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  • Blog Post: NYC DevReady: MVVM Content and Links

    Thanks to everyone who attended the DevReady: MVVM event in New York City on March 21, 2011!  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Miguel Castro , Dani Diaz , and Seth Juarez for assembling and delivering all of the day’s content!   Thanks to DevExpress for sponsoring the event...
  • Blog Post: Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly (3/19) & NYC (3/21)

    MVVM. MVVM. MVVM. I bet you’ve seen that acronym more than three times before? Ever wonder what it means? I’ll tell you: “Model View-View Model” Ever wonder what THAT means?! MVVM is a popular design pattern for coding the presentation layer in both Silverlight & Windows...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #29 – Get LIT With Silverlight & WPF 4

    In this episode, guest Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF4. Pete talks about how to “light up with COM” and do some crazy sh---tuff on your client. Mics, webcams, and sensors, oh my! WPF or Silverlight?  Which one should you be looking at when deciding...
  • 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: XamlFest NYC – February 9th & 10th

    Some of my fellow colleagues at Microsoft are hosting a 2-day hands-on-lab event for learning about XAML, the markup language behind WPF & Silverlight.  There is a limited seating available.  Registration is e-mail based and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Read on for...
  • 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: NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

    If anyone out there has not had an opportunity to use the NY Times Reader to read the NY Times , you're missing out on a great experience!  The Times Reader is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that let's you read the paper on or offline in a rich format.  It's been available...
  • 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: 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: Cool Vista Mashup Applications

    Via Scoble ... Check out these cool mashup applications from Thirteen23 that take advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation on Windows Vista. These applications also work on Windows XP, but you'll need to install the .NET 3.0 Framework first. The Nostalgia application lets you connect to Flickr...
  • 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: Infragistics Releases Public Beta of new WPF Controls

    While we're on the topic of user eXperience... At the Vista & Office launch events in January & February, you may have caught some of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) demos. During those demos, we showed off some of the new WPF controls being produced by Infragistics . One of these was...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E Links for Developers

    Via Leon Brown ... Back in December, Microsoft announced the first CTP of "WPF/E", a great new solution from Microsoft for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML (eXtensible Application...
  • Blog Post: Office + Vista: Better Together For Developers

    Wow! What a day yesterday. Yesterday was the launch event for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. This was my first time participating in one of these large launch events since I joined the Evangelism team at Microsoft last year. It was really exciting to see so many folks coming out...
  • Blog Post: From CES: Yahoo Messenger on WPF

    Check out this video of what Yahoo is doing with the Windows Presentation Foundation. They've rebuilt their instant messenger to use the new presentation foundation in Vista. It's an example of the type of next-gen application user experience that is going to be possible and commonplace now that WPF...
  • Blog Post: December devCouncils - NJ and NY

    Thanks to everyone who attended the devCouncil events in NJ & NY earlier this month. This was the second 'set' of devCouncil meetings to take place, focusing on two of the four pillars of the .NET Framework 3.0: Windows CardSpace and Windows Presentation Foundation. You can find the presentation...
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