Blackjack 2: Thanks Windows Mobile Team!

  Ya’ know, I have a fun job – look what the Windows Mobile Team put in my Christmas stocking – a Samsung Blackjack II.  Of course, the team was so thoughtful, they also included a 2 GB microSD card.  The improved keyboard layout of the phone really works for me (integrated numeric keypad and…


Happy Holidays from SoCalDevGal

Hey readers – thanks for sticking with me so far.  I hope you are getting something meaningful (and maybe even occasionally entertaining) from this blog.  You certainly make me smile – whether you are legitimately complaining about some lame thing or some oversight in our products, correcting or complementing some presentation I did, or just…


One last Visual Studio Installfest – Jan 3 at Barefoot

Psst…sign up now – it’s all free and it’s all good, join me at Barefoot in LA on Jan 3 at 7pm.  RSVP if you plan to be there, space is limited. Barefoot at 8722 West Third Street, LA, CA


Do you need to learn Silverlight?

Here is a company who is offering training in Irvine, CA this winter. on 3/11 in Irvine, CA Pluralsight – Premier Microsoft .NET Training: Applied Silverlight Questions this course will answer: How does Silverlight XAML differ from WPF XAML? What subset of the .NET Framework is provided by the Core CLR available with Silverlight 1.1?…


Caling all SharePoint Developers – Register for a cool event in LA on Jan 26-27 (other cities too!)

A few months ago, we held our fist first “Sleepless” event in New York City, which had been billed as the Ultimate SharePoint Weekend and organized by Infusion Development, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Here’s the synopsis and promo video for that event. Based on the tremendous success of the NYC event, we have partnered with…


Geek Dinner in Santa Monica on Tues, Dec 18 2007

Hey, I’ll be there – will you?  If you are joining, don’t forget to RSVP on Upcoming. El Texata at 316 Pico – dinner starts at 8pm


The Laker Girls, 2 Arnolds and the Holiday Spirit

This morning I was part of a group of volunteers from Microsoft who participated in the “Miracle on 1st Street”  Toy Giveaway at the Hollenbeck Youth Center.   Our group met up and helped prepare some of the toys that had been donated.  We opened boxes, unpacked toys and stuffed backpacks.  Several Microsofties brought their…


geekSpeak: Developer-to-Developer Conversations

Check it out – we’ve got all the past, present and future geekSpeak webcasts in one place!   Register now to join the live shows, which run Wednesdays, 12 – 1 pm PST.  Or you can listen to recorded shows. geekSpeak: Join a Discussion Like No Other


Jan 15- I’ll be in LA for a MSDN Event on ASP.NET security

In Century City. Also I’ll be in NorCal (Jan 24 – Dublin), and in WA (Jan 29 – Tacoma and Jan 31 – Seattle) presenting this same content.  I am looking forward to seeing you there! Session 1 | Safer, Smarter, Stronger: What’s New for Web Developers in IIS7 You’ll learn about the modular design…