REMINDER: Developer Dinner on Parallel Computing in Reston, VA

Dr. Z, who now runs the Developer Dinner Series for Partners, just posted a reminder about the dinner next week: Monthly Developer Dinner Event — Parallel Computing, Oct. 27, 2010, Reston VA The dinner is from 6-8pm.  Don’t miss it!

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Watch PDC10 via Live Broadcast for FREE

For the first time, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be broadcast live for anyone to watch without having to pay a conference fee. The player/agenda is live now at http://player.microsoftpdc.com/. Go check it out!

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First Published Government App for Windows Phone 7

Pat, who is one of my teammates, just blogged about a project he’s been working on with Sunlight Labs.  It’s an app called Congress for Windows Phone 7.  Check it out: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/10/17/introducing-the-first-public-sector-application-for-windows-phone-7.aspx

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bit.ly plugin for Windows Live Writer

If you use a custom bit.ly account for shortening urls and then tracking clicks across things like twitter, facebook, emails, blogs, etc., then you’ll surely find the bit.ly plugin for Windows Live Writer useful.

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Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010

I always hesitate to publish a blog post that is just a link to someone else’s.  However, sometimes you just want to make sure people know certain posts exists.  This is one from Paul Stubbs (@PaulStubbs on twitter) qualifies: Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010 – http://bit.ly/bC0yi8

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Big Windows Phone 7 Announcements Today!

You will be able to watch the announcements live today starting at 9:30 eastern from: http://bit.ly/wp7live If you prefer not to watch the video, but just check in on what’s being announced, check out engadget’s liveblog: http://bit.ly/ewp7live Don’t forget to download the free tools from: http://bit.ly/pswp7sdk Once you have the tools, you will surely want…

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Share your ideas about phone apps with a Government focus

Joel just published a blog post on my team’s blog about a site we’ve created to get more people thinking about building apps with a government focus: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/10/07/citizen-phone-app-ideas.aspx Check it out and please help spread the word.

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The unofficial biography of Microsoft, ASP.NET, Ajax, and jQuery

The Microsoft Ajax strategy has been a bit of a winding road.  Even if you’ve kept up with the evolution, as I have, you might be a little confused.  Today, Scott Guthrie published a blog post announcing that Microsoft’s first submissions to jQuery are official.  There was a corresponding blog post on the jQuery blog. …

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Don’t miss the DC Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch this week!

Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new, full-service Marketplace for selling your apps. We want…

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