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  • Blog Post: Updates coming to the Visual Studio Connect site

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be making some changes to the Visual Studio Connect site , which is used for product feedback and downloads. Many of the changes are to the back end, and should not be noticeable to our users. We are migrating the storage, and will be retiring some of the...
  • Blog Post: .NET University - Video Recordings of .NET 3.0 presentations are now available

    Many thanks to Todd Fine ( WPF recording ), Mark Dunn ( WF recording ), and Brian Hitney ( CardSpace recording ). Yours Truly did the WCF recording . All material is freely downloadable, and may be used as presentation material throughout the software community. Please feel free to learn, or re-present...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Roadshow is coming to Montgomery on August 30th

    Are you interested in learning more about the next generation of web-oriented technologies? If so, please join us for a half-day seminar on the new and improved suite of tools and technologies from Microsoft that will better empower you to design and develop Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). This road...
  • Blog Post: Finding some of the more popular bloggers in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi

    My territory as a Developer Evangelist is within the Southeastern US, specifically Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. A recent conversation got me thinking about our most influential bloggers down here. While this is not a scientific survey, I asked several of my friends and peers - who are the bloggers...
  • Blog Post: Huntsville NT User Group meeting on Monday - New Vista Deployment tools

    Join HUNTUG on Monday August 20th, 2007, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Intergraph Corporation Building 15b Auditorium. Rhonda Layfield will present -'New Vista Deployment Tools -The Good, The Bad and the Undocumented.' As usual, there will be free pizza, soft drinks, and some very special door prizes....
  • Blog Post: Birmingham Code Camp is coming October 6th - mark your calendars

    http://www.alabamacodecamp.com/ Stay tuned for more details - lots of things in the works...
  • Blog Post: Huntsville VS.NET UG has Wally coming down to speak - should be a good session

    Join the Visual Studio .NET User Group on Tuesday, August 14th,2007, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Intergraph Corporation Building 15b Auditorium. Wally McClure will present 'Visual Studio .NET 2008 (Orcas)'. As usual, there will be free pizza, soft drinks, and very special door prizes. This meeting is...
  • Blog Post: Lower Alabama .NET User Group meets tomorrow night

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 6:00P CDT Speaker : Barry Ralston, ComFrame Topic : Data Mining with SQL Server 2005 Location : SouthEast Technical Solutions, 273 Azalea Rd , Three Office Park , Suite 200 , Mobile , AL 36609 ( map ) Sponsor : ComFrame Software Our next meeting will be on...
  • Blog Post: Congrats to the new MVPs in our area!

    (and if I left you off, ping me so I can add you to the list) Dan Attis - Atlanta, GA - Sharepoint Todd Miranda - Birmingham, AL - Visual Developer (aka WPF/Silverlight) Lori McKinney - Huntsville, AL - Windows Server (Customer Experience) Keith Rome - Atlanta, GA - Visual C# Congrats...
  • Blog Post: Whose slide is it anyway?

    A group of DEs showed up at the Greenville, SC .NET User Group last night. We had a great time answering questions, and the legendary Keith Brown did a security talk. To top (or maybe bottom) it all off, we did an improv show for them that we called *whose slide is it anyway*. Credit to Brian Hitney...
  • Blog Post: .NET Universities to be run in Charlotte, NC (5-12-2007) and Fayetteville, AR (6-23-07)

    Microsoft MVP and Charlotte Developers Guild UG leader Bill Jones is up to his usual community magic, hosting the 2007 Charlotte Code Camp at CPCC in Charlotte. Carolinas Developer Evangelist Brian Hitney is helping coordinate a . NET University there (actually, they are running 3 simultaneous .NET Us...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Code Camp - Well done, guys!

    I have to tip my hat to Doug Greene and Matthew Hughes of the Lower Alabama .NET User Group for doing such an excellent job with this Code Camp . You would have never known it was their first time to organize one, as things went off amazingly well. Good call on the ice cream, too, Doug. I could never...
  • Blog Post: Catching up with Shawn Wildermuth

    I spoke with Shawn Wildermuth the other day, and got caught up on some of the stuff he's up to these days. He is fairly well known both in the ADO.NET world and now in the WPF space. With all the stuff that he's up to, I thought I would mention some of it here. For starters, he's doing a bunch of speaking...
  • Blog Post: Alabama Code Camp 4 - registration is open!

    It's time for another Code Camp in Alabama! This time we'll be in Mobile, on April 14th, from 8:00AM until 5:00PM. Check out www.alabamacodecamp.com for all the details. We have several of the South's top speakers coming in for this event, including several MVPs, RDs and industry experts. We have 3 Developer...
  • Blog Post: Jeff Prosise in Charlotte

    Jeff Prosise is going to be in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, March 13, for an after work social/networking event. If you would like to swing by, details are at Brian Hitney's blog. http://www.structuretoobig.com/home/show.aspx?bid=255 If you live within 50 miles of this, you should go. It's a great...
  • Blog Post: User Groups in Atlanta, GA

    Jim Wooley, Brendon Schwartz, and Matt Ranlett did a great job pulling together the Atlanta user groups into one place. We wanted to have this available at the Vista launch in Atlanta, but couldn't get it printed in time. So I figured I would at least blog it. Nice job with this, guys: With so...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Atlanta - Great job, guys!

    Wow! 270 or so of your closest friends discussing code in an open exchange. Great job, everyone! We had so many excellent pieces to this event. It says a lot about the people in our community that put it together. Thanks to Jim Wooley, Matt Ranlett, Dan Attis, Keith Rome, Brendon Schwartz, Mark Dunn...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Code Camp is upon us again

    Jim Wooley , Matt Ranlett , Dan Attis , Brendon Schwartz , and a handful of other folks have done a great job putting together another Atlanta Code Camp , despite my poor job of supporting them in their efforts. This Code Camp has a couple of seats left (well, it was full, and we decided to squeeze...
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