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Podcast: LightSwitch, a Hidden Gem in Visual Studio

Last week we released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update! We released some exciting features for Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office and SharePoint. Right before the release I recorded a podcast with Dag König,

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup–January 2014

A while back I started posting a monthly rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.
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LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup- December 2013

A while back I started posting a monthly rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.

Happy New Year,

LightSwitch Community & Content Rollup- November 2013

A while back I started posting a monthly rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.
November was another exciting month with the Visual Studio Launch event and MVP summit taking place!

Handy Visual Studio Add-In to View Office 2007 Files

Last month when I was in Redmond I mentioned to a colleague that I really liked the Open XML format that Office 2007 was using now and how I had been playing with the format and LINQ to XML. He pointed me to the VSTO Power Tools which contains a Visual Studio Add-In called the Open XML Package Editor.

WPF Forms over Data: 2 More Videos!

I couldn’t wait for the content pages to prop onto MSDN to tell you that I just uploaded two more WPF Forms over Data videos and code samples onto Code Gallery: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpfdatavideos, videos 3 and 4.
Video #3 shows how to create a dropdown combobox (pick-list) that pulls data from a lookup table in a database.

Channel9 Interview: Visual Basic Language Design Meeting

I sat down with the VB Language design team and asked them about their design process, favorite features, their thoughts on other languages, as well as what the Visual Basic language strategy really is. It was a fun and enlightening interview with a group of really smart people lead by Paul Vick.

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Ignite Trip Report–Atlanta GA, Sept 26-30

Last week was I was at the Ignite conference in Atlanta and I was responsible for running the Developer Tools track. Let me tell you it was a FUN and crazy week. Here’s a tip when you run a track (content or otherwise): Wear tennis shoes!

Red Hat DevNation / Summit Trip Report– .NET Core 1.0 Releases!

What a week! If you didn’t hear, we released .NET Core 1.0 on Monday at Red Hat DevNation. .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices and libraries that run on Windows,

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from Keen.io. I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source.

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from Keen.io. I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source.

.NET Goodness at BUILD 2016 – .NET ALL THE THINGS!

BUILD 2016 was two weeks ago in my favorite city, San Francisco. There was a TON of .NET content & announcements delivered. Here’s a recap of all the big .NET sessions, announcements, downloads and resources. And my apologies for not getting this out sooner,

My Next Adventure

After 8 years in Visual Studio engineering helping .NET developers build awesome software and learn from each other, I’ve decided to take a new role at Microsoft as Product Marketing Manager for .NET. I feel like this will be a huge challenge for me as a long time developer but a great opportunity to grow my career.

GitHub Universe & SVCC Trip Reports

Last weekend I had the opportunity to (wo)man the Microsoft booth at GitHub Universe as well as speak at the largest code camp in North America, Silicon Valley Code Camp. Both were great experiences in very different ways.
TL;DR;

GitHub Universe felt like a rave.

Silicon Valley Code Camp Next Weekend! Intro to .NET Core & ASP.NET 5

It’s that time of year again in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley Code Camp takes place next weekend October 3rd and 4th. This time, it’s at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose.
There’s a lot great sessions taught by experts in the community on a variety of subjects and technologies.

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today–behind the scenes goodies, t-shirts, and lots of open development

You probably heard that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today. Congrats team! This is a big day for us as we’ve all been working really hard on this release for many many months. Get the bits now!

Visual Studio 2015 <— BTW,

Trip Report: //BUILD and Ignite Conferences

Wow, what a busy last few weeks (months for many of us) as we prepped and delivered a couple huge events with BUILD and Ignite. I had the pleasure of being involved with the planning around our .NET content and community event at BUILD and I also got to get up on stage with my manager for the first time and deliver a foundational (read: Overview/What’s New) session at Ignite.