How is Security in YOUR “Friends & Family” Network?

If you’re reading my blog, there’s a good chance you have a technical background or work in the IT industry. Like myself, I’m guessing that most folks who work in IT become known as the “tech guru” in their circle of friends and family. You know you’re the “tech guru” when everyone in your circle…


MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Kick-Off Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the kick-off of the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow in Parsippany, NJ!  Bill Zack and I are excited to spend the afternoon talking with folks about Windows Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform, and Silverlight 2 application development.  You can read more about the “Suburban” Roadshow in my original post on it here. This just…


Announcing Microsoft BizSpark for Early Stage Start-Ups

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new program for startup companies called “Microsoft BizSpark”.  My colleague Anand Iyer out on the west coast in San Francisco has all the details on his blog here.  The official BizSpark site is here.  Lots of other resources and information for startups is can be found at the Microsoft Startup Zone….


MSDN Developer Conference – New York City on January 20th

The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? Cloud computing, Software plus services, Windows Azure, SQL Services, Live Services, Windows 7,  Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 Framework, etc, etc….  Did you miss all of the news coming out of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles last month? Or, maybe you…


November 2008 Area User Group Meetings

Welcome to November. The leaves are peaking, the Jets and Giants are having decent seasons so far, and the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. I probably sound like a broken record every time I say “it’s an exciting time to be a Microsoft developer,” but I have to be honest – I really mean it….