At DevExpress, we frequently hear about issues customers have with our updates. I personally hear about these when I teach our training classes or meet customers at events. I felt like saying a few words about this and I decided to post them here rather than on the DevExpress blogs because they represent my personal opinion and advice — I wouldn’t say (or think) they would conflict with any “official” company line, if there was one on this, but I also didn’t want to risk the impression that my …


I’m back — back with DevExpress, that is! Those of you who have followed this blog for more than three years will remember I used to work for DevExpress then. Starting right now, I’m working for them again. The topic is training. As you know, I’ve organized a lot of classroom training events in Europe and the US in the past years, and this is going to continue. All the classes will now be listed on the new DevExpress Training page, and the US events will be organized by DevExpress as well.

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It’s almost Christmas, but I’ve managed to complete a project I’ve been working on for a good while. DX Training is my new platform for video training courses on DevExpress products.

The first class to be publish on the new site is DXperience ASP.NET WebForms — Getting Started. There’s also a support forum for content requests open immediately. The long-term plan is to cover as much of the DevExpress product portfolio as possibl …


Ann: Expert XAF in the USA

A little while back, I announced the first Expert DevExpress XAF class to take place in the USA, January 14-18 2013 in Orlando, Florida. I’m pleased that we’ve now been able to confirm hotel arrangements with the Royal Plaza in Orlando.

_This class provides a complete in-depth look at the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework. You’ll start with the basics of creating a data layer with XPO and/or Domain Components, and …

Just a quick heads-up: I just announced my first DevExpress XAF class in the USA, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, in January 2013. [LINK REMOVED]

Great news: In June 2012 I’ll do a five-day class on DevExpress eXpressApp Framework in Bad Ems, Germany. This class will be held in English language. For all the details about the class, please follow this link: Expert DevExpress XAF Bad Ems, Germany, June 2012 [LINK REMOVED]

A quick update on my recent announcement of the free DevExpress Day in Bad Ems, Germany - Seth Juarez, Technical Evangelist with DevExpress, will join us on the day. He’ll do some presentations around DXv2 and Reporting, and of course he’ll be available to answer all the questions you bring. Here’s the link again, if you missed it the first time: [LINK REMOVED] I hope I’ll see you there!

This I have just announced:

Free DevExpress Day — 25th February 2012 — Bad Ems, Germany

As you may have guessed, it’s free! There will be some technical presentations, and there will be enough time to discuss your own questions, issues and consulting topics. Just turn up and take advantage!

Sponsored by DevExpress themselves, I can also announce there will be a raffle of a DevExpress Universal Subscription license, a value of $2199.99!

You can find lots more details by followin …