Watch the PDC2010 opening Keynote LIVE

The PDC is our key developer conference and it’s all about Developers, Developers, Developers! You’ll see the latest and greatest of Microsoft tools and technologies being showcased and it gives great insight into what’s now and what’s coming in the pipeline. This year it’s being held at our Microsoft Campus in Redmond, but because we…

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Dev Idol comes to Tech·Ed!

Do you have what it takes? Dev Idol is coming to Tech·Ed Africa, do you have what it takes to be our winner? We’re looking for the rock star (presenter) of the future! If you’re passionate about technology and development show us! Enter our Dev Idol competition at Tech·Ed Africa, strut your stuff on stage…

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Internet Explorer 9 Beta Impressions

There’s a lot of great buzz around in the media about the launch of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta last night. If you’ve just come out of a coma and missed it, Microsoft has released a Beta of Internet Explorer 9 and is showing off its new capabilities to the world through the Beauty of…

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Devs4Devs is back in Johannesburg!

It’s been a while since we ran our last Devs4Devs event, but it’s coming back! Devs4Devs is – to turn a cliché – an event by the community for the community. Anyone can participate and presenters can volunteer to present a session on any developer topic. Attendees get to hear from their fellow developers about…

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Local Developer Spotlight: Stephan Johnson

This is the first in what I hope will become a regular feature on our blog. I want to interview members of the South African developer community (that’s you, dear reader!) who are some great work out there. We often hear about Microsoft MVPs, high-profile community members and the excellent work that they do but…

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DevDays 2010 Lite – East London

The East London developer community and Microsoft are teaming up to bring the best of our DevDays 2010 content to East London in July. The event will run over two nights and will feature content from DevDays presented by Microsoft and local community speakers. If you’re a developer in East London don’t miss out on…

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SA Developer Event: Brian Noyes in Johannesburg

The Johannesburg chapter of SA Developer .NET is hosting Brian Noyes, Chief Architect of IDesign, for a community event next week. Brian is in South Africa delivering training for Dariel Solutions and has generously offered up some of his time to present to the Gauteng developer community. Event Details Topic: Separate Your Concerns with MVVM…

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Developer Manager’s Breakfast

As part of our celebrations of the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 we’re running a breakfast for Developer Managers next week. We’re hosting Brad van Ee, the Principle Test Manager for the Visual Studio Platform from Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington who will be talking about how to streamline your…

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Wrap up of DevDays Johannesburg and Cape Town

DevDays in Johannesburg and Cape Town were an absolute blast last week! Now that I’ve recovered and caught up on all the sleep I missed in the build up I thought I’d post a follow up on how things went. Durban, you’re in for a big treat! Johannesburg I was really nervous before the start:…

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Office 2010 Road Show – Slides and Code Samples

Last week I presented an Introduction to Office 2010 Development as part of the Office 2010 Channel Launch for Microsoft South Africa in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The session was an introduction to the types of applications that you can build on top of the Office 2010 platform and the tools at your disposal. The…

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