Microsoft PDC 2008 Update – Day 2

Today is day 3 of the PDC in Los Angeles, but I thought I’d give you some highlights from yesterday for those of you that may be following along from home.  The big news on Day 2 was all about Windows 7.  Steven Sinofsky debuted Windows 7 on stage during the morning keynote.  The audience…

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Microsoft PDC 2008 Update – Day 1

Hello everyone from sunny southern California!  I’m out here with a bunch of my Microsoft peers and others from the local developer community from back east attending the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. As I wake up to sunny skies in the 70s and 80s, I hear that it’s actually SNOWING in Jersey?! …

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Lots of NY/NJ/CT area developer events still to go in October!

October is in full swing right now.  The leaves are changing colors, and I’m even starting to hear the first of the annoying leaf blowers blow.  There’s so much going on, I thought I’d provide a little mid-month update to my regular monthly user group posting.  The countdown to the Microsoft PDC is on!   Only…

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Mobile Camp NYC 3 – November 15th, 2008

Is that a rocket in your pocket?  Or just a powerful new mobile computing device?  I can’t believe all of the new mobile devices coming out.  Competition surely is fierce. It’s hard to believe these pocket rockets have more computing power than the full fledged desktop computers of just 10 years ago!  It’s such an…

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Fairfield/Westchester Code Camp 2 – Registration Now Open!

To our south, October 11th was the Philly.NET Code Camp down in Fort Washington, Pa.  Over 400 people turned out for what was a great learning event with over 50 different technology sessions on various topics!  Never heard of a code camp before?  Code Camps are free full day events that take place on a…

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Announcing the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow

Next month, Bill Zack and I are going to be kicking off a new series of live events throughout the tri-state area! Many of the great developer events you read about here take place in NYC. Does that leave you with the Lincoln Tunnel blues?  Worry about getting caught on the LIE in Queens as…

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Remote Debugging a Silverlight Application on Mac OSX

Back when Silverlight 1.1 (the predecessor to today’s Silverlight 2 release) was first announced at the Mix ‘07 keynote, I remember being fascinated by the cross-platform .NET Framework aspect of it. As a cross-platform browser plug-in, Silverlight has the potential to enable web developers to design and develop an application with .NET and have it…

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WomenBuild at the Microsoft PDC 2008

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 in Los Angeles, CA is just 2 weeks away now.  If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. You can do that at the PDC website: http://www.microsoftpdc.com The conference kicks off officially on Monday, October 27th.  However, there are a bunch of pre-conference events going on Sunday,…

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NJ SQL Business Intelligence Day Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who attended the NJ SQL Business Intelligence event on October 4th!  Over 65 folks came out to Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ and were treated to a great learning experience courtesy of speakers Mark Kromer and Kevin Goff.  Thanks to Mark & Kevin, as well as Melissa Demsak for organizing this fantastic…

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NYC Silverlight 2 Fire Starter Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the Silverlight 2 Fire Starter event in New York City on September 13th.  I had a great time helping organize the event and speaking with many of the attendees about Silverlight.  There were over 150 folks who made it out to the Fire Starter in NYC that day.  Special thanks…

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