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Wow! That is all I have to say after three fun filled days in a world that fed the geek, sparked the competitor, inspired the humanitarian, encouraged the inventor, and continuously warmed the heart in me. First Robotics FRC 2012 First Robotics is an amazing program that strives to inspire young people to get involved with science and technology. To accomplish this goal, they team up young people with engineering minded mentors to create machines with a goal of competing both on the field and by ...
Don’t miss out on these great session with Markus Egger in the Dallas office! Where: Microsoft Dallas Office – 7000 SR-161 (George Bush Turnpike), Dallas, TX 75039 When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 1:30 – 4:30 PM Signup for this FREE event in Dallas Join Markus Egger, Microsoft RD and one of the longest running MVPs, for an afternoon of free information. CODE Magazine and EPS Software are in a unique position to share information based on real world experience in projects that are either our own ...
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 ...
Join us for a special WebMatrix and ASP.NET MVC Web Camp you don’t want to miss. No matter your expertise in web development, these Web Camps are the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience and 'unleash your coding genius'. Our interactive sessions will: Introduce ASP.NET Web Pages and WebMatrix; discuss possible uses of these Facilitate an in-depth discussion on when to migrate ASP.NET WebPages applications to ASP.NET MVC Explore new features of ASP.NET MVC 3 Take a dive deep into jQuery ...
A big Thank You to everyone who showed up for and sponsored Dallas GiveCamp 2011. As did many others, I had a great time and made some lasting new relationships as well as bonded with old friends. I owe a special thanks to Shawn Weisfeld and Chris Koenig for asking me to help with this project. It was a great weekend of hard work and community. Attendees over came some kinks and issues to produce some great work for Charity. I have gotten a lot of fantastic feedback from both developers and charities. ...
The day has finally arrived for twelve local charities here in the Dallas area, when they’ll get some help from various local Developers with their website initiative needs at this years Dallas GiveCamp. I’m really looking forward to helping out at this year event and what I hope will be the start of many more GiveCamps to follow. Similar to Habitat for Humanity, where people gather to help build and improve homes for people in need, GiveCamp brings together programmers and equips them with the virtual ...
MSDN Events Present: Azure 2 Day Bootcamp Event ID: 1032468997 Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom A 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Frwy Event Overview This is a 2-day deep dive program to help prepare you to deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. We have worked to bring the region’s best Azure experts together to teach you how to work in the cloud. Each day will be filled with training, discussion, reviewing real scenarios, and hands on labs. Snacks and drinks will be provided, ...
This code sample demonstrates the following features: • Two new features of IE9 for Windows 7 PC devices: HTML canvas and SVG. • A Windows Phone 7 device application that renders a 3D bar chart. • How to use the Windows Azure platform Dallas services. • How to connect the devices using a Windows Azure cloud service. Code sample download: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... You can see a live demonstration of the IE9 samples. The pages require IE9 beta (http://windows.microsoft.c... ...
While I think that Microsoft is shooting themselves in the foot by not releasing WP7 on CDMA networks this year (such as Sprint, meaning no new phone for me personally), these two free developer training events in Dallas sound interesting: Day 1, Wed. Oct. 20: In the first of this two-day launch event, we’ll take you under the hood of Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone 7 platform with a progressive set of learning sessions. We’ll start with the basic tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application ...
So the release of WP7 devices is drawing closer and closer and lots of my friends are know asking me about what I know that is new. I just can’t wait for the release and I like telling them what I find out when I can. So here’s the good stuff… coming on October 11th is an expected launch party in New York from Microsoft in order to mark the coming of these phones. Hopefully this will be streamed over the web. Its then expected to see phones released in Europe starting on October 21st. Here in the ...
