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At http://www.codeproject.com/... there is interesting article "DaST Concept: A simpler, smarter, and much more powerful alternative to Forms and MVC." Both MVP and MVC suffer from division of responsibility. If DaST is genuinely simpler then it is to be welcomed. The project somewhat surpisingly to my thinking is on Source Forge at https://sourceforge.net/pro... - I would have expected it to be on CodePlex. The project home page is at http://aspnetdast.sourcefor... ...
If you're in Seattle or will be in Seattle, well ok ... actually Redmond, the 2nd week of June, and you've got some time and money to invest in your career, Alex Golesh announced a great opportunity. Alex is a Silverlight MVP, and way back in February of 2010, I saw the WP7 emulator running on his laptop at the MVP Summit... that means he's been involved since before they told all of us at the Summit that we were now WP7 devs! Lots (maybe all, for all I know) of the WP7 training you'll find at at ...
This has been a fantastic week of XNA activity and news. Standing ovation the the XNA Team for the interaction they’ve been having with the community as well as the new features they’ve been rolling out for Xbox LIVE Indie Game developers. Simply outstanding and I can’t wait to see what might be coming next. It’s also been a fun week to watch people’s Dream Build Play projects inch ever closer to completion. With the submission deadline coming up in June this is the crunch time for many developers. ...
I’ve had great first quarter working with AgileThought in the Tampa, FL office. Are you still moving in the direction you set out on or have your plans shifted? If there is a change, are you still in the right place to do so? Those were the questions I asked myself, before I began my transition. I’ve spend considerable amount of time thinking of where I am taking my career [different story for a different post] and decided to continue my story at AgileThought. I’ve met with the senior leadership ...
When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 1:30 - 4:30 PM Where: Microsoft Dallas Office - 7000 SR-161 (George Bush Turnpike), Dallas, TX 75039 A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Brought to you by Microsoft, CODE Training & EPS Software, this free afternoon event presents an unbiased look at the current and future development with .NET. Join MVP and RD Markus Egger, for an afternoon of free and independent information about current Microsoft development technologies! What ...
It appears that my work in the community and the nominations received from others has secured my status as an MVP for a second year. Thank you all for the award and thank you everyone (including Microsoft) for valuing my contributions to the community. I noticed last year I did quite a bit of travelling and talks. I’m going to need to work hard to keep that up this year. I’m also hoping to gear up for the v1 release of RoundhousE and DropkicK as well as something new I’ve been working on known as ...
What a crazy week! Big game releases from the XNA Community, podcasts, reviews, interviews, new educational content being posted and all sorts of upcoming titles that I’m excited about. If there was ever a week that I missed stuff, this was the week. Seemed like every time I glanced at twitter or checked my RSS feeds there was some interesting and new XNA thing going on. No need for me to try and convince you, just like at the size of this weeks XNA Notes! Time Critical XNA News: Making Windows Phone ...
Although it is late notice, I thought I would put up a plug for a free webinar. SharePoint MVP Paul Stork and I are presenting on Best Practices for SharePoint 2010 Public Facing Sites. I would love to go in to all of the topics on this post, but it would be easier if you just joined the webinar. Heck, it is free! Check it out here. Hope to see you there. 4/11/2011 Update: At the request of some followers ShareSquared has provided a link to the recorded version of the webinar. Now if you missed something ...
Beware world, for it has changed. As of April 1, 2011 I am officially part of the Microsoft MVP club. To be more specific, I am an MVP under the arm of Internet Explorer focus and I am already really enjoying it! There is plenty more to come from me, and some new opportunities have already come up. So make sure you stay tuned to hear about the latest and greatest about Microsoft and HTML5. I just thought I would take a moment to announce it on my blog. Take care Internet. :) This post also appears ...
Doing some final prep for speaking at this week’s Winnipeg IE9/WP7 bootcamp and ran into an issue with one of the demos. It’s a picture taking sample, showing how to programmatically implement functionality to interact with the phone’s camera. In the emulator everything worked fine, but when I deployed to my device I’d continually get a “User Cancelled” message after trying to snap a pic (this was coded in the event that the user cancelled taking the picture). A quick ping to WP7 MVP Mark Arteaga ...
