//Build/ is now SOLD OUT

You can still get on the wait list.  Go to http://www.buildwindows.com/.


Platform Delivered! Windows and Visual Studio RTM

Today is another exciting day for Developers and IT Professionals as we mark a new milestone for the Visual Studio and Windows product families.  Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have reached the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase and will soon be available for download.  The new platform supports application development, deployment…


Lexus LF-LC

You should check out the pics of this concept at http://www.lexus.com/concept/.  Crazy man.


The Adventures of BATCHMan and Boy Blunder Cmdlet

The one superhero to whom all others pale in comparison is faster than that so-called Flash guy with his efficiency of code and able to leap past unbelievable expectations of clients (more than SomewhatSuper Guy). He has the endurance of an all-night developer trapped in a last-minute bug fix and the strength of an IT…


Save $500 – Register now for //build/

Here’s a not so subtle reminder that the price for the //build conference goes up in a couple of weeks. Be sure and register now if you plan to go.  September in Anaheim should be wonderful.


Springboard Tour comes to Dallas 5/11 – register now!

Slate Devices and the Windows Enterprise Slates are among the hottest consumer and enterprise devices today and consumerization of IT has driven lots of discussion and analysis about how and when to leverage these devices in the Enterprise. In this session we will detail Microsoft’s Strategy around Slate devices, Technical differentiators you can expect in…


Talk TechNet show at 9am PST today on Deployment!

Registration at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032476754&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US. Dial-in number = (800) 229-0449 pin 5877


New Technet Homepage Design Launches on 11/15 by guest blogger Mitch Ratcliffe

Next Monday, November 15, TechNet will be introducing a new home page. We’ve designed the landing experience to provide IT Pros with more guidance about what news and issues Microsoft has that day. There will be fewer links, as we’re moving past our old “sea of links” approach to the TechNet home—I am sure all…


Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA…


Visual Studio 2010 Now Available !!!

You might have noticed today we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010. The bits were made available this morning for MSDN subscribers.  I would imagine the download center is slightly busy right now. Enjoy!