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  • Blog Post: Cloud Opportunities near you–Growth of Cloud Computing

    If you live in the west coast in April you must note these cities MSDN Presents… Rob Bagby and Bruno Terkaly in a city near you Cloud Development is one of the fastest growing trends in our industry. Don’t get left behind. In this event, Rob Bagby and Bruno Terkaly will provide an overview of developing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 – Window 7 Developer Topics

    Here’s my deck from the May 2010 MSDN Visual Studio 2010 launch events.  I am presenting on Windows 7 / .NET Framework 4.0 / VS2010 tooling improvements.  There are a bunch of notes in these slides as well.   Enjoy! Windows 7 Visual Studio 2010 for Developers View more presentations...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 IDE Tips and Tricks

    Thanks to Sara Ford and Zain Naboulsi for the source for my talk at the MSDN launch events this month – first one is next Monday in San Diego.  If you grab my deck, be sure to read the notes, I put all of the keyboard shortcuts from the demos in the pptx notes. What's New In Visual Studio 2010 View...
  • Blog Post: Intro to Windows Azure from MSDN Irvine, CA Event

    Expanded deck from yesterday’s talk – includes information on Windows Azure data storage options as well as basic introduction to cloud computing and Microsoft’s Windows Azure offering. Windows Azure Introduction View more presentations from lynnlangit . Here’s an image that I like (from Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Intro to Windows Azure for Developers - MSDN

    Here’s the deck from Burbank – enjoy! Intro to Windows Azure View more presentations from lynnlangit .
  • Blog Post: Post TechEd SoCal Tech Events

    There are worse problems to have, but a person really needs stamina to keep up with all of the possible tech events in SoCal.  I had fun at TechEd, working in the Oslo booth with the team (finally met Don Box in person!), leading the WiT event, attending sessions (mostly BI or Windows Mobile), and...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Unleashed in San Diego on April 8

    Join my colleague, Daniel Egan, at from 2pm to 5pm at the Microsoft, San Diego office to hear about the following.  The session is free, but you must register here in advance. “We will be reviewing some technologies first discussed at PDC -- such as ASP.Net 4.0, jQuery integration, and C# 4.0. But...
  • Blog Post: Fun, useful and new MSDN Channel 9 series - “It’s all about the (developer) tools”

    My colleague, Developer Evangelist, Russ Fustino from Florida has moved his popular show to MSDN Channel 9 – check it out! http://channel9.msdn.com/toolshed/
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Sessions at TechDays Vasteras, Sweden

    My power point decks and other resources, such as the source code, are referenced below for my two sessions – enjoy! 1) SQL Server 2008 new features for .NET Developers SQL Server 2008 for Developers View more presentations from llangit . Also I have all of the demo files available as a zip file on Windows...
  • Blog Post: SoCalDevGal on Azure for .NET Developers

    Here's the Azure for .NET Developers deck from today's presentation in Anaheim.  Thanks to everyone who came out the the Event. Windows Azure for .NET Developers View more presentations from llangit . (tags: services azure ) Here's a link back to my earlier blog post on 'how to get Azure tokens...
  • Blog Post: Introduction To SQL Services from SoCalDevGal

    Introduction To Sql Services View more presentations from llangit . (tags: windows azure ) Introduction To SQL Services   - these are the slides from my talk at MDC Conference in SFO yesterday.  Thanks to all of those who attended!
  • Blog Post: Learn about Windows Azure Services for FREE

    We've got it all -- live webcasts, live presentations, proctored hand on labs, architecture councils, and more...However you'd like to learn, we've got it.  Here's a list for January 2009. Live, interactive Webcasts MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: REST and the Windows Azure Services Platform with Adnan...
  • Blog Post: Free Silverlight 2.0 training for developers and architects in SoCal - Jan 2009

    Free is good, right?  We have two different events running in January.  I'll be at both of them and will be looking forward to seeing you there. Here's the first one (I'll update this post with the registration link as soon as I get it): MSDN Unleashed – Silverlight 2.0 Hands On Labs...
  • Blog Post: WomenBuild... inspiring career paths in technology

    WomenBuild SeriousPlay with Legos kicked off at PDC.  This is a diversity event with the goal of getting people (both men and women) together to creatively work on getting more people into careers in technology.   We've got the designers of the SeriousPlay method in from Denmark (home...
  • Blog Post: PDC, TechDays, CodeCamp, BarCamp - Oct / Nov Developer events in SoCal!