Just found the email and knew that I’m award the Microsoft MVP 2011 of the Windows Azure. I’m very exciting as this is my first time to become a MVP. Here I would like to say thanks for the recommender, Ray Zhang, my colleague Wang Tao, Chen Pu who shares the experiences with me about Windows Azure and all technical stuff, the teachers and friends Terry Lee, Kidd Lee, Jeff Zhao, Ninputer, Yongjing Li, etc. I also would like to thank to the GeeksWithBlog.net which give me a wonderful place and platform ...
Yesterday I found out that I have received a Microsoft MVP Award for XNA/DirectX for 2011. It is a distinct honor and quite humbling. I join the ranks of many great individuals whose contributions, encouragement, and help have had a profound impact on my life. I have greatly enjoyed my time helping others in the App Hub forums, on Twitter, and through this blog since I first discovered XNA a little more than a year ago. I look forward to the expanded opportunities I will have to help you realize ...
Today is April Fool's day...and apparently I fooled quite a few people with my post earlier today! Sorry if you were outraged, concerned (or maybe you were happy and elated?) but I am not losing my MVP status. I'm still an XNA MVP and hope to remain one for as long as XNA is around. I really love the technology and this community! Something that was NOT an April fool's joke however, there are now two new XNA MVPs (well only two knew that I'm aware of, if there's more, please make yourself known!). ...
I was happy to receive this email today: Thanks to the great folks at Imaginet and Notion Solutions for all your help and support over the last year. Also, thanks to the MS Product group for being such a great team to engage with. Looking forward to continued interaction over the coming year. Technorati Tags: MVP,ALM ...
[What you see below was an April Fool's Joke! I am still an MVP and was already re-awarded for the year back in January! I'm still laughing at how many people this fooled (although I did feel a little bad when I saw all the nice comments being made) It was kind of like faking your own death, I got to read a so many wonderful things about me and it was really quite touching just how many people reached out to me or got really upset or angry about this news. Thanks for the concern, but I am still an ...

I just got notice that I’ve been renewed as an MVP for the 5th year!

Congrats to all the other MVPs that got renewal notices – or awarded for the first time – today.

I recently had the pleasure of being the guest on Joe Stagner’s podcast. We discuss several new technologies in the Microsoft technology stack including the new WCF Web APIs, MVC 3, and more. We also talk about being a Microsoft MVP and working for a Managed Microsoft Gold Partner. The direct link to the podcast is: http://www.msjoe.com/2011/0... Thanks to Joe for having me on the show ...
In this Issue: Ollie Riches, Damon Payne(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Beth Massi, Michael Crump, Mike Taulty(-2-), Jorge Peraza, and Peter Kuhn(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Delay Binding Updates within a certain Context" Damon Payne Blend: "Phone Tools reaches Beta!" Shawn Wildermuth Blend: "Blend Bits 26–Use Libraries for Assemblies" Mike Taulty Shoutouts: If you're in the UK, Mike Ormond announced a new set of WP7 Workshops: New Windows Phone 7 Workshops I met Gregor ...
Yeah I know I don’t blog much anymore, because life has taken me places that don’t involve the interwebs unfortunately. I am in the midst of planning two events, starting a non for profit, creating more sessions for various conferences, submitting to various conferences, working a 40 hour a week job, attempting to hang out with boyfriend/friends/family. So you can see that list does not include this blog sadly that’s how it goes sometimes. The bottom piece very important over any of the top pieces. ...
I’m back from Seattle where I attended the MVP Summit and presented the Windows Embedded Compact 7 training materials during the Train The Trainer in Bellevue (many thanks to all the people attending and providing great suggestions to improve the materials!). The MVP summit was a great chance to discover new things about all the different technologies, to see old friends and meet new ones. The TTT location (Microsoft training facilities at Lincoln square in Bellevue) was great and here’s the landscape ...
