DEVELOPING THE FUTURE

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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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    ADO.NET Step by Step Webcast Series

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    Here are the links to the webcast series Glen Gordon and I did where went throug the chapters of Rebecca Riordan's book: Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 Step By Step . Chapter 1 - Getting Started Chapter 2 - Creating Connections Chapter 3 - Data Commands...
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    To My Washington, D.C. Attendees...

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    If you attended my event in Washington, D.C. on May 11th, you deserve an apology. And here it is: I am truly, truly sorry for bailing on you like that. I was completely fine until I started the second session, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks....
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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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    XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP Released!

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    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...
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    "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 2: WPF UI Framework Continued

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    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...
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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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    MSDN Event Resources

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    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,...
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    "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 5: Testing Framework

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    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...
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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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    Webcast on Microsoft Sync Framework

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    Next Friday at 1pm EST, I'll be presenting a webcast overviewing the Microsoft Sync Framework. You can register here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032374510&Culture=en-US . Here's the webcast abstract: ...
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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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    MSDN Webcast: Silverlight Controls Framework

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    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...
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    Heroes Happen Here Demos and Decks

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    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...
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    MSDN Webcast: Overview of ASP.NET MVC

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    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...
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    MSDN Webcast: Composite Application Guidance (PRISM) for WPF and Silverlight

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    Thanks for joining me today, even though I went a little over time! Resources: Watch the webcast here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032416172 Download the slides: http://cid-28c55ac7b8de9c47.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx...
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    MSDN Webcast: Enterprise Library 4.1

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    Thanks for joining today's webcast on the Enterprise Library! An hour is a short time to get through all that goodness, but since I didn't get to cover 5 of the 8 application blocks in depth, you can download demos and the slides below. Enterprise...
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    Upcoming November Developer Events

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    November 4th – MSDN Freedom Roadshow, Newark, DE – CANCELLED November 8 th – BarCamp Philly Register at: http://www.barcampphilly.org/ BarCamp is defined by Wikipedia as follows: “…an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory...
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    Influence our products, chat with Microsoft Experts!

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    A great way to gain insight into a technology and to give direct feedback to the product team developing the technology is via MSDN Online Chats ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/chats/default.aspx ). They post new chat topics every week, so check back...
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    MSDN Webcast: ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 3.5 Overview

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    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...
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    Philly XAML Meeting – Windows Phone 7

    Thanks to all who came out to last night’s Philly XAML meeting!  Though Dave couldn’t make, I hope I did the topic some justice.   If you want to learn more, come out to our Windows Phone 7 Firestarter on September 22nd at UPenn . Follow...
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    "Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 1: Overview of Silverlight 2 and WPF UI Framework

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    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.
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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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    Coming to Pittsburgh: Our first MSDN Freedom Roadshow!

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    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 ...
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    In Jersey? MSDN Suburban Roadshow is tomorrow 2/12!

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    For you all New Jersey-ans, Peter Laudati ( http://www.peterlaudati.com ) and Bill Zack are kicking off their roadshow series tomorrow in East Windsor. In Peter's own words: This Thursday is the kick off of the Winter 2009 series of the MSDN “Suburban...
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