Tis The Season For Partners on Facebook

The Holiday Season is upon us yet there is no rest for the wary at this busy time of year.  Lately, I’ve been working to establish an online social community for Professional Developers and Architects working for a Microsoft Partner in the United States.  After a short assessment period, I have settled on Facebook and…

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Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference – Oct. 29 – Nov 2, Redmond, WA

  The 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference is only six weeks away! During 4 days of breakout sessions, chalk talk discussions, hands-on-labs, peer networking, social events, and interaction with the Microsoft product groups you will learn about both Microsoft’s current portfolio and long-term strategy for SOA & Business Process initiatives. Whether you are…

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Architect Roundtable – Microsoft Mobility Platform Overview

This is the first of the 4 series that my team will host in the coming months. This discussion will provide a broad overview of the Windows Mobile platform, including device management and security, of WM6 and Exchange 2007, as well as the custom application opportunity with VS2005 and SQL2005. Discover how the robust mobile platform,…

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Missed MIX07? Then Join US For ReMIX07

ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007                                                                          Brought to you by Microsoft® Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07 in May, Microsoft is serving up ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here on the East Coast! ReMIX07 Boston will feature a keynote from…

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Partner Evangelist – That’s Me!

We’ll the summer months are now behind us and like the changing of season’s soon too come, I want to take a minute to share with you a recent change in my role at Microsoft.  As of July 1st I formally accepted a new position with the the Developer and Platform Evangelist team at Microsoft. …

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Why use delayed signing

Sometimes I hear the question, why not just share the private key with the developer team in order to avoid the whole process of resigning an assembly before deployment.  Well the answer is all about protecting the integrity of your systems and software.  At Microsoft we are proponents of using delayed signing for development and keeping the private key…

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Ready to Rock with Silverlight?

Mix 2007 was simply awesome this year.  I can’t remember an event as exciting as this one except when I attended the PDC in July of 2000 where we first announced .NET. At Mix07 we shipped a new studio, went cross platform with .NET, and demonstrated our commitment to making Microsoft tools cool for the web…

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Virtual Earth and Mappoint Web Services Development

There is certainly a lot of interest today in mapping technologies and services as developers look to create new mashups using geospatial data.  The following resources should help you get started in this area. Virtual Earth Technorati tags: Virtual Earth, Live, MapPoint SDKhttp://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk .chmhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24e08cbd-8875-4368-b4fc-cbc210d4ce72&DisplayLang=en APIhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb429619.aspx Developer Centerhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualearth/default.aspx MapPoint Web Service Home Pagehttp://www.microsoft.com/mappoint/products/webservice/default.mspx SDKhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa496073.aspx Developer Center…

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Architect council – Microsoft Mix 2007 Recap – June 27, 2007

FOR SOLUTION and ASPIRING ARCHITECTS INVITATION June ArcCouncil: Microsoft Mix 2007 Recap Date & Time: 6/27/2007 10:30am – 3:00pm ET Please join us on June 27th at a local Microsoft office for the next ArcCouncil meeting to discuss many technologies (Microsoft Silverlight, LINQ, Orcas, Virtual Earth, Live just to name a few) showcased at the Mix…

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Your Roadmap to a Service Oriented Architecture – Content Posted

In late March and early April, I along with several of my coworkers conducted a series of half-day briefings on Service Oriented Architecture across the Mid-Atlantic States district.  The briefing titled Your Roadmap to a Service Oriented Architecture provided updated guidance on Microsoft’s SOA initiatives and platform strategy.  During this session we discussed the business…

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