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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!

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Written by wesy

April 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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

Interested in Free access to Visual Studio 2010? Join the WebsiteSpark Program for WebPros

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Edit 4/13/10 – I’ve received lots of interest about this program. If you would like to get access please use this code at the WebsiteSpark site: gTI7JHq51b

There a lots of great reasons to join WebsiteSpark, but in this difficult economy where preserving capital or your hard earned dollars is critical. The WebsiteSpark program can provide access to the latest tools and technologies in ensuring your success while also providing support, sales leads and other business development opportunities.

The WebsiteSpark Program  – Key Highlights:

  • Access to the latest version of Visual Studio Pro, Expression Studio/Web, and production licenses of Windows Server, and SQL Server. 
  • Two support incidents and access to other online support forums
  • Inclusion in the WebsiteSpark Partner Catalog
  • No Upfront Costs – there is a $100 exit fee after three years
  • Designed for small <=10 employee web development/design consultancies, freelancers etc.

If you’re interested in joining please visit the http://www.websitespark.com for more details.

If you’re already a member here a few quick reference links to commonly asked questions.

Quick Reference Questions Resource
Get started with WebsiteSpark WebsiteSpark: Get Started
Download the free stuff for WebsiteSpark WebsiteSpark: Where to Download the Free Stuff
Build my server WebsiteSpark: What You Need to Build Your Server (For Dev Server or Self Hosted Server)
Find and choose a hoster WebsiteSpark: Find and Choose a Hoster
Increase my PHP applications performance Windows Cache Extension for PHP
Add streaming video to my site IIS Media Services 2.0
Improve my sites’ search engine results IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit
Simplify the process of testing and debugging layout issues across different Web browsers and platforms Expression Web SuperPreview
Experiment with IE8’s new Web Slices on my PHP site PHP and IE8 Web Slices

Written by wesy

March 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Upcoming Azure Events – Hope to See You There

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Here’s my travel and event schedule for the next couple of weeks – hope to see you there. I’ll be promoting the WebsiteSpark and BizSpark programs. Hope to see you there!

Phoenix, Feb 23 – Cloud Computing and Windows Azure – http://bit.ly/9ZtqtT

Burbank, Feb 25 – Cloud Computing and Windows Azure – http://bit.ly/cMDPnC

San Francisco, Mar 2 – Cloud Computing and Windows Azure – http://bit.ly/d1QjzS

Written by wesy

February 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

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