September 2007 - Posts
On Fri., Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and the Access Computing Team (ACT) at Southern Connecticut State University will hold a conference on "Technology Accessibility in Higher Education: Facilitating Learning for All Students -- A Day for Exploring the Possibilities."
I will be participating in the Roundtable discussion: "Building Access into the Implementation of Campus Technology" from 10:45 - 11:45 am, but I will be there all day - the rest of the sessions all sound interesting and I'm sure I will learn a lot.
The registration deadline is October 5, 2007. A conference brochure and online registration form are available at: http://www.southernct.edu/drc/upcomingevents/
Learn how Web publishing is changing for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0. In this webcast, we take an in-depth look at the new FTP service for IIS 7.0, with demonstrations that showcase new features such as FTP over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), enhanced security, and improved supportability options. We also discuss plans for a version of the Microsoft Office FrontPage Server Extensions for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems, in addition to a new Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) implementation for IIS 7.0.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Presenter: Robert McMurray, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Register at http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032352158&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
Discover How to Make the Computer Easier to See, Hear, and Use
This free CD set shows you how to make your computer more comfortable and easier to use with accessibility settings and programs. The free Microsoft Accessibility CD set includes:
- Windows Vista Accessibility Demonstrations and Tutorials CD featuring a video and eleven demonstrations of accessibility. See the new Ease of Access Center, Windows Speech Recognition, and Internet Explorer 7.
- Accessibility Resources CD which features Windows XP accessibility demos and tutorials, accessibility solutions, tutorials and training, and resources for businesses. Learn about accessibility in Microsoft products such as Office and Internet Explorer.
According to Jeff Barnes, every ReMIX07 Boston attendee will receive a voucher for a $120 online shopping spree at the Microsoft Company store. I'm assuming this is a voucher to spend $120 of your own money, as opposed to being a $120 gift certificate, but it's a great deal. I've shopped at the Company Store both in person and online, and the merchandise and prices are great!
My web site has been down since Friday night, and all my email is bouncing back to the sender. They won't answer my emails asking for an ETA on a resolution - when I call they are all sorts of apologetic, they tell me that the sysadmins are working on it. Working on what?
48 hours of straight downtime, with no communication to your customers, is inexcusable.
This article, 6 Easy Steps to Making a Web Hosting Switch, couldn't have come at a better time. I am so unhappy with VIA NET.WORKS and I'm getting ready to move on. My web site has been down since Friday night and I can't get an ETA from VIA NET.WORKS as to when it will be back up. Can't get email either.
The Expression Web Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is now available. The VPAT outlines how Expression Web meets key regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
From the Public Sector Developer Weblog - Verio is offering a sweet little free hosting deal to developers and designers to promote Microsoft-based hosting for products and technologies like Expression, Visual Studio, and Silverlight.
The Plan includes:
- .NET Framework 3.0
- SQL Server Express
- ASP.NET 2.0 (Including ASP.NET AJAX 1.0)
- Full Trust
- Shared AppPool
- 100 MB disk space
- Free through January 2010
So what do you have to do to get it? Just call 800-932-7483. No credit card is required. The offer is not available online. You need to call the toll free number.
If you haven't registered yet for ReMIX07 in Boston, you're in luck. According to Brian Johnson, an Enthusiast Evangelist (EE) on Microsoft's DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) team, you will get $100 off by entering the code RM07INTB when you register.