Going Global

I recently received a small package from Wiley.  I opened it to find a copy of my book (Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System.)  Only this copy seemed… different.  Why is Anaya Multimedia also listed on the cover?  Why is “Professional” spelled “Profesional”? It turns out our friends at Anaya in Madrid have been at work…

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Save the Dates: Code Camp 7 – Deer in Headlights

  [Update – Attendee registration and call for speakers are now open!] I’m happy to announce we’ve finalized the dates for the next round of the Code Camp that started it all!  New England’s Code Camp 7 – “Deer In Headlights” will be held the weekend of March 31st and April 1st at Microsoft’s Waltham, MA office.  Look…

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My Turn for the 5 Things Tagging Meme

Okay, I’m the last of Andy Beaulieu’s group of 5 tagees to blog five things that people probably didn’t know about me.  So, to curtail any further guilt (and to replace it with shame?), here we go: I’m a very big fan of craft beer.  I love checking out the latest offerings from Dogfish Head,…

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Boston Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 Launch Event – 1/24/07

Boston is one of the key launch cities for the upcoming Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 launch series.  The launch will be held at the Boston Convention Center on January 24th. Some highlights: Attendees will get a free copy of Office 2007 Professional and Office Groove 2007 Breakout sessions for developers, IT pros, and technology…

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Speaking on WF at Rhode Island .NET User Group – 1/3/2007

I will be giving a session on Windows Workflow Foundation for the Rhode Island .NET User Group tomorrow night, January 3rd, from 6-8 PM at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.  There is also a social hour from 5-6 with soda and pizza. Here is the abstract: Workflow Foundation (WF), a component of the .NET…

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Visual Studio Windows PowerShell Templates

I’ve written a few PowerShell CmdLets over the past year or so and, while it isn’t difficult, there is a fair amount of boilerplate work that needs to be done – adding references, implementing PSCmdLet and PSCustomSnapIn, etc. So, Channel 9 to the rescue, where David Aiken posts word of Windows PowerShell templates available for Visual…

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Enterprise Library 3.0 CTP Released

Hot off the press, the Patterns & Practices team’s Tom Hollander has announced the availability of the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Enterprise Library v3.0! Download it from the new CodePlex site at http://www.codeplex.com/entlib. Some highlights from Tom’s post: Core Source Code installer Partial Trust Support Strong-Named Binary Assemblies Validation Application Block Core validation…

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Team System Public User Group Meeting – Dec. 21st

The Boston area’s newest user group, the Team System Public User Group, will be having its first meeting at the Microsoft Office at 201 Jones Road, Waltham this Thursday (12/21) from 5:30-7:30. Agenda from the site: This meeting will kick off the user group as a whole and a presentation and discussion: “The State of…

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Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Now Available

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has emerged from beta and is now available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 continues Microsoft’s investment in market leading development tools. Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing.  The issues addressed…

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Microsoft New England Job Opening – Developer Support Consultant

There is currently an opening for a Developer Support Consultant within Microsoft’s the New England district.  Here is the job description:  Developer Support Consultant (ADC) The purpose of the ADC position is to provide our customers with a technically competent advocate with access to all the resources at Microsoft, to advise and consult on the…

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