Goodbye Microsoft

Today I resigned from Microsoft. While I’m leaving to take a big step in a new direction, I have to say, it’s with very mixed emotions. Five and a half years ago, I started a journey that changed me forever. Not only was it the realization of a teenage dream (I still remember unwrapping the…

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Getting Started with Parallel Programming in .NET 4

So one of the features of .NET 4 that I’ve been eagerly awaiting is the new Parallel Programming “stuff”. Now, anyone who has worked in concurrent environments knows, it’s daunting to learn a new set of technologies, constructs, tools, etc. For those that haven’t worked in concurrent environments, the entry into concurrency can be downright…

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WCF, REST and URL Rewriting with Windows Azure!

So there is nothing I find nicer than a well formatted, REST based URL. Take for example: http://myhost/customer/2/orders As a way to retrieve all orders for customer number 2. There is also nothing I like more than WCF! The flexibility to declaratively control the behavior of my web service is perfect for situations where I…

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Build Your Own Pivot Server in Windows Azure!

So one thing I’ve been wanting to do since moving from the Windows Azure team to the Pivot team, is build a Pivot Dynamic Server in Windows Azure. Well, tonight I decided to do just that, allow me to expatiate! ;0 Let’s start with a basic overview of what Pivot requires to load a collection….

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New Gig!

One of the things I love about working for Microsoft is the amazing amounts of opportunity to follow your passions. I’ve been very fortunate over my five years (yep, I celebrate 5 years at Microsoft this month) to have explored a number of great roles, and today I start off on another great adventure. So…

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Australia, here I come… again!?

I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it! And neither could Coatesy! http://blogs.msdn.com/acoat/archive/2010/01/27/windows-azure-user-group-briefings.aspx That’s right, I’m being crated up and shipped back home to Terra Australis for a week of Windows Azure goodness from the 22nd of Feb to the 25th of Feb. Please check-out Coatesy’s blog for all the deets and I look forward…

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