I made it on the MSDN Cloud home page :)

I recently recorded an overview video called Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure to replace the current one on the Cloud section of MSDN.  I just heard news that the video is live.  I am pretty excited because this is THE VIDEO you see when you go to http://msdn.com, then click the Cloud section. There’s…


Help make Microsoft developer technologies better!

Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don’t realize these feature voting sites exist. In addition to WF/WCF, I am aware of these: http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform https://windowsphone7community.uservoice.com/forums/84435-feature-feedback http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72027-wcf-data-services-feature-suggestions http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72025-ado-net-entity-framework-ef-feature-suggestions http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/40583-wpf-feature-suggestions…


My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008 spatial demos packaged/cleaned up some time this week.  I will also record a deeper walkthrough of the demo/sample and publish it to Channel 9 some time soon.


US Census Data for SQL Server 2008

I’m presenting at Gov 2.0 Expo on May 25th: http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010/public/schedule/detail/14877 Since SQL Azure will support the Geospatial types soon, I’m planning on showing a demo that shows what will be possible once it does.  For details on the announcement of the upcoming SQL Azure features, see: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlazure/archive/2010/03/19/9981936.aspx As part of my demo preparation, I was…


I’m speaking at FedScoop's Roadmap to the Cloud Summit

My team is participating in FedScoop’s Roadmap to the Cloud – Presented by Microsoft on March 9th at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Pavilion room in Washington DC.  I’ll be presenting as part of the Developer Track.  My session is titled “Sharing Government Data through Windows Azure using OGDI & ‘Dallas’.”  My team is responsible for…


Have Windows Azure Platform features requests?

Submit and vote at: Windows Azure Feature Voting Forum http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com/forums/34192-windows-azure-feature-voting SQL Azure Feature Voting Forum http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com/forums/34685-sql-azure-feature-voting Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" Feature Voting Forum http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com/forums/35889-microsoft-codename-dallas-feature-voting


SQL Azure and SSMS: happy together

SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/ssds/archive/2009/11/10/9920168.aspx More details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee621784.aspx One of the things they don’t mention in the post is that all this works in SQL Server Management Studio Express!  Go get it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c772467d-e45b-43e1-9208-2c7b663d7ad1 Happy SSMSing with SQL Azure!!!


Tallahassee follow up

Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are from the Windows Azure Training Kit: http://tinyurl.com/WindowsAzureTrainingKit The two helpful tools I demonstrated for SQL azure…