• Chris Koenig

    Silverlight DevCamp 2007 - Dallas, TX

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    Here's a quick (ok, not so quick) message to all of you attending the Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas on Saturday, Nov 10th. If you're registered on Microsoft World Wide Events, then you already got this message. If not, here it is in its entirety...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Updates

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    Quick update for those of you interested in attending the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties in SCD - we now have registration links available for you - Dec 3rd in Tulsa - Registration Link | User Group Web Site Dec 5th in Dallas - Registration...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Update

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    Over the past few weeks, I've been mentioning the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties on my blog and have received a lot of great questions and comments about it.  Here's the latest version of "what's what" on the InstallFest, including...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest

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      To celebrate the upcoming RTM of Visual Studio 2008 , we're going to host a few "InstallFest" parties in conjunction with some of our local user groups.  These parties will feature food, drink, Xbox and the opportunity for you to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get Live.com!

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    For those of you with multiple personalities, or would like to have multiple personalities, or perhaps find *a* personality <grin>, you can have a Live personality now if you move quickly... Just jet on over to http://get.live.com/getlive/overview...
  • Chris Koenig

    Texas vs. A&M - Big 12 Football

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    As a graduate of The University , we always look forward to the Texas vs. Texas A&M game on Thanksgiving.  This year, I was a little surprised to find out that the game is actually not on Thanksgiving, like it was when I was in school, but is...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas Silverlight DevCamp - Recap

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    Yesterday was our first ever Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas.  Our goal was to get as many people as possible to "experience" Silverlight first-hand by getting them write code instead of only listening to lecture.  The format, more...
  • Chris Koenig

    Degrees of Influence

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    There is a lot of talk going on within my team about "influence".  We have people that blog, Twitter, podcast and do online video.  We have people that do none of these things.  How do we measure someone's "influence"...
  • Chris Koenig

    We Are Microsoft - You are Microsoft

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    It's time to make a difference - are you ready?  I am... The We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend is a 3-day volunteer charity event we're sponsoring that matches developers and their skills to the IT needs of local Charities.  The volunteer...
  • Chris Koenig

    Microsoft Central Region - Who (and where) are you?

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    As an Evangelist, I'm constantly meeting new people.  There are a couple of questions I get asked by folks I've never met - especially those within the developer community in South Central District.  Here they are, in order of frequency: Do...
  • Chris Koenig

    Tablet PC Fun

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    Everyone always tells me how great the mac is for doing music. Here's a video of Hugh Sung, a concert pianist, using his Tablet PC for doing his music. Hugh Sung Website I'd like to see a mac do this :-)
  • Chris Koenig

    Seadragon and Photosynth

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    If you haven't already seen Seadragon or Photosynth , then you need to watch this video from TED 07 . The speaker, Blaise Aguera y Arcas , is an Architect at Microsoft, and responsible for the Seadragon product. This is AMAZING technology...
  • Chris Koenig

    Expression Blend and Design : Expression Design Service Pack 1 is now available!

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    Head over to the Microsoft web site to get your update for Expression Design.  From the original post: What's new in the Service Pack? Highlights of XAML Export improvements and fixes The XAML Export UI has been updated to make it easier and more...
  • Chris Koenig

    Goodbye Mr. Click-To-Activate

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    I'm not sure how I missed this one, but for those of you not following Tim Heuer's blog, he's recently blogged about an announcement from Pete LePage of the Internet Explorer team about an update to Internet Explorer that will eliminate those "Click...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha just went up for VS2K8 RTM

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    Phil Wheat just posted that the update to the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 RTM just became available.  All of you who jumped on the RTM once it was available soon found that you could no longer use the Silverlight project templates! ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Iconic daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69 - Yahoo! News

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    What a sad, sad day... I remember as a kid watching Evel on TV.  We were always amazed at what he could do, and what he attempted to do.  For Christmas one year, I received an Evel Knievel motorcycle toy and van - the motorcycle fit in the back...
  • Chris Koenig

    Guidance and examples for Service Oriented Architecture

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    Some really exciting stuff coming from our friends @ MCS (Thanks Phil) - Definitely something for those of you interested in SOA to check out. Body: Chris Madrid (former co-worker from a number of various companies) just let me know that his team at MCS...
  • Chris Koenig

    Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music

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    Although I never actually encountered the problem described in this KB article, a friend of mine sent this to me to remind me how important it is to have a good sense of humor when developing software... Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music Technorati...
  • Chris Koenig

    .NET Web Product Roadmap (ASP.NET, Silverlight, IIS7)

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    Some very important stuff announced today on Scott Guthrie's blog around the collective futures of ASP.NET, Silverlight and IIS7.  You should read the whole post to get all the details, but here are some of the key, important points: Silverlight...
  • Chris Koenig

    Who's your Evangelist?

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    No sooner had I started talking about building an app to help people find their local evangelists, than someone at Microsoft beat me to the punch: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/events/bb905078.aspx Now you can find the Evangelists in your area...
  • Chris Koenig

    Another great reason to attend MIX08

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    With a tagline like this, who wouldn't want to attend MIX08? Sign up today , before all your friends make fun of you for waiting too long to register... Technorati Tags: MIX08 , GuyKawasaki , SteveBallmer
  • Chris Koenig

    Expression Video Contest

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    My good friend, and Expression Web MVP Cheryl Wise has launched an Expression Video Contest over on her blog.  The basic premise is this - you create a tutorial video for one of the products in Expression Suite, and enter it in her contest for a...
  • Chris Koenig

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! Here's wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, fun and full-filling Thanksgiving!    GO TEXAS - BTHOOAM!!!
  • Chris Koenig

    Oklahoma Innotech Conference Tomorrow!

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    Please join me tomorrow at the Oklahoma City InnoTech Conference for my session " A First Look at Silverlight ".  I'll be giving an overview of Microsoft Silverlight and doing some demonstrations of the product. Technorati Tags: Silverlight...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight DevCamp Update

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    WOW! I am really excited about all the continued interest in the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp.  I wanted to post something here based on all the questions I've been asked over the past 2 days about the event - specifically the "registration...
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