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  • Blog Post: Chris Tullier and Todd Girvin at PDC09

    Not sure if everyone knows this, but SCD’s own Todd Girvin and Chris Tullier are teaming up to present a pre-conference workshop at PDC 09 titled Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010 . If you’re planning on attending PDC, I’d highly recommend also adding a Pre-Conference registration...
  • 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: Great Deals on Microsoft Developer Software

    Come get it while it’s hot! Technorati Tags: MSDN , VSTS , Visual Studio , Team System
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Development Tools Updated

    Just in from the Azure Services team: We are excited to announce that we have released an update to the Windows® Azure™ SDK and Visual Studio Tools. These latest releases are available here: Windows Azure SDK: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130232 Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio: http:...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: ADO.NET Data Services + Silverlight 2 B2 = Happiness

    This one almost snuck by me, but on my Microsoft Downloads email today I saw that the ADO.NET Data Services bits had been updated to work work with Silverlight.  I had a demo a week or so ago that I tried to do where I was wiring up an ADO.NET Data Services service (that sounds weird) to a Silverlight...
  • 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: More Upcoming Events – ArcReady and MSDN Unleashed!

    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 content in the morning, and MSDN content in the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1 Now Released!

    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.  Here are some links to get you started: What...
  • Blog Post: New Release of Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio

    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 using this new control. For information about...
  • Blog Post: Bring on Silverlight 2 Beta 2!

    Ok Silverlight fans, Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is now available for download .  It comes with a whole host of updated accessories including new versions of the Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 , a new version of the DeepZoom Composer and an updated version of Expression Blend 2 (June 2008 Preview...
  • Blog Post: Registration is open for first Code Camp in Kraków

    For those of you living in or around Poland (hey – it turns out I have pretty decent readership in Poland – and I hope they’re all subscribed to this blog!) you can now register for the first ever Kraków Code Camp on June 7th.   I’ll be heading out to Poland in a few weeks to speak at this...
  • Blog Post: Visual STudio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 BETA now Available

    For those of you looking for it, ScottGu published a blog post earlier today announcing the BETA release of VS08/.NET 3.5 SP1.  There are a ton of bug fixes, updates and improvements to Web Development (including ASP.NET Dynamic Data), Visual Studio (features and performance updates), Client Development...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 at InstallFest - Another Update

    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.  If you don't get your PIN entered and your address...
  • Blog Post: GDC08: XNA games coming to Zune - Joystiq

      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 – a topdown shooter. XNA Zune games can also support...
  • Blog Post: Updating your Visual studio 2008 InstallFest Product key

    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 product key, Jake Good has prepared a great walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Free Software for Students - Microsoft DreamSpark

    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, Students, and Technology This is a FANTASTIC deal...
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