Where is SoCalDevGal – Fall 2010?

This fall is shaping up to be a busy one.  I’ll bet some of you will be in the same places as me too.  Below is my tentative fall speaking schedule: August Mon, Aug 9 at Microsoft, Irvine w/Denny Cherry on SQL Server Scalability and Storage – day event Tues, Aug 10 at QuickStart, Irvine…

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Visual Studio 2010 – Window 7 Developer Topics

Here’s my deck from the May 2010 MSDN Visual Studio 2010 launch events.  I am presenting on Windows 7 / .NET Framework 4.0 / VS2010 tooling improvements.  There are a bunch of notes in these slides as well.   Enjoy! Windows 7 Visual Studio 2010 for Developers View more presentations from lynnlangit.

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Educators – Join me at the FREE Virtual Summit 2010

Great news for Microsoft Certified Trainers and Academic Educators: You are invited to the MCT & Educator Virtual Summit 2010. Register now for this event which will be free of charge and exclusive to MCTs and Educators. Join this  educator readiness marathon conference on April 7th – 9th, 2010. · Three days and nights of…

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SoCalDevGal answers your Windows 7 Developer Questions

Wow what a launch today in Orange, CA!  Thanks to the standing-room only audience this morning.  Because of the crowd size, you were so kind as to send your questions via text messages.  I didn’t have time to answer all of your many questions all at the event, so here are the rest of the…

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SoCalDevGal recommends the new Windows 7 Online Training

  Wow – this is GREAT! MSDN Channel 9 has a new online training center for you (developers) to learn the Windows 7 APIs.  The topics included are multi touch, taskbar, sensor / location, ribbon, shell libraries, background services, instrumentation & performance, installer detection, data redirection, high DPI, session 0 isolation, user privilege isolation and…


SoCalDevGal presents Windows 7 Developer APIs

Next week Monday and Wednesday, I’ll be presenting at the MSDN launch events for developers for Windows 7.  Both events are registered full already – however, I am posting my decks here for you.  Also we may be recording one set of launch sessions, if we do so, I’ll post the link to the recording…


SoCalDevGal looks at BitLocker for USB drives in Windows 7

I’ve wanted to play around with this feature (also called ‘BitLocker-To-Go’), but hadn’t had time until today.  I’ll recap what I’ve found.  First, and probably most important, is that BitLocker is only available as part of Windows 7 Ultimate (or Enterprise) editions.  That is, the ability to ENCRYPT is available only in these editions of…

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SoCalDevGal pushes her little NetBook – what can it do for developers?

Regular readers will note that I recently purchased an inexpensive NetBook and upgraded the OS from XP to Windows 7 Home (blog detail here). First I tested my NetBook out for plain old web browsing.  It worked just fine with one exception – some websites aren’t designed for the small screen size and resolution.  That…

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SoCalDevGal works with virtualization in Windows 7

I am working on setting up my first VPC in Windows 7 and I found a couple of things had changed from Vista and wanted to share here.  I realize that for application virtualization, ITPros would most often be using Windows 2008 Server, however, developers would more commonly use Windows 7.  That’s why I decided…


SoCalDevGal shares her Windows 7 for Developers Presentations

Tomorrow I start the journey over to Africa, TechEd Africa in Durban, South Africa on August 2-5, to be exact.  While there, in addition to other presentations, I am scheduled to make three presentations about Windows 7 for Developers.  In the spirit of sharing, I will post my session abstracts and slide decks here now. …