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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
CodeCast Episode 112: Windows 8 Developer Roadmap with Mary Jo Foley

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and Mary Jo Foley discuss developer related news and details from the Microsoft Build Windows conference focusing on Windows 8. Topics include: Windows 8 Metro vs desktop apps, Windows 8 on ARM, Visual Studio 11 (2012), Expression Blend 5, HTML5/JavaScript/CSS, XAML, C#, VB, WinRT, WinJS, .NET 4.5, IE 10, Metro app async contracts, Silverlight, Windows 8 Server, Azure, Hyper-V, Windows Phone, Windows Live, Windows Store, and overall the roadmap for Windows platform development.

Length: 01:19:21

 

Mary Jo Foley - Blog: http://allaboutmicrosoft.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaryJoFoley

Ken Levy - http://twitter.com/KenLevy

Windows Developer Center – http://dev.windows.com

Build sessions online: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011

Twit.tv Windows Weekly – http://twit.tv/ww



Direct download: CodeCast_112.mp3 - Size: 73MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, .NET, Windows, Visual Studio




Monday, September 05, 2011
CodeCast Episode 111: Ruby on Rails with Claudio Lassala

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Claudio Lassala, a long time Microsoft MVP, member of the extended EPS Software team, and contributor to CODE magazine. Claudio discusses his new found passion for Ruby on Rails, how it compares to ASP.NET MVC, Ruby, and IronRuby. Various developer tools for Ruby on Rails is also discussed. Claudio will be the instructor for an in-person and online training class on Ruby on Rails for CODE Training on Nov 10th.

Guest

·         Blog: http://lassala.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/Claudiolassala

Links

·         http://rubyonrails.org  

·         http://codemag.com/training

Length: 50:34



Direct download: CodeCast_111.mp3 - Size: 46MB

  

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Categories: Ruby on Rails




Wednesday, August 10, 2011
CodeCast Episode 110: Rackspace Hosted/Cloud Services with Rob Collazo

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Rob Collazo of Rackspace. Rob is a systems engineer who also runs their social media team, and was one of the first sys admins hired at Rackspace working for co-founder Jonathan Bryce. Rob discusses a wide range of topics related to the various services offered by Rackspace including hosted services such as managed, cloud, hybrid, SaaS application, e-commerce, corporate website, and developer/test environments. For managed hosting, Rob outlines the differences between private clouds, managed co-location (colo), single server config, and cloud servers. Additional details covered include trends, benefits, pricing, support services, and development scenarios.

Guest

·         Rob Collazo - Blog: http://www.collazo.ws, Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcollazo

Links

·         http://rackspace.com

·         Rackspace Cloud Hosting Demos

·         CloudU (Cloud University and Training)

Length: 53:30



Direct download: CodeCast_110.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: Cloud Computing, SaaS, Virtualization




Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CodeCast Episode 109: Launch of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy talks with Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft on the BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint, and LightSwitch. Beth is also a community champion and manager for LightSwitch, Visual Studio based business applications, and Visual Basic developers. In this special episode, Beth discusses the official release of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 with the latest news and resources including availability, pricing, optionally deploying to Azure, extensibility model, and the growing ecosystem with vendors plus the Visual Studio Gallery.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         LightSwitch Developer Center - http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/lightswitch  

·         LightSwitch 2011 on Microsoft Store

Length: 32:56



Direct download: CodeCast_109.mp3 - Size: 30MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Gallery, VSX




Friday, July 15, 2011
CodeCast Episode 108: Google+ and Social Media Trends

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Gary Short and Ken Levy discuss news around Google+ and how it and other social media services relate to developer and work related communications.

Links

·         http://plus.google.com  

Length: 39:30



Direct download: CodeCast_108.mp3 - Size: 36MB

  

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Categories: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media




Tuesday, June 21, 2011
CodeCast Episode 107: Cloud and/or Client Computing with Dr. Neil Roodyn

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Dr. Neil Roodyn discussion the differences and scenarios around cloud and client computing. Topics includes applications running in the cloud, documents hosted in the cloud, and rich/smart clients that use the cloud as part of the solution, with more and more of a mixture of client and cloud within applications rather than one versus the other.

Guest

·         Dr. Neil Roodyn - Blog: http://roodyn.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/DrNeil, nsquared - http://nsquared.com.au

Length: 33:36



Direct download: CodeCast_107.mp3 - Size: 31MB

  

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Categories: Cloud Computing




Wednesday, May 25, 2011
CodeCast Episode 106: C# and Delphi Community with Charlie Calvert

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Charlie Calvert who discusses his past at Borland working on Delphi and at Microsoft working on C#. Topics include Charlie’s career history, communities, book authoring, and developer education. Charlie is currently a professor teaching C# at the Bellevue Community College in Washington, and has authored and co-authored many developer books over the past 15 years. Originally trained as an English major, Charlie worked as a journalist and college English teacher before turning to the world of computers.

Guest

·         Charlie Calvert - http://elvenware.com/charlie

Length: 01:06:00



Direct download: CodeCast_106.mp3 - Size: 60MB

  

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Categories: C#, Visual Basic, Visual FoxPro, Delphi, Agile Development




Thursday, April 14, 2011
CodeCast Episode 105: Technical Debt with Gary Short and Markus Egger

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Gary Short and Markus Egger discuss technical debt. Technical dept is like financial dept, but instead of borrowing money you're borrowing time. Taking a shortcut in an architectural or software decision to save time when at a future date you need to come back and fix or enhance that shortcut. The more shortcuts you take postponing required coding, the more technical dept you build up. The discussion includes the benefits, sacrifices, trade-offs, costs, and other issues around actions and decisions that revolve around technical dept.

Links

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt

Length: 01:16:08



Direct download: CodeCast_105.mp3 - Size: 70MB

  

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Categories: Technical Dept




Monday, April 11, 2011
CodeCast Episode 104: Visual Studio LightSwitch with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft on the BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint, and Visual Studio LightSwitch. Beth is also a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. In this episode, Beth discusses the latest features and resources for the new version of Visual Studio Lightswitch, deployment scenarios, and a quick intro to the extensibility model.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         LightSwitch Developer Center - http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/lightswitch  

Length: 47:44



Direct download: CodeCast_104.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery




Sunday, March 20, 2011
CodeCast Episode 103: DevTeach with Jean-Rene Roy

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jean-Rene Roy (aka JR), founder and organizer of the DevTeach conferences in Canada. JR goes into details on the history of DevTeach, the great topics and speakers, the networking and community benefits, satellite events before and after the conference (many are free like State of .NET by EPS Software / CODE Magazine), what to expect at the next DevTeach event in May 2011, and the roadmap for DevTeach events in the upcoming next few years.

Links

·         http://devteach.com

·         http://facebook.com/devteach

Length: 53:30



Direct download: CodeCast_103.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: DevTeach, State of .NET




Tuesday, February 08, 2011
CodeCast Episode 102: Surface 2.0 with Dr. Neil Roodyn

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Dr. Neil Roodyn on the news around the new Microsoft Surface 2.0 announced and shown at CES 2011. Topics include the new Surface 2.0 hardware, software, and scenarios the new version opens the door to, as well as possible use cases for integrating a Surface and a Kinect device.

Guest

·         Dr. Neil Roodyn - Blog: http://roodyn.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/DrNeil, nsquared - http://nsquared.com.au

Links

·         http://surface.com

·         http://twitter.com/MSSurface

Length: 56:10



Direct download: CodeCast_102.mp3 - Size: 51MB

  

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Categories: Surface, Kinect




Monday, January 31, 2011
CodeCast Episode 101: History of Microsoft with Stuart Johnston

In this special episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews long time professional journalist Stuart Johnston on the history of Microsoft, primarily from the start in 1975 to around 2005. Stuart J. Johnston is currently contributing editor for www.internetnews.com and has covered Microsoft as a reporter and columnist for 23 years. He has regularly appeared as the “Tech Expert” on ABC-TV’s Seattle station, as well as on the BBC and TechTV on cable. He has been a columnist for Information Week, PC World, and InfoWorld, as well as spending several years as the Seattle bureau chief for InfoWorld. His areas of coverage have ranged from Microsoft’s object technologies to tools, application development environments, messaging middleware and operating systems to Microsoft’s Biztalk XML Server and related technologies.

Guest

·         Stuart Johnston: Twitter: @stuartj1000, and on LinkedIn

Links

·         Microsoft 1975-1990

·         Microsoft 1991-2005

·         Channel 9: History of Microsoft

·         Triumph of the Nerds

·         Pirates of Silicon Valley

Length: 01:28:57


Twitter: @CodeCast



Direct download: CodeCast_101.mp3 - Size: 81MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft




Wednesday, January 12, 2011
CodeCast Episode 100: 2010 Year in Review

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss 2010 year in review including the following topics: Windows 7, Azure, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Office 365, Lync, Async CTP, Bing, Windows Live Essentials 2011, IE 9, Silverlight, Kin, Windows Phone 7, Tablet/Slate PCs, Kinect, Surface, Microsoft executives/employee exodus, Microsoft retail stores. Near the end of the show, Ken and Markus review their 2010 predictions and goals, then make new ones for 2011.

Links

·         Markus Egger: @MarkusEgger

·         Ken Levy: @KenLevy

Length: 01:28:27


Twitter: @CodeCast



Direct download: CodeCast_100.mp3 - Size: 81MB

  

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Categories: Windows 7, Azure, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Office 365, Lync, Bing, Windows Live Essentials, IE 9, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Tablet PC, Kinect, Surface




Thursday, December 30, 2010
CodeCast Episode 99: Workflow 4 and AppFabric with Maurice de Beijer

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Maurice de Beijer, a current Connected Systems MVP and former VB.NET MVP. Maurice discusses the following: Why should developers care about Workflow 4 (WF4) and when is it an appropriate solution. Long running distinct processes like sales order, hiring employees or vacation requests. Using workflows as a scripting language inside your applications. Using the AppFabric to host Workflow services. Windows Server AppFabric versus Windows Azure AppFabric. Future support in Azure AppFabric.

Guest

·         Twitter: @MauriceDB

Links

·         Workflow Dev Center: http://msdn.com/workflow

·         AppFabric: http://msdn.com/appfabric

Length: 54:29



Direct download: CodeCast_099.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: Workflow, AppFabric, Azure, Connected Systems




Monday, December 20, 2010
CodeCast Episode 98: Technical Resources for .NET Developers

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss various technical resources for developers including Channel 9, social media/networking, RSS with Twitter, Twitter clients, Twitter search, Twitter apps, stackoverfow.com, online ebooks, safari books online, lynda.com, join.me, logmein.com, InstaPaper, and more. Some Twitter feeds mentioned: @MSFTNews, @Microsoft, @Ch9, @VisualStudio, @VSEditor, @MSDN, @OpenAtMicrosoft, @VSLightSwitch, @ScottGu, @ToddBishop, @MaryJoFoley, @CODEMagazine, @CodeCast

Length: 49:06



Direct download: CodeCast_098.mp3 - Size: 45MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, eBooks, Twitter




Wednesday, November 24, 2010
CodeCast Episode 97: Microsoft Tag with Didier Caron

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Didier Caron of Sparked in the Netherlands. Didier goes through a detailed introduction of Microsoft Tag, various scenarios of how he has used Tag as a developer at Sparked and for the SDN.nl developer events, creating Tags, scenarios for a wide variety of use cases for Tag, and .NET developer APIs using the Microsoft Tag SDK.

