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    HTML5 Web Camp Videos

    The highly popular HTML5 Web Camp events sponsored by Microsoft are typically filled to capacity when delivered at any location.  In my humble opinion, the best HTML5 Web Camp delivered to date was in my hometown of Phoenix, AZ.  Fortunately, the team at EventDay showed up that day to record every session.  With great pleasure, I announce the availability of these videos for you to watch at your convenience – for free!


    Each video provides a simple user interface that allows you to see the presenter, the content on the screen, and navigation controls to the topic you are most interested in.  When the screen in maximized, you will truly be immersed into the experience as if you attended live!

    The link for all these videos is found below.  Please share with your community!!!

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    HTML5 Syntax & Semantics

    My latest article published by DevProConnections is dealing with a fundamental yet very misunderstood topic – semantics.  If you would like to learn why semantics matter, I encourage you to read the online article – “HTML5 Syntax and Semantics: Why they Matter

    The article demonstrates the use of semantics by building a simple web site using Visual Studio 2010.

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    Tech Travel Tips: Mouse Without Borders

    For the serious tech traveller – one who take 2 or more notebook computers on the road – this tip is for you. Having said that, this tip truly applies to anyone who works with multiple PCs at a time.

    Recently, my boss showcased (via video conference) his multi-computer setup in his home office. When he demonstrated how all the computers could be managed by any of the computers in the setup, I am thinking it must be a KVM switch. NOT!  In fact, his setup was all linked together via Mouse Without Borders – a software solution for allowing seamless mouse & keyboard control to any computer in the setup by any computer in the setup (see picture below).

    After I installed Mouse Without Borders, I did run into a technical difficulty.  Every time I tried to connect a certain PC, it “timed out”.  After going down multiple rabbit holes, I came across an unrelated post dealing with network issues setting up HomeGroup.  In that post, there was a suggestion that having a dash in the computer name could cause an issue.  It just happened to be that the name of the PC having the issue was mpalermo-s9.  I renamed the PC, restarted, and Mouse Without Borders worked like a charm!

    The main advantage of this tech travel tip is the need to only pack one mouse while you are on the road.  Even if you don’t use it for travel, Mouse Without Borders can allow you to use your favorite mouse (and keyboard) across multiple computers at your home or office!

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    WUX201 Transition Your Sites to CSS3

    The CSS3 session that followed the HTML5 session was very fun to presesnt.  Thanks to all who attended.  Please enjoy the demos used in the presentation by downloading the zipped files below.


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    WUX202 HTML5 for the Real World

    A very big thank you to all the attendees of the HTML5 session at TechEd Africa.  Please enjoy the demos used in the presentation by downloading the zipped resources below.  Please post questions and comments here to keep th conversation alive.  Cheers, and thanks for making the session one of the highest attended and rated at TechEd :-)


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    DTL202 Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks

    vstipsThanks to all who attended my session on Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks at Tech-Ed Africa 2011.  The link below is a download of the solution used in all the demos. 



    [Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks Solution]

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    Tech-Ed Africa 2011

    teched-africa-2011I am returning to Africa this month for the fourth year to speak at Tech-Ed in Durban at the ICC.  I look forward to seeing everyone again!

    [Speaker profile and sessions]

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    Want to be a Microsoft Developer Evangelist?

    MSCareersIt has nearly been a year since I joined Microsoft, and the adventure has been amazing.  I love developing, playing with the latest technologies, and speaking about things I have learned in front of crowds. 

    Do you have similar interests?  Do you live in Seattle or LA?  Are you looking for an exciting challenge and want to explore a new career opportunity?  If you have answered yes to all the above, you owe it to yourself to look into the Microsoft Developer Evangelist positions now open in Seattle and LA.  Click on one of the links below for more information.


    A little detail about the position…

    The Developer Evangelist position is a technical role with the mission of engaging the broad community of developers in a designated geography and driving excitement around developer tools and platform technologies. The successful candidate will have an established reputation within the region for significant technical achievement, superior presentation skills, effective and visible community participation, and a strong command of online and social networking tools. This position will report to the US West Region DPE Audience Director.

    Please contact me if you would like more information Smile

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    HTML5 Web Camp–Phoenix, AZ

    html5I am excited to announce the highly popular HTML5 Web Camp is coming to Phoenix, AZ on September 30th 2011!  If you live in the greater Phoenix area and you want to attend, register now as these events typically fill up fast.  Again, to avoid being put on a waiting list or turned down, REGISTER NOW!

    To prepare for the event, please visit the HTML5 Web Camp preparation checklist page!

    I look forward to seeing you there!

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    AZGiveCamp in October 2011

    azgcLogoWhat is a GiveCamp you might ask?
    What is AZGiveCamp?
    What happens at these events?
    Who is invited?
    Who benefits?

    If you are a technical person who lives in Arizona, and you would like to give back to the community, please get the answer to the above questions by visiting the web site.  These events are absolutely amazing.  Please consider how you can be part of it!

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