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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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 :…

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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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Houston XamlFest

Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started?  Or are you curious about how tools like Expression Blend help designers and developers deliver great user experiences together? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event…

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MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA…

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MSDN Events coming to Little Rock!

Just a quick note to let you know that the MSDN Events team is coming out to Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25th, 2008 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.  There will be three separate sessions focusing on Visual Studio, WPF and Vista Security: Session 1:  Demystifying WPF Today’s applications need to do more…

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Exploring the NextWeb

On June 10th, Microsoft will be hosting a FREE seminar, presented by our friends at Pluralsight, on our NextWeb technologies – specifically ASP.NET, Silverlight and WPF.  Points of interest will include: Here’s the text from the original invite that does a much better job than I could of explaining the event: Join Microsoft and Pluralsight…

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Hierarchical Databinding in WPF

I got an email the other day from a friend who was having some trouble getting the WPF TreeView to do what he wanted to do.  He had a master-detail relationship between Doctors and Patients, and wanted to add some additional information about each Doctor and Patient to he TreeView via the Expander control.  He…

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Cool WPF Effects Library

My friend and colleague Jared Bienz over on the ISV Evangelism Team just released a new project today out on CodePlex called Transitionals.  In the wake of all the recent upsurgence of interest in WPF, this cool effect couldn’t have come at a better time for most of us.  As described on the Transitionals project…

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WPF Soup to Nuts Series

For those of you interested in learning more about WPF, you should definitely check out MSDN Evangelist Bill Steele‘s WPF Soup to Nuts series on the MSDN Webcast Portal.  Garnering an average score of 8.5 out of 9 across all 18 installments, this is one of the best WPF primers out there today.  And at…

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