Thanks, DC .NET!

My thanks to all of the folks who came out to my talk on WebMatrix, IIS Express, and Razor last night at the DC .NET User Group. As promised, here are the links to information relating to the topic: ASP.NET WebMatrix Site: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix WebMatrix Download: http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/download/ WebMatrix Beta Online Book: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/tutorials/1-getting-started-with-webmatrix-and-asp-net-web-pages IIS Express Beta docs:…


When Presentations Attack!

Scott Hanselman has shared a great story about the things that can happen before (and during) a technical presentation, particularly a complex one. My personal favorite demo-gone-bad moment from my 12+ years as a presenter was the Visual Studio Launch in Washington, DC, where I was demo monkey for Brian Goldfarb, and upon starting the…

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No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn!

Why do I have the Beastie Boys running through my head this morning? Oh yeah, it’s because I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY this week for VSLive! New York. I’m doing two sessions: Controlling AJAX when You’re Out of Control – Monday, September 8th, 1:45-3:00pm Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My! – Wednesday, September 10th, 9:45-11:00am…


VSLive! New York

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting at VSLive! New York in just over a month. I’ll be presenting on troubleshooting and managing AJAX and Javascript in applications where you may not have full control over the application. I may also have some additional announcements to make, so check back periodically. Hope to see…


Chris Bowen’s Blog : Tips from My Technical Presentations

I’ve posted some presentation tips in the past, so figured it would be a good idea to link to some really good ones posted by my fellow DE Chris Bowen. I really like ZoomIt (though it can be overdone), and it’s even easier to use now that all of the SysInternals tools are available online…


PowerPoint On The Zune

This sounds intriguing: PowerPoint Presentations On The Zune One of the things that I started using my Zune for within days after I bought it is PowerPoint presentations. By using pictures as slides the Zune is surprisingly effective for this task if you follow a few guidelines and best practices. Going forward I will refer…

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Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Web Applications

Join Knowlogy, Symphoniq, and yours truly for a lunchtime seminar on Monitoring and Troubleshooting web applications. Learn how to use tools to find hidden problems and bottlenecks that slow down your applications, and optimize your web application performance. There are two dates available: Tuesday, June 26th at 12pm at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston,…


Speaker Tips

With all the code camps going on this month (and next) in Mid-Atlantic, I thought I’d share some Speaker Resources, courtesy of the nice folks at CodeCampEvals.com. I’ve also been known to offer some tips on the subject myself…here’s one from a couple years back. Still worth trying if you’re still running on XP. I…


Richmond Code Camp 2 in just over a week!

Just a reminder that time is running out to register for the premier developer event in southern Virginia. Yes, that’s right, the second Richmond Code Camp is NEXT WEEKEND! In just over a week developers will descend on ECPI’s Innsbrook campus in Glen Allen, VA for a geekfest of epic proportions. You REALLY don’t want…


TODAY! Join us for FAQ Friday with Vishwas Lele!

Today is the first installment of a new series my team is calling devBrainPicks (we’re also running arcdevBrainPicks as well), which are opportunities for developers to pick the brains of a Microsoft Developer Evangelist, as well as any special guests they have along. Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Vishwas Lele, of Applied Information Sciences,…

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