Guest

·         Didier Caron: @dgcaron, Blog: http://dgcaron.wordpress.com

Links

·         Microsoft Tag: http://tag.microsoft.com

·         Building Software using the Microsoft Tag API

·         Example: Harnessing the power of IExtensibleDataObject

Length: 43:15



Direct download: CodeCast_097.mp3 - Size: 40MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft Tag




Wednesday, November 17, 2010
CodeCast Episode 96: Cloud Computing with Remi Caron

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Remi Caron of Sparked in the Netherlands, and is also president of SDN.nl. Remi discusses in-depth the cloud computing for .NET developers including hosting, application architecture, application hosting (Azure), databases in the cloud (SQL Azure), and the paradigm shift in the business model of the user side of cloud-based applications.

Guest

·         Remi Caron: @The_Undutchable, Blog: http://remicaron.wordpress.com

Links

·         http://microsoft.com/cloud

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

·         http://sdn.nl

Length: 55:04



Direct download: CodeCast_096.mp3 - Size: 56MB

  

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Azure, SQL Azure




Sunday, November 07, 2010
CodeCast Episode 95: LightSwitch Scenarios with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft on the BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint, and Visual Studio LightSwitch. Beth is also a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. In this episode, Beth discusses the overall architecture of LightSwitch, the various phases of developing a LightSwitch application, options for a variety of deployment methods, and a range of scenarios for .NET and non-professional developers for using LightSwitch.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         LightSwitch Developer Center – http://msdn.com/lightswitch

Length: 55:04



Direct download: CodeCast_095.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio 2010




Wednesday, November 03, 2010
CodeCast Episode 94: PDC 2010 Summary - Silverlight, Azure, Async for C#/VB

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Gary Short and Markus Egger discuss news and announcements from PDC 2010, including the changes in strategy for future versions of Silverlight, Azure, and the announcement of the new Async programming features coming in the next versions of the C# and VB languages.

Links

·         Silverlight and PDC message from Microsoft

·         http://player.microsoftpdc.com

·         http://msdn.com/vstudio/async  

Length: 55:23



Direct download: CodeCast_094.mp3 - Size: 51MB

  

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Categories: PDC, Silverlight, Azure, C#, Visual Basic, Async




Thursday, October 21, 2010
CodeCast Episode 93: Xamalot.com - Free XAML Resources for WPF and Silverlight

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Markus Egger, Gary Short, and Ken Levy discuss the new Xamalot.com website created by Markus and EPS Software. Xamalot.com is a provider of free clipart and other XAML resources (and most art is also available in other formats, such as PNG or SVG). The first 15 minutes of this show includes news about Windows Phone 7 and pre-PDC event discussions.

Links

·         http://xamalot.com

·         http://twitter.com/xamalot

·         http://facebook.com/xamalot

·         Channel 9: TWC9 - ASP.NET Fix, Xamalot, MVC tools Embed PPT

·         PDC videos: http://player.microsoftpdc.com

Length: 47:44



Direct download: CodeCast_093.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: Xamalot, Silverlight, WPF, PDC




Friday, October 08, 2010
CodeCast Episode 92: Windows Live Essentials 2011 with Kip Kniskern of LiveSide.net

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Kip Kniskern who is the Managing Editor of the LiveSide.net blog and website. Discussion on LiveSide.net, and in-depth on Windows Live Essentials 2011 which includes Messenger, Hotmail, Mail Desktop, Photo Gallery, FrameIt, Movie Maker, Calendar, Groups, Bing Bar, SkyDrive (including Office Web Apps), Mesh, Writer, Live ID, Family Safety, Outlook Connector Pack (includes Outlook Hotmail Connector and Outlook Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger), Gallery, dev.live.com, Windows Live on mobile, and Spaces moving to WordPress.com.

Links

·         http://liveside.net

·         http://twitter.com/LiveSide

·         http://facebook.com/LiveSide

·         http://twitter.com/KipKniskern

·         Windows Live Essentials: http://download.live.com

·         List of Windows Live products and services: http://feedback.live.com

Length: 01:06:30



Direct download: CodeCast_092.mp3 - Size: 61MB

  

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Categories: LiveSide.net, Windows Live, Bing, Messenger Connect




Tuesday, September 28, 2010
CodeCast Episode 91: Servoy Development Suite with Sean Devlin

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Sean Devlin, a Senior Technical Engineer at Servoy. Servoy is a cross-platform development and deployment platform - based on a powerful data-centric application server combined with a productive open source developer tool. Servoy applications can be deployed either on premise, hosted or in the Cloud, or as a service (SaaS). While Servoy is Java based, most programming is done via JavaScript with Java programming optional as needed or preferred. Servoy client forms and web forms run from the same UI/code base and all logic executes on the server. This discussion covers the architecture and product suite offered by Servoy to deploy solutions towards users either as a zero-deployment, native smart client, or a browser-based web client.

Links

·         Servoy – http://servoy.com

·         Servoy on Twitter – http://twitter.com/Servoy

·         Servoy for VFP developers – http://servoy.com/foxpro

·         ServoyForge – http://servoyforge.net

·         Servoy tech forums – http://servoy.com/i

·         ServoyWorld – http://servoy.com/servoyworld

Length: 46:28



Direct download: CodeCast_091.mp3 - Size: 43MB

  

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Categories: Servoy, Java, Cloud Computing, SaaS




Monday, September 20, 2010
CodeCast Episode 90: Surface and Multi-Touch UI with Dr. Neil Roodyn

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Dr. Neil Roodyn with an extended conversation on a variety of topics including the Microsoft Surface, multi-touch applications, Bing Translator, and the Messenger Connect SDK. This discussion is a follow-up from a related CodeCast show with Dr. Neil (#34, July 2009).

Guest

·         Dr. Neil Roodyn - Blog: http://roodyn.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/DrNeil

Links

·         nsquared - http://nsquared.com.au

·         http://surface.com

·         http://twitter.com/MSSurface

·         Bing Translator - http://www.microsofttranslator.com/

·         Messenger Connect – http://dev.live.com

Length: 01:13:54



Direct download: CodeCast_090.mp3 - Size: 68MB

  

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Categories: Surface, Bing, Messenger Connect




Monday, September 13, 2010
CodeCast Episode 89: Windows 7 Development with Ritscher and Wildermuth

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Walt Ritscher and Shawn Wildermuth on the topic of Windows Phone 7 development and marketplace. Discussion includes topics such as tools for creating apps for Windows Phone 7, XNA vs. Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 SDK and API details, the app marketplace, and various details on what to expect for the first version release.

Guests

·         Walt Ritscher - Blog: http://blog.waltritscher.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/WaltRitscher

·         Shawn Wildermuth - Blog: http://wildermuth.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShawnWildermuth

Links

·         Windows Phone Developer Center - http://developer.windowsphone.com

Length: 56:48



Direct download: CodeCast_089.mp3 - Size: 52MB

  

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Categories: Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone Marketplace, Visual Studio 2010




Monday, August 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 88: LightSwitch for .NET Developers with Jay Schmelzer

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss Microsoft’s new Visual Studio LightSwitch product with the team’s group program manager Jay Schmelzer. Jay discusses in-depth technical details and insights into LightSwitch including scenarios of who it’s for, developer scenarios, data-driven and modeling architecture, extensibility, ecosystem, version 1 features, and how it fits into the Visual Studio product family.

Links

·         Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch product page – http://microsoft.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Developer Center – http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch team blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch

Length: 48:34



Direct download: CodeCast_088.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Office Development




Saturday, July 31, 2010
CodeCast Episode 87: PostSharp for VS with Gael Fraiteur

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Gael Fraiteur, developer of PostSharp for Visual Studio. Gael discusses the benefits of AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) and how PostSharp for Visual Studio increases productivity of .NET development allowing developers to easily write and apply custom attributes that add new behaviors to code for scenarios including tracing, thread management, exception handling, data binding, and more.

Links

·         PostSharp - http://www.sharpcrafters.com

·         PostSharp Blog: http://www.sharpcrafters.com/blog

·         PostSharp on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PostSharp

·         PostSharp Support on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PostSharpHelp

Length: 41:14



Direct download: CodeCast_087.mp3 - Size: 38MB

  

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Categories: PostSharp, Visual Studio




Thursday, July 22, 2010
CodeCast Episode 86: News on Mobile Devices, WebMatrix and Razor

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss various news and experiences with mobile device news such as the iPhone 4, iPad, and  the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Also discussed, starting at minute marker 56:30, news and scenarios around Microsoft’s recent release of the WebMatrix and Razor web technologies.

Links

·         Microsoft WebMatrix – http://microsoft.com/web/webmatrix and http://www.asp.net/webmatrix

·         Microsoft sharpening Razor view engine for ASP.NET

·         ASP.NET Web Pages with Razor Syntax

Length: 01:10:28



Direct download: CodeCast_086.mp3 - Size: 65MB

  

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Categories: iPhone, iPhone SDK, iPad, iOS, Windows Phone 7, WebMatrix, Razor




Friday, July 02, 2010
CodeCast Episode 85: Cool Apps, Utilities, and Tips for Windows, Mac, and iOS

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss many useful cool apps, utilities, and tips for power users (developers and non-developers) for the Windows, Mac, and iOS platforms.

Topics include: ZoomIt, TweetDeck, Kindle apps, iPhone Disk / iPhone Explorer, Adapter, SharedView, UltraVNC, Remote Desktop, Virtual PC 2007, Zinio, AppDelete, Flash Video, Dash Monitors, iOS SDK emulator, ShowAnytime, VR+ Recorder, RedLaser, SmartScan, ShareIt, Air Sharing, iExplorer, My Secrets, News Fuse / Tech Fuse, lynda.com, Instapaper, Windows Live Messenger, Podcaster, Twittelator, Dragon Dictation, Bing app, Pastebot, iGo MyWay, Maplets, WiFoFoFum, iNet, iTeleport, Jaadu RDP, FTPOnTheGo, Whiteboard, My Movies, Deliveries, FlightTrack, iRail, Expedia, Point Inside, LED Football, Mikey mic for iPhone/iPod.

Length: 01:02:40



Direct download: CodeCast_085.mp3 - Size: 57MB

  

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Categories: Windows, Mac, iOS, iPhone, iPad




Monday, June 21, 2010
CodeCast Episode 84: IronPython 2.6.1 for VS 2010 with Jimmy Schementi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jimmy Schementi who is a program manager on the VS languages team at Microsoft. Jimmy discusses what’s new in IronPython 2.6.1, released in sync with Visual Studio 2010. Included in the discussion is many scenarios of how IronPython can be used as a great additional .NET programming language used by C# and VB developers, using IronPython with Silverlight, and details in the roadmap for upcoming released of IronPython.

