Kevin Hazzard from PDC

Local C# (and more) guru Kevin Hazzard got interviewed at PDC, and is now famous: You go, Kevin! For those interested, the MDC Kevin mentions is the MSDN Developer Conference, and you can find out more, including your local event date/location, at


Team System Seminars from RDA Next Month

Just found out from one of our local luminaries in the Philly area, John Baird, that he’s going to be presenting at an event being run by our partner RDA in Philly and Reston, VA next month. The seminar is free, and will cover the following: Overview of the new features available in Microsoft Visual…


Samples Right Under Your Nose?

Did you know that there are samples built right into the Help section of Visual Studio 2008? I didn’t, but VB geek Chris Love pointed it out to me: So I have been having a problem designing a rather odd LINQ to EF statement the past week and I decided to contact my friend on…


jQuery Intellisense Documentation Available

I mentioned recently that we announced that we will be shipping the jQuery JavaScript library moving forward in Visual Studio and related products. Well the jQuery folks haven’t wasted any time making development of jQuery-enabled aps in Visual Studio 2008 even easier. Yesterday, they made available for download a JavaScript library that enhances the existing…


Not At PDC?

Many of you are probably aware that Microsoft is running a little event for developers this week called PDC. Some of you may already be there, but given the number of developers in the U.S. compared to the size of the LA Convention Center, it’s a good bet that many of you are not. If…


Events This Week – October 28th, 2008

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:00 PM: Capital Area .NET UG October Meeting: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Framework – The ASP.NET Framework is Microsoft’s latest framework for developing web applications, using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. This introductory session…


Reminder: TechDays DC Next Week

For folks who are not able to make it to PDC next week, fear not…there’s some good developer stuff for you, too, if you’re in the DC area. TechDays DC will be running October 28th-30th in Arlington, VA. Here’s the agenda: Oct. 28th – WebDev Fundamentals – Moving Beyond ASP.NET Topic 1: Introduction to ASP.NET…


Events This Week – October 21st, 2008

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (note the CMAP Code Camp THIS SATURDAY!): Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:00 PM: DC ALT.NET – A Look at Kanban Software Development – Kanban is gaining popularity thanks to a growing number of folks, including Corbis &…


ASMX vs. WCF, an airplane analogy

Keith Elder has what I think is a nice analogy of the difference between ASMX web services and WCF services: This question comes up a lot in conversations I have with developers.  “Why would I want to switch to ASMX services?” One analogy I have come up with to explain the difference between the two…


Events this Week – October 14th, 2008

A day late, due to the Columbus Day holiday, but here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (note in particular my upcoming appearance at BaltoMSDN this Wednesday, and the CMAP Code Camp on the 25th): Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:30 PM: October Pittsburgh .NET…