• Chris Koenig

    DDNUG Casino Party - Smashing Success!

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    Last Thursday night was the first ever DDNUG Casino Party, held at the Microsoft offices in Las Colinas.  As expected, the party was a smashing success!  Casino tables, food and fun were everywhere.  Omar - you totally outdid yourself! ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Announcing Dallas TechFest - May 3rd, 2008

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    Thanks to all the hard work of Tim Rayburn ,  Jason Ragsdale , Tim Stiles , Erik Weibust , Adam Keys and Jeff Rush (plus I'm sure many others) we can finally announce the upcoming Dallas TechFest ! Mark your calendars today for May 3rd, 2008 at the...
  • Chris Koenig

    Santa's Blog | Santa.com

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    I had no idea, but thanks to my good friend Wade Wright of NDDNUG , and soon to be HHH fame,  I now know where Santa hosts his blog: http://www.santa.com/users/santa/blog   Santa's Blog | Santa.com
  • Chris Koenig

    Triple Launch 2008 - Mark your Calendars!

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    Here are the currently known dates for the Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Launch Events in South Central District: March 6 - Baton Rouge, LA March 20 - Houston, TX April 8 - Dallas, TX April 10 - San Antonio...
  • Chris Koenig

    ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Now Available

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    ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview : The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site Get it while it's hot - the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is now available from the ASP.NET web site . Contained in this *preview* release are the following bits (description taken...
  • Chris Koenig

    InstallFest-ers - Fulfillment Site *almost* ready...

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    OK folks - as I mentioned at the Tulsa and Dallas InstallFest events last week, the product fulfillment website would open on Dec 10th.  Well - I went out there today, and they've moved the date to 12/12/07.  Nothing to worry about, AFAIK, but...
  • Chris Koenig

    Tulsa InstallFest was awesome!

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    Thanks to everyone that came out to Tulsa InstallFest last night!  It was great seeing so many people come out to the Tulsa Developers User Group for the party, fun, food, drink, Xbox (love that Rock Band) and - of course - Visual Studio 2008. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas InstallFest - It's a wrap!

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    The North Dallas .NET User Group and I, along with Intuit and TechniSource sponsored the Dallas Area Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Party last night at the Intuit Headquarters in Plano.  By all accounts it was a raging success!  I don't have...
  • Chris Koenig

    PhizzPop Design Challenge - Dec 14th in Austin, TX

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    Microsoft cordially invites you to attend an exclusive party to show off the talent of some of the top creative, interactive, and design firms in your region. The PhizzPop Design Challenge pits top firms against one another in a battle of development...
  • Chris Koenig

    Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 Released

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    Looks like the latest version of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework has been released out on the ADO.NET web site.  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/data/aa937695.aspx One interesting item of note in the press release is that a number of companies...
  • Chris Koenig

    PDC '08 - Save the Date!

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    PDC '07 didn't come off as most of us had hoped, but PDC '08 is on the way.  For those that don't know, PDC (short for the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference) is usually held every other year in LA.  PDC is "the definitive Microsoft...
  • Chris Koenig

    Free HD DVDs for buying an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

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    A few months ago, I gave into the pressue to get into the high definition DVD market and purchased a Microsoft HD DVD player for my Xbox 360. Part of what tipped me over the edge was a promotion stating that everyone purchasing the player would get a...
  • Chris Koenig

    Tafiti Source Code released to CodePlex

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    For those of you who enjoy using the Silverlight -based Tafiti front-end to Windows Live Search ,  or would like to know how it works, the source code has been released on our Open Source portal CodePlex under the Windows Live QuickApps project. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Redeem your InstallFest Codes Today!

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    I just checked the web site 2 minutes ago, and you can now redeem the codes you received at InstallFest for your free copies of Visual Studio 2008.  The code should be on the back of the DVD on the red sticker.  Technorati Tags: InstallFest
  • Chris Koenig

    WPF Soup to Nuts Series

    For those of you interested in learning more about WPF, you should definitely check out MSDN Evangelist Bill Steele 's WPF Soup to Nuts series on the MSDN Webcast Portal .  Garnering an average score of 8.5 out of 9 across all 18 installments, this...
  • Chris Koenig

    Thanks DDNUG!

    I wanted to make a public THANK YOU to the Dallas .NET User Group for the very generous recognition award they presented me at last week's meeting/Casino Party:   click on the picture to see a larger version I've never received a community recognition...
  • Chris Koenig

    Expression Blend 2 - December Preview now available

    Not sure how I missed this one, but Expression Blend 2 - December Preview is now available for download .  There are a bunch of new features (and hopefully bug fixes) in this release - you can learn more about it from the Microsoft Expression Blend...
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