Author Archives: Colin Blakey

About Colin Blakey

Way to many years (25+) working in the Financial software world.

Tallahassee Code Camp

And while I posting, I forgot to post about Tallahassee code camp. Those in Florida will know that the code camp is in our states capital, right down town at FSU. So it’s a great location. I have to give … Continue reading

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It’s been a while but work has been hectic….

As a developer working for a commercial tax software company there is no time when we are not, to excuse the phrase, ‘Balls to the Walls’. Creating and updating tax software is a year round constant update cycle. Both the … Continue reading

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Tech Ed 2011 in Atlanta

Well, so far it’s been an interesting Tech Ed in Atlanta. The conference center layout has been likened to a marathon. Lot’s of seriously long walks between classes not to mention the most confusing architecture know to man. Nothing like … Continue reading

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Orlando Code Camp

With this years code camp in Orlando, Florida, we now have the two biggest Microsoft technology based code camps in the United States. Way to go Florida. Just like the South Florida code camp, this code camp was well run, … Continue reading

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Password Protected Excel 2007/2010 File

At the Orlando .NET Code Camp (the second largest in the US, the largest being South Florida), I did a presentation on OpenXml which is the format behind Office 2007/2010. At this session I was asked a question to which … Continue reading

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Presentations at South Florida Code Camp

By the time your read this I should have completed two presentations at the South Florida code camp. OData This presentation show how to construct OData providers using WCF Data services and consuming them using Silverlight and WPF. These providers … Continue reading

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South West Code Camp – Presentation on OData

This is the contents of my presentation from the South West Code Camp in Estoro. The presentation¬† is on Building and Consuming OData Custom Providers. In this presentation I demo a basic OData provider using the Entity Framework provider. I … Continue reading

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Committed myself to presentating at the South West FL Code Camp

I’ve spent a lot of time at the local code camps benefiting from all the great presentations made by other Florida developers. I’ve now decided it’s time to give something back to the community by presenting at the South West … Continue reading

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MSI installations, Server 2008 R2 64bit and Visual Studio 2008

Here’s a nugget of information that I found out by pure accident when I first shifted to developing on the Server 2008 R2 64bit platform and guess what I wasted time yet again when I forgot this with an issue … Continue reading

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