DEVELOPING THE FUTURE

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    Mix '08 Videos Online

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    Go to www.visitmix.com to view some videos and keynotes from Mix '08 which took place in Las Vegas last week. I wasn't able to attend, due to the aforementioned launch events, but I heard it was a blast. There was a lot of exciting announcements made...
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    The Code Trip

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    My fellow DEs on the West Coast have launched The Code Trip - http://www.thecodetrip.com . Fresh and energized from Mix '08 , they directly hopped on a decked out bus and are touring the west region. Visit their site to see where they are headed, read...
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    Who came up with calling it XNA, anyway?

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    Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to speak at Stevens Institute of Technology about XNA, what it is and how it makes game programming fun and easy. I just talked through the framework and went through the steps of building up a simple pong game,...
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    Silverlight + Ice Cube = Awesomeness

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    If you've never heard of South by Southwest it is a huge and awesome music, film and arts festival held in Austin every year. In the past couple of years it had also turned a little bit techy. This year is no exception: Microsoft has partnered with UVNTV...
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    How to receive proper notification about events...

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    As an MSDN Events veteran (hey, 2 years makes me a veteran, so there), I've noticed that there is one question that comes up time and time again: Why didn't I know about this event? It's usually followed with clarifying statements such as: ...
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    My Un-American Misconceptions...

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    One fantastic benefits of my job is that I get to travel all over this great country. Unfortunately, I don't always take advantage of that fact. Most times I only see my hotel and the venue where I'm presenting. I don't take the opportunity to actually...
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    HEROES happen {here}

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    The launch of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 is here! At these events you will learn more about these exciting technologies via live presentations, Hands-On-Labs, Q&A sessions with experts and development team members...
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    New blog forthcoming...

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    My New Year's resolution for 2008 was to actually start blogging consistently. I was planning to launch my new blog today - coinciding with the first Visual Studio 2008 launch event . However, when I was trying to port over the new skin and content, I...
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    Launch Event #2 down, 9 to go...

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    It was quite a memorable experience today in Harrisburg. Due to an email typo, we had people show up for the event at 7am...they were 6 hours early! That just means they got to sit in on the other tracks, so hopefully they got MORE information than what...
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    I've been Twitter-fied.

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    I've joined the ranks of nerds everywhere and succumbed to the pressure (especially from Glen Gordon ) to join Twitter. I don't really *get* it yet, how is it more than a tool to stalk other and allow yourself to be stalked? So.... stalk away: http...
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