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MIX '07 Kicks Off
Wow, it has been quite a day here at MIX -- I hardly know where to begin. As Ray Ozzie started his keynote this morning, he talked about some new concepts in application categories that reall make a lot of sense. First, there is the idea of the "universal web application," or an app that lives solely online and is accessed via the browser. Then he talked about the "experience first" application, an app that runs on the desktop and can heavily leverage the resources of the desktop. So ok, we've given ......

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 6:37 PM

MIX '07 Already Underway
Well, here I am in Las Vegas getting ready for MIX to start in the morning. I went over to the Venetian this evening to register for the conference. Got some decent bling and had dinner with an old friend. I'm excited for the general session tomorrow morning. Some good stuff is going to get announced. I'll be blogging on MIX '07 throughout the conference. Anything you want to know? Send me some feedback. Technorati Tag: MIX07 ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:55 PM

Virtual Lab Login for E-learning Online Training Program
I was glad to see so many people check on the free e-learning training program I posted about yesterday. This really is a great opportunity for you to get some excellent training for zero dollars. I had a few folks contact me about the password to access the virtual machines that are part of the lab sections of the training sessions. I dug in and found out where you can find the login credentials. Once you reach the lab section of the session, you'll see a screen like the one below. Click on the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:50 AM

Would you like some free training from Microsoft?
This is a really great offer. I have access to a limited number of free e-learning passes from Microsoft. This is a $159 value delivered to your desktop for free. If there is something that you've been meaning to brush up on and just haven't had the time to register for an instructor-lead class, this may be a great solution for you. The access code below is good through June 30th, so please hurry if you want to take advantage of this free online training. If you're interested, here's how you get ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 3:32 PM

A Defense of Vista
Full disclosure: While my paycheck and livelihood comes from working for Microsoft, I want to make it clear that the following has nothing to do with that fact. I'm speaking strictly as a technologist trying to make his way in the world. Like a lot of folks in the software biz, I get a lot of e-newsletters each day, and I try to at least peruse each one to keep current with what's happening in the industry. The past week, one specific newsletter has contained so much vitriol about Vista and what ......

Posted On Thursday, April 12, 2007 2:58 PM

Get Your Questions Answered on ASP.NET MVP Chat

I just read about this event on Javier Lozano's blog. It'll be on April 19th at 1:30 PM CDT. This is a great opportuntity to get your ASP.NET questions answered by a panel of MVPs. Javier has all the details about how you can join in on his blog.

Check it out!

Posted On Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:55 AM

Next ArcReady Event - "Architecting for the User Experience"
I'm pleased to announce that the next ArcReady tour scheudle is set and ready to go. Our subject for this go-around is "Architecting for the User Experience" and our guest speaker will be Chris Bernard, UX Evangelist for Microsoft. Read all about it and register at www.arcready.com. Remember, this is a free event and, besides the great content, there will be food and some great giveaways, include a copy of Expression Web. We're really excited about the program we're putting together for this tour. ......

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 12:06 PM

VSTO WebCast Series Starting on April 19th
VSTO Product Manager Mike Hernandez has recently announced a webcast series called "VSTO Straight From the Experts" will begin on April 19th with Ken Getz. Check out Mike's blog for more information. You can also find these and future webcasts in the MSDN webcast calendar. Here are the links to the webcasts for your convenience: VSTO Straight from the Experts: Ken Getz VSTO Straight from the Experts: Robert Green VSTO Straight from the Experts: Tim Huckaby These should be great webcasts, so if you're ......

Posted On Friday, April 6, 2007 12:14 PM

Lesser-Known Cool Vista Feature
Remember when you used to wish that the help featues in Windows were, well, helpful? I was recently trying to figure out how to change some settings in Vista and the new Control Panel menu wasn't being very helpful. On a whim, I open the new Help and Support link on the Start Menu and was really impressed. First, help now is fully integrated with online help, so you not only get the information on your system that was there when you installed Vista, but you can now tap into the latest support information ......

Posted On Friday, April 6, 2007 12:19 AM

Decks from ArcReady Event Now Available for Download
First, a big thank you to everyone who attended the first ever ArcReady tour during the past month. It was great to see such a big turnout for a new program. The decks used during the event are now posted and available for download on the ArcReady web site. Finally, be sure and get registered for the next ArcReady which will be "Architecting for the User Experience." Our featured speaker this time around will be Chris Bernard, a User Experience Evangelisy with Microsoft. We're working with Chris ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 11:47 PM

Expression Web Available on MSDN Downloads!
I was out checking what's new via my MSDN subscription site this evening when I noticed that the Expression Web product was available for download. As you may know, there has been some consternation in Redmond about whether this suite of tools should be available via MSDN. A quick web search revealed that yes, indeed, the Expression suite of design products will be available via MSDN. Check out this post from Walt Ritscher's blog for the office word from Soma Somasgar. If you haven't already grabbed ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 11:28 PM

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