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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!

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

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

Map

Webcamp Redmond Speakers

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Jon Galloway

Written by wesy

May 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

WebCamps Coming to Mountain View and Seattle!

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

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

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!

Mountain View,CA  5/27-28

1065 La Avenida
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: (650) 693-4000

Speakers

 

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Jon Galloway works for Scott Hanselman as an ASP.NET Community Program Manager helping to evangelize and promote the ASP.NET framework and Web Platform. Jon previously worked at Vertigo Software, where he worked on several Microsoft conference websites (PDC08, MIX09, WPC09), built the CBS March Madness video player, and lead a team which created several Silverlight advertising demos for MIX08. Prior to that, he’s worked in a wide range of web development shops, from scrappy startups to Fortune 500 financial companies. He was an ASP.NET and Silverlight Insider, ASP.NET MVP, published author, regular contributor to several open source .NET projects. He runs the Herding Code podcast (http://herdingcode.com) and blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway  

Written by wesy

May 4, 2010 at 1:50 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

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!

US Dates

World Wide Dates

Written by wesy

April 8, 2010 at 4:20 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

http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

 

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

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/KEY02

Mix10: In-Depth Look at Internet Explorer 9

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/CL28

 

Mix10: Advanced Web Debugging with Fiddler. Eric Lawrence

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/FT50

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

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/EX39

Mix10: How jQuery Makes Hard Things Simple

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/EX36

Mix10: Internet Explorer Developer Tools.  John Seitel

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/FT51

Mix10: HTML5: Cross-Browser Best Practices

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/CL27

Mix10: HTML5: High Performance Best Practices for Web Sites

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/CL29

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

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/EX30

 

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

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/16/html5-hardware-accelerated-first-ie9-platform-preview-available-for-developers.aspx

IEBLOG: More Standards Documentation Available

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/17/more-standards-documentation-available.aspx

IEBLOG: The New Javascript Engine in Internet Explorer 9

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/18/the-new-javascript-engine-in-internet-explorer-9.aspx

IEBLOG: SVG in IE 9 Roadmap

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/18/svg-in-ie9-roadmap.aspx 

IEBLOG: The CSS Corder: About CSS Corners

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/19/the-css-corner-about-css-corners.aspx

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

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/19/the-internet-explorer-testcenter-welcome-page-clarification-corrections.aspx

IEBLOG: Introducing the IE9 Developer Platform Preview

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/Introducing-the-IE9-Developer-Platform-Preview/

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

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/In-your-hands-IE9-and-SVG-Past-Present-and-Future-of-Vector-Graphics-for-the-Web/

CHANNEL9: IE9 at MIX10

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/Internet-Explorer-9-at-MIX10/

CHANNEL9: First look at the new JS Engine

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/IE-9-First-look-at-the-new-JS-Engine/

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

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/In-your-hands-IE-9-Surfing-on-Metal-GPU-Powered-HTML5/

CHANNEL9: IE 9 Performance Pipeline Overview

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/In-your-hands-IE-9-Performance-From-JS-to-COM-to-DOM-to-HTML5-on-GPU/

CHANNEL9: IE 9: Surfing on the GPU with D2D

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/IE-9-Surfing-on-the-GPU-with-D2D/

CHANNEL9: IE 9: Standards and Interoperability

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/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:

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Click Getting Started and you find 5 choices

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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.

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

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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

Consolidated Updates for PHP on Windows

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Here’s a summary of updates for PHP on Windows for January 2010.

January 2010 – Summary

 

· PHP 5.2.12 has shipped

· Windows Azure support added in Zend Framework

· FastCGI 1.5 RTW has shipped

· WinCache Extension 1.0.1 for PHP has shipped

PHP Core – PHP 5.2.12 release

The PHP 5.2.12 has been released and is available on http://windows.php.net and is also offered via Web Platform Installer. The release has more than 60 bug fixes, some of which are security related.

Further details about the PHP 5.2.12 release can be found in the release announcement, and the full list of changes are available in the ChangeLog.

FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1

IIS team has released to web FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1. This version is based on FastCGI Extension 1.0 and it adds several important improvements and features, including most notably:

· Monitor changes to a file. The extension can be configured to listen for file change notifications on a specific file and when that file changes, the extension will recycle FastCGI processes for the process pool. This feature can be used to recycle PHP processes when changes to php.ini file occur.

· Real-time tuning of MaxInstances setting. This MaxInstances setting dictates the maximum number of FastCGI processes which can be launched for each application pool. If it is set to 0 then FastCGI extension will automatically adjust the number of instances up or down every few seconds based on the system load and number of requests waiting in the queue.

More details about the FastCGI Extension 1.5 can be found in the release announcement.

Windows Cache Extension for PHP
WinCache 1.0.1 – Servicing Release

IIS team has released an update to Wincache 1.0. The update fixes several important bugs reported by customers. More details about WinCache 1.0.1 servicing release can be found in the release announcement. The update can be downloaded from here. The source code is available on pecl.php.net.

PHP Interoperability

New version of Zend Framework adds support for Microsoft Windows Azure

clip_image002Zend Technologies Inc. has announced the availability of Zend Framework 1.10, which among other new features includes support for Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services. We’re very excited about this key milestone, which is the result of a fruitful collaboration! This particular project started last year when we announced the Windows Azure SDK for PHP CTP release and upcoming support in Zend Framework. With the new Zend Framework 1.10, by simply using the new Zend_Service_WindowsAzure component, developers can easily call Windows Azure APIs from their PHP applications and leverage the storage services, including Blob Storage, Table Storage and Queue Service, offering them a way to accelerate web application development and scale up on demand.

More: http://blogs.msdn.com/interoperability/archive/2010/01/28/new-version-of-zend-framework-adds-support-for-microsoft-windows-azure.aspx

Tutorial: Creating PHP CRUD Apps with SQL Server on your Server or in the Azure Cloud

Do you know PHP and have data in a Microsoft SQL Server database? Well we have an application wizard that will make your lives a little easier. The project, open source and hosted on CodePlex, will help you build a simple CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) application that works against Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage. The application is installable on Windows and supports data navigation, paging, sorting and UI customization using simple CSS.

More http://blogs.msdn.com/interoperability/archive/2010/01/06/creating-php-crud-apps-with-sql-server-on-your-server-or-in-the-azure-cloud.aspx

Enabling PHP Applications on Windows

Windows Web Application Gallery

The XOOPS (Japanese) has been added to the Web Application Gallery and is available for download via Web Platform Installer.

The following applications in Web Application Gallery have been updated to their latest versions:

· WordPress (English and Japanese) – 2.9.1

· MySQL – 5.1.43

· SugarCRM – 5.5

· Moodle – 1.9

Written by wesy

February 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm