Silverlight on Linux: Big News from the XML 2007 Conference

Miguel de Icaza demoed the Moonlight project at the XML 2007 Conference in Boston this week!  He said the first version (Moonlight 1.0) would be released within six months.  Moonlight 2.0 is expected to ship six-twelve months after Silverlight 2.0 ships. Moonlight, if you’ve never heard of it, is the joint venture project between Novell…


Silverlight 2.0 Announced

Silverlight 1.1 2.0 recently highlighted some exciting news!  First of all, obviously we have the name change from 1.1 to 2.0.  The team blogs, including Scott Guthrie’s, mention that they realized there was simply too much in the next release to kid themselves into thinking it was an extension release instead of a wholly new…


Local Microsoft User Groups and Communities

  Another great (and fun 🙂 way to learn more about Microsoft technologies is to join a local user group. At the moment, we have a number of offline and online local developer user groups that get together regularly to talk about Microsoft technologies and share experiences. All the groups are run completely independently of Microsoft and…

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Microsoft Ireland Developer Events

Mix 08 ·         Date and Time: March 5 – 7, 2008 ·         Location:  The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US Description: Now in its third year, MIX is an intimate opportunity for cutting-edge technical, creative and business strategists to engage Microsoft in a conversation about the future of the web. Come explore the…

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Free 1 day training event for ISVs on VS 2008 in Microsoft Ireland

For those ISVs in Ireland who are using or planning to use Visual Studio 2008, we’re running a free 1 day Visual Studio 2008 training event in Sandyford on December 17th, covering such topics as LINQ, what’s new in C# 3.0 and so on. So, if you’are an ISV in Ireland, and are interested please contact…

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QuMIX! MIX at Queen’s University in Belfast

Today I went up to Belfast with Vincent Vergonjeanne and Liam Cronin to present at QuMIX ’07.  Mike McMeekin, who is a Microsoft Student Partner at Queen’s University Belfast did a fabulous job setting up the afternoon, so special thanks go to him and all of his hard work. The afternoon included a session on…


This Just In: Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for VS 2008 Now Available!

I wasn’t kidding about all of the cool stuff happening as soon as I’m gone!  On Monday afternoon an updated version of the Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha was released.  This version will work with the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008. This means that all the great features you know and love from Silverlight Tools…


XNA European Tour Hits Dublin

Yesterday in Trinity College something landed.  Something big.  Something new and fun.  Something that might keep me up late at night… The XNA European Tour began right here in Dublin, filling two 150-person lecture halls for the entire day with 300+ students and game developers.  In fact we had been expecting half of that, but…


ISVs in Ireland – want to showcase your Office Business Applications (OBAs)?

OBACentral may be of interest to those of you in Ireland who are developing OBAs – i.e. line-of-business (LOB) applications that leverage the Microsoft Office 2007 system via add-ins / extensions to apps such as Word, Excel, Outlook and of course Sharepoint to help solve business problems. As an ISV you can use OBA Central to get…

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Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit – Now Available to Download

All you ever wanted to know about Visual Studio 2008, in a box :-). Well, downloadable anyway. The technologies covered in the kit include: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management.  You can download the entire training kit from here. It includes demos, presentations, hands-on-labs…

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