Arcane Links

Birmingham User Groups

Steel City SQL – SQL Server User Group
http://steelcitysql.org/default.aspx

Birmingham Software Developers Association
http://www.bsda.info/

Birmingham .Net User Group (BUG.NET)
http://www.bugdotnet.com/

Internet Professional Society of Alabama (IPSA)
http://ipsaonline.org/

Birmingham UX Group (User Experience)
http://groups.google.com/group/bhamux?hl=en

SOA Society (Service Oriented Architecture)
http://soasociety.com/

Birmingham Microsoft Management Users Group
http://www.myitforum.com/groups/group81/

RubyHam – Birmingham Ruby Users Group
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/rubyham/

TechBirmingham Listing of Technology User Groups
http://techbirmingham.com/default.aspx?id=117&linkAction=showcat&catid=1&cat=Technology%20Association%20/%20User%20Group


BizTalk Resources

Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk Blog
http://geekswithblogs.net/sthomas/Default.aspx

Jon Flanders Blog
http://www.masteringbiztalk.com/blogs/jon/

Charles Young Blog
http://geekswithblogs.net/cyoung/Default.aspx

Lee Graber Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/biztalk_core_engine/default.aspx

Scott Colestock’s Trace of Thought
http://www.traceofthought.net/

Richard Seroter’s Architecture Musings
http://seroter.wordpress.com/ (Current Blog)
http://blogs.msdn.com/RichardBPI/ (Previous blog from Microsoft)

Brian Loesgen Blog
http://geekswithblogs.net/bloesgen/Default.aspx


SQL Server 2005 Resources

SQL Server Podcasts (or Podcasts that have had SQL Server Episodes)

SQL Down Under Podcast
http://www.sqldownunder.com/

Run As Radio – several episodes have been devoted to SQL Server, as of this update see episodes 36, 25, 24, and 20
http://www.runasradio.com/archives.aspx

.Net Rocks! – Quite a few SQL Server episodes, a few are: 228, 217, 199, 178, 172, 110, 99, 93, 74 to name a few.
http://www.dotnetrocks.com/archives.aspx

General SQL Server Skills

SQL Server 2005 Developer Productivity Guided Tour
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/aa336359.aspx

TechNet Webcasts: SQL Server 2005 Skills
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Technetsqlserver2005.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42458

TechNet Webcasts: Kimberly Tripp teaches SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Technetsqlserver2005.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42460

TechNet Webcasts: Troubleshooting in SQL Server 2005
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Technetsqlserver2005.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42462

SQL Server Webcasts from PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)
https://www.sqlpass.org/Pages/Webcasts.aspx

SQL Server Webcasts from SearchSQLServer.com
http://searchsqlserver.bitpipe.com/rlist/wcast/SQL-Server.html

myITforum.com – Aggregates video/podcasts. Many of these point to the Microsoft videos, but there are others here as well.
http://www.myitforum.com/absolutevc/default.aspx?c=27

Business Intelligence

TechNet: Overview of BI in SS2005
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sqlserverbi.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42316

Reporting Services

TechNet Webcasts: SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sqlserverbi.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42320

DNRTV: Adam Cogan on Reporting Services Part A
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=26

DNRTV: Adam Cogan on Reporting Services Part B
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=27

DNRTV: Adam Cogan on Reporting Services Part C
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=28

DNRTV: Bill Vaughn on SQL Server Reporting Services
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=45

Integration Services

TechNet Webcasts: SQL Server Integration Service
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sqlserverbi.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42319

Analysis Services

TechNet Webcasts: SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sqlserverbi.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42319

Data Mining

TechNet Webcasts: SQL Server 2005 Data Mining
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sqlserverbi.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42315

Compact Edition

DNRTV: Bill Vaughn on SS2005 Compact Edition
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=58

CLR in SQL Server

DNRTV: Bob Beauchemin digs into SQL CLR
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=15


Other Resources

Blogs

Robert Scoble
http://scobleizer.com/
Coding Horror
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/
Scott Hansleman
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/
Chris Sells
http://www.sellsbrothers.com/
Jeff Barnes
http://jeffbarnes.net/portal/blogs/jeff_barnes/default.aspx
Frazzled Dad
http://frazzleddad.blogspot.com
Devlicio.us
http://devlicio.us/
Virtual PC Guy
http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy/
Rory Blyth
http://neopoleon.com/home/blogs/default.aspx

Netcasts (Podcasts, video casts)

DotNetRocks
http://www.dotnetrocks.com/
DotNetRocksTV
http://www.dnrtv.com/
Hanselminutes
http://www.hanselminutes.com/
TWIT (This Week In Tech)
http://www.twit.tv/
Security Now
http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
DL.TV
http://www.dl.tv/
Cranky Geeks
http://www.crankygeeks.com/
ASP.Net Podcast (Wally McClure)
http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/Default.aspx

System Tools

SysInternals
http://www.sysinternals.com/
UltraMon
http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
MaxiVista
http://www.maxivista.com/

Text Editors

Notepad2
http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html
Add Notepad2 to Right Click menu
http://steve.wedevelop.net/archives/000252.html
UltraEdit
http://www.ultraedit.com/

Visual Studio Add-Ins

SlickEdit Gadgets
http://www.slickedit.com/content/view/441
MS VS 2005 Enhancements
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
familyid=cd7c6e48-e41b-48e3-881e-
a0e6e97f9534&displaylang=en

or http://shrinkster.com/jwx
DPack
http://www.usysware.com/dpack/
Copy Source as HTML
http://www.jtleigh.com/people/colin/software/CopySourceAsHtml/
or http://shrinkster.com/jwy
Paste As…
http://weblogs.asp.net/alex_papadimoulis/
archive/2004/05/25/Smart-Paster-1.1-Add-In
—StringBuilder-and-Better-C_2300_-Handling.aspx

or http://shrinkster.com/jut
CodeRush
http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET
/IDETools/CodeRush/Index.xml

or http://shrinkster.com/jwz
CodeRush Training Videos
http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET
/IDETools/CodeRush/training.xml

or http://shrinkster.com/jx0

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