Channel 9 has the goods on WinFS

The folks at Channel 9 have posted a video of the WinFS team talking about Beta 1. Check it out here.


Visual Studio 2005 FastTips

Brought to you by the friendly folks on the East Region Developer Evangelist team (that’s myself and my counterparts up and down the east coast): We are pleased to announce Weekly Fast Tips a new subscription service to help you use the Visual Studio Team System 2005 more fully for Microsoft East Region developers, the…

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Good least privilege blog entry

Nigel Watling, one of my fellow evangelists who works out of Redmond, and who got the nod to present my session on least privilege for developers at Tech-Ed EMEA, has posted a good entry on least privilege on his blog. My favorite bit is the following: The idea of least privilege is to limit the damage…

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MAD Code Camp 1 is in the books!

Bagels and pastries: hundredsDevelopers: 200Sessions: 29Pizzas: 25Hours: 12Tracks: 5 The experience: Priceless I’m finally recovered enough from Mid-Atlantic Code Camp 1 to blog about it. What a day. I arrived at 7:40am to find that several people had arrived that early to make sure they’d get there on time (check-in started at 9am). Because of…

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Schedule clarification for MAD Code Camp!

If you’re planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp this Saturday, please plan to arrive by 9am. I just realized that the current session schedule shows the first session starting at 10:15am. Unfortunately, I neglected to add the registration and keynote times on the schedule, something I’ll remedy this evening. My apologies for any confusion. I…

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Two great ways to give us (MS) Feeback

Ever wanted to give Microsoft feedback or suggestions on products? While I’m always happy to hear suggestions, comments, or complaints from customers, the reality is that unless it’s about a product built by a team I know people on, telling me may not be the most efficient way to effect change. 🙂 So, for developer tools…


MAD Code Camp is SOLD OUT!

The first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is now sold out! OK, it’s a free event, so we can’t really be “sold out”, but we have reached our registration limit for the event. The good news is that we do have a small waitlist available, so if you’re quick, you might still be able to attend, so…

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Belated Congrats to Stan Spotts…

…my counterpart in the Greater Pennsylvania District, who just recently completed his first Code Camp in Philadelphia. Sounds like it was a blast. If you want to experience Code Camp, our first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is coming up in less than two weeks in Reston, VA. We’re more than 2/3rds full, so register soon if…


Thanks, NoVaSQL!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for my talk on data-driven ASP.NET 2.0 apps at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group. I enjoyed presenting to the group, and I hope everyone found the content useful. Want me to come speak at your group? Contact me through the Contact…


Raleigh Code Camp Tomorrow

From the “better late than never” file, I wanted to let folks know that tomorrow will be the Raleigh, NC Code Camp, and I’ll be presenting on the web track at 8:45am on ASP.NET 2.0. If you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area, please come on out and experience this event.  

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