Frank La Vigne on the Silverlight Showcase

Frank‘s Silverlight Christmas card made the Silverlight Showcase. Congrats, Frank! I was very happy to learn that my Christmas is Going to the Dogs card made it into the Silverlight Showcase, as well get mentioned both on Tim Sneath’s blog and in Silverlight Cream. Thanks for the shout outs and I hope that success won’t…

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Philly.NET Code Camp 2008.1 Call for Speakers

From the fine folks at the Philly.net User Group: Philly.net is planning three Code Camp events in 2008. They will be spaced four months apart with the first on January 12. We have a new venue at DeVry University and hope to get 400 attendees. We are looking for speakers to fill 48 sessions. You…

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Zune 2 and Recorded HDTV from Windows Media Center

The recent release of Zune 2 has been sort of a good news / bad news situation for those of us who use Windows Media Center to record TV and/or movies. The original Zune desktop software did not support the dvr-ms format used by Windows Media Player Center (thanks for the correction, David) at all,…

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Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?

Windows Home Server is on my list of “need to get” gadgets (just as soon as I’m out of the doghouse for the last gadget I bought), whether that’s by purchasing a pre-built system like the HP, or building my own, so I’m finding the marketing campaign pretty amusing: Earlier I posted about our new…

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Running Code Camps

Some great advice from Dave Noderer: A week or two ago a few guys wanting to get some ideas about running code camps. It has taken on a life of it’s own but here are some notes I made based on running code camps in South Florida. I’ll edit and add to this as the…

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Zune Media Collection Reset Tool

If you have been seeing issues with your song/album metadata after upgrading to the V2 Zune software, you may want to try the Zune Media Collection Reset Tool. I was able to resolve the few issues I had with my collection by wiping and re-syncing my Zune 30, so I haven’t had need to try…

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Announcing PDC 08

Mark your calendars! Save the Date! Announcing PDC08 October 27–30, 2008Pre-conference October 26, 2008Los Angeles, California OK, OK. We are delighted to announce the date and location of the next Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC): October 27–30, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects…

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WF/WPF Master Class Coming to Reston

My friend and local Regional Director, Brian Noyes, is going to be teaching a Master Class on Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation the week of December 10th-14th at the Microsoft office in Reston, VA. Anyone who’s met Brian knows that he’s super-smart, and a great presenter. So while this one’s not free, if…

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Hearing Line-In input on Vista on Dell laptop

Admittedly, a somewhat esoteric topic/tip, but I ran into this recently, so I figured there may be other folks who can benefit… I’ve got a Dell Latitude D820 laptop, running 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate, and I’ve occasionally wanted to be able to use my laptop as a speaker system for my Zune when I’m on…

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Add Silverlight video to your blog

Brad Abrams notes: Thanks to the folks in Expression Media and the Silverlight Streaming it is now amazingly easy to add video (or other Silverlight content to you blog with Windows Live Writer.  With nearly any blog host, you can write your blog, “Insert Silverlight Video”, have it positioned just where you want it in…

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