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30 to Launch Azure at Seed Philly!

Back in February we had a great series of Windows Phone 7 talks we did at Seed Philly that culminated in a demo night where startups showed off some pretty interesting Windows Phone 7 applications. During the weeks that we held the event, we heard from attendees, “Why don’t you do this with Azure?” Well,…

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Event Report – Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa – April 13-15, 2012 (Quick Note – At Microsoft we do event reports when we participate in big community events so we can share experiences and let our co-workers know what we’re up. This was really a fantastic event so I wanted to share a little wider.) http://tampa.startupweekend.org/ (Video and results available)…

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Windows Azure Learning Path

Great new content from the expert team I’m involved with around Azure. Check out all the new content here: Windows Azure Learning Path We have aggregated a set of resources for a structured learning of cloud computing through a set of courses designed to hone your skills progressively. Each course is comprised of a set…

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Testing against IE for Startups

I tell this to startups all the time. You need to test your sites and products against IE, even if that isn’t your preferred browser. CNET posted a story today that shows the increasing usage of IE on the desktop. You can check out the story here: Microsoft’s IE reclaims lost ground in browser battle…

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Tampa Hackathons: METRO FRIDAY for Win8 or Windows Phone in April

This sounds like a ton of fun. METRO FRIDAY hackathons for Win8 or Windows Phone – Tampa – April 2012   I like hackathons. Lots of interaction that wasn’t planned. You get to see some really cool project. And you get to code. Hackathons are very simply an event where folks sit around and co-work…

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Ars Technica: Create a Bootable Windows 8 USB Thumb Drive

I’m going to build one of these today. Just need to dig up a 30GB+ storage drive. Ordering "Windows to Go": how to create a bootable Windows 8 USB thumb drive Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview is called that for a reason—there isn’t a lot on the surface that looks very compelling about the new…

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HTML5 Drag and Drop for SharePoint

Really good article in MSDN Magazine this month by Andrey Markeev. Check it out: Adding HTML5 Drag and Drop to SharePoint Lists Microsoft SharePoint is an enterprise platform with a long history and vast variety of features, which is why it can’t always react quickly enough to follow emerging Web technology trends. Despite a wide…

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Updated BizSpark News App

Well, I haven’t actually updated the app, but I have updated the feeds going into it. The BizSpark Team Blogs have changed and so I’ve updated the RSS feed that gets pulled into BizSpark news to pick up the latest from the team. You can get the app here if you haven’t seen it before.

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East Region BizSpark Startup Kinvey Closes $2M Round

Awesome news. Hacker Chick, Abby Fichtner, has some details in the Microsoft BizSpark blog. Congats to Kinvey! Kinvey, Backend as a Service, Closes $2M Round We knew Kinvey was up to all good things when Atlas Venture’s Fred Destin introduced their Boston 2011 TechStars Demo Day presentation with the surprise announcement that he was leading…

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