#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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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…

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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…

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Deck and Demos from DELL MDC

As promised, here are my deck and demos from the MDC event at Dell on Thursday.  I had a really great time at the event, and I hope you enjoyed my session on ASP.NET 4.0 Futures!  Please let me know if you have any questions. Don’t forget – the code in these demos features the…

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Mesh-enabled Applications – Part 1: Getting Started

This is the first in a series of posts around creating a Mesh-enabled web applications using all the new bits released at PDC 2008.  the intent is to introduce you to the process of building Mesh-enabled web applications, and get your first app up and running quickly.  I’ll try to be thorough about how I…

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PDC Day 2 – Windows 7, Windows Live, Mesh and Office Online

Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures. Windows 7 Both Windows Server 2008 R@ and Windows 7 will have the ability to boot from a VHD as well as mount a VHD like a normal drive or create a VHD on the fly –…

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Get ready for MIX09

I know that PDC starts on Monday, but it’s never too early to start thinking about MIX!  Those of you who went last year know what an amazing conference MIX is, and those that didn’t should definitely make plans to attend this year.  Held every year in the spring at the Venetian Hotel in Las…

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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…

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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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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…

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