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microsoft is hosting a contest for ie7 addon development.  all you have to do is create an interesting addon to submit and you could win:

  • $2500 plus some tickets to MIX07
  • $2000, $1000, $500, Zune

to learn how extensible ie7 is and some starting points, check out the ieblog article from ericlaw.

here's more information from pete on the contest as well.

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shh...don't tell anyone...some sweet deals on windows mobile devices, including the new dash..

click here: super-secret-t-mobile-page

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so i've decided that i'm likely not going to see any sessions at devconnections.  i'm doing some major booth duty :-) -- but that's okay, the conferences are for the attendees to hammer on the microsoft guys anyway...i enjoy listening to the questions.

today we have (who at least i know from the show who's line is it anyway? running around the conference and harrassing people.  okay, he's not doing much of that, but this guy is funny.  we had a chance to talk with him as well...he was pretty funny and asked us some great questions about microsoft...although he was fascinated by our "evangelist" title more than anything:

DevConnections-GregPr

(that's me, steve loethen, greg proops, and woody pewitt)

after that we had a great time hanging out at the exhibit hall opening and then hosted MSUnplugged in the evening:


Video: MSUnplugged

it was basically a 'grok talk' night where we had each person doing 10-minute demos.  we gave away some xbox 360's, readyboost flash drives, lifecams, blimps, and oh yeah...some .  i had a great time and hopefully the attendees did as well.

we'll be here the rest of the week, so stop by and say hello!

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it's true...windows vista released to manufacturing!

read from the windowsvistablog.com: windows vista releases to manufacturing

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following the rtm announcement of office 2007 (if you hadn't heard), the evening keynote at devconnections had ScottGu give the following announcements:

lots of great stuff and i'm sure more to come this week!