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  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: Silverlight Controls Framework

    Thank you for joining my session today! Here are some links to get you started. To watch the webcast: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032416159&Culture=en-US Webcast slides and code: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Webcast%20Resources/Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: ADO.NET Data Services

    If you missed today's webcast, you can catch it here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032400617 The slides and code are up on Windows Live Skydrive: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Webcast%20Resources/ADO.NET%20Data%20Services Resources: ...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: Tips & Tricks for the Visual C# Integrated Development Environment

    Thank you for joining me today on my webcast! If you missed it you can view it On Demand: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032400614 Some helpful resources: The slides of today's presentation: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Webcast%20Resources...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: Overview of ASP.NET MVC

    For anybody that missed the webcast today on ASP.NET MVC, you can view the On Demand recording here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032400599&EventCategory=5 I've uploaded the slides and demos to skydrive: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 3.5 Overview

    Here is the link to the slides and completed demos from todays webcast: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Webcast%20Resources/ASP.NET%20Overview If you missed it and want to watch it On Demand, go here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Webcasts

    I am pretty busy with a whole lot of MSDN webcasts coming up. If you haven’t had the opportunity to view an MSDN Webcast, it’s a great way to learn from product team members, community experts, Microsoft Partners – even Developer and Architect Evangelists! MSDN Webcasts cover all the technologies under...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger

    If you missed my webcast today on Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger, you can watch it On Demand: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032400002 I've uploaded the slides and demos to SkyDrive: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Webcast%20Resources...
  • Blog Post: ALM Workshop this Friday in King of Prussia

    If you're interested in learning more about Application Lifecycle Management, one of Microsoft's partners: Software Logic is holding an event this Friday from 12pm to 3pm at the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in King of Prussia, PA . To register, please go to: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Developer Conferences!

    If you missed Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference this year, I have some great news for you! We're taking it on the road. We're bringing some of the best sessions from PDC to a city near (or kinda near) you with the MSDN Developer Conference . Presented by local and national technology experts...
  • Blog Post: Resources for MSDN Event: SQL 2008, VSTO, Silverlight 2

    Hi all, I was going to prepare a long post about resources for my recent MSDN Event content, but then saw that my colleague, Jim O'Neil has already done so: http://blogs.msdn.com/jimoneil/ He has some great questions/answers that came up during his presentations and you can download the slides as...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming October Developer Events

    Now that David has joined our team, we’re excited to announce a new initiative, the MSDN Freedom Roadshow! The MSDN Freedom Roadshow is a series of free, local Microsoft MSDN events held here in the region where our nation’s freedom was born. They are for developers, architects and to some extent designers...
  • Blog Post: Coming to Pittsburgh: Our first MSDN Freedom Roadshow!

    Dani , David and I are putting on our first roadshow of this fiscal year, whoohoooo! We will be at the Pittsburgh Microsoft office on September 19th , from 9 to 4. To register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032388335 Creating Web Applications with Microsoft Web...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event Resources

    I had a great time kicking things off in NYC for this quarter of MSDN Events ! In case you missed something, or wanted to investigate further, check out the links below. I've also attached the slides for this quarter. Mike Benkovich , a fellow DE, posted some links for resources, which I've pasted...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events are back again!

    After quite an exciting Heroes Happen Here Launch , MSDN Events are here again! This quarter we have some tantalizing new content for you to enjoy, and I'm kicking it off in a couple of weeks in New York City and Edison, New Jersey. Due to some unresolved venue selection, our msdnevents.com site isn...
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 6: Adaptive Streaming and More

    The last part of webcast series didn't focus specifically on one facet of Silverlight 2, but rather highlighted various aspects: media improvements Adaptive Streaming, Server-side playlists, DRM, Accessibility and UI Automation, OpenFileDialog, Isolated Storage and Silverlight for Mobile. Phew, that...
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 5: Testing Framework

    In the fifth part of our series, we examined Unit Testing in Silverlight 2. Not only did we release the source code to many Silverlight 2 controls, we shipped over 1500 unit tests that target them. We also shipped a very robust Silverlight Testing Framework that was built on the Visual Studio Team System...
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 4: Web Services Support

    Today we discussed consuming Web Services in our Silverlight 2 applications using ASMX Web Services, WCF Services and REST. This webcast was based on a blogpost by Tim Heuer . The attached code is modified from his source code to work with Silverlight 2 Beta 2. The changes I made from his code are as...
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 3: Introducing Deep Zoom

    Today we covered Deep Zoom, based on Seadragon technology, which allows the users of our Silverlight application to navigate large amounts of visual information (images) regardless of the size of data and bandwidth available for downloading it. A really cool implementation of Deep Zoom was introduced...
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 2: WPF UI Framework Continued

    Today we continued our discussion on why I love Silverlight 2 by examining Layout Managment using Grid, StackPanel and Canvas. We also took a look at binding controls to data ( see Jesse Libery's video ) and styling/skinning controls. Attached is the code.
  • Blog Post: "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 1: Overview of Silverlight 2 and WPF UI Framework

    Today we went over the architecture of Silverlight, the new features in Silverlight 2 and started our discussion in the WPF UI Framework. We took a look at creating a Silverlight app in Expression Blend and VS2008. Attached to this post is the code.
  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP Released!

    Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of announcing the CTP of XNA Game Studio 3.0 LIVE. I was speaking on XNA at Laguardia Community College's 3rd Annual New Media Day , my first session went from 10:15 - 11:15...and since I couldn't announce the CTP until 11am - it was a great finish to my talk! ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Podcasts

    Last month, Sam Gazitt and I did a series of short podcasts waxing poetic on Visual Studio 2008. Basically it's just Sam and I blabbing, but I had a fun time recording them, and I think they do a good job of highlighting the awesomeness of Visual Studio 2008 . http://www.microsoft.com/events/series...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sync Framework Webcast Follow-up

    I hope you enjoyed my overview of the Microsoft Sync Framework! Here are the informational links, if you didn't get a chance to copy them: Microsoft Sync Framework: http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync Microsoft Sync Framework Forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/sync Microsoft Sync on Code Gallery (download...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here Demos and Decks

    If you've attended one of the launch events or didn't get a chance to attend, no worries! You can rewatch the session by going to http://www.microsoft.com/virtualevents and also download the slides. If you want to get your fingers busy coding up some of the demos, you can download the Hands-On-Labs at...
  • Blog Post: Launch Event #2 down, 9 to go...

    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 they were expecting. :) I had the last session...
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