Postback 09202010 – Time for a reboot! Well its been awhile since I’ve done the blog thing over here at Dotgeek HQ. Lets just say that I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks and became a little more involved in other affairs. WP7 Dev Tools RTM is out Its official, the WP7 tools used to help build all those wonderful WP7 Apps have been released in their final form at last. With only a few weeks before the Mobile Marketplace opens up, its great to see we now have the final tools at last and even updated ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, SilverLaw, Nigel Sampson(-2-), Mohamed Mosallem, Vikram Pendse, Ward Bell, Gill Cleeren, Jag Reehal, and Enrico Gebauer. Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso announces a Texas-sized event: Sharing in the Light – I dive into Silverlight Development with Blend – Two day event in Dallas Sept. 25 & 26 From SilverlightCream.com: Simple Silverlight Configurator/Pivot (View Model/MVVM) Michael Washington has a cool app up using ViewModel/MVVM that allows users to query a collection ...
Come to Dallas .NET (http://ddnug.org) on September 9th to see Shawn Weisfeld (www.shawnweisfeld.com) and myself talk about Expression Blend, Silverlight, and OData. In this talk Teresa and Shawn will cover how to skin a media player for your company and how to bind it to an OData Service for data retrieval. The talk will begin with Teresa showing how to use Expression Blend to skin a Silverlight Media Player. Then Shawn will show you how to expose your video library using an OData service and consume ...
I've been taking quite a prolonged break from blogging, partly because my attention has been elsewhere. Writing several chapters for BizTalk Server 2010 Unleashed (due to be published towards the end of the year) has taken up a lot of time. I'm also involved in helping or organise Rules Fest 2010. And then there is the day job,...and four kids,...and two cats,...and management of a local youth club,...and organising my wife's 50th, etc., etc. Anyway, this is an unashamed plug for the conference. ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Al Pascual, Joost van Schaik, Timmy Kokke, Tau Sick, David Rousset, Dinesh Sodani, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Ben Gracewood, Kunal Chowdhury, and Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios. Shoutouts: Chris Koenig has his material from Tech Ready or Dallas TechFest up: MVVM in Windows Phone 7 Lester has a post up: Announcing CTP of XAML Toolkit From SilverlightCream.com: A Dial (User) Control Wow... file this in the HolyCrap category... check out the dial control Phil Middlemiss built... ...
I really do want to get back to technical blog posts but I have one more announcement first. Victor Gaudioso will be in Dallas September 25th and 26th. This will be the first of what I hope will become a series of weekends with Silverlight related authors that I am calling "sharing the light". If this works out well, I am hoping to organize 4-5 sessions a year. They will be one or two days -- authors choice. Please sign up for Sharing the Light - Victor Gaudioso dives into Silverlight Development ...
Since the new issue of Code Magazine is hitting the stands any day now, I'll go ahead and post my article on Give Camps from the previous issue. GiveCamps Chris Williams This month I’m going to take a brief departure and talk about the growing phenomenon in the developer community known as GiveCamps. If you’ve never heard of these, keep reading (you better keep reading either way, bub). What Exactly Is a GiveCamp? GiveCamps are the brainchild of Microsoft Central Region Developer Evangelist Chris ...
Scott Seely did a wonderful job this evening of explaining how cloud services fit into our application architectures and specifically how Azure is organized. He covered everything from Table Storage to code name Dallas (OData). The discussion continued well beyond the end of the meeting which was attended by members of all sectors of IT and multiple platforms. Be sure to join us in the upcoming months as we cover the following topics: June – Document Generation Architecture July – Architecting a ...
My wonderful wife Annie surprised me with a cruise to Cozumel for my fortieth birthday. I love to travel. Every trip is ripe with adventure, crazy things to see and experience. For example, on the way to Mobile Alabama to catch our boat, some dude hauling a mobile home lost a window and we drove through a cloud of busting glass going 80 miles per hour! The night before the cruise, we stayed in the Malaga Inn and I crawled UNDER the hotel to look at an old civil war bunker. WOAH! Then, on the way ...
