Ignition Showcase 11.15.10

Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie Training, labs & swag Online or in-person at Microsoft HQ, December 2nd 2010 It’s just like an extra day of PDC, dedicated to Silverlight Windows Azure Updates!   Update Your Windows Azure Skills at the Microsoft Partner Network…


.TOOLBOX – Free Silverlight and Expression Blend training program for Designers and Developers

If you’re design skills are at all like mine, limited with no sense of style, you’ll want to take a minute to checkout .toolbox. .toolbox is a structured curriculum-based program that features two core learning tracks with materials that increase in difficulty to build individuals’ knowledge and understanding. In Design Scenarios, designers and developers learn…


Why [Insert Microsoft Product Technology Here]?

Customers and partners occasionally reach out to me for help locating information and data to support their efforts to assess product technology and market opportunity.  There’s really no secret formula for how I go about collecting this information and often times rely on the same resources that the general public has access to.  One of…


MIX10 – Register by January 15th and Save $$$

MIX is where designers and developers will learn about Microsoft’s broad web platform and tools that help bring together the clients, servers, and cloud services needed for creating great rich web applications.  They can also network with peers from well-known web companies like Twitter and Facebook; with startups that are planning their Next Big Idea;…


The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow – Silverlight Data Access and Windows 7 for Developers

MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow Silverlight Data Access and Windows 7 for Developers Join Microsoft® Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. With two longer sessions, we’ll…


The 2009 Client and Services Platform – Live Webcast for Microsoft Dev Partners

Microsoft Partners face more challenges today than ever.  With restrictions on IT budgets and a simultaneous demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time for partners to refocus on the fundamental value opportunities presented by Microsoft’s platform architecture and strategic roadmap.  Please join us for the Live Meeting presentations listed…

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The Microsoft Gallery at Internet Week:

  Today Microsoft opens The Microsoft Gallery for Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to showcase digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences. Where:  414 W. 14th Street – New York, NY When:   June 2-8, 2009; 12PM – 8PM each…

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The MSDN Developer Conference is coming…Are you ready?

The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? Prepare yourself for a demanding future. Attend the MSDN Developer Conference. Experience Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform Create applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone Be among the first to see Windows 7 See the latest advances in Multi-Touch Application Development…


Exclusive Partner Training Opportunity – San Francisco, Jacksonville, Miami, Columbia (MD)

I was recently notified that a number of seats are available for the OnRamp training course titled Next Generation Web Development on the Microsoft Platform.  To date, 10 sold-out sessions have been delivered across the U.S, with another 10 scheduled for June.  As of this writing 5 of our June events are at or near…

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Blog Series on Silverlight 2.0 Architecture and Development

A colleague of mine recently published a 3 part series on the architecture and development of Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 2.0.  If you are into Silverlight, this may be worth a look. Abstract This series of articles takes a look at the current state of RIA development leveraging Silverlight 2.0. The series will focus…