FREE Download – Windows Phone 8 Book

Paul Thurrott, of Supersite for Windows fame, has finished the first edition of his Windows Phone 8 book, which he’s making available for FREE download via his website. Better still, you can influence future editions of the book by sharing your feedback. Just download the PDF, and drop Paul an email via his About…


MSDN Flash Mid-Atlantic Editorial for March 15th, 2011

For those who don’t subscribe, here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: In it, I cover why you should be looking forward to installing Visual Studio Service Pack 1, and share information on upcoming Web Camps and User Groups I’ll be speaking at in the near future, as well as…


Final version of Internet Explorer 9 is now available!

Go grab it at Enjoy the fastest IE ever, with industry-leading JavaScript speed, full hardware acceleration, and HTML 5 support. Then there’s pinned sites, which allows your favorite websites to provide quick shortcuts to frequently-visited pages, like Amazon does in the snapshot below: Or my personal favorite: And if you’re ready to go toe-to-toe…


Community Megaphone Podcast Show #25 – Starting a New Conference with Chad Green!

The latest episode of the Community Megaphone Podcast is up! In this episode, Andrew and guest host David Makogon talk to Chad Green, creator and organizer of CodepaLOUsa, about what’s involved in starting a new conference, why he wanted to subject himself to the amount of work involved, as well as his passion for ALM…


Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Available March 8th for MSDN Subscribers, general availability March 10th

Great news! Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 will be available tomorrow for download for MSDN Subscribers, and will be generally available for download on March 10th, 2011. While the Service Pack is mostly focused on improvements in response to feedback on Visual Studio 2010, one new feature I want to highlight is the integration…


Show us Your Apps!

I am loving my Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7, and I’m working on a couple of apps that I think folks will like (details to come). Are you working on an app? Would you like to become a Windows Phone 7 developer? Now’s the time to get your applications in the marketplace, and be part…


Tampa/Orlando Web Platform Firestarter Content and Links

Thanks to all of the folks who came out for the Web Platform Firestarter events that Chris Bowen and I presented this week. If you’d like the slides from our presentations, you can find Chris’ slides via this post, and mine are available here. Additionally, some of the questions during the event prompted me to…


Slides from my DC Web Platform Firestarter, plus a Visual Studio / IE9 Workaround

My thanks to all of the folks who came out for yesterday’s Web Platform Firestarter at our DC office yesterday. The room was packed tighter than a can of sardines, and I particularly appreciate everyone’s patience as we got the room squared away in the morning. I promised that I would post a link to…


IMPORTANT! Patch now available for ASP.NET POET Vulnerability

Scott Guthrie has all the details, and links to manual installs for the patches if you don’t want to wait until they show up on Windows Update. If your site is hosted remotely, you should check with your web host to find out when they plan to install the patch.


Visual Basic Comes to Windows Phone 7!

Well, if you were waiting for Visual Basic support before jumping on the Windows Phone 7 bandwagon, guess what? Time to start jumping! We’ve just released a CTP of Visual Basic support for the final release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. As with any CTP (community technology preview), you should install this in…