Free Developer Bootcamp coming to Nashville and Region

  MSDN Events Presents: For the Win: Windows 7 Development Boot Camp Web and cloud may be all the rage, but many developers are still doing hardcore client development. If you are among them, this Boot Camp is for you! In this full-day event, we will explore how to maximize your impact on the Windows…

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Displaying a Date in HTML without a NET

  For years now, I’ve worked in ASP.NET, which provides a lot of assistance – thus it’s reason to exist. Sometimes, unknowingly to me, I lose site of what all .NET is doing for me. Take for example, displaying a date. For the ASP.NET guy, one would go to the master page, setup a HTML…

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Announcements: VS 2010 and .NET 4 Availability Today, and Silverlight 4 Later This Week

REDMOND, Wash. — April 11, 2010 — Kicking off a global launch consisting of more than 150 developer-focused events, Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. The company also announced that Silverlight 4 will release to Web (RTW) later in the week. Together, these technologies simplify the entire…

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Work for a small web firm?

WebsiteSpark is a new global program, designed by Microsoft to help small professional Web development and design service companies succeed, by providing new business opportunities through connections with global partners and customers, support and training, and software tools – at no upfront cost. WebsiteSpark provides professional Web development and design companies with an innovative vehicle…

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Know someone wanting to learn web development?

Or someone wanting to see if they’d like Visual Studio or even ASP.NET? Here’s an easy way, and you can’t beat the price! Check out Visual Web Developer Express, a free Visual Studio Web development environment for building and testing next generation standards-based Web applications and services. Visual Web Developer Express offers A rich editor…

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Microsoft releases Search Engine Optimization Toolkit

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit helps Web developers, hosting providers, and Web server administrators to improve their Web site’s relevance in search results by recommending how to make the site content more search engine-friendly. The IIS SEO Toolkit includes the Site Analysis module, the Robots Exclusion module, and the Sitemaps and Site Indexes…

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Ramp Up: Program of Free Classes

Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important…

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MIX09: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Web Developers

Introduction to URL Rewriter in 15 minutes Presenter: Thomas Deml, Group Program Manager, Web Platform and Tools, Microsoft Video: http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/T86M The Key – Canonical URL’s “reduced to the simplest and most significantly form possible without loss of generality” showed 4 different URL’s that point to the same content, which lowers your search rank. Better rank…

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What are the Microsoft codenames “Oslo” and “Dublin”?

What is "Oslo"? (from the “Oslo” developer site,) "Oslo" is the code name for our platform for model-driven applications. The goal of "Oslo" is to provide a 10x productivity gain by making model-driven applications mainstream. At the core of this platform are domain-specific models, language and tools: A language, "M", for authoring domains textually A…

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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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