Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vote for upcoming Microsoft .NET Features

Microsoft has been very proactive in the Developer Community recently. Aside from forums, blogs, and tweets, I'm seeing more "voting" sites popping up, where developers may suggest and vote on new features or changes for upcoming software releases.

Here's a list of feature-voting sites I know of, some hosted at UserVoice, some at Microsoft Connect . Please let me know if I've missed any and I'll add them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Feb 10 - A Taste of PDC: Silverlight 4 in Rockville, MD

Update: Due to the blizzardly weather here in Maryland, the February RockNUG meeting has been canceled. I'll be rescheduling this talk for April.

On Wednesday, February 10, I'll be giving a Silverlight 4 talk at the Rockville .NET User Group monthly meeting. The Silverlight 4 beta was introduced at PDC in November and has some really cool new enhancements, including improved out of browser functionality, drag and drop, printing support, and Visual Studio enhancements. I'll also demonstrate some of the latest updates in the Silverlight Toolkit.

If we make it through all of the demos, I'll show how to deploy a Silverlight app to Azure by pushing up our demo app.

The fun starts at 6:30. See you there!