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  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 8

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer First up this week is James Quick . First, James shares his Developer of the Week, Nathalie Goh-Livorness, and her app Baby's First Piano . James also has news of an ongoing Nokia promotion for...
  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 7

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Pete Brown and I have a new video podcast, called The Uninitialized Show. We recorded Episode 1, talking about Kickstarter , last week. This week, we'll be discussing Displays and Input, and you...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Get to Know Action Filters in ASP.NET MVC 3 with HandleError

    I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and linked below. In it, I demonstrate the use of the HandleError action filter that I described in my recent tutorial of the same name . Given that some folks learn best by reading, while others do better visually, a video demo seemed like a good...
  • Blog Post: Counting Down To MIX11 – Go Biking with Jennifer and Mike

    Jennifer Ritzinger and Mike Swanson provide the latest on what’s coming for MIX11 . Click through to the full post for the video…
  • Blog Post: Pluralsight MVC 3 Videos with K. Scott Allen – Free, for a limited time

    If you’re new to ASP.NET MVC , or just new to MVC 3, it’s worth taking the time to check out K. Scott Allen’s MVC 3 video series, published by Pluralsight , and available for free for a limited time. I just watched the introduction, and it’s a good overview of MVC 3 and makes it easy to pick up the basics...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Exploring the Site Options in Microsoft WebMatrix

    I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and linked/embedded it below. In it, I provide an overview of the various options available in the Microsoft WebMatrix beta for opening existing sites or creating new sites, including creating sites from existing open source applications in the...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – New York Preview Video

    Have you heard about Imagine Cup ? It's a student technology competition designed to inspire students and help them show off their creativity and passion. And the worldwide finals for Imagine Cup 2011 will be held in New York City. See the video below for a preview: There’s lots more info on the Imagine...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Installing Microsoft WebMatrix

    I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and linked below. In it, I demonstrate how to find and install the new Microsoft WebMatrix streamlined web development tool. In the next installment, I’ll show you the various options for creating new sites with WebMatrix, and what they look like...
  • Blog Post: Myrhvold on inventing, and why it’s so expensive

    This is a great short take on why it costs so much to invent stuff, whether you’re talking about new drugs, or the latest gadgets…when you hear how much Microsoft spends on R&D, this will give you an idea why it’s important to spend that much (video after the break). UPDATE...
  • Blog Post: New Show on Channel 9: Web Camps TV

    Hosted by James Senior, and with guest Phil Haack from the ASP.NET team (the primary owner of ASP.NET MVC ), this inaugural episode features a discussion of ASP.NET MVC 3, Preview 1, which was recently released. You can find out all the details about the show here . Video embedded after the break, click...
  • Blog Post: Want to keep up with Silverlight 4 Launch info?

    Silverlight 4 is going to be available this Thursday, but you can get lots more info right now… Click on over to: http://live.ch9.ms Scott Guthrie and John Papa are on live right now, but the player (built by Vertigo) also includes the ability to go back to previous portions of the live stream, including...
  • Blog Post: The Channel 9 Live GeekLympics at MIX10

    One of the fun things about MIX10 this year was that the folks from Channel 9 were broadcasting live throughout the conference from The Commons: Channel 9 Live Day 1 Channel 9 Live Day 2 One highlight of my time at MIX this year was getting the opportunity to compete in the Geeklympics on Channel...
  • Blog Post: iMo 7” USB Sub-Monitor Unboxing

    I’m a big fan of multi-monitor as a way of getting a broader view of all the applications I’m working with at any given time. I have 4 monitors on my primary desktop machine, so when I’m on the road it can be difficult to deal with the limitation of a single laptop monitor. Enter...
  • Blog Post: Steve Marx Explains Windows Azure…with Stick Figures…in Less than 5 Minutes

    This is a great overview of what Windows Azure is, and what it can do for you. “What is Windows Azure?” (a Hand-Drawn Video) Be sure to click through to Steve’s Blog to read how he created this cool video. I’ve got the same brand graphics tablet he used (I’ve...
  • Blog Post: 10-4 Episode 10: Making Web Deployment Easier

    OK, so some of this stuff would have been (and still would be) very helpful during my recent updates to Community Megaphone . I finally got around to setting up a separate dev database, plus a staging server for testing new bits in a non-local setting before pushing them out to the main site. Managing...
  • Blog Post: MVVM for WPF

    If you’re interested in improving the architecture and testability of your WPF applications, you may want to check out this video, in which Adam Kinney of The Continuum , interviews Karl Shifflett from the WPF team about the MVVM design pattern: Good stuff.
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Feature Overview

    Ever wondered what this Community Megaphone thing I keep mentioning is? Or why you’d want to use it? Well, I’ve put together a little video to highlight the major features of Community Megaphone, to answer those (and hopefully more) questions (view full screen using the button at the lower right corner...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Silverlight Styling 101

    Pete Brown returns with another installment of Silverlight expertise: You can view episode 1 here .
  • Blog Post: My Childhood Returns...

    ...courtesy of hulu.com : Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot Between this and Ultra Man, many after-school hours were well-spent. Thanks to Frank La Vigne for helping me find yet another way to lose hours from my day. And yes, I'm in a "fun-post" mood this morning. More substantive stuff is...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Silverlight Controls and Composition

    Local Silverlight expert Pete Brown from Applied Information Sciences was kind enough to help me out with some new content for my DevNuggets video series. If you haven't seen them before, DevNuggets are 8-10 minute screencasts that illustrate specific technologies or features in an easily digestible...
  • Blog Post: Video: Silverlight and DeepZoom in Action

    Adam Kinney just posted an amazing video showing a demo of Silverlight and DeepZoom, based on one of the sessions at REMIX08 Australia: I was just having a bit of a chat with Scott Barnes (welcome to the US!) today about Deep Zoom and its untapped potential. And surprise, look what surfaces from Down...
  • Blog Post: Kudos to Dean Kamen

    For all that I've definitely been a skeptic of some of his other projects, particularly the hype-ridden (but nonetheless fun-to-ride) Segway, Dean Kamen's latest project is nothing short of inspirational: If Kamen and his team can pull this off, and bring it into production at anything like a reasonable...
  • Blog Post: Video: Windows 7 and Multi-Touch

    Windows 7 was (briefly) unveiled tonight at the All Things Digital conference . Not clear if this is video of what was shown at the conference, but it highlights some of the new multi-touch technology slated for Windows 7. Looks cool. Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7 Much as I love me some Surface , it...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts with Community Clips

    My colleague Allan de Costa Pinto shares a cool (and free) tool : Start creating your own screen casts with Community Clips . Really easy to use, absolutely free, and works as advertised. Nice work! In the following screen cast (less than 3 minutes) created with Community Clips, I show how I blog: I...
  • Blog Post: 2 Cool Show Off Apps from MIX

    One of the fun events at MIX this year was Show Off, which was basically a contest in which the live audience got to take a look at user-submitted videos of cool applications written using various new technologies, like WPF, Silverlight, and XAML, but more importantly, were very cool apps. My two favorites...
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