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  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camp Resources Available

    While I was on the road in early December with the US Cloud team delivering Windows Azure Dev Camps, our colleagues were doing the same with the HTML5 Game Camps .  I got a chance to attend the NYC stop at Columbia University on December 9th.  (The “ Grantophone ” is STILL a huge hit in my...
  • Blog Post: “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

    Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family...
  • Blog Post: How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

    It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just...
  • Blog Post: Joomla Day NYC 2011 Re-Cap

    Joomla! Day NYC 2011 was hosted in the Microsoft NYC office over the weekend of October 21st through October 23rd. A Joomla!Day is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community. It is like a “ code camp ” for those interested in learning about, or contributing to, Joomla!. The New...
  • Blog Post: My Journey To Internet Explorer 9

    Internet Explorer 9 was released to the world on Monday March 14, 2011 .  I’m a user. Here’s my story as a user … It all started back in September 1997. Like 90+% of the people using the Internet back then, I was a Netscape user. There was the other browser from a company called Microsoft called...
  • 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: Microsoft Web Platform Firestarter Series

    Firestarter events have been growing quite popular over the past year or two. These are all free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Feedback from past Firestarter attendees have been universally positive.  Here in the tri-state area we’ve seen multiple...
  • Blog Post: Customizing a Telligent Community 5.5 Blog - (aka “The New Look of JrzyShr Dev Guy – 2010 Edition”)

    If you don’t use an RSS reader to read my blog, then you probably noticed that things started looking, um… different , a few weeks ago. My JrzyShr Dev Guy blog is currently part of MSDN Blogs , a developer blogging network comprised of folks who work at Microsoft. In May 2010, the system...
  • 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: Same Old Microsoft?

    A dear friend of mine who likes to tease and criticize my company sent me an e-mail over the weekend with the subject line of “Same Old Microsoft”. In his message was a link to an article at PC World: Make Firefox the Default Browser (Again) After Installing Internet Explorer 8 “Sneaky, sneaky...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta: Come and Get It… Just A Few Days Left!

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard about the beta of the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 7 . No breaking news here (I hope).  However, now that I’ve been running 7 myself the past couple of weeks, I thought I should post some links & thoughts on it. ...
  • Blog Post: IE8: The Curtain is Slowly Being Unveiled

    Okay... I know it's definitely slower than most folks would like it to be, but the curtain is slowly being pulled back to unveil the details on Internet Explorer 8. About two weeks ago, "IE8" was revealed as the actual name of the next version . No big surprises there. But yesterday, the IE team revealed...
  • Blog Post: Announcing ReMIX 07 Boston

    ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar 1.0 Now Available

    I've been demonstrating the IE Dev Toolbar for a while now to many of my customers. It's really great for helping web developers troubleshoot all of the tricky issues they deal with in the browser. It's even more useful when it comes to helping with the development of AJAX applications. If you've been...
  • Blog Post: Are They Nuts?!

    What is AOL doing?! I've long enjoyed listening to AOL's streaming radio service . Their Shuffle and Shuffle Hits channels are great for variety. One minute Frank Sinatra, the next Snoop Dogg. At home, I usually listen to this on my secondary machine that runs Windows XP and is connected to my stereo...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Add-on Contest: Want to go to Vegas?

    If you haven't heard by now, IE7 for Windows XP & 2003 was released on Thursday last week! Congrats to the new IE team for getting this release out. Now that IE7 is out the door, the IE team has announced a contest to create the best new add-ons for Internet Explorer. From the IEBlog, here are the...
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