Feel Free to Spam Me

This is just beautiful. If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve used services like Mailinator for those pesky situations when you *must* supply an email address but you really don’t want to. You know the consequences can be a never-ending barrage of spam to the account – I can testify to this with my…


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…


Bing Background Images

I love the idea of using iconic British images for the Bing homepage. I thought the current one was particularly evocative. That said, I currently have this beautiful image as my Win7 desktop background (in focus and without the text :-)). It was the winner of last month’s Microsoft UK photography competition and it’s absolutely…


Interested in Azure?

If you saw my Azure videos you’ll know that I went along to what was the first meeting of a new usergroup specifically interested in Azure – UK Azure NET. Their next meeting is on Tuesday 19th May from 6.15pm to 9.30pm at the Microsoft London office. The agenda is as follows: 6:15 – 6:30…


UK Azure NET Usergroup

A couple of weeks ago I went along to the first meeting of a new Windows Azure community in the UK – the UK Azure NET usergroup. While I was there I captured a bit of video of the goings-on and interviewed Ravi Nar of Dot Net Solutions. Ravi and co are already heavily involved…


Virtual Earth and SQL Server Event

For those of you that know me or follow my blog you’ll know that I’m a *huge* fan of Virtual Earth and need only the smallest of excuses to incorporate it into a demo. So when Simon Sabin emailed me to say that he and Johannes Kebeck were doing a double act on Virtual Earth…


DevWeek Session – An Intro to Live Mesh Development

Thanks to everyone who came along to my Live Framework session at DevWeek, a much bigger audience than I expected for the final session on the last day (of sessions at least). The best place to get you started is http://dev.live.com/liveframework. I’ll publish my demo and some steps to get you up and running shortly,…


If you were at my Scottish Developers Live Framework talk and you’d like a token for the Tech Preview – I have one available

Leave a comment that demonstrates you were there. First come first served (I only have one). Just make sure the comment clearly demonstrates you were there (did I say something stupid? (probably), what did the demo app do? etc). Then drop me an email if you think you’re the winner! Technorati Tags: live framework


Azure Services Platform Videos

As well as MikeT’s excellent Live Framework videos on C9 I see we’ve also published the first in a series of “How Do I?” videos on the Azure Services Platform with entries on Windows Azure, .NET Services and Live Services all gathered together in one handy place (with a horrible URL). Technorati Tags: azure,videos


Today’s Event – Catching Up on Rich Clients

Thanks to everyone who turned up for a very busy event today at Cardinal Place. The slides are now available on SlideShare and the originals will be on the MSDN Events Website in a few days. Catching up on Rich Clients Part 1 of 2 View more presentations from ukdpe. (tags: wpf xaml) Catching up…