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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Live! NY Community Night – Wednesday 5/16/2012

    Visual Studio Live! is going on this week on over in Brooklyn this week at the Brooklyn Marriott.  I posted about the event back in March .  It is a GREAT conference for .NET developers to keep up with the latest trends and technologies that make up the Microsoft developer platform.  While...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Live! in NYC: May 14-17, 2012 – User Group Discount Available!

    Last month, I announced here that Visual Studio Live! is returning to New York on May 14-17th, 2012.  Andrew Brust , who is the co-leader of the NYC .NET Developers Group (and newly minted ZD-NET “Big Data” blogger ), is one of the co-chairs of the Visual Studio Live! conference.  Andrew has...
  • Blog Post: Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

    On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing. It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Live! Returning to NYC: May 14-17, 2012

      Some great news just in from Andrew Brust (co-leader of the NYC .NET Developers Group , Microsoft Regional Director, and newly minted ZD-NET “Big Data” blogger )… You guys know that I help lead the NYC .NET Developers Group, but you might not know that I am also the Conference Co-Chair for Visual...
  • Blog Post: NYC Windows Phone User Group Winter Meetings: Mobile Analytics, Azure Data Market, VS vNext, & XNA Game Development

    A little more than a year ago, in November 2010, I announced launch of a new Windows Phone User Group in NYC .  Ryan Finnesey, Boulos Dib, and Jon Westfall have been doing a great job of running the group since its inception after the launch of Windows Phone 7! In recent months, they have helped...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #28 – It’s CodePlex dot COM!

    In this episode, Microsoft’s own Sara Ford joins Peter to discuss her work on the CodePlex.com open source software hosting platform. Sara dishes on how the CodePlex.com team evolved the site over time using Agile methodologies, as well as her own journey from Visual Studio tipster to Silicon Valley...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Launch & Roadshow Tour Events

    April 12th marked the release of Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.  We’re celebrating with a series of national launch events , including one here in the tri-state metro area in Brooklyn on May 13th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.  Rachel Appel , Bob Hunt , and I will be speaking at the launch event along...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #26 – The One About The News

    In this episode Peter and Dmitry run solo to discuss the latest ‘buzz’ around the web, Jon Skeet jokes, marriage and other “developer” topics. Eventually the duo also covers hard news such as CodePlex updates, Visual Studio 2010 RC, Azure Platform updates, Moonlight and much more. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #24 – Addicted to Spring.NET

    In this episode, guest Mark Pollack joins Peter to discuss the Spring.NET application framework. In a world driven by POJO s and POCO s, Mark tells us about how he originally created Spring.NET for a team of Java developers to enable a similar development experience in .NET. Since then, the framework...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #19 – User Experience: It Ain’t Lipstick Baby!

    In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us all about the User Experience project role, how development...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Developer Conference - New York City on January 20th

    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? Cloud computing, Software plus services, Windows Azure, SQL Services, Live Services, Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 Framework, etc, etc…. Did you miss all of the news coming out of the Microsoft Professional Developer...
  • Blog Post: Community Nights at VS Live – Tonight, 9/8 & Tomorrow, 9/9

    VSLive! is going on right now this week in Brooklyn, NY.  VSLive! is a technology conference dedicated to the entire Microsoft stack. This year they're covering many of the very recent technologies and "Cloud" computing offerings, including Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server Data Services, SQL...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events are visiting NY & NJ again!

    After quite an exciting Heroes Happen Here Launch , MSDN Events are here again!  This quarter we have some tantalizing new content for you to enjoy, and my colleague Lindsay Rutter is kicking it off in a couple of weeks in New York City and Edison, New Jersey.  Due to some unresolved venue...
  • Blog Post: John 117 visits the NYC Visual Studio 2008 Installfest

    For those of you who missed the last Visual Studio 2008 install-fest in our area last month, you missed a good time! Right before the holidays, on December 20th, the NYC .NET Developers group hosted a Visual Studio 2008 installfest. This was the biggest one in our area with over 150 people turning out...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Visual Studio 2008?

    With all the hype going on around the recent release of Visual Studio 2008 & the area install-fests taking place, you might be wondering, "Just what exactly is new in there?" After getting home from the Central Jersey .NET user group last night where Walt Ritscher gave a great session on WPF, I decided...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Professional Installfests - One more left in our area!

    This month has been a blast so far as I've been on a whirlwind tour of area user groups supporting the VS 2008 Professional installfests . To thank loyal user group attendees, Microsoft has been giving them free licenses for Visual Studio 2008 Professional. We've had installfests in Stamford, CT , Iselin...
  • Blog Post: IASA NY Meeting Tuesday December 18th

    The International Association of Software Architects New York Chapter Chapter Meetings Next Meeting: December 18, 2007, 6 PM. (We meet every 3 rd Tuesday of the month.) Location: The meeting will be held at Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas on the 6 th floor. Due to heightened building security...
  • 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: Vibrant Ink in Visual Studio

    If you do any Silverlight development, you'll likely end up spending a good deal of time switching between Expression Blend and Visual Studio. Blend is the designer tool that lets you build the pretty XAML interfaces in a WYSIWYG mode. The UI in Blend is distinctly different from Visual Studio, with...
  • Blog Post: Live From ReMIX '07 Boston

    I'm at ReMIX '07 Boston today. ReMIX is all about connecting web designers, developers, and business decision makers and showcasing topics and solutions that bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft perspectives, and emphasize the inclusive and participatory nature of the next web. It's been great to see the...
  • 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: And the code just keeps on coming...

    First, the IronRuby bits hit on Monday. Now, the beta 2 bits are out for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 too. Coming next week, the release candidate of Silverlight 1.0. Get the rest of the story from Somasegar's blog . Get the juicy details over at Scott Gu's blog . And most importantly...
  • Blog Post: Hotmail + Visual Studio Team System Testing Edition: Case Study

    Via The Server Side.NET ... The Hotmail team used Visual Studio Team System and it's testing capabilities during the recent rollout of the new version of Hotmail. The team just released a case study documenting how they used VSTS to ensure that the new version would adequately meet the site's rigorous...
  • Blog Post: One More on the Agile Thread: Tools for Mort

    Nick had another follow up this morning on the agile thread: Tools for Mort Nick has a more positive description of "Mort" then how I commonly hear him referred to as, but probably more accurate. Well worth the read.
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