MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Pittsburgh this Friday

Any Steelers’ fans reading out there?  Are you around Pittsburgh? No? You should get there anyway! This Friday, the MSDN Freedom Roadshow is coming to town with a whole day of learning including .NET 3.5, ASP.NET MVC, and AJAX. This is your chance to come see for yourself what all the excitement is about from…

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Everything Has Its Place: Tread Lightly with Update Panels

Whenever I give a presentation on ASP.NET AJAX, one of the features that impresses is the Update Panel.  It makes it dead simple to add AJAX functionality to an existing ASP.NET website.  Got some complex server-side logic (like a Gridview control) that you’d like to execute via AJAX without refreshing the page?  Just wrap it…

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Announcing ReMIX 07 Boston

ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed up. MIX 07 took place in Las Vegas as a…

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Announcing the Peter & Bill MSDN Roadshow

Last year, I started a series of events in MS NY & NJ office called “devCouncils”.  The devCouncils were free half-day events where folks could come learn about the latest developer technologies.  We covered topics such as ASP.NET 2.0, the .NET 3.0 stack, and the MS AJAX Library.  Since that time, the local evangelism team…

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ASP.NET AJAX at Lehigh Valley .NET Tonight!

Having been out at the beginning of the month, I haven’t had a chance to get up my usual monthly user group listings post.  I wanted to let folks that tonight the Lehigh Valley .NET user group will be meeting at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.   For those of you not from the area, that’s…

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ASP.NET AJAX Client Life-Cycle Events 'Cheat Sheet'

Local ASP.NET guru, Milan Negovan, has posted another in his fine series of “cheat sheets” on the Microsoft AJAX Library.  This set highlights the client-side life cycle events that occur in the MS AJAX library when making an asynchronous call back to the server. You can find the “ASP.NET AJAX Client Life-Cycle Events” cheat sheet…

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Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit Update

Looks like there’s been another great release of the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit up on CodePlex.  See Shawn Burke’s blog for more information in this post. You can grab the latest toolkit bits here. One great feature is a new dynamic script “combiner” that reduces the number of HTTP requests needed to bring all of the…

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Popfly Goes The World

There’s another new web technology being announced by Microsoft today.  Welcome Popfly to the world of mash-ups and other Web 2.0 services!  I had heard rumors about this new technology that was formerly code named “Springfield”, but hadn’t had time to check it out. Popfly is a new, easy way to build and share mashups,…

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Microsoft at AJAX World East in NYC

Last week, I attended the AJAX World East conference in NYC.  The show was hosted by Sys-Con publishing at the Roosevelt Hotel near Grand Central Station.  Most of the usual AJAX suspects were there showing off their AJAX tools and frameworks.  The biggest sponsors of the conference appeared to be Laszlo and Adobe. I participated with…

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