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Google Goes Analytics

Google has recently purchased Urchin Web Analytics and now is offering free web analytics for your website. Visit for more information. Seems quite powerful for non-enterprise cases.

Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7:27 AM

Free Microsoft Training Courses on Visual Studio 2005
https://www.microsoftelearn... I just noticed that Microsoft is offering a bunch of free online e-learning courses. These courses usually cost $99. Have fun. The courses include the following: Course 2924: Building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (2) Summary: This course provides students with a focused, hands-on environment to experience the new features and functionality related to building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7:23 AM

XBOX 360 Launch Party
This is what happens when your company is one of the richest on the planet ... you get to have really cool launch parties for your products. It seems that the XBOX team is throwing a large 3000 person party at a TOP SECRET location located somewhere in the Mojave desert. More details here ... ZERO HOUR! It seems that everyone is going to get together in the middle of the desert, eat, drink, sing songs about XBOX, share stories, play games, talk about Halo tactics, etc. for 24 hours counting down ......

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 1:22 PM

Somasegar Plans What is Next for Microsoft Developers

What is next now that Visual Studio has been released?

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:12 AM

Microsoft Plans an Interim Release of VS called MQ

Microsoft is planning an interim release of Visual Studio between this release of “Whidbey” and the “Orcas” release. Slatted it seems for the summer of 2006 there will be a release “focused on quality”. Read about it here:

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:10 AM

DevConnections tomorrow!

I'm heading to DevConnections tomorrow in Las Vegas to give a couple of talks on ASP.NET 2.0 and XML Web Services. I really like this conference - not because of Vegas, but because it is a good sized event where as an attendee you can really talk to other attendees and easily talk with the speakers. So, I am looking forward to attending the other sessions myself as there are some excellent speakers lined up for this event.

Look for me!

Posted On Monday, November 7, 2005 12:51 PM

Wrox's Professional ASP.NET 2.0 FOR SALE!
Today, the book Scott Hanselman & Devin Rader & I put together (Professional ASP.NET 2.0), is for sale on Amazon. You can really tell that people are excited about ASP.NET 2.0 since the book is ranked 404 on the Amazon book list (as of 8am this morning) and is ranked #8 on the technology book list! ScottGu and team did an excellent job giving us one of the more outstanding technologies out there to put into production today! Cheers to the ASP.NET team ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 6:29 AM

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