• Chris Koenig

    If you have received a Vista Ultimate with SP1 Promotional Kit - READ HERE!

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    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 . ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas UG

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    I’ll be presenting a Lap Around Windows Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas .NET User Group meeting tomorrow night.  At this meeting you’ll learn about the Live Framework , our latest offering for developers programming against our Live Services...
  • Chris Koenig

    Discount Code for MIX ‘09!

    If you’re interested in coming to MIX ‘09 (and who isn’t) make sure that you register by February 13 to receive $400 off the conference price – that’s a full conference pass for only $995.   To take advantage of this offer , go to registration...
  • Chris Koenig

    The Magician of the Wii-mote

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    I wrote about this guy a while back and the amazing stuff he was doing with the WII remotes .  Now you can hear him talk IN PERSON at the upcoming MIX 09 conference.  Here’s the info on his session: Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows Azure Development Tools Updated

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    FREE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE - Houston TechFest

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    Heere ye, heere ye!  Houston TechFest is right around the corner!  You’ll remember that the original date was sometime back in August of last year, but had to be rescheduled because of Ike.  Now, Houston TechFest is back in full force and...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get Fit in February Contest

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    Interested in getting your own Visual Studio Team Suite MSDN Subscription?  Don’t have the dough to shell out for it?  Then you need to check out Caleb Jenkins' latest blog post .  He’s been on a weight-loss tear recently and decided to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    is now available for public download: Enjoy!
  • Chris Koenig

    User Group Radio | Bringing community leaders together...

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    Jay Smith, one of the awesome community leaders in Northwest Arkansas, has created a new podcast series called User Group Radio .  The idea behind this podcast series is best summed up by jay Smith in the first UGR blog post: Over the last several...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows 7 Beta Available This Week!

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    The Return of DevCares!

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    When I first started as a Developer Evangelist almost 2 years ago (WOW – time flies), the very first thing I was asked to do was connect with the folks in SCD that were running the local DevCares events and make sure that they had the support they needed...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas Cloud Computing User Group

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    Mike Holdorf and Vince Blasberg have collaborated on putting together the inaugural meeting of the Dallas Area Cloud Computing User Group on January 21 from 6-8pm in the Dallas MTC.  It’s great to see the community so excited about embracing the...
  • Chris Koenig

    MDC Experience Video

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    Some of our friends in Atlanta put this awesome video together of the latest MDC event from Atlanta.  Remember that the Dallas MDC is coming up soon – January 26th, 2009.  For more information, and to get registered today, go out to http://msdndevcon...
  • Chris Koenig

    I’m Back!

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    Sorry things have been so quiet on this blog, but I just got back from my first 2-week vacation since I’ve been at Microsoft and it’s been GREAT!  I (almost) totally unplugged from everything related to my job, and tried to enjoy just *being*. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Vote for Mesh!

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    Windows Live Mesh was nominated for the Crunchies award for Best Technology Innovation/Achievement.  Click on the badge below to cast your vote for Windows Live Mesh: Technorati Tags: crunchies , mesh , windowslive , awards
  • Chris Koenig

    Happy Holidays!

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  • Chris Koenig

    Keynote at MDC Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Microsoft Expression at 50% Off!

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    Hey friends – I just heard from Renee, the Microsoft Expression Product Manager, that there is a KILLER offer going on right now for a 50% off discount on Microsoft Expression Studio, Expression Blend and Expression Web when you buy through the Microsoft...
  • Chris Koenig

    Come to MDC Dallas and See Me Shave My Head!

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    That’s right – you heard right!  I’m issuing a challenge to all the architects, DBAs, enthusiasts, and professional software developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas… If we can get 750 people registered to attend the MSDN Developer Conference...
  • Chris Koenig

    Deck and Demos from DELL MDC

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Community Contributions: Entity Framework Learning Guide

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    One of our local area rockstars - Zeeshan Hirani - has released a 500+ page learning guide to Entity Framework.  In his words, this document was developed over time as a learning guide for him and his co-workers, and he hopes that you will also find...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows 7 Beta for MDC Attendees!

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    Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD as soon as it becomes available. Note: If the Windows 7 Beta is not available at the time of the event, the DVD will be shipped to attendees...
  • Chris Koenig

    Upgrading from SQL 2000/2005 to 2008

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    Still running SQL Server 2000 or 2005?  Interested in upgrading to 2008, but not sure how to go about it?  Here are a couple of recently released resources from your friends at Microsoft to help you get through the upgrade with a clean bill...
  • Chris Koenig

    10 Reasons The Zune Beats The iPod. Seriously.

    • 3 Comments
    Nice post by fellow DE Jeff Blankenburg on why Zune is WAY better than iPod.  I know that for me, I got rid of my iPod because iTunes was THE SLOWEST, MOST MEMOR HOGGING APPLICATION EVER WRITTEN and plugging my iPod into my computer caused it to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Free SharePoint Developer Training

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    SharePoint is one of the hottest topics around in the world of Microsoft development.  Are you an ASP.NET developer that is interested in learning more about developing in SharePoint?  If that’s you, then the SharePoint RampUp online course...
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