MSDN Webcast: Overview of ASP.NET MVC

For anybody that missed the webcast today on ASP.NET MVC, you can view the On Demand recording here: I’ve uploaded the slides and demos to skydrive: Resources: has getting started, tutorials, documentation, and more! the codeplex site for the ASP.NET team, your portal for contributing to product development Stephen Walther on ASP.NET…


Upcoming MSDN Webcasts

I am pretty busy with a whole lot of MSDN webcasts coming up.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to view an MSDN Webcast, it’s a great way to learn from product team members, community experts, Microsoft Partners – even Developer and Architect Evangelists!  MSDN Webcasts cover all the technologies under the Microsoft umbrella, and…


MSDN Webcast: Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger

If you missed my webcast today on Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger, you can watch it On Demand: I’ve uploaded the slides and demos to SkyDrive: Please let me know if you have any questions!


Upcoming December Developer Events

Here’s where I’ll be in December, hope to see you there!3rd, geekSpeak: Cloud Services 101 with Aaron Skonnard, through 7th, She’s Geeky Un-Conference in NYC:, Harrisburg Code Camp, http://www.central-penn.net12th, Windows Firestarter via Live Meeting,, MSDN Freedom Roadshow – Harrisburg,, ASP.NET MVC Firestarter, Pittsburgh, PA, And don’t forget about the MSDN Developer…


MSDN Event Resources

I had a great time kicking things off in NYC for this quarter of MSDN Events!  In case you missed something, or wanted to investigate further, check out the links below.  I’ve also attached the slides for this quarter. Mike Benkovich, a fellow DE, posted some links for resources, which I’ve pasted below and added to….


"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 6: Adaptive Streaming and More

The last part of webcast series didn’t focus specifically on one facet of Silverlight 2, but rather highlighted various aspects: media improvements Adaptive Streaming, Server-side playlists, DRM, Accessibility and UI Automation, OpenFileDialog, Isolated Storage and Silverlight for Mobile.  Phew, that was a lot to cover in one hour!  There was a question from Andre about…


"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 5: Testing Framework

In the fifth part of our series, we examined Unit Testing in Silverlight 2.  Not only did we release the source code to many Silverlight 2 controls, we shipped over 1500 unit tests that target them.  We also shipped a very robust Silverlight Testing Framework that was built on the Visual Studio Team System unit…

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 4: Web Services Support

Today we discussed consuming Web Services in our Silverlight 2 applications using ASMX Web Services, WCF Services and REST.  This webcast was based on a blogpost by Tim Heuer.  The attached code is modified from his source code to work with Silverlight 2 Beta 2.  The changes I made from his code are as follows: In…

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 3: Introducing Deep Zoom

Today we covered Deep Zoom, based on Seadragon technology, which allows the users of our Silverlight application to navigate large amounts of visual information (images) regardless of the size of data and bandwidth available for downloading it.  A really cool implementation of Deep Zoom was introduced at Mix08 by Hard Rock Cafe (  We examined the Deep…

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 2: WPF UI Framework Continued

Today we continued our discussion on why I love Silverlight 2 by examining Layout Managment using Grid, StackPanel and Canvas.  We also took a look at binding controls to data (see Jesse Libery’s video) and styling/skinning controls.  Attached is the code.