• Chris Koenig

    Exploring the NextWeb

    On June 10th, Microsoft will be hosting a FREE seminar, presented by our friends at Pluralsight , on our NextWeb technologies – specifically ASP.NET , Silverlight and WPF .  Points of interest will include: Here’s the text from the original invite...
  • Chris Koenig

    PDC 2008

    Announced today, Microsoft PDC 2008 will be held on October 27-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center .  This is the premier Microsoft technology summit, targeted at leading-edge software developers and architects with a focus on the future directions...
  • Chris Koenig

    User Groups in South Central District

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    I have begun the process of compiling a giant list of all the developer-focused User Groups across TX, OK, LA and AR.  I know I don't have them all yet, and might not have all the exact details correct on all of them, but I get so many questions...
  • Chris Koenig

    Hierarchical Databinding in WPF

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    I got an email the other day from a friend who was having some trouble getting the WPF TreeView to do what he wanted to do. He had a master-detail relationship between Doctors and Patients, and wanted to add some additional information about each Doctor...
  • Chris Koenig

    Jennifer Marsman’s ‘Featured Woman in Technology’: Toi B. Wright

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    Toi is one of our most active community members in South Central, and I think it’s great that Jennifer was able to connect with Toi for the latest edition of Jennifer’s Women in Technology blog series. Jennifer has been featuring one woman per week who...
  • Chris Koenig

    .NET Rocks! Interview from Dallas TechFest is LIVE

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    The first session of the morning in the .NET Track at Dallas TechFest this year was a panel discussion on Building Communities hosted by our frieds Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks!   The panel consisted of Toi Wright (ASP.NET MVP...
  • Chris Koenig

    Registration is open for first Code Camp in Kraków

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    UI Patterns at DFWUPA

    I attended a great meeting of the DFW Usability Professionals User Group meeting this month at the Central Market in Dallas.  The small room was filled to the brim to see Brian Sullivan talk about Design Patterns .  I was very curious about...
  • Chris Koenig

    Houston Game Developers Group

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    Do you like playing games on your XBOX , Windows Desktop or your (gasp) Zune?  Want to learn how to write your own games for those platforms?  Then I have some good news for you :-)  Microsoft XNA Game Developer Studio is a very hot topic...
  • Chris Koenig

    NWA SQL Server User Group

    Congratulations to Jason Pluenneke and the folks in Northwest Arkansas for their first ever Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group meeting tonight!  A very respectable 20-person crowd gathered together tonight to hear Boyd Evert discuss the new...
  • Chris Koenig

    ]inbetween[ Weekend – June 7/8 in Orlando

    For those of you attending TechEd 2008, you might be interested in this little suarree that my friend Joe Healy and the folks in Orlando are putting together in between TechEd Developer and TechEd Infrastructure: ]inbetween[ weekend, June 7/8, Orlando...
  • Chris Koenig

    Moonlight – Silverlight on Linux now shipping!

    UPDATE:  Looks like I jumped the gun a little bit.  This release is not quite production ready and not quite bug free.  BUT – they’re easily accessible now and available for you to do your testing.  Sorry for the confusion Congrats...
  • Chris Koenig

    Microsoft Worldwide Telescope is Live

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    I don’t know how familiar you are with our research folks, but they do some really amazing stuff.   In recent years, we have seen things like Seadragon, Photosynth, Virtual Earth, and now the Worldwide Telescope .  I’ve blogged about the...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual STudio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 BETA now Available

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Developing Silverlight 2 Applications for the Enterprise

    Hanu Kommalapati, one of the Architects on our team, has written an excellent blog post about using Silverlight 2 in “the real world” of Enterprise Applications.  After reading it, I’d consider this to be important stuff for not only the Enterprise...
  • Chris Koenig

    Heroes {Community} Launch in Wroclaw, Poland

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    I’ve been invited by the Wroclaw .NET User Group in Wroclaw, Poland to be a featured speaker at their upcoming Heroes {Community} Launch event on June 2nd, 2008.  I’m really excited about my trip to Poland to meet with such an enthusiastic group...
  • Chris Koenig

    NWA SQL Server User Group starting up!

    For those of you in the Northwest Arkansas area, don’t miss the inaugural meeting of the Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group. Meeting Details: The first ever NWASQL meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm .  Pizza...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas TechFest a Smashing Success!

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    Last weekend was the first ever Dallas TechFest – and it was FANTASTIC!  Now I know we do a lot of these *Camps or *Fests around here, but this event (at least for the Dallas area) was something new.  Based on some great stories in the Heartland...
  • Chris Koenig

    Expression Design Team Blog and Podcast

    I just found out today that the smart and creative folks over at The Official Microsoft Expression Design Support Team Blog have created a videocast series to go along with their popular blog.  You can visit their site to download the shows individually...
  • Chris Koenig

    XNA Developer Studio 3.0 CTP is out today!

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    Get it while it’s hot: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DF4AF56A-58A7-474C-BFD0-7CF8ED3036A3&displaylang=en This version adds the ability to develop games for the Zune!  I can’t wait to try it out.  You can get more...
  • Chris Koenig

    Cool WPF Effects Library

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    My friend and colleague Jared Bienz over on the ISV Evangelism Team just released a new project today out on CodePlex called Transitionals.   In the wake of all the recent upsurgence of interest in WPF, this cool effect couldn’t have come at a better...
  • Chris Koenig

    Free Book Offer from Microsoft Learning

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    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
  • Chris Koenig

    Meet Your Local Microsoft Evangelists

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    I have been getting a lot of email recently from people asking about ways to contact the local Developer Evangelist in their area.   Just recently, Microsoft published this new web site called “ Meet Your Local Microsoft Evangelists ” that provides...
  • Chris Koenig

    Incredible DeepZoom Demo

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    My most favorite SeaDragon demo is now available via Silverlight DeepZoom. The demo features a “fake” advertisement on a “fake” version of MSN.com that, when you hover over it, turns into a DeepZoom-enabled version of the ad. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Tulsa’s School Of Dev

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    Coming up on May 10th is the first annual Tulsa School Of Dev !  Formerly known as Tulsa CodeCamp, and put together by the same team that brought you Tulsa TechFest , this developer conference features a great set of speakers, sessions and valuable...
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