MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

MIX09 is going to be amazing.  I can’t give away the details, but as the keynote owner for Scott Guthrie (as I have been every year, it’s a glorious job to be the man behind the curtain :)) and I can tell you this year is on track to be the best ever. We will…


Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

I’m going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good 🙂   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web…


BizSpark is here — easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

Today, we announced BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions, but now marketing, demand generation, support, and more!    The…


Open Source apps on Windows – made easy!

Today we launched the new Microsoft.com/Web website for web developers and web professionals. This new site not only aggregates the latest news and advances in the web development community, but it also provides a home for the new Microsoft Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) and the Microsoft Web Application Installer Beta (Web AI). The…


Are you a Silverlight rockstar? Get a killer job.

A great agency in Seattle, ramp group is looking for a rockstar Silverilght developer — see JD below.  Good luck! Silverlight 2 Developer Ramp Group Bellevue, WA www.rampgroup.com   Key skills: .Net Framework, C#, Silverlight 2.0, XML   Are you interested in working on a project which will revolutionize the advertising industry, creating market efficiencies…


Get the early skinny on Silverlight 2

ScottGu has been burning the midnight oil (literally!) to pull together an incredibly detailed tutorial that shows how powerful Silverlight 2 is going to be.  Get an early scoop on the features in the soon to be released Beta1, get a feel for how Visual Studio and Expression Studio work together to enable developer/designer collaboration that…


Halo3 in HD with Silverlight

http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx I’ve been buried in Silverlight fun… but check this out.


Help Vinay… It’s easy

I’m not one to spread causes, but I comment on this one because for two reasons. (if you don’t want to wait go to) http://www.helpvinay.org/dp/index.php 1) He is a friend of a very good friend of mine, good enough for me 2) This is a fascinating example of how the Web and the powerful network…


Silverlight is here!

Ok, so I’ve been quiet, but I can explain it — I’ve been working really really hard on Silverlight and today is our big day!  Writing live from NAB, but this is big big big — read about the details on the links below, and stay tuned, this is only part of the fun, keep…


Me getting completely destroyed by the "Proop Dog"

At VSConnections in Vegas Eileen Rumwell had comedian Greg Proops interview some of us.  It was off the cuff and fun.  The conversation was about 10 minutes, but this 1 minute short is me getting completely railed.  Amusing to say the least. Oh and if that isn’t enough — i found this post by Eileen…