Dallas TechFest 2009 – Recap

Dallas TechFest is a multi-technology, multi-disciplinary developer conference held this year it was held on June 19th 2009 at the beautiful Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, TX.  Completely organized and run by members of the local community, this year over 400 developers and architects turned out for 8 tracks and 40 sessions covering advanced topics…

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Tour of Arkansas

  I had a GREAT time touring across Arkansas (over 1300 miles of driving!) talking about Windows Live Framework (LiveFX for short), Windows Live Mesh, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 3 and building communities.  I’d like to thank Randy Walker, Michael Paladino and all the User Group leaders in Fort Smith, Springdale, Harrison, Jonesboro, Little Rock and…

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Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas UG

I’ll be presenting a Lap Around Windows Live Services and Mesh at the North Dallas .NET User Group meeting tomorrow night.  At this meeting you’ll learn about the Live Framework, our latest offering for developers programming against our Live Services from any device, platform, runtime, or programming language. See new and future services (such as…

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User Group Radio | Bringing community leaders together…

Jay Smith, one of the awesome community leaders in Northwest Arkansas, has created a new podcast series called User Group Radio.  The idea behind this podcast series is best summed up by jay Smith in the first UGR blog post: Over the last several years I have been involved with the developer community that has…

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Dallas Cloud Computing User Group

Mike Holdorf and Vince Blasberg have collaborated on putting together the inaugural meeting of the Dallas Area Cloud Computing User Group on January 21 from 6-8pm in the Dallas MTC.  It’s great to see the community so excited about embracing the latest Microsoft Cloud Computing technologies including Windows Azure, SQL Data Services and Windows Live…

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The night was humid…

… so we spent it at a local .NET User Group meeting!  If you’re looking for one, you can always check http://www.codezone.com, http://www.southcentraldevelopers.com or this blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoenig.  Here is the list of upcoming events that I just sent to the MSDN Flash editors: Friday, September 12, 2008 11:30 AM: Bartlesville .NET User Group Monthly…

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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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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…

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MVP Raymond Lewallen at NDDNUG

Microsoft MVP Raymond Lewallen is coming to the North Dallas .NET User Group on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:00 PM to present an in-depth look at Behavior Driven Development (BDD). BDD is driven by business value!   The practices of BDD include: Driving development from the outside-in Using examples to describe the behavior of the application,…

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Upcoming Events in South Central District

Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:00 AM: NTPCUG Microsoft ACCESS SIG – Regular monthly meeting: Special Guest Speaker Excel MVP Michael Alexander will show us some sample Tips for Power Users and give us an overview of what he will cover in his Power User Workshop for Access here in Dallas in October. Monday, August 18,…

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