MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Metro Roadshow

Come meet your Microsoft New York Metro Evangelism Team! Join my colleague, Peter Laudati and I, for free pre-launch training – This is a big launch year for developers, so let us help you prepare to hit the ground running when .NET 4.0, Visual Studio 2010, and SQL Server come out this year and next. …

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Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE, Oh My!

This blog has moved! Resubscribe to the new location: SlingAlibi feed What does does this screenshot mean? Come find out… I am now happily relocated at SlingAlibi.com

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Diary of a Microsoft blog – the early days. A true story. Happening in real time.

LIVING WIKI: This means that this blog post will get updated frequently with more content in it’s new spot on SlingAlibi. This blog has moved! Resubscribe to the new location: SlingAlibi feed This is the story of how to get an online presence set up from the POV of a Microsoft technology advocate (and employee). …

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MSDN Roadshow – New York City Follow up

LIVING WIKI: This means that this blog post will get updated frequently with more content.   We kicked off our roadshow with our first stop in New York City. Thanks to all of you who came!  We had close to 70 people.  I promised to follow up with my code samples, deck etc. etc.  This…

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ASP.NET Tip 4. Auto-generating variables in Visual Studio 2010

For more tips like this, LIVE and IN PERSON, come see us at the MSDN Roadshow !   Why declare variables (by hand)?  Long gone are the days where no one bothered with Option Explicit or carelessly left variables undefined.  It is a common , albeit sometimes tedious, practice to declare variables before assigning values,…

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ASP.NET Tip 3. Why Bother using the Mouse for markup selection?

For more tips like this, LIVE and IN PERSON, come see us at the MSDN Roadshow ! For those of you who try to avoid using the mouse at all costs, good news. We now have structured selection. What does that mean?  Do you have moments where you are using your mouse to carefully highlight…

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Software Development Training & Programs for Young Women

LIVING WIKI: This means that this blog post will get updated frequently with more content.  During the MSDN Roadshow today, after my presentation on ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, I spoke about the declining trend of female technologists (more on that later). I counted 67 people in the room, 6 of which were female.   …

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ASP.NET Tip 100. Why Do I Use URL Routing? For Ease of Navigation, of course!

For more tips like this, LIVE and IN PERSON, come see us at the MSDN Roadshow ! One of the best new features of ASP.NET WebForms 4.0 is URL Routing, which enables you to change the URL to point to an evaluated expression instead of a fixed file location parameterized with a query string. Why…

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ASP.NET Tip 1. Why do I want to write less markup code? For productivity, of course!

For more tips like this, LIVE and IN PERSON, come see us at the MSDN Roadshow ! Why type in quotation marks every time you editing markup code, such as XML or HTML?  It’s two extra keystrokes, and when you aren’t using drag and drop to write your code, these extra keystrokes can slow you…

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