MSDN Roadshows Coming to a City Near You

I already announced our upcoming Mid-Atlantic Roadshow stops for this next quarter, but I figured those of you who read my blog who aren’t in Mid-Atlantic might be interested in finding out about the roadshows coming to your area. Thankfully, my colleague Peter Laudati already put together a list of the events, which I’m reproducing…

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The Great PHP on Windows Contest

Do you code PHP? Would you like to win a 52” Digital HD home entertainment system, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago for php|tek 2010? Or an XBOX 360? I thought so…then listen up. Head over to http://phparch.com/win, and find out all the details, including how to win, and sign up for free. There’s…

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Countdown to Visual Studio 2010

In anticipation of the launch of Visual Studio 2010 next March, I wanted to have some bling on my blog counting down the days ‘til the launch. The Visual Studio folks put together an HTML/CSS/JS widget that looked pretty cool, but was fixed  width, and wouldn’t fit the somewhat narrow sidebar on my blog. So…

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XAML PowerToys for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

If you’re starting to work with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (and you should be, particularly if you’re doing WPF or Silverlight, Karl Shifflett has posted a new XAML PowerToys for the Cider designer in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. The release includes a Grid Layout tool, as well as new menu options that provide…

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Events This Week – October 26th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference Tuesday,…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – October Preview

Just got word via David Makogon that there’s a new release of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit available, the October Preview release. So if you’re itching to dig into what’s coming in the next version of Visual Studio and .NET, the training kit has hands-on labs, demos, and presentations on…

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Events This Week – October 21st, 2009

I feel a bit guilty for getting this out late this week, but I’ve been under the weather for the last few days, so what can you do? Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here!

If you’re an MSDN Subscriber, you can download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 now via subscriber downloads. If you’re not, don’t fret, you’ll be able to get Beta 2 in just a couple of days. The nice folks at the 10-4 show have been kind enough to record a show walking you through the process…

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Use Bing Search Background Photos As Windows 7 Wallpaper

A co-worker sent this to me via email…way cool use of the new slide show feature of the Windows 7 desktop wallpaper, which apparently supports downloading images via RSS: Daily Bing search engine images consist of awesome collection of photos from amazing nature photos to holiday sensitive events. If you too don’t care (like me)…

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Clearing the ***Sparks : small & mighty

My fellow DE, Dani Diaz, has posted some useful information to help clarify the various *Spark programs Microsoft is offering for the Student, Startup, and Website Developer communities: As I mentioned in the last MSDN Flash edition, we are in a Sparking mode lately. To clear some of the confusion, I want to share the…

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