Chris Tullier and Todd Girvin at PDC09

Not sure if everyone knows this, but SCD’s own Todd Girvin and Chris Tullier are teaming up to present a pre-conference workshop at PDC 09 titled Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010. If you’re planning on attending PDC, I’d highly recommend also adding a Pre-Conference registration to you trip and attending this…

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XAMLFESTOnline Coming Soon!

For those of you that want to get a better handle on using XAML to build the next generation of Windows and Web Applications, and prefer to do it from the comfort of your own desktop, then XAMLFESTOnline is for you!  Based on the wildly popular XAMLFEST events run in cities all across the US,…

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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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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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Mesh-enabled Applications – Part 1: Getting Started

This is the first in a series of posts around creating a Mesh-enabled web applications using all the new bits released at PDC 2008.  the intent is to introduce you to the process of building Mesh-enabled web applications, and get your first app up and running quickly.  I’ll try to be thorough about how I…

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PDC Day 2 – Windows 7, Windows Live, Mesh and Office Online

Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures. Windows 7 Both Windows Server 2008 R@ and Windows 7 will have the ability to boot from a VHD as well as mount a VHD like a normal drive or create a VHD on the fly –…

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Get your .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 right here…

UPDATE:  Fixed the links to the bits!  Hot off the presses this morning, a VPC containing the first CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 were released to the public on Microsoft Connect.  The VPC is broken down into a TON of files, but Brian Keller has some instructions on his blog for…

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Silverlight 2 RTW on Oct 14, 2008

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=PR&Date=20081013&ID=9263913&Symbol=MSFT This represents a HUGE step forward for .NET and Web Developers everywhere.  Over 1 year in various alpha and beta versions, Silverlight 2 is finally released to the web.  For those of you that have been developing on Silverlight 2 Beta 2, there are some breaking changes that you’ll need to address, but if…

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MSDN TechDays is Coming to Dallas!

Are you ready for a GeekFest?  We’re pulling out all the stops to make the next MSDN event a memorable one!  MSDN TechDays is a three-day geek-out covering a variety of topics for ITPros, Developers and Architects.  We’re holding the first ever MSDN TechDays on November 18-20 at the Dallas Convention Center.  Here’s an overview…

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