More Visual Studio 2013 Launch events and ALM Webcasts

In addition to the Visual Studio Launch Events I wrote about in my previous blog entry, I wanted to pass on the rest of the launch information for the rest of the US.  Here is an announcement from one of our developer tools solutions specialists (Laura Smith) handily crafted with upcoming launch events across the…

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch Events: Denver and Salt Lake City

Like many areas in the country, we’re going to hold regional Visual Studio 2013 launch events for our Desert Mountains customers.  In specific we’re coming to… Tuesday Dec. 10th 2013 Microsoft Denver 7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237 Thursday Dec. 12th 2013 Megaplex Theatres 9400 South State St. Sandy, UT 84070   Agenda:…

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Windows Azure Learning Opportunities

In the past when asked about Windows Azure and the cloud in general, I would reply that it was a great technology and something that would be important in the future, but that it wasn’t mainstream yet. But that has changed. The future is NOW! According to Gartner, 80% of organizations plan to use the…

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LightSwitch and the Enterprise

Recently, one of our customers asked some interesting questions regarding the use of LightSwitch (Microsoft’s modern Visual Studio-based RAD environment) within an enterprise environment. The fundamental question was how well LightSwitch applications fit within their model for enterprise applications. This post shares some of the ponderings that ensued… DISCLAIMER: I do not work for the…

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Any Plans for June?

It’s a time of year that many people are looking forward to Summer vacations.  But as you sit in your office looking for other valuable distractions, consider joining Microsoft and our partners for some upcoming events… Windows 8 App Factor (Tempe, AZ and other locations) Tech Ed North America (New Orleans, LA) BUILD 2013 (Sold…

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Are you running an obsolete Visual Studio 2012?

Yes, you read that correctly… “an obsolete Visual Studio 2012!”  Now that is a little overstated… The Visual Studio that was released last year is far from obsolete, but it is no longer the latest and greatest.  Since it was released for general availability, the Visual Studio and TFS teams have been working to continue…

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About this blog…

This is my first blog posting on MSDN but not my first blog overall.  In fact I started blogging on WebBlogs.ASP.Net around eight years ago.  I started with mostly technical content about .NET and then spread to related topics such as BizTalk, SharePoint and especially TFS and ALM.  (Hence the blog title “Ponder.NET”) As time…

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