ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Just Released!

At the devCouncils in NY & NJ earlier this month, I said that I anticipated the final release of ASP.NET AJAX “any day now”.   Well… Hot off the presses!  The official 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX, including the cross-platform & cross-browser client-side Microsoft AJAX Library, is now available!  Go get the bits here. Read more…


January devCouncils – NJ and NY

Thanks to everyone who attended the devCouncil events in NJ & NY this month.  This was the third ‘set’ of devCouncil meetings to take place, since we kicked the program off.  This month focused on web development, specifically ASP.NET and the new Microsoft AJAX Library.  We’ll be taking February off, but I plan on scheduling the…


ASP.NET How To Collection

Ever wanted to know how to do something specific in ASP.NET?  My colleague Asli Bilgin from the Microsoft Industry Services team has put together an amazing collection of ASP.NET resources, chuck-filled of How To links that are just great to have around as a handy reference.  Here ya go… ASP.NET Quickstart Tutorial http://www.asp.net/QuickStart/aspnet/doc/whatsnew.aspx Virtual Labs http://msdn.microsoft.com/virtuallabs/asp2/ http://msdn.microsoft.com/virtuallabs/fritzonion/ “How…

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devCouncil NYC + NYC .NET User Group: Web Dev & Architecture Sessions

  This Thursday, January 18th, is the January devCouncil in NYC from 1-5pm.  Immediately following the devCouncil is the monthly meeting of the NYC .NET Developers Group from 6-8pm.  This month’s devCouncil topic is web development.  We’ll spend the first half  of the devCouncil discussing the new features in ASP.NET 2.0, then for the second half, we’ll cover…


Cheat Sheets for Microsoft AJAX Library

Milan Negovan has compiled a series of ‘cheat sheets’ for the Microsoft AJAX Library.  These make a handy dandy reference.  Sounds like he’s working on additional ones, so I’ll have to check back.

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Google IG-like Prototype built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ

Omar Al Zabir, from Pageflakes.com, has built a cool prototype using ASP.NET AJAX that implements an ‘ajaxified’ start page portal site.  Cool: Built on ASP.NET AJAX + .NET 3.0 + DLinQ in 7 days!   Not as cool… it mimics Google. 🙂  Although, he also has the Windows Live banner at the top?! Check out the full article +…


devCouncil NJ: Web Development with ASP.NET & AJAX

Tomorrow, Thursday January 4th, is the January devCouncil in NJ.  This month’s topic is web development.  We’ll spend the first half discussing the new features in ASP.NET 2.0, then we’ll cover the new Microsoft AJAX Library and how you can use it with ASP.NET to build rich user experiences on the web. The devCouncil will meet from 1-5pm at…


Has Hell Frozen over? Have Pigs Been Flying?

For the past couple of weeks that I’ve been a delinquent blogger, it sure seems that way!  I’ve seen things that I never thought I’d see, as well as things that I haven’t seen in a long time.  First off, in the category of things I haven’t seen in a long time, MSFT ticked above the $30…


Announcing ‘devStream’ for Developers

Today marks exactly one year since I’ve taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York.  Since then, I’ve gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events.  People often ask me at those events what my “day job” is like.  Well, now my day…

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Microsoft AJAX Library at the AJAX Experience Conference in Boston

This week I’m attending the AJAX Experience conference up in Boston, Ma.  There are couple of folks from the Internet Explorer and ASP.NET AJAX library teams here to participate.  Microsoft has a booth where we are talking about both products with the attendees in the sponsor section.  We are also holding a raffle to give away…

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