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MSDN TechDays is Coming to Dallas!
Are you ready for a GeekFest? We’re pulling out all the stops to make the next MSDN event a memorable one! MSDN TechDays is a three-day geek-out covering a variety of topics for ITPros, Developers and Architects. We’re holding the first ever MSDN TechDays on November 18-20 at the Dallas...
6 Oct 2008
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...
10 Sep 2008
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...
28 Aug 2008
Speeding up Vista boots
I know it’s usually tacky to link blog, but this is too good to pass up. Phil Wheat posted a great tip yesterday on speeding up your boot time on Windows Vista. Here’s the post: Catching up on posts, and saw that Bryant Likes (over at my former company, Avanade) had picked up on an easy way...
24 Jun 2008
Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007
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 | ZDNet.com I love this chart from the article: It...
8 Jan 2008
ALT.NET Conference 2007
Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the first ever ALT.NET conference , held in beautiful Austin, TX. Not only was it a great excuse to visit one of my favorite cities in the US, and see my Mom (who never thinks we bring the kids over to see her enough) it was an incredible opportunity...
9 Oct 2007
Scrape and Load
One of the interesting things about using Release Candidate, Beta, Alpha, Pre-Alpha, Developer Preview, Community Technology Preview and - since I've joined Microsoft - the famous "Dogfood" builds of products is the frequent reformatting of the ole' hard drive to put a clean version of the...
19 Sep 2007
Webmaster Jam Session 2007
I'm happy to announce that Microsoft will be sponsoring, participating and speaking at the upcoming Webmaster Jam Session 2007 in Dallas, TX on Sept 21 and 22 at the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown. This is a great event for bringing designer and developers together to talk about web application design and...
23 Aug 2007
Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp - This Weekend!!!
Looks like this weekend is going to be *very* busy for me :-) I'm presenting a 2-part session at Houston TechFest on Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Silverlight, and then driving right over to the Houston BarCamp to present on Microsoft Silverlight. Hope to see you there! Here's the flyer data...
20 Aug 2007
Houston TechFest 2007
Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest . Brad Abrams , GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more) will be presenting a keynote address, and yours...
7 Aug 2007
PHP on Vista 64-bit
I wanted to try out the FastCGI stuff for myself, and learn a little PHP along the way, so I downloaded and installed the FastCGI module from IIS.NET , and the latest version of PHP. Of couse, because I'm running 64-bit Vista , there were some things I needed to manually tweak. Hats off to jccondor for...
27 May 2007
Workflow issues after upgrading to Orcas - Fixed!
I have been trying to dive into WF this week based on some questions from customers, but was having trouble getting the WF designer to work in Orcas. I upgraded to Orcas a few weeks ago after uninstalling VS2K5, but hadn't tried to run the WF designer since upgrading. Since it worked in VS2K5, I figured...
26 May 2007
Hey all you WinForms and WPF fans out there - Microsoft just launched a new Web Site today at http://www.WindowsClient.net . This site is dedicated to the Smart Client programmer in all of us :) They've got some great aggregated news feeds, training/labs, Forums, Downloads and a Community section - all...
23 May 2007
Cool Twitter Screen Saver using WPF
http://blogs.msdn.com/karstenj/archive/2007/04/30/flitter-source-posted.aspx Technical Evangelist Karsten Januszewski has posted a cool WPF-based screen saver that hooks into Twitter. Check it out!
22 May 2007
Visual Studio &quot;Orcas&quot; Installation Error
I've heard from a few people that they've had trouble installing Visual Studio codename "Orcas" on their machines. The problem they've all reported was a popup dialog that appeared when the .NET Framework 3.5 was trying to install. If you see this error, there's a simple fix: just go into your "<source...
18 May 2007
I recently had an excellent opportunity to participate at one of our customers' Hack Day events. I had never heard of HackDay prior to my experience last week, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. The concept is simple - give a room full of developers 24 hours to "hack something together" - usually...
13 May 2007
Really Nice WPF Application
You know, it's really late, and I should be asleep, but I was completely mesmerized after downloading and installing this really cool WPF-based family tree application from Vertigo called Family.Show . It was showcased at MIX'07 this week, so (not being there myself) I had to download it and check it...
3 May 2007
Enhance Your Silverlight Development
You can now download some additional Silverlight bits and tools from MSDN: >> Silverlight 1.1 Alpha for Windows >> Expression Blend 2 May Preview * (25.5 MB) >> Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 * visit the MSDN Expression site for more info on Blend 2 May Preview...
2 May 2007
Upcoming ArcReady Events in a town near you!
OK - Time to put down the code for a little while (just half of one day) and put your Architect hat on. There are several ArcReady events coming up that I want to make sure you all know about: May 7 – Houston May 8 - Dallas May 15 – Austin In “Architecting for the User Experience” we will be discussing...
26 Apr 2007
Great Site for Windows Vista Gadgets
I'm starting to get more into these Gadgets as I get more used to using Vista . Here's a site I found today with a TON of gadgets. Check them out!
26 Apr 2007
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