IE8: The Curtain is Slowly Being Unveiled

Okay… I know it’s definitely slower than most folks would like it to be, but the curtain is slowly being pulled back to unveil the details on Internet Explorer 8.  About two weeks ago, “IE8” was revealed as the actual name of the next version.  No big surprises there.   But yesterday, the IE team revealed…

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What’s new in Visual Studio 2008?

With all the hype going on around the recent release of Visual Studio 2008 & the area install-fests taking place, you might be wondering, “Just what exactly is new in there?”  After getting home from the Central Jersey .NET user group last night where Walt Ritscher gave a great session on WPF, I decided to…

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Visual Studio 2008 Professional Installfests – One more left in our area!

This month has been a blast so far as I’ve been on a whirlwind tour of area user groups supporting the VS 2008 Professional installfests.  To thank loyal user group attendees, Microsoft has been giving them free licenses for Visual Studio 2008 Professional.  We’ve had installfests in Stamford, CT, Iselin, NJ, Melville, LI, Parsippany, NJ,…

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<Table> vs. <Div>

“Tables or Divs?”  It’s a classic question in the web development world, sort of like “boxers or briefs?” There is a mailing list that all of the Microsoft Regional Directors belong to.  Regional Directors aren’t Microsoft employees–they’re independent developers, architects, trainers, and other professionals who provide a vital link between Microsoft and the developer community. …

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IASA NY Meeting Tuesday December 18th

The International Association of Software Architects New York Chapter Chapter Meetings Next Meeting: December 18, 2007, 6 PM. (We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month.) Location: The meeting will be held at Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas on the 6th floor. Due to heightened building security procedures you must RSVP to wzack AT…

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XNA and Robotic Studio Madness

Via Dani… Do you like your XBox?  How would you like to build your own games for it?  XNA Game Studio Express is a great tool that will let you do just that.  Come on out this Saturday to Malvern, Pennsylvania as Nick Landry, Mitch Ruebush, and Lindsay Rutter show you all the ins and…

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PDC 2008 Announced

So the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) was originally supposed to be in October of this year, but it got post-poned last spring.  Now the new dates for the event have been announced.   The PDC will be coming back to sunny and beautiful southern California in October 2008!   Let’s just hope there aren’t too many wildfires…

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NY Technical Community Holiday Party December 13th

Hans Zaunere from the NY PHP users group called me last week and let me know about the NY Technical Community Holiday party taking place on December 13th.  The NY Technical Community is a new loosely affiliated technology-agnostic community that is coming together from various user groups in the NY metro area.  The goal is…

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Silverlight Firestarter in Philly – December 15th

Via Dani… On December 15th, 2007 Microsoft will be hosting Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter in the Malvern, PA Office. This day long event is free to anyone who wants to learn about designing and developing with Microsoft Silverlight 1.0. Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 is a cross platform browser plug-in that enables for easy development of media…

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Visual Studio 2008 Professional Install-fests

So you may have seen the news already elsewhere as I’ve been on a bit of a blogging break the past month, but it is true.  My team here at Microsoft is hosting a series of Visual Studio 2008 “install-fests” at area user group meetings this month! Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere,…

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