MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Fall 2008 Content & Wrap-up

In November, Bill Zack & I kicked off the (first) Fall 2008 series of our new MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow events. We’d like to thank everyone who attended our stops in Parsippany, New York, and East Windsor.  We received lots of feedback on the events and plan to continue the “Suburban” Roadshow with another series of…

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MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Comes to East Windsor on Thursday

Many of the live events that go on in the Microsoft community happen frequently in New York City or down in Philly.  But if you live or work out in the ‘burbs, it’s not always easy to make it into the city. The traffic, the trains, or the buses.  One extra hassle can keep you…

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Central Jersey ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter – Saturday December 13th

If you missed the MVC Fire Starters in New York and Philadelphia over the past few months, I’m happy to announce that the ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter is coming to central Jersey next Saturday, December 13th.  This is your opportunity to come out and learn about the new ‘old’ way of building web applications on…

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December 2008 Area User Group Meetings

I hope everyone enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you spent the holiday in a tryptophan-induced slumber after eating all of that turkey, joined the hordes of bargain-hunters on “Black Friday,” or fought the traffic traveling to and from family in a distant location, sometimes being back at your desk is a welcome relief. Here…

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How is Security in YOUR “Friends & Family” Network?

If you’re reading my blog, there’s a good chance you have a technical background or work in the IT industry. Like myself, I’m guessing that most folks who work in IT become known as the “tech guru” in their circle of friends and family. You know you’re the “tech guru” when everyone in your circle…

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MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Kick-Off Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the kick-off of the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow in Parsippany, NJ!  Bill Zack and I are excited to spend the afternoon talking with folks about Windows Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform, and Silverlight 2 application development.  You can read more about the “Suburban” Roadshow in my original post on it here. This just…

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Announcing Microsoft BizSpark for Early Stage Start-Ups

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new program for startup companies called “Microsoft BizSpark”.  My colleague Anand Iyer out on the west coast in San Francisco has all the details on his blog here.  The official BizSpark site is here.  Lots of other resources and information for startups is can be found at the Microsoft Startup Zone….

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MSDN Developer Conference – New York City on January 20th

The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? Cloud computing, Software plus services, Windows Azure, SQL Services, Live Services, Windows 7,  Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 Framework, etc, etc….  Did you miss all of the news coming out of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles last month? Or, maybe you…

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November 2008 Area User Group Meetings

Welcome to November. The leaves are peaking, the Jets and Giants are having decent seasons so far, and the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. I probably sound like a broken record every time I say “it’s an exciting time to be a Microsoft developer,” but I have to be honest – I really mean it….

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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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