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  • Blog Post: Farewell to Microsoft

    During my three-year tenure at Microsoft, I have met many wonderful people. For those of you I have worked with along the way, I wanted to share my bittersweet news. After three amazing years at Microsoft, I will be leaving to start a new chapter in my life. While I am not writing out the possibility...
  • Blog Post: A Geography Lesson (by way of MSDN Events), plus a chance to win a cool prize

    I'm going out on a limb and trying something a bit radical. Those of you who know me are well aware that my title is Developer Community Champion. What you may not know is that is my public-facing title. Internally at Microsoft, I am known as a Developer Evangelist. According to Dictionary.com , an...
  • Blog Post: Looking to get more out of .NET? Check out our upcoming MSDN Events to get the productivity you seek!

    MSDN® EVENTS Boost Your Productivity with Visual Studio® 2005 & the .NET Framework 2.0 New productivity enhancements in Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 mean you can spend less time coding and more time focusing on getting the job done. Learn how to build customizable...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events in January-March: Smart Solutions with SmartClients

    SmartClients combine the best elements of both Windows and web applications. But SmartClient means so much more than just a Windows Forms application. In this free half-day event, see three different SmartClient approaches in action, while leveraging what you already know about Microsoft tools and platforms...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Launch!

    Visual Studio 2005! SQL Server 2005! BizTalk 2006! One of these things is not like the others ;-) Although the year seems a little off on BizTalk, the date is not - all three products are scheduled to launch in less than one month at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco on November 7, 2005...
  • Blog Post: Pulled the old switcheroo

    Those of you who know me well know that I'm very close with my family. My brothers both live in Chicago and my sister lives in Cleveland. I like to see all of them often, but it's a bit tough with my sister and her family quite a bit farther from me than my brothers are. Well, I saw an opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events in August and September

    Following our brief event hiatus in July, we're coming back with even more great content - the focus this time around is ASP.NET 2.0. We're presenting 3 sessions over the half-day event to explore UI, Data Access, and Performance techniques with the new ASP.NET 2.0. See below for event cities where I...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events Spring Series Coming in a Few Short Weeks!

    The next round of MSDN content is fully baked and on its way in April, May and June to a theater, hotel, or convention center in your area of the U.S. We will once again have 3 solid topics (cities in my district and dates follow below): Web Services Unleashed Certainly XML Web Services are the bedrock...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Indy developers

    Howdy, I'm going to be presenting an MSDN Event tomorrow in Indianapolis (AMC Clearwater Crossing 12) to present on Advanced WinForms, Troubleshooting ASP.NET Apps, and Visual Studio Team System. Afterward (around 5:15), I plan to stick around at the nearby Lone Star Steakhouse (3902 E 82nd St) for a...
  • Blog Post: Hey Chicago! Check out the January 27 .NET Pub Club

    Whether or not you are able to attend the January 27 MSDN Event in Chicago (details available here ), come join us after the event for some good eats and good conversation. We'll be having an informal .NET gathering at 5:30 PM, immediately following the MSDN Event . The location of the .NET Pub Club...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin (January/February/March)

    Attend a free MSDN Event in your home town and you'll learn more about Windows and Web development, as well as the upcoming Visual Studio Team System! This event will come to you live during the months of January, February and March. Visit MSDN Events to register, or click the quick link below for your...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events Online in November (our webcasts)

    The August pilot of my “test-prep” webcast on preparing for your next MCAD/MCSD exams went very well, so, due to popular demand, I am re-presenting it next week. Preparing for the MCAD or MCSD exams And remember, as always, that the webcasts will be available for on-demand viewing within 72 hours of...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events in IL, IN, and WI (October, November, December)

    This demo-packed event will offer valuable insight into object-oriented programming fundamentals in Visual Basic® .NET, programming with MapPoint® Web Services, ASP.NET 1.1 Web applications, plus ASP.NET 2.0’s new Membership and Personalization features. Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals in VB...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events Online in September (my webcasts)

    I wanted to let you all know that I will be presenting 2 webcasts in September (and 1 at the very beginning of October). If you can't attend my live events, check out my “mirrors”. I am sneak-previewing some of the October-December MSDN Events content for my loyal blog readers. ASP.NET 2.0 Membership...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events Online in August (my webcasts)

    I wanted to let you all know that I will be presenting 4 webcasts in August: If you can't attend my live events, check out my “mirrors”. I am presenting the first quarter content as webcasts for my developer audience that I don't have the privilege of visiting in Q1. Building Custom...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Events in my district (August/September)

    This demo-packed event will offer valuable insight into current and future aspects of .NET development! You'll get a sneak peek at what's coming in ASP.NET 2.0! InfoPath with VS.NET: Experience the flexibility of XML data-sharing with Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003. Learn how its new Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live MSDN events in my district (May/June)

    May and June Events – Developer Productivity Double your fun! May/June sessions feature 4 topics for free, from 1-5 pm in the cities listed below! This highly informative session will explore the latest in leveraging Application Blocks, Visual Studio 2005 features and SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: .NET Pub Club pilot in Lincolnshire dubbed a success!

    On March 25, Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire, IL was home to the Midwest district's first MSDN-sponsored .NET Pub Club. Several attendees of the Lincolnshire MSDN event came out afterward to continue several threads of discussion over some brews and appetizers. We also had the pleasure of a visit from...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live MSDN Events in my district

    March and April MSDN Events - Security See two great security sessions for free, from 1-5 pm in the cities listed below! Writing Secure Code - Threat Defense In this session for experienced developers, you will learn established best practices for applying security principles throughout the development...
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