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  • Blog Post: MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Pittsburgh this Friday

    Any Steelers’ fans reading out there?  Are you around Pittsburgh? No? You should get there anyway! This Friday, the MSDN Freedom Roadshow is coming to town with a whole day of learning including .NET 3.5, ASP.NET MVC, and AJAX. This is your chance to come see for yourself what all the excitement...
  • Blog Post: Everything Has Its Place: Tread Lightly with Update Panels

    Whenever I give a presentation on ASP.NET AJAX , one of the features that impresses is the Update Panel . It makes it dead simple to add AJAX functionality to an existing ASP.NET website. Got some complex server-side logic (like a Gridview control) that you'd like to execute via AJAX without refreshing...
  • Blog Post: Announcing ReMIX 07 Boston

    ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Peter & Bill MSDN Roadshow

    Last year, I started a series of events in MS NY & NJ office called "devCouncils". The devCouncils were free half-day events where folks could come learn about the latest developer technologies. We covered topics such as ASP.NET 2.0, the .NET 3.0 stack, and the MS AJAX Library. Since that time, the...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX at Lehigh Valley .NET Tonight!

    Having been out at the beginning of the month, I haven't had a chance to get up my usual monthly user group listings post. I wanted to let folks that tonight the Lehigh Valley .NET user group will be meeting at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania . For those of you not from the area, that...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX Client Life-Cycle Events 'Cheat Sheet'

    Local ASP.NET guru, Milan Negovan , has posted another in his fine series of "cheat sheets" on the Microsoft AJAX Library. This set highlights the client-side life cycle events that occur in the MS AJAX library when making an asynchronous call back to the server. You can find the " ASP.NET AJAX Client...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit Update

    Looks like there's been another great release of the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit up on CodePlex . See Shawn Burke's blog for more information in this post . You can grab the latest toolkit bits here . One great feature is a new dynamic script "combiner" that reduces the number of HTTP requests needed...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX at the Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference

    Thanks to all of you who attended my sessions on ASP.NET AJAX at the Health & Life Science Developer Conference in Atlantic City, NJ earlier this week. You can now download the slides here .
  • Blog Post: Popfly Goes The World

    There's another new web technology being announced by Microsoft today. Welcome Popfly to the world of mash-ups and other Web 2.0 services! I had heard rumors about this new technology that was formerly code named "Springfield", but hadn't had time to check it out. Popfly is a new, easy way to build...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at AJAX World East in NYC

    Last week, I attended the AJAX World East conference in NYC. The show was hosted by Sys-Con publishing at the Roosevelt Hotel near Grand Central Station. Most of the usual AJAX suspects were there showing off their AJAX tools and frameworks. The biggest sponsors of the conference appeared to be Laszlo...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Just Released!

    At the devCouncils in NY & NJ earlier this month, I said that I anticipated the final release of ASP.NET AJAX "any day now". Well... Hot off the presses! The official 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX, including the cross-platform & cross-browser client-side Microsoft AJAX Library, is now available...
  • Blog Post: January devCouncils - NJ and NY

    Thanks to everyone who attended the devCouncil events in NJ & NY this month. This was the third 'set' of devCouncil meetings to take place, since we kicked the program off. This month focused on web development, specifically ASP.NET and the new Microsoft AJAX Library. We'll be taking February off...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET How To Collection

    Ever wanted to know how to do something specific in ASP.NET? My colleague Asli Bilgin from the Microsoft Industry Services team has put together an amazing collection of ASP.NET resources, chuck-filled of How To links that are just great to have around as a handy reference. Here ya go... ASP.NET Quickstart...
  • Blog Post: Cheat Sheets for Microsoft AJAX Library

    Milan Negovan has compiled a series of 'cheat sheets' for the Microsoft AJAX Library . These make a handy dandy reference. Sounds like he's working on additional ones, so I'll have to check back.
  • Blog Post: Google IG-like Prototype built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ

    Omar Al Zabir , from Pageflakes.com , has built a cool prototype using ASP.NET AJAX that implements an 'ajaxified' start page portal site. Cool: Built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ in 7 days! Not as cool... it mimics Google. :) Although, he also has the Windows Live banner at the top?! Check out...
  • Blog Post: Dare Obasanjo Discusses Why JSON vs. XML in AJAX Applications

    From the "I learned something new" file today, a very good post today by Dare Obasanjo discussing some key aspects of JSON vs. XML when it comes to AJAX-style applications. It seems JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has been becoming the data format of choice when it comes to AJAX application development...
  • Blog Post: devCouncil NJ: Web Development with ASP.NET & AJAX

    Tomorrow, Thursday January 4th, is the January devCouncil in NJ. This month's topic is web development. We'll spend the first half discussing the new features in ASP.NET 2.0, then we'll cover the new Microsoft AJAX Library and how you can use it with ASP.NET to build rich user experiences on the web...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Zend announce Technical Partnership: Enhancing PHP on Windows

    The Zend/PHP Conference & Expo is going on this week out in San Jose, California. Bill Hilf, from the Microsoft open-source labs, announced this morning at the keynote that Microsoft & Zend are working together to enhance PHP on Windows. That's right, you read that correctly! Microsoft &...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft AJAX Library at the AJAX Experience Conference in Boston

    This week I'm attending the AJAX Experience conference up in Boston, Ma. There are couple of folks from the Internet Explorer and ASP.NET AJAX library teams here to participate. Microsoft has a booth where we are talking about both products with the attendees in the sponsor section. We are also holding...
  • Blog Post: You went where?! (My JavaOne 2006 Trip Report)

    San Francisco , California . That’s where I was all of last week. And what, pray tell, was I doing there (besides enjoying the amazing California sunshine)? I attended Sun’s JavaOne conference with a group of my fellow Microsoft colleagues . We helped staff the Microsoft booth in the JavaOne Pavilion...
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