Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

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  • Blog Post: PDC Event in Nashville featuring Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

    Mr. Ballmer is a big deal in my world, since he is THE boss. He’s coming to Nashville on January 20th and you can catch him in a couple of places. The Nashville Technology Council is having breakfast with him. And then he’s over to Vanderbilt to kick off a special event that our extended DPE team is...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show – Episode #21, Domino’s Pizza runs Java in Windows Azure

    Hear our friend Tim Wise from Domino’s in action! Makes me want some Memphis BBQ Chicken Pizza while I’m listening. In this episode guests Sumit Chawla & Tim Wise of Domino’s Pizza join Peter Laudati to discuss offloading a Java server infrastructure to Windows Azure to save money (Starts at 40:31...
  • Blog Post: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Betty Crocker creates the Kitchen Assistant

    It’s Like a Cookbook, Only Better The Betty Crocker® Kitchen Assistant application has everything you need to make cooking and baking a breeze, and it’s all in one place – your computer. From your desktop access thousands of kitchen-tested recipes, discover expert tips, plus add notes and sort recipes...
  • Blog Post: Missed the PDC event. Want to see the sessions?

    Yes, there is a way to see all of the content, and that’s by visiting http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos . This page has instructions on how to download all of the videos, so that you can watch them whenever/wherever/offline or not. You can always watch them via Silverlight while online, but a traveler can...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Windows Azure knowledge?

    Microsoft TechNet and MSDN Events are pleased to offer you an entire day of Windows Azure for IT professionals and developers in a city near you. These events will answer the big questions about Windows Azure, such as: What is Windows Azure? When should you use Windows Azure? How does it apply or impact...
  • Blog Post: My Visit to MIX

    I’ll break this down in more detail at a later time. You can see some keynote details at my Twitter page . Day 1 Keynote: Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie ( video ) Windows Mobile 6.5 Overview : Loke Uei Tan ( video ) Building Amazing Business Centric Applications With Silverlight 3 : Brad Abrams ( video ...
  • Blog Post: Anyone in Louisville looking for a Tools Roadmap Presentation?

    You are invited to a dinner presentation of the Microsoft Developer Tools and Platform Roadmap hosted by Microsoft and Cardinal Solutions and a chance to win an XBOX 360. Topics for this presentation include: · What is coming in Visual Studio Team System 2010 · .NET 4.0 and C# futures · Azure and Software...
  • Blog Post: The First “How Do I” Videos arrive for Azure Services Platform

    Nine new videos arrived on the Azure Services Platform Videos site. On this page you will find webcasts and how-to videos covering the technologies included in the Azure Services Platform: Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Data Services, and Live Services. There are also 8 Channel 9 videos (from PDC...
  • Blog Post: Probably no more important MIX than this year’s

    Well, it’s that time again. MIX is an important event where we show our thinking and direction for the web. Again targeted at designers and web developers, this event continues to bring in voices from the online companies – like frog design, Yahoo!, MySpace, Baidu, ESPN.com, Adobe, Digg, Facebook, schematic...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Data Center Team Discloses Gen4 Vision

    Unless you have worked around datacenter operations, you may not fully appreciate this post. At any rate, you should take a look at a post from Mike Manos on Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers - One way of Getting it just right . Talking about full disclosure, Mike and team go into a lengthy...
  • Blog Post: Where’s the nearest MDC?

    For the Heartland district (the Microsoft territory that I’m assigned to), we’re promoting Detroit (JAN 22). However, that might not make sense for my friends in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. So, be aware that there are quality speakers in Atlanta (DEC 16) and Dallas (JAN 26...
  • Blog Post: The PDC Coming To You

    We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7 . Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh,...
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