Guest

·         Jimmy Schementi – Blog: http://blog.jimmy.schementi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/jschementi

Links

·         http://ironpython.net

·         http://ironpython.codeplex.com

·         IronPython Interactive DLR Console in Silverlight - http://ironpython.net/browser/examples/dlrconsole

Length: 53:01



Direct download: CodeCast_084.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: IronPython, Visual Studio 2010




Friday, June 18, 2010
CodeCast Episode 83: 10 Years of CODE Magazine with Markus Egger and Rod Paddock

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger welcome special guest Rod Paddock, editor of CODE Magazine. The original idea of CODE Magazine, owned by EPS Software, was an idea conceived by Markus Egger and Rick Strahl during a trip to Europe in the late 1990s. This special anniversary includes discussions of the history of CODE magazine, behind-the-scenes of publication, artwork, editing, writing, and fun never before told CODE stories from the past decade.

Guest

·         Rod Paddock - Blog: http://blog.dashpoint.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/RodPaddock

Links

·         CODE Magazine – http://codemag.com

·         @CODEmagazine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CODEmagazine

·         CODE Magazine on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CODEmagazine

·         Writing for CODE Magazine – http://codemag.com/write

·         CODE Training - http://codemag.com/training

·         CodeCast - http://codemag.com/codecast

·         10 Years of CODE by Markus Egger

·         EPS Software: http://eps-software.com

Length: 01:19:35



Direct download: CodeCast_083.mp3 - Size: 73MB

  

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Categories: CODE Magazine, CODE Training, EPS, Microsoft




Wednesday, June 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 82: INETA.org with Mike Vincent

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Mike Vincent, vice president board member of INETA.org. INETA provides structured, peer-based organizational, educational, and promotional support to the growing worldwide community of Microsoft .NET user groups. Mike discusses the goals of INETA, how INETA works with local users groups, how user groups can benefit from INETA, and details about the recently added regional speaker program.

Guest

·         Mike Vincent - Blog: http://mvasoftware.com

Links

·         http://ineta.org

·         http://twitter.com/INETA

Length: 40:28



Direct download: CodeCast_082.mp3 - Size: 37MB

  

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Categories: INETA, Microsoft




Thursday, June 10, 2010
CodeCast Episode 81: CodeRush for VS 2010 with Gary Short

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy discusses with Gary Short what’s new in CodeRush for Visual Studio 2010. Gary goes into details about the highlights of how CodeRush has been enhanced in the latest version, how it leverages many of the cool new IDE and editor features in VS 2010, and the enhanced extensibility model based on DXCore framework by DevExpress. In the first part of this show, Ken and Gary discuss various industry news including the latest in the smartphone market, Facebook, and Microsoft shutting down all 2000 of its NNTP newsgroup support forums. The CodeRush part of this show starts at the 22m45s mark.

Links

·         CodeRush – http://devexpress.com/coderush

·         DXCore – http://devexpress.com/dxcore

·         DXCore Plug-ins - http://code.google.com/p/dxcorecommunityplugins

Length: 54:31



Direct download: CodeCast_081.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: CodeRush, DXCore, DevExpress




Wednesday, May 12, 2010
CodeCast Episode 80: VS 2010 and Office 2010 Development with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft. On the BizApps team in the Visual Studio group, Beth is a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. Beth discusses building business productivity applications with Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010. The Visual Studio and Office teams have made significant investments in improving the developer experience for building and deploying Office and SharePoint applications. Beth discuses various scenarios for creating business applications built on Office and SharePoint as well as integrating line-of-business data via OData services. Also discussed are powerful scenarios such as consuming these services to create powerful BI data analysis in Excel 2010 and extending Office client and server applications.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         Office Developer Center – http://msdn.com/office

·         Visual Studio Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vstudio

Length: 29:57



Direct download: CodeCast_080.mp3 - Size: 27MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Office 2010




Friday, April 30, 2010
CodeCast Episode 79: VS 2010 Shell Products with Nathan Halstead

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Nathan Halstead of Microsoft, program manager on the Visual Studio Platform team responsible for the Visual Studio Shell (Isolated and Integrated) Shell products, as well as the Visual Studio SDK. Discussed in-depth is an overview of the isolated and integrated shells for both VS 2008 and the new VS 2010, scenarios for using one or both shell products, Microsoft partners and others using the free shell runtime. Nathan also covers what’s new in the VS SDK for developing for the VS 2010 Shell runtimes, and how the VS SDK is used to create VS packages, MEF components, and VSIX projects for use with the VS 2010 Shell products.

Links

·         Visual Studio Shell, Integrated Mode and Isolated Mode

·         Visual Studio developer center

·         Visual Studio Team Blog

·         Twitter: @VSEditor

Length: 46:39



Direct download: CodeCast_079.mp3 - Size: 43MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Shell




Wednesday, April 28, 2010
CodeCast Episode 78: iPad for Developers, iPhone OS 4, SDK section 3.3.2

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss the new Apple iPad and how it can be used as a useful to for developers, as in a complimentary device for software developers in general. Also discussed is what’s new in upcoming iPhone/iPad OS 4, and then a vibrant conversation with facts and analysis around the controversial section 3.3.2 in the iPhone SDK 4 license agreement defining how code as to be implemented a specific way, thus impacting Adobe, Novel’s MonoTouch, and more.

Links

·         What’s New in iPhone OS 4

·         iPhone OS 4.0 dev agreement blocks using Flash or Unity as IDEs?

·         iPhone SDK 4 Beta License Agreement (PDF)

·         MonoTouch and iPhone OS 4 Update

·         Adobe throws in the towel on Flash for iPhone

·         Steve Jobs slams Adobe Flash as unfit for iPhone

Length: 01:08:05



Direct download: CodeCast_078.mp3 - Size: 62MB

  

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Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPhone SDK




Wednesday, April 14, 2010
CodeCast Episode 77: State of .NET - Spring 2010

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss the State of .NET, Spring 2010 edition. Main topics include Visual Studio 2010, Expression Studio 4, Silverlight 4, Multi-Touch and NUI with Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Azure. Much of the details discussed are based on the popular event series State of .NET tour presented by Markus Egger of EPS/CODE in cooperation with Microsoft.

Links

·         Markus Egger’s Blog - State of .NET – Spring 2010 (with links to videos and PowerPoint slides)

·         Facebook.com/StateOfDotNet

·         EPS Events

·         CODE Training

Length: 01:12:07



Direct download: CodeCast_077.mp3 - Size: 66MB

  

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Categories: State of .NET, Microsoft, .NET, Visual Studio 2010, Expression Studio, Silverlight, NUI, Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, Azure




Tuesday, April 06, 2010
CodeCast Episode 76: PowerShell for Developers with Ed Wilson

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Ed Wilson (aka “The Scripting Guy” at Microsoft). Ed creates cool and useful scripts, cmdlets, and samples for PowerShell (now included in Windows). Ed is very active in the PowerShell community, and blogs participates in the Scripting Guys blog which posts daily 365 days a year. Ed discusses the power and useful scenarios of PowerShell for .NET developers, and how every Windows developers should learn to use it.

Guest

·         Ed Wilson – Blog: Scripting Guy:, Twitter: @ScriptingGuys, Email: scripter@microsoft.com

Links

·         TechNet Script Center

·         Script Center Gallery

·         PowerShellCommunity.org

·         iPowerShell app

·         2010 Scripting Games

·         Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson

Length: 47:39



Direct download: CodeCast_076.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: PowerShell, Windows




Monday, March 29, 2010
CodeCast Episode 75: Visual Studio Tips with Zain Naboulsi

CodeCast #75: Ken Levy interviews Zain Naboulsi, developer evangelist (DE) for Microsoft based in Houston. Zain discusses his background before joining Microsoft, his various responsibilities as a DE for his part of Texas and Louisiana, and his various online activities including taking over Sara Ford’s VS Tip of the Day blog posting. Also discussed is the exciting news of Zain and Sara Ford collaborating on an upcoming new sequel to Sara’s Visual Studio Tips book. Some useful tips on the Visual Studio IDE and cool new features in the VS 2010 IDE, extension manager, and VS Gallery are also included in this fun and educating episode.

Guest

·         Zain Naboulsi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zainnab

·         Zain Naboulsi’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab (VS Tip of the Day series)

Links

·         Linked.NET Users Group (LIDNUG)

·         Sara Ford’s Blog

·         Book: Microsoft Visual Studio Tips by Sara Ford

·         Visual Studio Tips eBook (iPhone/iPod/iPad)

·         Visual Studio Tips (O’Reilly) (Safari, PDF, eBook)

·         Houston TechFest – October 9, 2010

Length: 47:42



Direct download: CodeCast_075.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Tips




Friday, March 19, 2010
CodeCast Episode 74: MIX10 News on WinPhone7, Silverlight 4, and IE 9

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss the three primary news and announcement details from MIX10 – Windows Phone 7 Series developer story, Silverlight 4, and Internet Explorer 9 (HTML5 and CSS3).

Links

·         MIX10 session videos

·         IE 9 test drive

·         Windows Phone 7 developer center

·         Windows Phone 7 development blog

·         Silverlight 4 tools

·         @MSDN on Twitter

Length: 01:06:56



Direct download: CodeCast_074.mp3 - Size: 61MB

  

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Categories: MIX10, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, Internet Explorer, IE 9




Tuesday, March 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 73: F# with Michael Hale

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Michael Hale, a program manager on the F# team at Microsoft. Michael discusses what’s new in F# for both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010, various scenarios for functional programming with F#, integration of F# with C# and VB, F# with Silverlight, and the benefits for .NET developers of adding F# to their skill set.

Links

·         F# Developer Center – http://fsharp.net

Length: 38:22



Direct download: CodeCast_073.mp3 - Size: 35MB

  

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Categories: F#, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Friday, March 12, 2010
CodeCast Episode 72: VS 2010 Start Page Customization with Adrian Collier

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy chats with Adrian Collier, a program manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio platform team. Adrian discusses the powerful new WPF based customizable start page in Visual Studio 2010. The conversation includes an overview of the new start page architecture, a new template for creating customized start pages, and scenarios of how customized start pages will enhance Visual Studio. Included is details on how using the Visual Studio SDK can extend the power of what start pages can do, how start pages can be packaged as VSIX extensions and posted on the Visual Studio Gallery and then downloaded and installed by developers via the new Extension Manager in VS 2010. Visit the Visual Studio team blog for more details about customizing the VS 2010 start page.

Links

·         Visual Studio Team Blog

Length: 40:18



Direct download: CodeCast_072.mp3 - Size: 37MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Start Page




Friday, February 26, 2010
CodeCast Episode 71: Microsoft MVP Summit and Windows Phone 7 Series

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss the non-NDA details of the recent Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA, along with a discussion on how MVPs contribute to the community and how MVPs and the MVP Summit helps developers and users who aren’t MVPs. Also discussed is the recent news around Windows Phone 7 Series including some details and expectations of the developer story for the new mobile platform to be announced at the MIX10 in mid March.

