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
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Mark the date, there are two local MSDN Roadshow stops coming up! Content will include Silverlight and Expression Web hands on demos.
If you have not checked out these products yet, and would like some exposure to them you should definitely attend. MSDN Roadshows are hosted at your local Microsoft office and are free of charge! They are also a great way to get to know other developers in the area and your local Microsoft folks.
Pittsburgh, PA Office [Details Here]Friday, September 14, 2007 8:00 AM - Friday, September 14, 2007 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Malvern, PA Office [Details Here]Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Mix08 is sold out! Official announcement here. I am lucky enough this year to be attending in person (and it is also my first time to Vegas). Shoot me an e-mail if you will be out there as well and would like to meet up.
For those of you who cannot attend in person most of the sessions will be posted online like at previous Mix events. This is one of the best resources on the web and I highly encourage you to check it out. There are some really great ones on Silverlight, WPF and Expression.
The search is pretty good too, typing in "Silverlight" will give you a bunch of good sessions.
Check it out here.
See you at MIX!
Part 2 and Part 3 are now available for viewing. Enjoy!