GerardoDada

Hello. I am Gerardo Dada, formerly responsible for Developer Marketing at Microsoft (hence the blog name), now doing Windows Mobile Marketing with our OEM and mobile operator carriers. Even though I work in marketing for Microsoft, this blog represents m

December, 2005

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    Attention Web Developers and Designers

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    Microsoft is organizing a new event called MIX 06 in Las Vegas on March 20-22nd, 2006. A lot of things are going on the web including new business models, new technologies and a logical evolution that people are calling Web 2.0. If you work on this space...
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    Moving to Seattle - what about the rain?

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    When I moved to Seattle in August of 2004, all my friends from Austin, TX told me i was going to turn into a mushroom. You know, Seattle has a reputation of getting too much rain. In my first week here, I remember a T-Shirt I saw at a Pike Place Market...
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    Free trial hosting for ASP.NET and SQL

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    If you are interested in learning about web development with .NET, Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition (yeah, it's a long name) is an awesome tool (and free), but you might also need hosting to see your work live. The web team is offering a no-obligation...
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    Java is a Dinosaur?

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    Mike Hall in our embedded division blogs about a Business Week article published today about the decline of Java technology and how .NET and "simpler languages" like PHP are gaining more acceptance. The article quotes insteresting numbers from IDC, Evans...
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    Visual Studio Extensibility – did you know there are over 200 VSIP partners?

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    Many developers love the Eclipse platform in large part because of its extensibility: an ecosystem of partners that have built plug-ins and the ability to create your own plug-ins. At the same time, Visual Studio is perceived as a closed platform, while...
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    .NET Framework 2.0 soon in millions of computers near you

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    After the launch of the .NET Framework 2.0, it became available as an optional download via Windows Update. For ISVs and developers building commercial and shareware applications this is awesome news because it means there is a higher likelihood a customer...
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    Tons of free resources to learn Visual Studio 2005

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    For years, Microsoft has focused on the experienced professional developer. With the launch of Visual Studio 2005 there is a big change in that we are extending our focus to lifecycle developers at the high-end but also at beginners, tire-kickers, novices...
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