arcHive lists past arcStream event content

The arcStreamEast web site has been updated with a new page called the arcHive (very cleaver). The arcHive lists links to downloadable and streamable content from past arcStream events. You can register for past arcCasts and stream the presentation or download the PowerPoint. arcLabs, arcSigs and arcCouncils provide a downloadable zip of PowerPoints. -bob



I am standing in the Microsoft Booth at the <XML2006/> conference in Boston. With me are Craig Kitterman, Adam Wiener and Stan Kitsis. I have had a great time talking with customers from such exotic places as Denmark, China and New Jersey. The hot topic at the XML Conference is OpenXML. OpenXML is the default…


Senior .Net CLR Architect to Speak in Waltham, MA

Jim Miller, Senior Architect on the CLR Team, will be presenting at the VB Professionals User Group on December 7th @ 5:30 at the Microsoft Waltham Office. Do you have a question about the CLR? Do you want to know what the future holds for the CLR? Then you won’t want to miss this event. In…


Architecture Resources on MSDN

Check out these articles and case studies on the MSDN Architecture Site: SOA in the Real World: Commonwealth Bank of Australia CommSee is a simply amazing application written by the team at CBA.  This application is visually stunning, architecturally interesting and on top of that it has delivered solid business value to the bank stakeholders, users…


Team System User Group in Boston

There’s a new user group in town! The Visual Studio Team System Public User Group (TeamSysPUG) for the Boston area is having the first monthly meeting. To learn more check out Michael Ruminer’s blog: The TeamSysPUG web site is -bob


Chris Bowen joins Microsoft

I am extremely excited that Chris Bowen is officially on board at Microsoft and that I have the pleasure to be working with him on a day to day basis. Chris will be taking over for Thom Robbins as the Developer Evangelist covering the Northeast. Thom has relocated to Redmond and is now the Director of…


breakfast event at the office/vista launch in Boston

I will be hosting a breakfast event at the upcoming Office/Vista Launch Event at the Boston Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007. Please join me and the other members of the D&PE team here in the northeast for a hot breakfast and preferred seating at the launch event.  You must register for both the event and…


arccast – why user Experience matters

In my upcoming arcCast scheduled for November 28th at 9am, 12 noon and 4pm, I am going to be discussing the convergence of Desktop and Web technology stacks and User Experiences. In order to frame this discussion I will put forth a simple framework for describing user experience. Using that framework, I will look at…


Visual Studio DbPro Launch event in New England

Keeping competitive means leveraging your data to provide your people with the tools they need to drive sales, efficiencies, and customer satisfaction. Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals delivers a market-shifting database development product designed to manage database change, improve software quality through database testing, and bring the benefits of Visual Studio Team…


Desktop/Web Convergence and uSer Experience

Chad Brooks, architect evangelist in the Southeast, has created a 10 minute video introduction to our upcoming arcStream events so that you can learn what this series is all about. -bob