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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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Visual Studio 2005 (Code-Named "Whidbey") Beta 2

Despite some anticipating an earlier release, Beta 2 is still on target for a release date of March 31, 2005. Look for the full release to come out in the September-October time frame.

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Installing Different Versions of Visual Studio 2005 and Components

Make sure that before you install a later version of Visual Studio 2005 no matter the edition that you completely remove all previous version components first. I had two installations and I got caught. I forgot to remove SQL Express and when I tried to reinstall .NET to then remove it, I received an error stating that some pointers are no longer valid and that there is no memory available to remove it. So, I need to reformat my PC to fix this issue.

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SQL Server 2005 Installation / Uninstallation Issues

I ran into an issue when installing a new version of Visual Studio 2005. I forgot to uninstall SQL Server 2005. So, the .NET Framework versions were different. This caused tons of issues leading to me not being able to have SQL Server 2005 at all on this particular machine. So, remember to uninstall everything first! ;)

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Code Camp - Greater PA Event

Don’t forget to sign-up for Code Camp 2005 for the Greater PA (Eastern Pennsylvania) region. Code Camp 2005 will take place April 23-24 in Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Events/258.aspx. All .NET Valley members and other IT professionals from Eastern Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend. To attend this event, click the link above. On the event information page, there will be a link for you to register.

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Getting Ready For SQL Server 2005

I read a fairly decent article today about getting ready for SQL 2005. So, I thought I’d share…

http://www.ftponline.com/vsm/2004_en/magazine/features/rjennings/

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New Website and Contest Announcement

I’ve updated my website this evening. I gave it a new look and a cleaner design so I can add more content. Let me know what you think.

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.NET Valley - March and April Meetings Announced!

The next .NET Valley meeting will be March 30, 2005 at Luzerne County Community College. For more information, visit http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Events/260.aspx.

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Blogging Gone Mad?

This week, Ben Edelman, a PhD candidate at Harvard University, released a study that Google’s Blogspot helps spread spyware. Hopefully web users don’t get the wrong impression and begin to think that all blogs are like Google’s.

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.NET Valley - Meeting Tomorrow Night!

There will be a .NET Valley meeting tomorrow night (February 23rd) at Luzerne County Community College. The meeting will feature a presentation about ASP.NET 2.0 Membership. For more information about this event, visit http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Events/259.aspx.

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Oracle To Offer .NET Development Tools

Oracle announced yesterday at VSLive! in San Francisco that they will soon offer .NET development tools for there popular Oracle database engine. The new tools will most likely ship with the next version of Oracle, Oracle 10g during the summer months this year. More information about this announcement can be found at http://www.ftponline.com/reports/vslivesf/2005/mendelsohn/. The first hint that additional .NET support would be available for the Oracle platform came at the Oracle OpenWorld 2004 conference in London in September of last yeat. For more information about Oracle and .NET, visit http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/dotnet/index.html.

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