I love when event attendees put what they’ve learned into action

When I’m traveling around for events, I always enjoy talking to attendees who are excited about we’re presenting. However I get more excited hearing back from attendees who have actually done cool stuff with what they’ve learned. Here’s some great feedback from an attendee to one of our Windows Phone developer tools launch events. Glen,…

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Silverlight 5 announced at today’s Silverlight Firestarter

Today’s Silverlight Firestarter event featured a keynote from Scott Guthrie where he revealed lots of great new features coming in Silverlight 5. Given the fact that the announcements were not accompanied by the availability of downloadable beta (or even CTP) bits, I’m pretty sure it was an important way to calm the angst of those…

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Live viewing of the Silverlight Firestarter in Alpharetta on December 2

Hopefully many of you have seen the upcoming Silverlight Firestarter on December 2nd. In addition to great sessions on the agenda, you’ll hear ScottGu himself give a glimpse into what’s coming next for this platform. If you want an even more dynamic experience, join the Atlanta Silverlight meetup in the Microsoft Alpharetta office that day…

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Show us your app on Windows Phone and win!

Is your app on Windows Phone? Submit it to http://www.myappisonwindowsphone.com/ and you can get a free t-shirt, and if you’re one of the first 75 to submit, you’ll get rebate on your first year’s markeplace registration fee. Check the site for details, and good luck! Please note that you need to be a resident of…

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Get your applications featured in the CNET Windows 7 Optimized showcase

Contrary to popular perception, mobile devices are not the biggest market for commercial software these days. There have been over 240 million licenses of Windows 7 sold already, and each one is a potential customer for your applications. And while there are many distribution channels for your software on the web, CNET Download.com is one…

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Windows Azure and Web Development Firestarters–free training events in the Southeast

Don’t miss these great opportunities for free training coming up in the next few months. Windows Azure Firestarters Is cloud computing still a foggy concept for you? Have you heard of Windows Azure, but aren’t quite sure of how it applies to you and the projects you’re working on? Join your Microsoft Developer Evangelists for…

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Microsoft Integration Architects group forming in Atlanta

Are you an integration architect working with Microsoft technologies based in the Atlanta area? What a coincidence, some enterprising IAs have just kicked off a Microsoft Integration Architects meetup in Atlanta. Check out their charter from their website: Microsoft Integration Architects (MIA) is a community organization for all users, developers, administrators and other related professionals…

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Live PDC viewing Parties in Atlanta, New York and Malvern

October 28, 2010 – PDC10 Viewing Party Watch it via Live Broadcast at a Microsoft Office PDC10 is sold out, but you can still join the excitement via the live stream on October 28. Come out to a local Microsoft office (listed below) and experience these great sessions together with your peers. Watching the live…

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Resources for Windows Phone 7 developer sessions

Here are links to resources, demos and slide decks for my recent Windows Phone 7 presentations. The recently announced AppHub (http://create.xna.com/) is your one stop shop for getting started creating and deploying applications and games for Windows Phone and Xbox 360. Spend some time in the Education section, an amazing amount of Windows Phone developer…

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Montgomery, AL–Windows Phone 7 overview–October 18

Join me on October 18 at AUM (Business College, Room 208) for a presentation on developing for Windows Phone 7. I’ll be giving an overview of the new Windows Phone application platform, how to build apps in Silverlight and XNA for the phone, and how to get published in the Windows Phone Marketplace. I’ll even…

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