Even with a lot of the XNA community working on Dream Build Play entries ( I swear I’m going to finish mine this year!) people are still finding time to do side projects and be amazingly active in the XNA and XBLIG community. With my one eye on my code and one eye on the community, here’s what I noticed these over achievers doing this past week! Time Critical XNA News: Xbox LIVE Indie Games sales data will be delayed March 17-20th due to some schedule maintenance http://create.msdn.com/en-u... ...
In this Issue: Peter Kuhn, Emil Stoychev, Viktor Larsson(-2-), Kevin Hoffman, Rudi Grobler, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Image comparison using a GridSplitter" Martin Krüger WP7: "Using WP7 accent color effectively" Viktor Larsson XNA: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 7 - Collision detection" Peter Kuhn From SilverlightCream.com: XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 7 - Collision detection Peter Kuhn has part 7 of his XNA for Silverlight ...
MVPs are well known for their good heart (like the GeekGive initiative shows) and Client App Dev MVP Gregor Biswanger is no exception. At the latest MVP summit (beginning of March 2011), he took over a DVD about WPF 4 and Silverlight 4 and asked a few Microsoft superstars to sign it. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I've been wanting to write this post summarizing my thoughts about the MVP summit but have been dragging my feet since it's a very difficult one to write. However seeing Andy (http://forums.create.msdn.... and Catalin (http://www.catalinzima.com... and Chris (http://geekswithblogs.net/... post about it has encouraged me to finally take the plunge. I'm going to have to write carefully though because I'm going to be dancing ...
What is cloud computing? Is hosting the same thing as cloud computing? Are you running a cloud if you already use virtual machines? What is the difference between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and a cloud provider? And the list goes on… these questions keep coming up and all try to fundamentally explain what “cloud” means relative to other concepts. At the risk of over simplification, answering these questions becomes simpler once you understand the primary foundations of cloud computing: Elasticity ...
As a post VS2010 SP1 installation activity, I am recompiling all my open source projects. The first is XHTMLFIX at http://xhtmlfix.codeplex.com/ This LGPL project has simple fixes to ASP.NET 2.0/4.0 to achieve XHTML compliance as measured by the W3C tests at http://validator.w3.org/ The XHTML project shows as untrue the commonly held belief that MVP or MVC are necessary for producing XHTML compliant web pages. Incidentally the other supposed advantage of MVP and MVC over web forms of easier testing ...
With GDC 2011 wrapping up there were a LOT of great interviews and posts with and about XNA and XBLIG and some of our more notorious developers. Definitely worth spending many, many hours watching, listening and reading all those. Very inspiring! Also, don’t forget to get signed up for Dream Build Play! And just as an early warning reminder do NOT, I repeat do NOT wait to submit your game the last day. There are major issues submitting the last day every year and you do not want all your hard work ...
Last week I was fortunate enough to spend time in Redmond on Microsoft’s campus for the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit. It was great to hang out with a number of old friends and get the opportunity to talk tech with the various product teams up at Microsoft. The weather wasn’t exactly sunny but Microsoft always does a great job with the Summit and everyone had a blast (heck, I even got to run the bases at SafeCo field) While much of what we saw is covered under NDA, there a ton of great things in the ...
In this Issue: Dennis Doomen, Peter Kuhn, Michael Crump, Joe McBride, Martin Krüger, Jeremy Likness, Manas Patnaik, Jesse Liberty(-2-), WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "A highlighting AutoCompleteBox in Silverlight" Peter Kuhn WP7: "WP7 WatermarkedTextBox custom control" WindowsPhoneGeek Training: "" Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett announced that he and Josh Smith have heard the developers and released a demo: Mole 2010 Demo Released This is a somewhat older post, but the material is ...
