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…


Silverlight 2 RC0 Available Today!

The Silverlight team announced today that Silverlight 2 RC0 was released today for public consumption.  Please note that applications built using this release will work off of the Silverlight 2 RC0 Developer Runtime only. Please keep that in mind when updating your projects.  Breaking Changes Part of the challenge in working with Beta software is…


Adding Style to WPF and Silverlight Apps at DDNUG

I had a great time speaking at the Dallas .NET User Group meeting last night on WPF and Silverlight Styles, Templates and Data Binding.  I’ve posted the slides up on Slideshare and the demos (with the pptx) out on FolderShare.  Here are the links: Adding Style To Your Microsoft Wpf And Silverlight Applications View SlideShare…


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…


OKC Developer Group Presentation – Next Gen Web Apps

I had a great time last night at the OKC Developer Group meetings.  I love presenting there because you actually get to do 2 presentations – one at lunch (there was about 85 people in attendance) and one at dinner (about 15 people).  That’s 100 people in one day with two chances to get it…


Registration is open for first Code Camp in Kraków

For those of you living in or around Poland (hey – it turns out I have pretty decent readership in Poland – and I hope they’re all subscribed to this blog!) you can now register for the first ever Kraków Code Camp on June 7th.   I’ll be heading out to Poland in a few weeks…


Free Book Offer from Microsoft Learning

Visit Microsoft Learning at to register for 3 free eBooks: Technorati Tags: ebook,free,learning,silverlight,linq,,ajax


Tulsa Launch and ASP.NET AJAX

We had a great time last week at the Tulsa Launch event.  After a long drive and a short sleep, Tulsa turned out about 500 people to the Heroes Happen {Here} Launch event.  Zain and I tag-teamed to deliver the developer track in the afternoon.  After sharing Keynote responsibility, my session – “Reach End Users…


.NET Web Product Roadmap (ASP.NET, Silverlight, IIS7)

Some very important stuff announced today on Scott Guthrie’s blog around the collective futures of ASP.NET, Silverlight and IIS7.  You should read the whole post to get all the details, but here are some of the key, important points: Silverlight 1.1 has now become Silverlight 2.0 There were many of us hoping this would happen,…


Silverlight DevCamp 2007 – Dallas, TX

Here’s a quick (ok, not so quick) message to all of you attending the Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas on Saturday, Nov 10th.  If you’re registered on Microsoft World Wide Events, then you already got this message.  If not, here it is in its entirety.  PS – please use the tag “SLDC07” for all blogging,…