Announcing the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Philly Appathon March 25th to May 7th

Via DaveDev.net… Update April 3rd, 2013 – The contest is now for BOTH Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 Apps!   I am pleased to announce that Microsoft and Philly.NET are hosting another Windows Store App contest!  Since the launch of Windows 8 the Windows Store as given developers the opportunity to sell their apps…

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Another reason to attend your local Microsoft Usergroup – getting to meet the Visual Studio Product Team!

Visual Studio Product Tour comes to Philly As part of the recent launch for Visual Studio 2010 the Visual Studio Team is going out on tour to visit local usergroups and customers.  We were lucky enough to have Scott Wiltamuth, Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Languages, visit Philly.NET Monday night to give an overview…

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The local Microsoft .Net Community and why you SHOULD attend a CodeCamp

What is a Code Camp? The idea behind a Code Camp started a few years back from inside the community itself.  The principal is simple – get a bunch of people together on the weekend and learn from each other.  The events are usually free (or charge a nominal fee to cover food/logistics) and offer…

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My trip to Microsoft’s MIX10 Conference

  The Keynotes I felt this years keynotes told a cohesive story better than any Microsoft conference I’ve been to.  After months of hearing about 3 Screens and a Cloud we saw a fulfillment on that promise.  Demo after demo the same tools (VS2010/Blend4) and the same framework (Silverlight) were used to create applications that…

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Looking to create a more compelling experience for your users? Silverlight? WPF? Expression? Does it all sound like gibberish? The Mid Atlantic Roadshow is coming to your backyard!

From the Cheesesteaks of Philadelphia to the crab cakes of Maryland my fellow geeks Dani Diaz and G. Andrew Duthie are hitting the road and coming to you!  If you have been curious about the latest releases of Developer and Designer tools from Microsoft but don’t know where to start these events are for you. …

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