# Sunday, 25 May 2008

For this episode Larry flies solo, as Dave has been busy putting together the Code Fests: Hands on labs on some of the new features of .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.  If you are in Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana, and want to attend a Code Fest check Dave's Blog for details.

In this show, Larry sits down with Ed Glas, a program manager on the Team System team, who is responsible for the web load testing tools that are part of the product.  We talked at the recent QAI Conference in Chicago, IL.  Among other things, Ed gives us some insights (no promises) on features they are looking at for future releases of the product.

Our second Zune contest is still underway. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD022-WebLoadTesting.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Team System Videos on asp.net 

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, 07 May 2008

In this weeks show, Larry sits down with some of the fine folks from Canopy Financial to discuss they started a business based on .NET technologies and tools. We also discuss Microsoft Start-Up Zone and how start-up companies can work with Microsoft to launch their businesses.

We also discuss the outcome of what Jeff Atwood was teasing us with Episode 18. A partner venture with Joel Spolsky to create a technical community portal called Stack Overflow. Joel and Jeff are also recording their weekly planning calls on offering that up as podcast, which is certainly a good listen.

We finish this week's episode by announcing our second Zune contest. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD021-StartingUpOnDotNet.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Jeff Moser's Software Development Adventures

Dave's Pick: Sara Fords Weblog / Visual Studio Tip of the Day

 

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, 30 April 2008

In this episode we talk with our pal Server Girl (Beth Humphreys) about Hyper-V the new virtualization technology included in Windows Server 2008.  Beth gives us a great overview of the technology and we chat about how developers can use Hyper-V technology to create a great developer rig.

Second Life Heroes Happen Here Launch

Before we jumped into the interview Dave spends some time talking about this last weekend's Heroes Happen Here launch event in Second Life (the 3D Virtual World).  The event was put on by the Second Life .NET Users Group and coordinated by our fellow Evangelist Zain Naboulsi.  You can read Zain's blog post on the event and check out some photos.

 

Show Links

Hyper-V information (includes link to download RC0 or latest released version): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtualization-consolidation.aspx

Hyper-V management tools for Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949758

Currently tested guest OSes: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-faq.aspx

Download / Listen to the show

 http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD020-ServerGirlonHyperV.mp3

A blog you should know

Dave's Pick: Ben Armstrong's Virtual PC Guy

Larry's Pick: Paul Thurrott's Win Super Site

 


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