I’m proud to announce that two Microsoft employees, Sarika Calla and Kevin Halverson, who works on the Visual Studio Product Team will be visiting various User Groups and Companies in Arkansas and Texas! Bios: Sarika Calla – Speaking about a Woman’s perspective at Microsoft, this natively born Indian holds a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and has been with Microsoft for the past 8 years. Sarika is now a Team Lead on the IDE Team. (pic is Redmond sacalla mthumb.jpg) Kevin Halverson ...
Just getting a few interesting cloud links “down on paper”. I last did one of these on Azure in Feb 20010. Cloud Links: Article on Debugging in the Cloud http://code.msdn.microsoft.... A sample app that demonstrates monitoring and automatically scaling an Azure application in response to dropping performance etc. Basically a console app that checks perf stats and then uses the Service Management API to spin up new instances when needed. Azure In Action book is imminent :) Running Memcached ...
While it’s still a full month away, I’m getting super excited about my upcoming trips. May and June are chock full of events, two of which I’ll have full announcements for within the week. In mid May I’ll be driving to Dallas to take my 2nd trip to Korea (the bulgogi part). Seeing a bunch of old friends from my first trip as well as taking a week for some deeper personal things. While in my absence, June 1st-4th, I’ve setup a tour across Arkansas and Texas for two Microsoft employees who work on ...
Dallas is Microsoft’s Information Service offering which allows developers and information workers to find, acquire and consume published datasets and web services. Users subscribe to datasets and web services of interest and can integrate the information into their own applications via a standardized set of API’s. Data can also be analyzed online using the Dallas Service Explorer or externally using the Power Pivot Add-In for Excel. We can explore all the datasets and subscribe to the catalog for ...
Nope, I’m not referring to the famous TV series. I am referring to the “data-as-a-service” offering we announced at the PDC. What it is: Dallas is “data-as-a-service” offer from Windows Azure which is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under a unified provisioning and billing framework. Dallas provides the foundations for publishing and consuming ...
My thoughts and observations of this year’s Microsoft PDC conference in LA. Day 1: Just registered for the conference. They had many reps available to move attendees through the registration process. We arrived early, and had to stand in line for 15 minutes, while all the reps stared blankly back at us; “We don’t open until 7.” Wow.. Great Customer Service. Let me take this moment to comment on the Conference bag this year. ITS A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP. Literally, it looks like a “reusable” grocery ...
I've largely finished my presentation for the October Rules Fest 2009 conference in Dallas at the end of the month. I'm speaking on complex event processing (CEP). My plan is to provide a broad survey of CEP technologies, chiefly concentrating on the similarities and differences between event stream and rules processing. There has been a lot of interest and activity around event processing in the rules community in recent years, and not a little controversy about the best approaches and, indeed, ...
Yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, Kevin Dallas the General Manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft announced that there will be a major release of Windows Embedded CE 7.0 in Q2 2010. Well, that is entirely accurate; the release will be named Windows Embedded Compact 7.0. That is right, the name is changing from CE to Compact. This brings the naming in line with naming of other Windows Embedded products. This spring I attended the MVP Summit at Microsoft, an NDA event, and ...
Yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, Kevin Dallas the General Manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft announced that there will be a Windows CE 6.0 R3 release available within a month. The engineers tell me that the work is complete, now it is just a matter of getting it ready for us to download. The goal of the R3 release seems to be centered on usability. The new features are: Silverlight – or actually a subset with variation. This is not Silverlight for the browser, but ...
Recent events directly related to the Dallas Tech Fest led me to discover that there is not one place to find out about all the developer communities in the Dallas Fort Worth area, that prompted me to create this post, which I intend to update as I get additional information. Dallas .NET Users Group D. Omar Villarreal http://TeamSystemRocks.com/... Dallas Visual Studio Team System Users Group D. Omar Villarreal http://TeamSystemRocks.com/... Dallas ColdFusion Users Group Dave Shuck ...

