Memphis PASS Chapter next meeting

Chapter site: http://Mem-PASS.org Registration: to join our group, please register by visiting the UGSS website. Use the "Access Code": MEM-PASS-Member.  If not joining, email  Dan.Evans@mem-pass.org or Alvin.Ramard@mem-pass.org to make sure there’s enough food. I’d recommend joining in order to get future meeting announcements. Reminder: Next meeting is Thursday, Dec 10th, next week. This end of year…

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Missed the PDC event. Want to see the sessions?

Yes, there is a way to see all of the content, and that’s by visiting http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos. This page has instructions on how to download all of the videos, so that you can watch them whenever/wherever/offline or not. You can always watch them via Silverlight while online, but a traveler can always use a high quality…

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Chicago: Empowering Women’s Brilliance

Directions Training recognized the need for technology and training resources in the small business community and in response has launched Empowering Women’s Brilliance, a local initiative aimed to accelerate the growth of local women owned technology startups. The city of Chicago’s commitment for driving awareness around the importance of technology offers a fitting backdrop for…

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What a week!

Lots of stuff happening this week… Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was announced. There are multiple announcements inside this effort: New lineup of SKU’s Go Live license New logo / new look Beta 2 of .NET 4 Windows 7 Windows 7 launches this week. PowerPivot for Excel 2010 (formerly known as "Gemini") is a data…

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FIRESTARTER – on-demand and live events

Free events to ignite your skills Heat up your skills with the all-new Firestarter event series. Each day tackles a single Microsoft technology, including free sessions presented live by Microsoft developer and IT pro evangelists and technology specialists – with special appearances from community luminaries. Attend in person, via live meeting or download the webcast…

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Bryan Huddleston presenting “cloud” in Nashville

My Microsoft teammate, Bryan Huddleston, is presenting Taking “IT” to the Clouds at the upcoming Nasvhille Barcamp on OCT 17th. The session list looks fairly interesting.

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Thrive for Developers

Microsoft has put together Thrive – a website  all about helping developers survive the recession and manage their careers in this tough economy. Thrive pulls together a ton of great resources to help you learn new tasks faster, get access to discounted training, and certification and connect you with your local community. Thrive has lots…

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CMA, Silverlight, Live Translation

As some of you know, I and my teammates have been working on activities at the CMA Music Fest. We had a great time, as you can tell on my Facebook pages. Since it’s Microsoft’s end of year, we are now busily documenting the successes of the year including Music Fest. Today, I found that…

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My Visit to MIX

I’ll break this down in more detail at a later time. You can see some keynote details at my Twitter page. Day 1 Keynote: Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie (video) Windows Mobile 6.5 Overview: Loke Uei Tan (video) Building Amazing Business Centric Applications With Silverlight 3: Brad Abrams (video) .NET RIA Services – Building Data-Driven Applications…

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Windows Phones: A New Name, and Raising The Game

Yesterday, Microsoft presented at Mobile World Congress 2009, in Barcelona. Steve Ballmer and Andy Lees presented our strategy for our mobile strategy. One of the early points is that we are calling our devices Windows Phones. We also announced officially Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft Marketplace, and My Phone Services. There’s a nice review on PressPass:…

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