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  • Blog Post: Free WPF training near LAX on April 24 and 25 – will you be there?

    UI matters. Does yours look like this? If you are interested in Windows Presentation Foundation development training delivered by two top-notch instructors, then check this event out, by registering here .  If you are not a MS-partner, follow the instructions on the linked blog post.  This...
  • Blog Post: CodeRush Xpress for C#

    I'm all for free developer productivity tools.  Check this one out.   CodeRush Xpress for C#
  • Blog Post: I tell Geoff everything (again!)

    Check out Geoffrey Emery's interview with me at PDC Underground. Language Specialist Meets BI Expert Held together by Girl Geek power this and more with Lynn Langit
  • Blog Post: Getting your REST

    Did you even know this was here?  Pretty useful stuff - check it out. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) REST Starter Kit
  • Blog Post: Windows FireStarter | Dec 12th FREE Technical info for Developers and ITPros

    My colleague, Mithun Dhar is running one of those great FireStarter events again.  This time it's all about Windows - FREE technical content for Developers and ITPros.  The coolest thing is that Mithun SIMULCASTS his Redmond-based events, so that you can just jump onto the Live Meeting if you...
  • Blog Post: Oslo and SOA and more...

    We launched a cool new site to help you understand and use real-world SOA (service-oriented architecture).  I particularly like the section explaining Oslo .  I also like the Solutions section.  What do you think - is this site useful?  Microsoft SOA Products: Oslo
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and User Authentication

    My colleague, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, David Chou , recently authored a very well-written explanation of this topic for the The Architecture Journal .  In particular I like his visual summary of authentication considerations.   Strong User Authentication on the Web
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

    Buy an interesting book and help Katrina Survivors.  The author, Sarah Ford, works on the CodePlex team at Microsoft. Read her blog to get the full story - link below. Sara Ford's WebLog : Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives
  • Blog Post: Cool PDC2008 Contests

      The Professional Developer's Conference (Oct 27-30, 2008) is already my favorite public, Microsoft technical event because of it's pure geekiness - I mean where else will you find sessions like "Parallel Programming for C++ Developers in the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio" or...
  • Blog Post: MSDN geekSpeak: Workflow Services in .NET 3.5 with Jon Flanders

    Tune in to tomorrow's (June 18) geekSpeak w/MVP WF/WCF/BizTalk expert and all-around brainiac Jon Flanders. Oh btw, I happen to think he's one of the best technical instructors I've ever had the pleasure of hearing teach as well. I am looking forward to 'seeing' you on geekSpeak tomorrow. MSDN Webcast...
  • Blog Post: MS People

    Community AnIyer - http://blogs.msdn.com/aniyer geekSpeak - http://blogs.msdn.com/geekSpeak/ GlenGo - http://blogs.msdn.com/GlenGordon/ MithunD - http://blogs.msdn.com/mithund WoodyP - http://blog.pewitt.org/ Dev / Arch AntonD - http://blogs.msdn.com/codedebate DaChou - http://blogs.msdn.com/dachou...
  • Blog Post: The Code Trip is on it's way to SoCal, will you be there?

    There are 5 places to catch the Code Trip in SoCal: 1. San Diego .NET Users Group 6p-9p on Tuesday, March 25 th - you must register here 2. Microsoft Irvine 6p-9p on Wednesday, March 26 th - you must register here 3. Cal State Fullerton 11a-1p (Engineering/Computer Science Building) Thursday, March 27...
  • Blog Post: Download LINQPad

    Free, easy, useful and fun - get it! Download LINQPad
  • Blog Post: SoCal Code Camp

    Check out my pictures on faceBook of this weekend's SoCalCodeCamp and 'Sleepless in LA' for SharePoint developer's events. Over 80 sessions and over 400 attendees - thanks to all for supporting these GREAT, local events! SoCal Code Camp
  • Blog Post: MSDN geekSpeak - whole 'lotta shows for Dec 2007/Jan 2008

    We've got great guest experts - join us live Wednesdays from 12 to 1pm PST for the virtual chalktalk - geekSpeak. If you can't make the live show, catch recorded shows at http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/geekSpeak . Dec12 - Brian Loesgen - BizTalk Adapters http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 shipped today

  • Blog Post: Southern California User Groups

    LA and North Central California .Net User Group http://www.centralcaldotnet.com/ San Luis Obispo .NET User Group http://www.slodotnet.org/ Santa Barbara .NET Developer Group http://www.sbdotnetug.org San Gabriel Valley .NET Developers Group http://www.sgvdotnet.org/ LA C# Developers Group http://www...
  • Blog Post: Security for Developers - Claims, ACLs, Profiles, Tokens - why should I care?

    Just read it, you'll laugh, learn and understand. The only thing that would be better is if he recorded this so we all could hear that lovely Italian accent. Vibro.NET : The Tao of Claims
  • Blog Post: Free WF Tutorial: Part 1 - Intro to building workflows with WF

    Blogger Robert Shelton does it again - get his tutorials on WF. Again, he's posted on Live SkyDrive, so if you live outside of the US, let him know, so that he can provide the files directly to you. Free Workflow: Part 1 - Introduction to building workflow's with Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Download the slides from Onramp240 in Irvine, CA on Oct 11

    This deck is an overview of 'what's new and cool' in Visual Studio 2008. WoodyP and I are presenting this content in SoCal this quarter. I do believe it's also being presented by other Microsoft developer evangelists nationally. Grab the deck if you are interested.
  • Blog Post: Free Workshop: SharePoint Document Workflow for Developers

    Big Thanks to Robert Shelton for this. Ok, SharePoint workflow developers (and I know you are out there) get this series for yourself. Robert has done a GREAT job documenting. Now, the one caveat, is that Robert has posted his files to our LIVE SkyDrive, which only works in US currently. I did send him...
  • Blog Post: We are releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

    Big news - read Scott's blog for detail. Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries - ScottGu's Blog
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.0 StockTrader Sample Application

    Doing/Learning Enterprise development? -- GRAB THIS ONE! An End-to-End Sample Application Illustrating Windows Communication Foundation and .NET Enterprise Technologies This application is an end-to-end sample application for .NET Enterprise Application Server technologies. It is a service-oriented application...
  • Blog Post: Download LINQPad - a free LINQ query expression tool

    In keeping with my current theme of "free and cool" stuff. Here's something else - LINQPad. Download LINQPad
  • Blog Post: FREE Virtual Training Series - Longhorn developer topics

    Check this out - labcasts - very cool (don't you love this free stuff?) - here are the topics: WCF, WF, Windows Eventing, PowerShell, IIS 7.0, CardSpace, Transactional File System, Vitualization, High Performance Computing Microsoft Virtual Training Series - On-Demand Session Selection
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