Enhance Your Business Value with Big Data Analytics @ NJTC–December 1, 2011

This Thursday, my colleague Sanjay Jain & I will be at the New Jersey Technology Council in Jersey City, NJ.  Details on the event below via Sanjay’s blog… The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is hosting a BigData Analytics event on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 in Jersey City, NJ.  REGISTER HERE If you would like…

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How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just going to be “one of…

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HOW Many Apps?! – What Does That Mean?

Last week, the Windows Phone Marketplace hit 40,000 apps.  The prediction is that it will hit 50,000 in January 2012, which would be two months longer than the iPhone AppStore , and 4 months faster than Android Market took to hit the same milestone.  My friend Shawn Wildermuth wrote a blog post asking “40,000 apps…

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The Rock Paper Azure Challenge Is Back With A Trip To Cancun!

I’m excited to announce that the Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back again for a 3rd iteration! This time around, we’ve made some more minor tweaks, and added some stellar prizes, including a trip to Cancun, Mexico! I first announced the Rock Paper Azure Challenge here back in April.  The RPA Challenge is a fun…

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Windows Phone Hackathon in NYC – Saturday December 10th, 2011

Just learned of another opportunity to learn to develop Windows Phone apps going on in NYC!  The NYC Windows Phone User Group is going to be hosting a hackathon at the Microsoft offices in NYC on Saturday December 10th, 2011.  My teammate Dani Diaz, who is our resident “WP7 guru” evangelist, will be there all…

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Games, Games, And More Games With Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the HTML5 Game Camps going on this month and December. (NYC is 12/9 & Penn State is 12/14.)  There’s a lot going on when it comes to gaming… not just playing them, but also developing them.  If you’ve got the bug and want to try you hand…

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HTML5 Sites Become Windows Phone Apps–Check Out PhoneGap

My teammate, Glen Gordon, has begun a blog series on tips and tricks to get your HTML5 site running on windows Phone using Phone Gap. PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies developers already…

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Shiny New Toys! Shiny New Toys! The Windows Azure SDK 1.6 Is Out!

Santa seems to have come early this year for Windows Azure developers.  (Yes, I know… it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!)   I just saw over on the Windows Azure blog that version 1.6 of the Windows Azure SDK is out.  The SDK seems to be updated 2-3 times a year historically.  What’s in the SDK?  Well,…

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Joomla Day NYC 2011 Re-Cap

Joomla! Day NYC 2011 was hosted in the Microsoft NYC office over the weekend of October 21st through October 23rd. A Joomla!Day is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community. It is like a “code camp” for those interested in learning about, or contributing to, Joomla!. The New York event was one…

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Windows Azure Camps Coming in December 2011

It’s time for another round of Windows Azure events on the US east coast!  Last spring, Jim, Brian, and I brought the Windows Azure Tech Jam to 5 locations in Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina.  Two weeks ago, the new Windows Azure DevCamp series launched with a two-day event in Silicon Valley.  Now we are…

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