Links

·         Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

·         Windows Mobile 7 Series

·         Windows Phone Blog

Length: 01:04:09



Direct download: CodeCast_071.mp3 - Size: 59MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft MVP Summit, MVP, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile 7 Series, Zune




Monday, February 22, 2010
CodeCast Episode 70: Code Camp with Chris Kinsman and Walt Ritscher

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy discusses the topic of Code Camp events with Chris Kinsman and Walt Ritscher. While the discussion is about organizing and attending Code Camp events in general, the upcoming Seattle Code Camp is discussed as an example event. Code Camp is a type of community event where developers talk with-and learn from-fellow developers, free, and anyone is welcome to attend and speak. An original Code Camp organizer, Thom Robbins, wrote a six-point manifesto: Code Camps are (1) by and for the developer community; (2) always free; (3) community developed material; (4) no fluff - only code; (5) community ownership; and (6) never occur during working hours. Seattle Code Camp v5.0 - April 17-18, 2010 - Redmond, WA (Microsoft Commons center).

Links

·         Seattle Code Camp (Apr 17-18) - http://seattle.codecamp.us

·         Blog: http://seattle.codecamp.us/blog

·         Twitter: @SeattleCodeCamp

Length: 31:08



Direct download: CodeCast_070.mp3 - Size: 29MB

  

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Categories: CodeCamp




Wednesday, February 17, 2010
CodeCast Episode 69: Virtual Brown Bag Meetings with Claudio Lassala

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Claudio Lassala, lead developer at EPS Software, and primary host of the free weekly Virtual Brown Bag meetings online via Live Meeting. The idea of a brown bag meeting is simple: once a week, people bring their “brown bag lunch” to the conference room, and we share tips and tricks. In order to cater for that online, we’re starting a “virtual” brown bag meeting. The meetings are hosted by the Virtual ALT.NET website through LiveMeeting (one of the most important aspects of ALT.NET is “continuous improvement”. The weekly schedule is every Thursday at 12:00pm noon CT (1pmET/10amPT). Claudio discusses the history, recent activity, participation information, benefits, and future plans for the Virtual Brown Bag (VBB) meetings.

Guest

·         Claudio Lassala - Blog: http://claudiolassala.spaces.live.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/Claudiolassala, Band: http://DescentIntoMadness.com

Links

·         Virtual Brown Bag (VBB): http://tinyurl.com/VirtualBrownBag

Length: 25:14



Direct download: CodeCast_069.mp3 - Size: 23MB

  

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Categories: Virtual Brown Bag (VBB)




Tuesday, February 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 68: Convention over Configuration, AOP with JB

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger are joined by JB who is a software developer at EPS Software. JB talks about Convention over Configuration as a general theme, about creating applications so you only have to write the code that matters rather than a bunch of code to wire things up. Technology wise, its AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) with PostSharp, Prism, StructureMap, etc., but the idea that binds all these things together is Convention over Configuration.

Guest

·         JB - Blog: http://www.theabsentmindedcoder.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/RookieOne

Links

·         Convention over Configuration MSDN article by Jeremy Miller

·         Prism / Composite WPF

·         PostSharp

·         StructureMap

·         Fluent NHibernate

·         Advanced WPF Workshop (Free Online Webinar) by JB (Feb 20 9:00am-1:00pm CT)

Length: 57:29



Direct download: CodeCast_068.mp3 - Size: 53MB

  

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Categories: Methodology




Thursday, February 11, 2010
CodeCast Episode 67: VS 2010 IDE Shell with Weston Hutchins

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Weston Hutchins, program manager on the Visual Studio Shell team (team responsible for the core IDE services and extensibility architecture as well as the overall look and feel of Visual Studio). Weston has worked extensively with the Ecosystem team during the Visual Studio 2010 product cycle to design the New Project Dialog and the Extension Manager. In this episode, Weston gives a tour of the new IDE shell features of Visual Studio 2010 including the various components that are new, enhanced, WPF based, etc., as well as some cool tips as preparation for upgrading from VS 2008 to VS 2010.

Guest

·         Weston Hutchins - Visual Studio Blog

Links

·         Visual Studio developer center

·         Visual Studio Extensibility developer center

·         Visual Studio Gallery

Length: 46:14



Direct download: CodeCast_067.mp3 - Size: 42MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery, Extension Manager




Monday, February 08, 2010
CodeCast Episode 66: SOLID with Claudio Lassala

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short interview Claudio Lassala, a C# MVP, INETA Speaker, MCSD.NET, and Software Developer at EPS Software. Claudio gives an overview and discusses in depth the principles, practices, and benefits of using SOLID for .NET development.

Guest

·         Claudio Lassala - Blog: http://claudiolassala.spaces.live.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/Claudiolassala, Band: http://DescentIntoMadness.com

Links

·         Virtual Brown Bag

·         CODE: S.O.L.I.D. Software Development, One Step at a Time

·         Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

·         Claudio on SOLID for the Virtual Alt.net: S1, S2, D

·         SOLID series on DimeCasts

Length: 01:04:59



Direct download: CodeCast_066.mp3 - Size: 59MB

  

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Categories: SOLID, .NET




Thursday, January 28, 2010
CodeCast Episode 65: iPad, Tablet/Slate/Netbook PCs, Kindle, EPUB

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss in depth the new Apple iPad for both consumers/users and developers/businesses. This special show includes a detailed conversation of all the key details (hardware and software) of the newly announced iPad, with discussions on how it relates to PC based tablets, slates, and netbooks. The chat also includes how iPad and relative PC based devices can be used by developers in various ways for productivity and education. Plus, how the iPad is both a competitor and complement to Kindle devices and Amazon Kindle eBooks, as well as developers publishing content via EPUB format. CODE Magazine is available electronically via Kindle format which also includes reading on a PC (Mac soon), iPhone, iPod Touch, and on iPad via the free Kindle app.

Links

·         Apple iPad

·         iLounge: First Look In Progress: Apple iPad

·         EPUB

·         CODE Magazine on Kindle store

·         CodeCast Episode 48: iPhone Development for .NET Developers

Length: 01:24:00



Direct download: CodeCast_065.mp3 - Size: 77MB

  

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Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Microsoft, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC, Kindle




Friday, January 15, 2010
CodeCast Episode 64: MSBuild with Chuck England

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Chuck England who is a program manager on the Visual Studio platform team at Microsoft responsible for MSBuild. This in-depth technical and scenario discussion includes detailed information on how and why to use MSBuild, either with Visual Studio 2008 or with new added features in Visual Studio 2010. New MSBuild features in VS 2010 include: New object model, new scheduler, Visual C++ now supported under MSBuild, new language features.

Links

·         Visual Studio Blog

·         MSBuild Reference

·         New Object Model

·         C++ Support

·         Inline Tasks

·         Property Functions

·         Before / After Targets

Length: 01:09:53



Direct download: CodeCast_064.mp3 - Size: 64MB

  

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Categories: MSBuild, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Friday, January 08, 2010
CodeCast Episode 63: 2009 Year in Review

In this special episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short summarize news, technologies, and products from 2009, then discuss predictions and new year resolutions for 2010.

Overall 2009 in review (Intro)
Windows 7 (14:10)
Expression and Visual Studio 2010 (22:10)
Tech industry news, Oracle buying Sun (24:57)
NUI (Natural User Interface) (28:56)
Digital content and readers (37:14)
Design UI, web, and client apps (41:39)
ASP.NET MVC (50:00)
Prism and MVVM pattern, RIA services (58:27)
Azure (59:18)
Virtualization (01:01:20)
Silverlight and WPF (01:05:31)
Bing (01:07:09)
Online multimedia (01:15:19)
Mobile devices and platforms (01:16:52)
Social media, content, and platforms (01:24:15)
2010 predictions (01:31:00)
New year resolutions, 2009 predictions review (01:37:29)

Length: 01:45:46



Direct download: CodeCast_063.mp3 - Size: 97MB

  

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Categories: ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Bing, Dynamic Languages, eBooks, Expression, Extension Manager, Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, RIA Services, Silverlight, Twitter, Virtualization, Visual Studio 2010, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone




Tuesday, January 05, 2010
CodeCast Episode 62: GiveCamp with Chris Koenig

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Chris Koenig, a developer evangelist for Microsoft in the Dallas, Texas offices. This is an in-depth discussion about the history, status, and roadmap for GiveCamp events in various cities. GiveCamp was an idea hatched by Chris a few years ago, and now there are many GiveCamp events organized around the country with expansion plans this year. GiveCamp is a weekend long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. Some events focus on a specific technology like Microsoft .NET using Visual Studio or Expression Web. But using other technologies is often a possibility such as using Graffiti, Sitefinity, DotNetNuke, Wordpress, Joomla, mojoPortal, Drupal, etc. The custom software created at GiveCamp could be a new website, a small data-collection application to keep track of members, Facebook page, a rich client or even a mobile application..This episode of CodeCast is educational for any developers or organizers considering volunteering to participate in and benefit from an upcoming GiveCamp event.

Guest

·         Chris Koenig - Blog: http://chriskoenig.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChrisKoenig

Links

·         GiveCamp: http://givecamp.org

·         @GiveCamp: http://twitter.com/GiveCamp

Length: 62:15



Direct download: CodeCast_062.mp3 - Size: 57MB

  

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Categories: GiveCamp, Microsoft, Microsoft Platform




Wednesday, December 23, 2009
CodeCast Episode 61: RIA Services with Silverlight and more

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss Microsoft RIA Services. RIA (Rich Internet Applications). Microsoft describes RIA Services as simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.

Links

·         WCF RIA Services home on Silverlight.net

·         Brad Abrams : What is .NET RIA Services?

·         WCF RIA Services Code Gallery

·         WCF RIA Services Beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Length: 64:27



Direct download: CodeCast_061.mp3 - Size: 59MB

  

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Categories: RIA Services, Silverlight




Thursday, December 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 60: Visual Studio 2010 editor with Chris Granger

In this episode of CodeCast, KenLevy interviews Chris Granger, program manager on the VS platform team at Microsoft, working on the new VS IDE editor (WPF based). Chris goes in-depth on the new VS 2010 editor including many of the cool features native to the editor as well as under-the-hood extensions architecture using the Visual Studio SDK. With the new managed editor API extensions and WPF/XAML based UI, a new generation of source code editing capabilities will evolve with VS 2010.

Links

·         MSDN Library - What's New in the Visual Studio 2010 Editor

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

·         Visual Studio Gallery - http://visualstudiogallery.com

·         Visual Studio Team Blog  - http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio

·         VS Editor on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSEditor

·         Soma’s blog post – Creating extensions for VS 2010

·         VSX samples on MSDN Code Gallery – http://code.msdn.com/vsx

·         VS 2010 editor samples on CodePlex - http://editorsamples.codeplex.com

Length: 31:39



Direct download: CodeCast_060.mp3 - Size: 30MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio editor, Visual Studio SDK, VSX




Wednesday, December 16, 2009
CodeCast Episode 59: VS 2010 SDK and Extension Manager with Quan To

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Quan To, senior program manager on the VS platform team at Microsoft. This is a follow-up discussion enhancements to the current and upcoming versions of the Visual Studio 2010 SDK for creating free and product based extensions. Also discussed is the new Extension Manager in VS 2010 for browsing (via WPF UI) and installing free VS extensions hosted on visualstudiogallery.com.

