I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
As you may have already heard Microsoft is taking all of the great content from PDC2008 and bringing into your own back yard. The event is called MDC (MSDN Developer Conference) and is a great way to not only network with your peers but also . Now there is one more reason to check out the event. I just found out via Bob Familiar that all attendees will be getting the next build of Windows7 when it comes out in a few weeks.
Note from Bob: “The Windows 7 DVDs will not be ready to hand out in time for the events happening in December, but we’ll definitely mail them out to you as soon as they become available. Everyone attending the event from Houston, Orlando and Atlanta WILL get their DVD, just not at the actual event :-)”
Register today and you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7.
The Cost? Just $99. And, did we mention that attendees will get some cool giveaways? You will be in the running to win one of 3 Lego NXT Robotics Kits and the WROX Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio book. Other giveaways include a Gamer Backpack filled with the latest XBox games and a Mobility Backpack full of cool hardware.
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.
"The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters". Quite the title, eh? I had heart the buzz about this movie, but didn't get to see it myself until recently. Totally awesome! Being a child of the 80s, a gamer, and a father this movie really hit home with me. Which is why I don't know how I missed this one (having a new baby does that I guess, hehe) but Steve Wiebe (along with referee Walter Day!) will be at the Mix08 party.
Steve is going to try and break the new record set by Billy at Mix! But wait? Didn't the movie end with an update that Steve took the title away from Billy via Video submission in early 2007? I though so too and then I checked out the Twin Galaxies Scoreboard. Looks like Billy took it back last June and via Referee! The battle rages on...
Check out the video by Steve up on the Mix Site. For those attending MIX this should be a blast! I plan to be at the party myself and will share my experiences with you here as well. =)
Join middle-school science teacher, Steve Wiebe, on the evening of Tuesday, March 4th for a special MIX screening of New Line Cinema's "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” The movie, featuring Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell’s quest to see who is the true King of Kong, will be followed by a Q&A session with Steve, producer Ed Cunningham, and Twin Galaxies referee Walter Day. Then, on Wednesday, March 5th, watch Steve try to recapture his world record at the MIX attendee party at TAO.
Internet Explorer 8 was just released! Get it here http://microsoft.com/ie8 & watch videos and all the new features here http://tinyurl.com/dat24x .
The team has put together a hilarious video of “the history of the web”. I won’t ruin any of the celebrity appearances its a pretty funny video and worth a view:
What’s got me excited? I am loving the new visual search engines. As someone who is constantly on Amazon, Wikipedia or E-bay the fact I get some visual results right from my search bar is extremely helpful.
I’ve been impressed by how many Accelerators there are now at release. See a product on a webpage you like and want to know how much it costs? Just highlight the text and select the accelerator and a tiny window will pop up right there. All sorts of neat stuff like that – translate language on highlighted text, show maps of addresses, share out to social media sites like Facebook or create tinyurl’s to links. It is fast becoming one of my often used browser features. Check it out!