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    NJ Code Camp III Registration Now Open!

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    Registration for the upcoming NJ Code Camp III is now open! NJ Code Camp III is just about a week away on Saturday November 18, 2006. Scott Watermasyk has been compiling a great list of speakers and sessions via his blog. Scott should be posting the session...
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    Microsoft and Zend announce Technical Partnership: Enhancing PHP on Windows

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    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...
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    What Do You Get Out of User Groups?

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    When I started this job about a year and a half ago, I didn't know much about user groups and community. I was aware of the NJ MS Developer Group that met in the local Microsoft office only because it was run by some of my fellow MCS consultants. I figured...
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    Fear of Public Speaking >= Fear of Death?!

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    When I arrived at the BOF meeting at the N3UG last night, Miguel was doing his best to try and recruit some volunteers to speak at the upcoming NJ code camp. Miguel asked the group if anyone would be interested in speaking. Not a single hand went up....
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    "97X Bam! The Future of Rock N Roll" - GONE!!!

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    Please, say it isn't so! It looks like this Friday yet another modern rock station bites the dust. FM 106.3 - GONE! Now corporatized as "G Rock Radio" 92.7 WLIR/WDRE - GONE! Now NY's La Calle! 99.1 HFS - GONE! Now DC's El Zol! Y-100 - GONE...
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    New Windows Live Mail & Messenger Betas Available

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    Yesterday, I posted about the new Windows Live Writer beta that is available. Two of the other applications in the Windows Live family released new betas yesterday also: Mail & Messenger . You can get the latest Windows Live Messenger bits here ....
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    Improv at the Greenville, SC User Group

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    My month of travel in May continues. This week I'm down in Charlotte, NC attending an advanced .NET 3.0 class being delivered by Pluralsight . It's been a great class so far. I'm picking up lots of new info that I wasn't aware of before. Once I digest...
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    Popfly Goes The World

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    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...
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    Out of the Woods with Kidney Stones... for now!

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    I usually don't write much here about events in my personal life, but figured I'd let everyone know that I just got out of the hospital yesterday. I have been in and out of the hospital since last Tuesday battling a kidney stone. If you haven't heard...
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    .NET Stock Trader

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    There's a new .NET reference application out from Microsoft that showcases both interoperability with the Java platform and scalability on the .NET platform. The application is called .NET Stock Trader and it was built by Greg Leake and his team at Microsoft...
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    IronRuby: First Look Code Now Available!

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    Congratulations to John Lam and all the folks on the IronRuby team. They've just released the first public drop of the IronRuby source code. Ruby on .NET is now a reality. For more info, see John's post here . Get the bits here . Also, some more background...
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    Stephen R. Goodwin

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    Some sad news to pass on from Bill Zack... I have some sad news to relate to with you today.  Stephen Goodwin passed away on the morning of March 7, 2008. I have known Stephen for over 12 years, from the time that he joined the New York Enterprise...
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    NYC Entity Framework Firestarter: September 27th, 2010

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    The Entity Framework is a set of technologies in ADO.NET that support the development of data-oriented software applications. First introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1 in 2008, the Entity Framework underwent significant changes in its second version, known as...
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    Keeping It Professional In Tech

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    It’s been about 13 years now since I graduated college and joined the tech industry.  Over that time, I have observed and participated in repeated discussions about two topics that I think are closely related:  Professionalism & Women in...
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    Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly (3/19) & NYC (3/21)

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    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...
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    Podcast App Starter Kit for Windows Phone

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    Disclaimer: This post is rated “M” for Marketeering.  It contains hyperbole and gross marketing-speak, including terms like “growing your brand”, “stickiness”, and “social media”. Please allow your reality to be momentarily distorted. My teammate...
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    Get Connected with the Connected Show Podcast

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    One of my Microsoft colleagues, Dmitry Lyalin , has recently started up a new podcast called “ The Connected Show ”.  Dmitry has been working behind the scenes on the show for a couple of months now.  This past week, after finally getting all...
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    ASP.NET MVC at the NYC .NET Developer Group

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    Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on the ASP.NET MVC framework at the NYC .NET Developers group last week.  Your questions were great and it was a joy to have such an interactive audience.  I apologize that I had to rush the ending...
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    Update: Silverlight 2 Fire Starter This Saturday in NYC!

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    Back on August 25th, I announced the Silverlight 2 Fire Starter that will be coming to NYC this Saturday, September 13th.  The event registration quickly filled up and we sold out.  I’m now happy to announce we managed to obtain a larger room...
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    ASP.NET MVC Firestarter in New York City June 7th

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    Ever since the new ASP.NET MVC framework was announced in October, posts about it have spread about it like wildfire through the .NET blogosphere. There's usually at least 2-3 MVC stories a day that show up on DotNetKicks . At the last Philly.NET code...
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    The New Look of JrzyShr Dev Guy

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    If you read my blog via its actual web site, you probably noticed some changes yesterday.  After a while of planning and slowly putting the pieces into place behind the scenes, I finally completed an upgrade to the look-n-feel of my blog.  For...
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    MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Kick-Off Tomorrow

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    Tomorrow is the kick-off of the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow in Parsippany, NJ! Bill Zack and I are excited to spend the afternoon talking with folks about Windows Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform, and Silverlight 2 application development...
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    Central Jersey ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter – Saturday December 13th

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    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...
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    Announcing the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow

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    Next month, Bill Zack and I are going to be kicking off a new series of live events throughout the tri-state area! Many of the great developer events you read about here take place in NYC. Does that leave you with the Lincoln Tunnel blues?  Worry...
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    October 2008 Area User Group Meetings

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    October is here, and the crispness of Fall is in the air. Before you know it, Halloween will be here. But even sooner than that is the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 in Los Angeles, CA!  I’m looking forward to heading to...
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