Saturday, September 06, 2008

SSWUG Virtual Conferences coming this Fall 2008!

Check out the SQL Server Worldwide User Groups virual conferences coming up this Fall!

· Business Intelligence -

· SQL Server –

· Share Point -

· .net Developers -

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


Telophase Corporation

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.


Job Description:


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.


Job Requirements:


·         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)

o    Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, Asp.Net (VB), C#, JavaScript, DHTML, AJAX, XSLT, XML, Active Server Pages (ASP)

·         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


Preferred Skills:


·         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 or call (703) 312-7550 for more info.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Certification on Sale! 40% off!

MS is offering an incentive to those who need to complete their MCADS. The old (as in, soon to retire) exams are now 40% off! No promo code needed!

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.)