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  • Blog Post: Visiting Dublin – Josh Holmes!

    About a year and a half ago, Josh Holmes visited Dublin from the US on a whirlwind tour of Europe to talk with developers about rich, interactive applications. Josh spoke with developers from all over Ireland and from all different backgrounds. He’s a great speaker and a fun, down-to-earth guy who really...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Superstar Tim Heuer Visits Dublin!

    I am thrilled that Tim Heuer is coming to visit Dublin to kick off the Dublin Microsoft Technology User Group’s first meeting of 2010! As a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Silverlight Team, Tim joins us for a talk about What’s New in Silverlight 4 and Using Silverlight for building Line-of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Jumpstart – Update

    I have received a lot of e-mails about the Silverlight Jumpstart program for January.  While I’m writing back to everyone, I wanted to post an update to let you know what’s going on with it. Unfortunately due to resources and time being low on the team (we’ve had some team members shuffling around...
  • Blog Post: Web Innovators – It’s Time For MIX

    MIX10 is finally open for registration and it’s going to be a fantastic event in Las Vegas this year.  The Gu and Bill Buxton are returning to keynote the conference and new speakers and topics are being added weekly. WHEN: March 15-17, 2010 WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, US WHO: Developers...
  • Blog Post: Please Welcome WebsiteSpark!

    Last year, Microsoft provided a program to help new start-ups get developer tools, discounts and a business network at practically no cost. BizSpark helped over 300 Irish start-ups in the last twelve months. This year, the Spark family is extending to include web designers and developers.  WebsiteSpark...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Release + SketchFlow Available

    Ever since MIX09 a few months ago, I’ve had lots of designers and developers asking me for preview copies of SketchFlow, demos, early access to Silverlight 3 builds and much more. I’m thrilled that Silverlight 3 was officially released on Friday joined by new updated tools ready for you to try out. If...
  • Blog Post: MIX Essentials – Your Next Web. Now.

    As designers and developers know, it’s so critical to stay up to date on the latest technology, newest tools and ideas to keep yourself, your ideas and your applications fresh. MIX Essentials , happening in Dublin on Wednesday June 24th is all about that. We’ve got a two-track day , full of amazing and...
  • Blog Post: I Never Thought I’d Be Blogging About Playboy

    But cool technology is worth writing about, so here we go.  If you were watching the MIX09 Live Keynote yesterday ( http://live.visitmix.com/ ), you saw a couple of awesome applications which really take rich, Internet applications to a new level.  One of them, the Playboy Archive, is live...
  • Blog Post: Are You a Web Developer, Designer, Business Decision Maker?

    The Irish Internet Association ( http://iia.ie ) has several working groups designed to focus on various areas of  the Web.  The Web Development Working Group have created a survey to find out what you would value them spending their time and energy on. It is quite short and will definitely...
  • Blog Post: MIX09: Last Minute Discounts

    I was on the MIX09 site earlier today and noticed a few interesting discounts I thought I’d mention here. Last Chance to Save on MIX: If you haven’t yet bought your MIX09 ticket, be sure to use RSVP code MIXLastChance to save $300 USD when you book by February 27th. $200 Hosting Credit for MIX09 Attendees...
  • Blog Post: Developer Developer Developer Belfast – Go Vote!

    Voting is now open for DDD Belfast.   As mentioned in my previous blog post, Developer Developer Developer is a free, day-long event with great presentations submitted by professionals.  Now is your chance to make your voice heard and ensure the sessions you want to attend and the speakers...
  • Blog Post: DDD Ireland – Back for More!

    If you were in Galway last year for the first ever Developer Developer Developer Ireland (Techprechaun!), you’re already familiar with the idea of a community-driven, developer-focused, multi-track day of talks, training, presentations and great fun, all for free. If you didn’t attend DDD Ireland 2008...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Assault Course: Agenda plus Dublin Registration

    I now have the previously top secret agenda for the Silverlight Assault Course I mentioned yesterday.  The course will be on Saturday, January 17th in Dublin and on Sunday, January 18th in Cork.  We have some exciting news about our NxtGenUG guest speakers as well.  Chris Hay has just...
  • Blog Post: Hey Cork Developers! Silverlight Assault Course Coming Your Way!

