November, 2008

  • DaveDev

    The power of a simple gift - put a smile on a child's face this holiday.



    One of the charities my wife and I give to each year is Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child.  It is as simple as packing a shoebox with a small gift.  Some of these children have never been given a gift, let alone have a toy to play with.  Think about that for a second. 


    Give2 Give3

    We take so much for granted in our lives and have so much to be thankful for.  Whether you are religious or not, why not take the time this holiday season to bring a smile to a child's face? 


    - Dave


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  • DaveDev

    Announcing MDC - the very best of PDC coming to a location near you.



    Heard what the critics are saying about PDC2008?

    “Microsoft articulated the clearest strategy I've seen anywhere for the PC, mobile device and Web service. Apple has got nothing even close.”

    Joe Wilcox in Microsoft Watch

    “Suddenly they look focused as a company and I'm seeing them execute as a company,” said Rob Enderle, president of the Enderle Group and a long-time follower of the company. “The last time I thought they were focused as a company was with Windows 95.”

    Rob Enderle, Enderle Group, in Network World

    “Microsoft has a history of being able to turn the ship around and catching up quickly when it wants to."

    Felix Gaehtgens, Kuppinger Cole, in Network World

    “IT departments are scaling back. This [Azure] requires no IT staff and no server in a room. And the security is taken care of."

    Alberto Ramirez, Tallan Information, in CNET News

    Weren’t able to make it out to L.A. in person?  Who has the budget for a $2,000+ registration fee, hotel and air fare anyway right?

    Not much into watching online videos of presenters?  Would you rather meet up with your peers and have your own local conference with all of that great content from PDC including some of the same presenters?

    We hear you! 

    Announcing the MSDN Developer Conference – all the very best of PDC in your own backyard for only $99.  Just check out these sessions!

    Register for a city near you….

               12/9/08 Houston                                        12/11/08 Orlando

               12/16/08 Atlanta                                        1/13/09 Chicago

               1/13/09 Minneapolis                                   1/16/09 Washington, DC

               1/20/09 New York                                      1/22/09 Boston

               1/22/09 Detroit                                          1/26/09 Dallas

               2/19/09 San Francisco

    Then follow us on your favorite social network…

              facebook twitter flickr_BRM delicious_BRM twemesMSDNsocialbutton

    I plan on being at the NY MDC Event on the 20th.

    MDC NYC - Jan 20th 2009

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