See the Future of the Web & Interaction at reMIX Dublin 11

    Register early for these free developer and UX seminars to avoid disappointment (running in Dublin on 9th June).   Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at reMIX. reMIX Dublin brings you the best of Microsoft’s premier web & devices conference (MIX) at no cost to you. All you need to do is…

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Jesse Liberty Visiting Ireland and Northern Ireland

We’ve had such amazing visiting speakers lately, and joining us shortly is Jesse Liberty, self-confirmed Silverlight Geek. Jesse is visiting Dublin, Belfast and Cork to talk about Silverlight development, and as Jesse has created a lot of the training content on http://silverlight.net, you won’t get a more seasoned Silverlight expert! Jesse works for Scott Guthrie,…


Live At MIX10

If you’ve seen me at all in the last few weeks, I’ve probably been gushing about MIX10.  Now in its fifth year, MIX is the Microsoft event I’ve been dying to go to, year after year. And now I’m here, in Las Vegas.  And MIX10 starts in around 48 hours.     If you’re here, too,…


BizSparkCamp Dublin – March 8th

Everything is locked and loaded for BizSparkCamp Dublin on March 8th at the Radisson Hotel on Golden Lane. As part of the local BizSpark programme, Microsoft Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and TechLudd are delighted to announce BizSparkCamp 2010 featuring Innovate! PitchSlam – an event designed to help accelerate Irish Startups’ businesses and provide the opportunity to…


Zune HD Touch Programming with XNA

Even though I’m in love with my Zune 120, when I learned that I could be writing multi-touch games in XNA for the Zune HD, it didn’t take much to convince me (the recent price drop plus Bing cash back helped, too).  I probably would have bought one even sooner if the Newark airport had…


Windows Phone 7 Series – Free Dev Tools and Support for MIX attendees

I know we’ve all been calling it the Zune Phone for a while now, but whatever it is it’s public news and it’s gorgeous.  I’ve been getting a few questions about writing applications for it, so I thought I’d throw this out there.  MIX is traditionally a conference for web developers and designers, but they’ve…


Silverlight Superstar Tim Heuer Visits Dublin!

I am thrilled that Tim Heuer is coming to visit Dublin to kick off the Dublin Microsoft Technology User Group’s first meeting of 2010! As a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Silverlight Team, Tim joins us for a talk about What’s New in Silverlight 4 and Using Silverlight for building Line-of-Business (LOB) Applications. …


More XNA News: Dream.Build.Play Registration Ends Today

The annual XNA competition, Dream.Build.Play, closes its registration at the end of today (January 18th). If winning $100,000 sounds pretty good to you and you have a great idea for a killer Xbox 360 game, check out http://www.dreambuildplay.com.  Today is the last day to register to compete, and games can be submitted starting tomorrow until…


XNA Creators Club: Developer Talk Series

Want to learn about some exciting new developments in XNA?  Would you like to hear live from experts?  Starting this month, the Developer Talk Series by the XNA Creators Club hosts monthly discussions with expert developers and people working with XNA technology.  Upcoming topics include “Getting Started with Custom Shaders” in January, “First Impressions Matter:…


Silverlight Jumpstart – Update

I have received a lot of e-mails about the Silverlight Jumpstart program for January.  While I’m writing back to everyone, I wanted to post an update to let you know what’s going on with it. Unfortunately due to resources and time being low on the team (we’ve had some team members shuffling around a bit)…