Windows Azure Dev Camps – Spring 2012 Series – 5/24, 30, & 31

Our next round of Windows Azure developer events on the US east coast is happening later this month!  Last fall, Brian, Jim, and I brought the Windows Azure Dev Camp series to 5 locations in the east.  Now, we’re bringing the Azure Dev Camps to three more locations:  Atlanta, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia! Have…

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Node.js on Windows & Windows Azure at Node.Philly

On April 23rd, 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Node.Philly event in Philadelphia.  It was a fantastic event and I enjoyed meeting lots of folks who are excited about Node and building solutions with it today!  While this was a one time event, I got the feeling that evening that there…

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Rock Paper Azure Challenge - Spring Fling Winners: Weeks 1 & 2

In April, I announced the the Rock Paper Azure Challenge was back with a new Spring Fling round with winners every Friday through June 15, 2012.  I’m a little late in getting this information posted, but wanted to share the winners for weeks 1 & 2.  Congratulations to the top 3 bots from each week…

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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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@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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New: Windows Azure Trust Center

A couple of new Windows Azure announcement were made today.  As my colleague Bruce Kyle covered earlier, the Windows Azure team announced the availability of two new datacenters in the US:  East US & West US.  For what I assume are security purposes, the exact location of these data centers was not released.  (I’m guessing…

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