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  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Digital Enterprise Hack presented by 1776 and Booz Allen

    More and more enterprises are relying heavily on digital tools and apps for collaboration and engagement with their mobile workforce. But there are still lots of shortfalls such as reliability, security, and accessibility. To tackle these limitations, Booz Allen and 1776 are hosting the Microsoft Digital...
  • Blog Post: Free! Pluralsight Training Subscription for MSDN Subscribers

    For a limited time, eligible MSDN subscribers around the world qualify to receive a special free 1 year starter subscription to 25 selected Pluralsight courses listed below. The Pluralsight Starter Subscription is a custom 25-course subscription created more
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Tools: Choose the Right Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition

    Microsoft has released several editions of Visual Studio 2012 Express. Depending on your needs, you can install and use anyone of them side by side. Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your tool to build apps for the Windows Store. It includes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Webcast series–Register today!!

    Prepare for the next generation of development! Whether you are a developer, a database administrator, or a technical architect – we have a Visual Studio 11 webcast for you! Each webcast is an hour in length, and there is no charge. You'll need to register for each webcast individually so simply click...
  • Blog Post: How to Fix a failed SQL 2005, 2008, R2 or 2012 Install/Upgrade - MSSQLSERVER.INACTIVE

    It doesn't matter what version of SQL you're on, upgrading to etc...this issue can pretty much be resolved using this process (including pre-release/CTP/Beta/old-to-new etc.), although you might always be the exception :-) This took me a long time to more
  • Blog Post: MoDev Developer TechCast on April 24, 2012 - Port iPhone/Android Apps to Windows Phone

    What does it take to port  your  iPhone/Android Public Sector app to the Windows Phone ? The Bring it On iPhone/Android series will answer these and other questions. On April 24th @2PM EST we will introduce the series in preparation for our upcoming app porting webcasts in May and June. We...
  • Blog Post: Hack for Good! Join us at the VIP Hackathon on April 30, 2012 - DC - Register today!

    The Pew Center on the States launched the Voting Information Project (VIP) initiative in 2008 to become the 21st century transmission line between election offices and voters. VIP answers voters’ most common questions -- things like “where do I vote?”, “who is on my ballot?”...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Developer How To Series

    Last week I completed 30 blog posts for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How to Series . Now it is time to focus on application development on and for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In this How To series, I will share application development tips and tricks with developers and architects from my...
  • Blog Post: Developer Event (Seattle): Agile Development using Visual Studio ALM

    Event Details: Drive your organization forward by learning about how to leverage the Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. March 13th; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Free Event Registration Link and More Information more
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Training - Leverage your SA Benefits

    This webinar which will help you Maximize your Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits and is hosted by Northwest Cadence, a Gold Certified ALM Partner and a national leader in Microsoft ALM and Software Process solutions. Event details: Date more
  • Blog Post: Free Training: Visual Studio Team System Northwest Cadence

    ALM Catalyst: Northwest Cadence – Double Feature: Test Professional; Intellitrace and Test Impact Analysis In this Double Feature ALM Catalyst Session webinar, we will cover both Test Professional and Intellitrace & Test Impact Analysis. During more
  • Blog Post: Apps for Entrepreneurs - SUBMIT YOUR APP TODAY!!

    Win $20,000 in prizes - PLUS $10,000 if you build for Windows Phone - Submit your app by the November 20, 2011 deadline DESCRIPTION : The Federal Government offers useful programs and services for small business and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they are not always easy to find thereby limiting the...
  • Blog Post: Reminder - DC Week Hackathon + Dev Days - November 6, 2011 - Chevy Chase, MD

    Event Details Who? Developers. Developers. Developers. Limited to 250 attendees. What? The DCWEEK Hackathon + Dev Days are a chance for developers to learn from one another, and work on passion projects/new ideas. Hack, hang, teach, learn...whatever. What are the prizes and give-aways...
  • Blog Post: Top 100 Utilities & Addins for Visual Studio 2010 & TFS 2010

    Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, many tools & utilities have been released by the Open Source Community, Partners and Microsoft. The best place to discover these is via the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery more
  • Blog Post: Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference

    Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference Join us Wednesday and Thursday November 9 - 10, 2011 as ALM EXPO streams live from the Better Software Conference in Orlando, FL! Watch live keynote sessions and industry more
  • Blog Post: Invitation | FREE Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training

    FREE Public Sector ALM Training Offering - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training Event Series Northwest Cadence invites you to join us for our upcoming Public Sector Training Event Series at no cost to you or your organization. These live more
  • Blog Post: Invitation | Join the SQL Server 2012 Developer Tools (SSDT) Advisory Program!

    Are you a TSQL developer interested in developing database projects for SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” and SQL Azure? Do you want access to the SQL Server Developer Tools, Code-Named “Juneau” (SSDT) engineering team and influence more
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 + SP Designer 2010 on Windows 7

    There’s been a ton of blog postings on how to get this whole ‘SharePoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7’ scenario working…most of which will eventually get you up & running, but I thought I’d provide a short & sweet, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Release more
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