Monday, December 07, 2009

Great Company looking for a Great DBA!

Connections Academy in Baltimore is looking for a crackerjack DBA!
Think you have what it takes? Check it out!

https://www3.ultirecruit.com/CON1019/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*13AA5583F7673C4E

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

LCG Technologies is hiring!!

LCG Technologies is hiring!!

Please pass the following description along to your friends or anyone who may looking. You can find out more about LCG by visiting us on Facebook or at our website www.lcgtech.com. Feel free to contact me directly if you just want to have a conversation about our opportunities.

Joyce Kilbourne
410-560-0307 X202
joycek@lcgtech.com

Multiple .NET Developers

We are looking for full time .NET Application Developers. Only experienced professionals with at least 8 - 10 years of total work experience and 8 years in .NET applications will be considered. These are hands on software development positions heavily emphasizing Microsoft .NET and C#, and SQL / relational technologies. You should be self-sufficient, a strong communicator and able to react quickly to requirements changes in a dynamic environment.

Locations are in Baltimore and Towson. Compensation commensurate with experience

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Get up to 25% off Select Microsoft Certification Exams

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$10 off the SSWUG SQL 911 Workshop

Get ready for a SQL 911 Workshop coming Thursday, September 10, 2009! This workshop, ‘The Accidental DBA’ by Microsoft SQL Server MVP Stephen Wynkoop, will explore what you need to know about running your SQL Server systems. Built specifically for you if you're looking to get your arms around your servers and managing them going forward, it's all here.

If you find yourself in a situation where you're managing SQL Server systems, but need some help on where to turn, what's important, what you need to know, this is the workshop for you. SharePoint administrators (or simply those supporting SharePoint systems), those responsible for departmental databases, those finding themselves asked to watch over systems while doing other duties, this is the perfect workshop for you.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage - ASP.NET Development Server Error

So I was running Visual Studio 2008 on my new laptop, which runs Vista, and when I created a brand new web site, when I tried to run it, I got the following error message:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage



Ack! What could be wrong. Well, after a little internet searching, I found the cause and the solution, which was buried just a little bit under someone else's cause and solution.

Here's the link and an excerpt:

http://forums.asp.net/p/1235447/2247054.aspx#2247054

"My solution was removing the next line in the windows host file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

::1 localhost

This is an IpV6 entry. Put a # in front of it."


What caused my problem was the ::1 entry in the host file. Once I commented that out, all was right with the world again. I didn't have to do anything else (I wasn't even running that antivirus that the other guy was complaining about).

Good stuff. Thanks, Arien!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Take an Survey on O'Reilly's New CookBook Videos for a Chance to Win!

If you've used their popular programming Cookbooks, you know just how useful they can be in helping you solve all kinds of programming problems.

They've received many requests for videos that present the Cookbook recipes step-by-step, so they recently created 4 sample clips that are available online.
Now they're eager to gather your feedback.

All you have to do is watch the sample video and tell them what you think about it.

When you complete the survey, they'll automatically enter you into a special drawing. Three winners will receive the opportunity to select a collection of
O'Reilly ebooks valued at up to $200!

The drawing will be held on August 19, 2009. The winners will be notified via email. If they don't hear back from a winner within 14 days, the prize will be awarded to another survey respondent. Winners will have 90 days to make ebook selections.

Check it out!

training.oreilly.com/videosurvey

Monday, July 27, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek and Documentation

Microsoft shows a Sneak Peek of SharePoint 2010!

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010/Sneak_Peek/Pages/default.aspx

And Doug has some links to some SharePoint 2010 documentation, for those of you just dying to get even more news on it!

http://dougortiz.blogspot.com/2009/07/sharepoint-2010-technical-preview.html

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Best Practices Conference Full Access Pass Giveaway

I'm trying to win a free pass to the Best Practices Conference in Washington, D.C. and I need your help!

Please go here: http://bpc-passgiveaway.eventbrite.com/ and register to be on the email list for notices about the conference.

If you put my name in as the referrer and I win, I'll buy you pizza when I get back from the conference.

