Hey, I now get to do an additional talk at the Toronto Code Camp. I psyched because it’s a topic I’ve very excited about, Click Once deployment of Smart Client applications. It looks like the schedule is still in flux so check out the website to find out the Bat Time and the Bat Channel for this… Continue reading My Toronto Code Camp Talk: Deploying Smart Client Applications with ClickOnce
I have the cleanup spot, the last talk of the day in the Futures track starting at 4:00pm. My talk isn’t really a futures session since it’s mostly (80 -90%) about the new language features in Visual Basic 2005. At the very end I cover the VB team’s vision for the implementation of LINQ and the proposed addition… Continue reading My Toronto Camp Talk: The Visual Basic Language – Whidbey and Beyond
For some time now I’ve wanted an easy way for cross promotion of the multitude of Microsoft focused user groups in the city (there are at least nine public groups at the moment), basically one place where a developer or IT Pro could go to see everything that’s going on in the Toronto community. This… Continue reading The Toronto User Group Community Blog
Kudos to the people from Microsoft Canada for putting on a great event. I spent the pre-keynote part of the day talking with people at the user group booth. Myself and other group leaders were representing the 10 groups for developers and IT Pros in and around the city. I had some business cards made up with the group names… Continue reading The Toronto Visual Studio 2005 Launch Rocked!
Welcome to Channel 6 – three steps below Channel 9 (in content and production quality). We have a few video interviews from the “Ask the Experts Cabana” at the Toronto Launch Event. These videos were taken with the very highest quality video and audio equipment available today (on a SmartPhone). They’re shaky, the close-ups are waaayyy… Continue reading Channel 6 – Three steps below Channel 9
MSDN Canada held a little soiree (that’s probably mispelled French for night party) in preparation for the Toronto Launch event. People from Micorosoft, event speakers, experts manning the Cabana, and several user group leaders and members got together to mingle and talk about tomorrow’s event. It was a nice chance for me to talk to… Continue reading The Pre-Show Countdown to Launch
For those who didn’t make it to PDC05 or didn’t get a “Visual Basic 2005 @ PDC ’05” CD, the content is now online. Artcles, videos, quick starts, software, sample applications and the VB sessions are all available. Check it out. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/pdc05/
Here are a couple good resources for VB developers who want to learn about .NET amd/or want to get some guidance about how to migrate their applications to .NET. Brain Randell of MCW Technology posts the slides and labs from a VB Roadshow he gave. This material is great for VB, Access or VBA developers who… Continue reading Resources for VB Developers Who Want to Learn .NET
I just saw this post from Jim Duffy. It really captures the sense of excitement I got from the VB MVPs at the Summit. If you’ve moved away from VB.NET to another tool or you’re a VB6er hesitant to make the move to .NET, pick up a copy of VB 2005 and get the Mojo… Continue reading VB’s Mojo is Back!
All developers have a million T-Shirts they received at some event, most of which are gathering dust in a box or closet somewhere. Well now there’s a use for at least one of these forgotten relics, the “Wear Your Old Swag and Win a Prize!“ Contest (catchy name, eh?) at the Canadian Launch events. While… Continue reading Finally – A Use for the T-Shirt You Got at DevDays 1998