SharePoint for Developers Video Series

My friend Kirk Evans has been doing an incredible video series called “SharePoint for Developers” out on Channel 9.  There are 5 episodes so far, and they’re all very well done.  The segments are short enough to get everything on the first viewing, but solid enough to bookmark for reference later. Here’s a listing of…

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#MIX09 Keynote – Day 1

There was a lot of great information shared this morning at the first of the #MIX09 keynotes.  As I reflect on it, it seems that most of it seemed to be centered around Silverlight 3, but there were a few gems tucked away in some other parts of the keynote. First, Bill Buxton from Microsoft…

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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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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…

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Bring on Silverlight 2 Beta 2!

Ok Silverlight fans, Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is now available for download.  It comes with a whole host of updated accessories including new versions of the Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio 2008, a new version of the DeepZoom Composer and an updated version of Expression Blend 2 (June 2008 Preview). I learned of this…

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Expression Design Team Blog and Podcast

I just found out today that the smart and creative folks over at The Official Microsoft Expression Design Support Team Blog have created a videocast series to go along with their popular blog.  You can visit their site to download the shows individually, or you can subscribe in your Zune by searching in the Zune…

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Free Software for Students – Microsoft DreamSpark

Calling all students!  Check out this video featuring Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as he discusses a new initiative called Microsoft DreamSpark targeted at offering Microsoft developer tools FREE to students: Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students, and Technology This is a FANTASTIC deal for students interested in getting into the Software Development field. Using…

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Expression Blend 2 – December Preview now available

Not sure how I missed this one, but Expression Blend 2 – December Preview is now available for download.  There are a bunch of new features (and hopefully bug fixes) in this release – you can learn more about it from the Microsoft Expression Blend site, and download it from the Microsoft Download site. Please…

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Expression Video Contest

My good friend, and Expression Web MVP Cheryl Wise has launched an Expression Video Contest over on her blog.  The basic premise is this – you create a tutorial video for one of the products in Expression Suite, and enter it in her contest for a chance to win a full version of Expression Studio. …

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Silverlight DevCamp Update

WOW! I am really excited about all the continued interest in the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp.  I wanted to post something here based on all the questions I’ve been asked over the past 2 days about the event – specifically the "registration is full – can I still come?"  question. The simple answer is, "that’s entirely…

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