October, 2011

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    Book Review (Book 5) - The Cloud of Unknowing

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    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here . The book I chose for October 2011 was: The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous : The role of faith in life. Once...
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    Bonus Rant: Conference Speakers and the Golden Rule

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    Fair warning: This isn’t a technical post. This is my opinion, and not Microsoft’s. I’ve been a public speaker at events since 1980. Interestingly, even though I’ve done this, it’s never been my paid job. I’ve spoken...
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    Big Data and the Cloud - More Hype or a Real Workload?

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    Last week Microsoft announced several new offerings for “Big Data” - and since I’m a stickler for definitions, I wanted to make sure I understood what that really means. What is “Big Data”? What size hard drive is that? After all, my laptop has 1TB of...
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    Creating a Distributed Computing System Using a Windows Azure Queue

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    The Windows Azure Queue component, like all Windows Azure components (Roles, Storage, App Fabric, SQL Azure) can be used by itself or with other Windows Azure components. That’s why I refer to Windows Azure as “Distributed Computing” rather than “cloud...
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    Windows Azure Use-Case: Mobile Development

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    One of the most natural development use-cases for the Windows Azure platform is with mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and even embedded computers in cars and other devices. The reason this paradigm works so well is that most mobile devices...
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    Book Review (Book 4) - Predictably Irrational

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    This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career - one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here . The book I chose for September 2011 was: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden...
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