Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007


Earlier this year I worked on a project with the Microsoft Solution Accelerator Team to develop what was released as the Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007.

The dashboard is a report that is installed into Operations Manager 2007 and is used to display availability and performance metrics related to SLA thresholds set by the administrator.

Service Level Dashboard for System Center Operations Manager 2007


I also recently noticed my name, along with the names of many others from Avanade, on the Acknowledgements page.

MCTS: WSS 3.0 – Application Development


Last Saturday I was able to pass the 70-541 exam to earn the MCTS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Application Development certification. Not only will I be working on my MCPD certification this year, but also the WSS/MOSS certifications. Check my About page to see a list of my current certifications.

New Xbox Live Gamertag


I updated my Xbox Live gamertag tonight from “alex00110101” to “NewGuid”, something a little more… globallyunique

Appending binary to my name didn’t really gel with all of those non-technical folks out there. Hmmm… I guess they won’t be very familiar with the whole Guid concept either… oh well… at least it’s easier to tell people.

Dynamic Cascading Drop Down Lists


Recently, I have been doing a lot of ASP.NET development inside of SharePoint. Once area that I have found to be quite tricky, although not SharePoint-specific, is dynamic ASP.NET controls. In particular, managing postbacks when you have dynamic ASP.NET controls.

Here is a link to the source code for a Visual Studio 2008 solution, which demonstrates the use of dynamic cascading ASP.NET drop down lists that happen to query SharePoint.

If you are not developing on a SharePoint box you can simply replace the SharePoint queries with some other data source such as a generic list.

Please provide comments if you have any feedback.

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