Guests

·         Quan To – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/quanto

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

·         Visual Studio Gallery - http://visualstudiogallery.com

·         Visual Studio Team Blog  - http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio

·         VS Editor on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSEditor

·         Soma’s blog post – Creating extensions for VS 2010

·         VSX samples on MSDN Code Gallery – http://code.msdn.com/vsx

Length: 26:46



Direct download: CodeCast_059.mp3 - Size: 25MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery, Extension Manager, VSX




Tuesday, December 15, 2009
CodeCast Episode 58: msdn.com content and strategy with Kerby Kuykendall

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Kerby Kuykendall who is the lead site manager for msdn.com at Microsoft. The discussion includes recent msdn.com developer center UI updates, the latest msdn.com content/nav taxonomy, differences between msdn.com dev centers, strategy of pre-sales (microsoft.com) vs. post-sales (msdn.com) vs. beta/CTP sites vs Channel 9 vs asp.net/silverlight.net. Tips like viewing lite version of MSDN Library content, aggregated and community content, plans for updating msdn.com dev centers, where/how Silverlight is used, and what some roadmap details for msdn.com.

Guest

·         Kerby Kuykendall - Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/kerby_kuykendall, Twitter: http://twitter.com/kerbyk

Links

·         http://msdn.com  

Length: 46:03



Direct download: CodeCast_058.mp3 - Size: 42MB

  

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Categories: msdn.com, Silverlight




Thursday, December 10, 2009
CodeCast Episode 57: Expression for Silverlight and WPF

In this episode of CodeCast, Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss a short re-cap of the recent DevConnections and PDF conferences, and talk in depth about using Expression with Visual Studio for WPF and Silverlight development, including the upcoming update to Expression for Silverlight 4.

Links

·         Microsoft Expression – http://microsoft.com/expression

·         Microsoft PDC videos online -  http://microsoftpdc.com/videos

Length: 54:26



Direct download: CodeCast_057.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: Expression, Silverlight, WPF, Visual Studio, PDC 2009, DevConnections 2009




Friday, December 04, 2009
CodeCast Episode 56: Videos on msdn.com with Jeremy Kelley

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jeremy Kelley of Microsoft, who is a program manager on the msdn.com team. Jeremy discusses the state and future of videos (How-Do-I videos, screencasts, etc) hosted on msdn.com dev centers and TechNet sites, how they relate to Channel 9 videos that also use Silverlight, various formats, and roadmap plans for 2010 with videos on msdn.com.

Guest

·         Jeremy Kelley – Blog, http://blogs.msdn.com/JeremyKelley, Twitter: http://twitter.com/Fizzlenik  

Links

·         http://msdn.com

·         TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com

Length: 42:04



Direct download: CodeCast_056.mp3 - Size: 39MB

  

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Categories: msdn.com, TechNet




Monday, November 30, 2009
CodeCast Episode 55: TechEd Europe 2009 Review and Silverlight 4

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and Gary Short summarize TechEd Europe 2009, and discuss in depth the recent announcements of upcoming features included in Silverlight 4 and new scenarios it will open up for developers. Some of the new features coming in Silverlight 4 include extended out of browser functionality, offline DRM, elevated trust applications, group policy file support, UAC client support, COM access, ActiveX support, DLL access, file access APIs, cross-domain, and web browser HTML control with plug-ins. The discussion on Silverlight 4 segment starts at minute marker 15:22.

Links

·         Silverlight 4 Beta - http://silverlight.net/getstarted/silverlight-4-beta

·         TechEd Europe 2009 - http://www.microsoft.com/europe/TechEd

Length: 35:43



Direct download: CodeCast_055.mp3 - Size: 33MB

  

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Categories: TechEd 2009, Silverlight




Tuesday, November 24, 2009
CodeCast Episode 54: PDC 2009 Review

In this episode of CodeCast, Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss the various Microsoft news and announcements from PDC 2009. Videos of conference keynotes and sessions are online at http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos.

Links

·         Microsoft PDC - http://microsoftpdc.com

Length: 44:27



Direct download: CodeCast_054.mp3 - Size: 41MB

  

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Categories: PDC 2009




Tuesday, November 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 53: UML, VS 2010, .NET 4.0 with Kevin McNeish

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Kevin McNeish on the topics of using UML for both team and individual .NET developers, as well as many key highlights of what’s new in Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and .NET Framework 4.0 (including new support for UML).

Guest

·         Kevin McNeish - http://oakleafsd.com  

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

Length: 54:54



Direct download: CodeCast_053.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: UML, Visual Studio 2010




Thursday, November 05, 2009
CodeCast Episode 52: Windows 7 for Developers

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss in-depth many new features and tips on functionality in Windows 7 for developers using and programming with Windows 7.

Links

·         Windows Developer Center – http://msdn.com/windows

·         Top 10 Tips Working Developers Should Know about Windows 7 (Scott Hanselman)

Length: 63:36



Direct download: CodeCast_052.mp3 - Size: 58MB

  

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Friday, October 30, 2009
CodeCast Episode 51: Software Project Management with Mike Yeager

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Mike Yeager of EPS Software. Mike is responsible for overall operations and project management at the Houston offices (EPS U.S.) and discusses the end to end aspects of software project management from proposals to working with clients to managing a software team to keeping developers up with new and evolving technologies.

Guest

·         Mike Yeager - Twitter: http://twitter.com/MikeYeager

Links

·         http://eps-software.com

·         http://codemag.com/training

Length: 52:21



Direct download: CodeCast_051.mp3 - Size: 48MB

  

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Categories: Agile Development, CODE Training, EPS, Microsoft Platform, Project Management




Thursday, October 22, 2009
CodeCast Episode 50: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 with Doug Seven

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Doug Seven, senior product manager at Microsoft, on the recent news and announcements for the new Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 download along with the changes for both Visual Studio Product SKUs and MSDN Subscription levels for next year.

Guest

·         Doug Seven – Blog: http://www.dougseven.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/dseven

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

Length: 43:35



Direct download: CodeCast_050.mp3 - Size: 40MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010




Tuesday, October 13, 2009
CodeCast Episode 49: Using Code Templates and Refactoring with Visual Studio

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss the benefits, productivity, scenarios, and tools in using code templates and refactoring in Visual Studio development.

Links

·         Code Snippet Editor - http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor

·         CodeRush, CodeRush Xpress, and Refactor - http://devexpress.com

Length: 51:50



Direct download: CodeCast_049.mp3 - Size: 47MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, CodeRush, Refactor!




Thursday, October 01, 2009
CodeCast Episode 48: iPhone Development for .NET Developers

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss in depth an overview of iPhone and iPod Touch development: getting started, perquisites, Xcode, Cocoa framework, Objective C, MonoTouch, and other related topics such as submitting apps to the Apple iTunes application store.

Links

·         Apple Developer Connection - http://developer.apple.com

·         iPhone Development Training for .NET developers, Oct 29-30 in Houston or via GoToMeeting – http://codemag.com/training

Length: 75:03



Direct download: CodeCast_048.mp3 - Size: 69MB

  

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Categories: Apple, iPhone, iPhone SDK, iPod, iPod Touch




Thursday, September 24, 2009
CodeCast Episode 47: WPF and Silverlight with Walt Ritscher

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Walt Ritscher discussing WPF, Silverlight, Expression Blend, Surface, and other related topics.

Guest

·         Walt Ritscher - Blog: http://blog.waltritscher.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/WaltRitscher

Links

·         Shazzam - http://shazzam-tool.com

·         Programming WPF

·         Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .Net 3.5

·         Pro WPF: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 3.0

·         Expression Blend

·         Microsoft WPF and Windows Forms Site

Length: 55:17



Direct download: CodeCast_047.mp3 - Size: 51MB

  

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Categories: WPF, Silverlight, Expression, Surface




Thursday, September 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 46: Upcoming Microsoft PDC 2009

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss the various technology topics expected be included at the upcoming Microsoft PDC 2009 conference in Los Angeles.

Links

·         Microsoft PDC – http://microsoft.com/pdc

·         PDC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PDC09

·         CODE Training – http://codemag.com/training

·         Markus Egger’s blog post: Developer/Contractor Work and Training Opportunity at EPS/CODE

Length: 55:34



Direct download: CodeCast_046.mp3 - Size: 51MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft Platform, PDC 2009, CODE Training




Monday, September 14, 2009
CodeCast Episode 45: Development Constraints with CSS, HTML, HTML 5

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss web development constraints of CSS, HTML and upcoming HTML 5. In the brief tech news segment, the topics include recent Apple announcements including the new iPhone/iPodTouch OS 3.1 firmware and iTunes 9 update.

Links

·         HTML 5 draft – http://w3.org/TR/html5

·         HTML 5 demos- http://html5demos.com

Length: 48:06



Direct download: CodeCast_045.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: CSS, HTML, Apple, iPhone, iPod, iTunes




Thursday, September 10, 2009
CodeCast Episode 44: Virtualization with Brian Randell

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Brian Randell on Windows virtualization using Microsoft Virtual PC (VPC), Windows Virtual PC (WVPC), and Hyper-V. VMWare and virtualization of Windows on a Mac are topics also included in the discussion.

Guest

·         Brian Randell: Blog: http://mcwtech.com/cs/brianr  Twitter: http://twitter.com/BrianRandell

Links

·         Microsoft Virtual PC – http://microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc

·         Microsoft Virtualization: http://microsoft.com/virtualization

·         Ben Armstrong’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy

Length: 51:33



Direct download: CodeCast_044.mp3 - Size: 46MB

  

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Categories: Virtual PC, Hyper-V, VMWare




Thursday, September 03, 2009
CodeCast Episode 43: Real-time vs. Cached Search, CODE in Kindle Format

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss news on Apple, Zune HD, The Lost Symbol coming to eBook (same day as hardback), Windows phone 6.5, CODE and CODE Focus magazines on Kindle format, Xiine, upcoming new CODE Magazine website, and the latest issue of CODE magazine. Then in the main topic, an in-depth chat on real-time vs. cached search when using public search engines as well as when embedding search into an application like a website app.

Links

·         CODE Magazine – http://codemag.com

·         Kindle Books on amazon.com

·         Advanced Twitter Search - http://search.twitter.com/advanced

Length: 65:08



Direct download: CodeCast_043.mp3 - Size: 60MB

  

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Categories: Apple, Bing, CODE Focus, CODE Magazine, Google, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Windows Phone, Xiine




Thursday, August 27, 2009
CodeCast Episode 42: Project Complexity, Snow Leopard, CODE Mag on Kindle

In this episode of CodeCast has Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discussing project complexity on the Microsoft platform in comparison with tools and technologies on the LAMP stack. These days, there are a gazillion layers and technologies in development with database, data access, business objects, services, models, view models, controllers, views, WPF, Silverlight, JavaScrispt, HTML, AJAX, unit tests, integration tests, clouds, sync, and so on, and so on. All that to build a single app? Hardly anyone understands half those things. Are we all insane? Are the PHP guys right? Also discussed is the new Snow Leopard OS for Mac from Appke, eBook Reader news, publishing books and content on the Amazon Kindle eBook store, and the CODE Magazine coming soon to the Kindle eBook store.

Links

·         Feedback and beta participation for digital eBook content for CODE Magazine – email: markus@code-magazone.com

Length: 67:01



Direct download: CodeCast_042.mp3 - Size: 61MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft Platform, LAMP, CODE Magazine, Kindle, eBooks, Apple, Mac OS




Monday, August 24, 2009
CodeCast Episode 41: Windows Live and Live Services with James Senior

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and interviews James Senior, Web Platform Evangelist at Microsoft. James discusses various news, products, and technologies for Windows Live for both users and developers, and various Live Services for customization and platform development.

