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  • Blog Post: Elevate Your Skills with Windows Azure In This Online Hands-on workshop!

    @HOME WITH WINDOWS AZURE During this event we’ll guide you through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. Forget about “hello world”! In less than two hours we’ll build and deploy a real cloud app that leverages the Azure data center and helps make a difference in the...
  • Blog Post: Web Professionals Get Discounted Hosting, Free Software, Marketing and Tools – Attend a WebsiteSpark event

    Microsoft Presents: Win with WebsiteSpark Get leads, free marketing, software and tools to build websites, and discounted hosting.  WebsiteSpark™ provides you software, tools, support and training that helps enable you to provide your customers with competitively priced hosting solutions on the...
  • Blog Post: March Architect Innovation Cafe Webcasts-Register Today!

      March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In this session learn about how to implement low effort, high value add-ons...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners - Get On-board With Azure Today

    Register to attend a Live Meeting Presentation on February 25th.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/azurebiz . Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Windows , Azure , Cloud Computing , Business Practices , Partner , Neudesic , Information Concepts
  • Blog Post: Why [Insert Microsoft Product Technology Here]?

    Customers and partners occasionally reach out to me for help locating information and data to support their efforts to assess product technology and market opportunity.  There’s really no secret formula for how I go about collecting this information and often times rely on the same resources that...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting: Is Azure Right For My Business?

    Did you miss the Azure roadshow for Microsoft Partners in December? Are you still pondering the business opportunity behind Azure? Well block off 2-hours on your calendar today to attend our Live Meeting presentation of the roadshow content on Thursday, February 25th. Gather up your team for an extended...
  • Blog Post: US Developer and IT Pro Event Sites Re-launched!

    The MSDN Events and TechNet Events landing pages now incorporate all US Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) technical audience events so customers and partners have a comprehensive view of local and national event offerings in their community. New to the sites’ functionality are zip code search pulling...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 – Register by January 15th and Save $$$

    MIX is where designers and developers will learn about Microsoft’s broad web platform and tools that help bring together the clients, servers, and cloud services needed for creating great rich web applications.  They can also network with peers from well-known web companies like Twitter and Facebook;...
  • Blog Post: Is Windows Azure Right for Your Partner Business?

    We’ve all heard about the industry shift to the Cloud, but are you jumpstarting your Windows Azure business to be a part of it? If you are a Microsoft Partner, specifically a system integrator who builds custom developed solutions, then you are cordially invited to attend our next ProDev Partner Briefing...
  • Blog Post: Partners Come See Us at PDC

    If you are coming to the PDC we would love to see you! Please come and drop by our boot (Booth # MPS08).   Several of the members of the US DPE Evangelism team will be on hand along with members of the US Solution Partners team.  We will also have several of our partners talking about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelism : Last Call for Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 @ Boston during week of 5th Oct 2009

    If you are a BizSpark Start-up and your application is using new and unique features of Windows 7 ,  then consider  nominating your company and application for BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston on October 5th. The Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 will be held at Microsoft Technology...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 Early Bird Discount Ends September 15th

    If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic technology decisions, this is the conference you need to attend to stay ahead of the curve and get a head start on planning your company’s product and technology investments. If you register by September 15, you’ll receive...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Gallery at Internet Week:

      Today Microsoft opens The Microsoft Gallery for Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to showcase digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences. Where:  414 W. 14...
  • Blog Post: MDC Breakfast Briefing for Microsoft Application Development Partners

    Time : 7:30am – 8:30am Location : At MDC events in Orlando, Atlanta, DC, NY and Boston Audience : Business Leaders and Liaisons, Technology Decision Makers At the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) Microsoft presented a vision for the future of technology. We want you and your business...
  • Blog Post: Live Services Jumpstart 2009 – Washington, DC, November 13th and 14th

    Want to build traffic, drive user engagement and influence behavior through your Web applications? Want to ride the social networking and mobility wave in the consumer market? Join us at the Live Services Jumpstart event in Washington, DC on November 13th to explore the full breadth of the consumer components...
  • Blog Post: Mark Your Calendar PDC Announcements Are Going To Be BIG!

    This week I am attending Microsoft's internal technical readiness conference in Seattle, WA.  It is a great opportunity for folks like myself who work in the field to ramp up on new, and especially emerging, technology.  Let me just say we have seen some awe inspiring developments that we will...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference - Highlights from Wednesday

    Highlights from Wednesday Allison Watson kicked off Wednesday with product announcements and demos from executives Simon Witts and Bob Kelly. Steve Ballmer expressed his commitment to driving product innovation and partner success in the coming year and talked about new opportunities with software-plus...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference - Highlights from Tuesday

    Highlights from Tuesday Allison Watson kicked off the conference and invited Stephen Elop, Brad Brooks, and Andy Lees to discuss new products and opportunities for partners. Watson also featured her A-List. Missed the exec presentations or have staff back home unable to attend? Check out Digital WPC...
  • Blog Post: May/June Northeast Roadshow for Developers and Architects

    Bob Familiar, Jim O’Neil and Chris Bowen, Developer and Architect Evangelists in our New England District are at it again. They'll be heading out in May and June for their fifth Northeast Roadshow: May 22 nd – Burlington, VT May 28 th – Portland, ME May 29 th – Waltham, MA June 10 th – Rochester, NY...
  • Blog Post: Coming to Atlantic City - Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer Conference

    This event will offer developers, architects, technical and business decision makers in the healthcare industry a chance to learn how Microsoft is making a big bet in the enablement and delivery of Software + Services in Health & Life Sciences. The Health & Life Sciences Developer & Solution...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - Welcome to IE8 Beta1

    I commented earlier today on a few IE8 features that were highlighted during the keynote session. I attended an afternoon breakout session and thought I'd share with you additional insight on our current release. ActiveX security ActiveX controls optionally enabled on a per site or per user basis Reliability...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Goes To Beijing

    With 150-days to-go before the Olympics kick-off in Beijing, we had the opportunity to see an early preview of the Olympics.com site with Silverlight support. One word to describe it, UNBELIEVABLE. You will have the opportunity to view 35 sports and 2200 hours of content on line live for 17 days. Throughout...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 The Next Web Now - Rock On

    MIX08 is underway at the beautiful Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas and the buzz is in the air everywhere. Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at Microsoft kicked off the event and shared with us his perspective on what drives and guides Microsoft in the design and development of software 3 Core...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - Internet Explorer 8 Unveiled

    Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of Microsoft’s popular browser and in Beta 1 delivers significantly improved standards-support and developer platform investments with enhanced user experiences. Today's unveiling focused on Interoperability and Innovation CSS2 on Support - showed CSS2 support...
  • Blog Post: ProDev Partners-Only Briefing - US East Region

    Innovation is a powerful force in our industry today. History has proven over and over that companies that innovate enjoy great success and companies that fail to innovate eventually become irrelevant. Over the next several years the products that make up Microsoft's application platform will be innovating...
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