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  • 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: Time to Learn How To Build a Windows Phone App? HackReady.Phone Webcast Series Is Here To Help!

    If you have been thinking about writing a Windows Phone App but didn’t know where to start my fellow teammate, Dani Diaz , has got something for you!  He’s been hosting a webcast series that started on April 3rd.  There are still three left in the series that you can catch live. But via the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Store Coming to Freehold & Bridgewater in New Jersey!

    On March 15th, the Microsoft Store announced they are opening new stores in New Jersey! The two newest stores will be in Freehold, NJ at the Freehold Raceway Mall and in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. You can read the news in the Jersey Shore’s paper of record: The Asbury Park...
  • Blog Post: Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Now Available at AT&T

    It’s finally here!  Nokia has just launched it’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone in the US.  The phone is available at AT&T for $100 with a new 2-year contract.  There are other offers where you can get it for even less.   I’ve had a Nokia Lumia 800 (the smaller version sold in Europe...
  • Blog Post: Calling On Windows Phone Developers To Join In At NYC PhotoHack Day II – February 25th & 26th

    Just got word of another great NYC event coming up this weekend.  If you’re a Windows Phone developer, you’ll certainly want to check it out!  Read on for details… On February 25th and 26th, Microsoft and Nokia are sponsoring Photo Hack Day 2 with our partners at Aviary and General Assembly...
  • Blog Post: Two Upcoming Azure Events in NYC: February 23, 2012 + February 27, 2012

    Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking at the new NYC Windows Azure User Group .  There was a good turnout, so I want to say thanks to everyone who attended!  Before the main presentation started, I announced two Windows Azure-related events coming up in New York City the next two weeks...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

    This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development… On Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Calling Windows Phone Users In NYC! GroupMe Testers Needed On 2/16/2012

    GroupMe is a group-texting app popular on mobile devices. It lets you create ‘groups’ and then start sending text messages back and forth to everyone in the group.  This is REALLY useful if you have a group of folks going out for an evening, or traveling together to an event/conference/etc. ...
  • Blog Post: Develop a Windows Phone Game, Win A Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Rig

    Back in October, when I announced a series of HTML5 Game Camp Events , I suggested that if you think learning how to develop video games is of little value, then you’re quite mistaken. I commented that the list of top apps in any of the major mobile phone marketplaces are virtually all GAMES!  That...
  • Blog Post: NYC’s Own Chevon Christie Named ‘Microsoft Tech Student of the Month’

    The folks over at the Microsoft Tech Student (MTS) blog have just named NYC’s own Chevon Christie as their “ January 2012 Tech Student of the Month ”.  Congratulations to Chevon! This a recognition well deserved! Chevon, a student at Hunter College in NYC, has an impressive story which is told in...
  • 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: Big App On Campus!

    Are you a college student?  Know someone who is?  Then here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss out on: A trip to SxSW in March with a special musical experience! Details from my colleague Ed Donahue …   We see new, amazing experiences created every day by student developers...
  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure on Windows Phone Webcast 1-11-2012

    What?! Another post on Rock Paper Azure? Yup. One of my colleagues, Mike Benkovich , has brought the game to Windows Phone! Mike is hosting a live online webcast tomorrow, January 11, 2012 at 4pm EST/3pm CST. The webcast is from the nationwide online Windows Azure User Group run by Intertech . Details...
  • 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: Juilliard Student Creates The “Grantophone”, Then Plays The Imperial March On It

    On Friday December 9, 2011, Microsoft hosted an HTML5 Game Camp at Columbia University.  Folks came out to learn about HTML5 from my colleagues G Andrew Duthie and Lindsay Lindstrom .  Later in the day, the campers hacked away and built games that run in the browser. I was there to listen in...
  • 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: OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

    I don’t watch TV that often. But when I do, it’s usually via a DVR where I skip through the commercials.  So, I’m normally oblivious to whatever the trendy ads are that people are talking about at the water cooler.  There’s one exception to my advertising avoidance:  Football .  The...
  • Blog Post: HOW Many Apps?! – What Does That Mean?

    Last week, the Windows Phone Marketplace hit 40,000 apps .  The prediction is that it will hit 50,000 in January 2012, which would be two months longer than the iPhone AppStore , and 4 months faster than Android Market took to hit the same milestone.  My friend Shawn Wildermuth wrote a blog...
  • 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: HTML5 Sites Become Windows Phone Apps–Check Out PhoneGap

    My teammate, Glen Gordon , has begun a blog series on tips and tricks to get your HTML5 site running on windows Phone using Phone Gap . PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies...
  • Blog Post: Podcast App Starter Kit for Windows Phone

    Disclaimer: This post is rated “M” for Marketeering.  It contains hyperbole and gross marketing-speak, including terms like “growing your brand”, “stickiness”, and “social media”. Please allow your reality to be momentarily distorted. My teammate, Dani Diaz , just published a new Podcast App Starter...
  • Blog Post: That’s a BIG Windows Phone!

    Last week, I posted about a Windows Phone event that would be taking place in Herald Square in NYC today. It was the consumer launch event for Windows Phone 7.5 (aka “Mango”). The Windows Phone team was coy with what they had planned for today, so there wasn’t much to say about it last...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone In New York City – Monday 11-7-2011

    Herald Square - New York City If you’re going to be in New York City on Monday, November 7, you might not want to miss this BIG event! To celebrate the launch of the new Windows Phone, Microsoft is hosting an event to showcase what it means for a phone to put people first. We’ll be...
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