    We'll we've got a raft of live events coming up in SoCal for developers in late October and early November.  You may be thinking, hmm...which one(s) do I go to? how do I choose?  I'll write a bit about all them here, maybe that will help you to choose. If you can afford it, PDC08 is always...
  • Blog Post: September 2008 geekSpeak shows

    We have a great line-up for September (Live each Wednesday at noon PST to 1 pm) - check it out! In case you missed it, we have a series page on MSDN , and a show on Channel 9 too :) 9/3/2008 12:00 PM - geekSpeak: REST and Windows Communication Foundation 3.5 with Adnan Masood http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Help me plan technical events for you

    Tell me what you'd like to learn about right now. Thanks for voting! Which technologies do you need to learn more about right now? Silverlight LINQ WCF WPF SharePoint Other: > View Results PollDaddy.com
  • Blog Post: CodeFest comes to the Second Life on June 11th

      We are doing more and more evangelism in Second Life (yes, I'll be there too soon!)  Check out this new type of event.  Here's more information from Dave's blog: In partnership with the Second Life .NET Developers User Group along with MSDN Virtual Labs , we will be hosting a CodeFest...
  • Blog Post: When to use WCF where by MLB

    **updated to include links to other presentations at end of this post** Great MSDN article by Michele on the appropriate uses of WCF (focusing on the new features available in .NET 3.5). I just happen to be talking about that same topic today at the MSDN San Diego launch event and have updated...
  • Blog Post: I'll be in San Diego, speaking on BI and more

    I'll be speaking on Data Mining for .NET developers at the MS Office in San Diego on Thursday , May 15th.  The event is free and starts at 6:30 pm  You do not have to be a member of the UG to attend.  It is being held at the MS Office in San Diego.  The SQL UG website lists the date...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life -- April 26th, 2008

    Although Second Life is one place that I haven't spent any time (yet!), my buddy and fellow evangelist from Texas, Zain Naboulsi is doing quite a bit of evangelism there. He's now leading a 'Heroes Happen Here' VS/Windows/SQL 2008 LIVE virtual launch event on Saturday April 26, from 9am to 4pm CST. So...
  • Blog Post: Combining Silverlight and JavaScript

    I get this question so often when I present information about Silverlight, that I thought I'd just link to a great blog entry from Matt Manela that describes the process in detail. This Blog Can Also Be A Hat : Combining Silverlight and JavaScript
  • Blog Post: SoCal MSDN Launch - download Lynn Langit's .ppt decks

    **UPDATE** Download recordings of my .NET 3.5 demos and sample source files here . Daniel Egan's blog here . Tim Heuer's blog here . 1. Intro deck - this deck is displaying strangely in the browser, download the deck so that you can see it as it was designed. Also, note that I've put a ton of links...
  • Blog Post: How Do I: Create an ASP.NET AJAX Extender from Scratch?

    Are you using the ASP.NET AJAX controller extenders yet? If not, go here , to grab them. They provide useful functionality like animating Update Panels, adding Callouts to Validators, adding Resizing to Controls and much more. Here's something even beyond that - a quick video which shows you how to make...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Zen

    I've been thinking quite a bit about what I call the 'visualization problem' lately - meaning ineffective visualization for presentations, reporting (or business intelligence), search engines, blogs, etc...is it just me, or does the preponderance of crap out there just seem to be increasing exponentially...
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