Never saw this coming…it almost feels like India! :) I stepped out of the convention center for about 5 minutes to only realize it’s super hot outside!
We have a phenomenal geekspeak lineup in August. Be sure to register:
8/5/2009 12:00 PM
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Inside the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032422050&Culture=en-US
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Inside the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool
8/12/2009 12:00 PM
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: The Dynamic Language Runtime in .NET 4 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032421937&Culture=en-US
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: The Dynamic Language Runtime in .NET 4
8/19/2009 12:00 PM
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Composite Application Development http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032422054&Culture=en-US
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Composite Application Development
8/26/2009 12:00 PM
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Generics and Collections http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032422056&Culture=en-US
MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Generics and Collections
As always, if you have a session/topic you’d like to geekSpeak with us, let me know.
Come join us!
Yes, my title fits my post appropriately! Did you know that the Windows market place is now live! Today, the mobile team announced The Race To Market Challenge.
This video explains the rest of my post in about 35 secs:
Sign up now and get your mobile application on the shelves of Windows Marketplace for Mobile. When you submit your app, you’ll also be eligible to win the Race to Market Challenge and exciting prizes, including:
For more information go here: http://www.mobilethisdeveloper.com
Sometimes I really can’t help but wonder if we are paying a price for being the ‘Top dog’! Apple never gets asked to install IE on their OS/Computers? Google never gets asked to bundle or give the option to install MSN Toolbar while installing their toolbars.
It’s sad that such dipshits are running an entire continent and barring progress! I really wonder if they even understand what a ‘browser’ is!
I am on my way to attend Tech Ready (an Internal Microsoft conference) and I am just pissed reading about this proposal…aargh!
Read at leisure…I just made it through the Browser Choice doc and it was depressing enough!
Here’s our press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/jul09/07-24statement.mspx
• Proposed Commitment (.doc) • Annex A – Turning Internet Explorer on and off (.doc) • Annex B – Web Browser Ballot (.ppt)
• Proposed Commitment (.doc)
• Annex A – Turning Internet Explorer on and off (.doc)
• Annex B – Web Browser Ballot (.ppt)
• Proposed Interoperability Undertaking (.doc) • Annex A – Warranty Agreement (.doc) • Annex B – Template Patent License (.doc) • Annex C – Additional Outlook and Exchange Versions (.doc) • Annex D – Outlook and Exchange Future Standards Process (.doc)
• Proposed Interoperability Undertaking (.doc)
• Annex A – Warranty Agreement (.doc)
• Annex B – Template Patent License (.doc)
• Annex C – Additional Outlook and Exchange Versions (.doc)
• Annex D – Outlook and Exchange Future Standards Process (.doc)
I really hope someone gets some sense into these people!
By now you all must already know that my favorite column in our daily newsletter is the ‘This week in history’ section that comes out once every week. So here’s some interesting tidbits about what happened in history this past week…
In the world:
July 16, 1945 — The first atom bomb is detonated in the New Mexico desert 120 miles south of Santa Fe. The resulting mushroom cloud reached 40,000 feet into the air as scientists and observers watched from a "safe" 10,000 yards away.
July 16, 1984 — Tandy Corporation becomes the first major hardware manufacturer to announce a color implementation of Microsoft Windows. The color software was demonstrated at a meeting of the Boston computer Society on the Tandy Model 2000 personal computer.
This week's featured photo was used in a Tandy advertisement, featuring Windows in color in the background, ca. 1984.
Oh, and there was the Moon launch too..
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from a Florida launch pad on its journey to bring the first people from Earth to a safe landing on the surface of the moon. That would also be a nice event to recognize.
We sure have come a long way, haven’t we! :)
Microsoft Tag is one of the most creative things to come out of MSR. They just announced that the Tag API is now available….
The Microsoft Tag API allows anyone to create Tag from the web, the desktop, mobile devices.
By using the Microsoft Tag Web Services API, you can programmatically access many of the same operations used on the Microsoft Tag Web site. Using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, you can write programs to create, modify, and otherwise manage Tags for your business — including bulk Tag creation and updates — without having to use the Microsoft Tag Web site interface.
Get Started Right Now
· Sign-up if you are a new Tag user
· Apply for an API key.
· Getting Started with Tag Web Services
· View the documentation
· Provide feedback or questions
Blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/tag/archive/2009/07/23/microsoft-tag-api-announcement.aspx
This summer Microsoft Students to Business is hosting a Webcast series on skills that one can use in the workplace. The skills presented range from technical skills (i.e. an intro to silverlight) to soft skills (i.e. interviewing 101). The first webcast was held yesterday to great success covering the topics of windows 7 and presentation skills. If you would like to you can see this webcast or register to watch others go to: http://tiny.cc/S2B2.
The Mission of the Series:
Other Useful Information:
Help your kids stay sharp this summer! :)
I had almost forgotten about this song until my dad sent this along to me this morning.
Enjoy your Sunday!
If you answered Yes! to any of the questions above then this contest is for you! Unlike other Coding contests, this one judges the winning entry based on Creativity! It’s based on your application design ingenuity. It gives you the opportunity to showcase your design skills in front of millions of people.
To enter, you must:
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These 10-4 episodes have been great!
10-4 Episode 26: Creating Extensible Applications with MEF
In this episode of 10-4, we take a look at a new library in .NET Framework 4 and how it helps developers write applications that are more extensible and easier to maintain than before.
For more information on the Managed Extensibility Framework, make sure to check out its home on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/mef.
For other episodes, visit the 10-4’s home on Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/