• Chris Koenig

    Time for a Code Trip!

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    Starting at Mix 08, my friend Tim Heuer and the gang in West Region DPE are sponsoring The Code Trip - a two month tour of West Region where they'll be showcasing some of our latest and greatest technologies in your area at local community events. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    InstallFest Poland

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    A few months ago, our team worked with several local-area User Groups to put on these events we called InstallFest.  The idea was to get people together talking about all the cool new features Visual Studio 2008 and hand out some free copies of the...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 at InstallFest - Another Update

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    For those of you that got free copies of VS08 at the recent InstallFests, you have only a few more days to activate your PIN and have your free copy shipped out to you.  Originally 2/22 (today), the deadline for registration is now Monday, 2/25. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    GDC08: XNA games coming to Zune - Joystiq

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      I don't usually link-blog like this, but this announcement is just too cool not to get something out there: Microsoft's Chris Satchell just announced that XNA Game Studios games can also be made for Zune. He showed off a brief demo of Zauri –...
  • Chris Koenig

    Updating your Visual studio 2008 InstallFest Product key

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    For those of you that participated in the Visual studio 2008 InstallFest parties we helped host a wihle back, you should be receiving your VS08 Pro DVDs very soon, if you haven't already.  To help you get your installation updated with your full...
  • Chris Koenig

    Free Software for Students - Microsoft DreamSpark

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    Calling all students!  Check out this video featuring Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as he discusses a new initiative called Microsoft DreamSpark targeted at offering Microsoft developer tools FREE to students: Bill Gates talks about Free Software...
  • Chris Koenig

    Launch Presentation - Occasionally Connected Clients

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    I've been selected to present at the upcoming Heroes Happen {Here} Launch Events in Dallas and Tulsa on Smart Client technology.  The session is called "Defy Occasionally-connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" and covers a...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 Hotfix Available

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    If you're doing Web Development on Visual Studio 2008, head on over to the Microsoft Downloads area to get yourself a copy of the first Visual Studio 2008 hotfix.  http://tinyurl.com/33tpkr For information on what issues have been addressed by this...
  • Chris Koenig

    Heroes Happen {Here} - Launch event Giveaways

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    I've been getting a lot of email recently about the Launch Events, specifically asking me what versions of which software people will be getting for attending.  Although I'm sure the real reason you're going is to learn more about these exciting...
  • Chris Koenig

    Upcoming Silverlight Training in Dallas

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    For those of you in the DFW area, or would like to come visit our great city, there are 2 Silverlight training events coming as part of the great "Silverlight Tour", courtesy of Shawn Wildermuth - a.k.a. the ADO Guy: First is a FREE half-day...
  • Chris Koenig

    Organize your travel with TripIt

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    As someone that travels a lot, it's always been challenging to keep my family and co-workers up to date on what places I'm visiting, when I'm going, and how long I'll be staying.  With our current travel system at Microsoft, I can specify multiple...
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