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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Platform Firestarter Series

    Firestarter events have been growing quite popular over the past year or two. These are all free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Feedback from past Firestarter attendees have been universally positive.  Here in the tri-state area we’ve seen multiple...
  • Blog Post: Jrzyshr Dev Guy Going Dark for a bit…

    Via David Anson … Going dark [MSDN blogging platform being upgraded - NO new posts or comments next week] The administrators of the MSDN blogging platform are performing a software upgrade and will be putting all blogs into read-only mode on Sunday, May 16th . New posts and new comments will not be possible...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft WebCamp NYC – June 25-26th, 2010

    I’m excited to announce that the Microsoft Web Platform team is bringing MS WebCamp to NYC on June 25th & 26th. This traveling event is coming to only 12 cities world wide. Of course, being THE best city in the world, you just KNEW New York would have to be on that list!  Join myself, James...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #18 – Claudio Caldato on PHP & ADO.NET Data Services

    In this episode, guest Claudio Caldato joins Peter to discuss interoperability at Microsoft and how his team is working to make Windows Azure cloud services more accessible to PHP developers.  Claudio provides us details on the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services.  Guest host G. Andrew Duthie...
  • Blog Post: Central Jersey ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter – Saturday December 13th

    If you missed the MVC Fire Starters in New York and Philadelphia over the past few months, I’m happy to announce that the ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter is coming to central Jersey next Saturday, December 13th.  This is your opportunity to come out and learn about the new ‘old’ way of building web applications...
  • 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: New Release: ASP.NET MVC Preview 4

    For those of you who attended the ASP.NET MVC Firestarter we hosted in NY last month, you know that the product team is moving quickly on this technology to get frequent releases out for feedback.  On Monday, Scott Guthrie announced that Preview 4 of the ASP.NET MVC Framework had been released on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer Conference in Atlantic City, NJ

    Vegas had Mix.  Now the Microsoft Health & Life Services Developer Conference 2008 is coming to Atlantic City, NJ!  On April 22 - 24, take a trip down the shore to AC where Microsoft will be hosting its second annual H&LS event. The three day conference will feature sessions on the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 Firestarter Coming to NYC January 26th

    I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft will be hosting a Silverlight 1.0 Firestarter event in New York City this month on Saturday, January 26th! If you missed the Firestarter event Microsoft hosted in the Philly area last month, this is your chance to make up for it. This day long event is free to anyone...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Professional Install-fests

    So you may have seen the news already elsewhere as I've been on a bit of a blogging break the past month, but it is true. My team here at Microsoft is hosting a series of Visual Studio 2008 "install-fests" at area user group meetings this month! Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, you probably...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event in Iselin, NJ Tomorrow: Tuesday, December 4th

    Just a reminder, if folks weren't aware already, there is an MSDN Event coming to the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ tomorrow afternoon. This is part of the series of developer events going on across the country hosted by Microsoft Across America. Here are the details: Microsoft Office - Iselin, NJ Where...
  • 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: October - December MSDN Events on the East Coast

    Via Glen ... In October we launch yet another series of fun and informative, and (hopefully) useful MSDN Events. We've recently had a change of topics, so when you go to register, ignore what you read there. :) These are our actual topics: What’s New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2008 The next...
  • 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: 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: devCouncil NYC + NYC .NET User Group: Web Dev & Architecture Sessions

    This Thursday, January 18th, is the January devCouncil in NYC from 1-5pm. Immediately following the devCouncil is the monthly meeting of the NYC .NET Developers Group from 6-8pm. This month's devCouncil topic is web development. We'll spend the first half of the devCouncil discussing the new features...
  • 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.
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