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  • Blog Post: 30 to Launch Azure at Seed Philly!

    Back in February we had a great series of Windows Phone 7 talks we did at Seed Philly that culminated in a demo night where startups showed off some pretty interesting Windows Phone 7 applications. During the weeks that we held the event, we heard from attendees, “Why don’t you do this with Azure?” Well...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Drag and Drop for SharePoint

    Really good article in MSDN Magazine this month by Andrey Markeev. Check it out: Adding HTML5 Drag and Drop to SharePoint Lists Microsoft SharePoint is an enterprise platform with a long history and vast variety of features, which is why it can’t always react quickly enough to follow emerging Web technology...
  • Blog Post: Interview with BizSpark Startup Xobni

    Just posted this to Channel 9 . Cool company, new version of the product. Xobni is an Outlook plug-in that lets users easily connect to their contacts through the various social networks. The program comes in two versions, one free and now a new pay version that ads enhanced features. I recently talked...
  • Blog Post: Jeff Richter on geekSpeak

    Just wanted to mention a little show we do called geekSpeak, (And I knew mentioning Jeff would draw some attention.) It’s live on most Wednesdays, but you can see the previous shows on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/geekSpeak . For info about the upcoming geekSpeak episodes, be sure to check...
  • Blog Post: Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge

    This seems like a great opportunity for some creative thinking over the holidays. Only 17 days left in Round 1. Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge Sparks will Fly 2009 Challenge Show us your “home of the future” and win $15,000, plus a trip to TechEd 2009! We know you've got great ideas – and we want to...
  • Blog Post: Sayed Hashimi on MS Build | brianjo | Channel 9

    Posted to my video blog on Channel 9: Sayed Hashimi on MS Build This weekend I visited the Tampa Code Camp, where I was able to talk to Sayed Hashimi. Sayed is the co-author of the upcoming MS Press book title, Inside the Microsoft Build Engine . In this short talk, Sayed describes some of the features...
  • Blog Post: New geekSpeak episodes posted to Channel 9

    I'm in the process of posting a small backlog of really excellent episodes of Glen Gordon's geekSpeak show to Channel 9 . Keep your on on the page for updates over the next couple of days, or subscribe to one of the feeds listed below. geekSpeak Total Episodes: 42 | Subscribe: RSS iPod/MP4 WMV (high...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon! MSDN Developer Conference (MDC)

    Coming soon, to a city near you. I'll be speaking at the Orlando event. :) MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) Building on the buzz, excitement, and industry-changing announcements of the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , the MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) will deliver the core message...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2005 Security Symposium

    Today we posted a page with information about the PDC 2005 Security Symposium (Friday, September 16th at the PDC). This is a great opportunity to hear some of the top security people from Microsoft discuss security issues. Here's the link to the page: Security Developer Center: PDC 2005 Security...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings .NET to Katrina Relief Effort

    Good story in eWeek about some of the Microsoft efforts around Katrina. Microsoft Brings .NET to Katrina Relief Effort A group of Microsoft technologists quickly deployed to contribute their time and talent to the relief effort, and decided to develop a Web site and supporting applications to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina

    The Microsoft Disaster Relief Page was updated tonight with a statement about Hurricane Katrina. Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina Published: August 31, 2005 Every one of us at Microsoft is deeply saddened by the destruction of property and personal lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina...
  • Blog Post: Half-Life 2 Mod Spot

    And I was just showing my kids how to make a Half-Life 2 map the other day... Kent has posted a link to new information around Half-Life 2 modding on Coding4Fun . This is really cool. Update 1 for today The C4F item mentioned yesterday is now live. Not much now, but very cool stuff coming soon. The...
  • Blog Post: My PDC Schedule...

    in case anybody is looking for me... Staffing Commitments Item Location Day Start Finish (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online September 13 11:00 AM 3:00 PM (Track Lounges) Tools and Languages (Track Lounges) Tools and Languages...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Launch Information

    DevDiv VP Somasegar has posted information about the Visual Studio 2005 launch. Check it out here: Visual Studio 2005 update We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been...
  • Blog Post: Information on Win32/Zotob.A

    Stepto posted information today around the Win32/Zotob.A worm. Here's a link to his post: Guidance pages and information on Worm:Win32/Zotob.A Ok, earlier this morning we activated our Software Security Incident Reponse Process to respond to a malicious attack known as Worm:Win32/Zotob.A. Our investigation...
  • Blog Post: C++ at the PDC

    Visual C++ PM Kang Su Gatlin let me know that he's posted a listing of the offerings availble for C++ developers at this year's PDC . Looks like there's lots of good stuff to see and do. Get the details here . I'll be at the MSDN booth Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so be sure to stop by and say...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 SDK August CTP

    Allen Denver posted a note in his blog to let us know the VSSDK 2005 August CTP is now available. Here's a link: Visual Studio Partner Programs Downloads The August SDK adds 2 C# samples ( Package, MenusAndCommands ) that have been rewritten to our new quality level. It will work only with Visual...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Applications

    Mary Jo Foley links to some new SharePoint application templates available for download from Microsoft. Check out the full list on the download page for more information, but there's a ton of useful stuff here: Applications for Windows SharePoint Services These application templates are tailored...
  • Blog Post: Absolute Beginner's Series Posted

    Kent has just finished posting the Absolute Beginner's Video Series on Visual Studio 2005 Express (VB and C#). You can check them out here: Absolute Beginner's Video Series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions This video series is designed specifically for individuals who are interested in learning...
  • Blog Post: WinFX Beta 1 SDK Available

    In my ongoing effort to link to every SDK in the world, here's the WinFX Beta 1 SDK for your coding pleasure. Microsoft® WinFX ™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release Windows Operating System Code-Named "Longhorn", Beta 1 Web Setup The WinFX SDK contains documentation, samples and tools...
  • Blog Post: NVIDIA 9.5 SDK Available

    I saw on GameDev.net that the NVIDIA 9.5 SDK is now available for download. Get the goods here: NVIDIA SDK The NVIDIA SDK includes hundreds of code samples, effects, and helpful libraries to help you take advantage of the latest in GPU technology. The latest release includes: SLI Best Practices...
  • Blog Post: Meltdown 2005 Slides are Up

    Update: I changed the name of the file because I left a space in it when I first posted it. This was causing download problems. Hopefully the new link will fix. Sorry for the inconvenience. In the middle of this crazy Windows Vista beta launch, I was able to attend Meltdown this week. This is a great...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Developer Center is Live!

    After a flurry of hard work by people from all over Microsoft, we propped the Windows Vista Developer Center today. Get the details here: Microsoft Windows Vista Developer Center Windows Vista introduces breakthroughs in user experience, security and reliability, enabling you to build applications...
  • Blog Post: Can you Spot the Bug?

    Microsoft Product Manager for Developer Security Rick Samona , with the help of Foundstone , has created a new feature for the Security Developer Center called Spot the Bug. The way this works is that Rick will post a new bug in his blog every so often and you can take a shot at guessing the bug in the...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed 2005 Orlando Webcasts Online

    If you missed Tech-Ed in Orlando, many of the sessions are now available online. Check out the site here: Tech-Ed 2005 Webcast Series Did you miss a breakout session at Microsoft Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, or have co-workers who could not attend? Tune in to our "best of" Tech·Ed...
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