My New Blog – http://sharepointalex.co.uk

24 05 2010

I decided that this blog was looking a bit tired and didn’t display correctly in some browsers. So I’ve decided to go the hosted route – I’m now hosting a new wordpress blog with Fasthosts.

You can find my new blog here – http://sharepointalex.co.uk

I will no longer be updating this blog – I have migrated all posts & comments to my new blog.

Thanks for all your comments and views! 🙂

Cheers,

Alex





The Gadget Show Live

12 04 2010

I attended the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham last week – the tickets were bought for me as a Christmas present from my partner. I thought I would do a quick write up of the show with a few pics.

We went on Thursday which was the first day of the show and it was packed to say the least. This was the queue waiting for the doors to open –

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“Thousands of geeks” 

3D tech dominated the exhibition with Sony, Panasonic and Nvidia displaying their latest kit. Each of these manufacturers were offering demo’s of their 3D systems – we went to see the one by Nvidia.

The demo was impressive and I had a feeling that the cost of all this kit would be expensive and it was! Nvidia’s offering was a 3D capable GPU retailing at around £300 plus another £300/£400 for a 3D capable monitor and ‘Active’ (powered) 3D glasses.

Other stands we visited on the day included SCAN computers who were demonstrating the art of overclocking using liquid nitrogen.

One of the highlights of the day was riding the YikeBike around a short ‘Test Track’ which was setup for testing some of the personal transport gadgets on offer. Here is a pic of the track –

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The Test Track”

For those of you who haven’t heard of the YikeBike it is the world’s first folding electric bike and looks very similar to a penny farthing. It was pretty fun to ride although tricky to get the hang of – once you got the hang of it you could really get some speed up and have some fun.

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“The YikeBike”

The other main highlight for me was the 1 hour long ‘Supertheatre’ show. The show featured each of the show’s presenters – Suzi, Jason, Ortis and John undertaking challenges and performing stunts for the audience. The show also featured Titan the robot – http://www.titantherobot.com/ who was very entertaining! They also gave away some tech during the show although it was only a few items. While we waited in the supertheatre they had Festo robotic ‘AirPenguins’ flying around to entertain us –

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“Festo flying AirPenguins”

Overall I really enjoyed the Gadget Show Live and would recommend it although I did think they could have given away some more tech/prizes on the day.

Top day out indeed! 🙂





Merry Christmas

23 12 2009

I want to wish all the readers of my blog and the SharePoint community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2010 promises to be an exciting year for SharePoint. With the release of SharePoint Server 2010 and of course the SharePoint Evolution conference in London hosted by Combined Knowledge.

We will be holding regular SharePoint User Group (SUGUK) meetings at Strelley Hall, with the first one on the 14th of January (See the thread here and register if you wish to attend – http://suguk.org/forums/thread/21839.aspx).

Alex





New WordPress.com feature – Posting Source Code

11 12 2009

Just when I’d started using the ‘Code Snippet Plugin’ for Windows Live Writer, WordPress have now given us this –

http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

So I thought I would just write a quick post to test it out.

Don’t mind me while I just type some meaningless code with the SharePoint Object Model –

Using (SPSite site = new SPSite(“http://mytest”))
{
Using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
{
SPList list = web.Lists[“MyList”];
}   
}

*Fingers crossed this looks ok 🙂





Moved Jobs

6 10 2009

Well I’ve now moved jobs, I’m now working for a company called Intelligent Decisioning (www.id-live.com).

They are a Nottingham based Microsoft gold partner specialising in SharePoint CRM/Workflow solutions.

I am working on some pretty awesome stuff so stay tuned! 🙂





Change of job/role

28 08 2009

Well I haven’t blog posted in a while as things have been pretty hectic for me lately. I am going to be moving jobs in October and will be working as a SharePoint/.NET developer.

The company is called Intelligent Decisioning Ltd, their website is –

http://www.id-crm.com/

They are a Microsoft Gold partner based in Nottingham offering SharePoint/CRM solutions. I am excited about the move but also will be sad to leave my old place.

Expect an update nearer the time :-).





Subscribe to my blog – Feedburner

30 01 2009

I’m now signed up for feedburner so you can subscribe to my blog feeds – http://feeds2.feedburner.com/AlexsSharepointBlog.

I’m going to add a widget to the page that you can click too…

🙂