• Chris Koenig

    Heroes Happen {Here} - Launch event Giveaways

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    I've been getting a lot of email recently about the Launch Events, specifically asking me what versions of which software people will be getting for attending.  Although I'm sure the real reason you're going is to learn more about these exciting...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight DevCamp 2007 - Dallas, TX

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Updates

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    Quick update for those of you interested in attending the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties in SCD - we now have registration links available for you - Dec 3rd in Tulsa - Registration Link | User Group Web Site Dec 5th in Dallas - Registration...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Update

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    Over the past few weeks, I've been mentioning the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties on my blog and have received a lot of great questions and comments about it.  Here's the latest version of "what's what" on the InstallFest, including...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight 3 Out-of-Browser Support

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    I know it was just announced today, but I had to play with the OOB experience in Silverlight 3 and give it a quick Road Test.  Luckily, it is just as simple as it looks.  This short post will give you an overview of creating a simple OOB experience...
  • Chris Koenig

    New .NET Logos announced today!

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    .NET is getting a logo facelift! This is not something I had planned to blog about – it just arrived in my inbox tonight while I was working on the other postings and I decided to see if I could be one of the first ones to talk about it :)  Anyway...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest

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      To celebrate the upcoming RTM of Visual Studio 2008 , we're going to host a few "InstallFest" parties in conjunction with some of our local user groups.  These parties will feature food, drink, Xbox and the opportunity for you to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get Live.com!

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    For those of you with multiple personalities, or would like to have multiple personalities, or perhaps find *a* personality <grin>, you can have a Live personality now if you move quickly... Just jet on over to http://get.live.com/getlive/overview...
  • Chris Koenig

    Heroes happen {here} - launch dates finalized!

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      I just checked again on the Heroes happen {here} web site , and you can now register for all South Central Launch Events.  Here's a rundown on the schedule: March 4 - San Antonio, TX March 20 - Houston, TX March 27 - Tulsa, OK April 8 - Dallas...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows Live Mesh on Windows 7

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    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. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    We Are Microsoft - Event Summary

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    From Friday, Jan 18th through Sunday, Jan 20th, I had the honor of working with over 80 developers, 20 volunteers and 18 charities on the first ever We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend .  The event was put together as a way to enable developers...
  • 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

    Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007

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    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...
  • 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

    SQL Server 2008 RTM!

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    Grab your hats and clear out your bandwidth – it’s time to start downloading SQL Server 2008!  Previously codenamed “Katmai”, SQL Server 2008 represents some serious enhancements over SQL Server 2005 – read more about it at the SQL Server 2008 Press...
  • Chris Koenig

    Texas vs. A&M - Big 12 Football

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    As a graduate of The University , we always look forward to the Texas vs. Texas A&M game on Thanksgiving.  This year, I was a little surprised to find out that the game is actually not on Thanksgiving, like it was when I was in school, but is...
  • Chris Koenig

    Greetings!

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    Greetings everyone! My name is Chris Koenig, and I'm a new Developer Evangelist in the South Central District. I am looking forward to using this forum to share information with you about upcoming developer community events in South Central, and hopefully...
  • Chris Koenig

    Live Search Maps Add-In for Microsoft Office Outlook

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    Those of you using Outlook, as I do, to manage more than just email will probably find this handy little add-in pretty valuable. The Live Search Maps Add-In for Microsoft® Office Outlook® adds maps, driving directions, traffic information, and travel...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get your .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 right here…

    • 6 Comments
    UPDATE: Fixed the links to the bits! Hot off the presses this morning, a VPC containing the first CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 were released to the public on Microsoft Connect. The VPC is broken down into a TON of files, but Brian...
  • Chris Koenig

    GiveCamp Dallas – We Are Microsoft

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    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...
  • Chris Koenig

    Call for Speakers – #DallasTechFest

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    Hey all – just wanted to let you know that #DallasTechFest has officially started!  Scheduled for April 17 th , 2009 at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, TX , we’re opening up a CALL FOR SPEAKERS to anyone and everyone passionate about technology...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas Code Camp

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    It's time for the second annual Dallas Code Camp! http://www.dallascodecamp.com Come join the Dallas .NET User Group from 8:30-6:30 at the Microsoft Office in Las Colinas for a first-class program with some great speakers! For more information, and to...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas Silverlight DevCamp - Recap

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    Yesterday was our first ever Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas.  Our goal was to get as many people as possible to "experience" Silverlight first-hand by getting them write code instead of only listening to lecture.  The format, more...
  • Chris Koenig

    GiveCamp Houston Needs Your Help!

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    My buddy and fellow DE J Sawyer is organizing a GiveCamp event over in Houston and needs your help .   Putting on a GiveCamp event takes a lot of work – coordinating charities, participants, volunteers, venue, food, prizes can easily become...
  • Chris Koenig

    Wii + .NET = Johnny Chung Lee

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    You know I love my Xbox 360 (although I don't get to play it very often) but you have to admit that the Wii controller is very cool and innovative.  I saw someone Tweet today about this guy - Johnny Chung Lee - who's done some awesome stuff with...
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