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  • Blog Post: Citability Codeathon - DC - April 9-11, 2010 - Register NOW!!

    Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference

    REGISTER TODAY! Event Date: October 27, 2009 Registration: 08:30 Event Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Event Location: Hilton Harrisburg One North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 233-6000 About the Conference We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions,...
  • Blog Post: Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

    One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects. It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness...
  • Blog Post: Can Windows 7 resurrect ancient PC's?

    This is an interesting article from GCN: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 ...
  • Blog Post: Using code analysis again…

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales engineer...
  • Blog Post: Final CTP for Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) v1.3 Released

    The final March 2009 CTP for the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (v1.3) has now been recently released. Head on over to Paul Andrew's Blog (Paul is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint Team) for a rundown of the new capabilities available in this CTP. Also with this release, we...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

    I’m not much of a SharePoint dev.  I’ve taken a SharePoint development class, but that’s it.  I keep telling myself that I am going to dig in to SharePoint more.  I know that many of the folks that attend the Developer Dinners are doing a fair amount of SharePoint development.  I...
  • Blog Post: ATTENTION WEB DEVELOPERS WCAG 2.0 Moves to Last Stage in W3C Approval Process

    For those of you (like me) who are interested in Accessibility and/or need to ensure your websites remain in compliance with section 508 you'll be interested to know that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was published as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on Nov. 3, 2008. This means that the technical...
  • Blog Post: DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features...
  • Blog Post: ESB guidance

    A new set of ESB guidance has been released by the Patterns and Practices team. Details below: Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP October 2008...
  • Blog Post: Improve WPF application deployment with the Client Profile Designer

    Sorry for repurposing content, but this one is easy to miss so I think it is worth it “The Client Profile Configuration Designer is the designer for the .NET Framework Client Profile. It will allow developers to customize the end-user deployment experience. The customizations allowed using the Client...
  • Blog Post: Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit

    I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview .  One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls.  Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs, a nice Hands-in-Lab, and a helpful blog...
  • Blog Post: Free Coding Assistance Add-in for Visual Studio Developers

    Here’s a little tidbit I picked up after watching the Microsoft Visual C# IDE: Tips and Tricks session at PDC .  DevExpress hass released CodeRush Xpress for Visual Studio.  From their site: “CodeRush Xpress is freely available to all Visual Studio 2008 developers and offers a comprehensive...
  • Blog Post: MUST HAVE: XAML Power Toys

    Depending on how many blogs you read, you’ll be seeing a barrage of “Silverlight 2 released” posts today.  If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/10/14/silverlight-2-released.aspx .  Karl Shifflet...
  • Blog Post: RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper for 6.2

    Thanks to the quick effort from Chris Pietschmann , I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper that is in sync with the update Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2.  You can learn more about what’s new in 6.2 at http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - October 22, 2008, Austin, TX

    I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Technology Conference in Austin, TX to be held on October 22, 2008. ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!! Event Date & Time : October 22, 2008 , 9:00 – 16:00 Central Time Event Location...
  • Blog Post: VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

    The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they've made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx - Marc Technorati Tags: visual studio , windows communication...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    Thanks to everyone who attended! You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download. However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit. I blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/devkeydet...
  • Blog Post: Free training on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and ASP.NET MVC

    Looking for free introductory training on the .NET 3.5 SP1 & ASP.NET MVC?  Head over to Jonathan Carter's blog to get all the details on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RTM .  What will you find?  Information and links to download a kit that has presentations, demos, and labs...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - September 17, 2008, Denver, CO

    I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Technology Conference in Denver, CO to be held on September 17, 2008. ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!! Event Date & Time : September 17, 2008 , 9:00 – 16:00 Event Location Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Looking for updated documentation on Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta?

    http://vs2008sp1docs.msdn.microsoft.com I've found the ADO.NET Entity Framework , ADO.NET Data Services Framework , and ASP.NET Dynamic Data sections very helpful lately. - Marc Technorati Tags: .net framework , visual studio
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST RECORDING: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth and ASP.NET AJAX

    First, let me apologize since I promised to make this recording available almost two months ago.  I was trying to get the recording uploaded to the same Live Meeting servers as my other webcasts.  Needless to say, I had some challenges.  I decided to upload it to Silverlight Streaming...
  • Blog Post: Installing SQL Server 2008 RC0 & Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta on the same machine

    I've been having some issues getting my VPC updated to SQL Server 2008 RC0 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta so I can record a couple screencasts on using Virtual Earth with SQL Server 2008.  I swear I read through the readme docs:).  However, I could not get Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to install...
  • Blog Post: P&P ships Composite Application Guidance for WPF

    The Patterns & Practices team has recently released the Composite Application Guidance for WPF which provides guidance for "componetizing" the development of enterprise-class WPF applications across multiple development teams, with each team owning a piece of the application, and then seamlessly...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Extensions for WSS (VSeWSS) v1.2 Released

    Version 1.2 of the Visual Studio extensions for WSS has been released and available for download . Version 1.2 provides support for Visual Studio 2008 in building SharePoint-based solutions. The following tools are included: Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates Web Part Team Site Definition...
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