    The Cork Microsoft Technology User Group is hosting a great event for one day in January.  It’s a free , one-day workshop on Sunday, January 18th at the Imperial Hotel . The Silverlight Assault Course was launched with great success last year for the first time by the very energetic NxtGenUG in...
  • Blog Post: Why to Attend Mix09 in March 2009

    Mix09 is just around the corner, believe it or not.  Early Bird registration expires on January 15th, which saves you $200.  This is your chance to explore the future of the Web with fellow developers and designers. Where and When? MIX09 will take place from March 18-20 in Las Vegas at the...
  • Blog Post: Josh Holmes Coming to Dublin: October 9th

    I received excellent news late Friday of last week.  Josh Holmes , RIA (Rich Internet/Interactive Application) Architect Extraordinaire, is coming to visit us in Dublin in early October.  He will be speaking on the topic of “Developing RIAs with Silverlight 2.” This is an excellent opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to PDC - 1 week left for Early Bird Discount

    For folks who haven't yet registered for the PDC, this week is the time to do so!  If you register before August 15th, you'll save $200 on your conference ticket.  This is a great deal, and the PDC will certainly sell out shortly after so get your ticket now to avoid disappointment. If you...
  • Blog Post: Hey, cuil! Introducing Microsoft adCenter Analytics

    Curious about your website visitor statistics?  Want a free solution? Microsoft’s adCenter Analytics (formerly Project Gatineau) is currently in beta but has some excellent functionality now that you can use just by filling out the registration form here: http://advertising.microsoft.com/advertising...
  • Blog Post: derStandard – Interview with Miguel de Icaza

    derStandard.at recently posted an interview with Moonlight & Mono lead Miguel de Icaza.  It’s definitely worth a read.  Miguel talks about the arrangement between the Moonlight project and Microsoft, how Microsoft is providing the media codecs to Moonlight and bundling Moonlight with Mono...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 Barcelona – Early Bird expires July 31st

    Just an FYI for those of you planning on attending TechEd Developers or TechEd IT Pro in Barcelona this year.  There is a “ Super Early Bird” discount that saves you €300 plus gets you all kinds of bonus benefits like keynote priority seating and discounted hotel accommodations, etc.  If you...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint

    Lately the topic that I’ve been asked about a lot by developers and customers is SharePoint.  Ronan blogged a few weeks ago about an excellent site for SharePoint developers or those who are interested in learning more about developing with SharePoint.  So in case you missed that, the link...
  • Blog Post: Guest Podcast on WebDevRadio

    Recently I had the honour of being a guest on WebDevRadio with Michael Kimsal.  If you’re not familiar with WebDevRadio, it’s a great podcast series covering a wide variety of areas interesting to web developers.  I have been listening for several months and really enjoy the interviews and...
  • Blog Post: Quick Follow-up: MIX Essentials Ireland

    A couple of weeks ago, Dublin hosted Ireland’s first ever MIX event!  MIX is Microsoft’s conference for all  things web-related and takes place annually in Las Vegas.  We had a smaller, one-day version of the conference at Cineworld with speakers from the US, the UK, Ireland and all over...
  • Blog Post: XTech 2008 Dublin - Lightning Talks

    If you thought you noticed some Internet superstars wandering around Dublin last week, you weren’t dreaming. XTech was in town and with it came folks from all over the world representing web development, open source, Web 2.0 and open standards organizations. I was really lucky to get to go along on...
  • Blog Post: New Shiny Silverlight 2 Healthcare Demo

    Via Laurent I came across this excellent site showing off a cool new application called the “Patient Journey Demonstrator.”  It’s a healthcare application with end-to-end scenarios for patient data, medical professional interaction, and medical administration. This is a wonderful answer to the question...
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