During the MVP summit in February I managed to catch up with a few of the BizTalk MVPs who had recorded new webcasts for the “BizTalk Light & Easy” series. The 9 new webcasts are online now at CloudCasts. · BizTalk 2010 and Windows Azure – Paul Somers · BizTalk and AppFabric Cache Part 1 – Mike Stephenson · BizTalk and AppFabric Cache Part 2 – Mike Stephenson · Integration to SharePoint 2010 Part 1 – Mick Badran · Integration to SharePoint 2010 Part 2 – Mick Badran · Better BizTalk Testing by ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio ALM MVP of the Year 2011 For some reason this year some of my peers decided to vote for me as a contender for Visual Studio ALM MVP of the year. I am not sure what I did to deserve this, but a number of people have commented that I have a rather useful blog.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
In this all-sumbittal (while I was at MVP11) Issue: Michael Washington(-2-), goldytech, JFo, Andrea Boschin, Jonathan Marbutt, Gregor Biswanger, Michael Wolf, and Peter Kuhn. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "A Simple Bindable CheckboxList Control" Jonathan Marbutt WP7: "Struggles with the Panorama Control" JFo Lightswitch: "HTML (including HTML 5) and LightSwitch at the same time?" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: LightSwitch vs HTML 5 ? In his first post-MVP11 post, Michael Washington ...
Sitting on a window seat on my way back from Seattle I looked out the window and saw the large body of water. I was reminded of childhood memories of running as hard as I could through burning hot sand with the anticipation of the splash of the ocean. Looking out the window the water appeared like a sheet draped over land. I couldn’t help but ponder how perspective changes everything. Over the last several days I had a chance to attend the MVP Summit in Redmond. I had a great time with fellow MVP’s ...
This past week the MVPs (myself included) were on Microsoft campus for the MVP summit. So I apologize in advance if you did something cool or heard of something cool happening with XNA and XBLIGs and it’s not in my notes. I did my best to stay on top of things, but honestly this community is fast and furious with what it’s doing and creating. I really can’t keep up and that’s fantastic! But here’s what I *did* notice while I was there on Microsoft Campus (and I did make sure to point out to the XNA ...
As of today, I will be partnering with Sevensteps when it comes to developing great Surface, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 Touch applications. Below you’ll find the press release we sent out today. I am looking forward to this partnership and expect great things coming from us both in the future! Dennis Vroegop, Microsoft MVP, joins Sevensteps partner network 1 March 2011, Seattle / Amersfoort Today Dennis Vroegop and Bart Roozendaal, both Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Surface, ...
This week has been a rough one. I’ve been sick and then in some kind of slump for my afternoon coding sessions. It could be from the cold, could be I’m still tired from writing that Windows Phone 7 game development book (which is out now!) or it could just be I’m tired of winter and want some sunshine. All I know is that even while I’m stick, the XNA world keeps going along at it’s whirlwind pace. Below are the things I caught in between my coughing fits.. Time Critical XNA News: The 2011 MVP summit ...
Chris Eargle, Telerik Evangelist, Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker, was our guest speaker at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group February 2011 meeting. Chris shared many advanced C# tricks that he learned throughout his many years of programming in a talk earning raving reviews from all attendees. At the end of our event, we had a free raffle of 2 Telerik Ultimate Collection licenses and various .Net Ninja shirts. We would like to thank Chris for sharing with us and we look forward to having him again ...
In April Microsoft will hold the next MIX event. MIX was usually targeted at web designers and developers but has grown over the years to be more a general conference focused on the web and devices. In other words: everything the normal consumer might encounter. It’s not your typical developers conference, although you’ll find many developers there as well. But next to the developers you’ll probably run into designers and user experience specialists as well. This year I am proud to say that I will ...
Every week I keep wondering if there’s going to be enough activity in the community to keep doing these notes on a weekly basis and every week I’m reminded of just how awesome and active the XNA community is. There’s engines being made, tutorials being created, games being crafted. There’s information being shared, questions being answered and then there’s another whole community around the Xbox LIVE Indie Games themselves. It’s really incredibly to just watch all that’s going on and I’m glad I’m ...
Recently, @StaffOfGeeks announced to a select group of bloggers, the Geekswithblogs.net Influencer Program. Here is a little detail about the program. Description (from Influencer Page): Geekswithblogs.net is a community of bloggers passionate about contributing information to the world of developers and IT professionals. Our bloggers are some of the best in the world and receive honors on a regular basis for outside companies (such as the Microsoft© MVP Program). The Geekswithblogs.net Influencer ...
