December 2007 Entries
MSDN Events: Visual Studio 2008, “Astoria” and Silverlight - Thursday, Dec 20th!

If you're located in the Carolina's (or southern Virginia) you might want to check out the "The Ultimate Backstage Pass with MSDN Events" event scheduled for this Thursday, December 20th in Greensboro, NC. The event starts at 1pm with a welcome time starting at noon.

I'll be presenting the "What’s New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2008" session, Chris Love will be presenting the Astoria session titled "A New Paradigm for Data Development with Web Based Data Services" and Microsoft Developer Evangelist Brian Hitney will round out the show presenting the "Building Rich, Dynamic Web Experiences with Microsoft Silverlight, ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX" session.

There will be swag awarded via drawings from submitted evaluations so who can say no to free stuff!

Head over to the MSDN Events page and register now!  See you there!

Have a day. :-|

Posted On Saturday, December 15, 2007 2:31 PM | Comments (0)
Rush Tour 2008!

YES!! Rush is extending the Snake & Arrows tour into 2008! SUH-WEEET!! Looks like I'll be able to see them again! That'll keep me in a good mood all day!

Have a day. :-|

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:02 AM | Comments (1)
CompUSA to Close All Stores After the Holiday Season

Wow... this is kind of surprising, but then again, maybe not. The CompuUSA store here in Raleigh was closed during the last round of CompUSA store closings. I figured they kept open the stores that were at least making money. I guess i was wrong.

Check out this story on Daily Tech for more details.

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview

Wondering what's coming down the wire with XP SP3? Click here and check out the whitepaper for more details!

"Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3."

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 11:18 AM | Comments (0)
PDC 2008 in ON!!

From the MSDN website:

Announcing PDC08

October 27–30, 2008
Pre-conference October 26, 2008
Los Angeles, California


Mark your calendars! This event is targeted toward software developers and architects and typically focuses on future Microsoft development technologies and platforms.

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 11:03 AM | Comments (0)
TRINUG Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest - December 12th!

Instead of trying to come up with my own text (yes, I'm that lazy sometimes!) I'll just "borrow" the text about this event from Chris Love's blog. Before I do though I'll add that I too will be presenting at this event. I haven't decided exactly what yet but I know it'll be VB 2008 centric. Ok, here's the text from Chris's blog post:

"Next week, December 12th, the Triangle .NET User Group will be holding an Installfest for Visual Studio 2008. Each Registered attendee, and I stressed registered attendee, will receive a FREE copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional.

Brian Hitney, our area's awesome Microsoft Developer Evangelist, will be leading all of us through setting up Visual Studio 2008. I will be going over some of the new AJAX/JavaScript editing features and Srinu will be showing us some of the new Linq features.

The event will be at a different location because we already have over 120 registered developers. We will be taking over the Rudino's restaurant off Miami Blvd. in RTP. Food and drink will be provided by our great sponsors; Solid Quality Mentors, FarPoint and Microsoft.

Festivities should begin shortly after 5 and last till around 9 PM. We have so great door prizes and lots of good people to rub elbows with and learn from. If there is any TRINUG meeting you go to in the year, this is the one."


For those of you NOT familair with Chris, I suggest you check out his very informative blog, Professional ASP.NET.

Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 9:55 AM | Comments (0)