Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Obtain the Identity of a New Row Using LINQ

It’s actually pretty easy and user friendly to obtain the value of the identity column using LINQ. After you create your object and insert it on submit, you can call the identity column’s property on your object. For instance:

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3G iPhone will Come In June

According to Gizmodo, the iPhone 3G launch date will be June 9th. It will be interesting to see what further market share the iPhone will capture with this latest phone. I know many individuals have held out from purchasing an iPhone because of the lack of 3G support. It will also be interesting to see what phones other providers will release to compete with the iPhone. For more details, visit http://tinyurl.com/5pe7pc.

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Philly.net Code Camp #2

The second Philly.net Code Camp will be held tomorrow. Roughly 600 attendees will get to see some great talks in 8 different tracks. For more information about the event, check out http://tinyurl.com/5t7qdw.

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Outlook Add-On for Google Apps?

I just read an interesting article where Cemaphore is creating an add-on application for Google Apps. It’s an interesting concept. I haven’t messed with the Office Online options yet to see if the Microsoft team has something similar. If they don’t, this sure would help Google. Here’s the full post http://tinyurl.com/4lpht8.

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VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 SP1 Beta Available Now

Soma just posted that SP1 for VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 is available. The full blog post on his site is at http://snurl.com/28i1z.

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My ESPN Fan Profile and Blog

I’m moving my sports blog from MSN Live Spaces over to ESPN. Hopefully ESPN will release an RSS aggregate for the blog posts, but for now, you can add me to your fan profile here: http://sportsnation.espn.go.com/spaceman126/.

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FBI Purchased $3.5 Million Counterfeit CISCO Parts

I just came across a post that the FBI purchased 3500 counterfeit CISCO parts (estimated at $3.5 million in value). This goes under my “funny, but not funny” category of the day. 🙂 Here’s the full article: http://tinyurl.com/5aht29.

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Word Now Supports DAISY XML

You can now download an add-on for Microsoft Word that supports DAISY XML, the Digital Accessible Information System standard for accessible translation. The add-on reads the word document to individuals. Like most accessibility projects, there are still some bugs that need to be worked out. If you’re interested in testing the add-on, please visit http://tinyurl.com/5txl7a.

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TECHbash in 3 Days – Get your Swag here!

We’re coming down the home stretch to TECHbash 2008. 90% of the prep work is complete. Wow do we have some swag to giveaway. Each attendee will receive a SWAGbag with an event t-shirt, pen, and notepad. In addition, we’ll be raffling off 41 books, 5 copies of Infragistics Net Advantage, 3 Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pros, 4 Office Ultimate 2007 NFRs, 4 Vista Ultimate NFRs, 5 Heroes Happen Here disks with Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 Beta (with voucher for full product upon release), and Windows Server 2008, 2 Vista Ultimate SP1 with OneCare, 3 Technet Subscriptions, Visual Studio 2008 Standard, TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio, TechSmith’s SnagIt, and a bunch of other software including XP Pro, SQL 2k, SharePoint 2k3, Project Server 2k3, and Exchange 2k3. The Unified Connections presenters will also be raffling off a Dialogic Media Center (DMG1008LSW) valued at $1200. Now that’s a lot of swag. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure you do today at http://techbash.com/registration.

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Xobni Goes Public, But Still In Beta

Xobni went public recently offering it’s beta tool for download at http://xobni.com. Xobni, inbox spelled backwards, is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook. I’ve been using it with Outlook 2007 for quite some time and appreciate it’s usability. I like being able to click on an email to review all emails to and from that particular user and to also see their contact info. I’d like the ability to edit their contact info if it was incorrect, but I’m sure that will be added in the future. If you haven’t used it yet, be sure to check it out.

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