Another Silicon Prairie Social Returns to Chicago Suburbs in January 2008!

We’re excited to announce the second Silicon Prairie Social, a technology networking event in the western Chicago suburbs. The event will be held Thursday, January 24 at Mullen’s Bar & Grill in Lisle. After our successful first event in September, we’re excited to do it again. This is a great opportunity to connect in a…

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Announcing Partner Huddle for Professional Developers

Are you a Professional Developer or Architect working for a Microsoft Partner Organization in the U.S.?  Then you may want to consider joining Partner Huddle, an online social community for members of the Microsoft partner community.  To learn more about the social and how to join check out the following blog Tis The Season For…

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Microsoft patterns & practices recently released two guides IN PRINT

What better way to say I love you than stuffing their stockings with some great p&p content around Application Lifecycle Management   These guides are now available from MS Press, on vendors sites such as Amazon and BN.com just in time for the holidays. I’m only kidding a little. patterns & practices Team Development with…

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VS, VSTS and TFS 2008 Training Available Online

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and…

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Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System group – December 5th

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what’s new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. There will be two sessions available: Join the chat on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007…

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December Dev Cares – Even MORE on VS 2008! Sign up now …

December  Session – Future of Web Development & Visual Studio 2008 Install-Fest Session 1:  A tour of ASP.NET Futures The first release of ASP.NET AJAX significantly changed the game for building responsive, engaging Web user experiences with ASP.NET. But what’s next? This session highlights some of the exciting things in store for ASP.NET. You’ll see…

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I keep hearing: "OK, seriously, where can I get my hands on VS 2008?"

Since VS 2008 shipped a little over a week ago, we have gotten a lot of questions about where you can find it.  Well, here is a quick summary of all the ways to get your hands on it (especially if you could not get into any of the VS2008 Holiday parties in your area)::…

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VS 2008/TFS 2008/VSTS 2008 Launched Today on MSDN!

I wish I could hand out cigars and balloons to you all! With all the previews, trials and CTPs that have been floating around, it almost seems anti-climactic that it is finally here.  But I am proud, excited, overjoyed to announce that we released Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System (including Team Foundation Server)…

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Learn about TFS 2008 Build at the Indianapolis TFS SIG

Working with Builds in Visual Studio 2008 We are going to Deep Dive into Team Build in Visual Studio 2008. We will discuss the following topics: Improved and extended management of Triggers – every check-in, accumulate check-ins in order to prevent an excessive number of builds, scheduled builds Drop Management – policy, which defines how…

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Wow, check out what the local evangelists are doing!

I stole this directly from Dave Blogs latest blog entry: Thirsty Developer Opens the Airwaves The Thirsty Developer will be ongoing podcast series where Larry and I[Dave Bost] sit down with some of the great people we meet, maybe over a beverage or two at the local watering hole (it is called “Thirsty” after all),…

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