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  • Blog Post: “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

    Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family...
  • Blog Post: OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

    I don’t watch TV that often. But when I do, it’s usually via a DVR where I skip through the commercials.  So, I’m normally oblivious to whatever the trendy ads are that people are talking about at the water cooler.  There’s one exception to my advertising avoidance:  Football .  The...
  • Blog Post: How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

    It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just...
  • Blog Post: My Journey To Internet Explorer 9

    Internet Explorer 9 was released to the world on Monday March 14, 2011 .  I’m a user. Here’s my story as a user … It all started back in September 1997. Like 90+% of the people using the Internet back then, I was a Netscape user. There was the other browser from a company called Microsoft called...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows 7 Firestarter Series - Winter 2011

    Happy New Year everyone! A new year, a news series of events to share with you!  Just got word that some of my teammates are going to be hosting a new series of Firestarter events up and down the east coast.  This series will be focused on building Silverlight applications for Windows 7. The...
  • Blog Post: Add Windows 7 Features To Your App And Get More Eyes On It Via CNet

    There’s been a lot of buzz going around about getting your app onto the new Windows Phone 7. But what about good ol’ Windows 7 itself on your PC? It just had its first birthday with 240 MILLION licenses sold! That’s a LOT of eyeballs. Well, I just heard about an offer that will help...
  • Blog Post: Enter the Codeproject.com “Windows @ Work” Contest & Win a HP Touchsmart Notebook

    I’m not normally one to enter sweepstakes and stuff like that.  But I’m guessing this is one where with a little bit of decent documentation for work you may already be doing, you have a shot at winning a free laptop! The folks over at Codeproject are running a contest to see who can build a great...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #20 – Whose Exception Is It?!

    In this episode guest Milan Negovan talks about health monitoring in ASP.NET and what to do when things go wrong! (Starts at 24:47). We cover different options on exception handling & instrumentation in web applications. Peter and Dmitry talk about Eclipse support for Windows 7, the Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: MSDN “Metro” Roadshow – Fall 2009 Series

    I’m happy to announce the upcoming Fall 2009 Series of the MSDN Roadshow events for the Tri-State area! Formerly known as ‘The MSDN Suburban Roadshow’, the team has changed its name to more accurately reflect where their travels are taking them these days. Join New York/New Jersey Developer Evangelist...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show – Episode #12 – SQL Compact & WPC 09 News

    In this episode Peter and guest co-host Dani Diaz start by discussing the World Wide Partner Conference, Windows 7, Office 2010, Azure Pricing, Windows Mobile Marketplace and much more! Then we jump into Dmitry’s Interview with Microsoft Program Manager Himadri Sarkar to discuss SQL Compact and how...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Summer 2009 MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Series

    Bill Zack and I are happy to announce that we’ll be kicking off a late spring/early Summer 2009 series of the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow!  There’s a tendency for Microsoft (and other other companies) to host live events in NYC as it’s the center of our area.  But, as suburbanites ourselves, Bill...
  • Blog Post: Searching By Date Range Easier In Windows 7

    On my guest appearance on the Personal Computer Radio Show last week, one of the callers was concerned that he could not search for files in a given date range on Windows Vista.  He claimed this feature was available in XP, but not in Vista. I checked to verify, and you can indeed search for files...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta: Come and Get It… Just A Few Days Left!

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard about the beta of the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 7 . No breaking news here (I hope).  However, now that I’ve been running 7 myself the past couple of weeks, I thought I should post some links & thoughts on it. ...
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