“Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family for the holidays, we have a moral obligation…

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How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just going to be “one of…

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Connected Show Episode #10 – PRISM for Silverlight

In this episode we talk about Dmitry cutting the cable, new PHP 5.3 release, IE8 features / new ad campaign and TwitterMatic. Finally we jump into our interview with Shawn Wildermuth and discuss PRISM v2 in Silverlight, the MVVM design pattern and how PRISM makes building complex Silverlight applications easier. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Related…

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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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MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow: Last Stops Coming in LI & Stamford!

Bill Zack & I thank everyone who attended our first few stops on the Winter 2009 series of “Suburban” Roadshow events. So far we’ve visited East Windsor, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and NYC.  Thanks to our hosts at Infragistics and Set Focus!  There are only two more stops left on this series.  So if you weren’t…

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Windows 7 Beta: Come and Get It… Just A Few Days Left!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard about the beta of the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 7. No breaking news here (I hope).  However, now that I’ve been running 7 myself the past couple of weeks, I thought I should post some links & thoughts on it.  First off, if…

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MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Winter 2009 Series

Today, I’m happy to announce the upcoming Winter 2009 series of MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow events!  In November, Bill Zack and I kicked off the “Suburban” Roadshows as a way to bring the latest Microsoft developer technologies directly to where YOU live.  The NY metropolitan area is huge.  There’s a tendency for Microsoft (and other other…

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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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