DevDinnerOnDemand: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC enables you to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications by using the ASP.NET framework. ASP.NET MVC is an alternative, not a replacement, for ASP.NET Web Forms that offers the following benefits: Clear separation of concerns Testability – support for Test-Driven Development Fine-grained control over HTML and JavaScript Intuitive URLs What you will learn:…

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Developer Dinner Update

A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned that we were going to try to move to a monthly cadence for the dinners.  I also mentioned that we were going to make recordings of the dinners available on demand so people outside of the Reston, Virginia…

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Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference – January 14, 2009, Sacramento, CA

I am pleased to announce the agenda and details for the Public Sector Technology Conference in Sacramento, CA to be held on January 14, 2009.   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!!   Event Date & Time: January 14, 2009, 9:00 – 16:00 Pacific Time   Event Location California Secretary of State Auditorium1500 11th StreetSacramento,…

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Webcast Schedule for January 2009

Register today for our upcoming webcasts! Date Time Location Title and Registration Presenter Audience January 14, 2009 14:00  – 15:00 EST Webcast Building A Silverlight Application in 1 Hour Jesse  Liberty Developers January 28, 2009 14:00  – 15:00 EST Webcast Discover The Windows Azure Services Platform Lamont Harrington Developers -Nandita

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MSDN Webcast: Windows Presentation Foundation Application Model (Level 200)

Quick reminder to please join us today [12/17/2008 11:00:00 AM PACIFIC]. Our guess speaker Jennifer Lee, program manager in the WPF team, will discuss  the WPF application model and some of the changes in .NET 3.5 SP1. Attendee Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032391590&Culture=en-US Joel Reyes

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Query Data with Parallel LINQ

Charlie Calvert published a blog entry on the subject. It is a nice, quick read on PLinQ. Check it out: http://blogs.msdn.com/charlie/archive/2008/12/15/query-data-with-parallel-linq.aspx   Joel

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DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive

Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday.  James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team.  The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my team has done for the last few years, except the content focuses on the…

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WCAG 2.0 is now FINAL!!!

From SlashDot…   “It has been going on nine years now, but finally there are formal standards for Web accessibility for technologies other than HTML. They ask that you start with the press release (lots of links), but regulars might be more entertained by the last time WCAG made the front page here. Many folks…

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IE 8 and Accessibility: Microsoft Improves IE8 for Disabled Users

From the article:   A post on the IEBlog by Accessibility Program Manager JP Gonzalez-Castellan highlights several user-interface features that should improve the accessibility of IE8, among them Caret Browsing, Adaptive Zoom and High DPI (Dots Per Inch).   – Keith

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Silverlight experiences: http://www.myloc.gov

A refreshed Library of Congress  MyLOC site went live.  Some great Silverlight experiences here, be sure to check them out!  http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/creatingtheus/Pages/SlObjectList.aspx

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