• Chris Koenig

    Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp - This Weekend!!!

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    Looks like this weekend is going to be *very* busy for me :-) I'm presenting a 2-part session at Houston TechFest on Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Silverlight, and then driving right over to the Houston BarCamp to present on Microsoft Silverlight...
  • Chris Koenig

    Guy Burstein's Blog : IOException: Cannot locate resource app.xaml - WPF in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

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    I don't know if any of you have run into this problem yet, but it's freaky. Basically what I've seen is WPF applications created in VS2K5 then converted to Orcas B2 give the following error: IOException: Cannot locate resource blah.xaml Not sure what...
  • Chris Koenig

    Webmaster Jam Session 2007

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    I'm happy to announce that Microsoft will be sponsoring, participating and speaking at the upcoming Webmaster Jam Session 2007 in Dallas, TX on Sept 21 and 22 at the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown. This is a great event for bringing designer and developers...
  • Chris Koenig

    Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook!

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    OK - So maybe you already know this, but I'm a total Keyboard Junkie. The mouse is really cool for a lot of things, but with Office, I like to keep my hands on the keyboard and get "distracted" by the mouse as little as possible. With many of the new...
  • Chris Koenig

    Now Available: The Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor Tool for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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    The Business Data Catalog Definition Editor has been included in the newest release of the MOSS2007 SDK. It has been designed to assist in the lifecycle management for Application Definition files. The tool enables searching over databases and web service...
  • Chris Koenig

    Rainbow's End

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    I don't normally get a lot of time to read books just for fun - usually I'm doing my best just to keep up with email, blog postings, and the occasional technical book. Recently my good friend Phil Wheat , our AE down here in South Central, suggested a...
  • Chris Koenig

    Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp

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    I had a great time at the First Annual Houston TechFest on Saturday. Official attendance count was 476 (WOW!), not counting all of us that presented or had booths in the hallway. A humongous THANK YOU goes out to Michael, Michelle, John and everyone at...
  • Chris Koenig

    Sure you're a gamer, but have you got game?

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    Most every developer I know is a gamer - at least on some level. Some are totally into shooters like Halo or BioShock , or realtime strategy and MMORPGs like Halo Wars , WoW or Age of Empires , or those of you like me are interested in Role Playing games...
  • Chris Koenig

    ALM Article by Chris Menegay

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    Chris Menegay, Microsoft Regional Director and Principal at Notion Solutions has written Part 2 in a two-part series on ALM and the Microsoft Stack. Go check it out! Application Lifecycle Management – Part 2 – Understanding the Microsoft Stack by Chris...
  • Chris Koenig

    Houston TechFest 2007

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    Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest . Brad Abrams , GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more...
  • Chris Koenig

    Joining Technorati

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    I just set up my Technorati Profile and was told I needed to put this tag in a new blog post so that my account will get activated correctly, so here it is...
  • Chris Koenig

    CommunityFest - we have a date!

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    We met this morning to determine the date for the upcoming CommunityFest - we settled on Feb 16, 2008. So - mark your calendars now and reserve the date. We'll host the event in Dallas somewhere, but we haven't figured out where yet. I'll have a much...
  • Chris Koenig

    BetaNews | Universal Goes DRM Free, But Not on iTunes

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    Interesting news from the world of online music - I'll let you draw your own conclusions... BetaNews | Universal Goes DRM Free, But Not on iTunes
  • Chris Koenig

    IronXSLT

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    For those of you who spend a lot of time dealing with XML data, you might be interested in this add-in for Visual Studio: IronXSLT . Written by XML MVP Oleg Tkachenko , IronXSLT aims to provide complete integration of XSLT into the VS08 environment. Features...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas/Fort Worth DNUX User Group

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    Cory Smith , VB.NET MVP over there in Forth Worth has launched a new User Group called the ".NET User Experience User Group", or DNUX for short. Follow Cory's blog at addressof.com for more information as this group comes more into focus and starts their...
  • Chris Koenig

    Macworld: News: Apache losing ground says another survey

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    Technorati Tags: IIS , Windows , Server , ASP.NET A couple of interesting quote from an article in Macworld: “If the trend from previous surveys holds, IIS 7 should be the dominant web server for Fortune 1000 sites by 2011.” "Microsoft ASP.NET and ASP...
  • Chris Koenig

    Concert Time?

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    Anyone want to go with me to see Styx, Foreigner and Def Leppard ? I realize this completely gives my age away, but if you're interested let me know. I already missed Rush last week because of a camping trip, and Weird Al a few weeks ago because I was...
  • Chris Koenig

    AUT at the NDDNUG

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    I just got back from the North Dallas .NET User Group meeting tonight where Dave O'Hara presented on Automated Unit Testing. I thought the talk was a great primer for people who were not familiar with Unit Testing philosophy, and showed off a lot of the...
  • Chris Koenig

    A Very Successful Oklahoma City CodeCamp!

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    Congrats to Ray and the other folks in OKC for their first annual CodeCamp ! It's really exciting to see so many development communities getting together to put on high-quality events for developers. If you have some ideas on what kinds of events for...
  • Chris Koenig

    Ruby vs. C# - at the Dallas C# SIG

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    I attended the Dallas C# SIG meeting last night featuring Adam Keys on Ruby and Jef Newsom on C#. Adam started the evening off with an overview of Ruby philosophy, covering the fundamental design principals behind the language, a bit about how the language...
  • Chris Koenig

    The Triple Negative

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    I used to work for a guy who was famous around the office for his double-negatives - "I don't disagree with you" was almost his tagline. Thanks to my good friend Matt, we've finally identified one better than our old boss... From the San Antonio Express...
  • Chris Koenig

    3-Day Silverlight Training

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    Chris Sells posted a notice last week about a "comprehensive 3-day Silverlight shortcouse" coming to various cities around the country, including Dallas! Please see the Silverlight Tour website for more information. Even if you're not going to make the...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio Team System - Codename "Rosario"

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    For those of you interested in what the future holds for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, codename "Rosario", there are a bunch of resources out there available on the net to quench your VSTS thirst. I've listed some of them here to make it easy on...
  • Chris Koenig

    Community Server Camp - Oct 20-21

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    Rob, ScottD, Jason, ScottWater and all of our good friends over at Telligent Systems are running a 2-day development camp for their flagship product, Community Server. Here's the full information straight from the source! ========== Announcing the First...
  • Chris Koenig

    Microsoft Tafiti - Search on Steroids

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    I know I'm not always the first to blog about stuff (I'm working on that) but I wanted to make sure that I sent out an announcement about Microsoft Tafiti - http://www.tafiti.com . Tafiti is a new take on the search engine metaphor that builds on the...
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