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A Culture of Philanthropy

Gabriel Gomez

Here at Tallan, we take great pride in nurturing a culture that offers many opportunities for our employees to volunteer in philanthropic efforts. From golf tournaments to 5K marathons, our employees are always eager to participate in events that help give back to our local communities and charities.
As we approach the halfway point of the 2016 year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of our philanthropic efforts so far, and the exciting opportunities we have planned in the near future.
The O’Hartford 5K
This year, we were lucky enough to have a great, and very green group of staffers participate in the O’Hartford 5K on March 20th. The event was the culmination to Hartford’s weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
The event benefitted the Foodshare of Greater Hartford foundation, whose mission is to end hunger in Greater Hartford, as…

Tallan’s Dynamic Culture Recognized for High Employee Satisfaction and Retention

Gabriel Gomez

Here at Tallan, we are excited to announce our recognition as one of Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut!
While the award is a new one for us, we have been celebrating our uniqueness for many years. Our focus on talent has been a leading driver of innovation and year over year growth, but has also lead to increased employee retention and satisfaction in the process. We are committed to bringing out the best in our team, giving them the tools and guidance to deliver innovative software applications and expand their career.

 
With an eye on expansion to Dallas/Ft. Worth this year, Tallan will continue its accelerated growth, bringing on 45 new team members this year in various regions.
“We have been lucky enough to recruit and retain truly talented technologists and business leaders over the past 30 years,” says…

Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS)

Previously known as Azure EAI EDI Labs, the public preview launched today. I am especially excited about the EDI B2B solution in this new Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering.
Some of the tutorial links on Microsoft’s website are still being sorted out, but you can start with the Windows Azure BizTalk Services SDK here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39087.
Learn more about the services and browse tutorials here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/biztalk-services/.

Analysis of a Winner!

James Curran

The Tallan CodeOff is an annual (*) event here at Tallan to challenge the development staff.  At the start of the contest, a simple programming task is emailed out to the participants, who then have an hour to complete it.  In the past, the winner was the first person to submit a correct entry.  This year, however, the contestants could take the full hour, and the winner would be whoever’s ran the fastest.
The task for this year’s contest was to take a directory full of HTML files, and strip out all unnecessary whitespace from them.  Per the HTML standard, on runs of contiguous spaces, only the first one is significant – the rest are ignored by the browser, so by removing those spaces beforehand saves disk space and shortens download time without having any effect on the appearance of the…

Leonard Lobel Awarded Microsoft MVP for SQL Server!

milyevsky

This month, Microsoft awarded 143 exceptional technical community leaders with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title and re-awarded 764 MVPs worldwide. Tallan is thrilled to announce that Lenni Lobel has been recognized as an MVP in SQL Server!
According to the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog, there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, but only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Members of this highly select group of experts are not Microsoft employees; they voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
In addition to his role as Principal Consultant, Lenni is currently working on the new edition of Tallan’s SQL Server book, “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012″ (O’Reilly Media) and speaks regularly at industry conferences and user groups around the country.
Thank you and congratulations to Lenni for his commitment…

What’s New in ASP.NET MVC 3

I did a tech talk (an internal presentation for Tallan) on 11/30 with the intent to do a quick demonstration of the new features of ASP.NET MVC3.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), there’s are just too many new features to cover in a 45 minute presentation.
I’m writing a series of blog posts to get a bit more in-depth on the new features of MVC 3.  I’m going to divide this topic into a number of posts to allow you to pick and choose what to learn about, and to attempt to keep your attention.  All of this in one blog post would be very lengthy and could get boring rather quickly.
In this post, I’ll keep it to a quick summary of the new features and a quick description of each.  We’ll get into more depth…

The UX Process

Matt Donahue

This diagram shows the stages and deliverables of the User Experience Design process.

EF4 and WCF Data Services presentation materials from Hartford Code Camp 3

Max Weber

As some of you know, I presented on Entity Framework 4 and WCF Data Services 4 at Hartford Code Camp back on June 19th. I have posted the material from the code camp here.

Upcoming MDX and Analysis Services Workshops

In the month of July we’re going to be holding a FREE, half-day, hands-on workshop on MDX and Analysis Services around the country.
If you’re in the Los Angeles, New York City or Hartford, CT areas, come join us. We’ll be deconstructing real-world examples and in the process explaining important things to consider in how Analysis Services handles certain expressions.
Agenda
8:30AM – 9:00AM     Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM – 12:00PM   Hands-On Workshop
Wed. 07/15/2009 – Anaheim, CA –  Click Here to Register
Wed. 07/15/2009 – Burbank, CA – Click Here to Register
Tue. 07/28/2009 – New York, NY – Click Here to Register
Wed. 07/29/2009 – Bloomfield, CT – Click Here to Register
Here are more details about the event:
Tallan and New Horizons are pleased to present a Complimentary Half-Day, Hands-On Workshop: Real-World SQL Server Analysis Services and MDX

Overview of the Workshop
MDX is the universal query language for OLAP databases, just like…

Hartford Code Camp

Lee Rodgers

This weekend was the first Hartford area Microsoft Code Camp. It was very successful with well over 150 attendees and over 22 presenters. We presented the following topics:

Lee Rodgers – Spring.NET & IOC
Reddy Kadasani – Silverlight – Lighting up the Web

Presentation content and demo content will be posted to this site in the next few days, so please check back.
Addition information about the code camp can be found at the Conneticut .NET user group website (http://ctdotnet.org).

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