Get Started with SQL Azure: Resources

Earlier this month, SQL Azure prices were drastically reduced, and a new 100mb for $5 bucks a month pricing level was introduced. This news has certainly gotten some folks looking at SQL Azure for the first time.  I thought I’d share some resources to help you get started with SQL Azure. Unlike the new “Developer…


NJ Windows Azure User Group Kick Off: Thursday March 1st, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that new Windows Azure user groups had formed in both New York City and Central Jersey (Iselin).  These groups are a great (free) opportunity to come on out and learn about the new fad: cloud computing! This Thursday, March 1st, I’ll be speaking at the kick-off of the…


TECHbash 2012: April 28, 2012 – Call For Speakers Now Open

Just got word from Jason Gaylord that TECHbash returning to Northeastern PA this spring on April 28th, 2012!  TECHbash is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area’s version of code camp for developers and IT Pros alike.  Registration is not open yet, but you can register for a “reminder” for first dibs when it does open up.  The call…


Cloud Computing: Soup to Nuts Webcast Series with Mike Benkovich

My colleague, Mike Benkovich, is hosting a series of webcasts that provide a great on-ramp for getting started with Windows Azure.  In this latest “Soup to Nuts” series, Mike will walk you through putting Windows Azure through its paces.  The webcasts are an opportunity to learn “live” from Mike and get your questions answered when…


Calling On Windows Phone Developers To Join In At NYC PhotoHack Day II – February 25th & 26th

Just got word of another great NYC event coming up this weekend.  If you’re a Windows Phone developer, you’ll certainly want to check it out!  Read on for details… On February 25th and 26th, Microsoft and Nokia are sponsoring Photo Hack Day 2 with our partners at Aviary and General Assembly.  The original Photo Hack…


WOW! Watch Out For Falling Prices: SQL Azure Price Drop Explained

Monday night I spoke at the Microsoft Business Intelligence NYC user group on SQL Azure Reporting.  Wednesday night I was at the NYC Azure user group doing an update on the new features & services that came online in December 2011.  In between, there was a bit of a bombshell for fans of SQL Azure….


Two Upcoming Azure Events in NYC: February 23, 2012 + February 27, 2012

Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking at the new NYC Windows Azure User Group.  There was a good turnout, so I want to say thanks to everyone who attended!  Before the main presentation started, I announced two Windows Azure-related events coming up in New York City the next two weeks.  Below are the…


Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development……


Calling Windows Phone Users In NYC! GroupMe Testers Needed On 2/16/2012

GroupMe is a group-texting app popular on mobile devices. It lets you create ‘groups’ and then start sending text messages back and forth to everyone in the group.  This is REALLY useful if you have a group of folks going out for an evening, or traveling together to an event/conference/etc.  It enables everyone in the…