MSAM – More than just MSDN?

Those who’ve joined me at the live MSDN Events might be aware that the team I’m part of is broader than just developers. It’s called Microsoft Across America or MSAM for short, and consists of event programs in a variety of areas. One of these I was actually quite close to over the last couple…

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Rocking in the Heartland

Here I am…Rock you like a Hurricane! Wow! This Friday I had the chance to make it to Omaha for the 2006 Heartland Developer’s Conference. As one of the major non-MS run events in the central region, this event has doubled it’s participation and attendance each year over the 3 years it’s been around to the…

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Meandering across America…

What a week. I’ve been fighting a cold since Monday, when I left for Kansas, then went through Houston & on to El Paso. Tomorrow morning I fly off to Denver then on to Omaha to speak at the Heartland Developer Conference. Finally I’ll be returning to Minneapolis for a much needed break. I wanted…

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Road warrior??? Hmmmm….

Wow, this week looks to be busy. Sometimes it seems like a lot, and other times it doesn’t. This week I’ll be doing something different almost every day. I’m staring out Monday afternoon with a webcast on AJAX – XMLHttpRequest object, in which we’ll be covering what it is and how it fits into the AJAX equation….

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In or Out?

So what will it be? Are you in or out? A player or simply on the team? Life is about participation, getting into the game and seeing where your natural talents take you. I was thinking about this the other day, and it seems to me that there is a lot of challenges we run…

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What’s your language?

If you’ve got something to say, then say it already…– unknown  Writing software over the years has meant that I’ve had to learn a number of languages. In college I had a class where we had to write a program in Pascal, C, Fortran, Lisp, Prolog, ADA and Smalltalk. Take a simple idea and implement…

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What’s new?

MSDN Events gives us a chance to connect with people from all around the country to show what’s possible with the new technologies. This quarter we’re talking about 3 great new products and tools that address holes in the technology map and provide innovative ways to address challenges of building complex systems. Team Data sells…

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AJAX Novice to Proj JavaScript Webcast

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I found that when looking at web development, there are techniques that I didn’t have time to learn and I just assumed that they must be hard. I think that the bark is worse than the bite. Today we’re going to be talking about…

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AJAX Components Webcast

Today’s webcast will be talking about the components that make AJAX work. Specifically we’ll look at doing 2-3 demos including showing how you can debug client side scripting from Visual Studio 2005. It will be a lot of fun, and as usual I’ve posted the code to www.BenkoTIPS.com for you to take a look at….

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Thinking about Atlas?

In case you’re interested, I’m starting a run of weekly webcasts on Atlas/Ajax to help introduce and get developers up to speed with this exciting new technology. So here’s the synapsis: This webcast series is aimed at people who are new to writing AJAX style web applications but can see the value the technology offers….

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