Windows Azure + Node.js at NY Alt.NET

On January 25, 2012, I gave a presentation at the NY Alt.NET user group about running Node.js on Windows Azure.  It was the first time I’ve given a presentation on Node, so I was a little concerned the talk might be a little rough around the edges.  Luckily I managed to escape without any tomatoes…

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David Pallmann Takes a Fresh Look at the Windows Azure Development Experience

As you may or may not know by now, in December 2011, a slew of new Windows Azure features, services, & tools came online. This included a complete overhaul of the WindowsAzure.com website.  If you’re a developer who has not looked at Windows Azure before, the end-to-end experience of developing an application for the platform…

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NYC’s Own Chevon Christie Named ‘Microsoft Tech Student of the Month’

The folks over at the Microsoft Tech Student (MTS) blog have just named NYC’s own Chevon Christie as their “January 2012 Tech Student of the Month”.  Congratulations to Chevon! This a recognition well deserved! Chevon, a student at Hunter College in NYC, has an impressive story which is told in detail on the MTS blog. …

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Found: Windows Azure Document Treasure Trove!

Often when I talk to developers, they tell me they can never find anything on Microsoft’s websites.  “It’s too big” or “it’s too complicated.” “Stuff gets buried”.  And on and on, and so forth… Having been here a while, I can testify to the truth of that.  Luckily, the advent of search engines like Google…

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Windows Azure Service Bus Demo from Brian Loesgen

Yesterday I referenced a new MSDN whitepaper that does a “cage match” analysis between Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues.  While we’re on the topic of the Windows Azure Service Bus and “What is it good for?”, I thought I’d share a reference to a new demo my colleague Brian Loesgen put together: New Azure…

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Windows Azure Service Bus Queues vs. Windows Azure Queues

Cage match alert!  Anytime you put a “vs” in your title, you’re setting up an epic battle for folks to argue one way or the other which is better.  That’s not my intention here.  But, hey, you clicked, so I win.   The Windows Azure Service Bus is a mysterious beast that is rarely tackled…

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Windows Azure User Groups in NYC and NJ

Many of you know that Windows Azure is my favorite topic these days.  I think the shift to cloud computing over the coming years will represent a monumental change for our industry.  For those designing systems and implementing them, having the overhead of managing infrastructure removed will be liberating. It will enable new opportunities and…

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Philly.NET Code Camp April 14, 2012 – Call For Speakers Now Open

It’s that time again! Philly.NET Code Camp takes place twice a year in April and October.  Every time I’ve gone, it’s been a fantastic experience with so many opportunities to learn. With 10-14 parallel tracks of over 60+ developer oriented sessions, the Philly.NET community has grown this event into something that is to be envied…

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More Windows Azure Events On The US East Coast: Gotta Get Me Some of That!

Windows Azure has been getting a lot of attention since the new wave of features & updates that rolled out last month in December 2011. My team at Microsoft hosted the Windows Azure Dev Camps in December.  Next week, the Discover Windows Azure event hosted by the Partner & Startup team at Microsoft rolls into…

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The Cinderella Dilemma: Connecticut, Westchester, and Long Island

I recently wrote about how the Cinderella Dilemma has improved for New Jersey residents visiting New York City.  NJ Transit’s Departure Vision service for the mobile web has made life a lot easier for Garden State residents.  One of my readers (Bill Zack) sent me a message noting that New Jersey only accounts for about…

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