Video on Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0

I spoke on Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0 at the Tulsa TechFest, and Shawn Weisfeld recorded my talk for INETA Live.  You can access it at 


PDC 2009

I’ve just returned home from the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), a conference focused on new technology from Microsoft.  A number of exciting announcements were made: The Windows Azure Platform was released. The Silverlight 4 Beta was unveiled. The SharePoint and Office 2010 Beta was revealed. In addition, there were many strong technical sessions on C#,…


My Schedule for PDC

I am very fortunately able to attend the Professional Developer Conference (PDC) this year.  There are far too many great sessions to attend them all, but I’ve taken a rough stab at some of the sessions I’d like to hit.  It’s so hard to choose…I like to attend sessions for multiple reasons: Content that I’m…


Stephen Toub Tour – Parallel Computing Resources

Last week, Stephen Toub met with roughly 450 people on his Parallel Computing tour!  He toured through Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, meeting with customers during the day and speaking at user group meetings in the evenings.   I promised that I would post some resources from Stephen’s tour.  Downloads Stephen’s slide deck: Download…


Stephen Toub – Parallel Computing Tour

I’m excited to tell you that I’m organizing another product team tour!  Stephen Toub from the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft will be touring through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee in one week, speaking at corporations during the day and speaking at user groups in the evenings.  He will discuss concurrency and how .NET…


How Windows 7 Saved the Day: Automatic Download of Drivers

First, some background: As an evangelist, part of my job is to deliver technical talks at user groups, conferences, corporations, and other events.  One event series that my team drives is the MSDN Unleashed/TechNet Unleashed roadshows in multiple cities.  Last week, my colleagues Matt Hester, Brian H. Prince, and I spoke at a Windows Azure…


Video Killed the Radio Star

Like many people, I love watching videos on the internet. Are you a consultant? Perhaps you can relate to this hilarious video on the vendor/client relationship. I am also a huge Harry Potter fan, and this “A Very Potter Musical” (created by students at the University of Michigan) is another shining example of the joy…


Real World Azure with Microsoft IT – Coming to a City Near You!

TechNet & MSDN Events Present: Real World Azure with Microsoft IT Come spend a day with us to explore Windows Azure™ – Microsoft’s platform for building and deploying cloud based applications – from a real world point of view! During this event, we’ll review critical lessons Microsoft IT has learned migrating internal line-of-business applications to…


Columbus Give Camp 2009

Multiple nonprofit organizations have asked me why developers would give up a weekend to help them, no strings attached.  It’s hard to say until you’ve experienced a Give Camp.  The uncertain coming together on Friday night, not knowing what to expect…the gradual understanding of the project and your teammates…the friendship that develops over silly jokes…


Michigan Give Camp in Ann Arbor 2009

Last weekend was another powerful, moving experience at the second Give Camp in Ann Arbor.  I blogged from the event on Friday and mentioned some of the cool new things at this year’s Give Camp (showers, a popup camper, a source control server, and live streaming), but that doesn’t even begin to summarize the event. …