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ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed Review for ASP.NET Pro Magazine
So far, I have received some very warm comments and reviews on my book "ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed" on the Amazon site (located here). I was checking my email today and I had received an email from my publisher telling me to go check out this review of the book that was done for ASP.NET Pro Magazine. Click here for the review. I have been writing books for about 7 years now and this is one of the best reviews that I've ever received and just wanted to share it out to the world! To Mike Riley (the ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:10 PM

The Big SharePoint Survey Results are In!
In Episode 15 of the SharePoint Pod Show, we discussed the preliminary results from the Big SharePoint Survey that was conducted by Lightning Tools. The results are in and you can get them here: SharePoint Survey ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:00 PM

SharePoint Pod Show Episode 12 is now live (our BDC show)
You can download Episode 12 here.

In this episode, Nick, Brett, and I discuss the SharePoint 2007 Business Data Catalog, how to use it, and how it can save you a bunch of money.  :-)  Check it out!

Posted On Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:19 PM

I've Updated My RSS

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Posted On Friday, December 5, 2008 9:19 PM

Free Vista SP1 Support
Free, unlimited installation and compatibility support is now available for all worldwide customers using Windows Vista SP1, until March 18, 2009. Telephone support is available worldwide. Chat and Email support in US and Canada only. ---------------------------... Effective dates From now until 18 March 2009. ---------------------------... Location Find out more and access the service at ......

Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2008 2:20 PM's about time!

This morning, Microsoft Corp. announced that it will be giving away Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server Standard Edition, XNA Game Studio 2.0, and its Expression suite of products to college students worldwide -- and eventually to high school students.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced the program, called DreamSpark, today on the company's Channel 8 site.

Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:52 PM

Does the "close door" button in an elevator REALLY work?

This isn't really related to technology, but I'm just wondering...I was riding the elevator up to my hotel room tonight and noticed that I really don't think that the close door button is wired to anything.  My current thinking is that it's a conspiricy for us to feel like we are in control of the elevator doors, but really aren't.


Posted On Monday, November 5, 2007 11:27 PM

Ok, so I've been pretty hard on Silverlight here lately. Yes, a lot of my 'softie buddies have given me grief, but the truth is the truth: Microsoft doesn't dogfood Silverlight technologies enough right now for me to be comfortable. BUT...I came across a site today that really has some potential. It is It is a freaking rocking front end for searching using the engine. Well done ......

Posted On Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:56 PM is cool!

Check out  It is a really cool transcribing service that you can call and have voice messages transcribed and emailed to your contacts. 

It appears to work well with English, but not so well when you speak in Russian.  :-)

Posted On Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:53 PM

Strong Authentication for your email

It's called PhoneFactor and it's free!  Not to mention, it is just flat out cool.

Get it here.

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 2:10 PM

My soapbox item for today...
<venting> It drives me crazy when people say blanket statements like: "Well...I heard <insert some random crap here> from Microsoft" or "Microsoft says <insert more random crap here>" So my question is this: Who IS MIcrosoft? Is it some person that you know that works there? It it a blog that you're reading? Is it something that you really want to exist but really doesn't? Please find some other lame statement when you are trying to pass the buck. </venting> ......

Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2007 1:53 PM

Are you an MVP in Nashville? Why don't I know you???
Ok, so I just stumbled onto yet another MVP (Joe Webb) that's based here in Nashville. My question is, WHY DIDN'T I KNOW THIS BEFORE??? I actually found Joe on a YouTube video from the MVP summit. So far, here is my list of MVP's that I know of that live here: Rob Foster (that's me) Greg Beamer Kevin Kline John Kellar Joe Webb Are there others? Probably....if you are an MVP in Nash-Vegas, let's meet for lunch or something to connect ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 9:56 AM

Go see Josh Holmes at eRubyCon on Wednesday

I was lucky enough to see a preview of Josh's presentation on "Silverlight for the Ruby Programmer" that he will be presenting at eRubyCon on Wednesday.

If you are at the conference and want to learn about Silverlight, please check out Josh's presentation.  It has one of the most entertaining introductions that i've EVER seen in a presentation!


Posted On Monday, July 16, 2007 3:49 PM

DevLink is coming to Nashville!
Do you want to win an XBox 360??? YOU CAN by blogging about devLink. It's (past) time to start generating a buzz around the annual devLink conference in Nashville. If you are remotely close to the show, it is something that you shouldn't miss. Register here. See you at the show ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:14 PM

Very good Web 2.0 video

We are the machine! 

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2007 1:16 PM

Appology Accepted
I just wanted to say something about the apology that I received in my email from JetBlue Airlines. We all mess's a fact. I have flown JetBlue in the past (the Nashville to JFK route) and loved the ammenities that are offered on their flights. Based on that statement, you might say that I am biased on this, but trust me...I fly enough and i've seen just about everything every major airline has to offer. That's beside the point. Last week proved to be an interesting week for JetBlue with long ......

Posted On Thursday, February 22, 2007 1:51 PM

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