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Thanks for attending the “What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 (and TFS too) presentation. As promised, here are some links! Note: if you didn’t attend, its ok. This is for you, too. The bits themselves. This article introduces new and enhanced features in Visual Studio 2013 Visual Studio Virtual Launch – Lots of Videos here and and then on November 13th, ......

From Brian Keller: “I’m very pleased to announce the availability of the Visual Studio 11 Beta ALM Virtual Machine along with 6 hands-on-labs / demo scripts. This marks an exciting milestone in our journey towards RTM. You can now roll up your sleeves and start learning about the many capabilities we announced at TechEd North America last year and have ......

The awesome Azure team is at it again! Earlier this month, they released an early preview of the new Windows Azure SDK for Node.js. They have just released the December Update with several new features, including: Windows Azure PowerShell for Node.js 0.5.1 update, IISNode 0.1.13 update Node.js 0.6.6 update from Joyent, Installer in-place upgrade support ......

This post is from a very good friend of mine, Billy Hollis. He’s got some interesting food for thought and I think you’ll enjoy his perspective! For over 15 years now, our industry has been struggling with a crucial tradeoff. We can get broad reach via standards, or we can get the best possible user experience with applications that take advantage of ......

Here are the resource links for the Administering Team Foundation Server 2010 Class from last week in Minneapolis. Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 and Team Foundation Server® 2010 RTM virtual machine for Microsoft® Virtual PC 2007 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/do... Microsoft® Visual Studio® ......

If you haven’t already signed up, there is a Silverlight Firestarter event happening today and kicks off in a little under an hour! Sign up here!!!!! ScottGu starts of with a keynote entitled “The Future of Silverlight”. Sounds like a good thing. Here is the rest of the agenda(All Times PST): 9:00 am Scott Guthrie The Future of Silverlight 10:45 am ......

Thanks to everyone who attended the “Flip on LightSwitch!” at the Kansas City Office Geeks User Group last night! Lots of great questions and interaction from the group! As promised, here are the resources we talked about: First, you need a place to play with LightSwitch. As it is beta, a vpc is always a good idea. Currently there are three flavors ......

From a message from Brian Keller: “Back in December we posted a set of virtual machines pre-configured with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2, and 7 hands-on-labs. I am pleased to announce that today we have shipped an updated virtual machine using the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate bits, a brand new sample ......

Sorry for the rather lengthy post here. I get asked this all the time so I decided to post it…Visual Studio 2010 editions will be available on April 12, 2010. Product Features Professional with MSDN Essentials Professional with MSDN Premium with MSDN Ultimate with MSDN Test Professional with MSDN Debugging and Diagnostics IntelliTrace (Historical Debugger) ......

Interested in getting up to speed on Windows Azure? Then check out this FREE boot camp, all across the US this spring. What is a Windows Azure Boot Camp? Windows Azure Boot Camp is a two day deep dive class to get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Azure, as well as a series ......

Meeting tonight!!! Food! Great giveaways including a full license of Infragistics for a year! See you there!! Meeting for March 23rd, 2010 WHERE: Centriq Training, 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (Click WHEN: 6:00 PM TOPIC: Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle for Agile development Microsoft recently added secure development guidance for agile ......

And for the last post of 2009…

The biggest tech flops of the decade…Enjoy!



I’ve thought about it. I predict that social aspects of the web will explode in 2010. http://mashable.com/2009/12... This is just one example. From iPhone apps to search services that mine real time status. Hopefully, GeeksWithBlogs will be somewhat in the middle of this. We were an early integrator of twitter as part ......

Recently I was in a meeting to discuss the new features of Team Foundation Server 2010. The senior management team asked many questions and was duly impressed. Afterwards, I thought that the QA would make a good blog post. It was then I remembered this great post from Brian Harry earlier this year. Read it for a great introduction. Oh and Happy New ......

Hello, Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!! “Power User Books” – For getting ......

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