Where to go instead of PDC?!?

Jon Box recently posted this question on his blog – Where do I go instead of PDC? (Since it was canceled this year.) He lists the big events that are happening more and more frequently. One that he left out is the Heartland Developer’s Conference $150 for Oct 18th & Oct 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. They consistently have what looks like an awesome event that I, as an event planner, use as a measuring stick to how well I am doing. Of course, he mentions DevLink.NET, which John Kellar and I have a healthy competition always cooking as well, after … Continue reading Where to go instead of PDC?!?

Microsoft Web Experience Events – Not Coming Anywhere Near Me!

Microsoft is hosting free Microsoft Web Experience events at the Los Angeles Microsoft office on June 8th and the Denver Microsoft office on June 15th. They will be presenting information on building the next generation user experience on the web. They are providing breakfast and lunch, hosting a reception with beer and wine, and attendees are automatically registered in a drawing for an XBox 360 and a Zune that will be given away at each event. For more information, visit http://kaevans.sts.winisp.net/Shared%20Documents/webexperience.aspx. I just wish we could have one even half way close to us – Dallas even? Kirk Allan Evan's … Continue reading Microsoft Web Experience Events – Not Coming Anywhere Near Me!

Zain Naboulsi rocked Tulsa – MSDN Event and TulsaDevelopers.NET

Zain Naboulsi rocked Tulsa! After presenting for four hours at the MSDN Event on Windows CardSpace and Microsoft AJAX. I had imagined that he would have been at least a little tired. But was the TulsaDevelopers.NET users group pleasantly surprised. He came in and delivered an awesome presentation on WPF with some Silverlight thrown in. He did an excellent job of incorporating the latest and greatest like Expression Blend. He also brought to light the fact that as developers we need to not get so comfortable in the new found user interface capabilities that WPF provides and be sure to … Continue reading Zain Naboulsi rocked Tulsa – MSDN Event and TulsaDevelopers.NET

Synergist : Why XML in Silverlight is Significant

Michael  Scherotter was definitely an awesome add to Microsoft’s Silverlight team! Check out some of the awesome things he’s done in the past with XML/XSLT and what he’s working on now with MindJet’s MindManager XML export and XSLT transformation to XAML in a post he called “Create a Silverlight Map”. – Very awesome stuff! Plus, don’t just be a spectator – join in the fun, he just added a Groove workspace on the project! You must check out his Silverlight Ribbon UI for web sites demo – www.xmldocs.net be sure to hit the Test tab and see the RSS feeds group! … Continue reading Synergist : Why XML in Silverlight is Significant