Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Windows IT Pro / SQL Server Magazine RoadShow
When: December 11, 2008
Where: Philadelphia, PA - Union League
Who Should Attend:
- Database administrators
- Application & database developers/programmers
- Business intelligence/data warehousing architects
- Database designers/modelers
- IT managers responsible for database migration projects
How: Register today at http://www.sqlmag.com/go/SQLUsers
For More Info:
Visit the event site at: http://www.sqlmag.com/go/SQLUsers and if you are registering after November 14th use the Invitation Code: SX218CP7 to register for $79!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Check out the free learning at MSDN Ramp Up!
WOW! Look at all this free learning from Microsoft called the MSDN Ramp UP!
Great online classes on Visual Studio 2008 for anyone from a beginner (Aspiring Developer track) to a Java Programmer to a VB 6 programmer!
And they recently added a track to get up to speed on the hotest application out there, SharePoint!
Sign up for this track and become a most sought after SharePoint developer!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
SSWUG Virtual Conferences coming this Fall 2008!
· Business Intelligence - https://www.vconferenceonline.com/Business-Intelligence
· SQL Server – https://www.vconferenceonline.com/sswug/SQLF
· Share Point - https://www.vconferenceonline.com/SharePoint
· .net Developers - https://www.vconferenceonline.com/dotnet
A video describing these unique events can be see here:
Speakers include Matthew Roche, who I met at TechEd 2007, and who is not only extremely knowledgeable on SQL Server, but also does a great job presenting tough topics! (He won the Iron Architect competition at Tech Ed that year!)
Also on the agenda is another fellow MCT and friend of mine, Ted Malone, who also is a crack expert in SQL Server and has a natural gift for explaining even the most difficult subjects.
More info on the speakers (for the BI show) can be found here:
These conferences should give you the best of both worlds of live shows & web casts, you'll get great sessions combined with live access to thespeakers all without having to leave your home or office.
It should be a great time!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
.NET Developer position available!
Contact: Deanna Yu
Job Title: .NET Developer
Job ID: SWD03 - 0010
2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 770
Arlington, VA 22201
Telophase Corporation is a federal and commercial IT Services company in the Washington DC Metro area. We are currently looking for a .Net Developer to work full time at our client site in Washington DC.
Work with others to develop and implement proprietary content & data management systems built with Microsoft technologies into new and existing websites. You will be involved with implementing dynamic, data driven designs for new websites as well as existing client websites. The salary range is based on relevant experience. The position is being offered as full time employment at our customer site.
· Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
· Recent experience, within the past 2 years, in .Net Development and Framework
· Verifiable 4+ years experience with:
o Development IDEs: .Net Platforms, Visual Studio
o Database Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server (TSQL)
· Superior communication skills – both written and verbal – for interaction with prospects and customers.
· Must be highly motivated, self-starter, results-oriented, able to work independently or as part of a team
· Experience with Oracle, VSS and Dreamweaver
· Cross-browser and interface testing
· Sharepoint and MOSS integration
· Utilizing or building Content Management Systems
· Troubleshooting & debugging Internet technologies
· Quality assurance testing experience
Please submit resumes (cover letter optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 312-7550 for more info.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Certification on Sale! 40% off!
Nice for those wanting to finish off that cert before its too late. (Which means you can then upgrade to the new certs, rather than start over.)
Monday, September 01, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
TechNet Plus Direct Subscription give-a-way!
I have decided to randomly select a winner based on those who comment on this post with what they think are the top three new features of any of the above products (you can do one best new feature of each product, or three best new features of just one, or any combination in between)!
Two winners will be selected on Friday, June 27th at (around) 5 PM EDT. In order to receive your prize, you must confirm and respond to my winner notification email before June 30th.
Thanks and let's start seeing what you think are the top *NEW* features of Windows 2008 / Visual Studio 2008 / SQL Server 2008!
P.S. Don't forget to include your email (so I can contact you if you win) if your Blogger profile isn't public!
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
.NET Developer Position
Position IID# 2008-0063
DEFINE > DESIGN > DELIVER
LCG TECHNOLOGIES CORP ORATION
405 East Joppa Road, Suite 301
Towson, Maryland 21286
LCG Technologies Corp. is a complete technology solutions provider with a business focus and
a successful track record since 1994.
