• Chris Koenig

    Webcast Series - VSTS 2008

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    As part of our customer launch readiness plans, we have partnered with Chris Menegay , and the folks at Notion Solutions to deliver a series of VSTS 2008 webcasts. Each Thursday from 1 -2:30pm CST and once a month from 3-4:30pm CST a VS2008 related webcast...
  • Chris Koenig

    Happy 12th Birthday David!

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    It's hard to believe it's already been 12 years - WOW :-)
  • Chris Koenig

    We Are Microsoft - Event Summary

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    From Friday, Jan 18th through Sunday, Jan 20th, I had the honor of working with over 80 developers, 20 volunteers and 18 charities on the first ever We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend .  The event was put together as a way to enable developers...
  • Chris Koenig

    InstallFest Wrocław

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    Hats off to the .NET User Group in Wrocław for putting together their own Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest ! They had over 60 developers attend, and a quarter installed Visual Studio at the event.  Apart from some awesome food, there were a few presentations...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

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    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8BDAA836-0BBA-4393-94DB-6C3C4A0C98A1&displaylang=en The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help...
  • Chris Koenig

    Free training materials from Microsoft Learning

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    Wanted to let everyone know about some more free training materials and eBooks available at the Microsoft Learning web site: Download a Free Visual Studio 2008 e-book http://www.microsoft.com/learning/vstudio/2008/default.mspx Get a free e-book and find...
  • Chris Koenig

    We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend

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    Well, tomorrow is the big day!  It's finally arrived...  Tomorrow is the beginning of the first ever We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend.  Toi has been working incredibly hard to make sure that everything is lined up for this event...
  • Chris Koenig

    Excerpts from Peter DeBetta's SQL Server 2008 Book

    My good friend Peter DeBetta , SQL Server MVP and all around nice guy, has been working on a SQL Server 2008 book for a while now for MS Press.  I learned today that you can get a free e-Book with excerpts from this book from the Microsoft SQL Server...
  • Chris Koenig

    Heroes happen {here} - launch dates finalized!

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      I just checked again on the Heroes happen {here} web site , and you can now register for all South Central Launch Events.  Here's a rundown on the schedule: March 4 - San Antonio, TX March 20 - Houston, TX March 27 - Tulsa, OK April 8 - Dallas...
  • Chris Koenig

    WPF + Wii Application from Cynergy Labs

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    For those of you who enjoyed the last one of these I posted, here's one from Brent showing a surface-like implementation also based on .NET, C# WPF and the Wii-mote: and a more expansive version of this video in Silverlight: http://labs.cynergysystems...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas .NET User Group Meeting - Silverlight Demo and Slides

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    I had a great time with the Dallas .NET User Group last Thursday night showing off Silverlight to a packed house!  I got many requests for the slides and demo, so I've included a link to them in this post.  I'd like to thank Omar V for the opportunity...
  • Chris Koenig

    Wii + .NET = Johnny Chung Lee

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    You know I love my Xbox 360 (although I don't get to play it very often) but you have to admit that the Wii controller is very cool and innovative.  I saw someone Tweet today about this guy - Johnny Chung Lee - who's done some awesome stuff with...
  • Chris Koenig

    Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007

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    For all the talk that I continue to hear about how Windows is not a safe operating system, I'm really glad to see independent groups such as ZDNet putting out studies such as this one: » Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007 | Zero Day...
  • Chris Koenig

    Attention Insomniacs...

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    Are you an Office Developer?  Do you want to get some great free training on SharePoint , Silverlight and Office Development?  Like the challenge of competing with your peers for $100,000 in prizes?  If so, then Sleepless Dallas might just...
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