Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

Last night ALT.NET and Dublin MTUG held a joint event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin city centre to show off Windows Phone 7 and talk about building applications and games. Despite being serenaded by an ice cream truck, deafened by alarm sirens and evacuated from the building due to the faulty alarm, I…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


PDC – Be There Virtually

I’m not in Los Angeles this week for the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference.  Which is unfortunate, because yesterday all attendees were given free ASUS multi-touch laptops.  And besides the exciting giveaways, there have been some very exciting new announcements like the availability of both the Surface SDK and the new Silverlight.net 4 beta. However I’m…


Surface SDK Available on Microsoft Download Center

Perfect timing!  I had a great time talking with people about the Microsoft Surface device last weekend at BarCamp Cork, and now the Surface SDK has been released this week at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference. Previously, to design and build applications for the Surface, one needed to purchase a Surface Development unit, which as you…


Upcoming Talks and Events

November just started and it’s shaping up to be quite a busy month already. The Silverlight Jumpstart course I mentioned previously on my blog kicks off its second round this week at the Westbury.  The course is full for both in-person attendees and LiveMeeting attendees, however if you’re interested in a future session, please e-mail…