Using the WebAdmin tool via IIS

This is not an officially supported scenario, but does work, and may be useful for some of you who don’t have the resources to create user administration tools right off the bat.  There are security implications when doing this, so you need to verify that this is a valid scenario, and that there are no…


Web Color Swatches

One of the hardest things about making websites look good is getting colour swatches that work.  So, I’m going to start throwing some out there that you can use in your web pages.  These are colors that typically work together, you may need to mute some of them down a bit, or choose lighter versions…


Simple File Handler for ASP.NET 2.0

MOVED This content has been moved to my new blog at Thanks,PEte


Ottawa Launch Event Pictures

I just posted the Ottawa launch event pictures on my website.  I shot film using a Holga, a first for me.  I usually shoot film using a Hasselblad, but this event I wanted to do something a little different, thus, we have this!


The Migration QA Folk Dress Up

For some reason, the two people on my team who are mostly responsible for migration both dressed up today.  I only had my camera phone with me, so I figured I’d post that picture…


RSS Reader Recomendations?

I’m looking for an RSS reader for the PC that will allow me to have different categories for different RSS feeds.  So for example, I can group all the technology ones together, all of the ASP.NET stuff together and so forth.  I’d prefer it not integrate with Outlook, but if thats what the best option…


Answers To Common Launch Event Questions – Back In Seattle

Wow, well, I’m back in Seattle and sitting at my desk here in Redmond today, and I’m stoked.  The fact that VS 2005 is in your hands now is fantastic.  I’m really excited to see and hear the feedback from everyone out there and how excited everyone is.  We’ve had over 82,000 downloads for Visual…


Ready To Rock! Launch Event In Ottawa

I just heard the Dev track here in Ottawa is so full that people are sitting on the floor!  There are so many people who want to see the Dev Track presentations that they are actually having to turn people away at the door now!  That’s how exciting these launch events are!  I said yesterday…


Toronto – A Success; See You In Ottawa!

What a fantastic day!  I’m back in my hotel after a pretty long, but very good day.  Up this morning at the crack of dawn and over to the Toronto Congress Centre for the VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BizTalk launch events.  This was the first of a 10 city Canadian launch tour, and it…


VS Launch Tomorrow in Canada!

As I was getting ready this morning, I realized something kind of cool, and at the same time, a little scary. The last launch event I was at, I was in my teens, just finishing up high school, and working for Microosft as a high school intern. It was the Windows 95 launch at the…