Php IDE – VS.Php for Visual Studio | Jcx.Software Corp.

I just found out today that the folks over at Jcx. Software Corp have created a development environment called VS.Php that enables PHP Development from within Visual Studio 2008.  Now PHP developers can take advantage of all the power of Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 including syntax highlighting, intellisense, debugging, source code control, and more! …


DallasDevCares – MVC Framework

I’ll be presenting on the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Framework at the DallasDevCares event on Friday, Feb 27th.  Click here to register and get your seat before they fill up! For those that don’t know, DevCares is a monthly series of FREE half-day events sponsored by TekFocus and Microsoft. Targeted specifically at developers, the content is…


GiveCamp Dallas – We Are Microsoft

After months of planning, and three very intensive days of coding, the Dallas GiveCamp – a.k.a. We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge – is once again over.  Like the WAM event before it, this’ year’s WAM event was an outstanding success.  There were over 100 developers who donated their entire weekend to writing some new web…


Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac

Attention Designers!  Mike Swanson has released a Test Version of his Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac.  Help him out by downloading and trying out the plugin to make sure we’ve got a seamless experience for Mac-based web designers to work in the wonderful world of WPF and Silverlight Xaml! Mike Swanson’s Blog :…


Team System Learning and Community Resources

Hey all – for those of you interested in getting more information about Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, there are a bunch of resources available to you, including several online communities: – this is a community portal for Team System where you can read various blogs, participate in a set of forums, and…


If you have received a Vista Ultimate with SP1 Promotional Kit – READ HERE!

I’ve gotten a number of question about the Vista kits that has been given out at some events – if you got one of these and were wondering about the key, please take a look at  This is where you can enter the PIN that was in your package to get your product code.


Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas UG

I’ll be presenting a Lap Around Windows Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas .NET User Group meeting tomorrow night.  At this meeting you’ll learn about the Live Framework, our latest offering for developers programming against our Live Services from any device, platform, runtime, or programming language. See new and future services (such as…