Talking to customers and partners around the world about patterns & practices

In about a week and a half, I along with Don, David and Ade from the p&p team will be travelling to Slovenia and Sweden to participate in patterns & practices event. My favorite part of the job is meeting with our customers and partners both to understand how they are using patterns & practices…


pnp Summit videos online

We concluded another great p&p Summit in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. This event garnered the highest satisfaction score of all the summit held so far. 99% of the attendees indicated they will recommend this summit to others. We have published the recording of the following 3 sessions from the summit online. Distributed Agile…

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My TechEd EMEA Tech Talks are live now!

While in Barcelona for TechEd EMEA, I did couple of Tech Talks. They are live now. Check it out. Microsoft patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance Watch this discussion on the recent guidance coming out of the Microsoft patterns and practices team relative to how to develop for SharePoint.   Downloads: WMV Lo | WMV Hi…


PDC 2008 Agile Pre Conference Update

Thanks to those of you that attended the agile pre con at PDC 2008. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the eval form to let us know what you liked, what you didn’t and what can we do to make it better the next time. Eval form is…

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Sessions on Agile Development at PDC 2008

PDC 2008 has started already. At least for those of us involved in the pre conferences and the various other events that are happening today. I am here at the Agile Pre Conference and it is underway.   Pic: Grigori kicking off the Agile Pre con. Someone here asked me about Agile Development related sessions…

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Yeah. I am going to LA. For PDC.

That’s right. If you are going to be at PDC, I look forward to talking to you. Stop by and say hello. I will be happy to share what we are working on at Microsoft p & p. Tell us what you think. Are we focusing on the right areas? What else do you want…


"Tools for Agility" – A panel discussion at p&p Summit

We have been running Microsoft patterns & practices summit for a few years now. The next summit will be held in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. You can learn more about this summit by clicking here.We have an impressive list of keynote speakers for this summit that includes Kent Beck, David Treadwell, Scott Guthrie,…


Did somebody say Agile Pre Con at PDC 2008?

I sat down with Mary and Grigori during Agile 2008 Conference to talk about their plans for the Agile Pre Conference at PDC 2008. The video is now live in Channel 9. Countdown to PDC2008: Did somebody say Agile Pre Con at PDC? Chat with Mary and Grigori. If you haven’t registered yet for PDC 2008…

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PDC 08: Early Bird Discount extended

Are you planning to attend PDC 08? There are 5 reasons to do so: Sessions, Keynotes, Pre Conferences, Attendee party and the chance to meet yours truly :). If  you haven’t registered yet for this conference, you will be delighted by this news. Early bird discount is extended till Sept 8th 2008.  Early Bird Discount Extended…

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PDC 2008 in Channel 9

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am part of the track team for PDC 2008. As a team we spend close to 4 hours a week reviewing sessions, breakouts, lunch sessions, demo stations, track lounges and more. Mike Swanson, the content owner for this year’s PDC runs these meetings. Mike and Jennifer Ritzinger have started a…

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