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Brian Scarbeau Insights from a seasoned Computer Science Trainer December 2008 Entries
Happy Holidays from DotNetNuke!
Version 5.0 is finally released and available for download at their site. Simply login and click on the Download icon to find it. DotNetNuke 5.x is the "next generation" development branch of the DotNetNuke web application framework. DotNetNuke 5.x is available as a general public release which means it can reliably be used in a production environment. Self promotion: If you need a book to help you learn then you can pre-order the DotNetNuke version 5 book from Wrox which I co-authored with Darrell ......

Posted On Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:16 PM

DreamSpark is alive and well for high school students
For the past ten months, I have been waiting and waiting sometimes patiently and sometimes not so patient for the DreamSpark program to be available to high school students. Back in February with a huge announcement by Bill Gates about the DreamSpark program, I have been waiting. So here's the program: The Microsoft DreamSpark student program makes available, at no charge, a broad range of development and design software for download. The program is now available to more than 35 ......

Posted On Friday, December 19, 2008 9:11 AM

Chrome doesn't like Gmail?
Could be that Gmail doesn't like Chrome? I was trying to delete an email using Chrome today and there are several buttons missing. There are no buttons for Archive, Report Spam and Delete. Here, I opened up Firefox and you can see the button for Delete and several other buttons missing. Really Strange behavior here. Guess I'll be using Firefox longer until Chrome works to my liking. Technorati Tags: Chrome,Firefox,Gmail ......

Posted On Monday, December 15, 2008 6:59 PM

Orlando DotNetNuke User group reaches a milestone
Who would every believe that our local DotNetNuke user group membership would reach 100 online users. During the summer of 2007, I wanted to start a local DotNetNuke user group in our area. I first went to the DotNetNuke site and clicked on the Join A User Group Today link. At that location, you can find a local existing user group or start your own. We started our meetings on a Saturday after I constantly polled new members as to when they wanted to have a meeting. You can't please everyone on a ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:43 AM

Does your pc ever get sick?
Learn how to make it better by attending next week's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Meeting. Microsoft MVP Consumer Security (2004-2009), Janie Whitty, aka Calamity Jane, will be speaking about Malware and how it affects you and your customers. Janie is best known by her username Calamity Jane in PC Security circles. She specializes in HijackThis logs analysis and malware removal/prevention and PC security as an Independent Consultant for Lavasoft (makers of Ad-Aware SE) and is a Forum Administrator ......

Posted On Sunday, December 7, 2008 12:17 PM

What's the best way to learn things?
First of all, as a computer science trainer for many years, I'm biased to classroom training. As a trainer, you can see someone's eyes and determine if your students are learning concepts that you are teaching. I will adjust my presentation if needed so that the majority of the audience understands. There's always that minority that needs more help. Also, as a student, getting one on one help is the best way to learn. However, as you might know, there might not be a class in what you need to learn ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 10:10 AM

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