• JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Windows 8 DevCamps Coming throughout the US This Summer!

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    While I’ve yammered on a lot this past year about Windows Azure (which just had a big release of new features last month in June 2012), there’s another big product from Microsoft with the word “Windows” in the title that is getting a lot of buzz lately...
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    Fear of Public Speaking >= Fear of Death?!

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    When I arrived at the BOF meeting at the N3UG last night, Miguel was doing his best to try and recruit some volunteers to speak at the upcoming NJ code camp. Miguel asked the group if anyone would be interested in speaking. Not a single hand went up....
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    Microsoft Web Platform Firestarter Series

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    Firestarter events have been growing quite popular over the past year or two. These are all free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Feedback from past Firestarter attendees have been universally positive. ...
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    OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

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    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...
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    Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer Conference in Atlantic City, NJ

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    Vegas had Mix.  Now the Microsoft Health & Life Services Developer Conference 2008 is coming to Atlantic City, NJ!  On April 22 - 24, take a trip down the shore to AC where Microsoft will be hosting its second annual H&LS event. The...
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    NYC Entity Framework Firestarter: September 27th, 2010

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    The Entity Framework is a set of technologies in ADO.NET that support the development of data-oriented software applications. First introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1 in 2008, the Entity Framework underwent significant changes in its second version, known as...
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    BarCamp NYC2 in T - 3 Days

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    There are just three days left until BarCampNYC2 !!! Tell your friends! Tell your co-workers! Come on out this weekend and participate at BarCamp! BarCamp is set to be a great event this weekend at the Microsoft office in New York City . Sign up now as...
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    Live From ReMIX 07 Boston - Update 2

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    After Brad Abrams completed his Silverlight portion of the keynote, he did a demo of PopFly. PopFly is a mashup tool that was built with Silverlight 1.0. It was designed so that average Joe could build neat things out of different services on the web...
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    Dare Obasanjo Discusses Why JSON vs. XML in AJAX Applications

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    From the "I learned something new" file today, a very good post today by Dare Obasanjo discussing some key aspects of JSON vs. XML when it comes to AJAX-style applications. It seems JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has been becoming the data format of...
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    Connected Show #27 – All Mixed Up

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    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...
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    Exclusive Photo of the new Microsoft oPhone!

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    Oh my! While walking the expo floor at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, I actually spotted a prototype of the new Microsoft oPhone! I wrote about the oPhone announcement yesterday . I was surprised to see one in public so quickly!
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    Breaking News: Zune Phone Coming Zune

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    This is the week of the year the geeks go nuts salivating over all of the gadgets and other things showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and MacWorld in San Francisco. I'm sure most folks either saw or heard about Apple's iPhone announcement...
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    You went where?! (My JavaOne 2006 Trip Report)

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    San Francisco , California . That’s where I was all of last week. And what, pray tell, was I doing there (besides enjoying the amazing California sunshine)? I attended Sun’s JavaOne conference with a group of my fellow Microsoft colleagues . We helped...
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    The Connected Show: Now With More Cowbell!

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    Three weeks ago I shared news of a new podcast started by one of my Microsoft colleagues, Dmitry Lyalin .  Since then, I’ve been collaborating with Dmitry on this effort, and now am happy to announce that I am going to be co-hosting the Connected...
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    MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Winter 2009 Series

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    Today, I’m happy to announce the upcoming Winter 2009 series of MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow events! In November, Bill Zack and I kicked off the “Suburban” Roadshows as a way to bring the latest Microsoft developer technologies directly to where YOU live...
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    Windows Azure Firestarter – Fall 2010 Series

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    I’m happy to announce the next series of Firestarter events focused around Windows Azure and cloud computing!  Firestarters are free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Folks continue to tell us that they...
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    Same Old Microsoft?

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    A dear friend of mine who likes to tease and criticize my company sent me an e-mail over the weekend with the subject line of “Same Old Microsoft”. In his message was a link to an article at PC World: Make Firefox the Default Browser (Again) After...
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    Live From ReMIX '07 Boston

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    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...
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    Key To The Cloud: Design For Failure

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    Last week, Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage in one of their datacenters. There has been a lot of coverage in the media as several companies who built their services on AWS were unavailable during this multi-day outage. As some one who evangelizes...
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    Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

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    On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing. It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll...
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    MS NYC Bike Tour 2007

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    On Sunday, I participated with a bunch of my Microsoft colleagues in the 23rd annual NYC MS Bike Tour . What a great experience! Our small team of about 31 riders joined over 5,200 others on a 30 mile loop around the edge of Manhattan island . The numbers...
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    Philly.NET Code Camp April 14, 2012 – Call For Speakers Now Open

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    It’s that time again! Philly.NET Code Camp takes place twice a year in April and October.  Every time I’ve gone, it’s been a fantastic experience with so many opportunities to learn. With 10-14 parallel tracks of over 60+ developer oriented sessions...
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    WordPress + Windows at WordCamp NYC 2010

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    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...
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    Paste Code into your Blog

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    Via Andy ... If you thought it was hard to get nicely formatted code from your favorite IDE into your blog, you'll be pleased to check out the "Paste from Visual Studio" plug-in for Windows Live Writer . Live Writer is a great tool for posting to your...
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    What's In a Name? Part 2 - "Atlas" Revealed!

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    Three weeks ago, I posted about how the game was on to figure out what the "real" name of the Atlas framework would be. Yesterday, Scott Guthrie ended the suspense with his post revealing the formal name(s) for what has been known as "Atlas" , Microsoft...
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