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  • 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: Speed Windows Azure Deployment with the Accelerator for Web Roles

    One pain point I hear from Windows Azure developers is around deployment times.  To the end user, when you deploy an application in Windows Azure, you’re simply uploading a relatively small “package” (.cspkg) file containing the files of your web application. When you do this, it can sometimes take...
  • 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: 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: Connected Show #39 – The Battle of The 5s

    In this episode, frequent guest & co-host Andrew Brust joins Peter to re-cap the recent Microsoft PDC 2010 conference and Silverlight 5 Firestarter. Andrew and Peter discuss the latest Azure platform developments, including VM role, Admin mode, and SQL Azure sharding.  In the mix, they cover...
  • 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 #31 – PHP On Windows

    In this episode, guests Kanwaljeet Singla, Don Raman, and Wade Hilmo from the Microsoft IIS team join Peter to discuss the evolution of PHP on the Windows Platform. The IIS folks tell us about the improvements made to Windows in order to support PHP, including: Fast CGI, WinCache, PHP 5.3, the Web PI...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #30 – You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!

    In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon talks up lambdas, expression trees, and other C# goodness. Prepare to have your brain tickled! (Interview starts at 31:18) Also, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter...
  • 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 #25 – Is That A Phone In Your Pocket?!

    In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to cover the Windows Phone 7 Series news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, Andrew and Peter discuss the latest developer & interoperability news, including: The Enterprise Library roadmap from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #24 – Addicted to Spring.NET

    In this episode, guest Mark Pollack joins Peter to discuss the Spring.NET application framework. In a world driven by POJO s and POCO s, Mark tells us about how he originally created Spring.NET for a team of Java developers to enable a similar development experience in .NET. Since then, the framework...
  • Blog Post: The Great PHP on Windows Contest

    Okay… it’s Friday.  While I’m selling out for contests, I thought I might as well share another cool one. The thought of a new 52” HDTV makes me want to try this one out.  (I’m still on a 27” tube!) This one comes via Joe Stagner … Try your hand at PHP on Windows and win a complete 52"...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #22 – PHP LINQ Fest

    In this episode, guest Maarten Balliauw joins Peter to discuss his implementation of Language Integrated Query (LINQ) for PHP and linking (non-pun intended) PHP to Microsoft Office Excel via the PHPExcel project . Maarten is a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET and a PHP developer. Also, Dmitry and Peter discuss...
  • 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 #17 – Please Pass The Duct Tape!

    This week, guest Joe Stagner joins Peter to discuss the future of ASP.NET, what it means to be the Misfit Geek at Microsoft, what Plan 9 means for web developers and some comparisons to PHP.  Dmitry and Peter discuss the news with Windows Azure management, Courier tablet rumors, the new Website...
  • Blog Post: Integrate Your IT Environment Roadshow Coming to NYC 4/30

    Some of my colleagues on the IT Pro side of the fence are putting on a great series of Roadshow events focused on interoperability.  The NYC stop is coming next week on Thursday April 30th from 8:30am – 12:30pm.  Visit the site for details: http://www.technetevents.com/interop/index.htm REGISTER...
  • Blog Post: Partying with PHP on Windows

    So I have a ReMIX confession to make. I was originally scheduled to deliver a session at ReMIX called "Partying with PHP on Windows". With all of the behind the scenes work going on, I just wouldn't have had time to prepare a great session. Instead, I passed my speaking slot over to my colleague David...
  • Blog Post: Live From ReMIX '07 Boston

    I'm at ReMIX '07 Boston today. ReMIX is all about connecting web designers, developers, and business decision makers and showcasing topics and solutions that bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft perspectives, and emphasize the inclusive and participatory nature of the next web. It's been great to see the...
  • 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: Has Hell Frozen over? Have Pigs Been Flying?

    For the past couple of weeks that I've been a delinquent blogger, it sure seems that way! I've seen things that I never thought I'd see, as well as things that I haven't seen in a long time. First off, in the category of things I haven't seen in a long time, MSFT ticked above the $30 dollar mark! This...
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