World of Warcraft Meets Visual Studio 2008

In an bit of good timing for some holiday season downtime, Dan Fernandez has announced the first release of AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft on CodePlex. World of Wacraft supports user-generated utilities and interfaces, called AddOns.  Now we can use Visual Studio to help create our own: AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is…


The December Roadshow Concludes

Bob and I have put the wraps on the December Roadshow, having spent the last two weeks traveling many miles (over 1,400 total) to bring a technical bounty to five northeastern cities.  We’d like to extend a large “Thank You!” to everyone who attended and made this in many ways our best series to date!…


Got Tech Posters?

Have a blank wall (and access to your company’s color printer)?  There are plenty of technology posters and charts for developers available on MSDN.  I didn’t realize just how many until I searched for “poster” on MSDN downloads. Here’s a list of the more recent ones: .NET 3.5 Namespaces PosterThe .NET Framework 3.5 Common Namespaces…


WPF-Based Yahoo Messenger for Vista Available

As a pretty cool example of the effects that are possible with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Yahoo has just announced the availability of the preview release of Yahoo Messenger for Vista. Download it from: As of today, they’ve announced support for 64-bit Vista as well. -Chris Technorati tags: WPF, Vista, Yahoo, .NET


Save the Dates – Northeast 2008 Launch Events Announced

We’ve just announced the schedule for the 2008 Launch Events across the country, following the kickoff event in Los Angeles on February 27th!   These events are a great way to learn about what’s new with three major products, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008.  You’ll have a chance to attend sessions,…


Waltham InstallFest Registration Open

The gates are open for you to register for the December 12th combined Boston .NET User Group holiday social and Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest in Waltham, MA! Just head over to the Boston .NET User Group site for more information! -Chris Technorati tags: Events, User Groups, Massachusetts, Visual Studio


Visual Studio 2008 InstallFests in the Northeast!

Visual Studio 2008 has now been released to manufacturing, and as a “thank you” to the community, we’re collaborating with area user groups to host a series of Visual Studio InstallFests.  I’m happy to announce that we’ll have four InstallFests in the Northeast over the coming two weeks! 12/4 – Rochester, NY 12/6 – Burlington,…


GameDev Day ’07 Agenda and Additions

GameDev Day ’07 is this Saturday at Harvard and I’m very pleased with how well the agenda has come together.  We have an incredibly strong group of presenters from the gaming industry with interesting sessions throughout the day. First, a change in logistics.  We are now in Emerson Hall (room 105), which is right next…


New Deitel Resource Centers: ASP.NET 3.5, LINQ, Popfly, WPF, and SharePoint

Deitel recently released more topics of interest to .NET developers in their excellent Resource Center series.  Created to help you find articles, tutorials, blogs, downloads, FAQs, and more, here are the new centers: ASP.NET 3.5 LINQ Popfly WPF SharePoint I find these valuable since they’re not simply lists of links.  Most resources have brief descriptions…


Waltham Roadshow Registration Limit Increased

A note for those of you who recently tried to register for the December 13th Bob & Chris’ MSDN Roadshow in Waltham, only to find it had (quickly!) sold out.  We’ve just increased the capacity (we’ve got all three MPR’s), so please try to register again. See you for the Roadshow! -Chris Technorati tags: Roadshow,…