January, 2008

  • DaveDev

    Announcing the 2nd Annual Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developers and Solutions Conference - April 22nd-24th in Atlantic City, NJ

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     Overview

    This event will offer developers, architects, technical and business decision makers in the healthcare industry a chance to learn how Microsoft is making a big bet in the enablement and delivery of Software + Services in Health & Life Sciences.   The Health & Life Sciences Developer & Solutions Conference will include a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, industry theme/technology discussions, and interactive breakouts sessions.  Our overall objective is to offer a forum that will serve as a culminating exposure to Microsoft platform and technology innovations from a Health & Life Sciences Industry Solutions perspective. Come see how Industry themes & solutions align to technology themes & trends.

    Some say Healthcare is in the midst of a rebirth/renaissance…others suggest it is headed for a train wreck.  Regardless of your position, one thing is for certain: the cost and quality of Healthcare is a global concern, society will demand change, and technology innovation is essential to its realization.
     

    Industry Themes & Solutions

    • Health 2.0 – Health & Life Sciences version of web 2.0
    • Connected Industry Framework (CIF) – “SOA enablement for Health & Life Sciences”
    • Scientist Workbench Framework (SWB) – “Framework for building products and solutions in Life Sciences - helping scientists find the needle in the haystack”
    • Consumer Enablement Reference Architecture (CERA) – “empowering consumers in the new Healthcare age”
    • Patient Safety Screening Tool (PSST) – “saving patient lives through proactive measures”
    • Health Solutions Group -  Product Innovations with Azyxxi, HealthVault, and more

    Technology Themes & Trends

    • Software + Services – “It’s what Microsoft is betting its future on…”
    • Office Business Applications (OBA) – “A new breed of applications”
    • Rich Internet Applications (RIA) – “to the browser and beyond”
    • User Experience (UX)– and SilverLight 2.0 for Rich Internet Applications(RIA)
    • Social Web – “Evolution from teen phenomenon to essential business asset”
    • Compliance – Maintaining regulatory compliant in a changing world

    Who Should Attend?

    • Executive Technology/Business Liaisons
    • Development Leaders
    • Architecture Leaders
    • Technology Decision Makers

    Detailed discussion topics, speakers, and agenda will follow shortly. Attendees have the chance to win a valuable and great prizes!

    Registration

    Register today as space is limited!

    The conference is FREE. Some meals are provided. You are responsible for all other travel and hotel expenses.

    Accommodations

    For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel at a rate of $129.00 through March 31, 2008. You are responsible for your own reservations which can be made by calling 1-888-627-7212 (ask for  Sheraton AC Hotel) or visiting http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/microsoft08 by the above date to receive the discounted rate.  Be sure to reference the Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer and Solutions Conference. After March 31, rooms will be available at the going rate.

    Visit http://www.HLSDevCon.com for the latest conference information.

  • DaveDev

    Ruby in Steel - Ruby Development using VS2008 Shell

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    Ruby on Steel Text Edition allows Ruby developers to code using all the power of the VS IDE.

    - The All In One Solution
    Includes a free copy of Visual Studio 2008 (Ruby language only), and a simple setup program to install Ruby, Rails, Visual Studio, MySQL and Ruby In Steel.

    - Optimized for Coding
    Ruby and Rails color coding, code folding, auto-expanding snippets, bracket and keyword matching, integrated debugger, smart code indenting, code formatting and integrated Ruby and IRB consoles.

    - Highly Customizable
    Change the colors or load a ready-to-run color scheme, create your own snippets with our Ruby snippet editor, toggle to full-screen editing, add new features using the integrated macro IDE.

    - The Power of Visual Studio
    Split screen editing, docked or tabbed windows, multi-level undo/redo, bookmarks, auto-indent, HTML editor and designer, CSS and JavaScript coloring, JavaScript IntelliSense and much more...

    Check out the site with more screenshots here.

    Infoworld is running an article about it here.

    This is another great example of the power you can get by leveraging the VS2008 Shell in your applications.  Even World of Warcraft is getting into it.

  • DaveDev

    Mac OSX debugging a Silverlight App using VS2008!

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    Martin Normark has written an excellent guide on how to debug a Silverlight application running on OSX through a local Visual Studio 2008 session on Windows. 

    I originally saw this during the Scott Guthrie keynote at MIX 2007 and then a similarly amazing keynote by Brad Abrams at Boston Remix.

    The ability to not only run cross-platform, cross-browser but also to debug cross-platform is one of the really amazing things about Silverlight

    Check it out here!

    And be sure to check out all the latest editions to the Silverlight Showcase.  There are well over 100 applications now in numerous searchable categories.  I was surprised how many new ones have been added over the holidays, be sure to check it out.

  • DaveDev

    Funny Video of Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft

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    If you have ever been to PDC or TechED you probably have seen some of the funny videos Bill puts on.  I saw this last night while watching the Live CES feed, absolutely hilarious.  Brian Williams, Steve Ballmer, Matthew McConaughey and many others all make appearances....

    Check out the video here!

    Watch the entire keynote at the Microsoft CES Site here

    The full keynote is worth checking out.  Really good Surface demo by Bill and some awesome stuff in there from Robbie Bach on Zune Social, Xbox and Sync.

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