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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“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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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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Joomla Day NYC 2011 Re-Cap

Joomla! Day NYC 2011 was hosted in the Microsoft NYC office over the weekend of October 21st through October 23rd. A Joomla!Day is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community. It is like a “code camp” for those interested in learning about, or contributing to, Joomla!. The New York event was one…

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My Journey To Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9 was released to the world on Monday March 14, 2011.  I’m a user. Here’s my story as a user… It all started back in September 1997. Like 90+% of the people using the Internet back then, I was a Netscape user. There was the other browser from a company called Microsoft called…

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Connected Show #37 – Spelunking Windows Phone 7 Development

In this episode, “guest” Dmitry Lyalin joins Peter to talk about building a real world Windows Phone 7 application. Dmitry unveils that he is developing a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network.  Dmitry walks us through the phone tool experience, how he developed the TWiT application, and the…

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Microsoft Web Platform Firestarter Series

Firestarter events have been growing quite popular over the past year or two. These are all free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Feedback from past Firestarter attendees have been universally positive.  Here in the tri-state area we’ve seen multiple Firestarter events on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC,…

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Connected Show #27 – All Mixed Up

In this episode, guest Andrew Brust joins Dmitry and Peter to discuss the latest happenings from SxSW and Mix10. On tap this time around: XP Mode hardware restrictions removed, Silverlight 4, Windows Phone 7 development, and IE9 support for HTML5. Andrew also talks to us about the potential of oData for interoperability and easy data…

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Same Old Microsoft?

A dear friend of mine who likes to tease and criticize my company sent me an e-mail over the weekend with the subject line of “Same Old Microsoft”.  In his message was a link to an article at PC World: Make Firefox the Default Browser (Again) After Installing Internet Explorer 8 “Sneaky, sneaky Microsoft! When…

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