• JrzyShr Dev Guy

    .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 Migration

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    I can’t tell you how many times I get customers that ask me questions about migrating from .NET 1.1 to 2.0. The topic came up at Tuesday night’s N3UG meeting. It’s an important topic, and Microsoft probably doesn’t do as good of a job as they could in...
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    Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)

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    You know, of all the online "Live" services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best. However, hardly no one knows about it! On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps. Wow! The tech community...
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    May 2009 Area User Group Meetings

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    May is here and with it comes a lot of spring activity in the local community! MS Enterprise Developer & Solution Conference – May 5-6th Today and tomorrow is the Microsoft Enterprise Developer & Solutions Conference in NYC.  The Enterprise...
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    Silverlight 2 Fire Starter Coming to NYC September 13th

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    Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers...
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    Same Old Microsoft?

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    A dear friend of mine who likes to tease and criticize my company sent me an e-mail over the weekend with the subject line of “Same Old Microsoft”. In his message was a link to an article at PC World: Make Firefox the Default Browser (Again) After...
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    BarCampNYC4 Coming May 30/31st at NYU

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    If any of your are interested in BarCamp, the 4th edition of it is returning to NYC on Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st!  This will be the third BarCamp I’ve been involved with, an every one has been a blast so far.  It’s a great opportunity...
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    NYC ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter Content and Links

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    Thanks to everyone who attended the ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter event in New York City on June 7th .  That was the first time we’ve hosted an event on the new MVC framework anywhere on the east coast.  Special thanks goes out to Jess Chadwick ...
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    Customizing a Telligent Community 5.5 Blog - (aka “The New Look of JrzyShr Dev Guy – 2010 Edition”)

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    If you don’t use an RSS reader to read my blog, then you probably noticed that things started looking, um… different , a few weeks ago. My JrzyShr Dev Guy blog is currently part of MSDN Blogs , a developer blogging network comprised of folks...
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    Shaking out the Innovation

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    There's been a lot of talk going on in the Microsoft community ( here , here , here , and here ) lately about agile development and whether or not Microsoft "gets it". Some of this was triggered by a recent post from Martin Fowler on Ruby and Microsoft...
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    <Table> vs. <Div>

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    "Tables or Divs?" It's a classic question in the web development world, sort of like "boxers or briefs?" There is a mailing list that all of the Microsoft Regional Directors belong to. Regional Directors aren't Microsoft employees--they're independent...
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    What's Wrong with Social Networking?

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    Social Networking: Everyone wants a piece of the action.  Users want to be where the cool people are and feel part of a community.  Businesses want to make money off of it.  The 44 billion dollar question is:  How? I don't know the...
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    ASP.NET How To Collection

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    Ever wanted to know how to do something specific in ASP.NET? My colleague Asli Bilgin from the Microsoft Industry Services team has put together an amazing collection of ASP.NET resources, chuck-filled of How To links that are just great to have around...
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    30 to Launch Azure Challenge Events in NYC and Philadelphia

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    My colleagues on the Microsoft Startup Evangelism team are throwing a Windows Azure App Challenge in both NYC and Philly during the month of May. I’ll be doing the “NJ Turnpike shuffle” to help out in both cities. Join us over 3 weeks...
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    BarCamp NYC2 in T - 3 Days

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    There are just three days left until BarCampNYC2 !!! Tell your friends! Tell your co-workers! Come on out this weekend and participate at BarCamp! BarCamp is set to be a great event this weekend at the Microsoft office in New York City . Sign up now as...
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    Check? check? 1 – 2 – 3… Hello world! Is this thing on?

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    (oh wait! This is a blog, not a podcast! J ) Well, there… I’ve finally gone and done it! I just officially entered the blogosphere! Phew… now that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Just a few strokes at the keyboard and I’m in! Thanks...
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    Twitter - Three Weeks and Counting

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    Twitter is the popular online service that asks you to answer the simple question " What are you doing? " in 140 characters or less.  Your answers (as well as others) can be subscribed to via RSS on your computer or SMS text messages on...
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    Windows Phone In New York City – Monday 11-7-2011

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    Herald Square - New York City If you’re going to be in New York City on Monday, November 7, you might not want to miss this BIG event! To celebrate the launch of the new Windows Phone, Microsoft is hosting an event to showcase what it means for...
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    Remote Debugging a Silverlight Application on Mac OSX

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    Back when Silverlight 1.1 (the predecessor to today’s Silverlight 2 release ) was first announced at the Mix ‘07 keynote , I remember being fascinated by the cross-platform .NET Framework aspect of it. As a cross-platform browser plug-in, Silverlight...
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    MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Winter 2009 Series

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    Today, I’m happy to announce the upcoming Winter 2009 series of MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow events! In November, Bill Zack and I kicked off the “Suburban” Roadshows as a way to bring the latest Microsoft developer technologies directly to where YOU live...
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    Announcing the Summer 2009 MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Series

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    Bill Zack and I are happy to announce that we’ll be kicking off a late spring/early Summer 2009 series of the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow!  There’s a tendency for Microsoft (and other other companies) to host live events in NYC as it’s the center of...
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    WCF Firestarter Simulcast This Saturday, June 19th 2010

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    A few weeks back, I announced the WCF Firestarter coming to New York City this weekend. Registration is SOLD OUT and we’re looking forward to a full house in the Big Apple on Saturday! You can catch all the details in my previous post , as well...
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    NYC Entity Framework Firestarter Content and Links

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    Thanks to everyone who attended the Entity Framework Firestarter event in New York City on September 27, 2010 !  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Julie Lerman , Stephen Bohlen , and Rachel Appel for assembling and delivering all of...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Professional Install-fests

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    So you may have seen the news already elsewhere as I've been on a bit of a blogging break the past month, but it is true. My team here at Microsoft is hosting a series of Visual Studio 2008 "install-fests" at area user group meetings this month! Unless...
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    IIS 7 is not your father's IIS!

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    Back in the 80's, GM had an advertising campaign for it's Oldsmobile line of cars called "This is not your father's Oldsmobile". Oldsmobile had kind of a stodgy reputation for being the cars that old people drove. Heck, my grandfather had one! GM wanted...
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    Stop banging your head!

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    I think most developers out there can empathize with me on this one. It’s 1:30 in the morning. You’ve been cranking code all night, the midnight oil is burning, Conan is wrapping up on the TV in the background, the Dunkin’ Donuts * coffee is wearing off...
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