# Friday, 27 June 2008

In this show, we talk with Joe Stagner, who is Microsoft's Opinionated Misfit Geek and a program manager in the developer division community team.  We caught up with Joe at the PHP|Tek 2008 conference in Chicago, IL

Show Notes

During the show we talked about a number of the open source initiatives at Microsoft, including:

CodePlex - an open source hosting platform by Microsoft
Port 25 - a communication portal
ASP.NET MVC Framework - a project under development

Zune Contest Winner

We are please to announce the winner of our second Zune contest.  Michael Wood of Kentucky is our lucky winner.  Michael is one of the founders of the Cincinnati .NET User Group.  Enjoy your Zune!

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD025-JoeStagner.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: arCast.tv
Dave's pick:
Rob Conery's Weke Road

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, 11 June 2008

In this show, we talk with Jeff Moser and Dan Rigsby about the art and science of technical blogging.  We also catch up with Dave after him being gone for 2 episodes and hear what he has been up to.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD024-Blogging.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: Flickr Blog

Dave's pick: Microspotting

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, 28 May 2008

In this show, we talk with Chris Pietschmann, a developer and a Microsoft MVP on the Virtual Earth platform.  Chris tells us how he got started on Virtual Earth back in the beta of version 1.0 and gives us a good overview of the product.

Virtual Earth Links (courtesy of Chris):

Chris Pietschmann's Blog - http://pietschsoft.com

Virtual Earth Dev Site - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth

Virtual Earth Interactive SDK - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk

Mike Garza - Virtual Earth Concepts - http://garzilla.net/vemaps/

Via Virtual Earth - http://viavirtualearth.com

MapCruncher - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/mapcruncher/

PietschSoft.VE - Open Source ASP.NET Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://codplex.com/PietschSoftVE3

Simplovation Web.Maps.VE - ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://simplovation.com/page/webmapsve.aspx

Zune Contest

Our second Zune contest is still underway, but closes on June 2nd - so get your entries in. 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/TD023-VirtualEarth.mp3


Blogs you should know

Virtual Earth 3D Team Blog

Mark Brown's Virtual Earth Blog

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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