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  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure At YOUR User Group Or Class

    Do you lead a User Group? Are you part of one? Are you a professor?  Teach a programming or cloud computing class of any sort?  If you’re looking for an activity that will mix fun and learning among friends, consider hosting your own Rock Paper Azure Challenge !   The RPA Challenge...
  • Blog Post: Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge On A Mac

    Last week, I announced the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament with $5000 at stake for first prize. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is a coding contest in which you develop a “bot” to play the game of Rock Paper Scissors against other contestants’ bots.  The RPA Challenge also gives you an opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Enter the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament By July 13, 2011 - $5000 on the line!

    Back in April, my colleagues and I launched the Rock Paper Azure Challenge . The RPA Challenge is a fun way for developers to gain some familiarity with Windows Azure and possibly win a few prizes along the way. In short, you get to code a “bot” that will play the childhood game of Rock,...
  • Blog Post: NEW F# User Group Kicking Off In NYC – 12/6/2010

    The Microsoft developer community in New York City continues to grow.  In the past two months we’ve seen new groups around Biz Intelligence & Windows Phone 7 .  This month, I’m excited to let you know about a new group popping up around the newest of .NET languages:  F#!  ...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #21 – PDC 2009 Pizza Party

    In this episode guests Sumit Chawla (Microsoft Interop Team) & Tim Wise (Dominos Pizza) join Peter to discuss offloading a Java/Tomcat server infrastructure to Windows Azure to save Dominos money (Interview starts at 40:31).  Sumit also covers the latest Azure interoperability announcements...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Developer Conference - New York City on January 20th

    The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? Cloud computing, Software plus services, Windows Azure, SQL Services, Live Services, Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 Framework, etc, etc…. Did you miss all of the news coming out of the Microsoft Professional Developer...
  • Blog Post: Community Nights at VS Live – Tonight, 9/8 & Tomorrow, 9/9

    VSLive! is going on right now this week in Brooklyn, NY.  VSLive! is a technology conference dedicated to the entire Microsoft stack. This year they're covering many of the very recent technologies and "Cloud" computing offerings, including Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server Data Services, SQL...
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