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  • Blog Post: WebsiteSpark - Calling all Web Developers

    eek! What web next thing could you do with: 3 licenses of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition 1 license of Expression Studio 3 (which includes Expression Blend, Sketchflow, and Web) 2 licenses of Expression Web 3 4 processor licenses of Windows Web Server 2008 R2 4 processor licenses of SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Get a sneak peek at SharePoint 2010 for Developers

    eek! I discovered this last week and wanted to share: Sneak a peek at the developer experience in SharePoint 2010 . A Silverlight Web Part, LINQ for SharePoint, a Client Object Model, more! P.S. It’s a sneak peek, the SharePoint team will disclose more here .
  • Blog Post: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

    eek!   In these difficult economic times, we believe it is a great time to hear the voices of customers across various industry sectors , who are driving down costs, improving efficiency, and increasing agility and quality of solutions to business problems. Whether your interest is in industry solutions...
  • Blog Post: I guess I’m a budding New Media Douchebag

    eek! I didn’t think you could say douchebag on MSDN but I guess this is used appropriately :) I loved this post , especially on Facebook Friday. Have a great day and smile, things can only get better. P.S. Check out me out on Twitter…ok, I’ll stop being one of those new media types!
  • Blog Post: How much would you pay for serious SharePoint Smarts?

    eek! Looking for some serious SharePoint Smarts with topics ranging from SharePoint administration, architecture, development and the end user? How much would you pay for this (the random emphasis of keywords being mine)… Administration: Administration: SharePoint Server Fundamentals : Back to Basics...
  • 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: The Joy of SxS

    eek! Who knew that this little link could change my life and it will change yours :) Its about getting Live Mesh – the consumer version… …running side by side (sxs) with the Developer Version that gives you Mesh Enabled Web Applications . Now I can help developers to ramp on Live development and still...
  • Blog Post: A few Virtual Labs you may like: Web 2.0, MVC and Unit Testing

    eek! I stumbled upon these 3 virtual labs, and they looked good to me. I’ll be taking them, wanna join me? REST, AJAX, and Web 2.0 in Windows Communication Framework After completing this lab you'll be better able to create two different Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, use a REST approach...
  • Blog Post: A new fan of tips and tricks for Web Developers

    eek! Yes, I count myself a new fan of the Tips & Tricks for ASP.NET, IIS, and Visual Web Developer blog . If you haven't visited, there is some good stuff there - up to 32 tips so far. What's your favorite? Mine is 25 - I'm a bit of an IIS 7 fanboy :) Tip#25: Did you know... You can have canonical...
  • Blog Post: In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade

    eek! Woohoo for Photosynth , it just won a breakthrough award . Well deserved. I love this thing and most recently have spent way too much time panning and zooming into the boxer synth . Wow, 474 photos, 98% synthy and it makes you feel part of the action. So, how would you use this in line of business...
  • Blog Post: Happy Searching on Facebook Friday

    eek! Happiness is never having to leave Facebook...right? And now I can search on Facebook and the Web thanks to those kooky kids from Microsoft. See you on Facebook, I'm the slightly strange looking fellow :) Search for me! P.S. Become a fan of Live Search on Facebook , they've got a photo album of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Platform - the one stop shop

    eek! Wouldn't it be nice if you could just go to one place and get the whole stack, and stay up to date? That would be nice, and here it is: the Microsoft Web Platform Installer . Check out the new home for all things web @ Microsoft:
  • Blog Post: Goodbye September

    eek! First time here? Here's what September looked like... A peek at 2010 now See you at the PDC? Hello SQL Server 2008 Updated Training Kit Resource Page MSR New England is Open - watch the videos! Pimp your IDE...Easy Money? So much fun - MSDN and Social Bookmarks Updates - IE 8 Videos and Web 2.0...
  • Blog Post: Updates - IE 8 Videos and Web 2.0 Sessions

    eek! After posting information about IE 8 and Web 2.0 last week, I was reminded of additional resources that you may enjoy. Internet Explorer 8 Videos : Web 2.0 content from last week's expo in New York City. My original post was about an Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston in June.   Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: I like Gossips! Happy Social Computing Friday

    eek! I like Gossips - that's from a slide in a presentation entitled: Accelerating Innovation within the Enterprise - The Value of Rapid Prototyping and User Insights . It's the presentation with the screen shot of "TownSquare". Don't know what that is? Check out the presentation . Definitely Cool -...
  • Blog Post: Bye Bye July!

    eek! Happy August! In case this is your first visit, here are my July postings! Hey Architects, do you need insight? Can Social Computing with SharePoint Solve Business Problems? You Decide... Ready for some EduFun? From CAB to Prism - a find! Pumping up on Innovation at Play What is Microsoft Pinpoint...
  • Blog Post: Hey Architects, do you need insight?

    eek! As I was looking for additional resources around Social Computing for Business , I discovered a fun session delivered at the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2008 in late April. The session was titled Social Computing at Work: The "Consumerisation" of Enterprise IT by Dave Coplin...
  • Blog Post: Can Social Computing with SharePoint Solve Business Problems? You Decide...

    eek! I've been waiting for this to hit the streets and it did last week. A new, must read white paper on How to Get the Most Value from Social Computing for Business with Microsoft . "Must Read"? Yes, allow me to impose on you to read this :) Even if your platform is *not* SharePoint, this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Insurance Value Chain + Sizzle

    eek! This upcoming webcast promises sizzle (Web 2.0) with substance (insurance oriented challenges and opportunities). It is on Monday, July 14th from 12-1pm US EDT. Come join us - I've highlighted the cool tech components in the abstract below... Details: Webcast: The Web 2.0 Connected Experience for...
  • Blog Post: Happy Facebook Friday - some quick suggested reading

    eek! Happy Facebook Friday! I'm catching up on my reading and enjoying home. Here's a glimpse of my peeps on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=668377&l=4fe60&id=658667307 Oh, speaking of catching up on my reading. I liked these gems: 5 posts this week at http://blogs.msdn.com/dotnetinterop...
  • Blog Post: TownSquare? Something to watch today...

    eek! Sounds like they'll be making noise about TownSquare today according to this article in ComputerWorld . I can neither confirm nor deny that I've been using this. But if I was to confirm, I'd deny that that I said in public: I love TownSquare. Watch for it...
  • Blog Post: Do you hear me now? Unified Communications Platform Developer Basics

    eek! Chris Mayo, a friend of the family, announced a set of Unified Communications Platform webcasts starting next week. What you'll get... We're going to cover a lot of the UC dev basics and take a deeper dive on a couple of APIs. Details on registration on his blog . First session is on 6/17 . UC offers...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Web 2.0 next Wednesday

    eek! I know what I'm doing next Wednesday - attending the SharePoint in Web 2.0 Fire Starter via Live Meeting . Register today (times are in US Pacific Time)! With all the innovation and engineering that continues around SharePoint (e.g. Microsoft Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint ), this would be...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying ASP.NET AJAX

    hey there! I recently presented to one of my favorite customers :) and want to offer you the presentation for your review. Like all the presentations I do these days, it is a MASHUP! Fragments from the Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit , with a dash of appropriate MIX08 content and a touch of extra hand...
  • Blog Post: Getting to know Windows Live

    hey there! I recently stumbled upon this set of technical sessions when attempting to learn more about Windows Live as a developer platform. Are you using it? Thoughts?
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