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  • Blog Post: WinMoDevCamp

    Announcing the first in a series of 6 international barcamp -style events for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 OS called WinMoDevCamp ! WinMoDevCamp is a not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 O/S .  Attendees will include mobile...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: A Tour of Windows 7 (Level 100)

    A few weeks ago I did my first ever TechNet webcast on some of the new UX enhancements in Windows 7 .  It is a free session that you can view online, you just need to register on the site to get access to the video. For those of you just now getting your hands on the Windows 7 Release Candidate...
  • Blog Post: Dual Boot from VHD Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    As computers get more powerful, disk space and memory prices continue to drop and tool require more and more power, getting a handle on how you can use virtualization to aid your development across multiple environment and multiple toolsets.  To help out, one of my new teammates, Keith Combs, has...
  • Blog Post: If you have received a Vista Ultimate with SP1 Promotional Kit - READ HERE!

    I've gotten a number of question about the Vista kits that has been given out at some events - if you got one of these and were wondering about the key, please take a look at https://microsoft.order-1.com/registerwindowsvistasp1//Default.aspx .  This is where you can enter the PIN that was in your...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    is now available for public download: Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Available This Week!

    Just announced at Steve Ballmer’s keynote at CES in Las Vegas , Windows 7 Beta will be available to the public starting on Friday as a limited rollout: On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Mesh on Windows 7

    For those of you attending PDC and are experimenting with Windows 7, here’s an update you’ll need to apply to get Mesh working on your new OS.  Just create a REG file with the following information in it, and run it on your Windows 7 machine.  1: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 2...
  • 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: PDC Day 1 – Windows Azure

    You might have heard rumblings of secret projects at Microsoft called Red Dog, or Strata on various blog posts or Twitter feeds.  Today at PDC, the covers came off these codenames to reveal Windows Azure: Originally called Windows Strata, Windows® Azure is “a cloud services operating system that...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Triple Launch 2008 - Mark your Calendars!

    Here are the currently known dates for the Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Launch Events in South Central District: March 6 - Baton Rouge, LA March 20 - Houston, TX April 8 - Dallas, TX April 10 - San Antonio, TX This info was taken from the registration...
  • Blog Post: Tablet PC Fun

    Everyone always tells me how great the mac is for doing music. Here's a video of Hugh Sung, a concert pianist, using his Tablet PC for doing his music. Hugh Sung Website I'd like to see a mac do this :-)
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: FarPoint’s Southern Fried Fall Tour

    For those of you living in Louisiana or Alabama who really dig FarPoint, be sure to check out FarPoint's upcoming Southern Fried Fall Tour : Monday (10/15) in Huntsville, Alabama at the Huntsville New Technology Users Group Tuesday (10/16) in Birmingham, Alabama for a combined meeting of the Birmingham...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Macworld: News: Apache losing ground says another survey

    Technorati Tags: IIS , Windows , Server , ASP.NET A couple of interesting quote from an article in Macworld: “If the trend from previous surveys holds, IIS 7 should be the dominant web server for Fortune 1000 sites by 2011.” "Microsoft ASP.NET and ASP application server environments are currently used...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: WindowsClient.net

    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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" Beta 3 available for Download

    Yesterday, Microsoft released a new, public beta of the next generation server operating system, code name "Longhorn". "Longhorn", besides being named after one of my favorite animals , represents some serious advancements to the Windows Server operating systems - giving you more control, greater flexibility...
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