Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way people work—from developers and managers…

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Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – July through September

I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to…

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Windows 8 Release Preview, Visual Studio 2012 RC, and More!

It’s a big day for releases as a number of new Release Previews and Release Candidates have just been made available: [Last updated – 7/13/2012] Windows 8 Release Preview Windows 8 Release Preview Home Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images Windows 8 Release Preview FAQ “Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview” – Building Windows 8…

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Visual Studio 2010 “Launch and Learn” – May 15, Albany, NY

The Albany, NY Tech Valley .NET User Group is hosting a Visual Studio 2010 “Launch and Learn” event, a free, community event featuring a combination of workshops for hands-on learning and introductory sessions:     “Launch and Learn”     Saturday, May 15     9 AM – 4:30 PM     New Horizons Albany     10 Airline Drive,…

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Chris Dias of the Visual Studio Platform Team in CT & MA

There will be two special opportunities to gain insights from the Visual Studio Platform team as Chris Dias visits New England in two weeks.  Chris is Group Program Manager with the Visual Studio Platform team at Microsoft and will be hosted for two community events:     May 5 – Farmington, CT     Hosted by the…

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The .NET Rocks Road Trip Comes to Cambridge, MA on May 3rd!

Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, of the .NET Rocks! show are coming to Cambridge, MA on May 3rd!  Driving a 30-foot RV, the “DotNetMobile”, Carl and Richard will be visiting the Boston area as part of the national .NET Rocks! Road Trip, celebrating the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.     The…

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A Resource Guide for Visual Studio 2010 RC (Release Candidate)

This week, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 RC (Release Candidate) became available to everyone for download.  This post is a brief guide to resources to help you quickly get started and learn about what’s new. Before Installing What’s New?  Watch a Channel 9 Video with Jason Zander discussing and demonstrating the RC What…

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Announcing the Northeast MSDN Roadshow March 2010 Tour!

The plans are set for our next Northeast MSDN Roadshow series, and Jim and I will be consuming coffee aplenty and taking to the roads of the northeast to visit four cities in March. These are free events with technical sessions for developers and architects.  We’ll be covering Windows Azure, data and services (including WCF…

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Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 Training Kit Available

  If you’re interested in learning more about the what’s coming in the VS 2010/.NET 4.0 wave, check out the "Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 Training Kit" (November Preview): The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how…

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Tips from My Technical Presentations

My role involves spending a good deal of time with technical audiences.  Recently, I’ve been getting reactions like this – “I enjoyed your presentation!  I have an odd question – how did you zoom in like that?” or “How did you set those colors in Visual Studio?” So, I’m posting some tips so I can…

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