REFERRER = davidepatrick@mapamdug.com

Thanks!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Live Meeting - July 28th @ 6:00 PM - Object Oriented Programming - Pros and Cons

Please join us for this quick LiveMeeting presentation on the pros and cons of Object Oriented Programming.

Bryan Hagner will be presenting some of the pros and cons of Object Oriented Programming. He'll talk about his research into OOP and compare and contrast OOP with Functional Programming (think F#), Procedural Programming, and other 4GLs.

July 28, 2009 at 6:00 PM (ends by 7:00 PM, see, I told you it would be quick!)

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=JDM6R7&role=attend&pw=K%40fN%3F4r%26Z

7 Ways to Get Free Tickets to PDC 2009

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/developers/archive/2009/07/14/7-ways-to-get-free-tickets-to-pdc-2009-plus-up-to-17-777.aspx

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Free ASP.NET Pro Magazine!

If you used to pick up your ASP.NET Pro magazines at our meetings, now you can get them delivered directly to your home...for FREE!

www.tinyurl.com/KeepMyASPNETPRO

But sign up quick, no telling how long this offer will last!



Alas, this also means we will no longer be giving out ASP.NET Pro mags at our meetings. But we will still have plenty of Code Magazine! ;-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Vista Service Pack 1 Cleanup Tool to free up space from WinSXS

Want to clean up your WinSxS folder? In Vista, try the Vista Service Pack 1 Cleanup Tool!

It cleans up redundant files from SP1 (but this also means that SP1 can't be uninstalled afterwards).

Find it here:

C:\Windows\System32\vsp1cln.exe

(Run as administrator!)

SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

Lots of Hands On Labs and other instructional materials!

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/1/1/911EC8F9-4407-42F0-A7EE-335BA0E61F50/SQL2008TrainingKit.Setup.20090505.exe

Thursday, April 16, 2009

*LCG Technologies is hiring!!*

Please pass the following descriptions along to your friends or anyone who
may looking. You can find out more about LCG by visiting us on Facebook or at our website www.lcgtech.com. Feel free to contact me directly if you
just want to have a conversation about our opportunities.

Joyce Kilbourne
410-560-0307 X202
joycek@lcgtech.com

*2 Sr. .NET Developers/ Designers (ID CP2009-0001)*

We are looking for a full time Senior .NET Application Developer and
Designer. Only experienced professionals with at least 8 - 10 years of total
work experience and 8 years in .NET applications will be considered. This is a hands on software development position heavily emphasizing Microsoft .NET and C#, SOAP and windows services, and SQL / relational technologies. You should be self-sufficient, a strong communicator and able to react quickly to requirements changes in a dynamic environment. You should also be be familiar with the development of complex distributed systems leveraging windows services. This is a demanding position working with a great team using Agile / Scrum methodologies.

*PB/.NET Developer (ID CP2009-0002)*

We are looking for a full time PowerBuilder / .NET Developer. This position requires 4 - 7 years of PowerBuilder experience and 1 - 3 years of .NET experience. Experience with relational databases: SQL Server 2000 and 2005 preferred. Familiarity with multi-tiered and client server applications also required. This is an excellent opportunity for a PowerBuilder Developer to transition into the world of .NET over the next year.

*Web Developer (ID CP2009-0003)*

We are also looking for a Mid-level .NET web developer with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Candidates should have an object oriented background with ASP.NET and C# experience. Candidates must be sharp,
highly motivated professionals with an excellent understanding of business logic and object oriented programming techniques.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

College and High School Students - FREE Microsoft Exam!

Check it out!

Microsoft is giving away a free exam voucher (plus lots of their great software) to any college or high school (verification required, natch!):

https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?productid=24

Monday, March 16, 2009

Microsoft releases their own *free* ScreenCast making software!

This came out a little while ago, but its so cool, I have to throw it out there:

http://communityclips.officelabs.com/download.aspx

Use this to make your own "how you do it" videos. I find this invaluable when I need to show someone (Mom) how to do something, but I don't have time to go over there and we can't meet up online.

Hope this helps someone!