The Cinderella Dilemma: Revisited

A few years back… pre-iPhone era (you can tell from the content), I wrote a post about the Cinderella dilemma suburbanites experience when visiting New York City in the evening.  After rush-hour, the options for catching a train out of the city are “limited”, and the last thing you want to do is have your…

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New Developer Centers on WindowsAzure.com

On December 10, 2011, a new version of WindowsAzure.com went live.  There are many improvements and a ton of new things to check out.  My teammate Jim O’Neil recently covered a key improvement in getting started with The New, Improved No-Risk Windows Azure Trial.  (Do read it as a step 1 to this post!)  In…

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HTML5 Game Camp Resources Available

While I was on the road in early December with the US Cloud team delivering Windows Azure Dev Camps, our colleagues were doing the same with the HTML5 Game Camps.  I got a chance to attend the NYC stop at Columbia University on December 9th.  (The “Grantophone” is STILL a huge hit in my home!)…

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Windows Azure Dev Camps – Fall 2011 Series Re-Cap

Well, five cities and two weeks on the road and the East Coast Windows Azure Dev Camps have come to a close. The tour started in Raleigh, NC on 12/5, and then made its way through Farmington, CT (Hartford), New York City, Malvern, PA (Philly), and Chevy Chase, MD (DC).  Brian, Jim, and I had…

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Congratulations to the Rock Paper Azure Fall 2011 Sweepstakes Winners

It’s Friday night!  That means the Rock Paper Azure Challenge’s Fall 2011 Sweepstakes has drawn to a close and someone has won a $5,000 trip to Cancun, Mexico!  At 6pm EST this evening, we closed the Fall Sweepstakes round to new bot entries.  Then, as per the process detailed in my teammate Jim O’Neil’s post…

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Tech Geek Brawl: What Do YOU Want To See In Your Product Reviews?

An interesting tech geek brawl seems to have broken out in the blogosphere over the past 24 hours between MG Seigler and Joshua Topolsky.  I find it entertaining.  Both make good points.  Both made a choice to use profanity for emotional impact (see my previous post on “Keeping it Professional In Tech”).  Topolsky issued a…

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How The Rock Paper Azure Fall 2011 Sweepstakes Winners Will Be Chosen

Friday is here!  And, at the time I’m writing this, you still have just under 5 hours left to take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge for a chance to win a $5,000 trip to Cancun, Mexico!  In the interest of transparency and disclosure, my teammate Jim O’Neil just posted how we will be drawing the…

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“Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family for the holidays, we have a moral obligation…

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Digesting The Latest Windows Azure Release Details

I feel like I’m on technology overload this week.  Fresh off of a 5 city US east coast tour delivering the Windows Azure Dev Camp events, I got to listen into Scott Guthrie’s “Learn Windows Azure” live online yesterday.  During the eight hour event, Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich, and others covered a whole…

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