MSDN Magazine: Getting Started with SQL Azure Development

One of my Developer Evangelist colleagues from the west coast, Lynn Langit, published an article on Getting Started with SQL Azure in MSDN Magazine today.  Lynn’s article is thorough and does a great job of helping one get up to speed on working with SQL Azure.  It’s loaded with tips and tricks you’ll need to…

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Windows Phone 7 & XBox 360 Game Camps in NY

Via Bob Familiar… Andrew Parsons, Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft based in NY, is holding 2-day events for students where they can learn how to develop their own game for XBox 360 and Windows Phone 7 using XNA. The first will be held in Brooklyn at St. Francis College and the second will be at…

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Enter The WebMatrix

Last summer, Microsoft announced a collection of new tools for creating websites on Windows, wrapped into a package called WebMatrix.  Dmitry Lyalin, Andrew Brust, and I discussed it on the Connected Show back in July 2010. I also spoke on it recently at WordCamp NYC 2010 back in October. After six months and three beta…

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NYC Code Camp 5 February 19th, 2011 – CALL FOR SPEAKERS Now Open!

It’s that time of year again!  Mark your calendars, as Code Camp is coming back to NYC for its 5th edition on Saturday, February 19th, 2011.  Via the NYC Code Camp website… What’s a code camp?  Code Camps are "grass roots" mini application platform developer conferences, free of charge to attendees and open to presenters…

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Silverlight for Windows 7 Firestarter Series – Winter 2011

Happy New Year everyone! A new year, a news series of events to share with you!  Just got word that some of my teammates are going to be hosting a new series of Firestarter events up and down the east coast.  This series will be focused on building Silverlight applications for Windows 7. The first…

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Connected Show #40 – Migrating World Maps to Azure

A new year, a new episode.  This time, the Connected Show hits 40!  In this episode, guest Brian Hitney joins Peter to discuss how he migrated the My World Maps application to Windows Azure. Fresh off his Azure Firestarter tour through the eastern US, Brian talks about migration issues, scalability challenges, and blowing up shared…

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