… off to create a new VPC for it and prepare to do some demos at the Dallas VSTS UG this Wednesday evening:

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Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the e14 Ignite training in Dallas on the latest version of Exchange server (Exchange 2010) about to get released to beta. As I rushed from the airport to the training, I was stopped to sign the NDA which prevented me from blogging about all the great things I was sure to learn. As expected the training was phenomenal and with the official release of the beta I can now blog about the public details of the enhancements. Here are some of the ones that I am ...
David Penton is another one of those folks that I’ve known for a while via the InterTubes but never had the pleasure of meeting in person until the MVP Summit. He also works on one of my favorite products, which means if I have any questions… he’s the first name on my list. After hanging out in Seattle for a few days, I realized I hadn’t yet done a NINE Questions interview on David, so today’s your lucky day: 1. Where are you from? I was born and bred in Dallas, TX. I've lived in the Dallas area ...
This is from Shawn Weisfeld [MVP] blog. A few weeks ago I got a copy of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET (http://www.amazon.com/Prof... Figured since I had been to presentations by 3 of the 5 authors I just had to have the book. Brian Scarbeau, Stan Schultes and Ryan Morgan are avid speakers in the Florida .NET community and knowing ...
January 12 IIBA Professional Development Days Conference January 12 Twin Cities Developers Guild www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... January 13 - 14 MACO Winter Conference (Government event) January 13 TechMasters www.techmasters-tc.com Jan 13 CTA Luncheon - High speed wireless Eagan Community Center www.ctamn.org January 13 - MSDN Developer Conference www.msdndevcon.com Jan 14 SharePoint User Group Meeting www.sharepointmn.com January 15 BizTalk User Group www.mnbiztalk.com Jan 15 Code Freeze http://www.umsec.umn.edu/ev... ...
One of the things that I've missed during my tenure here at Microsoft is speaking at some of the independent national conferences such as VSLive. But if you look through the speaker's list at VSLive Dallas you'll find a fellow named Josh Holmes... Woot! More on my blog at Speaking at VSLive! Dallas 2008 ...
This was my second official conference and first time that I did two presentations. I had a blast playing Rockband and meeting a lot of Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and other assorted peoples. If anyone is curious my slide decks are available at http://www.codeplex.com/mos... If you have any questions or comments I'm here to answer them. I am not sure yet how Silverlight version 2.0 will affect the SharePoint and Silverlight Presentation. I will try to play around with the new version in the ...
Nikolay Raychev on SL and Localization, Chris Koenig on Style, WPF and SL, ux.artu.tv with developer training, Andy Beaulieu on finding Media Elements, Michael S. Scherotter with SL2 text to Word2XAML, Terence Tsang with Waving Text, Joel Neubeck with a SL Rating Control, Jesse Liberty begins a Custom Control series, and Jonas Follesø on WCF Authentication. Somasegar blogged about the new Social Bookmarking platform. I've created an account on MSDN, using the name "Dave [WynApse]" and I'm archiving ...
The Redskins/Giants game aside, we’re now less than 30 minutes away from the beginning of the NFL season! Of course, its really just an exercise to see who will lose the Superbowl to the Atlanta Falcons, but still…we have so many storylines and drama that this will be an excellent season of “As The NFL Turns”. So week one…what are we going to see… Falcons over Lions The Falcons put the past behind them and start with their new look…well, everything. Lions, still the same look. Jaguars over Titans ...
Even if you don't listent to DotNetRocks on a regular basis (you should!), if you are a user group leader or interested in starting a user group you should listen to this show. It is been quite a while since DotNetRocks has had a community focused show. http://www.dotnetrocks.com/ Show #344 | 5/22/2008 (69 minutes) Building Communities at Dallas TechFest Carl and Richard talk with three community leaders in Dallas about building communities, and specifically how you can directly benefit from participating ...
