• Dani Diaz

    Small & Mighty - Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008

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    Small & Mighty - Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008
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    Philly.NET Code Camp 2007.2 September 15, 2007

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    Day 2 of our third annual Code Camp series will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Saturday, September 15 from 8:30-4:30. Please register on our web site . Detailed directions are on the Microsoft Greater PA web site . Lots of...
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    Philly PodCamp - Starts tomorrow

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    If you live in or near the Philadelphia area and are interested in New Media, make sure you stop by Drexel University this weekend. If you need more reasons, Microsoft is giving away a free XBOX 360. Should be a great event. More info here
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    Andrew, Dani and Dr. Z MSDN Roadshow

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    Here we come. If you are in or near any of the cities bellow, make sure you sign up for this free 4 hour seminar. So what will we cover? Microsoft Silverlight Silverlight is Microsoft's solution for delivering rich, cross-platform interactive experiences...
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    So you want to get start with .Net Development but don’t know where to start?

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    I wanted to write this post because more and more I get asked “how can I keep up” and “how can I get started”. So I would like to answer these questions by providing a list of resources available for free to all developers. How to get the tools ...
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    Clearing the ***Sparks

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    As I mentioned in the last MSDN Flashed edition, we are in a Sparking mode lately. To clear some of the confusion, I want to share the following table I came across recently. I think it is a great way to show the difference between each initiative and...
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    Windows 7 and Internet Explore Resources

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    Came across these great links on Windows 7 and Internet Explore. Windows 7 is launching this weeks. Take your applications to the next level. Your users will thank you (And we will too :-) ) Read More
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    Announcing Philadelphia WCF Firestarter

    Intro to SOA & WCF Jump right in to understanding what service orientation is and how WCF is the preferred technology for this architecture.  You'll see how services get written in WCF from scratch and using best practices from the beginning...
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    Connected Show Crew On Visual Studio LightSwitch

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #35, “Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers” .  In this episode, the duo cover the latest news around...
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    Phone Garage - Stop Dreaming, Start Building

    Can’t wait to build the next big Windows Phone 7 application? We hear you. The Windows Phone 7 platform represents a truly revolutionary new opportunity for mobile app developers. That’s why we’re hosting the evening Windows Phone Garage – and you don...
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    Dream it. Build it

    The power to build smart, visually stunning games and applications is right in your hands with Windows Phone 7. Want to see what’s under the hood? This full-day series of learning events for developers will take you behind the scenes with an inside look...
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    Paste XML as Type in VS 2010

    With the WCF REST Starter Tool Kit, we had a very cool feature called Paste XML as Type which basically allows you to copy an xml document and paste in the xml as a .Net type / class. In Visual Studio 2008 this feature is available by simply installing...
  • Dani Diaz

    The IIS Team Talks About Running PHP on Windows

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability.  Check out episode #31, “PHP On Windows”.  guests Kanwaljeet Singla , Don Raman , and Wade Hilmo from the Microsoft...
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    Philly Give Camp Summary

    This past weekend we hosted our inaugural Philly Give Camp at the Microsoft Malvern Office. GiveCamp ( http://givecamp.org ), is a weekend-long event where software developers and designers donate their time, effort and expertise to create custom software...
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    Pete Brown Lights Up on Silverlight & WPF 4 – Connected Show #29

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode 29 “ Get LIT with Silverlight & WPF 4 ”.  Microsoft’s own Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the...
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    Casting Options

    Before C# 4.0, C# was mainly a strongly typed language. Even with the new dynamic features introduced in version 4.0, it is still considered mainly a strongly type language. With strongly typed languages the compiler typically is able to warn us about...
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    Const Vs ReadOnly

    With so many new and exciting technologies we geeks tend to forget about some basic concepts we learned a while ago.  This is the case at least for me. When I was making the transition from Classic ASP to ASP .Net, I researched every discrepancy...
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    What’s Happening–September 2010.1

    Do you live in or around Pennsylvania? Are you a developer trying to sharpen your skills? Perhaps you just want to socialize with other technologies (Geeks) as yourself. Well you are in luck. We have one of the most active developer community in the country...
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    Imagine Cup Is Coming to New York

    For those not familiar with the Imagine Cut, it is a technology competition for students. One could said that it is mainly a software engineering competition since the main categories are software development, design and game development. This year the...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Goodies 1

    As I dive into the word of Windows Phone development, I find my self coming across some great resources. Instead of keeping these to myself, I figure I will share my findings in hopes that it will benefit someone else. I am sure I will miss some great...
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    What’s Happening–September 2010.2

    Do you live in or around Pennsylvania? Are you a developer trying to sharpen your skills? Perhaps you just want to socialize with other technologies (Geeks) as yourself. Well you are in luck. We have one of the most active developer community in the country...
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    Making Your Windows Phone Games Show Up Under The Games Hub

    Before the RTM bits of the Windows Phone 7 developer tools, all XNA applications showed up under the Games Hub. This was a bit confusing because most people were looking under the apps menu to find their apps. The simple solutions was top change the WMAppManifest...
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    If You Missed the Windows Phone Firestarter in Philly You Are in Luck

    Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit...
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    Dude I am XAPing That

    I can hear it, I can see and I can feel it. The passion and excitement for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch is undeniable. This is going to be a great launch. Over the last few week my team has been hosting a series of Windows Phone events for developers...
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    Extra Extra Silverlight is Dead, What?

    Before I share my thoughts on this matter, I want to make it clear that although I am employed by Microsoft, I don’t not have direct access to any top secret strategic information about my company’s technology direct. I do have over 10 years of experience...
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