Ready for A New Day Launch Tour 2007

On January 30th, Microsoft will be releasing a couple of new products to the general public.  You may have heard of these before: Windows Vista & the Office System 2007.  Also new is Exchange Server 2007. So that folks have an opportunity to learn more about these new releases, there will be a series of launch events…


December devCouncils – NJ and NY

Thanks to everyone who attended the devCouncil events in NJ & NY earlier this month.  This was the second ‘set’ of devCouncil meetings to take place, focusing on two of the four pillars of the .NET Framework 3.0: Windows CardSpace and Windows Presentation Foundation. You can find the presentation slides for the CardSpace session here…


NJ SQL Meeting December 19th in Parsippany, NJ

Reminder…  the NJ SQL User Group is meeting tonight @ SetFocus. Date: Tuesday, December 19th, 2006  Meeting Format: 6:00PM : Networking6:30PM-8:30PM : Presentation and Q&A Agenda: Demo on Red-Gate SQL Tools by Melissa Demsak(SQLDiva) SQLDiva’s Tidbits on SQL Server Web References/Resources Free Giveaway of a Red-Gate SQL Compare Pro license After the meeting, let’s meet…


arcDevBrainPick this Friday at 10:00am EST

As part of the devStream program my team has been running, we’ve been scheduling a monthly series of “arcDevBrainPicks” where you get to pick the brain of your local Microsoft Architect & Developer Evangelists.  William Zentmayer and I hosted the first one back on November 10th. The arcDevBrainPick is an open forum online, similar to…


Reminder: devCouncil NJ + NJ MS Dev 6 Year Birthday

Just a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, is the first (of what I hope will be many) devCouncils that my team will be running in the Microsoft Iselin, NJ office.  The devCouncil runs from 1pm to 5pm.  If you haven’t registered yet, you can find the registration link here. At the devCouncil, we have a great…


Code Camp Thanks!

I want to thank everyone who came out to attend both the New Jersey and Central Penn.NET Code Camps that took place recently.  The Central Penn.NET code camp took place in Harrisburg, Pa over this past weekend.  The NJ one took place on Nov 18th. Thanks to the speakers at both events for presenting some great content (NJ,…


Princeton Java User Group Tuesday December 5th

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be speaking at the Princeton area Java User Group meeting about interoperability between .NET and Java.  This should be a fun time, as I look forward to meeting some more folks in the Java community!  I met Yakov Fain, the group’s leader, at JavaOne earlier this year and we both thought it…


Central Penn Code Camp Saturday December 12th

Just a reminder, the Central Penn Code Camp is this Saturday, December 12th, in Harrisburg, Pa.  The code camp will take place from 8am-5pm at the Harrisburg Area Community College. Click here to see the location on Live Local. Judy Calla has worked with the developer community to put together a great line up of speakers…


DB Pro Launch “Tour” Kicks Off

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the launch events for the new Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. Today officially kicks off the first one here in the northeast US. I’m out in Pittsburgh, Pa today listening in to Ken McArdle and Dimitriy Nikonov talk about the product and show it off….


NJ Microsoft Developers Group Birthday Party

Speaking of user group birthday’s… It was brought to my attention by Paul Mooney that next week, on December 7th, the NJ Microsoft Developers group will celebrate its 6th birthday. That makes the NJ MS Dev group the longest running .NET user group in the NJ/NY/PA metro area (at least that I’m aware of J)!…