Discount Code for MIX ‘09!

If you’re interested in coming to MIX ‘09 (and who isn’t) make sure that you register by February 13 to receive $400 off the conference price – that’s a full conference pass for only $995.   To take advantage of this offer, go to registration and select the "Register for the event using an RSVP Code"…

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The Magician of the Wii-mote

I wrote about this guy a while back and the amazing stuff he was doing with the WII remotes.  Now you can hear him talk IN PERSON at the upcoming MIX 09 conference.  Here’s the info on his session: Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote (and Other HCI Projects) Johnny Lee The Wii remote is…

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Windows Azure Development Tools Updated

Just in from the Azure Services team: We are excited to announce that we have released an update to the Windows® Azure™ SDK and Visual Studio Tools. These latest releases are available here: Windows Azure SDK: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130232 Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128752 These newly released SDK and Tools include: Bug and performance fixes…

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FREE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE – Houston TechFest

Heere ye, heere ye!  Houston TechFest is right around the corner!  You’ll remember that the original date was sometime back in August of last year, but had to be rescheduled because of Ike.  Now, Houston TechFest is back in full force and ready for you to sign up.  There are a TON of great speakers…

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Get Fit in February Contest

Interested in getting your own Visual Studio Team Suite MSDN Subscription?  Don’t have the dough to shell out for it?  Then you need to check out Caleb Jenkins’ latest blog post.  He’s been on a weight-loss tear recently and decided to turn that into a contest!  Full details to be posted on Caleb’s site, but…

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User Group Radio | Bringing community leaders together…

Jay Smith, one of the awesome community leaders in Northwest Arkansas, has created a new podcast series called User Group Radio.  The idea behind this podcast series is best summed up by jay Smith in the first UGR blog post: Over the last several years I have been involved with the developer community that has…

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Windows 7 Beta Available This Week!

Just announced at Steve Ballmer’s keynote at CES in Las Vegas, Windows 7 Beta will be available to the public starting on Friday as a limited rollout: On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is going…

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The Return of DevCares!

When I first started as a Developer Evangelist almost 2 years ago (WOW – time flies), the very first thing I was asked to do was connect with the folks in SCD that were running the local DevCares events and make sure that they had the support they needed, as well as look to find…

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Dallas Cloud Computing User Group

Mike Holdorf and Vince Blasberg have collaborated on putting together the inaugural meeting of the Dallas Area Cloud Computing User Group on January 21 from 6-8pm in the Dallas MTC.  It’s great to see the community so excited about embracing the latest Microsoft Cloud Computing technologies including Windows Azure, SQL Data Services and Windows Live…

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