MSDN TechDays is Coming to Dallas!

Are you ready for a GeekFest?  We’re pulling out all the stops to make the next MSDN event a memorable one!  MSDN TechDays is a three-day geek-out covering a variety of topics for ITPros, Developers and Architects.  We’re holding the first ever MSDN TechDays on November 18-20 at the Dallas Convention Center.  Here’s an overview…

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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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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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Speeding up Vista boots

I know it’s usually tacky to link blog, but this is too good to pass up.  Phil Wheat posted a great tip yesterday on speeding up your boot time on Windows Vista.  Here’s the post: Catching up on posts, and saw that Bryant Likes (over at my former company, Avanade) had picked up on an…

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Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007

For all the talk that I continue to hear about how Windows is not a safe operating system, I’m really glad to see independent groups such as ZDNet putting out studies such as this one: » Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007 | Zero Day | ZDNet.com I love this chart from the article:…

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ALT.NET Conference 2007

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the first ever ALT.NET conference, held in beautiful Austin, TX. Not only was it a great excuse to visit one of my favorite cities in the US, and see my Mom (who never thinks we bring the kids over to see her enough) it was an…

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Scrape and Load

One of the interesting things about using Release Candidate, Beta, Alpha, Pre-Alpha, Developer Preview, Community Technology Preview and – since I’ve joined Microsoft – the famous "Dogfood" builds of products is the frequent reformatting of the ole’ hard drive to put a clean version of the OS on it.  I’ve come to think of this…

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Webmaster Jam Session 2007

I’m happy to announce that Microsoft will be sponsoring, participating and speaking at the upcoming Webmaster Jam Session 2007 in Dallas, TX on Sept 21 and 22 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel downtown.  This is a great event for bringing designer and developers together to talk about web application design and development.  There are some…

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Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp – This Weekend!!!

Looks like this weekend is going to be *very* busy for me 🙂  I’m presenting a 2-part session at Houston TechFest on Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Silverlight, and then driving right over to the Houston BarCamp to present on Microsoft Silverlight.  Hope to see you there! Here’s the flyer data from the Houston TechFest. …

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Houston TechFest 2007

Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest.  Brad Abrams, GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more) will be presenting a keynote address, and yours truly will be…

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