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Updated for WebCamp Redmond (Seattle) 6/18-19

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The Microsoft Web Team is excited to announce a new series of events called Microsoft Web Camps!

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Interested in learning how new innovations in Microsoft’s Web Platform and developer tools like ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 can make you a more productive web developer? If you’re currently working with PHP, Ruby, ASP or older versions of ASP.NET and want to hear how you can create amazing websites more easily, then register for a Web Camp near you today!

Microsoft’s Web Camps are free, two-day events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. At camp, you will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Entity Framework, IIS, Visual Studio 2010 and much more.   See the full agenda here.

Register now

and we look forward to seeing you at camp soon!

 

Webcamp Location

Microsoft Conference Center
Hood Room, 16070 NE 36th Way
Bldg 33
Redmond

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Webcamp Redmond Speakers

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Jon Galloway

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Written by wesy

May 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Want to be a More Productive Web Developer? Attend the Free 2-day Microsoft Web Camps!

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function WebCamps () {
   Day1.Learn();
   Day2.Build();
}

WebCampsBannerAd300x250Interested in learning how new innovations in Microsoft’s Web Platform and developer tools like ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 can make you a more productive web developer? If you’re currently working with PHP, Ruby, ASP or older versions of ASP.NET and want to hear how you can create amazing websites more easily, then register for a Web Camp near you today!

Microsoft’s Web Camps are free, two-day events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. At camp, you will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Entity Framework, IIS, Visual Studio 2010 and much more.

Web Camps also provide the opportunity to get hands on with labs and get creative by building in teams. All this with Microsoft experts on hand to guide you through.

Space is limited so register now!

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World Wide Dates

Written by wesy

April 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

IE9 Platform Preview Available

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Day 2 at Mix2010 – IE9 Platform Preview is now available at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ the preview will be updated every 8 weeks. Some quick highlights.

  • HTML 5
  • SVG 1.1
  • CSS 3
  • DOM
  • Ecmascript 262
  • Graphics and fonts JPEG-XR TIFF ICC Colors

Written by wesy

March 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX 2010

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I just got out of the keynote and I’m really excited about the Windows Phone 7 Series. Pix are worth a thousand words so I’ll post a few here.

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http://www.windowsphone7series.com

Written by wesy

March 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco – Get a 20% Registration Discount

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San Francisco is a great destination city – so why not mix some work with vacation or if you’re a local…get a registration discount for Web 2.0 Expo.  Please visit the Web 2.0 Registration site by March 29, 2010 and use this registration code to receive the discount.

Registration Code: websf10mi20

Link to Site: http://bit.ly/cIJzpP

Written by wesy

February 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

The Phone I’ve Been Waiting For…ok and Still Waiting For…

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I’ve worked for Microsoft over 19 years.  I’ve been through 4 cars, 16 various luggable/notebook computers, 9 operating system (not including MS DOS 4-6), well several pocket PCs and a couple of Windows Mobile devices.  I’m a loyal guy. For the past several years, i’ve had to take good-natured ribbing from my friends that have bought iPhones.

I really did have device envy.  There’s no two ways about it. The iPhone is sexy. Great industrial design with Motorola Q9mwell-integrated software to complement it.  Apple essentially built another platform when they realized that the PC “war” was over. During the past 2+ years i’ve struggled with this device. It’s a Motorola Q9m, Running Windows Mobile 6. The best thing about the phone was the Verizon Network.  It’s user interface and web browsing experience pretty much sucked. 

My friends referred to their iPhone as their “J phone”, even though they had less than stellar experiences with AT&T’s service.  Their love or some would say their obsession with their iPhone was almost like a metaphor to describe Golum’s attachment and need for his “precious”.  I called their phones the iPrecious.

Fast forward to the ZuneHD.  This is a very cool device.  Awesome form factor – check; Great software – check; Touch – check, Radio – check; Phone Stack – uh no…The one thing that this device REALLY needed was a phone stack. 

We’ve all heard thatGizmodo - Windows Phone 7 Series patience is a virtue .  It’s really difficult to believe that when you see all the competitors coming out with interesting devices.  I was told…wait…and you will see the light…I’ve waited so long, but feared disappointment. 

Well at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, my dream of dreams was confirmed. The Windows Phone 7 Series was announced. The first reactions have been excellent.

I have not seen one in the flesh, but am really looking forward to getting my hands on one.  I’ve been holding back on upgrading my phone.  Now I have to wait until the holiday season, but at least I can see the prize on the horizon.

Check out the video on the Windows 7 Series 7 Features.

Enjoy!

Written by wesy

February 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

Women 2.0 – Will it Launch Day 2

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imageIt’s day 2 at the Will Launch Event in our San Francisco Offices.  Thankfully we had a later start this morning.  I’m currently listening to dry run elevator pitches from the 50+ female entrepreneurs.  Each person has  40 seconds to deliver their pitch– and receives feedback from their peers.

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Written by wesy

February 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm