RIT Game Camp–December 2-4

Game Camp is only half the story, well actually it’s only a quarter of the story!  For the weekend of December 2-4 at the Rochester Institute of Technology there will be a number of concurrent events focused on game development for the phone, XNA, and HTML5.  My colleague, Andrew Parsons, the Academic Evangelist who covers…

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Silverlight Firestarter and Nerd Dinner This Week

It’s not too late to register for the Silverlight Firestarter for Windows 7 featuring my Philly-based colleagues Dave Isbitski and Dani Diaz  They’ll be making two stops this week (click the location link to register): Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Microsoft Office, Waltham MA Thursday, Feb. 24 – RIT Inn and Conference Center, W. Henrietta  NY…

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Firestarter: Silverlight for Windows 7

Here’s another free series of events brought to you in early 2011 by my East Coast colleagues: Dave Isbitski, Dani Diaz, Joe Healy, and Glen Gordon. Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications.  Together, you have the power to build smart, visually stunning applications that truly light up. …

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Silverlight Futures

Yes, despite some of the recent press and speculation, “Silverlight Futures” is NOT an oxymoron, and you can have a front row seat for the Silverlight Firestarter on December 2nd, 2010, kicked off with a keynote by Scott Guthrie. Time (EDT) Presenter Session Details 12:00 noon   Scott Guthrie The Future of Silverlight 1:45 pm…

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Cavalcade of Camps: .toolbox Event - May 14

My announcements of upcoming free, developer (or in this case designer) camps continues with a rebranding of an event I announced a while back.  Note, this one’s on a Friday though! Adam Kinney, Technical Evangelist for Silverlight and Expression Studio, is delivering a day’s worth of presentations and hands-on training focused on using Silverlight and…

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Silverlight and Blend – Perfect Together

As a Developer Evangelist (emphasis on the Developer) I’m the first to attest to my lack of design skills, and those of you who’ve seen me present on Silverlight or Expression Blend are likely nodding your heads in agreement right now. Fear not!  Relief is in sight!  Adam Kinney, a Technical Evangelist focusing on Silverlight…

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What’s Up at Mix: Silverlight And Windows Phone 7 Series

Well, I’m #notatmix, but luckily with the live Silverlight streaming, what happens in Vegas is definitely not staying in Vegas, as least as far as MIX 10 is concerned.  If you didn’t have a chance to catch Scott Guthrie’s opening keynote live, it’s available for replay (as will be the individual session content as well…

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Code Mastery Event - February 11th

Get your head around what’s coming up with Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4, TFS, Sharepoint and more in the full-day, FREE Code Mastery event presented by Magenic at the Microsoft Office in Waltham on Thursday, February 11th.  You’ll spend a day with noted national and local Magenic consultants, including Rocky Lhotka and our own local…

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Discovering Dallas: Part 3

This is the final post of a trifecta examining Microsoft “Dallas”, a marketplace for data services announced at PDC 2009.  In my first post, I provided an overview of “Dallas”, including how to access various trial data services via the developer portal and in code.  I followed that up last week with a post that…

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PDC: Pretty Darn Cool!

I got back from PDC yesterday and have managed to (mostly) make up for my sleep deficit.  Undoubtedly you’ve heard by now some of the major announcements at the conference (including the free multi-touch laptop that all the paying attendees received!): Silverlight 4 Windows Azure availability “Dallas” Office 2010 Beta If you haven’t already, be…

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