Visual Studio 2010 Launch Events – Ireland & Northern Ireland

Many of you have already received e-mail invites from us or from community organizations about the Visual Studio 2010 Launch events here in Ireland and Northern Ireland, so this is just a quick update about the events. We have a few prizes for folks who attend the events and folks who download VS2010 – details…


Stay Up-To-Date with Microsoft Tech Events

I get a lot of feedback from people that they have a hard time finding out about various tech events in Ireland & Northern Ireland.  For Microsoft developers, we have mtug.ie, dublinalt.net, microsoft.ie and a variety of other sources for tech events news. So I put together a Twitter alias for Microsoft tech events.  You…


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…


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. …


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)…


New Year, New Blog

Not mine, Microsoft’s! Microsoft is sporting a shiny new official blog here:  http://blogs.technet.com/microsoft_blog/.  This blog aims to “cover and add context around the top level news from the company and industry.”  I know a lot of people who have been asking for this for a long time, so keep an eye on it and let…


Web Innovators – It’s Time For MIX

MIX10 is finally open for registration and it’s going to be a fantastic event in Las Vegas this year.  The Gu and Bill Buxton are returning to keynote the conference and new speakers and topics are being added weekly. WHEN: March 15-17, 2010 WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, US WHO: Developers, Designers, and Anyone…


Life At Microsoft Part II

About a year ago, this video was posted which revealed that Microsoft geeks are incredibly competitive and that we love having code-offs.  I love this video & use it all the time in my talks and presentations. I was thrilled to find out the same team recently did a follow-up video which is equally hilarious. …


Catch Up on PDC Videos with MSDN & Channel 9

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time over the last few days trying to catch up on Microsoft PDC videos, especially all the Silverlight 4 announcements. Channel9 has done a great job of connecting with a lot of the PDC speakers and posting short interviews and in-depth conversations about their topics.  You can find…