Tech.Days 2011: Save the Date

It’s that that time of year again when the big one approaches – the big event that gives us an opportunity to get out and about and tell the story of the platform, current and future. This year Tech.Days will run from 23-25 May at a venue in London. It’s an event for both developer…


PDC 10 Sessions – The Pick of the Bunch

I’ve created a list of my favourite PDC10 videos for next week’s MSDN Flash and thought I’d share it here first so you get early access. The Future of C# and Visual Basic The Future of F# Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere LINQ, Take Two – Realizing the LINQ to Everything Dream Inside Internet Explorer 9 Performance…


PDC10 Round Up

This week’s MSDN Flash features a PDC10 round up by Andrew Sinclair – a valiant effort given Andrew wasn’t there in person but took advantage of the live streaming of PDC10 as well as the on-demand facility. Below are a few photos I took at the Reading event where we were joined by about 200…


p&p Goes Mobile with Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure

This week, our MSDN Flash guest post is from Alex Homer who works on the Microsoft patterns & practices team as a Technical Writer. Alex and team have been busy delivering Windows Azure guidance and have now extended that guidance to incorporate cloud services with Windows Phone 7. Alex is well-known to many of us…


patterns & practices Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

Just a quick one to say I noticed the patterns and practices team have published a new Windows Phone 7-related guide. Key themes are a WP7 client backed by a Windows Azure cloud service. As you’d expect from p&p, this stuff is very comprehensive. If you want to know more, check out the project overview,…


UK Tech Days – Registration Open!

A full week of activities for both Developers and ITPros from 12-16th April. From the dev perspective, days are themed as: VS2010 Launch VS2010 and .NET 4 The Essential MIX Windows 7 Applications Windows Phone All the Microsoft events take place in London at either the Vue Cinema Fulham Broadway or the Vue Cinema Shepherds…

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Last chance for your MIX10 discount

I’m very much looking forward to MIX10 (yes, I’m going this year) and I see a host of Windows Phone sessions have just been announced. “Announced” is perhaps too strong a word (there’s no detail on any of the sessions) but at least we know there’s going to be plenty of opportunity to hear about…


Catching up on some reading

My blog reader’s bursting at the seams so I thought I’d try and play catch-up this morning – not quite down to a 0 inbox but not a bad effort. Here are a few things that grabbed me: ASP.NET Related WebForms aren’t dead – Dave Sussman has his say on Web Forms vs MVC ASP.NET…


My Most Popular Posts of 2009

Inspired by Eric doing this first, I thought I’d dig out my most popular posts of 2009. Most popular by average time on page An Introduction to the IE8 Developer Tools (Posted in April) Dominick Baier on Identity, Geneva and OpenID (Posted in April) ASP.NET MVC and iWantGreatCare.org (Posted in May) Getting Up and Running…


MIX10 Registration Open

Yes, it’s that time of year again when March (and MIX) seem to be both in the distant future and almost upon us at the same time. The conference is billed as: “A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites.” But it’s even broader than that. If…