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  • Blog Post: Behold the Physical Manifestation of the Azure Cloud

    In my current job, I don’t get out much. What I mean is that I have an internal focused role, so I don’t get out to meet with customers & partners, attend events, speak to press etc. So when I was at the PDC last month, Lynn Langit asked me to be a guest commentator for TechZulu , I couldn’t resist...
  • Blog Post: How big is yours?

    During Steven Sinofsky’s keynote on Day 2 of the PDC09 , he spoke how the windows team uses all the data they collect to make decisions about features and fix bug. One thing that I found really interesting was the statistic about screen resolutions Here’s the slide… What surprised so many folks was that...
  • Blog Post: Is it that time of the year?

    It only seems like yesterday that I wrote my XLV post -- I’m celebrating another birthday today . Today I’m XLVI As happened last year, I’ve received best wishes from my friends via email, tweets , re-tweets , facebook and these started the day before, due to my down under crew. Thank you to all who...
  • Blog Post: Fill up yer brain @ pdc09

    I’m in LA this week for the Professional Developers Conference – for me it’s a time to catch up with friends from all over the world , connect with customers and partners again, and as Steve Clayton says, “It’s also a time to fill my brain with tech talk”. Oh, and speaking of filling brains and big heads...
  • Blog Post: PDC09 – What are you waiting for???

    I love the PDC . It’s one of the things I really look forward to, as the PDC has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s developer platforms and technology!! PDC09 registration is now open!   The team is offering a $500 USD discount to customers and partners that register by September 15.  It all...
  • Blog Post: Sobees – so WPFee!

    At the PDC, I met up with Vincent Rithner , who is the man behind Sobees . I wrote a post about bTwitter, which was another neat WPF app from the team. Now the full platform is done! So what is Sobees ? It’s a social desktop aggregator. sobees organizes and integrates Web applications and services onto...
  • Blog Post: What's My Windows 7 User Agent?

    I made the leap to the "PDC release" of Windows 7 on one of my machines. Relatively painless install. I was curious about the User Agent, so I went to UserAgent.org and found out Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC...
  • Blog Post: PDC2008 – Sessions, Sessions, Sessions

    PDC 2008 was only last week, but it already feels like an eternity ago! Mike Swanson has created a very useful list of all the PDC 2008 Sessions, with links to the video of the presentation, the slides and where available, the code My favorite session? It has to be Day Two Keynote - Chris Anderson and...
  • Blog Post: Getting Sorted for PDC2008

    The PDC kicks off on Monday, but it starts for me on Saturday morning as I am involved in one of the pre conferences - WomenBuild I’m trying to get organized before my trip, so I’ve been looking for tips online to help me get sorted and there is plenty : Packing for the PDC The Devil’s Field...
  • Blog Post: Think Way Outside The Box

    This teaser has started appearing all over my building I like it! Technorati Tags: PDC2008
  • Blog Post: WomenBuild : Pre-conference @ PDC 2008

    Back in May, I wrote a post about one of the PDC pre conferences - PDC2008 : WomenBuild... inspiring career paths in technology I offered to help and my offer was accepted! woohoo!! To celebrate, let me share my Frank as a Lego mini-fig   What’s WomenBuild you ask? The WomenBuild program will launch...
  • Blog Post: PDC News – There’s Lots

    Lots of PDC news this week on the PDC web site . Lots of keynote speakers Lots of Windows 7 sessions Lots of Win7 bits and what I love, lots of badges Technorati Tags: PDC , Microsoft
  • Blog Post: PDC : Ask The Brain

    Head over to Ask The Brain , meet Brianna and have intelligent converations, such as the one I just had Hello, I'm Brianna. I am a physical manifestation of the collective intelligence known as the developer community. I'm here to answer your questions, and question your answers, about the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PDC2008 : WomenBuild... inspiring career paths in technology

    Asli Bilgin sent a note about a wonderful initiative which will be a pre-conference activity at the PDC this year. WomenBuild... inspiring career paths in technology In this workshop, attendees will participate in an environment of rich, interactive experiences by modeling real-life business challenges...
  • Blog Post: PDC2008 - It's on!

    The covers came off the PDC2008 site and registrations are now open. The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held on October 27 – 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA About Agenda Announcements   [RSS] Blog Bling Registration Social And there's PDC2008 goodness all over the interweb...
  • Blog Post: What the community thinks is important

    I've been scanning a bunch of blogs over the past few days and I noticed a few themes, so for my entertainment, I will do my own version of memeorandum Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 shipped! AnthonyB , Aaron , Joe Sango, Matt , Mitch , Clarke Scott , Geoff Appleby , Kieran Jacobsen...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast Dude comes to visit

    I got my very own MSDN Webcast Dude . He's really cute, but a bit shy. He's hiding in my new WinFX cup which came to me via the just ended PDC . Some of my team members took pity on my not attending the PDC , so they are trying to cheer me with tchotchkes. It's working. It's also helps...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 : Day 4 - and it's all over

    Day 4 of PDC05 wasn't as big as the previous days, but it was still noteworthy. Day Four Security Symposium Takes the Stage Best practices from Microsoft and industry developers that are building security into the software development process using the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 Day 3

    The news doesn't stop. Day 3 of the PDC continues to be action packed Day Three Announcing: Microsoft Visual Studio Tools For Applications VSTA heralds new era in .NET application customization, enabling ISVs to better meet end user needs. Premium placed on application security and productivity...
  • Blog Post: MSN Developer Center

    MSN gets all Web 2.0 . Check out the new MSN Developer Center on MSDN MSN Search Find the tools and information you need to create powerful applications that retrieve data from the MSN Search Engine . MSN Virtual Earth Now you can build applications that use the great mapping features of MSN Virtual...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 Day 2

    Lot's more news from day 2 of PDC05 Day Two Announcing: Windows Workflow Foundation The first details of Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) were revealed today. WWF represents an investment by Microsoft in workflow technology and provides the tools and programming model needed to quickly develop...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 Has Begun

    PDC '05 is underway, and Day 1 had a bunch of news, announcements and excitement. Here's some of the stuff I missed. PDC05 Has Begun Day One Watch the Bill Gates Keynote The PDC kicks off as the sell out crowd assembles for the Bill Gates keynote. Top 10 Ways to Light up your apps on...
  • Blog Post: Angus is blogging live from PDC'05

    Angus Logan is blogging from each session. As he told me on a recent IM Angus [Data#3] [PDC in Los Angeles] says: i'm sitting in a session with my laptop plugged in; XDA charging; digital camera out taking pictures and blogging stuff as it happens Keep it up Angus. Let me see what I'm missing...
  • Blog Post: Dr Neil - Over exposed or Just Everywhere?

    Dr Neil's star shone brightly today. Two interviews with him were posted today - one on Channel 9 with him chatting with Scoble , and one on G'day World from his time at Tech.Ed . Is this his 15 minutes of fame? Nah, I don't think so. Dr Neil just rocks. Did I mentiin he's also an author and all round...
  • Blog Post: See where I'm not: Virtual Earth PDC Companion

    Just to rub it in that I am NOT attending PDC'05 , Dr Neil points me to a cool app he's developed, which he calls the Virtual Earth PDC Companion - a comprehensive list of all hotels around the convention center along with other stuff all showing up on Virtual Earth maps . So, now not only can I read...
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