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  • Blog Post: Mark your calendars – Painless SharePoint Development and Developing Quality Applications with Visual Studio 2010

    If you are reading this blog, consider yourself invited to these invite only webcasts in the next 2 weeks. Timely sessions around developing and architecting with Visual Studio 2010. Space is limited, so click to register yourself a spot. Painless SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 Date: December...
  • Blog Post: Local happenings to get Smarter on ASP.NET, F#, LINQ and More!

    eek! A couple of local (from my perspective) community run events that are usually a good deal in terms of mind expansion. Got a Saturday to get smarter? Join your peers for the 3rd annual Fairfield/Westchester Code Camp on Saturday November 7, 2009. 24 sessions, 4 tracks at the unbeatable price of FREE...
  • Blog Post: Finding Gems – Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit

    eek! You know I’m a fan of the Training Kits – neatly packaged smarts across an array of Microsoft technologies – Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, ASP.NET MVC, etc. The latest revision to the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 beta training kit does not disappoint. For all the details on what’s inside...
  • Blog Post: Power Programming with .NET 4.0

    eek! If you are around next week, you’ll be in for a treat when Richard Hale Shaw (RHS) visits Farmington CT on September 8th to deliver his session on: Coding with Confidence: .NET 4.0 Power Programming and More . I’ve seen RHS present in the past and he has a unique style and never disappoints. It...
  • Blog Post: Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Sisters are doing it for themselves Part 2)

    A few months ago, my team ran the Microsoft Enterprise Developer Conference in New York City. If you spelunk our website , you’ll find some great sessions that you can view on demand. Here are 3 that I’m picking at random from my favorite sessions… Windows Azure Case Study: How we ported ScrumWall and...
  • Blog Post: It’s all about the Tools!

    eek! Our dear friend Russ has a TV Show and its called – It’s All About the Tools -catch episode 2 and more! Watch Russ and guests showcase great demos and get geeky. As Russ says, make some popcorn and enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Jumpstart your VS2010 skills

    eek! If you’ve downloaded the training kit and are ready to get your hands dirty, Dan Fernandez’s cheat sheet will definitely save you time and aggravation. Pay special attention to the link from Brian Keller on how to download and install VS2010. For Vijay, who asked a question on templates and website...
  • Blog Post: Get trained on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 – Today!

    eek! If you missed it, the team that brought you the other cool training kits , has a new version for the beta of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. 28 Presentations, 13 demos and 16 hands on labs with topics ranging from Data Access to Parallel Computing. Get the training kit today and get...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Subscribers enjoying early access

    eek! If you are one of them, get Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 now ! The Training Kit will need to be revved, looking forward to that.
  • Blog Post: SQL 2008 joins the Training Kit Team!

    eek! The Training Kits which are so well done just got a new addition – The SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit . Visit Roger’s blog for details . In a nutshell… The material is organized into several feature areas: Spatial Support provides an overview of the new spatial data types that...
  • Blog Post: Don’t miss our smarts; mark your calendars!

    eek! Great two weeks ahead for virtual events that you don’t have to dress up for. The good folks at the LinkedIn .NET Users Group have a bunch of sessions coming up with personalities you will not want to miss. Oh, and we are running a conference that you may like to peek in on (we are streaming certain...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the languages gene pool

    eek! If you want to catch up on the videos from the Lang.NET Symposium 2009, they are ready . Catch them and then poke around the website, you’ll be able to get videos from last year too. I just watched the Tales from the F# productization and will be tee’ing up PowerShell’s Universal Code Execution...
  • Blog Post: Jumpstarting your ASP.NET MVC Skills

    eek! ScottGu’s blog entry pretty well summed up the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 release complete with source code! He pulled together some handy training materials to learn ASP.NET MVC including recorded sessions from MIX09. The one item missing from the blog entry is the ASP.NET MVC Training Kit . I’m a fan of...
  • Blog Post: April Cool

    eek! Bucking the trend on April Fool by doing an April Cool post. Here are some of the things I talked about in March. Hope you get a resource or link that saves you time... Girl Geeks Rule Downloading IE8 Get Silverlight 3 Beta with eyes wide open Say Hello to the Microsoft Web Platform An Azure Moment...
  • Blog Post: Get your motor running…

    eek! Bigger, badder and you’ll get to decide if it is better. The MSDN Northeast Roadshow comes to Hartford CT on March 18 2009 for a whole day at a new, larger venue (click the link to register and get details). It is FREE! Why? Catch up on… "Top Dev": Effective .NET Developer Practices Head...
  • Blog Post: Stomach Flu and the MSDN Suburban Roadshow Resources

    eek! To my buddy who is caring for an ill family, good luck. For my captive audience, here are the resources I talked about today around RESTful Programming with WCF 3.5 and Syntactic Sugar with .NET 3.5 . RESTful Programming with WCF 3.5   Get the Training Kits Why? Hands on labs, demos, presentations...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and VB6 – the Microsoft Commitment

    eek! This is good news for all those organizations that have an investment in VB6. The VB6 IDE is out of support but Microsoft has formalized its support statement for Windows 7 (and “Windows 7 Server” which is Windows Server 2008 R2). The key phrase being (emphasis mine): “VB6 runtime will ship and...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and LINQ for Life

    eek! For my new friends that made it through my session on Silverlight 2 and LINQ, here are the resources promised. Presentation Slides with potentially useful links… Silverlight 2 Overview (at the end of those stock slides are some links you’ll want to visit) LINQ Overview (includes why you are now...
  • Blog Post: Happy Groundhog Day!

    eek! In the category of – I’ve seen that before, I’m republishing my January posts in case you missed it. Happy Groundhog Day! The Joy of SxS Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion? I’m not going to be a fool this April 1 Need more Business Intelligence? Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready Candy...
  • Blog Post: Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion?

    eek! These resources still work - a colleague mentioned he had success moving developers who wanted to leap to .NET from ColdFusion. Hope this helps you! Migrating from ColdFusion to ASP.NET http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa479305.aspx Learn ASP.NET videos: Intro to ASP.NET for ColdFusion Developers...
  • Blog Post: I’m not going to be a fool this April 1

    eek! I’m going to attend the 24 Hour Virtual Event – perhaps not all 24 hours or maybe I’m foolish enough to try :) More details from Chris and Bruce . See you then! Will you be speaking?
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year from a Strange Fellow!

    eek! It has certainly been a great year of learning for me and I wish you all the very best for 2009. If this is your first visit, here’s what I talked about in December. May you find a link that makes you think differently! Unwrapping my gifts – PowerShell V2 CTP3 Join our .NET Programmers Group in...
  • Blog Post: I saw Santa watching 10-4

    eek! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring as they were watching Episode 2 of the weekly video podcast of what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Grab some eggnog and enjoy the show !
  • Blog Post: Get in the Game with Visual Studio Team System

    eek! Have you seen the new stadium they are building for Visual Studio Team System? Complete with stadium seating, here's a picture... Follow a blend of technology, resources and practical tips at the Visual Studio Team System Cafe and join us for a Lap Around VSTS 2010 at the MSDN Developer Conference...
  • Blog Post: The Best of the PDC in your neighborhood

    eek! Coming to a city near you, check for yours. The MSDN Developer Conference will sell out early. Register today. The cities... The agenda... The details... Conference web site with additional information and details.
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