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  • Blog Post: New Windows Phone Development Book From Shawn Wildermuth

    Saw this in my Twitter feed this morning and thought I’d share wider here on my blog… Shawn Wildermuth has just published a book on Windows Phone development.  According to Shawn’s post this morning , “Essential Windows Phone 7.5” is now available in eBook form for the Kindle.  Physical books...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight in the Enterprise Training at MS NYC – November 18th, 2011

    Just got wind of an exciting event coming up in NYC in November for Silverlight developers out there!  If you’re an enterprise developer and you’re considering Silverlight for your next project, then this will be a must see event.  Microsoft NYC - 1290 Ave Of The Americas NY, NY 10104 Where...
  • Blog Post: NYC DevReady: MVVM Content and Links

    Thanks to everyone who attended the DevReady: MVVM event in New York City on March 21, 2011!  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Miguel Castro , Dani Diaz , and Seth Juarez for assembling and delivering all of the day’s content!   Thanks to DevExpress for sponsoring the event...
  • Blog Post: Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly (3/19) & NYC (3/21)

    MVVM. MVVM. MVVM. I bet you’ve seen that acronym more than three times before? Ever wonder what it means? I’ll tell you: “Model View-View Model” Ever wonder what THAT means?! MVVM is a popular design pattern for coding the presentation layer in both Silverlight & Windows...
  • 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: Developing TWiT.tv for Windows Phone 7: From Concept to Marketplace

    Dmitry Lyalin, my co-host on the Connected Show , recently developed a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network. The application recently reached as high as #2 on the Top Rated Apps list in the marketplace! Dmitry spoke at the January 2011 meeting of the New York...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows 7 Firestarter Series - Winter 2011

    Happy New Year everyone! A new year, a news series of events to share with you!  Just got word that some of my teammates are going to be hosting a new series of Firestarter events up and down the east coast.  This series will be focused on building Silverlight applications for Windows 7. The...
  • 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: This Week in Tech (TWiT) App For Windows Phone 7 Now Available!

    Back in September, my Connected Show co-host, Dmitry Lyalin , announced on Episode #37 that he was building a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech (TWiT) network.  I’m happy to announced that his application has now gone live in the Windows Phone Marketplace!  The...
  • 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: The Future of Silverlight Unveiled: Live Firestarter Event December 2, 2010

    There seems to be a trend when any shiny new object is announced (HTML5 support in IE9) that various folks will clamor like pitchfork carrying zombies at the gate ready to proclaim whatever came before it to be DEAD (Silverlight?!).  I suppose this is what the Internet enables with its instant rumor...
  • Blog Post: MS BI NYC User Group Meeting – October 11, 2010

    Andrew Brust would like to thank all of the folks attended the kick-off meeting for the new Microsoft Business Intelligence user group in NYC last month!  The meeting appeared to generate a lot of excitement in the community, with Kevin Goff delivering the initial presentation.  If you weren...
  • Blog Post: NYC Silverlight 4 Firestarter Content and Links

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Silverlight 4 Firestarter event in New York City on June 5, 2010 !  I had a great time helping organize the event and speaking with many of the attendees about Silverlight.  There were over 200 folks who made it out to the Fire Starter in NYC that day, as...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Firestarter Simulcast This Saturday, June 5th 2010

    A few weeks back, I announced the Silverlight 4 Firestarter coming to New York City this weekend.  Registration is just about sold out and we’re looking forward to a full house in the Big Apple on Saturday!  You can catch all the details in my previous post , as well as at MSDN Events . Firestarter...
  • Blog Post: Jrzyshr Dev Guy Going Dark for a bit…

    Via David Anson … Going dark [MSDN blogging platform being upgraded - NO new posts or comments next week] The administrators of the MSDN blogging platform are performing a software upgrade and will be putting all blogs into read-only mode on Sunday, May 16th . New posts and new comments will not be possible...
  • Blog Post: NYC Silverlight 4 Firestarter – Saturday June 5th, 2010

    Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. First introduced in 2007, Silverlight has come a long way, with four major version releases in less than three years. By now, you’ve...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #29 – Get LIT With Silverlight & WPF 4

    In this episode, guest Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF4. Pete talks about how to “light up with COM” and do some crazy sh---tuff on your client. Mics, webcams, and sensors, oh my! WPF or Silverlight?  Which one should you be looking at when deciding...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Rocks Road Trip Comes to NYC on May 4th!

      Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell , of the .NET Rocks! show are coming to New York City on May 4th!  Driving a 30-foot RV, the “DotNetMobile” , Carl and Richard will be visiting the tri-state area as part of their national .NET Rocks! Road Trip , celebrating the release of Visual Studio...
  • 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: 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: Bring A Friend To An MSDN Roadshow & Get A Free Book!

    As I noted a couple of weeks ago, the MSDN Roadshow events are making their way up and down the east coast of the US .  I was just notified of a new special offer.  If you bring a friend to any one of the roadshow events, you AND your friend both get a copy of the MS Press book “Introducing...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #19 – User Experience: It Ain’t Lipstick Baby!

    In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us all about the User Experience project role, how development...
  • Blog Post: MSDN “Metro” Roadshow – Fall 2009 Series

    I’m happy to announce the upcoming Fall 2009 Series of the MSDN Roadshow events for the Tri-State area! Formerly known as ‘The MSDN Suburban Roadshow’, the team has changed its name to more accurately reflect where their travels are taking them these days. Join New York/New Jersey Developer Evangelist...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show – Episode #13 – SketchFlow in Blend 3

    We’re back from summer vacation! It’s those lazy hazy days of summer, but so much to discuss. In this episode we talk about Windows 7, PDC 2009, SQL Azure, MSDN Roadshow Events, MVC 2 Preview 1, VS 2010, Channel9 and Microsoft’s recent contribution to the Linux kernel. Finally we jump into our interview...
  • Blog Post: Summer 2009 MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Series

    We’re coming back for another round of MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow stops throughout the tri-state area in August and September!  This time around, I’ll be joined on the roadshow by my new teammate, Asli Bilgin, who is also a Developer Evangelist from NYC.  There’s a tendency for Microsoft (and...
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