Chad Brooks Web Log

Microsoft and architecture

Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP For Visual Studio 2010 RTM

I have been using this for a bit now, and I must say that the updated version actually makes you...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/06/2010

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Device Manufacturers

We just announced the release to manufacturing of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Steve Guggenheimer,...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/06/2010

@ Home With Windows Azure

Here are some more resources around training on Azure. Why is Azure important? Have you wondered how...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/06/2010

Resources to help you create an Azure App Today!

I found this information on getting started in Azure, and thought it was a great follow up to Bill...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 04/05/2010

Azure Platform Training Roadmap

Bill Zack recently compiled a great list of courses that will help just about anyone get...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 03/22/2010

Coca-Cola Enterprises on the Cloud

Steve Ballmer recently delivered a speech at the University of Washington, where he outlined his...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 03/08/2010

Augusta User Group - Visual Studio 2010 - Architecture for Everyone

Thanks to the Augusta User Group for the opportunity to speak. You can find my deck and demo code at...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 03/08/2010

Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-Visual Studio Tools For Architects

I completely forgot to post this one.  I have been fairly deep in some of the Architect tools...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 02/19/2010

Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-How To Architect Killer Apps with Windows 7

February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: How to Architect a Killer App for Windows 7...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 02/17/2010

Macon .Net Usergroup

Thanks to the Macon .Net Usergroup for inviting me in to talk about the new features of Silverlight...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 02/10/2010

Azure’s Content Delivery Network

You may ask yourself how you can deliver your large files off of Azure Storage?  AKA...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/09/2009

Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Azure

         We are hosting a number of startups in the Atlanta...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/06/2009

Innovation Showcase Headlines – 11/2/2009

The Innovation Showcase is a fantastic collection of the most compelling content that is of interest...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/02/2009

Azure Powershell cmdlets Announced!

I just received some information from Ryan Dunn about the release of the Windows Azure Service...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/26/2009

Innovation Showcase Headlines 10/26/2009

Here are the latest headlines form the Innovation Showcase site: Architecture Thought Leaders...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/26/2009

Netflix on Windows 7 Media Center

Several questions were asked during the Innovation Day today about how you can get Netflix on...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/22/2009

Windows7 Innovation Days - Atlanta

Thanks to everyone who attended the Windows 7 Innovation Day in Atlanta!  You can download the...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/22/2009

MOSS and .Net 3.5

I blogged earlier on how to enable MOSS with .Net 3.5 and had a link to a project on CodePlex that...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/06/2009

Innovation Showcase Headlines

My teammates and I have launched a new site devoted to keeping you informed of the great solutions...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/01/2009

Innovation/Showcase on Windows 7

Come on over to our Innovation Showcase in Alpharetta coming up on October 22nd! *************...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/30/2009

I had a great time at the Atlanta Windows 7 launch event. I have posted my session deck up to...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/29/2009

Charlotte Innovation Showcase

Thanks to everyone who attended the Charlotte Innovation Showcase on Silverlight 3 and IE8. It was...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/16/2009

Worldmaps and Stumbler

Brian Hitney - a fellow devloper evangelist - has put together a fairly amazing tool called...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/11/2009

Georgia Tech on Silverlight!

As I am doing my game prep this morning, and I know that Georgia Tech is not going to be on TV, I...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/05/2009

Southern Fried Roadshow Deck

Thanks to everyone in Huntsville and Atlanta for making the Roadshow a successful event. We have a...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/02/2009

Atlanta Architect Council, April 9, 2009

The current financial downturn has affected businesses at all levels and IT decision makers are...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 03/23/2009

IASA ITARC Conference Update

I bet there is only one of these in the world. Fantastic....

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 02/26/2009

Biztalk User Group - Atlanta

This has been brewing in the Atlanta community for years.  We started an Integration user group...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 01/28/2009

MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow Update

We are having a great time on our Roadshow in the Carolinas.  Yesterday we were in Charleston...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 12/03/2008

How would you like a copy of Windows 7 Beta 1?

All you have to do is come to the Atlanta MDC! While the DVD’s will not be immediately availible, we...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 12/03/2008

Microsoft Developer Conference Ticker from social.microsoft.com

Most of you problably have not heard of the MSDN Social. If you post to our forums online, you are...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/17/2008

Atlanta Startup Weekend

Having a great time at the Atlanta Startup Weekend.  So here is the idea: Pre-Conference –...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/07/2008

Application Architecture Guide – P&P

We need feedback!  Take a look at the new Patterns and Practices Application Architecture Guide...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/07/2008

Southern Friend Roadshow – December Edition

The Roadshow is coming to town again the first week of December (Dec. 2-5)!  This time we are...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/05/2008

The MSDN Developer Conference is coming…Are you ready? December 16th, Atlanta, GA

  Did you wish you were at PDC?  Well, we can scratch that itch!  Come to the...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 11/04/2008

Chattanooga.Net User Group (CHADNUG)

I must confess, I really like the name.  http://www.chadnug.com.  As it happens I grew up...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/10/2008

Finally – Southern Fried Roadshow, ADO.Net Data Services Content

Sorry it took so long, but here is my Roadshow ADO.Net Data Services:...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/06/2008

Murray Gordon Speaking on Software + Services 10/8 at Atlanta IASA

Make sure you are there: http://www.iasahome.org/web/atlanta Murray Gordon is the Microsoft’s ISV...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 10/06/2008

Introducing the MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow

MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow - September Edition The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a half day free...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 09/04/2008

What does it take to become a Microsoft Certified Architect?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an MCA? Check out this cool interview, and answer...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 07/07/2008

geekSpeak This Afternoon on Silverlight in LOB applications

I know its a bit late, but please join us this afternoon at 3:00PM ET for a geekSpeak on building...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 06/25/2008

Enabling MOSS to use .Net 3.5

There are so many great features in .Net 3.5 (LINQ, C# language features, LINQ, workflow...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 06/11/2008

How good is WCF, really?

Some of you may have already seen this article, but I just came across it yesterday. Even though WCF...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/30/2008

Sysinternals File Share Live!

Have you ever used any of the Sysinternals programs? Programs like: ProcessExplorer - The UBER...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/30/2008

More Information on the Virtualization of Microsoft Websites

If you read my post from the other day, you will now know that MSDN and Technet are running...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/23/2008

Alabama Tech Events

A new blog has started to notify anyone of interesting events that are being held in Alabama. Of...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/22/2008

MSDN and Technet are Virtualized!

On Tuesday, at the Ft. Lauderdale launch event, I was asked about how well MOSS would do under...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/08/2008

From Worst to First (A perspective on Cloud Computing @ MSFT)

A recent survey found that Microsoft ranked first in Web 2.0 for Developers. Specifically it focused...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/08/2008

Biztalk R3 Announced

For those of you who were wondering about support for SQL 2008, Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio...

Author: Chad Brooks Date: 05/02/2008

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