Changing times and changing companies

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost nine years ago that I started at Microsoft. It seems such a long time ago. During that time I have had the opportunity to be part of some amazing things. But like all things people change – me included! I have made the tough decision to leave…

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SharePoint for Developers Part 2

Ramp Up (www.MyRampUp.com) is a free online learning program for developers. We’ve just launched a new track: SharePoint for Developers, Part 2. This track, along with the other currently offered ones (eg, Visual Studio 2008), teaches the important skills in a guided path, making the learning process easier and more efficient. The easy-to-access content (provided…

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TechDays Virtual – Defy all Challenges

Helps spread the word and make sure to register! Event Date: April 1Event Cost: FreeEvent Location: Your PC (worldwide access) With speakers starting to confirm we have published twenty session and will be adding more on a daily basis for the Tech·Days Developer 2009 – Defy All Challenges 24-Hour virtual event!   Register for the event…

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Announcing TechDays Defy All Challenges

  One of the things that I always love about the technical world is our love of learning. Personally, I find it incredible to hear the different ways that people solve day to problems and their personal best practices. In thinking about this a great group of people (from all over the world) started thinking…

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Free Virtualization e-book offer

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions.  The technologies covered include:   Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Register to download…

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Announcing the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

This is always something that I hear people ask for – The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to…

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Introducing the Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit Beta & Reader Beta SDK!

This looks pretty cool – We are very excited to take the wraps off of our newest addition to .Net client development – a Starter Kit designed to make it easy to create rich, syndicated multimedia and content experiences which engage the user, from documents and photos to videos and podcasts.   These Syndicated Client…

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A Quick Look at XML Literals

XML literals are new to Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Basic. Simply put they enable the incorporation of XML directly into application code. Essentially this allows a quick way to create XML objects. At their core XML literals represent a LINQ to XML object and follow syntax similar to XML 1.0. At run time XML…

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Tabbing within Visual Studio

Tabs are everywhere within Visual Studio. By default each time a new window is opened a new tab is creates. Many times a lot of tabs can make moving around quickly seem a bit difficult. Within Visual Studio the <CTRL> + <TAB> key open a dialog similar to the Windows Alt-Tab dialog that shows all…

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