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  • Blog Post: June DevCares - Parallelism in .NET 4.0

    One of my favorite speakers, and all around great guy Tim Rayburn will be speaking at the next installment of DevCares on one of the hottest topics around - Parallelism in .NET 4.0 .  If you haven’t seen Tim present on this topic, then I’d make every effort to get myself over to TekFocus on Friday...
  • Blog Post: XAMLFESTOnline Coming Soon!

    For those of you that want to get a better handle on using XAML to build the next generation of Windows and Web Applications, and prefer to do it from the comfort of your own desktop, then XAMLFEST Online is for you!  Based on the wildly popular XAMLFEST events run in cities all across the US, XAMLFEST...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio on MSDN Downloads

    If you have a MSDN subscription, you can now download the FULL VERSION of Microsoft Robotics Studio and the CCR & DSS Toolkit! Microsoft Robotics Studio is a development and virtual simulation environment for creating robotics applications for a wide variety of robotics platforms.  Perhaps you...
  • Blog Post: Dallas TechFest 2009

    Announcing Dallas TechFest 2009! Dallas TechFest 2009 is a full day of technology learning, not just on one technology but on a broad array of technologies. From Ruby and Java to .NET and Flex there is something for everyone at this day long event. With speakers that are recognized experts in their field...
  • Blog Post: Tulsa School of Dev 2009

    I had a GREAT time at the Tulsa School of Dev today!  I didn’t expect to be able to visit as my wife had plans (meaning I needed to be home with the kids) but when her plans changed I jumped on the chance to come out!  I quickly put together a great talk on “What’s New in Silverlight 3” based...
  • Blog Post: GiveCamp Dallas – We Are Microsoft

    After months of planning, and three very intensive days of coding, the Dallas GiveCamp – a.k.a. We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge – is once again over.  Like the WAM event before it, this’ year’s WAM event was an outstanding success.  There were over 100 developers who donated their entire...
  • Blog Post: The Magician of the Wii-mote

    I wrote about this guy a while back and the amazing stuff he was doing with the WII remotes .  Now you can hear him talk IN PERSON at the upcoming MIX 09 conference.  Here’s the info on his session: Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote (and Other HCI Projects) Johnny Lee The Wii remote...
  • Blog Post: MDC Experience Video

    Some of our friends in Atlanta put this awesome video together of the latest MDC event from Atlanta.  Remember that the Dallas MDC is coming up soon – January 26th, 2009.  For more information, and to get registered today, go out to http://msdndevcon.com . Enjoy! Technorati Tags: mdc , msdn...
  • Blog Post: I’m Back!

    Sorry things have been so quiet on this blog, but I just got back from my first 2-week vacation since I’ve been at Microsoft and it’s been GREAT!  I (almost) totally unplugged from everything related to my job, and tried to enjoy just *being*.  I spent time with the family down in Houston for...
  • Blog Post: Keynote at MDC Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas

    I’ve been invited to participate in the MDC events in Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas as the Keynote Demonstrator.  I’ll be up on the stage with the official keynote speakers running demos, and helping them make sure the keynote goes off without a hitch!  There is a lot going on in the Keynote...
  • Blog Post: Come to MDC Dallas and See Me Shave My Head!

    That’s right – you heard right!  I’m issuing a challenge to all the architects, DBAs, enthusiasts, and professional software developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas… If we can get 750 people registered to attend the MSDN Developer Conference on January 26th here in the lovely city...
  • Blog Post: Community Contributions: Entity Framework Learning Guide

    One of our local area rockstars - Zeeshan Hirani - has released a 500+ page learning guide to Entity Framework.  In his words, this document was developed over time as a learning guide for him and his co-workers, and he hopes that you will also find it useful.  Check it out and let Zee know...
  • Blog Post: Mesh-enabled Applications – Part 1: Getting Started

    This is the first in a series of posts around creating a Mesh-enabled web applications using all the new bits released at PDC 2008.  the intent is to introduce you to the process of building Mesh-enabled web applications, and get your first app up and running quickly.  I’ll try to be thorough...
  • Blog Post: PDC Day 2 – Windows 7, Windows Live, Mesh and Office Online

    Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures. Windows 7 Both Windows Server 2008 R@ and Windows 7 will have the ability to boot from a VHD as well as mount a VHD like a normal drive or create a VHD on the fly – all from the built...
  • Blog Post: Get your .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 right here…

    UPDATE: Fixed the links to the bits! Hot off the presses this morning, a VPC containing the first CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 were released to the public on Microsoft Connect. The VPC is broken down into a TON of files, but Brian Keller has some instructions on his blog for those...
  • Blog Post: New .NET Logos announced today!

    .NET is getting a logo facelift! This is not something I had planned to blog about – it just arrived in my inbox tonight while I was working on the other postings and I decided to see if I could be one of the first ones to talk about it :)  Anyway, this is the new logo for Microsoft .NET and for...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 RTW on Oct 14, 2008

    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=PR&Date=20081013&ID=9263913&Symbol=MSFT This represents a HUGE step forward for .NET and Web Developers everywhere.  Over 1 year in various alpha and beta versions, Silverlight 2 is finally released to the web.  For those...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 RC0 Available Today!

    The Silverlight team announced today that Silverlight 2 RC0 was released today for public consumption.  Please note that applications built using this release will work off of the Silverlight 2 RC0 Developer Runtime only. Please keep that in mind when updating your projects.  Breaking Changes...
  • Blog Post: The night was humid…

    … so we spent it at a local .NET User Group meeting!  If you’re looking for one, you can always check http://www.codezone.com , http://www.southcentraldevelopers.com or this blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoenig .  Here is the list of upcoming events that I just sent to the MSDN Flash editors...
  • Blog Post: Adding Style to WPF and Silverlight Apps at DDNUG

    I had a great time speaking at the Dallas .NET User Group meeting last night on WPF and Silverlight Styles, Templates and Data Binding.  I’ve posted the slides up on Slideshare and the demos (with the pptx) out on FolderShare .  Here are the links: Adding Style To Your Microsoft Wpf And Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

    Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA and AR). ...
  • Blog Post: OKC Developer Group Presentation – Next Gen Web Apps

    I had a great time last night at the OKC Developer Group meetings.  I love presenting there because you actually get to do 2 presentations – one at lunch (there was about 85 people in attendance) and one at dinner (about 15 people).  That’s 100 people in one day with two chances to get it right...
  • Blog Post: MVP Raymond Lewallen at NDDNUG

    Microsoft MVP Raymond Lewallen is coming to the North Dallas .NET User Group on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:00 PM to present an in-depth look at Behavior Driven Development (BDD). BDD is driven by business value!   The practices of BDD include: Driving development from the outside-in Using...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events coming to Little Rock!

    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: Session 1 :  Demystifying WPF Today’s applications...
  • Blog Post: IE8 - Standards Mode and IE7-Compatibility Mode

    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 correctly in IE8 standards mode, then there is some...
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