Book Review (Book 9) – Designing Data Visualizations

This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career – one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for Feruary 2012 was: Designing Data Visualizations by Noah Iliinsky and Julie Steele. Why I chose this book: As part of…

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Book Review (Book 8) – The Elements of Persuasion

This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career – one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for January 2012 was: The Elements of Persuasion by Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman. Why I chose this Book: As I…

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Book Review (Book 7) – Think Stats

This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career – one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for December 2011 was: Think Stats, by Allen B. Downey.  Why I chose this Book: I originally chose another book for…

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Azure Design Patterns

I have a lot of learning resources you can find here at my blog, but I wanted to point one out this morning. It’s a Silverlight application called “Azure Design Patterns”. You can find it at http://azuredesignpatterns.com/, and it’s an interesting way of looking at concepts and patterns for Azure interactively. I use this quite…

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Book Review (Book 2) – Rhetoric by Aristotle

This is a continuation of the books I challenged myself to read to help my career – one a month, for year. You can read my first book review here. The book I chose for July 2011 was Rhetoric, by Aristotle. You can read it here for free: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/a8rh/ Why I chose this Book: I…

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Head in the Clouds–Eyes on the Books

I normally post technical topics here on this blog, but I’m extending this post a bit to include a little professional development. Don’t worry; there’s some tech (and Distributed Computing tech, no less) in this post as well. I recently presented a few sessions on a “SQL Cruise” to Alaska (more on that here) and…

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SQL Azure Use Case: Web-based Applications

This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization’s computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: Some applications lend themselves for the entire architecture to be placed on an outside provider such as Azure. And in some cases, you’re…

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Windows Azure Emulators On Your Desktop

Many people feel they have to set up a full Azure subscription online to try out and develop on Windows Azure. But you don’t have to do that right away. In fact, you can download the Windows Azure Compute Emulator – a “cloud development environment” – right on your desktop. No, it’s not for production…

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Windows Azure Learning Plan – Other Features

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with the Application Fabric for Windows Azure. It serves three main purposes – Access Control, Caching, and as a Service Bus.   Overview and Training Overview and general  information about other…

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Windows Azure Learning Plan – Storage

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with Storage for  Windows Azure.   Overview Overview and general  information about Windows Azure Storage – what it is, how it works, and where you can learn more. General Overview Whitepaper…

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