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  • Blog Post: Educators - Join me at the FREE Virtual Summit 2010

    Great news for Microsoft Certified Trainers and Academic Educators: You are invited to the MCT & Educator Virtual Summit 2010 . Register now for this event which will be free of charge and exclusive to MCTs and Educators. Join this  educator readiness marathon conference on April 7th – 9th,...
  • 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: 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: Consuming a HI-REST GET Service From Silverlight 2 (Beta 2)

    Check out this great new webcast series from my DE colleague from Arizona, Rob Bagby. deCast - Consuming a HI-REST GET Service From Silverlight 2 (Beta 2) | RobBagby | Channel 9
  • Blog Post: The .NET Endpoint : Screencast - Creating your First WCF Service

    Check out this cool team blog for connected systems.  Among other useful bits of info, the team is sponsoring a WCF screencast series.  This is kind of like the popular ASP.NET 'How Do I?' 15-minute-or-less screencast series, in that it's quick, useful and straight-to-the-point.  In the...
  • Blog Post: Two weeks in Seattle with SoCalDevGal

    I've just returned from a trip to Seattle.  Many of you have asked, "What are you doing there?"  So, here you go.... The overall purpose of the trip was technical readiness.  To that end I (mostly) attended a MS-internal conference called TechReady.  Nearly all sessions...
  • 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: Channel9 Wiki: SQLServer 2005 Business Intelligence Resources

    Hey there readers.  I've been doing a large number of presentations related to all things 'BI' lately.  A common question that I get is 'how do I start with all of this stuff?'  Here's a great resource page put together by the corporate BI evangelism team.  It includes links to samples...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Developer Webcast series

    **Updating to fix broken links** Register for the SharePoint Introduction for .NET developers webcast series. In this 10-part series, you will receive practical technical information from Robert Bogue & Andrew Connell, SharePoint MVPs. The series runs every Tues/Wed from May 20 to June 18, 9 am...
  • 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: Learning Silverlight? Join geekSpeak webcasts

    This link points to an 'all up' MSDN webcast page for Silverlight. We've got not one, but two geekSpeak webcasts scheduled (one tomorrow, one next month), with Silverlight developer experts. Join us! Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web
  • Blog Post: geekSpeak: Developer-to-Developer Conversations

    Check it out - we've got all the past, present and future geekSpeak webcasts in one place! Register now to join the live shows, which run Wednesdays, 12 - 1 pm PST. Or you can listen to recorded shows. geekSpeak: Join a Discussion Like No Other
  • 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: geekSpeak - Wednesday, November 28th - httpHandlers and httpModules with Chris Love

    Join Glen and me for this week's geekSpeak. We are looking forward to 'seeing' you there. Also the January lineup for geekSpeak will be available shortly. Next geekSpeak - Wednesday, November 28th - httpHandlers and httpModules with Chris Love
  • Blog Post: from me (SoCalDevGal) to you : SharePoint 2007 Developer Links on one page

    Many of you have asked for one 'all-up' list of the various SharePoint Developer links and resources that I've posted on my blog over time. Here you go - note the first link is to the 12-part webcast series Mike and I recorded (intro to development on SharePoint). Contagious Curiosity : SharePoint 2007...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Developer Resources

    I've had a large number of emails from .NET developers who want more information about SharePoint Development. I decided to create this static page on my blog as a FAQ. I'll section it so that it's more usable. Getting Started My 12-part MSDN webcast series (with Mike Benkovich) on SharePoint for...
  • Blog Post: Get on the bus for 'The Code Trip'

  • Blog Post: SharePoint Coding - Avoid common problems

    Do YOU have a disposal problem? This is a well-written reference to fix this, and other common issues.
  • Blog Post: updated MSDN Events and Webcasts site - hey, I'm featured!

    MSDN Events and Webcasts
  • Blog Post: geekSpeak December 2007 schedule

    Hope to 'see' you there! December 2007 3 shows this month All shows LIVE at Noon to 1 pm PST Registration links Dec 5 - Bill James - LINQ to SQL http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032359603&Culture=en-US Dec 12 - Brian Loesgen - BizTalk Adapters http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: My 15 minutes (well, 24 actually) on Channel 9

    Everyone gets their 15 minutes, right? I guess this is mine. If nothing else, Asli and I certainly amuse each other!
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Reference List

    Getting started with BI --My book - "Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence" APress - http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Server-2005-Business-Intelligence/dp/1590598342 --Project Real - reference implementation - http://www.microsoft.com/sql/solutions/bi/projectreal.mspx --BI case...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Developers at Silicon Valley Code Camp 2007

    Thanks to the group at my session this morning on the basics of SharePoint as a development platform. If you are a first-time visitor to my blog (based on this session) be sure to search on the 'SharePoint' tag to see all the links and resources that I referenced in my talk today - also check out the...
  • Blog Post: geekSpeak: LINQ to SharePoint with Bart de Smet

    Join us Wed, Oct 31 at noon PST to talk with Bart about his implementation of LINQ to SharePoint (on CodePlex ). Here's his bio - A former Visual C# MVP, Bart De Smet now works at Microsoft Corporation on the WPF dev team in an SDE role. Prior to this new challenge, Bart was active in the Belgian community...
  • Blog Post: I'm in NorCal next week == busy!

    Monday / Tuesday, I am scheduled to do something really different for me - attend a technical conference where 'no boys are allowed' - it's called She's Geeky and will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The attendee list is pretty darn interesting. I think I'm going to have...
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