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  • Blog Post: what would you do if you were a Microsoft Evangelist?

    Anand asks a great question , and one I'd love to hear feedback on as well: I've been a Microsoft Evangelist for a few years now. From an inside-out perspective, it seems like things are going well. We spend a lot of time before a fiscal year begins laying out our goals. And typically, we do the best...
  • Blog Post: Thom makes it official!

    My developer evangelist counterpart in New England, Thom Robbins , who has been an amazing part of our team, posts about his new role as Director for .NET Marketing. As part of the new role, Thom will be relocating to Redmond. All of us on the east region DE team will miss his contributions, and I'm...
  • Blog Post: Kind words about the MS platform for Web 2.0 / AJAX

    Coming from a LAMP, developer, these comments are nice to hear. I had the chance to meet the person who wrote this commentary at the technology summit he describes, and I'm glad to hear that he found the event both enjoyable and informative.
  • Blog Post: Get your local MSDN Flash

    If you're not already familiar with it, the MSDN Flash is an email newsletter that's sent out on a bi-weekly basis with lots of interesting info for developers. You can also receive localized information, including local code camps, user groups, and other events in your area. In order to receive the...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN events in PA

    My colleague Lindsay Rutter, the Developer Community Champion covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, will be presenting a couple of MSDN Events next week in Allentown and Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the registration links: Allentown - 5/23/06 Pittsburgh...
  • Blog Post: Da Jersey DE is blogging!

    Good news for developers in the NY/NJ area...my counterpart in Jersey, Peter Laudati, is now blogging . Peter's a good guy with a lot of expertise to share, having come to our team from Microsoft Consulting Services, and having had a stint with the Patterns & Practices team. Definitely one to add...
  • Blog Post: Richmond .net February Meeting

    Speaking of user group meetings, I'm doing one...tonight! That's right, you can see ME...live and in person, talking about the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0! Please contain your excitement. :-) Actually, providers are indeed a pretty important part of what makes ASP.NET 2.0 rock. It's because of providers...
  • Blog Post: Submissions Closed for Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp

    Per this news item , we have officially closed out the submission process for the upcoming Security Code Camp coming up next month at our Reston, VA office. We got a great response, and I'm very excited about the content we'll be bringing to you...so register now !
  • Blog Post: Are you a developer working with the Federal Government?

    Then you definitely want to check out the new group blog started by my DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) counterparts who cover the Federal space: http://blogs.msdn.com/FederalDev/ They're off to a rollicking start with nearly 20 posts in less than a week. And even if you're not a developer...
  • Blog Post: MAD Security Code Camp: Speaker slots nearly full

    As noted here , the speaker slots for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp are nearly gone. We have room for a couple more Best Practices talks, and that's it! So if you've been holding back, don't wait any longer, as we'll be out of room long before the September 16th submission deadline. ...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 has the goods on WinFS

    The folks at Channel 9 have posted a video of the WinFS team talking about Beta 1. Check it out here .
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 FastTips

    Brought to you by the friendly folks on the East Region Developer Evangelist team (that's myself and my counterparts up and down the east coast): We are pleased to announce Weekly Fast Tips a new subscription service to help you use the Visual Studio Team System 2005 more fully for Microsoft East...
  • Blog Post: Good least privilege blog entry

    Nigel Watling, one of my fellow evangelists who works out of Redmond, and who got the nod to present my session on least privilege for developers at Tech-Ed EMEA, has posted a good entry on least privilege on his blog . My favorite bit is the following: The idea of least privilege is to limit the...
  • Blog Post: MAD Code Camp 1 is in the books!

    Bagels and pastries: hundreds Developers: 200 Sessions: 29 Pizzas: 25 Hours: 12 Tracks: 5 The experience: Priceless I'm finally recovered enough from Mid-Atlantic Code Camp 1 to blog about it. What a day. I arrived at 7:40am to find that several people had arrived that early to make sure they'd...
  • Blog Post: Schedule clarification for MAD Code Camp!

    If you're planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp this Saturday, please plan to arrive by 9am. I just realized that the current session schedule shows the first session starting at 10:15am. Unfortunately, I neglected to add the registration and keynote times on the schedule, something I'll remedy...
  • Blog Post: Two great ways to give us (MS) Feeback

    Ever wanted to give Microsoft feedback or suggestions on products? While I'm always happy to hear suggestions, comments, or complaints from customers, the reality is that unless it's about a product built by a team I know people on, telling me may not be the most efficient way to effect change. :...
  • Blog Post: MAD Code Camp is SOLD OUT!

    The first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is now sold out! OK, it's a free event, so we can't really be "sold out", but we have reached our registration limit for the event. The good news is that we do have a small waitlist available, so if you're quick, you might still be able to attend, so go register now ...
  • Blog Post: Belated Congrats to Stan Spotts...

    ...my counterpart in the Greater Pennsylvania District, who just recently completed his first Code Camp in Philadelphia . Sounds like it was a blast. If you want to experience Code Camp, our first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is coming up in less than two weeks in Reston, VA. We're more than 2/3rds full, so...
  • Blog Post: Thanks, NoVaSQL!

    I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for my talk on data-driven ASP.NET 2.0 apps at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group . I enjoyed presenting to the group, and I hope everyone found the content useful. Want me to come speak at your group? Contact me through the Contact link...
  • Blog Post: Raleigh Code Camp Tomorrow

    From the "better late than never" file, I wanted to let folks know that tomorrow will be the Raleigh, NC Code Camp , and I'll be presenting on the web track at 8:45am on ASP.NET 2.0. If you're in the Raleigh/Durham area, please come on out and experience this event.
  • Blog Post: Philadelphia Code Camp

    http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/articles/383561.aspx For those of you who are closer to the Philly area, I wanted to make sure that you're aware that in addition to our own Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, there's also going to be a Philadelphia-area Code Camp as well. The Philly event is coming up soon, April...
  • Blog Post: MAD Code Camp: Session scheduling has begun!

    An update on MAD Code Camp planning...the deadline for speaker submissions passed last week, and we're now starting to put speakers to slots. I think we're going to have a dynamite lineup. Here's just a few of the topics that were submitted: MSF for Agile Software Development Secure Smart Client...
  • Blog Post: Richmond.NET User Group

    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Richmond.NET User Group last night. The good news is that even with all the (good-natured) heckling I got for my mental misfires (I had some trouble remembering a simple thing like how to obtain the current HttpContext...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming User Group Talks

    I've got several user group talks scheduled for the next few weeks...here's the list: March 31st, 2005 I will be presenting at the Richmond.NET User Group on new features in ASP.NET 2.0. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. April 7th, 2005 I will be presenting at the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group on MapPoint...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: The Mid-Atlantic Code Camp!

    It's finally time to announce the first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp. The MAD Code Camp will be held on Saturday May 7th, from 9am-9pm, and will consist of the following tracks: Web Development Smart Client Development Data Free-for-All (chalk talks, panels, etc.) Day-in-the-Life (all sessions drawn around...
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