Steve’s Development Tools Newsletter – November 2010

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions.  It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful!  Whenever I post a new newsletter, I will send email notifications…


No PDC Tickets? Watch it with us at PDC Live!

Live Broadcast & In-Person Session UPDATE (10/26) – The Denver PDC viewing venue is moving to the local Microsoft office in the Tech Center: 7595 Technology Way, Denver, 80237 (map HERE) PDC10 is now sold out, but you can still join in on the excitement via the live stream and in-person delivered sessions. Attend this…


PDC 2009: Day 2 – silverlight, Free Laptops, and the Underground

There were several exciting announcements today, but the one that topped the list (at least technology-wise) was the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.  There’s a lot of new stuff going into Silverlight (I’ll let you read the full “What’s New”), but my favorites: Webcam & microphone support Full print support HTML hosting Full design surface…


Day 1: PDC – Information Overload

After hopping a shuttle bus from the hotel to the LA Convention Center, the official PDC “Day 1” started off with a flurry.  Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia (along with several other demo helpers) kicked off the conference with several announcements. I won’t go in to full details, but the highlights: Windows Azure is going…


Watch the Underground @PDC Live!

LIVE from the The Underground @ PDC 09! People are still talking about last year’s event at the Edison downtown.  Because not everyone can make it to Los Angeles or PDC, The Underground is going LIVE ONLINE! Tune in to see Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, Corp VP of Microsoft’s .Net Developer Platform and much, much more….


PDC 2009: Day 0 – It’s All About Software Quality

After my 2.5-hour flight from Denver (The entire Denver contingent of Microsoft Developer Platform & Evangelism was on my flight) to Los Angeles at the you-know-what crack of dawn this morning, I was excited to arrive at my first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference.  In my 4+ years at Microsoft, 2 of which were in Sothern…


PDC09 – Will I See You There?

This year’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is coming!  It’s taking place November 17 – 19th in Los Angeles. If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic technology decisions, this is the conference you need to attend to stay ahead of the curve and get a head start on planning your company’s…


PDC 2009 Registration is Open

Early registration for PDC09 is now open.  Register before September 15th and save $500 on your full conference pass. Nov 17 – 19; Workshops – Nov 16 Los Angeles Convention Center The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects. Attendees come from around the world to learn about the…


MSDN Events Unleashed Series: The Best of PDC (Salt Lake City)

We will be reviewing some technologies first discussed at PDC — such as Windows Azure and C# 4.0. But we will not only be talking about the future.  We will also discuss some recent releases that you can take advantage of now, including the WCF REST Starter Kit and the Silverlight Toolkit.  We’re offering this…


Develop from Home? Try the Teamprise’s Remote Accelerator with TFS

If you have developers that work from home or work as individuals in an office, you may want to check out Teamprise’s latest tool, the Remote Accelerator. The proxy service that pairs with Team Foundation Server is designed for remote development teams, working reactively to cache version-controlled files.  The Remote Accelerator is designed for the…