Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge

This seems like a great opportunity for some creative thinking over the holidays. Only 17 days left in Round 1. Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge Sparks will Fly2009 Challenge Show us your “home of the future” and win $15,000, plus a trip to TechEd 2009! We know you’ve got great ideas – and we…

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Free e-book Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista

I was technical editor of the second edition of Writing Secure Code and I’m really proud of that fact. This is a great offer. Enjoy!  Microsoft Press – Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista Celebrating 25 years For 25 years, Microsoft Press books have focused on helping you take your skills and knowledge to the…

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Dec 17th geekSpeak: Silverlight and ADO.NET Data Services with John Papa

 Update: Sorry, it turns out we need to move our geekSpeak to January 8th. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you get a chance, check out the geekSpeak today (Dec 17, 3:00 EST/12:00 PST) with John Papa. He’s got a new book on Silverlight 2 coming out and he’s going to talk about data services with…

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Sayed Hashimi on MS Build | brianjo | Channel 9

Posted to my video blog on Channel 9: Sayed Hashimi on MS Build This weekend I visited the Tampa Code Camp, where I was able to talk to Sayed Hashimi. Sayed is the co-author of the upcoming MS Press book title, Inside the Microsoft Build Engine. In this short talk, Sayed describes some of the…

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Small Basic

Just found out about this from Paul Thurrott’s Supersite Blog. Very cool. Small Basic is a project that’s aimed at bringing “fun” back to programming. By providing a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment, Small Basic makes programming a breeze. Ideal for kids and adults alike, Small…

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MSDN Flash Links

I wanted to post this for those who weren’t aware of the information available in the monthly MSDN Flash. You can actually customize your subscription and you’ll hear about events and opportunities from your local field evangelists. Check it out here:   A Great Developer Resource: All of Microsoft’s Developer News in One E-mail MSDN…

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New geekSpeak episodes posted to Channel 9

I’m in the process of posting a small backlog of really excellent episodes of Glen Gordon’s geekSpeak show to Channel 9. Keep your on on the page for updates over the next couple of days, or subscribe to one of the feeds listed below. geekSpeak Total Episodes: 42 | Subscribe: RSS iPod/MP4 WMV (high quality)…

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Got Startup? Microsoft BizSpark

Update: Here’s a better BizSpark Link. New from Microsoft. (Who said this was a bad time to start a new company?) Microsoft BizSpark Microsoft BizSpark—Turning today’s most promising Startups into tomorrow’s most successful businesses. BizSpark is an innovative new program that unites Startups with entrepreneurial and technology resources in a global community with a common…

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Updating my domain forward and RSS

This morning I updated my bufferoverrun.net domain to point to this blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/brianjo). I also updated my Feedurner RSS feed to include the RSS from this blog rather than my old spaces blog. Things won’t change to much if you’re already subscribing to my feed, but you might see a few really old blog entries…

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Live Mesh For Windows Mobile

Update: I installed this and got a message that they were at capacity. So you might want to hold off for a bit. Another good find today on Channel 10. Live Mesh For Windows Mobile | Sarah In Tampa | Channel 10 If you have a Windows Mobile 6.x phone and like either in the…

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