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April, 2010

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly owns Mike Kelly Consulting LLC, a technology consultancy based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  He previously worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, ending as Partner Group Program Manager of the Consulting team within Microsoft's Engineering Excellence group.  This team investigates new software development practices and works directly with Microsoft product teams to improve their engineering efficiency and product quality.   Before joining Engineering Excellence in 2006, Mike worked for twelve years as a developer, development manager and group program manager on the Microsoft Office team.  He has written articles for MSDN Magazine and spoken at numerous industry conferences including Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Professional Development Conference (PDC), and USENIX.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 1993, Mike worked as a senior engineer at AT&T; on enterprise content management systems at Odesta Systems (now OpenText); and as a database systems consultant.  He received a BS in Computer Science in 1980 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Mike lives with his wife, Lisa Romasco, and his two sons, Kyle and Evan, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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    Skype App-to-App Channels and Microsoft Robotics Studio

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    For a consulting project, I’ve been playing around with getting the Skype public API to work with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) by building a DSS service that communicates with Skype. I’ve gotten this working and wanted to use the Visual Programming...
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    Robotics Studio R2

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    As part of a project I’m doing for a Seattle startup, I’m playing with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (RDS).  I downloaded the 2008 release and generated a simple program to use a desktop joystick (basically a UI element displayed on the screen...
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    Windows Azure Panel Discussion Q&A

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today which just finished with a panel discussion and Q&A.  Here are my notes. Q: For Dallas, do I need to use C# to access the data? A: No - it's pretty easy to use C# classes but Dallas exposes...
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    Migrating Apps to Windows Azure

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today and just heard Mark Kottke talk about his experiences as an app development consultant with Microsoft on migrating existing customer apps to Azure.  Here are my notes; slides and sample code are...
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    Building Applications for the Cloud

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today and just heard David Aiken from the Azure team give an overview of best practices for developing applications for the cloud along with some tips and tricks.  Here are my notes; slides and sample...
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    Windows Azure SQL Notes

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today and just heard David Robinson from the SQL team give an overview of SQL Server for Azure.  Here are my notes; slides and sample code are to be posted later and I will update the post with them...
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    Windows Azure Storage Overview

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today and just heard Brad Calder give a quick overview of Azure data.  Here are my notes; slides and sample code are to be posted later and I will update the post with them when they are. Blobs REST...
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    Windows Azure Developer Overview - Notes

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    I am at the Azure Firestarter event in Redmond today and just heard Steve Marx give a lap around the platform.  Here are my notes; slides and sample code are to be posted later and I will update the post with them when they are. Idea behind Azure...
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