Recently I read a post by someone who felt the Microsoft MVP program had failed. My local experience with the MVP program would tend for me to disagree. On Saturday I attended a free Windows Phone 7 event organized by Robert MacLean and Rudi Grobler both of whom are local MVP’s. First of all, kudos to them for organizing the event which included a free lunch and flash stick and had some great content for a free event. Secondly, this is not the first time that either of these two MVP’s have organized ...
My grandmother wanted me to make her a video when she heard I got MVP in SharePoint Server of one of my sessions. I decided I haven’t visited in two years, so maybe I can do an in person session. I googled around and found South Florida Code Camp, which will be Saturday, February 12th. I will be doing a session at 9:50 in the morning on Silverlight just for my grandmother and whoever shows up. Here is the link for more information: http://www.fladotnet.com/co... In the upcoming months I plan ...
Or until my arm falls off at least…. I’ve been meaning to get a new tattoo for quite a while. And I wanted it to be geeky and to represent some memorable milestone in my life. So I was thinking, mulling over some various ideas, sketching some things out. And then it hit me. XNA. Specifically the XNA logo. It’s super geeky (so geeky I’ll probably have to explain to 90% of the people that say it what it even means) and I’m not sure that anything has been so memorable and made such a change in my life ...
2010 was an incredible year of change for me. On the personal side, we celebrated our youngest daughter’s first birthday and welcomed my oldest daughter into our family (both my girls are adopted). Professionally, I put on the first ever Prairie Developer Conference, the 3rd annual Winnipeg Code Camp, the Software Development and Evolution Conference, continued to build the technology community in Winnipeg, was awarded a Microsoft MVP award for the 4th year, created a certification program to help ...
This past week (much like every week in the XNA community) was filled with things happening and people doing cool things (and getting noticed for doing cool things!). You can definitely tell there are some Xbox LIVE Indie game developers starting to make some names for themselves. Can’t wait to name drop them at bars. Me- “Oh you played Game X? Yeah, I know the guy that made that. Pretty cool guy.” Yeah, I’ll be THAT guy. Time Critical XNA News 30 days left to submit XBLIGs made in XNA Game Studio ...
Just a quick recap of things I noticed going on in or around the XNA community this past week. I’m sure there’s a lot I missed (it’s a pretty big community with lots of different parts to it) but these where the things I caught that I thought were pretty cool. The XNA Team Michael Klucher gave a list of books every gamer should read. http://twitter.com/#!/mkluc... Shawn Hargreaves posted Nelxon Studio posting about a cheatsheet for converting 3.1 to 4.0 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sha... ...
I received this letter from Microsoft this morning Dear Teresa Burger, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Expression Blend technical communities during the past year. There has been some work involved but over all, 2010 has been a blast!! I am very honored to have received ...
So I was talking to one of my friends, Cathy Dew, and I’m wondering how to start out this post. What kind of title should I put? Somehow we’re just randomly throwing things out and this title pops into my head the one you see above. I woke up today to the buzz of a text message. I spent New Years laying around until 3 am watching Warehouse 13 Episodes and drinking champagne. It was one of the best New Year’s I spent with my boyfriend and my cat. I figured I would sleep in until Noon, but ended up ...
A few metrics that of course got out of hand, but some may find interesting: 1/2 My share of the MVP of the Year award in February of 2009 with Laurent Bugnion 2 Number of degrees I hold: B.S., M.S. Electrical Engineering 3 Number of years in the U.S. Army 3.5 Number of years SilverlighCream has been posted 4 Number of times awarded MVP 6 Number of professional positions I've worked: Antenna Rigger, Boilermaker, Musician, Electronic Technician, Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer 16 Number of companies ...
What is the Silverlight Firestarter is all about? It is a one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie. It begins at 9am Pacific time. Yes, that noon for us east coasters here in the U.S. It provides new self-paced labs and walk through videos. It is interactive and you can ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event. To me the really interesting part is going to be the opening keynote by Scott Guthrie. Keynote : The Future of Silverlight Be first to ...