Real World SOA Presentation Materials

Thanks to all that attended the recent Real World SOA session. Service oriented architecture describes a technology agnostic architecture that is comprised of loosely coupled services that interoperate to perform a desired business function. SOA is not a single technology but a combination of infrastructure, development tools, and networking technologies working together. While not the…


BeanTown.NET Meeting

The Beantown.NET User Group (INETA) is meeting again on Thursday, 11/2/2006.   This month Greg Smalter from Red Stapler Software is presenting on “Automatically-generated Data Access Layers”.   As always, the meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends andco-workers.  If you want free pizza, send me an RSVP using the contact formform…


Building Solutions Using the Latest-Generation Microsoft Application Platform

Thanks to everyone that attended my recent presentation on Building Solutions Using the Latest-Generation Microsoft Application Platform. This session covered some of the industry trends and an overview of the .NET Framework 3.0. As promised I have posted the slide deck for download here.


Welcome Chris

It’s hard to believe that I have been in Redmond for almost six weeks. I still seem to spend a lot of time lost. I swear they move the streets at various times of the day. Working with the New England developer community was one of the best experiences that I have had in my…


The Horror of it – or not

Like many people I spend a lot of time editing, and viewing Word documents. Recently, I switched to Office 2007 (Tech Refresh) and so far have been pretty happy with the results. Except for this morning – that is. You know the situation. I had spent two hours editing a document that was due three…


ASP.NET Ajax V1 Beta

Announcing the V 1 Beta! With ASP.NET AJAX, developers can quickly create pages with rich, responsive UI and more efficient client-server communication by simply adding a few server controls to their pages. This new Web development technology from Microsoft integrates cross-browser client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 development framework. ASP.NET AJAX provides developers building client-based Web experiences…


Get Space Invaders

I spent way too much time playing this game as a kid. Now that I have it on my phone – I can spend more time on my phone. Free Invaders Game Attack wave after wave of cunning aliens as they drop towards you on the screen. Tailor your game experience with easy, medium, or…


.NET University

A fantastic idea by Doug!  .NET University is a way for anyone to get to a set of overview courseware for each of the 4 new technologies associated with .NET 3.0, which is currently RC1. Each lecture is 75 minutes, each lab is 30 minutes, so all content can be completed in a full day. It…


Collection 5134 : Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005

Collection 5134 : Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005   This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft’s next generation technology within their solutions….


2 Weeks and Counting!

Don’t forget that the Fall 2006 Code Camp is coming up the weekend of Oct 21-22 at the Microsoft Waltham, MA office. Registration and abstract submission are now open at, the new home for New England Code Camps. At this site you can register and see the current submissions.