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Developing Windows Azure applications - Setup

I’ve been working with Windows Azure (post PDC09 build) to take a look at the basic mechanics of...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/23/2009

Teaching Kids to Program with SmallBasic - Screencasts

I’ve been working on developing more and better material to use to teach kids to program with...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/21/2009

Teaching Kids to Program at Microsoft in Irvine, CA on Mon, Dec 21

If your kids are joining us at Microsoft Irvine tomorrow for the testing of 'Teaching Kids to...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/20/2009

Teaching Kids to Program – Today’s Lessons Learned

In preparation for some larger scale events in 2010, I am working with a team of volunteers to...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/14/2009

Windows Azure information for Architects (includes #PDC09 announcements)

I’m attending the Microsoft Architect Council Presentations today in At the Microsoft office in...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/01/2009

Windows Azure ROI Calculator

Why Azure?  Well, how about saving money?  Need to figure it out – try out the new Windows...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/01/2009

Teaching Kids Programming – Extending SmallBasic

I’ve been pair programming with Llewellyn Falco and wanted to share a bit of what we’ve been working...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 11/28/2009

Teaching Kids to Code – Graduating from SmallBasic

Regular blog readers may know of my work with Microsoft’s free kid’s coding IDE, SmallBasic as a...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/29/2009

SoCalDevGal answers your Windows 7 Developer Questions

Wow what a launch today in Orange, CA!  Thanks to the standing-room only audience this...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/26/2009

SoCalDevGal shares Windows 7 Launch LIVE

Well, it’s not me presenting, but it is the same content.  If you couldn’t make it to the...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/23/2009

SoCalDevGal recommends the new Windows 7 Online Training

  Wow – this is GREAT! MSDN Channel 9 has a new online training center for you (developers) to...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/21/2009

SoCalDevGal presents Windows 7 Developer APIs

Next week Monday and Wednesday, I’ll be presenting at the MSDN launch events for developers for...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/20/2009

SQL Azure – Let’s Get Started

As you may know we’ve announced that Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, will have...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/15/2009

TeachCamp 2010

You may know that I've led Microsoft's annual events for high-school aged girls (in SoCal) DigiGirlz...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/13/2009

SoCalDevGal is getting ready for the Cloud

As you may already know, we (Microsoft) have announced that we will have ‘general availability’ of...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/13/2009

SoCalDevGal answers ‘What is Windows Azure?’ in 5 minutes

Slides from #CloudCampSVCC – 5 minute time limit for my lightning talk.  It was also filmed,...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/04/2009

What is Gemini? Deck from #SVCC

I presented at #SVCC introducing Gemini – here’s the deck. Gemini Introduction View more...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/03/2009

Introduction to SQL Azure

Deck from my talk at #CloudCampLA.  TechZulu also recorded the talk, I will post the link here...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/02/2009

Where is SoCalDevGal? – SoCal Developer Events for Oct 2009

By popular demand I am attempting to aggregate SoCal Developer events on a monthly basis.  For...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/28/2009

SoCalDevGal looks at BitLocker for USB drives in Windows 7

I’ve wanted to play around with this feature (also called ‘BitLocker-To-Go’), but hadn’t had time...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/20/2009

SoCalDevGal pushes her little NetBook – what can it do for developers?

Regular readers will note that I recently purchased an inexpensive NetBook and upgraded the OS from...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/13/2009

SoCalDevGal works with virtualization in Windows 7

I am working on setting up my first VPC in Windows 7 and I found a couple of things had changed from...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/13/2009

HTC TouchPro 2 – a beautiful phone

The Windows Mobile team (thanks Loke!) sent me the new HTC Touch Pro 2 phone today– I am in heaven...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/09/2009

SoCalDevGal works with a NetBook – moving from XP to Windows 7 via a USB key

Today I picked up a HP Mini 110 – 1025Dx which had XP installed on it.  I was looking for a...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/08/2009

DigiGirlz camp LA for 2009

We hosted our first-ever DigiGirlz hi-tech camp for high-school aged girls at New Horizons, Culver...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/02/2009

SoCalDevGal interview Bart de Smet and Mwansa Lumpa at TechEd Africa 2009

Enjoy - (can you tell I was a bit jet lagged?) first Bart on his work with .NET 4.0 Framework then...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/31/2009

SoCalDevGal for September 2009

updated Sept 3, 2009 Lots to do (as always) – so, if you are looking to find me in September,...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/30/2009

SoCalDevGal shares her Windows 7 for Developers Presentations

Tomorrow I start the journey over to Africa, TechEd Africa in Durban, South Africa on August 2-5, to...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/28/2009

SoCalDevGal is studying and recommends the Windows 7 Developer Training Kit

As I am putting the final preparations on my 3 Windows 7 Developer sessions for Tech Ed Africa, I’ve...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/27/2009

SoCalDevGal answers ‘What’s on your Windows 7 Demo Machine?

Many of you have asked me what applications and tools I have installed on my primary Windows 7 demo...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/25/2009

SoCalDevGal says can you name all of the SoCal User Groups?

User Group Day of the Month 1 Inland Empire .Net User Group 2nd Tuesday - Every Month 2 L.A. .Net...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/18/2009

DigiGirlz Summer Camp 2009

We hosted around 20 girls over the past two days at Microsoft’s Irvine, CA office.   The...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/15/2009

SoCalDevGal is checking out the new FrontRunner site (support for ISVs developing for Windows 7)

Our newly launched FrontRunner site for ISVs nicely pulls together many of the resources I’ve been...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/10/2009

SoCalDevGal wants to utilize Windows 7 UX features

As I continue my work on learning / using Windows 7 as a platform for application development, I’ve...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/03/2009

SoCalDevGal will be speaking on Windows 7 multi touch app dev in at San Diego Code Camp tomorrow

My session is at SoCalCodeCamp at UCSD room 105 at 2:00 pm – I am looking forward to showing and...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/26/2009

SoCalDevGal shares…’Teaching Kids to Code’

Here’s the deck from my prezo at SoCalCodeCamp in San Diego (UCSD) – enjoy!  Examples included...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/26/2009

SoCalDevGal wishes to decide - .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 for Windows 7 multi touch application development

Ah but this isn’t a simple consideration.  As I’ve been digging in, getting ready to build my...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/15/2009

SoCalDevGal wants you to be an expert in Windows 7 Touch and Multi Touch capabilities

My curiosity often takes me down new pathways.  Just like a typical dev, after stating the...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/07/2009

SoCalDevGal wonders who will really design your Windows 7 UI?

Now that I’ve written a rough application spec, (see previous blog post), am I finally really to...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/01/2009

SoCalDevGal warns don't skip the SDL when creating your first Windows 7 application

If you have been following this series then you are probably raring to open VS and get coding. ...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/29/2009

SoCalDevGal will get you working with Windows 7 application development - grab some software and get going

Starting to develop for a new platform means some software setup, I’ll detail what I am using, list...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/27/2009

SoCalDevGal will get you working on Windows 7 application development – touch some hardware first

The first step in starting to develop on a new platform includes obtaining the software for that...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/26/2009

SoCalDevGal wishes to woo you to the Windows 7 desktop

So, let’s talk here.  When is the last time you developed a Windows application?  Yeah, I...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/26/2009

Report from StepUp First Annual Career Conference in Carson, CA

On Saturday after TechEd, I attended the first-ever StepUp Career Conference for underserved...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/19/2009

Report from TechEd – WomenBuild 2.0 SeriousPlay with LEGOs

Happy to have led the Women in Technology event at TechEd last week.  Asli Bilgin and I have...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/19/2009

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