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Staff of Geeks Staff - May 2010 Newsletter


Was your newsletter messed up?

If the first newsletter we sent was all white with links all over the place, I apologize. We haven’t sent a newsletter in quite some time and I forgot the rules of theming for email clients.


TechEd 2010 New Orleans - Who is coming?

John and Jeff will be at TechEd 2010 New Orleans for a short time to pass out shirts to our bloggers. These are the standard GWB shirts you see some of our other bloggers wearing and one could be yours if you let us know you are coming and what your size is. We will announce where we will be once we arrive so you can wear your shirt and let everyone know where you blog. These shirts will be without URLs, if you want one of those, you will have to join the contest mentioned later in the newsletter. Deadline for response is next Wednesday?

Email to let us know you are coming! Shortened Url

Everyone has URL shorteners these days so we needed our own. Currently has implemented as a shortened URL for you blog. Instead of pushing people to you can now use We hope to published a version of the shortener that will give each post a short URL and a button via your blog to publish to Twitter. This release should be available in the early summer time period.


Always wanted one of our awesome T-Shirts?

Starting on May 15th until July 13th, we will giving our t-shirts away to those members who create 30 technical posts. That is 30 posts in 60 days! This should not be a difficult task with all the new releases from Microsoft. You have Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation 2010, SharePoint 2010, Silverlight 4.0, Office 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, and so many others to pick from. We will be keeping an eye on the results and publishing those bloggers who successfully meet the requirements by the date.

A few rules to remember. The post must be technical in nature, the post must be original content created by the blogger, and the post must be originated during the contest (no pulling content from you old blog).

Each shirt will be customized with your URL on the back and you can let us know you size and address when you successfully complete the contest.


What features do you want to see?

We would love to hear your feedback. It has been awhile since we have published a release of and we want to get your feature requests in it. Do you like a particular skin we don’t have? Do you want to see comments change? Do you want to see more Twitter integration? Whatever it is, we want to know. Submit your thoughts to and we will start a dialog with you shortly after we receive them.


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