Our professional services include custom application development, database integration, back
office solutions as well as IT business consulting.
LCG has established itself as a premier technology organization that bases its own success on
the success of our clients. We service small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 Companies in a
variety of industries including, Finance, Insurance, and Higher Education, and Manufacturing.
We are looking for a .NET Developer.
Essential Job Functions:
Participate in design of software to meet business requirements in a highly
Play a key role on data integration and middle tier teams delivering code
middle tier business logic and data access layers
Implement code modules in C#.Net supporting windows applications as necessary to
meet requirements / design
Provide documentation as required
Participate in code reviews, planning sessions an
Work with a highly diverse team and in a goal oriented environment, proactively
taking responsibility to get the job done (no such thing as ‘not my job’)
Successful delivery of complex systems on tight deadlines
Required Skills, Expertise & Experience
5 years of .NET experience
5 years of C# experience
n-tier/distributed application development using web services
Visual Studio 2005, 2008
Thorough understanding of object oriented design principles
Experience with rule-based software implementation
Experience with creating business logic and service
Experience with Iterative or Agile rapid delivery process (i.e., SCRUM)
Candidates should be self-sufficient, strong communicators, and react quickly to changes in requirements
Candidates should have proven experience with development of complex distributed
systems leveraging web services.
Experience in Insurance industry is highly desirable.
5 years of UML experience
Expertise with ORM tools
Reporting / business intelligence tools
Techniques including performance tuning
Insurance industry knowledge
B.S. or equiv. experience in Computer Science
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Free eLearning Course from Microsoft Learning!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! (but offer good until June 30th)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Free LINQ eBook!
You may download the book for free at:
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Jr. to Mid Level VB.NET Software Developer
Client has newly created opening for a Software Developer with strong VB.NET skills.
Responsibilities will be to develop specs for complex software applications and modify existing software. Will also work with customized applications that will have to be modified and maintained. All work is done in a collaborative environment. You are working and cooperating with the team in providing software solutions. Work is done to design and develop software applications and not websites. Flex time and the ability to telecommute on occasion are offered.
Requires 2-7 years experience with Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET) and Oracle or SQL Server. Also experience with getting data, analyzing it and writing code is important.
Other skills necessary for the job: XSLT, CSS, XML Schema, Document Type Definition, XML DOM. Experience with DLL's and ASP.NET a plus. Since this is a team environment, ability to communicate with other team members is critical. BS (Bachelor's Degree) required and MS (Master's Degree) preferred.
Client offers full benefits to include some tuition reimbursement, ability to telecommute on occasion and flex time.
Executive Account Manager, IT Specialist
Life Search Technologies
(P) 410.785.6313 x105
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Free first look clinics for Windows 2008!
Virtual launch site for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 is open now!
40% off new SQL 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Exams
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Brainbench Certifications - FREE!
Now, don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of others that cost money and if you decide to go that route, a subscription is probably the best way to go.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
How to Save A Wet Cell Phone
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Free VS 2008 + SQL 2005 Dev Edition for college & grad students!
Microsoft is giving away free tools like Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition! And there's more than that! Check out this link:
Even if your school isn't listed (many aren't yet), you can click their link to send an email to get these professional level tools from Microsoft. For free!
Did I mention, they are FREE!
My New Greats Plains Guy Blog
In it, I hope to espouse on all things great (and not so great) in my Great Plains world (I'm the local GP admin, GP developer, and all around GP tech support guy for my company).
The blog should have some interesting tips & tricks, super cool links, and things like how I got around such and such a problem. It'll be loads of fun! Please check it out!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Visual Studio 2008 - SQL Server 2008 - Windows Server 2008 Launch!
There's on in Baltimore, Philadelphia, DC, and Harrisburg!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
JOBS JOBS JOBS
Mid-Level C# Web Developer (Near BWI Airport): Opportunity to take internal e-Commerce applications to the next level in an extremely technology-focused insurance company. Team-oriented and work-life balanced environment. Development is done in several technologies, but what is most important is the C# experience. Salary: Approx $75K. More information can be viewed at: http://www.allsearchinc.com/jobdetail.cfm?jobID=1693.
Tell 'em Dave sent ya!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
FREE Microsoft Press E-Book offer!