what would you do if you were a Microsoft Evangelist?

Anand asks a great question, and one I’d love to hear feedback on as well: I’ve been a Microsoft Evangelist for a few years now. From an inside-out perspective, it seems like things are going well. We spend a lot of time before a fiscal year begins laying out our goals. And typically, we do…

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Thom makes it official!

My developer evangelist counterpart in New England, Thom Robbins, who has been an amazing part of our team, posts about his new role as Director for .NET Marketing. As part of the new role, Thom will be relocating to Redmond. All of us on the east region DE team will miss his contributions, and I’m…


Kind words about the MS platform for Web 2.0 / AJAX

Coming from a LAMP, developer, these comments are nice to hear. I had the chance to meet the person who wrote this commentary at the technology summit he describes, and I’m glad to hear that he found the event both enjoyable and informative.


Get your local MSDN Flash

If you’re not already familiar with it, the MSDN Flash is an email newsletter that’s sent out on a bi-weekly basis with lots of interesting info for developers. You can also receive localized information, including local code camps, user groups, and other events in your area. In order to receive the local version of the…

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Upcoming MSDN events in PA

My colleague Lindsay Rutter, the Developer Community Champion covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, will be presenting a couple of MSDN Events next week in Allentown and Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the registration links: Allentown – 5/23/06 Pittsburgh – 5/25/06 and here’s the agenda: Session #1: Make it Simple – Language Enhancements…


Da Jersey DE is blogging!

Good news for developers in the NY/NJ area…my counterpart in Jersey, Peter Laudati, is now blogging. Peter’s a good guy with a lot of expertise to share, having come to our team from Microsoft Consulting Services, and having had a stint with the Patterns & Practices team. Definitely one to add to your blogroll.


Richmond .net February Meeting

Speaking of user group meetings, I’m doing one…tonight! That’s right, you can see ME…live and in person, talking about the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0! Please contain your excitement. 🙂 Actually, providers are indeed a pretty important part of what makes ASP.NET 2.0 rock. It’s because of providers that you can, at a moment’s notice,…


Submissions Closed for Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp

Per this news item, we have officially closed out the submission process for the upcoming Security Code Camp coming up next month at our Reston, VA office. We got a great response, and I’m very excited about the content we’ll be bringing to you…so register now!


Are you a developer working with the Federal Government?

Then you definitely want to check out the new group blog started by my DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) counterparts who cover the Federal space: http://blogs.msdn.com/FederalDev/ They’re off to a rollicking start with nearly 20 posts in less than a week. And even if you’re not a developer working with the federal government, there’s still lots…


MAD Security Code Camp: Speaker slots nearly full

As noted here, the speaker slots for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp are nearly gone. We have room for a couple more Best Practices talks, and that’s it! So if you’ve been holding back, don’t wait any longer, as we’ll be out of room long before the September 16th submission deadline. If you haven’t…

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