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  • Blog Post: Tips for Organising Events

    by Jonathan Allen We have a strong SQL community in the UK, but earlier this year the user group leaders agreed it would be good if we could encourage more people to join in. Chris Testa O’Neill and Tony Rogerson came up with the idea of SQL Relay when they were at the MVP Summit in Seattle...
  • Blog Post: Your fortnightly MSDN newsletter is out now

    This fortnight’s MSDN newsletter winged its way to subscriber inboxes this week – was yours among them? If not, sign up to get Martin Beeby’s editor’s note, a host of news, updates and technical guidance, and a good long list of events taking place in a town near you. Read this week’s newsletter here...
  • Blog Post: Check out this fortnight’s MSDN newsletter

    This fortnight’s delights include Martin’s adventures with Knockout.js ( also available here ), some great how do I features and the usual round-up of live community events happening around the country. Read all about it here and sign up for your own personal fortnightly copy here .
  • Blog Post: Read all about it…MSDN Flash out now

    Available for your reading pleasure on the MSDN website, this fortnight’s newsletter features its usual lively intro from Martin Beeby and a host of top stories bringing you the latest Microsoft developer news. You’ll also find a juicy list of community, Microsoft and industry events and our regular...
  • Blog Post: Featured Article: Getting Tech.Days on Azure, Episode Two: Attack of the Nodes

    It’s been over 6 months since we decided that we would build the Tech.Days website using Umbraco and host it in Azure and in that time there have been a number of solutions created to get Umbraco working with Azure. Today I’m going to show you how you can the new Accelerator launched in April...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Feature Article: The craft of cutting code

    Today's article is provided by Phil Winstanly , an Application Development Manager at Microsoft. Often found on twitter causing trouble (and getting into bother) via @Plip . Loves code, loves learning and loves helping developers get better at what they do. Well, here we are, Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Flash Featured Article: MIX 2011

    There is no such thing as a free lunch, and that's also true of trips to Las Vegas. Sadly my Boss didn’t send me to the home of gambling and tacky souvenirs just to play blackjack and hangout with Elvis. No, I had a mission! Firstly I had to deliver a 25 minute talk on IE9 developer tools (you’ll notice...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash feature article: Installing Umbraco on Azure

    Installing Umbraco on Azure Every two weeks we ask members of the community to submit technical articles to the MSDN Flash, but I felt a little guilty about asking people to sacrifice a few hours of their own time if I wasn't willing to do it myself. Therefore, for your reading pleasure, I have rustled...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash feature article– An Insiders Guide to Learning

    When I was first shown around the Microsoft campus Learning Centre I stood, mouth ajar, in awe at the number of technical books on display and remarked "What an amazing resource!" My tour guide promptly corrected me, saying "The best resource in that library isn't a book, it’s David Stewart"...
  • Blog Post: PDC10 round up – a guest post by Andrew Sinclair

    I'd originally incorrectly pegged this post to Mike Ormond - apologies to Andrew and Mike. Perhaps I'm still suffering from post-PDC10 tiredness... This week’s MSDN Flash features a PDC10 round up by Andrew Sinclair – a valiant effort given Andrew wasn’t there in person but took...
  • Blog Post: Targeting multiple platforms with the cloud – a guest post by Martin Beeby

    This week’s MSDN Flash article is from fellow DPE colleague Martin Beeby who talks about the challenges of building mobile applications optimised for particular platform capabilities. Find Martin on Twitter at @thebeebs . Targeting multiple platforms with the cloud The current state of the mobile market...
  • Blog Post: Have you seen this fortnight’s MSDN Flash?

    In this edition we’re talking ASP.NET MVC validation with Confused.com’s David Bending, and we’ve the usual scattering of freshly discovered articles, blog posts and expert opinions. Get stuck in here and get your own copy every fortnight here . Technorati Tags: MSDN Flash
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash technical article - Extending ASP.NET MVC’s Validation

    This week’s MSDN Flash feature article is all about enhancing the validation support in ASP.NET MVC using the specific example of cross-field validation. We’d like to thank David Bending for writing the article which is a little more “code-heavy” than a typical MSDN Flash article. What do you think?...
  • Blog Post: Have you seen this fortnight’s MSDN Flash newsletter?

    Your latest MSDN Flash is upon us, ably edited by Developer Evangelist, Mike Ormond, and me.  He’s the brains and I’m the brawn – or something like that. This fortnight’s feature article pulls out the best features of SharePoint 2010, joined by the usual liberal scattering of freshly discovered...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash poll – what’s your primary mobile device?

  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash feature article - what’s new for developers in SharePoint 2010

    The feature article for this week’s MSDN Flash is by Jussi Roine , Chief Architect at Onsight Helsinki. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a major upgrade to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) released in May, 2010. In this article I’ll outline the essential new features and tools that as...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Visual Studio resources?

    I’ve been poking about on MSDN again, this time looking for all the best Visual Studio resources. Here are my favourites – hope you find them useful. Check out our very beautiful Myth Busting Matrix to find out what’s new in Visual Studio 2010 Go behind the scenes with parts one and two of this excellent...
  • Blog Post: Fortnightly poll - food of champions

  • Blog Post: Visual Studio top tips

    One of the most popular features of the MSDN Flash is our regular Visual Studio top tip. So that they don't get lost in the archives I've gone back through this year's newsletters to bring you all the best recent tips in one handy blog post. If these little nuggets leave you hungry for more, get future...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Microsoft UK MSDN Blog!

    Welcome to our shiny new UK MSDN Blog, brought to you by the lovely people in the MSDN team here at Microsoft UK. Along with my technical expert colleagues I’ll be bringing you regular updates between MSDN Flash newsletter editions that you can share with your team to ensure you’re getting...
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