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ever wanted to attend MIT? Then here you go!
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known world wide for its impressive educational and research programs. They have an initiative called OpenCourseWare, which is a collection of free lecture notes, exams, and videos. No registration required. “MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.” Get started here ......

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 9:59 PM

New Silverlight 4 online Training
As if it couldn’t get any better. Thanks Channel9! “The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes hands-on-labs, a video and a whitepaper designed to help you learn about the new features in Silverlight 4 focusing on three major areas: Enabling Business Application Development, Empowering Richer Experiences and Moving Beyond the Browser. Some of the new highly anticipated features include Printing, WebCam and Microphone support, custom right-click, rich text, HTML support and access to local files with ......

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 9:44 PM

Free SharePoint 2010 Developer training – Get it while its hot!!!

Channel 9 has several new online courses!

Interested in SharePoint 2010 development? Go here…Now!!!!

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 9:37 PM

Microsoft Dev evangelism team PDC Video Picks
In a recent post I told you about the online PDC videos available for free. Now the DE’s have picked their favorites. The Developer Evangelists and Architect Evangelists spend a ton of time supporting the local user communities and are great! My AE, Clint Edmonson, rocks! Anyway, from the ISV DE Blog… “Our team has put together a list of videos from Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) that we think are important for ISVs. All the videos are online. You can access the video itself or just the ......

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 9:10 PM

SharePoint 2010 Beta Release Known Issues

If you have been playing with the SharePoint 2010 beta then you may have run into a few issues. The Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team has put together a list of issues that the developer community is running into on a regular basis!

Nicely done.  Check it out here

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 8:47 PM

Kansas City .NEt UG November Meeting Announcement
This month's meeting will be a social/networking/bar camp type meeting. It will be a good chance to just talk and socialize over beers/wines/ cokes. For those who are interested, we will be meeting at Coach's Bar around the corner from Centriq. Click for directions and map: 414 W 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114 See you there ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:47 AM

Surface development resources and sdk now publicly available!
If you’ve ever wanted to play around with a Microsoft Surface app but didn’t have the resources to get your own table. This is for you! Until recently, even the SDK was very hard to obtain without access to the device. Microsoft has expanded access and created several new resources for you to try. check it out! Surface Web site ( A new Technical Resources section to help you connect to the other available resources and support. MSDN ( A new Microsoft ......

Posted On Monday, November 23, 2009 5:38 PM

Despondent because you Didn’t attend PDC? Take heart and check this out!
If you were like me last week – bummed because you weren’t able to make one of the coolest PDC’s in years. You’ll be happy to know (as I was) about a very generous and cool offering from Microsoft – made possible by some very hard work from the channel 9 guys! You can view ALL the sessions here! All of Day 1 is up (including PPTs) and Day 2 and 3 content will follow shortly with the plan being everything up by mid week! Great job guys!!!!!!!!! And thanks ......

Posted On Monday, November 23, 2009 10:17 AM

downloadable book released: SharePoint guidance for SQL Server database administrators
I stumbled across a recently released collection of guidance and best practices for SharePoint DBAs and those who love them. From the download page… “ This book is a guide for database administrators who implement or maintain Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It provides guidelines for improving the performance of Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions that run on Microsoft SQL Server 2008…” Get it here in either doc or pdf formats ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 11:49 PM

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