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Technical Blog of J. Michael Palermo IV

April, 2011

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    Scott Guthrie Event 2011 April 22


    This month sees the return of Scott Guthrie to Arizona for the 8th year in a row!  This year Scott will have more stage time, and will be joined with the legendary Mark Russinovich, creator of my favorite tool ZoomIt.  


    Does it really matter what these two will talk about?  I think not.  Scott Guthrie has never disappointed the crowds with his vision, discussions, and demos. 

    Whether you live is Arizona or not, make plans to attend!

    Register for Scott Guthrie Event in Arizona.

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    How Many Takes???

    Jason Helmick with Interface Technical Training...

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    Windows Phone 7 App–NOW!


    blogwp7Today while enjoying a coffee at Starbucks, I created a Windows Phone 7 app from start to finish.  You can too!  I used AppMakr to do all the work for me.  If you can follow step-by-step processes, you can create your own Windows Phone 7 apps in minutes – and no code required!

    If you have a couple minutes, why not create your first Windows Phone 7 app today Smile


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    MSDN SharePoint 2010 Resources


    Last month Paul Yuknewicz presented on SharePoint 2010 at the Microsoft Tempe, AZ location.  For those interested, here are the links to his presentations and demo content (all content is provided AS-IS with no warranties).

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    Review: Continuous Integration In .NET


    cont_integrate.netToday I received a personally signed copy of the book – Continuous Integration In .NET by one of it’s authors, Craig Berntson (thank you Craig!).

    I often thought this topic was sorely needed in book format.  I also wondered how such a book could be written, since there is so many ways to accomplish continuous integration.  Would the authors favor a particular way, or provide every possible scenario?

    What I enjoyed about this book was the balance of concept and implementation.  While methods were explored with certain tools, fair comparisons were made to others.  Factors such as cost and ease of use were mentioned.  Excellent diagrams and screen captures are sprinkled throughout the book to guide someone new to CI to quickly get started (newbies will LOVE the “Hello World” walkthrough).  The book is divided into 3 main parts, and it is VERY EASY to navigate and switch to another topic of preference.

    This is my first book review in my new role with Microsoft, and it is my pleasure to proudly recommend Continuous Integration In .NET by Marcin Kawalerowicz and Craig Berntson.

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