Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award

It’s that time of the year again: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award!!! The People’s Choice award is part of the Imagine Cup. What is the Imagine Cup? The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Microsoft invites all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that…

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30 to Launch Azure Challenge Events in NYC and Philadelphia

My colleagues on the Microsoft Startup Evangelism team are throwing a Windows Azure App Challenge in both NYC and Philly during the month of May.  I’ll be doing the “NJ Turnpike shuffle” to help out in both cities.  Join us over 3 weeks to build your Azure app! If you are looking to start a…

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Wade Wegner on Managing Concurrency with Multiple Instances: May 2nd, 2012 @ the NJ Windows Azure User Group

Last month, the NJ Windows Azure User Group had a great presentation from Jim Priestley on migrating a real world e-commerce site to Azure.  Jim shared his experiences and lessons learned migrating PLCCenter.com to the cloud.  There was a lot of insight regarding performance of SQL Azure and running an ASP.NET MVC site in the…

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Top 7 Concerns of Migrating an ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure

This post is part of a series called “Windows Azure for the ASP.NET Developer” written by Rachel Appel, Adam Hoffman, and Peter Laudati.  You can see the complete list of posts in the series at the US DPE Azure Connection site. In the previous post of this series, I covered how to prepare your development…

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Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge: Spring Fling Edition

I’m excited to announce that the Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back again for a spring fling!  If you want to learn about Windows Azure and have some fun doing it, your opportunity is here.  With a free 90-day trial, anyone who lives in the US (who is not a Microsoft employee) can take the…

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Azure, Mobility, and the Enterprise: NYC Windows Azure User Group 4-18-2012

Tomorrow is the April meeting of the NYC Windows Azure user group.  The group has been picking up the steam throughout the winter with talks by myself on the Azure Platform and Jim Priestley on Real World Azure Solutions.  Tomorrow night, we’re following it up with Ira Bell discussing Azure and mobility.  Mobile is the…

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Microsoft Store Coming to Freehold & Bridgewater in New Jersey!

On March 15th, the Microsoft Store announced they are opening new stores in New Jersey!  The two newest stores will be in Freehold, NJ at the Freehold Raceway Mall and in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. You can read the news in the Jersey Shore’s paper of record: The Asbury Park Press I…

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@home with Windows Azure Webcast: Async Patterns For The Cloud

Tomorrow (Thursday, 4/12/2012) at noon ET (9am PT) we have our fifth screencast in the @home series: Async Patterns In The Cloud! During the first week of March 2012, my teammates Brian Hitney, Jim O’Neil, and I announced the re-launch of the @home with Windows Azure project. On March 15, we hosted a kick-off webcast…

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Andrew Brust is now Big On Data

Yesterday, I posted about Visual Studio Live! and the new discount offer available from Andrew Brust.  Today, I wanted to let folks know about one of Andrew’s newest adventures.  Many folks here in the New York metro area know Andrew Brust as the co-leader of the NYC .NET Developers Group.  Andrew started that group a…

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