Juilliard Student Creates The “Grantophone”, Then Plays The Imperial March On It

On Friday December 9, 2011, Microsoft hosted an HTML5 Game Camp at Columbia University.  Folks came out to learn about HTML5 from my colleagues G Andrew Duthie and Lindsay Lindstrom.  Later in the day, the campers hacked away and built games that run in the browser. I was there to listen in as an attendee…

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Congratulations Rock Paper Azure Challenge Fall 2011 Edition Week #3 Winners

Week #3 of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ended at 6pm EST on 12/9/2011. That means another five contestants just won $50 Best Buy gift cards!  Congratulations to the following players for having the Top 5 bots for Week #3: AmpaT choi Protist RockMeister porterhouse Just a reminder to folks in the contest, be sure…

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Rock Paper Azure Challenge Fall 2011 Edition – Week #1 Winners

In a short while I will be posting the winners of Week #3 of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge Fall 2011 Edition.  I posted the Week #2 winners last Friday.  However, we’ve had a few folks wonder who the Week #1 winners were.  Apologies for not posting these earlier, but below are the Week #1…

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New Windows Phone Development Book From Shawn Wildermuth

Saw this in my Twitter feed this morning and thought I’d share wider here on my blog… Shawn Wildermuth has just published a book on Windows Phone development.  According to Shawn’s post this morning, “Essential Windows Phone 7.5” is now available in eBook form for the Kindle.  Physical books will shipping later this month in…

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Congratulations Rock Paper Azure Challenge Week #2 Winners!

It’s Friday night, that means another five Rock Paper Azure Challenge contestants just got $50 Best Buy gift cards! Week #2 of the challenge ended at 6pm EST on 12/2/2011.  Congratulations to the following players for having the Top 5 bots for Week #2: Protist RockMeister choi porterhouse Appsolut Does your bot have what it…

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Reminder: US East Coast Windows Azure Dev Camps Start 12/5

I Last month, I posted here about the upcoming Windows Azure Dev Camps I will be hosting with my teammates Brian Hitney and Jim O’Neil.  Just a reminder that we’re kicking our 5 city tour off on Monday down in Raleigh, NC at North Carolina State University!  If you’ve been wanting to learn about cloud…

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OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

I don’t watch TV that often. But when I do, it’s usually via a DVR where I skip through the commercials.  So, I’m normally oblivious to whatever the trendy ads are that people are talking about at the water cooler.  There’s one exception to my advertising avoidance:  Football.  The only ads I ever see on…

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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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