Content from the Southwest District VS 2012 Roadshows

THANK YOU for everyone who attended the Visual Studio 2012 Roadshow at our office. We really appreciate your attendance, feedback, and interaction! My colleague, Steve Lange, and I gathered the content from the Denver, Lehi, and Tempe events and have posted them here: https://aka.ms/VS2012Roadshow Update 10/09/2012 – San Diego content Update 10/10/2012 – Irvine content,…

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. This toolkit is designed to make it easier for phone developers to leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.  The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit – March 2011 Updates

Today, the Ides of March, we released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety…

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Brian Harry showed TFS on Windows Azure

There was a lot of great things showcased during the first day of the Microsoft PDC 2010 on Oct 28, from development on Windows Phone 7 to new features available to Windows Azure. What was really neat to watch was Brian Harry up on stage during the keynote and talking how they got TFS to…

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Free Azure/VS 2010 Event in Denver and NYC

Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in information technology today.  Spend some time with Microsoft to see how your business can benefit from the cloud.  Learn Microsoft’s vision of cloud-computing and experience the Windows Azure cloud platform in-person.  The agenda for the day will be as follows: 9AM – 1PM Cloud computing overview…

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Updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Available

In case you missed the announcement, I know I did, we made a new Azure Platform Training Kit available on Dec 23. December Training Kit Contents: Hands On Labs Introduction to Windows Azure Exploring Windows Azure Storage Deploying and Monitoring Applications in Windows Azure Windows Azure: Worker Role Communication Federated Authentication in a Windows Azure…

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New MSDN and Visual Studio 2010

More and more information is becoming available every day on the new MSDN and Visual Studio 2010. For starters, the entire MSDN site has gotten an entirely new look. It has three different views: Classic, Lightweight Beta, and ScriptFree. You can switch between the different views by either select the Switch View option at the…

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Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio and Azure Services Training Kit

Windows Azure is a development, hosting, and management environment of the Azure Services Platform. This enables you to run applications at Internet scale while leverage the skills and tools you use today (programming in C#/VB.NET with Visual Studio). You probably already have Visual Studio loaded on your system. In order to fully understand the Windows…

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PDC is over…time to get back to work

I was able to attend the PDC this year. I haven’t attended one since 2001 when the development changed with the formal announcement of Hailstorm. Well, Hailstorm didn’t change development…it never even saw the light of day after PDC 2001. What changed the landscape back then was the announcement of .NET. Seven years later, .NET…

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