New England GiveCamp: Creating web applications for non-profits

The first ever New England GiveCamp will take place from June 11-13, 2010 at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (aka NERD) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. GiveCamp is a community-led and executed event at which teams of developers, designers, and other technical professionals are paired with area non-profit organizations to provide custom software such as…


Vistaprint Offers Daily Deals with IE Web Slice

Vistaprint offers small businesses everything they need to market their business. They offer high-quality printed marketing materials, promotional products and marketing services such as copywriting, design, websites and postcard mailing. Vistaprint has released an Internet Explorer Web Slice that you can add to your favorites bar that provides you with their deal of the day….


IASA FOUNDATION 101-102 Training Course in Boston July 19-23

Do you understand the basic principles and objectives of the IT architect? Can you describe the skills, capabilities and specializations in the field, including: software, infrastructure, business, and information architecture? Are role descriptions and career paths of the IT Architect in your organization commensurate with the global profession? This course will introduce you and your…


Silverlight Tips of the Day

  Looking for some quick tips regarding Silverlight development in an easy-to-digest format? Check-out these “Silver Snacks” below: Stay tuned to this web site for future updates. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: Silverlight


Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010

Last Month, Cameron Skinner from the VS2010 product team toured through the mid-west, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010.  During this tour, there were four main VS2010 features that Cameron covered in his talks: Understand the code Architecture Explorer Sequence Diagram Generation DGML Graphs and “Standard” Graphs Maintain…


Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The SDK and training kit each have a download option for .Net 3.5 and a download option for .Net 4.  Additionally, the .Net 4 training kit includes Windows Azure resources targeted at .Net…


Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 RTW Now Available

The final version of the Silverlight 4 Tools plug-in for Visual Studio is now available for download. Please proceed to the Getting Started page at Silverlight.NET to proceed with the download or click here for the direct link. Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes several features: Support for targeting Silverlight 4 in the…


Out-Of-Browser Authentication for RIA Services

Now that Silverlight applications can run out-of-browser, a common question that often arises is how to provide user authentication under this new deployment scenario. The reason this does not work is that the Browser networking stack handles cookies differently than the Client networking stack – which is used in OOB deployments. In this MSDN article,…


The Financial ROI on Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

To understand the financial impact of investing in the latest version of SharePoint, Forrester conducted in-depth interviews with 11 Microsoft customers that have started using the product and compiled their results and forward-looking expectations into a composite case study of a 5,000-worker professional services company. Here’s a short excerpt from the report: In conducting the…


Rangers: Practical Guidance for Visual Studio ALM

Looking for guidance on how to use all the great new ALM features in VS2010 and TFS2010?   In January 2010,  the Visual Studio ALM Rangers shipped a wave of new guidance, which has been revised and upgraded on an ongoing basis. The intention was to deliver guidance as early as possible to the early adopters…