Guest

·         James Senior – Blog: http://jamessenior.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/jsenior

Links

·         Windows Live Essentials downloads – http://download.live.com

·         Home for Windows Live – http://home.live.com

·         Live Mesh – http://mesh.com

·         Live Services developer center – http://dev.live.com

·         Bing Developer – http://bing.com/developer

·         Windows Live Feedback (partial list of various sites and services) – http://feedback.live.com

·         @PDC09

Length: 27:03



Direct download: CodeCast_041.mp3 - Size: 25MB

  

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Categories: Windows Live, Live Services, Bing, PDC 2009




Friday, August 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 40: Developer Methodologies, Windows Live, and Tech News

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss news around Windows Phone (formerly Windows Mobile), PowerBuilder 12 released by Sybase based on the free Visual Studio Shell runtime, Apple related news, GPS apps for iPhones, eBook reader content, and recent Windows Live Essentials updates. The main discussion topic is development methodologies such as agile.

Links

·         Agile Manifesto – http://agilemanifesto.org

·         Windows Live Essentials download – http://download.live.com

·         iPhone Navigation App Comparison Chart

Length: 49:22



Direct download: CodeCast_040.mp3 - Size: 45MB

  

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Categories: Agile Development, Windows Live, Windows Phone, Apple, iPhone, eBooks




Wednesday, August 19, 2009
CodeCast Episode 39: CodePlex with Sara Ford

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Sara Ford, “the” program manager for CodePlex at Microsoft. Sara discusses her past 8 years at Microsoft leading up to her current role on the CodePlex team, what’s new around CodePlex, how the CodePlex team uses agile development practices, prioritizing new features to CodePlex, and details on the CodePlex roadmap including high priority features. The chat concludes with Sara’s participation at recent and upcoming community conference event, and her MS Press book Microsoft Visual Studio Tips.

Guests

·         Sara Ford – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford, Twitter: http://twitter.com/saraford

Links

·         http://codeplex.com

·         http://twitter.com/codeplex

·         Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

Length: 35:27



Direct download: CodeCast_039.mp3 - Size: 32MB

  

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Categories: CodePlex, MS Press




Thursday, August 13, 2009
CodeCast Episode 38: Windows 7 for Devs, Digital Software Purchases

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short Topics have discussions including the recent major update to Xbox Live and trends around multi-touch applications. A major topic in the discussion is the release of Windows 7 including resources for developers around Win7. Another big topic in this episode is current technology and future trends around purchasing software electronically including examples such as Xbox Live, iPhone app store, digital games via Valve’s Steam. .

Links

·         Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

·         Hanselman: Top 10 Tips Working Developers Should Know about Windows 7

·         August 2009 Xbox Live Update

Length: 64:17



Direct download: CodeCast_038.mp3 - Size: 58MB

  

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Categories: Windows 7, iPhone, Microsoft Store, Xbox Live




Monday, August 03, 2009
CodeCast Episode 37: ASP.NET MVC with guest Rick Strahl

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short are joined by returning special guest host Rick Strahl. The primary discussion, starting at marker 22:48, is on ASP.NET MVC, including what it is, what it’s for, how it relates to ASP.NET web forms, and a chat about what’s new in the V2 preview version. News discussion topics include Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from the Apple board of directors, the rumor around an Apple Tablet, Radio Shack stores re-branded to The Shack, upcoming Microsoft relate stores compared to Apple retail stores, and portable devices in general.

Guests

·         Rick Strahl – Blog: http://west-wind.com/weblog, Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickStrahl

Links

·         http://asp.net/mvc

·         ASP.NET MVC V2 Preview 1 Released

Length: 62:49



Direct download: CodeCast_037.mp3 - Size: 58MB

  

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Categories: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Google, Apple, Kindle, iPod, iPhone, Sony Reader




Thursday, July 30, 2009
CodeCast Episode 36: Chrome OS, eBooks with guest Rick Strahl

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short are joined by returning special guest  Rick Strahl. Discussions include latest news for CODE Magazine, Chrome OS, cloud based apps and services, mini-notebooks, eBook readers and content, Windows Marketplace for Mobile, with industry news and forecasting on these various topics.

Guests

·         Rick Strahl – Blog: http://west-wind.com/weblog, Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickStrahl

Links

·         CODE Magazine: http://codemag.com

Length: 54:37



Direct download: CodeCast_036.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: CODE Magazine, Chrome OS, Cloud Computing, Kindle, Sony Reader, Windows Mobile




Thursday, July 23, 2009
CodeCast Episode 35: TechEd Aus/NZ and Field Evangelists with Andrew Coates

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Andrew Coates discussing fall TechEd in Australia and New Zealand, as well as how .NET developers can benefit getting to know people from their regional Microsoft field offices and technical evangelists.

Guests

·         Andrew Coates -  Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/acoat, Twitter: http://twitter.com/coatsy

Links

·         TechEd Australia - http://www.msteched.com/australia/Public

·         Find local Microsoft Evangelists in U.S. - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/bb905078.aspx 



Length: 14:39



Direct download: CodeCast_035.mp3 - Size: 13MB

  

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Categories: TechEd, TechEd 2009, TechEd Australia, Evangelists, Events




Tuesday, July 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 34: Surface, Win7 Multi-Touch, iPhone SDK with Dr. Neil Roodyn

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Dr. Neil Roodyn with an extended conversation on a variety of topics including the Microsoft Surface, upcoming Windows 7 multi-touch applications, iPhone SDK, WPF, Silverlight, Expression Blend, Windows SDK, natural interface UI/UX design, Twitter, and more.

Guests

·         Dr. Neil Roodyn - Blog: http://roodyn.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/DrNeil

Links

·         nsquared - http://nsquared.com.au

·         http://surface.com

·         http://twitter.com/MSSurface

Length: 61:00



Direct download: CodeCast_034.mp3 - Size: 56MB

  

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Categories: Windows 7, Surface, Multi-Touch, NUI, iPhone, iPhone SDK, Silverlight, Expression Studio, Expression Blend, Twitter, Windows




Monday, July 20, 2009
CodeCast Episode 33: Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss recent trips, latest CODE magazine issue, Silverlight 3, Expression Blend 3 RC, SketchFlow, and the early Office 2010 beta.

Hosts

·         Ken Levy – Blog: http://mashupx.com/blog, Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenLevy

·         Markus Egger – Blog: http://markusegger.com/blog, Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarkusEgger

Links

·         Silverlight 3 – http://sliverlight.net

·         Expression Center - http://expression.microsoft.com

·         SketchFlow Overview

Length: 40:10



Direct download: CodeCast_033.mp3 - Size: 37MB

  

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Categories: CODE Magazine, Silverlight, Expression Studio, SketchFlow, Office 2010, Office, Expression Blend




Friday, July 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 32: Roadmap for VB, C#, and F# with Luca Bolognese

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discussing Kindle and Sony eBook readers, upcoming  Microsoft Zune HD, Visual Studio 2010 beta. Then in the guest interview, Ken interviews Luca Bolognese who is the group program manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio languages team. Luca talks about the roadmap for and co-evolution of VB, C#, and F# languages beyond Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Luca Bolognese- (@ 22:32) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/lucabo

Links

·         Channel 9: Luca Bolognese: C# and VB.NET Co-Evolution - The Twain Shall Meet

Length: 54:02



Direct download: CodeCast_032.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: C# 4, C#, Zune, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio, Visual Basic, F#, Sony Reader, Kindle




Thursday, July 16, 2009
CodeCast Episode 31: Google Wave, Apple, Bing.com with Ken Levy and Gary Short

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss summer news for developers. Topics discussed include event news, Google Wave, Apple news, Bing.com, and WolframAlpha.com.

Guests

·         Ken Levy – Blog: http://mashupx.com/blog, Twitter: http://twitter.com/KenLevy

·         Gary Short - Blog: http://garyshortblog.wordpress.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/GaryShort


Links

·         Google Wave – http://wave.google.com


Length: 26:44



Direct download: CodeCast_031.mp3 - Size: 24MB

  

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Categories: Google, Google Wave, Bing, Apple, WolframAlpha




Thursday, July 09, 2009
CodeCast Episode 30: CodeRush Xpress with Gary Short

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Gary Short on the new CodeRush Xpress for C# and VB, a new free light version of CodeRush by DevExpress. CodeRush Xpress is available for Visual Studio 2008 including many editor, productivity, and refactoring features from the full version of CodeRush, with a new version being worked on for future release supporting Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Gary Short – Blog: http://garyshortblog.wordpress.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/GaryShort


Links

·         CodeRush Xpress – http://devexpress.com/coderushxpress


Length: 31:15



Direct download: CodeCast_030.mp3 - Size: 29MB

  

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Categories: , C#, DevExpress, DXCore, CodeRush, Visual Studio




Thursday, July 02, 2009
CodeCast Episode 29: Dynamic Language Features in C# 4.0 with Alexandru Ghiondea

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Alexandru Ghiondea who is a QA test engineer on the C# compiler team focused on the area of new dynamic language features in C# 4.0 (Visual Studio 2010). Alexandru discusses how the new dynamic features in C# 4.0 relates to dynamic features of VB, how C# 4.0 will improve areas such as COM programming support (dynamic methods, late binding of COM, etc)., and how C# 4.0 is improved interop with dynamic languages like IronPython and IronRuby,

Guests

·         Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/alexghi


Links

·         C# Developer Center: http://msdn.com/vcsharp


Length: 18:29



Direct download: CodeCast_029.mp3 - Size: 17MB

  

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Categories: C# 4, C#, Dynamic Languages, Languages, IronPython, IronRuby, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Thursday, June 25, 2009
CodeCast Episode 28: Adding Features to C# and VB Compilers with Sam Ng

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Sam Ng who is a developer on the C# compiler team at Microsoft, discussing processes for adding new features to the C# compiler and language, including new features coming in Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Sam Ng – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/samng


Links

·         Channel 9: Inside C# 4.0: dynamic typing, optional parameters, covariance and contravariance


Length: 30:38



Direct download: CodeCast_028.mp3 - Size: 28MB

  

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Categories: Languages, C#, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Channel 9




Thursday, June 18, 2009
CodeCast Episode 27: Extensible Start Page in Visual Studio 2010 with Noah Coad

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Noah Coad who is a program manager on the Visual Studio Platform team. Noah is working on bringing various VS IDE UI components into WPF for VS 2010, and discusses his efforts on the new Visual Studio 2010 IDE including the cool new customizable and extensible WPF/XAML based Start Page.

Guests

·         Noah Coad - Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc, Twitter: http://twitter.com/noahcoad


Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Start Page Customization


Length: 12:45



Direct download: CodeCast_027.mp3 - Size: 12MB

  

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Categories: , XAML, WPF, VSX, Visual Studio




Thursday, June 11, 2009
CodeCast Episode 26: IronRuby with Jimmy Schementi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jimmy Schementi who is a program manager on the IronRuby team at Microsoft. Jimmy discusses his role on the IronRuby team, how IronRuby relates to Microsoft’s other .NET program languages, scenarios for using IronRuby, and Microsoft’s roadmap for IronRuby.

