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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: 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: 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: 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: Running IE6 & IE7 on one machine, the right way

    We have heard tons of feedback about the need for developers to run both IE6 and IE7 on their machine simultaneously to test Web sites. The challenge is that when you install IE7 it replaces IE6. To date we have not had a supported way of handling this although there have been myriad hack ways of accomplishing...
  • Blog Post: Build IE7 Addons and Win a trip to MIX07 + $2500

    Pete LePage has been working on pulling together a contest to drive addon creation for IE7 and was able to score some pretty sweet prizes for the winners. I think the all expense paid trip to MIX07 in Vegas and $2500 for gambling, incidentals, shows, food and more is a pretty good deal. Contest starts...
  • Blog Post: IE7 for Windows XP SP2 now available

    Lot's of others have already posted on this and I'm late to the party, so I'll be a pointer for those of you who may not have seen the hundreds of blog posts or news articles :) It has been a long journey working with the IE team and getting this amazing browser into the hands of customers. It is just...
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