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  • Blog Post: Vote for my Session at SXSW

    Hey everybody. I am up for Community Voting for the next SXSW Interactive Festival happening next March and I need your votes to get accepted. Here is the session I am presenting. HD Video Streaming Server using PHP and Silverlight A dash of PHP, a pinch of Silverlight and a smidge of IIS and you can...
  • Blog Post: Drupal Camp LA and my life as a Food Critic

    Well I’m back from my weekend sojourn to Southern California for this year’s Drupal Camp LA held at the University of California Irvine. It was a great trip and I had a wonderful time down there. Overall the attendees at the Drupal Camp LA were surprised that Microsoft would sponsor this event as well...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at Drupal Camp LA This Weekend And I Become a Food Critic

    I am really excited to be presenting at Drupal Camp LA this weekend. Actually it’s in Irvine which is down in Orange County but who cares. I’m getting a chance to go back to a place I called home for a long time before moving up to Seattle to work for Microsoft and is still a very special place to me...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at the Country Music Association Festival

    On June 11-14 2009, over 200,000 people will be attending the Country Music Association’s Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.  For the first time in the history of the Music Festival, Microsoft is will have a significant presence at the event.  The CMA is interested in aligning technology...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Presence at PDC

    Hey everybody. Sorry for not posting much lately. I've been on the road nearly non-stop for the past three weeks. And again, here I am on the road, but at least this time it is for the PDC. I've got a bunch in store for any of you coming to PDC this year. First up we have a booth in the Pavilion area...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth 6.2 Technical Webcast

    Hey everybody. Sorry for being so quiet lately. Most of you may know that we’re getting ready to release our next version of Virtual Earth. There’s a ton of AWESOME features we got into this release and to help you all get a good start playing with them on October 3, 2008 I will be delivering a 90 minute...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Interview with Carl Franklin

    Hey everyone. Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. Been a little crazy for me lately getting everything ramped up for our upcoming release of Virtual Earth which is due here very very soon. When we were all at Tech Ed North America in Orlando, FL this past June I sat down with Angus Logan , Dr. Neil and...
  • Blog Post: Question of the Day at GeoWeb 2008

    The folks at GeoWeb are walking around with a camera and asking many of the speakers, industry heavy hitters and even me questions about the Geo Industry. Each day there is a different question. For today’s query the question is: “Do you see the activities of the major search engines as a threat or an...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at GeoWeb Tomorrow

    I’m up in Vancouver, BC this week for the GITA GeoWeb conference . I will be presenting with Ed Katibah on all things Virtual Earth and SQL Spatial. A Complete Guide to Geo-Spatial Technology at Microsoft\(SOLD OUT) Ed Katibah, Principal Program Manager - SQL Server Spatial, Mark Brown, Senior Product...
  • Blog Post: Find Developer Events Using Virtual Earth

    One of my friends at Microsoft, Glen Gordon in our US Developer and Platform Evangelism Team (DPE) turned me on to something really cool they just did. If you didn’t know these guys are constant road warriors presenting at events across the US. They just created a new website called, Community Megaphone...
  • Blog Post: BAH, What a Wasted Day

    Today’s been a tough one for me. To begin I was having issues with my normal laptop, a severely underpowered Sony VAIO that I’ve had for about three years. It’s never liked Vista and to be sure Vista has hated it right back. Still it is small, weighing less that four pounds and most often runs Office...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at PDC

    This year’s PDC will have a session on Virtual Earth. We have a big release coming up this Fall and I plan on giving an in depth look at it for those interested in building location aware applications. This session will be ~90% demos and code to give you all a leg up on getting started with all the new...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed is Awesome

    I'm having a great time at Tech Ed this year. There are TONS of developers here and they are really enjoying themselves. I had my session yesterday on Virtual Earth. The room was packed, standing room only with probably close to 200 people in there. Among some of the things I announced yesterday includes...
  • Blog Post: Lounge Lizard at the Tech Ed Blogger Lounge

    Hey folks. Does my sense of humor bother you? Do you find my use of imagery in my blog posts convince you that I'm stupid or otherwise need therapy? Are you interested in having a conversation in person about Virtual Earth? Well here's your chance to either psychoanalyze, complain or ask me questions...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Builder API Coming Soon!

    Isaac Kunen over on the SQL Spatial Team blogs about their upcoming Builder API feature in SQL Spatial. If you're a developer interested in building Virtual Earth applications you'll want to take a close look at our upcoming release of SQL Server with its geometry and geography data types. Very cool...
  • Blog Post: Mashed Event in London

    Our Multi-Map guys in the UK are partnering as one of the sponsors for Mashed 2008, organized by the BBC Backstage and giving gave away 100 free tickets. If you're in the UK get in on this now. Get Mashed at the Ally Pally - June 21st, 2008 We’re delighted to announce that we’re partners for Mashed 08...
  • Blog Post: Anyone going to Tech Ed Orlando?

    Hey I'm going to Tech Ed Orlando . Well, actually I'm presenting at it. If you're going come check out my session, WUX208. Behind the Maps: The Technology of Microsoft Virtual Earth. We'll also be at, the Technical Learning Center as well and if you're registered and want to chat about Virtual Earth...
  • Blog Post: Hanging at Where 2.0 and other stuff

    Just got into my hotel room at Where 2.0 here in Burlingame, CA at the SFO Airport Marriott. Got a nice view of the bay and the SFO runway right on the bay. I requested a bay side room not just because it's nicer to look out over water than a warehouse and a freeway but because I'm a huge aviation nut...
  • Blog Post: Evacuation Planning using Virtual Earth

    Microsoft holds an event every year called Location Summit. It's a two day event where we invite scientists and others who are deep into the mapping technologies to come and share in the research they are doing. I got looped into this thing to cover for a friend of mine who had to present "10 Demos in...
  • Blog Post: TV Stations using Virtual Earth

    One of the uses of Virtual Earth that really surprised me at first was using Virtual Earth in the Media and Entertainment industry. When I was at NAB a month ago I saw quite a few companies actively showing their wares with Virtual Earth. A few of these Viz RT , AccuWeather and Weather Central are absolutely...
  • Blog Post: Mesh Announcement at Web 2.0

    Web 2.0 is really a great conference. I have never been at this event before but I'm glad I'm here now. Been seeing lots of folks I recognize. Robert Scoble is out and about doing interviews and otherwise looking like he's having a great time. We had a big splash today with the formal unveiling of Mesh...
  • Blog Post: Heading to Web 2.0

    I'll be heading out tomorrow afternoon, flying down to San Francisco for the Web 2.0 conference. I've never been to this conference before so I am really looking forward to it. I wish I could get off my rear to go get some business cards though. I've been to I think 5 different conferences and events...
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