Guests

·         Jimmy Schementi – Blog: http://blog.jimmy.schementi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/jschementi


Links

·         IronRuby homepage: http://ironruby.net

·         Jimmy Schementi on Channel 9: Inside IronRuby


Length: 42:08



Direct download: CodeCast_026.mp3 - Size: 39MB

  

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Categories: Languages, IronRuby, Dynamic Languages, Channel 9




Thursday, June 04, 2009
CodeCast Episode 25: Advanced .NET Programming with Eric Lippert

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Eric Lippert who is a senior software design engineer at Microsoft. Eric has been working at Microsoft on developer tools and languages since 1996, and has assisted with the design and implementation of VBScript, JScript, JScript .NET, Windows Script Host, Visual Studio Tools for Office and C#.

Some of the many questions and topics Eric discusses include: What forces influence language designers when (1) choosing what features go into a language and (2) deciding how those features are exposed to the user? Why is LINQ syntax structured they way it is relative to standard SQL? How does the C# compiler functionality reflect how C# programming is thought of and designed? What process does Microsoft use in general to decide what goes into the next major release of the languages?

Guests

·         Eric Lippert – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlippert

Links

·         Eric Lippert on Channel 9

Length:43:34



Direct download: CodeCast_025.mp3 - Size: 40MB

  

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Categories: Languages, LINQ, SQL Server, C#, Channel 9




Thursday, May 28, 2009
CodeCast Episode 24: MDSN Forums and msdn.com with Jeremy Kelley

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jeremy Kelley of Microsoft, who is a program manager on the MSDN Forums team. Jeremy discusses the state and future of MSDN forums, the msdn.com dev centers, developer feedback, and other community related topics for developers on the Microsoft platform.

Guests

·         Jeremy Kelley – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/JeremyKelley, Twitter: http://twitter.com/Fizzlenik

Links

·         MSDN Forums: http://forums.msdn.com

Length: 24:25



Direct download: CodeCast_024.mp3 - Size: 22MB

  

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Categories: MSDN




Thursday, May 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 23: VS 2010 Extension Manager and Visual Studio Gallery

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Quan To and Anthony Cangialosi of the Visual Studio Platform team at Microsoft. The discussion goes into new details about the Extension Manager in Visual Studio 2010 and the enhancements to the Visual Studio Gallery (http://visualstudiogallery.com) to allow hosting extensions online allowing them to be installed from within the VS IDE. Also discussed, enhancements to the current and upcoming versions of the Visual Studio SDK for creating free and product based extensions.

Guests

·         Quan To – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/quanto

·         Anthony Cangialosi – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/acangialosi, Twitter: http://twitter.com/acangialosi

Links

·         Visual Studio Gallery – http://visualstudiogallery.com

·         VSX Team Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/vsxteam

·         VSX on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSX

Length: 34:49



Direct download: CodeCast_023.mp3 - Size: 32MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio Gallery, VSX, Visual Studio




Thursday, May 14, 2009
CodeCast Episode 22: F# with Chris Smith

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Chris Smith from Microsoft’s F# language team on F#, functional programming, his new F# book, F# for VS 2008, upcoming F# inclusion in VS 2010, and why F# is useful to C# and VB developers.

Guests

·         Chris Smith – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/chrsmith, Twitter: http://twitter.com/aChrisSmith

Links

·         Programming F# by Chris Smith

·         F# Developer Center – http://msdn.com/fsharp

Length: 28:21



Direct download: CodeCast_022.mp3 - Size: 26MB

  

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Categories: Languages, C#, F#, Visual Basic, Visual Studio




Thursday, May 07, 2009
CodeCast Episode 21: .NET, Java, Oracle-Sun, New IT Cold War with Ted Neward

Ken Levy interviews Ted Neward in an in-depth 71 minute discussion around the impact of Oracle buying Sun Microsystems and how it relates to Java, MySQL, Microsoft, .NET programming languages, IBM, and other companies and topics related in the IT world.


Guests

·         Ted Neward (@ 27:28) – Blog: http://blogs.tedneward.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/TedNeward

Length: 01:12:28



Direct download: CodeCast_021.mp3 - Size: 66MB

  

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Categories: Oracle, Sun, Java, MySQL, Languages, IBM




Tuesday, May 05, 2009
CodeCast Episode 20: Biz Apps Team and VB with Beth Massi

Co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss Expression and XAML, and tech/gadget talk on the upcoming iPhone 3.0 OS and the upcoming ZuneHD. The show interview is Ken interviewing Beth Massi, Microsoft, program manager on Microsoft’s BizApps team in the VS group. Beth discusses her work over the past two years at Microsoft on the VB team and now on the BizApps team, and chat about some cool new features and content in Visual Studio 2010.


Topics

·         Beth Massi (@ 27:28) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi

Links

·         VB Team Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam

·         VB Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vbasic

·         VSTO Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vsto

·         Beth Massi on Channel 9

Length: 42:00



Direct download: CodeCast_020.mp3 - Size: 38MB

  

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Categories: XAML, Expression Blend, Expression Studio, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, Office Development, Channel 9




Thursday, April 30, 2009
CodeCast Episode 19: Windows Mobile Dev Community with Constanze Roman

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss event news (including DevTeach), tech news (Oracle/Sun merger), and an in-depth chat about WPF and Silverlight. The interview for this show includes Ken Levy chatting with Constanze Roman, community PM for the Windows Mobile DevX team, discussing content and community for Windows Mobile developers.

 

Topics

·         Constance Roman (@ 35:18) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/croman, Twitter: http://twitter.com/stanzikratel

Links

·         Windows Mobile Developer Portal – http://developer.windowsmobile.com

·         Windows Mobile Dev Center – http://msdn.com/windowsmobile

·         Windows Mobile Dev Team on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wmdev

·         DevTeach – http://devteach.com (June 8-12, Vancouver CA)

Length: 49:45



Direct download: CodeCast_019.mp3 - Size: 46MB

  

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Categories: Windows Mobile, WPF, Silverlight




Thursday, April 23, 2009
CodeCast Episode 18: IronPython and Dynamic Languages with Harry Pierson

This episode includes Ken Levy interviewing Microsoft’s IronPython program manager Harry Pierson, a part 2 from CodeCast #13. This is an extended in depth discussion with Harry giving examples of how dynamic languages are useful to any VB or C# developer, and how the next version of VS (version 2010) will include new features for integrating dynamic language programming within a VB or C# project.

Topics

·         Harry Pierson – Blog: http://devhawk.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/devhawk

Links

·         IronPython Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/ironpython (includes DLR resource and download links)

·         IronPython Studio - http://codeplex.com/IronPythonStudio

·         CODE Magazine article – Introducing IronPython by Harry Pierson

Length: 37:37



Direct download: CodeCast_018.mp3 - Size: 34MB

  

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Categories: IronPython, Dynamic Languages, C#, Visual Basic




Thursday, April 16, 2009
CodeCast Episode 17: Visual Basic 2010 Preview with Lisa Feigenbaum

This episode includes Ken Levy with a part 2 interview with Microsoft’s VB community program manager Lisa Feigenbaum. Lisa discusses many of the cool new features coming in the VB 2010 language and compiler, and some new VS 2010 IDE features. Also discussed is VB within Microsoft’s family of various .NET programming languages.

Topics

·         Lisa Feigenbaum – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam, Twitter: http://twitter.com/lisafeig, Email: Lisa.Feigenbaum@microsoft.com

Links

·         VB Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vbasic

·         VB 2010 preview document: http://code.msdn.com/vbfuture

·         VB Forums on MSDN: VB Support page

Length: 25:05



Direct download: CodeCast_017.mp3 - Size: 23MB

  

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Thursday, April 09, 2009
CodeCast Episode 16: MVPs and Connected Systems Community with Ed Hickey

In this episode of CodeCast, hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short talk in depth about Microsoft’s MVP Program, plus what’s new with CODE Magazine branding and production including plans for the Kindle format publication. In tech and gadget news, the hosts discuss Skype for iPhone and Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mobile marketplace plans. In this shows interview, Ken Levy interviews Microsoft’s Ed Hickey, community program manager for the Connected Systems Customer Experience team, discussing his past role in the MVP program and his new current role working with the Connect Systems community.

 

Topics

 

·         Ed Hickey (@ 30:11)

Links

 

·         Connected Systems Dev Centers – http://msdn.com/wcf, http://msdn.com/wf, http://msdn.com/biztalk, http://msdn.com/oslo

·         Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

·         Channel 9 videos on MVP Program: Toby Richards, archive: Sean O'Driscoll

·         Video: CODE Magazine Redesign

·         Microsoft Case Study on EPS, video: EPS Case Study

·         Houston Channel 39 News Video on EPS and Surface

Length: 49:36



Direct download: CodeCast_016.mp3 - Size: 45MB

  

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Categories: MVP, CODE Magazine, Kindle, Skype, iPhone, iPod, Windows Mobile, Connected Systems, EPS




Thursday, April 02, 2009
CodeCast Episode 15: Oslo and M with Paul Vick

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss recent event news (MIX09 and DevConnections) and upcoming events (TechEd and PDC). Also discussed is news around Silverlight, Expression Blend, ASP.NET MVC, and IE 8.0. Then Ken Levy interviews Paul Vick (developer and architect at Microsoft). Paul discusses his history at Microsoft working on the Access and VB teams, and also chats about DSLs and the modeling language M in his new role on the Oslo team.

 

Topics

 

·         Paul Vick (@ 21:52) – Blog: http://panopticoncentral.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/paulvick

Links

 

·         MIX09 Videos - http://videos.visitmix.com

·         IE8 CODE Focus Magazine – http://code-magazine.com/focus

·         Oslo developer center – http://msdn.com/oslo

Length: 38:13



Direct download: CodeCast_015.mp3 - Size: 35MB

  

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Categories: MIX, MIX 09, DevConnections, DevConnections 2009, TechEd, TechEd 2009, PDC, PDC 2009, Events, Silverlight, Expression Blend, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Internet Explorer, DSL, M, Oslo




Thursday, March 19, 2009
CodeCast Episode 14: Expression and MDSN Developer and Design Centers

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Lori Dirks, community program manager at Microsoft on Expression team, and another interview with Laurie Moloney who is a site manager on Microsoft’s MSDN.com website team. These interviews include news, strategy, and other topics related to the Expression and MSDN developer/designer center websites.

 

Topics

 

·         Lori Dirk (@ 2:16) – http://expression.microsoft.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/msexpression

·         Laurie Moloney  (@ 14:28) – http://msdn.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/lauriemol

Links

 

·         MIX09 Videos - http://videos.visitmix.com

·         Microsoft Virtual TechDays – http://www.msfttechdays.com (Online, April 1, 2009)

Length: 26:37



Direct download: CodeCast_014.mp3 - Size: 24MB

  

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Categories: MSDN, Expression Studio, Expression Blend, MIX, MIX 09, TechDays, Event




Thursday, March 05, 2009
CodeCast Episode 13: IronPython and Dynamic Languages

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss upcoming developer event news and dynamic languages. This show’s interview is with Ken discussing IronPython with Harry Pierson, a program manager on Microsoft’s dynamic languages team.

