Thursday, September 20, 2007

Brulant Games & Brains Event

You're invited for our Brulant Game Night & Information Session, a chance for us to meet you (or get to know you better!), and for you to learn a little more about Brulant, all while enjoying the latest video games, free food and shooting hoops! Games will include:
- Playstation 3: "The Bigs"
- Nintendo Wii: WiiSports- Indoor Basketball Chess, Foose Ball, Cornhole and...
- Xbox 360: Halo 3, released just two days before the event!

Topics will include a variety of presenters from Brulant experts in Microsoft and Java. Food and Drinks will be provided, and all attendees will be entered to WIN AN XBOX360 and copy of HALO3!!

When: Thursday, September 27, 5:30-8:30PM

Where: Brulant HQ, 3700 Park East Drive, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122

Cost: Free, just bring your "A" game! Look forward to seeing you there!

To sign-up, click REGISTER

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Using VB Script to display part of an IP address

Q: How can I use VB Script to display the first 3 octets in a TCP/IP address?

A: Since IP addresses are not fixed length, you will have to count the number of separators before you can extract the octets. With that said, listed below is the sample VB Script code.

strIP = inputbox("Enter an IP Address for testing to extract the first 3 Octets:")

intLastDecimal = 1

For intCounter = 1 to 3
intLastDecimal = InStr(intLastDecimal, strIP, ".") + 1
Next

iNewLength = intLastDecimal-2
strNewIP = Left(strIP, iNewLength )
MsgBox "strNewIP=" & strNewIP

To run this code, simply copy and paste it into a flat file and name it with a .VBS extension.

For more resources on VB Scripting, please visit the following links:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3ca8tfek.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms974570.aspx
http://www.w3schools.com/vbscript/vbscript_ref_functions.asp

Silverlight 1.0 Released

Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of Silverlight 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in to help you deliver the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com.

Silverlight essentially creates JavaScript that is stored on the server but executed entirely on the client. To help expedite this process, Microsoft Expressions can be used to create the graphics and animation. Although SilverLight version 1.0 does not include .Net APIs, version 1.1 is expected to have it.

To learn more about Silverlight, check out the following links:
Download: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/default_ns.aspx.
News: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/news-pr.aspx
Community: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/community.aspx
Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/downloads.aspx