Archive for April, 2010

SIlverlight 4 Training Kit

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Microsoft have released a training kit for Silverlight 4.  This is available online (through Channel 9) or as an offline download.

Tech Days in the North

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Thursday this week found me attending a technical community day just outside Leeds.  The event was organised by Black Marble and covered the recent Visual Studio 2010 launch.  The morning saw an overview of the tools by Matt Dunn from Microsoft along with a demonstration of Team Foundation Server features and how they integrate into the software development life cycle.  The highlight of the day was a talk by Jesse Liberty covering Silverlight.  Whilst light on technical content his talk was very entertaining covering his introduction to Microsoft and the evolution of Silverlight.  If you get the chance I would recommend that you take the time to attend one of his presentations as he is a very entertaining presenter.

Visual Studio 2010 Released

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

OK, so I’m a day late on this one but then I have had my hands full uninstalling the release candidate and updating to the full version.  A fairly comprehensive overview with links can be found on Scott Gutherie’s blog.

The Express editions can be downloaded from the Microsoft Express Website.

What – No Blog?

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

I have to admit it but it has taken me far too long get my web site and this blog sorted out.  The stimulus came with the move to a new hosting provider and the fact that I get the flexibiliy I wanted and the ability to work with the technology I was happiest with.  So here we are, a week later and the blog site is up and running.  I suppose I’ll have to address the web site next.

So, what can we look forward to?  To be honest I don’t know.  There will certainly be a fair amount of technology content along with the odd thing I find amusing and want to share.

All I can say is I’ll keep you posted <groan>