June DevCares – Parallelism in .NET 4.0

One of my favorite speakers, and all around great guy Tim Rayburn will be speaking at the next installment of DevCares on one of the hottest topics around – Parallelism in .NET 4.0.  If you haven’t seen Tim present on this topic, then I’d make every effort to get myself over to TekFocus on Friday,…


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,…


Microsoft Robotics Studio on MSDN Downloads

If you have a MSDN subscription, you can now download the FULL VERSION of Microsoft Robotics Studio and the CCR & DSS Toolkit! Microsoft Robotics Studio is a development and virtual simulation environment for creating robotics applications for a wide variety of robotics platforms.  Perhaps you saw us demonstrating Robotics Studio at Maker Faire Austin…


Dallas TechFest 2009

Announcing Dallas TechFest 2009! Dallas TechFest 2009 is a full day of technology learning, not just on one technology but on a broad array of technologies. From Ruby and Java to .NET and Flex there is something for everyone at this day long event. With speakers that are recognized experts in their field, both from…


Tulsa School of Dev 2009

I had a GREAT time at the Tulsa School of Dev today!  I didn’t expect to be able to visit as my wife had plans (meaning I needed to be home with the kids) but when her plans changed I jumped on the chance to come out!  I quickly put together a great talk on…


GiveCamp Dallas – We Are Microsoft

After months of planning, and three very intensive days of coding, the Dallas GiveCamp – a.k.a. We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge – is once again over.  Like the WAM event before it, this’ year’s WAM event was an outstanding success.  There were over 100 developers who donated their entire weekend to writing some new web…


The Magician of the Wii-mote

I wrote about this guy a while back and the amazing stuff he was doing with the WII remotes.  Now you can hear him talk IN PERSON at the upcoming MIX 09 conference.  Here’s the info on his session: Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote (and Other HCI Projects) Johnny Lee The Wii remote is…


MDC Experience Video

Some of our friends in Atlanta put this awesome video together of the latest MDC event from Atlanta.  Remember that the Dallas MDC is coming up soon – January 26th, 2009.  For more information, and to get registered today, go out to http://msdndevcon.com. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: mdc,msdn,events,msdnevents,.net,windowslive,azure


I’m Back!

Sorry things have been so quiet on this blog, but I just got back from my first 2-week vacation since I’ve been at Microsoft and it’s been GREAT!  I (almost) totally unplugged from everything related to my job, and tried to enjoy just *being*.  I spent time with the family down in Houston for Christmas,…


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…