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  • Blog Post: Events This Week – January 25th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: New DevNugget: Silverlight Navigation Applications

    I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and linked below. In it, I demonstrate how you can quickly create a functional full-screen Silverlight application, complete with back/forward browser navigation and deep linking ability, using the new Silverlight Navigation Application template...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – August 17th, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – March 30th, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Wednesday, April 01,...
  • Blog Post: Sidebar Gadget Templates

    One of the UX technologies I mentioned during my talk for the MSDN Roadshow today was the Sidebar (and in Windows 7, Desktop) gadgets, which are great for surfacing small amounts of information in a a compact space. One of the attendees asked whether Visual Studio has templates for Sidebar Gadgets, and...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – February 23rd, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Monday, February 23,...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – February 17th, 2009

    A day late this week, but here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now synced to the UGSS event calendar: Tuesday,...
  • Blog Post: Now’s a good time to Ramp Up

    In a challenging economy, one way to ensure that you’re ahead of the curve is to build your skills. Whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience, there are probably skill areas that, if you pushed them to the next level, would help you be more secure in your current job, or improve your...
  • Blog Post: New Release: Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

    Microsoft just released the first version of our Web Platform Installer : The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3 CTP

    This looks interesting for SharePoint development: The Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) provide project templates for developers using Visual Studio 2008 to create, debug, package and deploy SharePoint projects including Web Parts, Data Lists, Content Types, Event Receivers, Templates...
  • Blog Post: Events this week – November 18th, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:00 PM: CapArea.NET: Brian Noyed on Composite WPF Applications - When you build a big UI application, the code can quickly grow complex and tightly coupled. Composite Application...
  • Blog Post: Events this Week – November 11th, 2008

    Today is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S. – take time if you can to thank a vet, and keep your thoughts and/or prayers with those currently deployed for their safe return. Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Wednesday, November 12, 2008...
  • Blog Post: Team System Seminars from RDA Next Month

    Just found out from one of our local luminaries in the Philly area, John Baird, that he’s going to be presenting at an event being run by our partner RDA in Philly and Reston, VA next month. The seminar is free, and will cover the following: Overview of the new features available in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Samples Right Under Your Nose?

    Did you know that there are samples built right into the Help section of Visual Studio 2008? I didn’t, but VB geek Chris Love pointed it out to me: So I have been having a problem designing a rather odd LINQ to EF statement the past week and I decided to contact my friend on the Entity Framework team...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Intellisense Documentation Available

    I mentioned recently that we announced that we will be shipping the jQuery JavaScript library moving forward in Visual Studio and related products. Well the jQuery folks haven’t wasted any time making development of jQuery-enabled aps in Visual Studio 2008 even easier. Yesterday, they made available...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Roadshow Slides and Demo Code

    I want to say a big THANK YOU (I did say big, didn’t I?) to everyone who attended the MSDN Roadshow events this week in Roanoke, VA and Baltimore, MD. Several people requested copies of the slides and demos for the presentations, and I’ve uploaded the decks and demos for my presentations, and you can...
  • Blog Post: Awesome News for AJAX Junkies

    Are you an ASP.NET developer torn between the built-in support for ASP.NET AJAX, and the richness of the jQuery AJAX library? Well I have good news for you. Scott Guthrie announced today that Microsoft will be shipping jQuery with Visual Studio moving forward, as well as with the ASP.NET MVC Framework...
  • Blog Post: VSLive: Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My!

    [bumping to the top for the benefit of folks who attended my CapArea.net talk on this topic] Here are links to tools and tips that I mentioned in my talk this afternoon on Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping at VSLive! New York : Sign Up for a MapPoint Web Service Evaluation account: https://mappoint-css.live...
  • Blog Post: Events this Week – September 15th, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…note that the MSDN Events in Reston (9/16) and Richmond (9/18) are being presented by yours truly, as is the presentation on AJAX at the Charlottesville .NET User Group (9/18) and the Geocoding presentation...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here comes to Richmond!

    The Richmond community is celebrating the launch of SQL Server 2008 with their Community Launch Event featuring information on SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. Food, fun, giveaways, and best of all, free education! When: Saturday, August 16th, 2008, 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM Social Time starts at 9:45...
  • Blog Post: Clearing a Blog Backlog

    Bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to blog about recently, in no particular order: The SideShow Team Blog announces the availability of a beta release of SideShow gadgets for Windows Media Center . View guide information, schedule recordings, control media playback, and more. Cool stuff! Some cool flat...
  • Blog Post: zune game development with xna game studio 3.0

    The XNA Creators Club website has a nice step-by-step walkthrough of creating a game for your Zune , including a cool sample game with very nice graphics and play style: Are you ready to start programming games for your Zune? All you need is the XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP and any model of the Zune media...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 1

    Important note for folks who are planning to try the beta of Visual Studio 2008 SP1: Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 is not compatible with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta. The good news is that Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is coming soon. Until then you will...
  • Blog Post: ScottGu on Visual Studio 2008 SP1

    Scott has a deep and informative post on what's coming in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 beta 1 that is a must-read. Tons of feature info, screenshots, and more.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 SP1 Beta available now

    Read the whole thing here : Today we released a Beta of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. Traditionally our service packs address a range of issues found both through customer and partner feedback as well as our own internal testing. While this service pack holds true to that...
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