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Beta Certification Exams for Silverlight and Windows Azure
The Microsoft Certifications blog has announced availability of two beta exams: Silverlight Beta Exam (71-506) – Available now through 11/5 Windows Azure Beta Exam (71-583) – Available 10/28 – 11/17 Space permitting, you can take these beta exams for no charge. Beta exams are longer, but count...
20 Oct 2010
Kodu Game Lab for PC Technical Preview Now Available
Kodu Game Lab is a game development environment designed to make it fun and easy for kids to create games while learning programming concepts (but you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it.) It’s been available on XBox LIVE for some time now (needing only a game controller to use), and now Kodu for PC Technical...
13 Jan 2010
Imagine Cup 2009 US Finals in Boston!
Students from all over the United States are gathering to compete in the US finals of this year’s Imagine Cup , hoping for a chance to join the best of the best from around the globe in the world finals in Cairo, Egypt. The Imagine Cup is a yearly technology-based problem solving competition bringing...
28 Apr 2009
C# Day in Waltham Tomorrow! (November 13)
A reminder that Michael de la Maza is running his well-received C# Day event at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA tomorrow from 8:30-4:00. There's still room available if you're interested (but RSVPs are required,) so head to http://learn2learn2program.com for more information and to sign up! It's...
12 Nov 2007
MIX University Expands with a Free WPF Bootcamp Course
Tim Sneath posted about a great new addition to the already strong lineup of training available at MIX University . Now you can access a full three-day WPF training course (over 20 hours) for the low cost of free. From Tim : "You'll hear a keynote from Ian Ellison-Taylor , the general manager responsible...
2 Nov 2007
C# Day Event in Waltham on November 13th
Michael de la Maza has run three very successful (and free!) C# Day events in Waltham since the summer. I'm glad to say he's ready to run another one on November 13th from 8:30 - 4:00 at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA. C# Day is a great way to take those first few steps with C# programming - no...
31 Oct 2007
C# Day Returns on September 13th
Michael de la Maza is returning to Waltham, MA to run a 3rd "C# Day" event. Previous C# Days have been great opportunities for attendees to become familiar with the C# language using an approach quite different from standard lecture-focused events. Here's a description from the C# Day home page : "Join...
23 Aug 2007
C# Day - August 3rd in Waltham
After the successful first run in C# Day community learning event in June, Michael de la Maza is offering his time to run it again in August. Michael has made a number of changes to the day's format and timing, so to be prepared for what to expect, please read his description below and watch the video...
5 Jul 2007
Online Introductory C# Workshop
Jeromy Walsh at GameDev.net is hosting a free 9+ week online C# Language Workshop : This workshop is designed to aid people in their journey to learn beginning C#. This workshop is targeted at highly motivated individuals who are interested in learning C# or who have attempted to learn C# in the past...
5 Jul 2007
C# Day Report
This Saturday (6/23), we gathered at the Microsoft offices in Waltham for the first "C# Day" event . Thanks to Michael de la Maza for volunteering his time and effort to run the session! There was a great turnout - so good in fact that the room filled up and unfortunately couldn't offer table space for...
26 Jun 2007
Easy to Digest Tutorials for Blend and Silverlight
[Via Dave Campbell - a blog you should read if you're into Silverlight.] Just launched is the beta of a great (Silverlight-based) site by Celso Gomes with some simple to use tutorials for Blend & Silverlight: http://www.nibblestutorials.net/ Currently, there are some good tutorials for creating animations...
21 Jun 2007
Free Microsoft Online Developer Courses
The Microsoft Learning site has a number of self-paced eLearning courses on current technologies (e.g. .NET 2.0 & 3.0 and VS2005.) I've pulled the subset of the developer courses that are free and listed them below, but take a look at the full developer catalog as well (the courses with fees are...
19 Jun 2007
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