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  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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 #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: Connected Show – Episode #11 – JNBridge: Spanning Java & .NET

    In this episode Dmitry and Peter talk about new product releases including Silverlight 3 and Blend 3 RC, people liking Bing?, Project Morro, Chrome OS and Microsoft's recent Mono announcement. Finally we jump into our interview with Wayne Citrin who talks about connecting Java and .NET applications...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show Episode #8: Project Stonehenge - Java & .NET Interoperability

    Via Dmitry Lyalin’s blog … In this episode we start by talking to Andrew Brust on Microsoft’s move to kill the Oracle Data Provider and how the world is not coming to an end. Then, Peter and I talk again about his trip to JavaOne including HTML 5 vs. RIA applications (like Silverlight). Finally, we jump...
  • 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: Remote Debugging a Silverlight Application on Mac OSX

    Back when Silverlight 1.1 (the predecessor to today’s Silverlight 2 release ) was first announced at the Mix ‘07 keynote , I remember being fascinated by the cross-platform .NET Framework aspect of it. As a cross-platform browser plug-in, Silverlight has the potential to enable web developers to design...
  • Blog Post: NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

    If anyone out there has not had an opportunity to use the NY Times Reader to read the NY Times , you're missing out on a great experience!  The Times Reader is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that let's you read the paper on or offline in a rich format.  It's been available...
  • Blog Post: .NET Interoperability at JavaOne in San Francisco

    Tomorrow, I get to make a trip to what I think is the most beautiful "big city" in the country: San Francisco.  I'll be heading out there with a bunch of fellow Microsoft folks to participate at Sun's JavaOne conference.  JavaOne is sort of like TechEd for the Java world.  What...
  • Blog Post: .NET Stock Trader at NYC Connected Systems User Group

    This month, the NYC Connected Systems user group has a cool meeting planned.  Greg Leake will be in town from Redmond and will present on the .NET Stock Trader application: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/bb499684.aspx .  This is a .NET re-write of a popular Java reference application...
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