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AzureFest–Final Countdown: 2 Days to go

[The soundtrack for this post can be found at Youtube] Cory Fowler is the Canadian MVP for Windows Azure, an ObjectSharp Consultant, and a good friend of mine.  He will be presenting on Windows Azure at, you guessed it, AzureFest!  We have two half day events on December 11th 2010 (two days from now – see what I did there?) at Microsoft’s office in Mississauga and it’s chock full of everything you need to know about getting started with Windows Azure.  You can register by clicking here. What You’ll Learn How to setup your Azure Account How to take a…

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Visual Studio 2010 Desktop Background Images

Last night a couple people asked where I got all the neat VS2010 desktop backgrounds.  I couldn’t remember the URL off the top of my head last night, but the website is http://vs2010wallpapers.com/.  There are a lot of great backgrounds.  My favorite though is the ducky.

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Free Code Sample Request Service from Microsoft

Just came across this on the Decrypt my World blog.  It seems a lot of Microsoft developers are asked for code samples and for lots of valid reasons they can’t provide them.  So Microsoft is fixing that by opening up a service where you can request code samples for any Microsoft technologies. Here is the official word on what it is: Developers are encouraged to submit code sample requests dealing with any Microsoft development technologies to our site. At the same time, developers can now vote for newly submitted or existing code sample topics. Here’s the exciting part! Microsoft engineers…