Windows 8 App Contest

The holidays are definitely for spending time with family and friends however for me, when there’s an app/dev contest to win I can’t help but think about coding. It started innocently enough as a few members of my team said they had some ideas for an app and that building them and comparing notes (what…

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Me and My Surface RT

What do you get when you combine a legendary company meeting with an edict from Steve Ballmer? Why you get a Surface RT of course (you were thinking of something else, weren’t you? Admit it!). Seriously though, there’s no denying the fact that 2012 is a huge year for Microsoft. One only has to look at all…

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.NET SDK for Hadoop Update

If you’re doing any development in the “big data” space then you’ll want to be aware of an update to the .NET SDK for Hadoop. This release contains updated versions (0.2.0.0-prerelease) of Map/Reduce, LINQ To Hive, and a new WebHDFS client. This SDK currently contains an API for writing [Map/Reduce] jobs, as well as submitting…

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ALM Summit 3

If you are an ALM manager, lead, or practitioner who is passionate about mastering your craft, you should register now to attend ALM Summit 3 this coming January 28 – February 1, 2013 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington. When you attend the ALM Summit you will gain deeper insight into your application…

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