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  • Blog Post: Want to learn about Windows Azure + Node.js this week? Join Me @ Iselin, NJ 6/6 or Stamford, CT 6/7!

    It’s cloudy in Jersey this week.  That can mean only one thing:  There are THREE great opportunities to learn about Windows Azure this week!  Two with me locally in NJ and CT.  And one online from San Francisco from Scott “The Gu” Guthrie himself! What’s all this buzz about Node.js...
  • 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: Node.js on Windows & Windows Azure at Node.Philly

    On April 23rd, 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Node.Philly event in Philadelphia.  It was a fantastic event and I enjoyed meeting lots of folks who are excited about Node and building solutions with it today!  While this was a one time event, I got the feeling that evening...
  • 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: 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: BarCampNYC6 Is Coming May 21-22, 2011 - Registration Now Open!

    For the past 5 years, one of my favorite local tech events of the year has been Bar Camp NYC.  I’m excited to announce that BarCamp is set to return to New York City again for BarCampNYC6 on May 21st & 22nd!  There’s no bar, but I’m sure we’ll be hanging out at one in the evenings after...
  • Blog Post: Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge!

    I’m excited to announce the launch today of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ! For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with Jim O’Neil and Brian Hitney on a new Windows Azure event/game called Rock, Paper, Azure. The concept is this: you code a “bot” that plays rock, paper, scissors against 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: Enter The WebMatrix

    Last summer, Microsoft announced a collection of new tools for creating websites on Windows, wrapped into a package called WebMatrix . Dmitry Lyalin , Andrew Brust , and I discussed it on the Connected Show back in July 2010 . I also spoke on it recently at WordCamp NYC 2010 back in October . After...
  • 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 #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...
  • 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: Microsoft Web Developer Summit 2009 Wrap Up

    Last week, I had the privilege of helping to organize and participate at the Microsoft PHP Web Developer Summit in Redmond, Wa. As part of my role as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, this is one of the events that gets me most excited about my job. I often speak at and deliver technical presentations...
  • 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: Connected Show #18 – Claudio Caldato on PHP & ADO.NET Data Services

    In this episode, guest Claudio Caldato joins Peter to discuss interoperability at Microsoft and how his team is working to make Windows Azure cloud services more accessible to PHP developers.  Claudio provides us details on the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services.  Guest host G. Andrew Duthie...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #16 – Paul Thurrott on Windows Server 2008 R2

    In this episode, guest Paul Thurrott joins us to discuss Windows Server 2008 R2 and Virtualization.  Also Peter and Dmitry discuss the news about Codeplex.org, a new open source software foundation created by Microsoft! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Related Resources: Windows Server 2008 R2 Paul Thurrott...
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