out at Saturday’s Security Code Camp, we’re looking for a few good volunteers. Eldon Seifert has graciously stepped up to lead the volunteer effort, so if you’re interested in volunteering, please drop him a note at We’re looking for folks to help with check-in in the morning (and during…


Directions to Security Code Camp

Thanks to one of our speakers, Michael Smith, for reminding me to re-post the map and directions to our Reston facility for Saturday’s Security Code Camp.


Security Code Camp Schedule

We’re less than a week away from our next Code Camp here in the Mid-Atlantic! I’ve finally managed to get the schedule put together (managing 14 speakers across 18 slots, with several speakers needing specific times of day was…challenging <g>), and it’s a good one. Tons of good information will be on offer, from Intrusion Detection,…


NoVaSQL October meeting

From my friends at NoVaSQL: Good afternoon.  The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( is announcing its tenth session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland areas interested in SQL Server.  This session will be focused on End-user Reporting with SQL Server 2005…


DotNetRocks Reston/DC is online (Baltimore, too)!

The DotNetRocks shows recorded in Baltimore and DC are now online. I want to thank Carl, Richard, and their crew for presenting a great event in Reston, despite a rather warm meeting room (or perhaps it was the heat generated by Carl’s rockin guitar stylings on Clementine). The show was great fun, and I particularly…


Costume Contest at Security Code Camp!

We’re just over a week out from the next Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, and it’s time to pull the covers off of one of the surprises I have in store…a costume contest! Given that we’re holding the event just two days before halloween, this seemed like a great way of doing some giveaways. So here’s the deal…if…


New Sharepoint User Group in NoVa

Gary Blatt, a veteran of CMAP, has founded a new user group focusing on Sharepoint called the Sharepoint Users Group of Northern Virginia. They’ll be holding their inaugural meeting on Monday, November 7th, starting at 6:30pm. Meeting details, directions, etc. can be found at: