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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Live! NY Community Night – Wednesday 5/16/2012

    Visual Studio Live! is going on this week on over in Brooklyn this week at the Brooklyn Marriott.  I posted about the event back in March .  It is a GREAT conference for .NET developers to keep up with the latest trends and technologies that make up the Microsoft developer platform.  While...
  • Blog Post: Azure, Mobility, and the Enterprise: NYC Windows Azure User Group 4-18-2012

    Tomorrow is the April meeting of the NYC Windows Azure user group.  The group has been picking up the steam throughout the winter with talks by myself on the Azure Platform and Jim Priestley on Real World Azure Solutions.  Tomorrow night, we’re following it up with Ira Bell discussing Azure...
  • Blog Post: The Cinderella Dilemma: Connecticut, Westchester, and Long Island

    I recently wrote about how the Cinderella Dilemma has improved for New Jersey residents visiting New York City.  NJ Transit’s Departure Vision service for the mobile web has made life a lot easier for Garden State residents.  One of my readers (Bill Zack) sent me a message noting that New Jersey...
  • Blog Post: NYC Windows Phone User Group Winter Meetings: Mobile Analytics, Azure Data Market, VS vNext, & XNA Game Development

    A little more than a year ago, in November 2010, I announced launch of a new Windows Phone User Group in NYC .  Ryan Finnesey, Boulos Dib, and Jon Westfall have been doing a great job of running the group since its inception after the launch of Windows Phone 7! In recent months, they have helped...
  • Blog Post: The Cinderella Dilemma: Revisited

    A few years back… pre-iPhone era (you can tell from the content), I wrote a post about the Cinderella dilemma suburbanites experience when visiting New York City in the evening.  After rush-hour, the options for catching a train out of the city are “limited”, and the last thing you want to do is...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Hackathon in NYC – Saturday December 10th, 2011

    Just learned of another opportunity to learn to develop Windows Phone apps going on in NYC!  The NYC Windows Phone User Group is going to be hosting a hackathon at the Microsoft offices in NYC on Saturday December 10th, 2011 .  My teammate Dani Diaz , who is our resident “WP7 guru” evangelist...
  • Blog Post: Games, Games, And More Games With Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the HTML5 Game Camps going on this month and December. ( NYC is 12/9 & Penn State is 12/14 .)  There’s a lot going on when it comes to gaming… not just playing them, but also developing them.  If you’ve got the bug and want to try you hand at developing...
  • Blog Post: Building Mobile Sites With HTML5? Microsoft’s patterns & practices Group Needs Your Help

    This just in from Redmond via my teammate Joe Healy down in Florida… Christopher Bennage over in the Microsoft patterns & pracitces (PNP) group (and esteemed developer originating from the Florida dotneterati) has asked for an assist. The PNP group is preparing to launch a project delivering guidance...
  • 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: Mobile Camp NYC 3 – November 15th, 2008

    Is that a rocket in your pocket?  Or just a powerful new mobile computing device?  I can’t believe all of the new mobile devices coming out.  Competition surely is fierce. It’s hard to believe these pocket rockets have more computing power than the full fledged desktop computers of just...
  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Saves the Day

    Thank you Live Search for Mobile! (<- yes, the name is a mouthful, but it gets the job done.) Yesterday was Easter Sunday here in the US. In the morning, my 2 year-old son had tough congestion and was wheezing, a sure sign of croup . He's had this before, so we placed a call into the doctor knowing...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Connections at Dev Connections in Las Vegas

    Via Loke Uei ... Mobile Connections is a great opportunity for developers and IT Professionals to connect with Microsoft and experts in the Mobile industry. Attendees can expect to learn about the tools and techniques to building rich and effective applications on Windows Mobile. Attendees this year...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces the OPhone

    Forget the Zune phone. Check out the OPhone that Microsoft announced at Mix 07 last week. I missed this session, so that's why I didn't include it in my earlier posts on Mix. This thing is going to make you say "Oh!"
  • Blog Post: Cinderella, your 'killer' mobile app has arrived!

    Thank you NJ Transit! Thank you NJ Transit! Thank you NJ Transit! Can I say it again?! Thank YOU NJ Transit!!! You may be wondering why I am lavishing so much praise upon the transit agency that many Jersey residents have a love/hate relationship with. Let me explain... I think most of my fellow...
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