Why you want to be a part of Alt.Net Israel

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I was fortunate today to take part in the first Alt.Net "unconference" to be held in Israel and let me tell you - it was an awesome experience! The concept of Alt.Net is that a group of .net enthusiasts get together and organize a conference by themselves for themselves to discuss .net, its past, present and future. Simply put, the audience organizes and gives the talks. Here's a more profound explanation: http://davybrion.com/blog/2008/08/altnet-what-does-it-mean/ The first Alt.Net Israel meeting was held at the Ramat Gan offices of the Sela Group who were kind enough to host us on short notice. The...

How to make IIS 7.0 catch on?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Having attended Leon Langleiben's 11:00 talk on IIS 7.0 for developers, I can't help but wonder why the adoption rate for the new technology is so low. Depsite the impressive and extensible new pipeline, despite that it's modular, despite the powerful and easy configuration of it (that can be even shared across machines now), IIS 7.0 is hardly anywhere to be found in production environments. It's understandable that upgrading from IIS 6.0 to IIS 7.0 is a daunting prospect. When I imagine trying to find out what is wrong, in real time, on an unfamiliar web server...
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Getting Ready for Tech-Ed Israel 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I too will be attending this year's Tech-Ed Israel 2008 in Eilat event, courtesy of Microsoft Israel. Yes, I too am one of the lucky ones whose stay at the convention is covered by Microsoft Israel and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank them - Thanks Microsoft Israel! In the spirit of Amit Cohen-Berezin's Get Ready for Tech Ed 2008 post, here's how I am setting up for blogging the event. I will be schlepping around: My beloved (even if a bit malfunctioning) Dell D620 wide 14" laptop. My trusted Canon S5...

Microsoft Secure Content Distribution (MSCD) is off the face of the Earth

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I've finally been overtaken by the urge to experience Visual Studio 2008, most for the benefit of experimenting with the upcoming ASP.net MVC framework which gets me very very excited these days. Sadly, as most of you know, the download is in the 3 to GB range and FireFox's built-in download manager is (surprisingly) not up to the task. I remembered that someone mentioned something about a new P2P downloading tool from Microsoft that was the fastest and surest way of downloading large files from Microsoft. That someone was Yaniv Feldman and the tool he wrote...
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Microsoft Israel Bloggers’ Dinner #5

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just wanted to say a quick but hearty thank you to Omer Van Kloeten for having organized the fifth Bloggers Dinner. It took place yesterday at "Ad HaEtzem" restaurant in Airport City, Israel and was a fantastic experience. This was my first attendance at a Bloggers Dinner and I believe it was also the largest in the series of events arranged by Omer so far. A small note on "Ad HaEtzem" at Airport City. The restaurant was a bit tricky to find for me. I actually spent 15 minutes at the nearby "Aircafe" coffee shop before...
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Microblogging Dump from Developer Academy II

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm having a good time in Microsoft Israel' Developer Academy II. Currently listening to Ohad Israeli starting to go over my head with concepts like "aspects" and products like PostSharp in his "Mastering Infrastructure Development" lecture. Fascinating stuff. For those of you unable to follow my microblogging updates on facebook, here's a dump of all of them up until now, in descending chronological order: Uri is concerned over the overhead incurred by Policy Injection when instantiating new objects. 3:07pm Uri is intrigued by the EventLogWatcher add-on (to VS?). 2:57pm ...

Developer Academy II is on

Microsoft Israel's Developer Academy II event is just starting off at Airport City's Avenue convention center. There are a lot of people here already - almost an hour before the first lecture is set to begin. There's a lot of mingling going on upstairs, plus free drinks and snacks, but I am lurking down below at the nearly deserted bloggers' corner at level -1. Wi-fi access, btw, is free for everyone from anywhere in the venue and I'd like to personally thank the organizers for it. When I find out your name you're gonna get a big hug on...

How I will be liveblogging from Developer Academy II

Monday, November 26, 2007

I will be using my "facebook status" to liveblog the Microsoft Israel's Developer Academy II event tomorrow. It's practically the same as microblogging (see twitter.com) except all sentences will begin with "uri is..." which is an amusing constraint.The "microposts" will not be posted here in my blog for two reasons:I can't find a proper way to sync. from facebook to the Community Server here.I don't want to overcrowd microsoft.co.il's feeds by overposting. This is a blog, not a microblog.  You can see what I write in several places:In my blog page, through the facebook badge I have installed over in...
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Liveblogging from Develper Academy II II

Shahar Gvirtz has just posted an update that the first 200 bloggers to ask for it at tomorrow's Developer Academy II event will receive free access to wi-fi for purposes of liveblogging the event.This is wonderful news. Thanks go to Shahar for the update and to the organizers of tomorrow's event for their kindness and quick response. See you all tomorrow at the Dev Ac! Uri 
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