 

Topics

 

·         Harry Pierson (@ 13:50) – Blog: http://devhawk.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/devhawk

Links

 

·         TechEd 2009 – http://msteched.com (L.A., May 11-15, 2009)

·         DevTeach – http://devteach.com (Vancouver, June 8-12, 2009)

·         IronPython Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/ironpython (includes DLR resource and download links)

·         IronPython Studio - http://codeplex.com/IronPythonStudio

·         CODE Magazine article – Introducing IronPython by Harry Pierson

Length: 33:45



Direct download: CodeCast_013.mp3 - Size: 31MB

  

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Categories: Dynamic Languages, IronPython, TechEd, TechEd 2009, CODE Magazine




Thursday, February 19, 2009
CodeCast Episode 12: Visual Basic and the VB Community

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7 beta, Kindle and Sony eBook readers, and Visual Studio 2010. Ken has two in-depth interviews on the topic of Visual Basic, .NET languages, and the VB community. The first interview is with VB community program manager Lisa Feigenbaum and the second is with VB program manager Dustin Campbell.

 

Topics

 

·         Lisa Feigenbaum (@ 20:32) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam, Twitter: http://twitter.com/lisafeig

·         Dustin Campbell (@ 35:15) – Blog: http://diditwith.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/dcampbell

Links

 

·         IE8 issue of CODE Focus magazine – http://code-magazine.com/focus

·         Internet Explorer 8 – http://microsoft.com/ie

·         Windows Live Essentials - http://download.live.com

·         Amazon Kindle – http://amazon.com/kindle

Length: 50:07



Direct download: CodeCast_012.mp3 - Size: 46MB

  

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Categories: Windows 7, Windows, Internet Explorer, Sony Reader, Kindle, Visual Basic, CODE Focus, Live




Monday, February 02, 2009
CodeCast Episode 11: REST and jQuery

In this episode of CodeCast, Markus Egger has two in-depth discussions with Rick Strahl, one on REST and the other on jQuery.

 

Topics

 

·         REST (@ 0:27) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transfer

·         jQuery (@ 11:26) – http://jquery.com

Links

 

·         Rick Strahl’s Blog – http://west-wind.com/weblog

 

Length: 22:37



Direct download: CodeCast_011.mp3 - Size: 21MB

  

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Categories: REST, jQuery, ASP.NET, AJAX




Thursday, January 22, 2009
CodeCast Episode 10: DevExpress - CodeRush, Refactor!, and DXCore

This is a special episode where some of the co-hosts are actually the ones being interviewed. Hosts are Ken Levy, Markus Egger, Gary Short, and Rick Strahl. With our co-host Gary Short being a technical evangelist for DevExpress (DX) and the other co-hosts familiar with the DX tools, we decided to do a show dedicated to the topic.

 

Topics

 

·         CodeRush

·         Refactor!

·         DXCore

 

Links

 

·         DevExpress – http://devexpress.com

 

Length: 35:00



Direct download: CodeCast_010.mp3 - Size: 32MB

  

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Categories: DevExpress, CodeRush, Refactor!, DXCore, 3rd Party




Thursday, January 08, 2009
CodeCast Episode 9: 2008 Year in Review

Our special 2008 year in review episode with hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger, joined by special guest co-host Rick Strahl of West Wind Technologies.

 

Topics

·         Visual Studio (@ 2:37)

·         Languages (@ 6:28)

·         SQL Server (@ 10:15)

·         Windows (@ 12:57)

·         WPF/Silverlight (@ 18:10)

·         SOA/WCF (@ 24:56)

·         IIS/ASP.NET (@ 29:55)

·         VSX (@ 36:07)

·         Tablet/Touch/Surface (@ 40:20)

·         Mobile (@ 43:07)

·         Browsers (@ 51:14)

·         Social Networking/Media and Web 2.0 (@ 59:02)

·         The "one big thing" in 2008 discussion (@ 1:05:57)

·         Our 2009 new year's resolutions for business discussion (@ 1:08:24)

 

Links

·         CoDe Magazine – http://codemag.com

Length: 1:12:52



Direct download: CodeCast_009.mp3 - Size: 67MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows, WPF, Silverlight, IIS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, VSX, Surface, Tablet PC, NUI, iPhone, iPod, Windows Mobile, CODE Magazine




Wednesday, December 24, 2008
CodeCast Episode 8: Rod Paddock - Editor-In-Chief of CoDe Magazine

Our 8th episode of CodeCast is our special 2008 holiday show. Host Ken Levy interviews Rod Paddock, Editor-In-Chief of CODE Magazine.

 

Interview

·         Rod Paddock (@ 00:27): Rod Paddock - http://dashpoint.com

 

News and gadget links

 

·         CODE Magazine – http://codemag.com

·         CODE Focus – http://codemag.com/focus/

·         Xiine – http://xiine.com

 

Length: 24:31



Direct download: CodeCast_008.mp3 - Size: 22MB

  

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Categories: CODE Magazine, CODE Focus, Xiine




Thursday, December 18, 2008
CodeCast Episode 7: Twitter, F#, WPF, Surface

In episode 7, co-hosts Markus Egger and Gary Short join Ken Levy discussion news, programming languages increasing in usage such as F#, and using Twitter within a business environment. This episode interview iclues Markus Egger interviewing Tim Huckaby from VS DevConnections 2008 discussing WPF and the Microsoft Surface.

 

Interview

·         Tim Huckaby (@ 29:27): Tim Huckaby

 

News and gadget links

 

·         F# - http://msdn.com/fsharp

 

·         Twitter

 

Book Links

 

 

Length: 39:59



Direct download: CodeCast_007.mp3 - Size: 37MB

  

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Categories: F#, WPF, Surface, Twitter, DevConnections 2008, DevConnections




Wednesday, December 10, 2008
CodeCast Episode 6: PEX, Twitter, AJAX

In this show, hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss the new PEX from Microsoft Research followed by an in-depth discussion on Twitter (part 1 of 2). This episode interview is with Dino Esposito in a discussion with host Markus Egger, recorded at VS DevConnections 2008 in Las Vegas.

 

Interview

·         Dino Esposito (@ 27:06): Dino Esposito’s Blog

 

News and gadget links

 

·         PEX

·         Netgear SPH200W WiFi Phone with Skype

·         Sandisk SD Plus USB

·         Twitter

 

Length: 33:45



Direct download: CodeCast_006.mp3 - Size: 31MB

  

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Categories: PEX, Skype, Twitter, DevConnections, DevConnections 2008




Thursday, November 27, 2008
CodeCast Episode 5: VSX, VSIP, Aggiorno, DBI-Tech Controls

This 5th episode of CodeCast includes host Ken Levy with a new segment on news and gadgets, and three interviews all related to VSX and VSIP (Visual Studio Extensibility and Visual Studio Industry Partners). Interviews are with Microsoft and with two different Microsoft partners who are VSIP members. Missing from this show are co-hosts Markus Egger and Gary Short who where both at various conferences and other travel.

 

Interviews

 

·         Terry Clancy (@ 9:19) http://msdn.com/vsx, http://msdn.com/vsip,  http://visualstudiogallery.com/

 

·         Federico Zoufaly (@ 18:44): Aggiorno

 

·         Alan Sheed (@ 25:00): DBI-Technologies

 

News and Gadget links

 

·         Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

 

·         Live Search SDK, http://dev.live.com

 

·         Windows Live Agents 5.1

 

·         Microsoft .NET Services SDK

 

·         Azure Services Training Kit - PDC Preview

 

·         Microsoft Surface Data Sheet

 

·         Microsoft Store

 

·         Safari Books Online

 

·         Microsoft Downloads

 

·         Microsoft Download (Silverlight beta version)

 

·         Zune Client 3.1

 

·         Zune Pass

 

There is no exit music from a community band in this episode but we will include more in random future episodes as it becomes available to us. We are working on improvements to the audio recordings both in studio and with interviews. These interviews were all recording at PDC, and we have improved our recording techniques since then for interviews. We will try to keep each show at around 30 minutes each like this one. episode 7 we should be out of what we might consider CodeCast beta mode. J

 

Length: 30:27



Direct download: CodeCast_005.mp3 - Size: 28MB

  

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Categories: VSX, VSIP, Azure, Surface, Microsoft Store, Safari, Zune




Thursday, November 13, 2008
CodeCast Episode 4: State of .NET, IE8, ASP.NET MVC, and O'Reilly Media

Hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss the new State of .NET events, IE8, ASP.NET MVC, followed by an interview from PDC with two editors from O'Reilly Media. More on ASP.NET MVC can be found at http://asp.net/mvc.


The exit music is from Rick Strahl's band Two Bit Thief, song is City Boys - http://west-wind.com/music/Two%20Bit%20Thief/.

Length: 38:18



Direct download: CodeCast_004.mp3 - Size: 35MB

  

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Categories: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, eBooks, Internet Explorer, PDC, PDC 2008, Events, State of .NET




Thursday, November 06, 2008
CodeCast Episode 3: PDC, C#, IE8, and Surface

In this third CodeCast show, hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss a quick final summary of PDC 2008, then introduce a series of interviews with folks from Microsoft interviewed at PDC:


The exit music is from Rick Strahl's band Anti-Trust, song is No Privacy - http://west-wind.com/music/anti-trust/


Length: 42:24



Direct download: CodeCast_003.mp3 - Size: 39MB

  

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Categories: C#, PDC, Internet Explorer, Surface, PDC 2008, Events




Tuesday, November 04, 2008
CodeCast Episode 2: Live from PDC 2008

In our second episode of CodeCast we have Ken Levy, Gary Short, and Markus Egger report live from Microsoft PDC 2008 in Los Angeles, October 27-30. This show is about 30 minutes and broken into 3 discussion segments discussion the various news and buzz at this year's Microsoft PDC (Professional Developer Conference).

This show exits with music from the community: Rick Strahl's band Anti-Trust with a song called Day By Day. http://www.west-wind.com/music/Anti-Trust/.

Upcoming CodeCast episodes will include various additional PDC interviews with Microsoft employees, Microsoft partners, and community members.

Sessions from PDC are all online at http://microsoft.com/pdc. The next PDC has been announced for next year in L.A. again, November 17-20 2009.

Length: 31:48



Direct download: CodeCast_002.mp3 - Size: 29MB

  

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Categories: PDC, PDC 2008, Events




Thursday, October 23, 2008
CodeCast Episode 1: The Pilot

Welcome to the CodeCast, the Late Night Show for .NET Developers, with your hosts Ken Levy, Gary Short, and Markus Egger.

This episode introduces the podcast, the hosts, CoDe Magazine, as well as previews the upcoming PDC 2008 (Microsoft Professional Developer Conference) and several of the technologies expected to make an appearance at the event.

Links for references made in the show:

  1. Microsoft Surface video referenced in episode 1: http://snurl.com/4j9jv
  2. Xiine URL as referenced in the show: www.Xiine.com

For the special CoDe Magazine subscription offer mentioned in the show, click here.



Direct download: CodeCast_001.mp3 - Size: 41MB

  

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Categories: CODE Magazine, Surface, Xiine, PDC, PDC 2008, Events




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