MSDN Flash Podcast Show 011 – Steve Marx on Windows Azure

Also knows as “that’s where I left my shoe” (you will need to listen to understand that) This is a bonus edition of the podcast recorded on the 6th of October in London with Steve Marx, Technical Strategist working on Windows Azure. It starts slow, it needed a few edits (deletes!) as we battled with…

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Picture of me

Someone on twitter just asked – “I like your caricature but what do you really look like”. Brace yourselves! 1st the caricature: Which was done from this shot from a couple of years back (notice how the double chin vanished in the drawing – sweet): Now the real thing, me taken in August at “the…

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Free WPF, Silverlight and 3.5 SP1 training for UK Developers

At the start of 2009 we worked with InnerWorkings to help over 7000 UK developers get access to free training in C# or VB. As there are at least 100,000 UK developers (depends who you ask), we decided to again partner with InnerWorkings to bring you free training in WPF, Silverlight and .NET Framework 3.5…

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Visual Studio Myths – busted wide open

The team and I were having a conversation about developers (we do that from time to time). It went something like: “Isn’t it a shame that so many developers are stuck on Visual Studio 2005 when Visual Studio 2008 would be way better for them and Visual Studio 2010 is just around the corner” “Why…

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David Chappell in conversation in the UK about Windows Azure and the cloud

David and I hosted David Chappell and Steve Marx in London on the 6th of October in a packed day with early adopters of azure (ISVs and System Integrators) David interviewed David (!) and I interviewed Steve for our MSDN Podcast. Unfortunately the podcast with Steve isn’t yet published as it needs a few edits…

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Windows Azure Platform “free” for MSDN Subscribers and BizSpark companies

Well not exactly free but definitely extremely welcome and a great benefit. The introductory offer includes a huge 750 hours of compute time – which rather nicely is how much you need to run a node 24×7 for the whole month. Another great reason to sign up for an MSDN subscription or to join BizSpark…

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MSDN Flash Podcast Show 010 – Paul Jackson on Memory Mapped Files in .NET Framework 4.0, using Oslo and learning to love the web again thanks to ASP.NET MVC

This podcast accompanies the October 8th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It is an interview with Paul Jackson which is meant to be about the article he wrote on Memory Mapped Files in .NET Framework 4.0 but tends to go off in different directions – but we both certainly enjoyed doing it 🙂 I…

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