Web Camp Spring Tour – March 27th

If you follow Scott Guthrie’s blog, you’ll be aware of some recent releases in both the ASP.NET and Windows Azure segments of the Microsoft stack, and in about two weeks you can immerse yourself in all that goodness – with a free, all-day Web Camp on Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Office, 1 Cambridge…

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Web Camp in Waltham (May 10th)

Chris and I will be co-presenting (boy it’s been a while!) along with Jon Galloway, Windows Azure Evangelist, at a Web Camp this coming Thursday, May 10th, at the Microsoft Office in Waltham. We’ll be covering a number of topics focusing on the ASP.NET Web stack, including: ASP.NET 4.5 MVC 4 the ASP.NET Web API…

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Keep the Fire(starters) Burning: Web Platform Edition!

It was great to see so many engaged folks at the Windows Phone 7 Firestarter (and Garage) in Waltham earlier this week.  Thanks to my colleagues Dani Diaz and Dave Isbitzki for putting on a great show – and if you missed them in Waltham, you’re in luck!  They’ll be appearing in Farmington, CT on…

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PHP Elite Web Optimization Event – Dec. 9th

Microsoft and NaviSite are co-hosting a free event at the New England Research and Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge on December 9th, from 10 to 6. During the day, you’ll get to hear about what’s new in the Microsoft Web Platform, including IIS, PHP on Windows,  the Web Platform Installer, and development and design tools…

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Introducing WebsiteSpark (and more)

Today, Microsoft announced the WebsiteSpark program, which continues the tradition established by DreamSpark and BizSpark to provide web application developers and designers access to tools, training, and hosting providers to support their solutions. Full program details and application procedures can be found here; here are some of the highlights: Access to the Marketplace and Web…

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NerdDinner On Azure – Take 2

At last week’s Greater Buffalo IT/Dev Day, I did an overview of the Windows Azure Platform (the recently rebranded Azure Services Platform).  Rather than do a tired “Hello World” example, I thought it would be more interesting to talk about a more substantial application, so NerdDinner came to mind.  The fact that it’s a great…

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ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview 4 Available

The latest preview release of ASP.NET Dynamic Data is now available from CodePlex.  These previews give you insight into the feature set that will be available when .NET 4 is released; however, you can start using them right now with .NET 3.5 SP1! I’ve done quite a few presentations on Dynamic Data (check out my…

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Dynamic Data @ ASP.NET Professionals User Group

I’ll be presenting at the second meeting of the ASP.NET Professionals User Group this coming Wednesday in Waltham.  Fritz Onion kicked things off last month with “The Changing Face of ASP.NET,” an overview of what developers need to know before embarking on their next ASP.NET project.  This month we’ll take a deeper dive into one…

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M-V-C is H-E-R-E

Here’s one of a number of cool announcements coming out of MIX 09 going on now at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  The ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) Framework version 1.0 is now live.  This is the culmination of a pretty amazing exercise in transparent development in which multiple previews and release candidates were made available to…

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TONIGHT! Inaugural Meeting of ASP.NET Professionals

Quick reminder: the first meeting of the newly formed ASP.NET Professionals User Group takes place tonight at the Microsoft office at 201 Jones Road in Waltham.  The meeting runs from 6:15 to 8:30.  Regular meetings will occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Kicking off the new group tonight will be Fritz Onion speaking…

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