.NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 Migration

I can’t tell you how many times I get customers that ask me questions about migrating from .NET 1.1 to 2.0.  The topic came up at Tuesday night’s N3UG meeting.  It’s an important topic, and Microsoft probably doesn’t do as good of a job as they could in getting the word out about 1.1 to…

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Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What’s in a name?)

You know, of all the online “Live” services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best.  However, hardly no one knows about it! On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps.  Wow!  The tech community went nuts about it as witnessed by the headlines on…

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May 2009 Area User Group Meetings

May is here and with it comes a lot of spring activity in the local community! MS Enterprise Developer & Solution Conference – May 5-6th Today and tomorrow is the Microsoft Enterprise Developer & Solutions Conference in NYC.  The Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference will provide developers, architects and key business decision makers in large…

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Silverlight 2 Fire Starter Coming to NYC September 13th

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow. Silverlight 2…

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Same Old Microsoft?

A dear friend of mine who likes to tease and criticize my company sent me an e-mail over the weekend with the subject line of “Same Old Microsoft”.  In his message was a link to an article at PC World: Make Firefox the Default Browser (Again) After Installing Internet Explorer 8 “Sneaky, sneaky Microsoft! When…

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BarCampNYC4 Coming May 30/31st at NYU

If any of your are interested in BarCamp, the 4th edition of it is returning to NYC on Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st!  This will be the third BarCamp I’ve been involved with, an every one has been a blast so far.  It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and learn with other…

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NYC ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter event in New York City on June 7th.  That was the first time we’ve hosted an event on the new MVC framework anywhere on the east coast.  Special thanks goes out to Jess Chadwick, Todd Snyder, and Brian Donahue for helping assemble and deliver much…

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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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What’s Wrong with Social Networking?

Social Networking: Everyone wants a piece of the action.  Users want to be where the cool people are and feel part of a community.  Businesses want to make money off of it.  The 44 billion dollar question is:  How? I don’t know the answer. Last month, I attended the "Online Community Un-conference: East" open-space event…

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