Welcome to Windows 8


I’m very excited about the talk I’m giving at Microsoft Cambridge at the Boston Tech Meetup called “Welcome to Windows 8” on Monday, January 16, 2012, where I’ll be talking about installing the pre-beta developer preview. I’ll also be talking about developing Metro style Windows 8 apps and customizing the developer preview. This is a…

What happened to Silverlight?


Now that BUILD2011 is wrapping up, I’m reviewing the talks and watching some of them online via Channel 9.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend in person.  One big question that has been on my mind, and many other people’s minds too, is what was going to happen to Silverlight.  I have been largely…

MEF and Silverlight


I presented an intro talk on MEF at Code Camp 14 in Waltham last Saturday.  This talk goes through a simple example of creating a plug in framework using .NET 4.o and then making some minor changes to move that framework to Silverlight 4.  Also in this talk we demonstrated a more sophisticated example created…

Code Camp New Hampshire 2010


Next Saturday, June 5th, all day, the New Hampshire Dot Net User Group is running the second NH Code Camp at New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI.)  I will be presenting on F# and Silverlight in the morning around 9:45 AM.  There is a whole Silverlight Track that John Garland will be delivering throughout the day including Intro to Silverlight…

Visual Studio 2010


What a great week for Microsoft developers!  Visual Studio 2010 released Monday.  Silverlight 4 released yesterday.  The Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio are still in RC with the second release candidate made available this week.  Plus, the SharePoint team just anounced that SharePoint 2010 RTM today.   Another important milestone is that F# is…