My Slides and demos available for Designing Windows Store Apps, Windows Store for HTML Developers and Azure Mobile Services from #NewEraOfWork

Microsoft’s New Era of Work came to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh this past two weeks giving developers a chance to jump first hand into Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and all things Windows Azure.  There was a ton of content to experience including simultaneous dev tracks throughout the day, keynotes, Surface hardware, and partners showcasing some…

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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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My time at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009

What is it? The PDC has traditionally been held when Microsoft has something big to announce instead of an annual event.  In the past that meant announcing the .NET Framework in 2002, Longhorn in 2003, Office 12 in 2005 and last year’s PDC announcement was Windows Azure. My first PDC was in 2005 and it…

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Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference (EntDevCon) Live Streaming today!

Tired of hearing from Microsoft about their Solutions?  Want to hear real stories from real customers and partners?  It’s time to Go Beyond Hello World – it’s time for the EntDevCon. Doug Hauger, GM of Windows Azure, will be kicking of the Keynote at the sold-out EntDevCon this morning at 9AM EST.  Can’t make it…

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Exciting new stuff from Microsoft! The MIX09 Announcements.

Lots of exciting announcements were made recently at the MIX09 conference.  I didn’t get to attend in person this year but I tweeted throughout the keynote and event.  Yes that is my tweet highlighted in the above screenshot while “The Gu” is talking on stage.  Got to love the convergence of social media on the…

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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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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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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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