• Chris Koenig

    SQL Server 2008 RTM!

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    Grab your hats and clear out your bandwidth – it’s time to start downloading SQL Server 2008!  Previously codenamed “Katmai”, SQL Server 2008 represents some serious enhancements over SQL Server 2005 – read more about it at the SQL Server 2008 Press...
  • Chris Koenig

    Create Your Own Photosynth Synth!

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    You all know how big a fan I am of Microsoft Photosynth – for those (like me) that missed their update, they are sporting a new web site featuring a TON of new synths , as well as a tool to create your own synth !  Not sure how?  They’ve got...
  • Chris Koenig

    IE8 - Standards Mode and IE7-Compatibility Mode

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    As you all know, the Internet Explorer team has been working hard to make IE8 the most standards compliant browser around.  Unfortunately, not all web sites confirm to these standards today.  If you have concerns about your web site rendering...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1 Now Released!

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    The long anticipated update to Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 – Service Pack 1 – has now finally been released.  Many of you have probably been using the SP1 bits for some time now, so it’s time to upgrade to the final release bits...
  • Chris Koenig

    More Upcoming Events – ArcReady and MSDN Unleashed!

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    In addition to the list I posted the other day, I also want to call out a couple of new and improved event series that we’ll be hosting over the next year.  We’re combining ArcReady and MSDN Events into a one day technical extravaganza, with ArcReady...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight Spy

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    I found this GREAT tool for Silverlight developers today called Silverlight Spy .   It’s basically a jazzed-up runtime inspector of running Silverlight applications.  Point it at a web site containing a Silverlight control and it will snoop...
  • Chris Koenig

    Shreveport .NET User Group

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    I had a great time last night speaking at the inaugural Shreveport .NET User Group meeting!  The first meeting was held in the science lecture auditorium (Mickle Hall 114) at Centenary College in Shreveport.  There were about 26 people in attendance...
  • Chris Koenig

    GiveCamp Dallas - We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend 2008

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    Toi Wright has just updated the We Are Microsoft web site for registration to the 2008 We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend.  As we did last year, we’re putting together this event to enable developers to give back to their local communities...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight on Skyfire

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    For those that don’t know about it, there is a really cool Internet browser for Windows Mobile 6 called Skyfire .   Skyfire shows a web site on a WM device just as it looks on a normal PC browser.  The user can then pan and zoom and interact...
  • Chris Koenig

    Upcoming Events in South Central District

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    Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:00 AM: NTPCUG Microsoft ACCESS SIG - Regular monthly meeting: Special Guest Speaker Excel MVP Michael Alexander will show us some sample Tips for Power Users and give us an overview of what he will cover in his Power User...
  • Chris Koenig

    New Release of Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio

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    The Windows Live team recently released and update to their Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, and added a new ASP.NET Server Control for Virtual Earth!  Now it is super easy to add a Virtual Earth capabilities to your ASP.NET applications...
  • Chris Koenig

    MSDN Events coming to Little Rock!

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    Just a quick note to let you know that the MSDN Events team is coming out to Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25th, 2008 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock .  There will be three separate sessions focusing on Visual Studio, WPF and Vista Security...
  • Chris Koenig

    Houston TechFest 2008 Update

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    The agenda and session list for the 2008 Houston TechFest has been finalized!  Head over to http://www.houstontechfest.com and register today.  Houston TechFest is happening on September 13, 2008 at the University of Houston.  There are...
  • Chris Koenig

    Tulsa TechFest 2008 is Live!

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    The time is NOW and the word is GO!  The 2008 Tulsa TechFest web site is up and running (and it looks great, by the way!)  Get on over to http://www.tulsatechfest.com to see what David has planned for this year’s extravaganza.  Last year...
  • Chris Koenig

    The Future of .NET Reflector

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    As someone who has been using .NET Reflector for a very long time, and actually put their name and email address in the registration form, I received this interesting news the other day in an email from Lutz concerning the future of .NET Reflector: After...
  • Chris Koenig

    .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

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    Want to learn about all the new features of .NET 3.5 SP1?  Head over to the Microsoft Download Center and download your copy of the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Tranining Kit.   The kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, demos, and event materials...
  • Chris Koenig

    Want a PDC 2008 T-Shirt?

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    Then help us design it!  The PDC organizing committee is holding a contest for people to design the PDC 2008 Attendee T-Shirt.  The shirts will be Maroon this year (I need to talk to them about a Burnt Orange shirt next year) and the logo can...
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