Jennifer Marsman

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    Why do you need a primary and a secondary access key for Windows Azure storage?

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    When you create a storage account on Windows Azure, you will notice in the developer portal that you receive both a primary and a secondary access key: Why do you need both a primary and a secondary access key for Windows Azure storage?  You can...
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    Featured Woman in Technology: Lisa S. Jones

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    After the tragic loss of her mother, this amazing woman was able to overcome the challenges of starting her own business and win a reality TV show!  Lisa S. Jones is the founder and chief executive officer of EyeMail Inc. , who build what Lisa describes...
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    Free Microsoft Software for Students, Startups, and Small Hosting Businesses

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    Did you know that Microsoft has a number of programs to provide free or low-cost software to students, startups, and small businesses?  Not a lot of people seem to know about these programs, and they are a great opportunity! DreamSpark – this program...
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    Grand Rapids Give Camp 2009

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    GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, a...
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    Video on Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0

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    I spoke on Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0 at the Tulsa TechFest , and Shawn Weisfeld recorded my talk for INETA Live.  You can access it at http://www.drowningintechnicaldebt.com/ShawnWeisfeld/archive/2009/11/15/windows-workflow-in-.net-4.0-by-jennifer...
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    PDC 2009

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    I’ve just returned home from the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), a conference focused on new technology from Microsoft.  A number of exciting announcements were made: The Windows Azure Platform was released. The Silverlight 4 Beta was unveiled...
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    My Schedule for PDC

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    I am very fortunately able to attend the Professional Developer Conference (PDC) this year.  There are far too many great sessions to attend them all, but I’ve taken a rough stab at some of the sessions I’d like to hit.  It’s so hard to choose...
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    Stephen Toub Tour – Parallel Computing Resources

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    Last week, Stephen Toub met with roughly 450 people on his Parallel Computing tour ! He toured through Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, meeting with customers during the day and speaking at user group meetings in the evenings...
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    Stephen Toub – Parallel Computing Tour

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    I’m excited to tell you that I’m organizing another product team tour!  Stephen Toub from the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft will be touring through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee in one week, speaking at corporations during...
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    How Windows 7 Saved the Day: Automatic Download of Drivers

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    First, some background: As an evangelist, part of my job is to deliver technical talks at user groups, conferences, corporations, and other events.  One event series that my team drives is the MSDN Unleashed / TechNet Unleashed roadshows in multiple...
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    Video Killed the Radio Star

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    Like many people, I love watching videos on the internet. Are you a consultant? Perhaps you can relate to this hilarious video on the vendor/client relationship . I am also a huge Harry Potter fan, and this “ A Very Potter Musical ” (created by students...
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    Real World Azure with Microsoft IT - Coming to a City Near You!

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    TechNet & MSDN Events Present: Real World Azure with Microsoft IT Come spend a day with us to explore Windows Azure™ – Microsoft’s platform for building and deploying cloud based applications – from a real world point of view...
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    Columbus Give Camp 2009

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    Multiple nonprofit organizations have asked me why developers would give up a weekend to help them, no strings attached.  It's hard to say until you've experienced a Give Camp .  The uncertain coming together on Friday night, not knowing what...
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    Michigan Give Camp in Ann Arbor 2009

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    Last weekend was another powerful, moving experience at the second Give Camp in Ann Arbor.  I blogged from the event on Friday and mentioned some of the cool new things at this year's Give Camp (showers, a popup camper, a source control server, and...
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    Live Blogging from the 2009 Give Camp

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    Today, we kicked off simultaneous Give Camps in Ann Arbor, Columbus, and Knoxville!  I'm at the Ann Arbor camp.  At this location, here is the breakdown of technologies used on our 16 projects for nonprofit organizations.  DotNetNuke -...
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    Azure Pricing Announced!

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    Everyone has been waiting for this for a long time (if I had a dime every time I was asked the pricing model for Azure, I'd be rich), and here it is...the pricing for Azure has been announced!  For Windows Azure specifically, here is the skinny:...
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    Upcoming Give Camps on July 17-19: Geek Out for a Good Cause!

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    Those of you who know me well have probably heard me gush about Give Camps at one time or another.  If you haven't, take a minute and read last year's Ann Arbor Give Camp writeup or Lansing's Give Camp summary .  In those posts, I link to a...
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    Work-Stealing in .NET 4.0

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    There is some truly amazing support for parallel programming in .NET 4.0.  One of the compelling new features of the Thread Pool in .NET 4.0 is work-stealing, which allows work to be processed by worker threads more efficiently.  First of all...
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    Architecture Summit in Southfield, MI

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    nPlus1.org is hosting its fourth Architecture Summit on July 31st at the Microsoft office in Southfield, MI.  The topic of this summit will be Patterns and Principles. Session One: Software Patterns Patterns are an important tool to use as architects...
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    Parallel.For in .NET 4.0

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    In version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, there is a lot of support for parallel programming. One cool class to know is System.Threading.Parallel , which contains a number of static methods to parallelize loops and regions. Consider this code which uses...
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    XBOX Project Natal

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    I am completely psyched about XBOX Project Natal .  How sweet is that? Without a controller, the game responds to your body’s movements. You can watch real people using it at the E3 conference.
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    Events hosted by SRT Solutions

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    SRT Solutions is running a number of events next week, which may be of interest to those in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.  First, there is a Software Stimulus lab on Monday, June 15.  This features two distinct sessions: the morning session introduces...
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    Interview on Windows Azure, hosted by David Giard

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    David Giard hosted me on his webcast series .  The topic was Windows Azure .  Links: http://www.davidgiard.com/2009/05/28/JenniferMarsmanOnWindowsAzure.aspx http://www.viddler.com/explore/dgiard/videos/135/
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    Queues in Windows Azure Storage

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    This warrants calling out - the queues in Windows Azure aren't your typical FIFO queue/dequeue mechanism.  They actually use a two-step dequeuing process.  Imagine the typical Windows Azure architecture where a web role (or multiple web roles...
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    Windows Azure Developer Contest - Win Fame and Fortune (literally)!

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    This new CloudApp() contest looks extremely cool: the objective is to create a cloud application running on Windows Azure.  There are categories for both .NET and PHP applications.  The contest will be judged by Michael Cote, Om Malik, and you...
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