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  • Blog Post: Groundbreaking efforts in Florida to ensure everyone counts

    The Florida House of Representatives has done some fantastic new work to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the U.S. 2010 Census. On April 12, 2010 the House launched MyFloridaCensus.gov , a website aimed at allowing the citizen populous to inform the House if they were not included in the 2010...
  • Blog Post: WCAG 2.0 is now FINAL!!!

    From SlashDot... "It has been going on nine years now, but finally there are formal standards for Web accessibility for technologies other than HTML . They ask that you start with the press release (lots of links), but regulars might be more entertained by the last time WCAG made the front page...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for March 2008

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE March 14 , 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for January 2008

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE January 4 , 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast What’s Up With CardSpace? Joel Reyes Developers ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - Helena, MT December 7, 2007

    On behalf of Microsoft Corporation, I am pleased to invite you to the Public Sector Developer Conference in Helena, MT to be held on December 7, 2007. Please read on for the agenda and details of the conference. ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!! Conference Title...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for December 2007

    Re gister today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE December 7, 2007 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast What is New for Data Access in Visual Basic 9? Joel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SOA and Business Process Website

    We've officially launched a new website dedicated to providing invaluable information around building Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions using the Microsoft platform. As a part of this site , we've released our latest roadmap and product strategy around...
  • Blog Post: (How To Videos) Get up to speed on Visual Studio 2008

    Visual Studio 2008 (and the .NET Framework 3.5) is set to release to manufacturing in a few weeks (November timeframe). I've been working with it for about 6 months myself, and once you get pass the BETA "issues" it is a nice upgrade over Visual Studio 2005 in a variety of areas. I specifically like...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - Denver, CO - October 18, 2007

    I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Developer Conference in Denver, CO to be held on October 18, 2007. ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!! Event Date & Time : October 18, 2007 , 9:00 – 16:00 Event Location Microsoft Corporation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - Anchorage, AK - September 13, 2007

    I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Developer Conference in Anchorage, AK to be held on September 13, 2007. ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!! Event Date & Time : September 13, 2007 , 9:00 – 16:00 Event Location Municipality...
  • Blog Post: Video of WCF and Workflow in Visual Studio 2008

    I just viewed a great, almost all demo presentation (recorded video) of building Windows Communication Foundation and Workflow Foundation applications in Visual Studio 2008 (code name: "Orcas"). This was presented last week (June 7, 2007) @ TechEd 2007. Here's the description from the web cast page:...
  • Blog Post: WPF Hands On Lab demonstrating how to build an Outlook clone

    Some of the WPF sample applications you have seen probably don't resemble the type applications you plan on building. Some of these examples are a bit gratuitous in their use of WPF features because they are trying to show what is possible. Sometimes, after seeing their first WPF presentation, people...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for July 2007

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE Ju ly 2, 2007 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Building Custom Document Workflows in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector . The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Building a WPF Application using the "Cider" Designer in Visual Studio "Orcas"

    Thanks to everyone who attended. The deck is here . The demo code is here . If you missed the webcast, you should be able to follow the recording link here in a few hours. -Marc
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Building a WPF Application using the "Cider" Designer in Visual Studio "Orcas"

    This session will cover some of the great new features that will be coming soon with Visual Studio "Orcas" & the "Cider" designer for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). During this webcast, you see how the "Cider" designer & Expression Blend compliment each other. You will also learn more...
  • Blog Post: Developer Conference Follow Up

    Thanks to everyone who attended our Public Sector Developer Conference in Downers Grove, IL. I don't have all of the decks yet, but I figured I would post anyway to get you started. I will update this post when I get the other decks. Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL - deck , demo code What's New for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio codename "Orcas" solution with MOST of the Silverlight QuickStarts

    One of the things I did when I was originally learning Virtual Earth programming was to create a Visual Studio solution that was essentially my personal walkthrough of the Virtual Earth Interactive SDK and share it with anyone interested. Well, in preparation for my Silverlight Webcast tomorrow, I did...
  • Blog Post: Updated Virtual Earth with Silverlight samples

    I've received quite a few requests to update my Virtual Earth + Silverlight and WPF + Virtual Earth + Silverlight samples. Both codebases are old code. Therefore, they no longer work against the current releases of Silverlight (1.0 Beta or 1.1 Alpha) and Virtual Earth (v5). I'm part of the way there...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio "Orcas" & .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 1 released

    Just in case you haven't seen the announcement somewhere else... Soma has all the details here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for May 2007

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE May 4, 2007 11:00 -12:30 EST Webcast Visual Studio Tools for Office - Creating Office Document Solutions ...
  • Blog Post: In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty (and VS Dev tools)

    While I don't frequently suggest people study my face, I do suggest that antsy developers interested in discovering what's around the bend take a look at our Visual Studio developer tools roadmap at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb407307.aspx Ton's of cool stuff pending in the Orcas...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Introduction to WPF (13MAR07)

    UPDATE: I promised I would post the running list of WPF controls and XAML capable tools. Mike Swanson keeps it here . Thanks to everyone who attended. You can download my deck here . The demos & code I showed (plus more) are all available from http://wpf.netfx3.com/files/default.aspx . You can download...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - March 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP)

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B533619A-0008-4DD6-9ED1-47D482683C78&displaylang=en Downloading it myself right now. I'm looking forward to digging in and sharing what's new:). UPDATE: Thom Robbins has a great summary of what's new here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Orcas Jan CTP

    This one COMPLETELY flew under my radar. Check out the details here . There are all sorts of goodies in this release. I think the first thing I am going to try out is the JavaScript Intellisense. I'm unpacking the compressed download right now:). UPDATE: I jumped the gun:(. The release notes have a typo...
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