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Software Engineering Reference Posters

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I’m not sure what side of the fence you may fall on when it comes to reference posters, but while I don’t have my work space walls plastered with them they are none the less very informative and useful. More often than not if you’re looking for a quick answer many of these reference posters do exactly that. Oh and it doesn’t hurt that these posters and let you true geek shine thru and you may become the envy around your fellow geeks. Just remember to hang them in a location where you will not have the team looking over … Continue reading

The Microsoft Community Roundup

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If you’re a Microsoft end user no matter if it is as a developer, consumer, or administrator then you may find this interesting. Are you looking for resources that can increase you knowledge or looking to find an answer to a question that you may have? If so, I will present a number of resources that you may or may not be aware of. While each resource may deal with a specific topic others may pertain to Microsoft products in general. I work as a software engineer therefore my interest mainly resides within the area of development, but I will … Continue reading

Visual Studio 2010 Released To Maintenance

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Today Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 to maintenance which probably means if you’re anything like me you are downloading your copy from MSDN as we speak. Don’t even get me started on the download speeds or interruptions with the file transfer manager but this is to be expected on day one. Even as I sit in Auburn, Alabama Wishing I Was At The Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event this week, it simply was not to be. Thank goodness for Twitter (#VS2010) and Microsoft, I almost feel like I am at the event, almost. Microsoft also announced that Silverlight 4.0 … Continue reading

Microsoft Desktop Player Provides A Method Of Learning

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If you live in the world of Information Technology I am sure that you have painfully came to the conclusion that learning is a never ending activity. In fact over the last decade technology has progressed so rapidly that I find it difficult to stay on top of learning activities. All one has to do is look at the history or Microsoft .NET and the progression of the framework. In a period of eight years .NET software engineers has seen a progression of the framework to that latest release of 4.0 which most likely will be discussed in detail at … Continue reading

Free Webinar on March 18th – How NBC, Microsoft and Inlet Delivered a Large-Scale Live IIS Smooth Streaming Event

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The live streaming of the Olympic Winter Games presented challenges of tremendous scale and complexity, ultimately delivering more than 45 million live streams over 710 million page views! Online Olympics viewers enjoyed a vastly improved quality of experience—including the first Olympics to be streamed in HD—thanks to IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight. Continue reading

Continued Innovation With Silverlight 4 and Expression Blend 4

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Available for download today, Microsoft announced, is a release candidate (RC) for Silverlight 4, which builds on the beta version released at the Professional Developers Conference in November 2009. The Silverlight 4 RC provides powerful media and enterprise application and media capabilities, out-of-browser flexibility and world-class tools support via Visual Studio and Expression Blend with Sketchflow to enable robust application development and rich interactive experiences. Continue reading

Microsoft MIX 2010

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This week in Las Vegas, NV is the Mix 2010 conference and if you’re anything like me you were not able to make this event in person. In fact at the time I am writing this post I am sick and it is showing little sign of letting up. The next best thing to being there of course is watching Channel 9 Live at MIX10 – Who, What, When, and How!? So be sure not to miss this opportunity to tune in and see first hand what is going on. This should be a fun filled three days with a … Continue reading