Jason N. Gaylord
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Hello, I'm  jasongaylord Jason

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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Great 'How To' Videos

I’ve been so busy lately that catching up on some of the new things out there has been tough. The other day I found myself teaching someone about different parts of ASP.NET, LINQ, BLINQ, and the Microsoft AJAX Library (Codenamed “ATLAS”)….

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Busy Lately, But Can't Get Enough Of That Wally

I’ve been extremely busy lately working on a corporate acquisition and modifying a Microsoft SBA add-in that I’ve created. Really interesting stuff since we have such a unique business. Anyway, Wally noticed my Powered By IIS 6 logo on my website…

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Confusion about .NET 2.0/3.0, Orcas, Linq, Atlas, etc

Quite often in the user group world, members question what the difference is between .NET 2.0 and 3.0 or what LINQ and BLINQ are. Julie Lerman, a fellow user group leader and great .NET guru, ran into these similar issues. Yesterday she made a great post…

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New IIS Powered By Logos

There are now some new IIS Powered By logos for your site. Check them out at Brett’s blog here: http://brettblog.com/permalink,guid,76688040-efe1-4e50-985f-3c6bbf2c89f3.aspx

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DHTML Editing Control to Become Obsolete

Do you still use the DHTML ActiveX editing control in your web pages or application? If so, you may want to reconsider. When Vista is released, Microsoft will mark that control as obsolete. To read more about this, check out the MSDN article at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnlong/html/htmleditinfuture.asp.

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I've Received an MVP Award for 2007

I’ve been an MVP every year since 2003. This weekend I received a notice that I’ve received the MVP award again. Here’s the announcement: Dear Jason Gaylord, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2007 Microsoft® MVP Award!…

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Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs Look Very Cool

Yesterday, Microsoft introduced 2 new Visual Basic 2005 power packs. The first power pack will allow developers to create .NET forms and use them from within their VB6 applications (very cool). The second will make it easy to print VB forms without having to write too much code. Cool stuff. Also, if you visit the site, you can suggest power packs for the team to create. For more information check them out at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/downloads/powerpacks/default.aspx.

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Visual Studio 2005 Issue With Loading New Item Dialog Box

For awhile last week I was having an issue with the Create Project and Create A New Item dialog boxes. I have been able to confirm that the issue did occur after the installation of VMWare and the Embassy Trust Suite (fingerprint) driver update. To resolve…

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September CTP of the Atlas Control Toolkit Released

Scott Guthrie has announced that the September CTP of the Atlas Control Toolkit has been released. One of the new features in this release is creating animations such as sliders and fades. You can download it here.

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Dell 2850 Hard Drives Going Offline

We have a fairly new Dell PowerEdge 2850. The hard drives were randomly going offline and flashing amber (orange). We thought at first that it was a bad hard drive, PERC card, or backplane, but apparently these SCSI drives are Maxtor Genesis hard drives with a need for a firmware upgrade. The firmware upgrade can be found on Dell’s support site here. The RAID must be in good health before running this update. So far, we’ve had no issues.

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