Citability Codeathon – DC – April 9-11, 2010 – Register NOW!!

Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable. The event is open to…

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Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference

REGISTER TODAY! Event Date: October 27, 2009 Registration: 08:30 Event Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Event Location: Hilton HarrisburgOne North Second Street  Harrisburg, PA 17101(717) 233-6000  About the Conference We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, .NET Framework, .NET Services Service Bus, Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8. These…

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Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. …

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Can Windows 7 resurrect ancient PC’s?

This is an interesting article from GCN: http://gcn.com/articles/2009/07/27/gcn-lab-windows-7-performance-tests.aspx So if you are a Public Sector developer out there using Windows XP and you can’t use Visual Studio 2008, there’s hope for you. I’m personally aware that it (VS 2008) runs well on a netbook with 512MB of ram.  (right Joel? <grin>) So, is Windows 7…

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Using code analysis again…

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales engineer”), but I’ve pretty much been focused…

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Final CTP for Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) v1.3 Released

The final March 2009 CTP for the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (v1.3) has now been recently released.  Head on over to Paul Andrew’s Blog (Paul is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint Team) for a rundown of the new capabilities available in this CTP.  Also with this release, we released a set…

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Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

I’m not much of a SharePoint dev.  I’ve taken a SharePoint development class, but that’s it.  I keep telling myself that I am going to dig in to SharePoint more.  I know that many of the folks that attend the Developer Dinners are doing a fair amount of SharePoint development.  I just came across the…

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ATTENTION WEB DEVELOPERS WCAG 2.0 Moves to Last Stage in W3C Approval Process

For those of you (like me) who are interested in Accessibility and/or need to ensure your websites remain in compliance with section 508 you’ll be interested to know that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was published as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on Nov. 3, 2008. This means that the technical material of WCAG 2.0…

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DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features/capabilities to the .NET…

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ESB guidance

A new set of ESB guidance has been released by the Patterns and Practices team. Details below:       Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance:   ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP October 2008 Release     Quick Links: –                    MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/esb…

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