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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


Webcamp Redmond Speakers




Jon Galloway


Written by wesy

May 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Announcing Availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 – Want Free Access?

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The new release of Visual Studio 2010 has plenty of compelling new features and updates that will make every developer more productive.

  • Visual Studio 2010 allows users target of the right platform for their application, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint. Office, Windows Azure, and Windows Phone 7 applications using their existing skills.
  • Visual Studio 2010 is a rich, personalized development environment. We know that software developers spend much of their time in the IDE, and features like the new editor and multi-monitor support make your time in Visual Studio more productive and enjoyable.
  • Teams are able to work more efficiently using Application Lifecycle Management tools. We’ve done a great deal of work in Visual Studio 2010 to improve testing and debugging tools. Features like IntelliTrace and easy project management help your team ensure high quality.

Want free access to Visual Studio 2010 Pro, Expression Studio 3, Windows Server and more? Do you create websites for others – either full or part time?

Sign up for the WebsiteSpark Program and use this code: gTI7JHq51b

Written by wesy

April 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

IE9 Session from MIX2010

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Here’s a list of relevant IE9 content from MIX2010.  Check out the Platform Demos and Dean Hachamovitch’s Keynote on Day 2.

Internet Explorer 9: Platforms Demos <- Get a copy of the preview and run the demos


Mix10:IE9 Keynote Day 2 with Dean Hachamovitch. IE9 Preview Demos

Mix10: In-Depth Look at Internet Explorer 9


Mix10: Advanced Web Debugging with Fiddler. Eric Lawrence

Mix10: The Tale of JavaScript. I Mean ECMAScript. Douglas Crockford

Mix10: How jQuery Makes Hard Things Simple

Mix10: Internet Explorer Developer Tools.  John Seitel

Mix10: HTML5: Cross-Browser Best Practices

Mix10: HTML5: High Performance Best Practices for Web Sites

SVG: The Past, Present and Future of Vector Graphics for the Web


IEBLOG: HTML5, Hardware Accelerated: First IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers

IEBLOG: More Standards Documentation Available

IEBLOG: The New Javascript Engine in Internet Explorer 9

IEBLOG: SVG in IE 9 Roadmap 

IEBLOG: The CSS Corder: About CSS Corners

IEBLOG: The Internet Explorer Testcenter Welcome page: Clarification & Corrections

IEBLOG: Introducing the IE9 Developer Platform Preview

IEBLOG: IE 9 and SVG – Past, Present a…of Vector Graphics for the Web


CHANNEL9: First look at the new JS Engine

CHANNEL9: IE 9 – Surf on Metal with GPU Powered HTML5

CHANNEL9: IE 9 Performance Pipeline Overview

CHANNEL9: IE 9: Surfing on the GPU with D2D

CHANNEL9: IE 9: Standards and Interoperability

Written by wesy

March 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

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Getting Started with ASP.NET

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Trying to find information on our websites is often a frustrating task. I often spend time aggregating information and posting it here. However, multiply this effort by thousands of Microsoft bloggers and it only contributes to the problem.

One of the hardest tasks is trying to find a starting point.  If you’re new to the platform where do you go? Then once you arrive at any number of our sites the real grunt work begins. Change happens over time and I’m glad to say that we’ve redesigned the ASP.NET website.  T

he four large buttons at the top of the home page make it simple:


Click Getting Started and you find 5 choices


Click Number 2 and you can get access to FREE software via the WebsiteSpark Program. Not the “Free” Express Edition, but the full commercial editions.


Options 1, 3, and 4 are self-descriptive, but Option 5 was a task unto itself before they simplified it here.


Hopefully visiting this site will make the process of learning new platforms or just finding the right resources a whole lot simpler.


Written by wesy

March 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm