DevLink 2010 Registration Open

Registration is OPEN for DEVLINK 2010

It's time to get your ticket for DEVLINK 2010.  The devLink Tecnical Conference has opened registration.  To purchase a ticket, simply go to, click on the Get My Ticket menu item at the top of the page and fill out the form, or click here to go directly to the Registration page.

While it’s still a few months away from the conference, tickets are already flying out the door.  Don't forget that we have limited seating and once registration closes, tickets will no longer be available.  At $100 for 3 great days of technical training, in-person networking, open spaces and lots of fun, DEVLINK 2010 is truly the best deal going!  That's less than $5 per hour for some of the most relevant and important training you can receive all year!

So, be sure to get your ticket before they're all gone and join us August 5 - 7, 2010 for DEVLINK 2010!

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Announcing the DEVLINK iPhone App!

The iPhone store seemingly has an app for everything.  Need an app to calculate the tip for a group of 45 at a restaurant?  Yep, at least 100 apps for that.  Well now, there's an iPhone App for DEVLINK 2010!

The DEVLINK 2010 iPhone app brings everything you need to determine which sessions to attend, what speakers will be attending and what's going on at DEVLINK 2010 to your iPhone.  You can find out more about our great sponsors, check out the latest tweets about DEVLINK 2010 and even check out a map of Nashville to figure out what you want to do when you're not at DEVLINK!

The app was developed by John Baker for the conference, and thanks to John's generosity, you can get this app from the App Store for the amazing low price of... FREE!

More information about the app is available from John's website.


Session Details and Speaker Info Now On

Even if you don't have an iPhone, you can still get the lowdown on all sessions for DEVLINK 2010 at our web site.  The entire session list is color coded based on track, allowing you to find what you're most interested in and follow that track easily.  You can also filter the list down to show only the tracks, timeslots or speakers you are interested in.

Additionally, information about our great speakers is now available at the DEVLINK 2010 website.  Click on any of the speaker's faces to get more information about him/her, visit his/her web site and even check out his/her Twitter page.

Take Your Applications Sky High with Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform

The closest event to our location is Dallas, TX on 2/4/2010

Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into Cloud Computing and Windows Azure™. We'll start with a developer-focused overview of this new platform and the cloud computing services that can be used either together or independently to build amazing applications. As the day unfolds, we'll explore data storage, SQL Azure, and the basics of deployment with Windows Azure. Register today for these free, live sessions in your local area.

SESSION 1: Overview of Cloud Computing and Windows Azure
The Windows Azure platform is a set of high-performance cloud computing services that can be used together or independently and enable developers to leverage existing skills and familiar tools to develop cloud applications. In this session, we'll provide a developer-focused overview of this new online service computing platform. We'll explore the components, key features and real day-to-day benefits of Windows Azure.

SESSION 2: Survey of Windows Azure Platform Storage Options Durable data storage is a key component of any cloud computing offering. Windows Azure does not disappoint, with three forms of durable storage: tables, blobs, and queues. In this session, we'll explore the highlights of these three important implementations and how to both create and use each form. Because many applications require a relational database, we'll show you how to utilize SQL Azure to store your SQL Server® databases in the cloud. We'll also tackle account names, using Azure data storage for ASP.NET session state, plus scaling and configuration with Windows Azure.

SESSION 3: Going Live with your Azure Solution
Windows Azure features a powerful, yet simple deployment model. By focusing on your application and abstracting away the infrastructure details, you can deploy almost any app with minimal fuss. In this session, we'll walk you through the basics of Windows Azure deployment, including site monitoring, diagnostics and performance issues.

For more information or to register, visit:

Free Technical Resources. Attend an event, and you'll receive a USB drive jammed packed with technical resources hand-picked to supplement the day's sessions.*

MixNotes brings MIX 09 Content to Dallas, Fort Worth Area

Just got the following information from Jason Kergosien about another cool event going on in the DFW area.  If you were like me and didn’t make it to MIX09 you should really check this out.


Couldn't attend MIX 09?

We are bringing MIX to the DFW area, but instead of repeating the MIX conference, we are boiling down the best of MIX into a 1-day hands on lab. This community event, called MIX Notes, will provide hands-on examples presented by industry leaders.

Computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Where:                                 Tekfocus (in the InfoMart)

When:                                  June 20, 9 AM - 4 PM

Registration Fee:   $25

* Lunch will be provided

Sign up today at

SparkStart BizSpark Event


Incredible BizSpark event in Dallas, TX on June 12th if you are enrolled in the BizSpark program or interested you should check it out.

SparkStart is a full day of business and technology discussion (open format) and learning event for startups (“startup bootcamp”).  This event will also be a networking opportunity for those startups who are new to the BizSpark program and not yet enrolled in the program and would like to mingle and learn from key business and technology influencers.  It will also be an event for those startups who are recently enrolled and need to keep the momentum going by learning key strategies for success, both in business, and in technology. 

There will have 6 tracks (3 business, 2 technology, and one demo) on key business topics such as “Funding”, “Marketing”, and “Production”.  Each business track will feature a panel of business experts.  Panel members from the business community and moderators are experts in their field, both from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and from all over Texas that include bootstrappers, venture capitalists, angels, incubators, and consulting.

The event will feature technology topics such as “RIA Development”, “Cloud Development”, and provide an opportunity to visit our “Envisioning Center” where we will be demonstrating our web technologies and the Microsoft Surface ( throughout the day.  Attendees will literally get to see what our large customer executives see at the Microsoft Technology Center in Dallas in our envisioning room in order to inspire, ideate, and get answers to vital questions. 

There will also be a “sign-up” station for startups who want to sign up for BizSpark and begin immediately receiving the benefits e.g. software, support, and visibility.  (

Date: June 12th, 2009 - 10:00am to 4:30pm with us. Register Here


Microsoft Technology Center – Dallas

7000 State Highway 161, Building LC1

Irving, TX 75039


SharePoint Saturday Ozarks Registration Open

SharePointSatOzarks I just got an email from Mark Rackley I wanted to pass along.  Registration is now open for the “SharePoint Saturday Ozarks”!

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘SharePoint Saturday Ozarks’, on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 in Harrison, AR

SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. 

SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

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