Orcas for Architects – Special Holiday Extended Version

For those of you who are interested in a deeper dive on some really great new features of the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 – here are links to my extended talk on these topics: NET 3.5, Visual Studio Enhancements Lifecycle tools ALM, C#, VB9, Interop, LINQ ParallelFX PLINQ – Be sure to…


Announcing Partner Huddle for Professional Developers

Are you a Professional Developer or Architect working for a Microsoft Partner Organization in the U.S.?  Then you may want to consider joining Partner Huddle, an online social community for members of the Microsoft partner community.  To learn more about the social and how to join check out the following blog Tis The Season For…


Orcas for Architects

Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2008, NET 3.5, Software Architecture, Jeff Barnes If your job as a Software Architect is to research and exploit technology to help achieve business results. Then you need to take a look at what has just been released in Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 framework.    Here is just a…


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Automatically Publish to Silverlight Streaming using the Expression Encoder -> Silverlight Streaming Plug-In

Technorati Tags: Expression Encoder, Silverlight, Silverlight Streaming If you’ve ever been curious about how to get started using the Silverlight Streaming to host your video content – check out this add-in download for Expression Encoder that will automatically publish your encoded videos to the (FREE) Silverlight Streaming service: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=382a3306-b212-4df3-af86-5d48be550b94&displaylang=en If you’ve ever done this process manually, this…


Tampa Bay International Association of Software Architects (IASA) – November 28th Meeting

After a highly successful inaugural meeting of the Tampa IASA chapter last month, we have secured Cory Foy from Microsoft to present at our next session.   Abstract: You can run, you can switch jobs, and you can write unit tests, but invariably at some point you will run into legacy code. Legacy code hides in many…


Dot Net Tiki Hut – Coming to Orlando – Friday, 11/02/2007

Don’t miss this special Triple-Tag-Team presentation! All 3 of your Florida Evangelists in the same location, at the same time…and with a special Tiki Hut Theme (i.e. a great excuse for wearing Hawaiian shirts to work!)  http://www.dotnettikihut.com 11/02/2007, Friday, Orlando, FLhosted by OneTug – Orlando .NET User Group, DeVry University Orlando, 4000 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=121714…


FREE Expression Blend & Design Training!

Here is a link to some awesome Microsoft Expression training materials – all the content, demos, labs, and resources from a nationwide two-day training event:   http://www.microsoft.com/expression/kc/resources.aspx?product=all&type=selfstudy Here’s the scoop: “This two-day instructor-led training course provides attendees with a hands-on experience designing user experiences for Windows using Expression Blend a new tool for designers that enables them access…


Do Software Architects really just draw on the Whiteboard?

I’ve given this talk several times now and I always find that most folks in the industry can relate to what the role is really all about, what the common pitfalls are, and what the secrets to success are in this sometimes difficult role… Here are my favorite thoughts on the subject – all condensed into a useful slide deck for…


Tampa Bay International Association of Software Architects (IASA) – Inagural Monthly Meeting

It’s not just all about drawing on the whiteboard…Come join us for the inaugural meeting of the Tampa Bay IASA Chapter on Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007: I will be joining with fellow local Architects Tom Fuller and Jose Manners to discuss the topic of the “Role of the Software Architect” – and to dispel the often…