Microsoft and Zend announce Technical Partnership: Enhancing PHP on Windows

The Zend/PHP Conference & Expo is going on this week out in San Jose, California.  Bill Hilf, from the Microsoft open-source labs, announced this morning at the keynote that Microsoft & Zend are working together to enhance PHP on Windows.  That’s right, you read that correctly!  Microsoft & Zend will be working together on making PHP run…

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Check out DZone.com

It’s like digg, but for developers!  I got a chance to meet the guys behind dzone.com at the AJAX Experience conference last week.  It’s a community driven site where the users control which content makes it popular on the front page.  The items that make it on the dzone.com front page are focused on developer related topics. …

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Welcome Chris Bowen to Microsoft in New England

For those of you who live up in New England, we have new Developer Evangelist who is joining the team.  Welcome Chris Bowen to Microsoft!  Chris has been an active member of the New England developer community for some time now.  He’s now swallowed the blue pill and will be taking over for Thom Robbins who recently moved…

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Cinderella, your ‘killer’ mobile app has arrived!

Thank you NJ Transit!  Thank you NJ Transit!  Thank you NJ Transit! Can I say it again?!   Thank YOU NJ Transit!!! You may be wondering why I am lavishing so much praise upon the transit agency that many Jersey residents have a love/hate relationship with.  Let me explain… I think most of my fellow Jerseyans have…

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Announcing ‘devStream’ for Developers

Today marks exactly one year since I’ve taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York.  Since then, I’ve gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events.  People often ask me at those events what my “day job” is like.  Well, now my day…

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Internet Explorer Add-on Contest: Want to go to Vegas?

If you haven’t heard by now, IE7 for Windows XP & 2003 was released on Thursday last week!  Congrats to the new IE team for getting this release out.  Now that IE7 is out the door, the IE team has announced a contest to create the best new add-ons for Internet Explorer.  From the IEBlog,…

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.NET University

My colleague Doug Turnure down in Atlanta came up with this cool idea.  Check out .NET University for a great way to learn about .NET 3.0 for free. .NET University is a way for anyone to get to a set of overview courseware for each of the 4 new technologies associated with .NET 3.0, which is at…

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Microsoft AJAX Library at the AJAX Experience Conference in Boston

This week I’m attending the AJAX Experience conference up in Boston, Ma.  There are couple of folks from the Internet Explorer and ASP.NET AJAX library teams here to participate.  Microsoft has a booth where we are talking about both products with the attendees in the sponsor section.  We are also holding a raffle to give away…

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NY PC Visual Basic SIG Meeting with Peter Ward

The NY PC Visual Basic SIG is meeting on Wednesday, November 8th in the Microsoft NYC office.  Peter Ward, from WardyIT Solutions, will be doing a talk about SQL Server Automation and Server Management Objects (SMO) using Visual Basic .NET. For more information about the meeting, visit the NY VB SIG’s website at: www.nypcvb.org Peter…

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Please Register for the NYC .NET Developers Group scheduled for Thursday Oct 19th!

Normally, registration is never required at a user group.  However, due to the recent tightening of security at the building where the Microsoft office is located, the guards are now requiring a list of all visitor names so they can be signed in at arrival. To get a list of the people coming, Andrew & Stephen have set up…

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