Windows Phone XNA Educational Content Update – July 2011

At the start of the month a couple new educational items came out for XNA Game Studio developers. The product teams also relased some game-related updated to the Visual Basic samples as well. Head over to to check out these new items, as well as the full range of content available to get you…


HTML5 WebCamps for USA-East – August 2011

Join us at HTML5 Web Camp to hear all about the next wave of web standards including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, and more. We’ll introduce you to the latest trends in HTML5 for web application development and show you how to get started today. HTML5 Web Camp features a full day of content on HTML5 and…


Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit – June 2011 Update – Now with ALM!

The June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Traning Course was released recently. In the course are a variety of videos and hands on labs to help you with things like Azure, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Workflow, WCF, C# 4.0, VB10, F#, ASP.NET 4.0, and Parallel computing. Overall the course has…


Naples Windows Phone Garage II / XAPFest Photos

Special thanks to John Dunagan / SouthWest Florida .NET and everyone else who came out to the Windows Phone Garage / XAPFest in Naples on Thursday, June 23rd. Lots of apps were worked on and several were actually published during the event. We also “found” some really cool ones already out there like Rahul “rebel”…


Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament – July 13 2011 – $5,000 grand prize (wow)

WIN THE GRAND TOURNAMENT and take home $5,000! Announcing the Rock Paper Azure Challenge International Grand Tournament July 13, 2011 Will your bot have what it takes to crush the coding competition? Play and find out! The Rock Paper Azure Challenge puts a modern twist to this classic game: instead of manually throwing rock, paper…


SQL Saturday #79 – South Florida – August 13, 2011

REGISTRATION OPEN / CALL FOR SPEAKERS OPEN What:    SQL Saturday #79 South Florida When:   Saturday, August 13, 2011 Where:  Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796 – Building 21 URL: , Why:     SQL topics with a smattering of dev sprinkled in. Hosted in one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Florida….


Upgrading My Dell Venue Pro to 32gb – Joey did a bad, bad thing

Joey did a bad, bad thing. I violated the warranty on my Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone. But sometimes good comes with bad. From my take, the “bad thing” was voiding the warranty on this particular Dell Venue Pro. But so far I think its worth it. The good thing I did was take my…


HTML5 Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1

I’m not normally a reblogger, but is a “necessary share”. The VS team just released the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1. The VS team have focused on bringing the HTML5 support up-to-date, adding CSS 3 support and bring more new API’s to the JavaScript…


Jacksonville .NET CodeCamp #7 – August 27, 2011

A Florida .net programmer said to me yesterday, “I miss codecamps, we haven’t had one in a while.” Well, good news. As one of the locals put it, “the codecamp season has come around again”. Jacksonville .NET CodeCamp VII (yes, seven) is happening in August. Details below… What: Jacksonville .NET CodeCamp VIIWhere: Jacksonville, FL -…


Tampa Windows Phone Developer Group Kickoff – June 28, 2011

Russ Fustino has decided to start a Windows Phone 7 Developer Group in the Tampa Bay Area. The first meeting will be Tuesday, June 28 6:00 PM at the Tampa Microsoft office. The speaker will be Joe Healy of Microsoft on Windows Phone Mango for Developers. He’ll be covering the Mango-enhanced areas, showing off the…