I am looking to find other people that have worked with code generation on project developement to discuss strageties, design patterns, and areas on which code generation adds value using code generation tools, and not limited to commercial generators like CodeSmith/CodeBreeze. I generate all layers from the web service to database layers and occasionally generate code for the web interface and I'm trying to finalize generating the base line files for projects like the solution and project files. ...
On the way home from We Are Microsoft, Doug and I determined we had to create an event in Kansas City modeled after the Dallas event. We ran the idea by John and he was 100% on board. One week later, we have started the site, thanks to Telligent for letting us use the Graffiti CMS product. The name of the event is Coders 4 Charities, with the corresponding domain coders4charities.org. What do we need? Everything thus far, except a web site, but we are not quite ready. First thing we need to do is ...
What a great event! I want to thank everyone involved and wish all the charities good luck with their new software. If you haven't listened to the shows yet, I highly suggest it. You will be compelled to look at your work with the community and see different ways you can help charities with your development skills. Here is a list of all the shows we recorded during the event, please help spread the word about these so others can get involved in their local areas either by themselves, as a user group, ...
In our final podcast, Doug and I speak with the Executive Director of Texas Response Unit Search & Rescue, Shannon Blackwell. This organization assists local, state and federal agencies in the recovery of lost, missing and abducted persons in urban and wilderness or natural and man-made disasters while proactively educating response agencies and the community. They were looking into implementing a testing module that will certify individuals such an volunteers and police officers. This module ...
The Volunteer Center of North Texas is an organization that provides a link between volunteers and volunteer agencies. They network with about 1,800 agencies in the Dallas and neighboring northeast Texas area. Doug Butscher and I spoke with Dana Riley, the Associate Executive Director of the VCNT, and Bruce Harlan, the Director of I.T. The organization needed to improve user access to their information, and they were assigned several developers to help accomplish this task. Listen to the Volunteer ...
I was amazed that we could staff an entire band for several hours on Saturday night. One of the easiest positions to fill was singer and that is NOT normal. Anyway, Doug and I had a blast rocking out with the Dallas crew. Watch the video and you will LOL when you see what Fernando on bass does. Technorati Tags: We Are Microsoft,Rock Band,Dallas,Charity Challenge Event ...
This was a really fun interview, because we had the chance to talk to Toi Wright and Amber Weiss, the two people who coordinated the event, and who we worked with closely during the event. Toi coordinated this event by contacting charities in the Dallas area, gathering their requirements and defining a selection process. She was looking for charities who were in need of a software solution, but something that could be completed over the course of a weekend. She also sent out the call to local developers ...
Doug Butscher and I had a chance to speak with Tim Mitchell and Ryan Magnusson to discuss their implementation of SER Child Development Center's web site. Their existing web site was over 8 years old and was so out-of-date that they needed to remove it. They needed a new web site to inform parents and their community about current and new programs, while taking advantage of the latest development technologies available. The implementation team is using SubSonic as the CMS to manage the content on ...
In this interview, Doug and I speak with Zach Young and Jay Smith from the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group, who are part of the team helping Texas Discovery Gardens build a brand new web site to teach people effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment through the use of native and adapted plants that illustrate the interrelationship of Butterflies, Bugs and Botany. Texas Discovery Gardens had a web site in the past that was approximately 10 years old, but it ...
I had a chance to run around for a little while yesterday and snap some photos of the developers in action at the We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend event in Dallas this weekend. Take a look at the photos here. Technorati Tags: We Are Microsoft,Charity Challege Weekend,Dallas,Flickr ...
We had a chance to talk to Dorothy, the General Manager, and C.C., the Outreach Coordinator, from St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, who help out their community by providing low priced goods and services for their neighbors in need, so that they may live in dignity. Dorothy was a little nervous to speak with us, but as you can tell in the interview, they both did an excellent job at conveying their mission and passion for what they believe so much in. They are by far the most technologically innovative ...