Just announced – all MDC attendees will be receive a Windows 7 Beta 1 DVD

As you may have already heard Microsoft is taking all of the great content from PDC2008 and bringing into your own back yard.  The event is called MDC (MSDN Developer Conference) and is a great way to not only network with your peers but also . Now there is one more reason to check out…

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The power of a simple gift – put a smile on a child’s face this holiday.

One of the charities my wife and I give to each year is Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child.  It is as simple as packing a shoebox with a small gift.  Some of these children have never been given a gift, let alone have a toy to play with.  Think about that for a second. …

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Announcing MDC – the very best of PDC coming to a location near you.

Heard what the critics are saying about PDC2008? “Microsoft articulated the clearest strategy I’ve seen anywhere for the PC, mobile device and Web service. Apple has got nothing even close.” – Joe Wilcox in Microsoft Watch “Suddenly they look focused as a company and I’m seeing them execute as a company,” said Rob Enderle, president…

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Silverlight 2 released – get all the info!

Silverlight 2 has gone RTM!  Read the full press release here.     Grab the Visual Studio Tools, Expression Blend Service Pack and updated Deep Zoom Composer here. If you already have a Beta version of Silverlight 2 installed you will be prompted to upgrade to the release version the first time you hit an…

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PDC2008 is in 3 weeks. A Boy Band, a WomenBuild Event and Windows 7!

Time for a little morning fun.  Check out the PDC boy band.  I have made some happy geek songs in my life (I’ve definitely been doing the Warhammer dance of joy this past week) but these guys have outdone themselves!   "PDC Two Thousand N Eight – Windows Seven is coming and I can’t wait!"…

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New Gates/Seinfeld episode is out and it has people laughing

As mentioned previously, the Gates/Seinfeld ad campaign has kicked off.  There was some mixed reactions to the first episode I don’t think people really got what it was all about.  I even talked a little about that here.  With the newly released second episode things are starting to come together.   And, surprise it is…

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I’ll be at VSLive! New York this week

I can hardly believe two months have passed already since I blogged about being at VSLive.  If you are in the area, feel free to drop in on my session Tuesday morning and say hello.      Looks to be a lot of great sessions going on.  I just love dev conferences – the vibe,…

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Microsoft – a consumer brand?

By now you probably have heard about the $300 million dollar add campaign Microsoft will be undertaking.  As in all things on the Internet – there is a lot of buzz around what that money will be spent on.  Most of which are wrong.   For example, your typical Internet-savy user (who are the ones reading…

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A sign of today’s ever changing Enterprise Developer – the Podcasting Kit for Microsoft SharePoint

There is some exciting things going on with our Enterprise customers today.  It started as a small trickle – Instant Messaging and portal collaboration.  Peoples eyes began to open and the whole "Web 2.0 in the Enterprise" buzz began.  Then came SharePoint and the ability to easily add things like Presence Awareness (why send that…

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