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DinnerNow 2.5 for .NET 3.5 RTM now released

On late Friday afternoon David and I posted a new build of the DinnerNow sample application on CodePlex.  The new version (2.5) is compatible  for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  David essentially re-wrote the DinnerNow sample so we could best take advantage of new technologies such as LINQ…


Just released – Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (beta 3)

Hungry for some more developer resources or more developer labs?   My team just released a Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit.   This kit was originally designed and used as part of our early adoption program for ISVs (known as Touchdown).  The kit includes 15 presentations on topics ranging from IIS7 to the .NET Framework 3.0…

12 video on Channel9

 A few months ago Rory met with several members of our team (Matt, David, Brett, Nigel, Jason, and discussed the sample application.  The video is now live on Channel9.   Enjoy!


TechEd Webcast on – starting soon

Just a reminder… Matt and David’s session at TechEd titled “.NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together” which covers the scenario will start at 4:30 p.m. PST.   You can login and watch the webcast live here.   If you happen to be reading this and you’re at TechEd, come up to the front…


Looking for Orcas sessions at TechEd?

If you’re going to TechEd this week and you would like to learn more about the next release of Visual Studio (“Orcas”) and the .NET Framework 3.5 there are several sessions scattered across different tracks.   Here is a compiled list of the sessions that include Orcas in the abstracts.   Please check the TechEd session builder for the…


Going to TechEd Orlando next week?

I will be there and I’ll try to leave my mark.  😉    I will be there all week taking in a few sessions and presenting a couple demos for  the session DEV334 – What’s New in Windows Server 2008 for Developers.   My manager, Neil Hutson, is giving the presentation and I will be helping out with…


Now Hiring – Technical Evangelists for Orcas and IIS7

I have two open positions on my team for Technical Evangelists.   These are awesome opportunities that involve working with the latest technologies (such as Orcas and beyond), working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major initiatives at Microsoft.      If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact…

7 TechEd session with Matt and David

Matt and David will be giving a presentation at TechEd on June 5th titled “.NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together”.   They will essentially be breaking apart the sample application and talking about how we developed it and why we made different architecture and implementation decisions.  It should be a great talk.   Here is…


Design for Operations (DFO) workshop in April

David Aiken is hosting a Design for Operations workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA next month.   The two day workshop will cover several aspects of developing more manageable applications, including instrumentation, Windows PowerShell, MMC, Wix, and Operations Manager 2007 management packs.   David has posted the agenda and registration details on his blog here.