Boston .NET User Group – Annual Social

This Wednesday (12/13) evening will be the annual social event for the Boston .NET User Group: “Come join our annual holiday potluck gathering this Wednesday 12/13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the usual location, Microsoft’s Waltham office (lunch room).This is an informal event focused on netowrking and just hanging out with fellow members. Each person is…

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Microsoft Architecture Journal #9 Now Available

The latest issue of the Architecture Journal is now available (PDF version here). Software Factories are the focus of this issue: Bare Naked Languages or What Not to Model Domain-Specific Modeling Measuring Success with Software Factories A Foundation for the Pillars of Software Factories A GSI’s Perspective of Software Factories The Perspective-Based Architecture Method You…

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VPC Enabling IE7 and IE6 on the Same Machine

Pete LePage posts that there is a new Virtual PC image preloaded with Windows XP SP2, IE6 and the IE7 Readiness Kit: Now you can install IE7 on your main machine for development, and get all the advantages of IE7, like the RSS platform, native XMLHTTP stack, and improved security, while still running IE6 simultaneously…

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New England Visual Basic Professionals Group – Special Event

The New England Visual Basic Professionals Group will be featuring two excellent speakers at their upcoming meeting on December 7th:   5:30 – Jim Miller – Microsoft .NET: What is It and What’s NextCLR: Internals and Future DirectionEarlier this year, Microsoft released version 2.0 of .Net.  Jim Miller will talk about the implementation of some of the…

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Launch Event for Team System Edition for Database Professionals

The New England launch event for Visual Studio Team System’s new Database Professionals role is coming to the Boston area (Waltham) on December 14th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   This new Team System role complements the existing Architect, Tester, and Developer roles, providing many new features for working with databases: The new Visual Studio…

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ArcStream Announcement

Bob Familiar, my Architect Evangelist counterpart in New England, has posted details of upcoming events related to the arcStream initiative:   December 11th – arcCouncil meeting on “Composite Application Architecture and User Experience” January 11th – arcLab session: “Take a lap around .NET 3.0” There are also many arcCasts on a variety of subjects coming up as…

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Upcoming Northeast Developer Events

Here are some upcoming events for the New England and upstate New York areas.  If you are a user group leader or volunteer, please contact me (using the Email link above) and let me know about your upcoming events! -Chris   November 13, 6 – 8:30 PMVermont .NET User Group “Microsoft AJAX – What’s it…

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Post #0 – Introduction

Welcome to my new blog on MSDN!  My name is Chris Bowen and, as of Monday, I’m a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, covering the New England district.  Developer Evangelists focus on technology, community, customers, and information, so here’s what to expect from this blog: What’s going on at Microsoft Details of new tools and technologies My experiences working…

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