• DaveDev

    6th Annual Financial Developer's Conference in NYC is here! March 12th-13th


    Just a reminder that the 6th Annual Financial Developers Conference in NYC starts on Wednesday.


    I will be one of the presenters on the first day.  My session will focus on how developers today have a slew of new tools and technologies to help aid them in the constant demand for better user experiences.  But which one should I use? SharePoint, AJAX, Webforms, Winforms, OBA, WPF, Silverlight?  Do the buzzwords not end?  This session will set out to give you a better idea of which tool fits the job as well some hands on coding and demos.  Should be a lot of fun!


    With close to a 1,000 attendees, numerous partners, a live DotNetRocks podcast and a brand new 2009 Lincoln MKS showcasing Sync technology there is something for everyone.  Registration is free but space is limited.  If you are in the area please do stop by for a chat. 

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  • DaveDev

    Annoucing the Malvern PDC10 Viewing Party



    Watch it via Live Broadcast at a Microsoft Office

    PDC10 is sold out, but you can still join the excitement via the live stream on October 28. This year’s groundbreaking event will include live streaming of the keynotes, as well as concurrent live streaming of sessions. We’ll have a number of sessions presented live, in person by our local Microsoft Developer Tools team as well!

    We invite you to attend the PDC10 Viewing Party hosted by Microsoft and Philly.NET on October 28, 2010 in Malvern, PA. This year’s content will focus on the next generation of Cloud Services, Client & Devices, and Framework & Tools.

    Viewing Party Agenda



    Check-in, breakfast

    9:30 AM-10:00 AM


    10:00-10:15 AM

    PDC10 Session 1 – presented live, in-person!

    10:30-11:30 AM


    11:30 AM-Noon

    Live Stream Keynote

    12:00pm - 2:00pm


    2:00pm - 2:30pm

    Live Stream Session #1

    2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Raffle and Closing for those who need to leave / Break for those who will stick around

    3:30-4:00 pm

    Ask the Experts

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Live Stream Session #2 OR

    Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Who knows?! It’ll be good, though!!

    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Break - Pizza

    6:00pm -6:15pm

    Live Stream Session #3 OR

    Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Again, who knows?!!

    6:15pm - 7:15pm


    7:15pm - 7:30pm

    Live Stream Session #4 OR

    Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. You have to come to find out!

    7:30pm - 8:30pm


    Hope to see you there!


  • DaveDev

    Important - VS2008 Beta 2 VPC expires on Nov 1st!


    Looks like the Base OS image that the VPC uses is expiring early.  I know a lot of you have been using the VPC to play with Orcas, myself included. 


    Here is the scoop...

    We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1, 2007, much earlier than we had originally expected.  Since the timeout is at the OS level, we cannot automatically extend the timeout period.  As such we are currently in the process of reissuing the VPCs and expect to make them available early next week.


    In the meantime, for anyone that has stored information in TFS that they need to access moving forward, we recommend that you immediately backup the TFS databases in preparation to move them to the updated VPCs.  For information to complete these steps, please refer to the documentation on Moving Team Foundation Server.

    So make sure you back up your data, if you have any inside the VPC.  Best way to do this would be to make a shared folder and just copy over everything.  In fact, I find this the best way to work inside the VPC so that I can access all my projects on my local machine.

    Jeff Beehler has an update on his blog and some steps you can take.  Check it out here.

    If you are using a Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 VPC that was downloaded before October 29th you will be affected by this.  

    Updated VPC images are posted and can be downloaded right here! 

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  • DaveDev

    Silverlight Streaming


    Channel 9 is running an excellent video on Silverlight Streaming and how it is being used for the Halo 3 HD Videos I previously mentioned here

    Check it out here!

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