April 2013 Technical Calendar

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 Windows 8 Office HoursCambridge MA 3 4 Agile Games 2013Cambridge MA 5 Cleanweb Hackathon Agile Games 2013Cambridge MA 6 Sql Saturday Cambridge MA Hack UpstateSyracuse NY Cleanweb Hackathon Agile Games 2013Cambridge MA 7 Cleanweb…

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Boston Hackathon – April 13 and 14th

You don’t have to run 26.2 miles to go the distance! In fact you don’t even have to break a sweat or wear special shoes. With the first ever Boston Hackathon, sponsored by Telerik and Nokia, you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about building Windows Phone 8 apps and the opportunity (and encouragement) to…

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The Week Ahead – March 25, 2013

It’s time for the very first Spring listing of happenings for Windows 8 and Windows Phone-focused developers. Note especially the change in office hours both in time and day; with a lunchtime offering we’re hoping to better accommodate your workday schedule   Be sure to grab your spot a the Windows Phone Boston Hackathon begin run…

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Practical Azure #16: Windows Azure Traffic Manager

Ever since Microsoft announced Windows Azure Traffic Manager, for me the term conjures up an image of the dancing traffic cop in Providence, Rhode Island.  While Traffic Manager may not have Tony’s visual impact, there are certainly some similarities in the roles: keep the traffic, whether it be cars or web service requests moving as…

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Strut Your Stuff at App Demo and Drinks – March 28

Our friends from PreApps are hosting the next App Demo and Drinks Meetup at Champions in Boston on March 28th, and this event has two featured guests: Jonathan Kay, COO and Founder of Apptopia, will be kicking off the event. Apptopia is a local success story with global traction and has been featured in TechCrunch,…

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The Week Ahead – March 18, 2013

Here’s the post-St. Paddy’s Day edition of what’s going on for Windows 8 and Windows Phone-focused developers over the next week. Monday, March 18 Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 3–5 p.m. Windows Phone 8 (with Lance McCarthy) at Merrimack Valley Software Engineers, 40 Shattuck Road, Andover MA, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 Building…

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Practical Azure #15: Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Part 2)

We looked at Windows Azure Virtual Machines in the last episode from the perspective of creating a VM from a base operating system image, installing software (the Mongoose HTTP server) and configuring some settings, such as the firewall to enable HTTP traffic. In this follow-on episode, I take that same example a step further, showing…

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Practical Azure #14: Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Part 1)

Three seems to be a popular number in Windows Azure – three data center regions, three types of storage, three replicas of your storage maintained at all times, and three ways to deploy an application. In past episodes of MSDN DevRadio, I covered Web and Worker roles (the Platform-as-a-Service model) as well as Windows Azure…

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Web Camp Spring Tour – March 27th

If you follow Scott Guthrie’s blog, you’ll be aware of some recent releases in both the ASP.NET and Windows Azure segments of the Microsoft stack, and in about two weeks you can immerse yourself in all that goodness – with a free, all-day Web Camp on Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Office, 1 Cambridge…

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Build a Following for Your App – Before You Launch!

A couple of months ago, I met the marketing director and CEO of a local Boston startup that had an awesome idea, with a name that says it all: PreApps  And in that brief time since, they’ve seen some incredible traction and launch buzz, including being featured in the Boston Herald and TechCrunch. As a…

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