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Happy Holidays!

 

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Keynote at MDC Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas

I’ve been invited to participate in the MDC events in Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas as the Keynote Demonstrator.  I’ll be up on the stage with the official keynote speakers running demos, and helping them make sure the keynote goes off without a hitch!  There is a lot going on in the Keynote, and I’m really…

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Microsoft Expression at 50% Off!

Hey friends – I just heard from Renee, the Microsoft Expression Product Manager, that there is a KILLER offer going on right now for a 50% off discount on Microsoft Expression Studio, Expression Blend and Expression Web when you buy through the Microsoft Online Store.  This offer is only good for a limited time, so…

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Come to MDC Dallas and See Me Shave My Head!

That’s right – you heard right!  I’m issuing a challenge to all the architects, DBAs, enthusiasts, and professional software developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas… If we can get 750 people registered to attend the MSDN Developer Conference on January 26th here in the lovely city of Dallas, TX, I will let some lucky…

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Deck and Demos from DELL MDC

As promised, here are my deck and demos from the MDC event at Dell on Thursday.  I had a really great time at the event, and I hope you enjoyed my session on ASP.NET 4.0 Futures!  Please let me know if you have any questions. Don’t forget – the code in these demos features the…

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Community Contributions: Entity Framework Learning Guide

One of our local area rockstars – Zeeshan Hirani – has released a 500+ page learning guide to Entity Framework.  In his words, this document was developed over time as a learning guide for him and his co-workers, and he hopes that you will also find it useful.  Check it out and let Zee know…

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Windows 7 Beta for MDC Attendees!

Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD as soon as it becomes available. Note: If the Windows 7 Beta is not available at the time of the event, the DVD will be shipped to attendees when it becomes available. Register today and you’ll get the best…

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Upgrading from SQL 2000/2005 to 2008

Still running SQL Server 2000 or 2005?  Interested in upgrading to 2008, but not sure how to go about it?  Here are a couple of recently released resources from your friends at Microsoft to help you get through the upgrade with a clean bill of heath: SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide – this…

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10 Reasons The Zune Beats The iPod. Seriously.

Nice post by fellow DE Jeff Blankenburg on why Zune is WAY better than iPod.  I know that for me, I got rid of my iPod because iTunes was THE SLOWEST, MOST MEMOR HOGGING APPLICATION EVER WRITTEN and plugging my iPod into my computer caused it to crash all the time.  My Zune worked perfectly…

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