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  • Blog Post: MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

    MIX09 is going to be amazing.  I can’t give away the details, but as the keynote owner for Scott Guthrie (as I have been every year, it’s a glorious job to be the man behind the curtain :)) and I can tell you this year is on track to be the best ever. We will be bringing to market some amazing technology...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

    I'm going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good :)   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark is here -- easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

    Today, we announced BizSpark , a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions...
  • Blog Post: Open Source apps on Windows - made easy!

    Today we launched the new Microsoft.com/Web website for web developers and web professionals. This new site not only aggregates the latest news and advances in the web development community, but it also provides a home for the new Microsoft Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) and the Microsoft Web Application...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Silverlight rockstar? Get a killer job.

    A great agency in Seattle, ramp group is looking for a rockstar Silverilght developer -- see JD below. Good luck! Silverlight 2 Developer Ramp Group Bellevue, WA www.rampgroup.com Key skills: .Net Framework, C#, Silverlight 2.0, XML Are you interested in working on a project which...
  • Blog Post: Get the early skinny on Silverlight 2

    ScottGu has been burning the midnight oil (literally!) to pull together an incredibly detailed tutorial that shows how powerful Silverlight 2 is going to be. Get an early scoop on the features in the soon to be released Beta1, get a feel for how Visual Studio and Expression Studio work together to enable...
  • Blog Post: Halo3 in HD with Silverlight

    http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx I've been buried in Silverlight fun... but check this out.
  • Blog Post: Help Vinay... It's easy

    I'm not one to spread causes, but I comment on this one because for two reasons. (if you don't want to wait go to) http://www.helpvinay.org/dp/index.php 1) He is a friend of a very good friend of mine, good enough for me 2) This is a fascinating example of how the Web and the powerful network effects...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight is here!

    Ok, so I've been quiet, but I can explain it -- I've been working really really hard on Silverlight and today is our big day! Writing live from NAB, but this is big big big -- read about the details on the links below, and stay tuned, this is only part of the fun, keep your eyes on MIX. Sean Alexander...
  • Blog Post: Me getting completely destroyed by the "Proop Dog"

    At VSConnections in Vegas Eileen Rumwell had comedian Greg Proops interview some of us. It was off the cuff and fun. The conversation was about 10 minutes, but this 1 minute short is me getting completely railed. Amusing to say the least. Oh and if that isn't enough -- i found this post by Eileen...
  • Blog Post: A new job for me, better products for you

    And hopefully some more time to blog :) This week we re-organized our team so that we could better serve the needs of our internal and external partners and customers. I won't bore you with the details but it has a pretty major impact on what I do and the kinds of information I want; so I figured this...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie debuts in Red vs Blue

    Words can't describe just how cool this is :) And a pretty hot looking "WFP/E" video player to boot -- tell your friends, spread the word! Definitely a great "non-traditional" type of activity. http://channel9.msdn.com/playground/wpfe/rvbplayer/ Scott's own post about this
  • Blog Post: Microsoft employees meet their famous counterparts

    Danielfe decided to put together a great post about how some of us look like famous people (not that we aren't famous in our own right :)) -- the similarities are shocking -- check it out, let us know what you think. http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive/2007/02/26/microsoft-bloggers-the-movie.aspx
  • Blog Post: MSL Ships ASP.NET AJAX Clinic

    After an amazing herculean effort by MSL they have released the official ASP.NET AJAX Training Clinic -- it is a great 2 hour primer on the technology. Go get trained: https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=73568 and let us know what you think
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX and SharePoint 2007

    Lot's of questions about this topic and we just posted some content to help See ScottGu's blog post See post from the Sharepoint team they have all the details.
  • Blog Post: Refactor! for ASP.NET Beta released

    After seeing the amazing success and interset in the great Refactor! for VB applications last year, we've been working with the folks at DevExpress to deliver a rich refactoring expereince around common Web scenarios and specific ASP.NET features. My hats off to Mark and othesr at DevExpress for an amazing...
  • Blog Post: New improvements to iis.net: The IIS.net DownloadCENTER

    We are always hard at work improving the experience around our online properties. IIS.net has been getting a lot of attention and we just launched an amazing feature to help you get what you need for IIS and contribute back -- all the details below, let us know what you think! The DownloadCENTER at IIS...
  • Blog Post: Using the Microsoft AJAX Library with PHP

    Steve Marx has been working behind the scenes on building out a community project to create native PHP support for the Microsoft AJAX Library. Today he released the first version. He provides a ton of details in this post which I steal liberally from below. First download ASP.NET AJAX or grab just the...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 is here!!!

    It has been a bumpy and exciting ride the last few weeks with the Web Platform and Tools group as we've been putting the finishing touches on ASP.NET AJAX. But now, the ribbon is on the box!!! After an amazing amount of customer input (you really did shape this product, thank you), I am thrilled to be...
  • Blog Post: Community Recognition System now Live

    One area that we have been focusing a lot of energy is continuing to improve our online community offerings. A few weeks ago we rolled out a new Community Recognition System as a way to reward members of our community with special recognition for their contribution to the 'greater good.' www.asp.net...
  • Blog Post: AJAX Security Webcasts

    Joe Stagner was able to secure two of best counter-hacker he knows (Caleb Sima and Billy Hoffman from SPI Dynamics) to present some Webcasts for our Live from Redmond series . Check out this post to get the details -- key details below too! AJAX SECURITY The series starts NEXT THURSDAY Here are the links...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX RC 1 is here! Download now

    We are making great progress with ASP.NET AJAX and are definitely winding down to the home stretch. I'm happy to announce immediate availability of ASP.NET AJAX RC 1 . Here is the blurb from the www.asp.net homepage: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Release Candidate is now available for download. ASP.NET AJAX...
  • Blog Post: Great new ASP.NET training from Total Training

    I got a mail from the folks over at Total Training today letting me know that Set 1 of their awesome ASP.NET 2.0 video training is available -- they are offering a free hour to wet your appetitie -- details below. Enjoy! Total Training offers 1 Hour of complimentary video training on ASP.NET 2.0: http...
  • Blog Post: IIS7 Beta Hosting at DiscountASP

    I got an email yesterday from Takeshi over at DiscountASP and they just launched free IIS7 Beta hosting for all customers who are interested. You can get all the details at http://www.discountasp.net/sp_iis7hosting.aspx This is a great way to experiment with the great new features of IIS7, especially...
  • Blog Post: Get "WPF/E" onto a Web Page in seconds using ASP.NET AJAX Extenders

    Kudos to the ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit team for creating a killer extender to simplify getting a "WPF/E" control onto a page. I love seeing the agility we have with the toolkit releases. Shawn Burke has all the details
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