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  • Blog Post: #MIX09 Keynote – Day 1

    There was a lot of great information shared this morning at the first of the #MIX09 keynotes .  As I reflect on it, it seems that most of it seemed to be centered around Silverlight 3, but there were a few gems tucked away in some other parts of the keynote. First, Bill Buxton from Microsoft Research...
  • 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: 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: Deck and Demos from DELL MDC

    As promised, here are my deck and demos from the MDC event at Dell on Thursday. I had a really great time at the event, and I hope you enjoyed my session on ASP.NET 4.0 Futures! Please let me know if you have any questions. Don’t forget – the code in these demos features the ASP.NET bits featured...
  • 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 ready for MIX09

    I know that PDC starts on Monday, but it’s never too early to start thinking about MIX!  Those of you who went last year know what an amazing conference MIX is, and those that didn’t should definitely make plans to attend this year.  Held every year in the spring at the Venetian Hotel in Las...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the SharePoint/WSS UI – Part 1

    Have you noticed that you can almost always spot a SharePoint site when you encounter one on the web? They all seem to have the same layout, with the familiar blue menus, and the little team icon in the upper-left hand corner. It’s always bugged me that “all SharePoint sites look alike” (which I know...
  • 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: Free Book Offer from Microsoft Learning

    Visit Microsoft Learning at http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urvs5cn3s8 to register for 3 free eBooks: Technorati Tags: ebook , free , learning , silverlight , linq , asp.net , ajax
  • Blog Post: .NET Web Product Roadmap (ASP.NET, Silverlight, IIS7)

    Some very important stuff announced today on Scott Guthrie's blog around the collective futures of ASP.NET, Silverlight and IIS7.  You should read the whole post to get all the details, but here are some of the key, important points: Silverlight 1.1 has now become Silverlight 2.0 There were many...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Mr. Click-To-Activate

    I'm not sure how I missed this one, but for those of you not following Tim Heuer's blog, he's recently blogged about an announcement from Pete LePage of the Internet Explorer team about an update to Internet Explorer that will eliminate those "Click to Activate" messages that have been annoying...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight DevCamp Update

    WOW! I am really excited about all the continued interest in the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp.  I wanted to post something here based on all the questions I've been asked over the past 2 days about the event - specifically the "registration is full - can I still come?"  question....
  • Blog Post: Silverlight DevCamp 2007 - Dallas, TX

    Here's a quick (ok, not so quick) message to all of you attending the Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas on Saturday, Nov 10th. If you're registered on Microsoft World Wide Events, then you already got this message. If not, here it is in its entirety. PS - please use the tag "SLDC07" for all blogging...
  • Blog Post: Seadragon and Photosynth

    If you haven't already seen Seadragon or Photosynth , then you need to watch this video from TED 07 . The speaker, Blaise Aguera y Arcas , is an Architect at Microsoft, and responsible for the Seadragon product. This is AMAZING technology - absolutely unbelievable what they've been able to...
  • Blog Post: CoDe Magazine - Article: Use the ASP.NET MVC Framework to Write Web Apps without Viewstate or Postbacks

    CoDe Magazine recently published an article by Microsoft Solution Architect MVP Jeffrey Palermo about the new Microsoft MVC Framework for ASP.NET: On October 6, 2007, Scott Guthrie officially unveiled the ASP.NET MVC Framework at the AltNetConf in Austin, TX. It’s interesting he chose to present...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series - ASP.NET Futures

    I spoke last week at the Dallas ASP.NET User Group meeting about IIS 7.0 . The talk ended a little earlier than I expected, so we opened things up to general questions, and just started discussing whatever came up. One question I asked the group was "have any of you played with the ASP.NET Futures release...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Popfly - The Open Beta

    Microsoft announced today at the Web 2.0 Summit that Microsoft Popfly , our Silverlight -based Mashup Editor, will enter a Public Beta, and no longer be invitation-only. This is great news for fans of the popular Popfly as they will no longer have to go around looking for people with invitations to share...
  • Blog Post: Webmaster Jam Session 2007 - a photoset on Flickr

    I just posted all my pictures from WMJ07 on my Flickr site . 
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