West Region Team
I presented on HTML5 & CSS3 with Scott Stanfield today in Silicon Valley. Presenting with Scott was a blast! I was very entertained and the audience (including those watching in overflow room via streaming video) appeared to enjoy the sessions as well. One personal favorite was a link Scott provided about the future of HTML (30 second video at bottom of page is worth watching).
One question that was asked a lot was: “Where can we get a list of all the resources presented today?” As promised, this is the list you are looking for:
If you were in my Tech-Ed session yesterday (or not), and want to try out Azure, please click the banner below and use this code: DPEWR02
My session at Tech-Ed in Atlanta this year is all about Web Deployment. For those who attended, here is a listing of resources you may find very helpful!
While chatting with Scott Cate yesterday about Windows Phone 7, he showed me how he shares his SIM among different phones. For example, he took out the SIM from his Samsung Focus, and put it in his iPhone. He travels with multiple phones because he develops for multiple platforms (though it is obvious he really loves to develop for WP7!).
I told him I was waiting for the HTC HD7S to be released by AT&T before I switched from using my iPhone and a Samsung prototype WP7. Due to his community involvement with WP7, he had an extra Samsung Focus in his possession that he deemed the “community” phone. He is letting me borrow it so I can make a fair comparison of it and the HD7S. Scott didn’t hesitate a second to make that offer, and I thought he deserved a little write up for what he did. Thanks Scott!
Please join me at an HTML5 Web Camp near you! (Registration links below)
Keep hearing about HTML5? If you are a serious web developer or designer, you owe it to yourself to learn this new technology as soon as possible. One way to get a fantastic jumpstart is by attending an HTML5 Web Camp! This free one day event is an opportunity to connect with designers and developers and show you how you can start using HTML5 immediately.
An HTML5 Web Camp event is a unique opportunity, partnering classroom learning and hands-on-labs, and leveraging experts to help you build modern websites for today and beyond. The following topics will be considered at the upcoming HTML5 Web Camps:
· Overview of HTML5 and related technologies
· Development of web sites using new HTML5 syntax
· Adding Video, Sound, and Animations With HTML5
· HTML5 and today’s modern browsers
· Real-world scenarios for HTML5
· June 10, 2011 Colorado Springs, Co
· June 23, 2011 Irvine, CA
· J. Michael Palermo IV
· Dr. Doris Chen
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.
Today 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
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).
Today 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.