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  • Blog Post: Podcast App Starter Kit for Windows Phone

    Disclaimer: This post is rated “M” for Marketeering.  It contains hyperbole and gross marketing-speak, including terms like “growing your brand”, “stickiness”, and “social media”. Please allow your reality to be momentarily distorted. My teammate, Dani Diaz , just published a new Podcast App Starter...
  • Blog Post: David Chou Shares How To Run Java With GlassFish in Windows Azure

    Most of the developer talk around Windows Azure seems to be focused on .NET-based applications.  However, Azure is open to running all sorts of different application platforms. On the Connected Show , Dmitry and I have dedicated quite a bit of air time to running PHP within Azure.  Last year...
  • Blog Post: Developing TWiT.tv for Windows Phone 7: From Concept to Marketplace

    Dmitry Lyalin, my co-host on the Connected Show , recently developed a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network. The application recently reached as high as #2 on the Top Rated Apps list in the marketplace! Dmitry spoke at the January 2011 meeting of the New York...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #40 - Migrating World Maps to Azure

    A new year, a new episode.  This time, the Connected Show hits 40!  In this episode, guest Brian Hitney joins Peter to discuss how he migrated the My World Maps application to Windows Azure. Fresh off his Azure Firestarter tour through the eastern US, Brian talks about migration issues, scalability...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #39 – The Battle of The 5s

    In this episode, frequent guest & co-host Andrew Brust joins Peter to re-cap the recent Microsoft PDC 2010 conference and Silverlight 5 Firestarter. Andrew and Peter discuss the latest Azure platform developments, including VM role, Admin mode, and SQL Azure sharding.  In the mix, they cover...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Tech (TWiT) App For Windows Phone 7 Now Available!

    Back in September, my Connected Show co-host, Dmitry Lyalin , announced on Episode #37 that he was building a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech (TWiT) network.  I’m happy to announced that his application has now gone live in the Windows Phone Marketplace!  The...
  • Blog Post: Dmitry Lyalin on GFQ Network AGAIN! This Time With A Real World Deep Dive On Windows Phone 7

    “You want more tech? GFQ brought more Tech. On this special Tech-filled show, we brought in Microsoft Developer, and podcaster, Dmitry Lyalin discusses creating an application for the brand new Windows Phone 7, the life cycle of doing such coding, why Silverlight is (still) amazing and a relevant versus...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #38 – WCF? Droid Does!

    And, we’re back! It’s been two months since our last show , but the Connected Show is alive and well!  Episode #38 is available now! In an increasingly diverse world of mobile devices, the .NET developer is likely to end up supporting multiple mobile platforms. In this episode, guest Roger Heim...
  • Blog Post: Missing Connected Show #38? Check out Dmitry Lyalin on Tech News Weekly

    “Connected Show #38 where are you?!” That’s a question I’ve been hearing from some folks worrying about the fate of the podcast that Dmitry Lyalin & I co-host .  It’s been about 2 months since Dmitry & I published a new episode of the Connected Show.  So what gives?  Is the Connected...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Firestarter – Fall 2010 Series

    I’m happy to announce the next series of Firestarter events focused around Windows Azure and cloud computing!  Firestarters are free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Folks continue to tell us that they like these types of events, so we keep on bringing...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #37 – Spelunking Windows Phone 7 Development

    In this episode, “guest” Dmitry Lyalin joins Peter to talk about building a real world Windows Phone 7 application. Dmitry unveils that he is developing a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network . Dmitry walks us through the phone tool experience...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #36 – Steve Marx on Azure

    In this episode, the one and only Windows Azure Tactical Strategist, Steve Marx , joins Dmitry and Peter to give us an update on the Windows Azure platform. Steve talks about common real world Windows Azure use patterns, including storage and compute instance configurations. Steve uses some strategic...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #35 – Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers

    In this episode, Dmitry and Peter cover the latest news around the Microsoft developer space, including Windows Azure updates, interoperability, & Windows Phone 7. They also talk about the new Visual Studio LightSwitch. Is it really for cat ladies? Peter & Dmitry discuss who the target audience...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #34 – Apache Stonehenge M2

    In this episode, guests Ben Dewey & Kent Brown join Peter to discuss the latest release of the Apache Stonehenge project. Ben & Kent talk about the .NET, Java, and PHP interoperability project and how it now handles identity. (Interview starts at 26:21) Also, Dmitry & Peter rap about Web...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #33 – Dmitry’s Soapbox

    In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust is back again, joining Dmitry & I to talk about all of the tech news from Microsoft’s Wordwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. The trio talks about WebMatrix, Internet Explorer 9 Preview 3, Windows Phone 7, and the newly announced Windows Azure Appliance...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #32 – CoApp: Do EPIC Schtuff!

    In this episode, guest Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center joins me to discuss CoApp, a new package manager for the Windows platform. Garrett tells us how CoApp will help make it easier for developers and users to build and install open source software on Windows. (Interview...
  • Blog Post: Are You a “Select Developer”? Do You Have The Right Stuff? Want a Windows Phone 7 Device?

    Last week on the Connected Show , Dmitry and I reported that at TechEd 2010, Brandon Watson from the Windows Phone 7 team said “select developers” will be getting access to Windows Phone 7 devices in July.  We both pondered what Brandon meant by “select developers”.  On the podcast, we recommended...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #31 – PHP On Windows

    In this episode, guests Kanwaljeet Singla, Don Raman, and Wade Hilmo from the Microsoft IIS team join Peter to discuss the evolution of PHP on the Windows Platform. The IIS folks tell us about the improvements made to Windows in order to support PHP, including: Fast CGI, WinCache, PHP 5.3, the Web PI...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #30 – You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!

    In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon talks up lambdas, expression trees, and other C# goodness. Prepare to have your brain tickled! (Interview starts at 31:18) Also, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter...
  • Blog Post: Jrzyshr Dev Guy Going Dark for a bit…

    Via David Anson … Going dark [MSDN blogging platform being upgraded - NO new posts or comments next week] The administrators of the MSDN blogging platform are performing a software upgrade and will be putting all blogs into read-only mode on Sunday, May 16th . New posts and new comments will not be possible...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #29 – Get LIT With Silverlight & WPF 4

    In this episode, guest Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF4. Pete talks about how to “light up with COM” and do some crazy sh---tuff on your client. Mics, webcams, and sensors, oh my! WPF or Silverlight?  Which one should you be looking at when deciding...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #28 – It’s CodePlex dot COM!

    In this episode, Microsoft’s own Sara Ford joins Peter to discuss her work on the CodePlex.com open source software hosting platform. Sara dishes on how the CodePlex.com team evolved the site over time using Agile methodologies, as well as her own journey from Visual Studio tipster to Silicon Valley...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #27 – All Mixed Up

    In this episode, guest Andrew Brust joins Dmitry and Peter to discuss the latest happenings from SxSW and Mix10. On tap this time around: XP Mode hardware restrictions removed, Silverlight 4, Windows Phone 7 development, and IE9 support for HTML5. Andrew also talks to us about the potential of oData...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #26 – The One About The News

    In this episode Peter and Dmitry run solo to discuss the latest ‘buzz’ around the web, Jon Skeet jokes, marriage and other “developer” topics. Eventually the duo also covers hard news such as CodePlex updates, Visual Studio 2010 RC, Azure Platform updates, Moonlight and much more. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #25 – Is That A Phone In Your Pocket?!

    In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to cover the Windows Phone 7 Series news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, Andrew and Peter discuss the latest developer & interoperability news, including: The Enterprise Library roadmap from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices...
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