• Chris Koenig

    THIS BLOG IS MOVING

    In a bit of daring do, I've decided to self-host my blog instead of having it hosted at MSDN. This blog has been here for 2 years, but I'd really like to explore what it will mean to host my own blog platform, and experiement with some other technologies...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get up to 25% off select Microsoft Certification exams

    In this tough economy, are you looking to get ahead? Do you want to stand out? Microsoft Certification can help you pursue a new career in IT, move from one job role to another, or become indispensible in your existing role. Microsoft Certifications are...
  • Chris Koenig

    SQL Azure Database CTP Available

    The official CTP for SQL Azure (a.k.a. SQL Data Services, a.k.a. SQL Server Data Services) has now been released into the wild!  Head over to the SQL Azure Team Blog to learn more, or directly over to the SQL Azure web site to request a token and...
  • Chris Koenig

    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Real World Azure with Microsoft IT

    Come spend a day with us to explore Windows Azure™ – Microsoft’s platform for building and deploying cloud based applications – from a real world point of view! During this event, we’ll review critical lessons Microsoft IT has learned migrating internal...
  • Chris Koenig

    Who wants to win a Surface Table?

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    As you probably heard, Windows Marketplace for Mobile has been announced as a new offering for WinMo users.  In order to get some applications up there, The WinMo team at Microsoft has created a little friendly competition called the Race to Market...
  • Chris Koenig

    DevCares July - DotNetNuke

    Hey everyone – got some great info about the upcoming DevCares event at TekFocus this week.  This time around the speaker is my good friend Jason Kergosien and he’s talking about DotNetNuke.  Here are all the details: DevCares July - DotNetNuke...
  • Chris Koenig

    Announcing Microsoft Tag API

    Yesterday, the Microsoft Tag team announced the release of their Tag API.  The Microsoft Tag API allows anyone to create Tag from the web, the desktop, mobile devices. By using the Microsoft Tag Web Services API, you can programmatically access many...
  • Chris Koenig

    Register NOW for Houston TechFest

    Hey everyone – the Houston TechFest site is opened up for registration!  You can visit http://houstontechfest.com and get signed up and registered for one of 12 tracks including .NET (2 tracks), Java (2 tracks), Methodology, Agile, ALT.NET, Silverlight...
  • Chris Koenig

    Thrive for Developers

    Although the economic news is looking a little brighter, we know it’s still tough out there…. to help Microsoft has put together Thrive - a website that’s all about helping developers survive the recession and manage their careers in this tough economy...
  • Chris Koenig

    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas GiveCamp “We Are Microsoft” Dates are Set!

    I’m happy to announce that Dallas GiveCamp – a.k.a. We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend – will occur on the weekend of January 15-17 at BravoTECH in Dallas.  This is the same location as the past few years – we love working with BravoTECH...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas TechFest 2009 – Recap

    Dallas TechFest is a multi-technology, multi-disciplinary developer conference held this year it was held on June 19 th 2009 at the beautiful Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, TX.  Completely organized and run by members of the local community...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas SharePoint Saturday

    Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for the first ever SharePoint Saturday Dallas.  SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with...
  • Chris Koenig

    June DevCares - Parallelism in .NET 4.0

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    SharePoint Saturday in Harrison, AR

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    Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘ SharePoint Saturday Ozarks’ , on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 in Harrison, AR.  SharePoint Saturday will be an educational,...
  • Chris Koenig

    TechNet Webcast: A Tour of Windows 7 (Level 100)

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Jennifer Marsman Blogs on Surface Development

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    For all you Surface Fans, my colleague Jennifer Marsman has written a series of blog posts about developing on Microsoft Surface: Surface Development Part 1: What is the Microsoft Surface? Surface Development Part 2: Surface Controls Surface Development...
  • Chris Koenig

    May 2009 DevCares - .NET Smackdown!

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    I’ll be one of the panelists at the upcoming TekFocus DevCares event – join us tomorrow morning for some fun discussion around .NET! DEV CARES SERIES Dev Cares: .NET Smackdown! Click here to register. Session: With all the new acronyms and development...
  • Chris Koenig

    Congrats INETA Community Champions!

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    Congratulations to SCD Community Champions Tim Tyrrell, Brandon King, Ben Sheirman and Becky Isserman! The Community Champion Award program is an excellent way to recognize the movers and shakers in your local community.  They give you a place to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dual Boot from VHD Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    XAMLFESTOnline Coming Soon!

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    The Azure Services Platform Challenge – new CloudApp() - Anand Iyer

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    I haven’t link blogged in a long time, so hopefully you’ll forgive me. Saw on Anand’s blog today that the Azure team is “launching ‘ new CloudApp() ’ a US-based developer challenge to promote applications running on the Azure Services Platform .” If you...
  • Chris Koenig

    SharePoint for Developers Video Series

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    My friend Kirk Evans has been doing an incredible video series called “ SharePoint for Developers ” out on Channel 9.  There are 5 episodes so far, and they’re all very well done.  The segments are short enough to get everything on the first...
  • Chris Koenig

    MTV Adopts Silverlight!

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    Viacom/ MTV announced a web based Digital Asset Management Workflow application completely built in Silverlight 3 (of course using the beta bits for now) and .Net 3.5. This is very cool, not just because it is an early adoption of Silverlight 3, but because...
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