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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure + Node.js => anode : An Experiment

    I just saw a pretty cool video posted up on Channel 9. Elad Ben-Israel and Saar Yahalom from Microsoft Israel have been cooking up an interesting experiment in their development lair.  They have built an experimental platform for rapidly prototyping web apps on Windows Azure using node.js. They...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with Node.js + Windows Azure: Resources

    I previously posted the recordings of a Node.js + Windows Azure presentation I gave at the NY Alt.NET user group in January 2012. As a follow-up, here is a bookmark-able post of Node + Azure resources. Want to get started with Node.js on Azure yourself? First, go NOW and get a free 90-day Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure + Node.js at NY Alt.NET

    On January 25, 2012, I gave a presentation at the NY Alt.NET user group about running Node.js on Windows Azure.  It was the first time I’ve given a presentation on Node, so I was a little concerned the talk might be a little rough around the edges.  Luckily I managed to escape without any tomatoes...
  • Blog Post: New Developer Centers on WindowsAzure.com

    On December 10, 2011, a new version of WindowsAzure.com went live.  There are many improvements and a ton of new things to check out.  My teammate Jim O’Neil recently covered a key improvement in getting started with The New, Improved No-Risk Windows Azure Trial .  (Do read it as a step...
  • Blog Post: OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

    I don’t watch TV that often. But when I do, it’s usually via a DVR where I skip through the commercials.  So, I’m normally oblivious to whatever the trendy ads are that people are talking about at the water cooler.  There’s one exception to my advertising avoidance:  Football .  The...
  • 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: Java on Windows Azure from Jazoon 2011

    Note: This post is a bit delayed (been sitting in my drafts folder for WAY too long!) but I’ve had a few folks requesting my slides from my talk at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, so here it is… Back in June, I had the privilege of speaking at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Jazoon is an...
  • 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: Scaling PHP on Windows Azure with new SDK and Sample Kits

    I’m currently attending the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, Illinois this week with a couple of my Microsoft colleagues, including Craig Kitterman , Mark Brown , and Brian Prince . Tek is a conference where great minds from the PHP community come together to share some great content. One of the...
  • Blog Post: Cory Fowler, a Windows Azure MVP, on Installing PHP on Windows Azure

    Just caught wind of a great blog post by Cory Fowler , a Windows Azure expert and one of our Windows Azure MVPs , posted to the Port 25 – Canada blog .  It is “Part 1” of a multi-part blog series on, " Installing PHP on Windows Azure leveraging Full IIS Support ". Cory is a new contributor...
  • Blog Post: Drupal 7 Is Out. Runs On Windows Azure, Windows Server, & MS SQL Server!

    Earlier this month, Drupal 7 was released .  Drupal 7 is a "friendly and powerful content management platform for building nearly any kind of website: from blogs and micro-sides to collaborative social communities” (from the Drupal site ).  Over the past couple of years, through collaboration...
  • 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: WordPress + Windows at WordCamp NYC 2010

    On October 16th & 17th, I had the privilege of attending WordCamp NYC 2010 . WordCamps are community events that bring together WordPress-loving web publishers and developers to learn more about the WordPress platform. The first day of WordCamp NYC had a structured schedule with pre-selected speakers...
  • 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 #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...
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