Practical Azure #4: Using the Content Delivery Network

Content Delivery Networks are key to delivering great experiences in media and content-rich applications regardless of your end users’ locations, and in Windows Azure it’s dead simple to use. Check out the fourth episode of my DevRadio Practical Azure series to find out how! Download: MP3 MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC)…

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December Technical Calendar

Don’t let the sparseness of ‘special’ events on the calendar fool you; there’s plenty of user group and Meetup activity to close out the year! Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 Windows 8 Firestarter Syracuse NY 2 3 WebInno Mobile Cambridge Windows 8 App Dev Microsoft Store Boston MA 4 5 Office…

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Windows Phone 8 Jump Start On-Line (Nov. 28-29)

Are you an experienced developer or architect? Know a little bit about building mobile applications? Comfortable with C# or C++? If so, you’ll likely be interested in registering for the free, on-line Windows Phone 8 Jump Start. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) on November 28th and 29th, Andrew Wigley, Technology Evangelist, and Rob…

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Geek Art: Windows Phone, Azure, and Hyper-V Posters

As they say, a picture can be worth a thousand APIs (or something like that), so I’ve pulled together a few of the very cool posters (Windows Azure, Windows Phone API, and Server 2012 Hyper-V) that some of the product teams have come up with. Feel free to download and frame for your own “geek…

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Windows 8 Firestarter–Syracuse, Dec. 1st

Stoked about Windows 8? Want to kindle that desire to get an app into the Windows Store? If you’re in the Central New York region, here’s your opportunity! The upstate New York developer community is running a free Windows 8 Firestarter at Syracuse University on December 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You’ll come…

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Windows Server 2012 IT Camp–Troy NY and Manchester NH

Here’s a great chance to go deep in Windows Server 2012 from both a lecture and hands-on perspective! My IT Pro colleagues are doing a post-Thanksgiving swing through the Northeast with stops at the following locations: Troy, New York on November 27th (Register now!) Manchester, New Hampshire on November 29th (Register now!) This edition of…

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Practical Azure #3: The Case for Windows Azure Drives

In part three of my continuing series, I cover Windows Azure Drives, an abstraction of Windows Azure Blob storage designed to provide a durable layer of storage with the same file I/O semantics of a local drive. Download: MP3 MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality…

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Windows 8 Upgrade Tips

With Black Friday just over a week away, I’m starting to get e-mails and questions from friends and family about what type of machine to buy and what version of Windows 8 to run for that matter. As for machines, obviously I have a soft spot for Microsoft Surface, but for those wanting to buy…

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Practical Azure #2: What About Blob?

As I kick off the coverage of the Windows Azure platform in earnest, join me on Channel 9 for this episode focusing on the use of blob storage in Windows Azure. Download: MP3 MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) And here…

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On-line Windows Azure Conference–Nov 14th

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has a run an on-line event, but the Windows Azure Conference next Wednesday definitely includes an air of newness. Yes, Scott Guthrie is still keynoting and the event is still free, but the remainder of the speakers are all Windows Azure users: MVPs and Windows Azure insiders who use…

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