Azure, Mobility, and the Enterprise: NYC Windows Azure User Group 4-18-2012

Tomorrow is the April meeting of the NYC Windows Azure user group.  The group has been picking up the steam throughout the winter with talks by myself on the Azure Platform and Jim Priestley on Real World Azure Solutions.  Tomorrow night, we’re following it up with Ira Bell discussing Azure and mobility.  Mobile is the…

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Microsoft Store Coming to Freehold & Bridgewater in New Jersey!

On March 15th, the Microsoft Store announced they are opening new stores in New Jersey!  The two newest stores will be in Freehold, NJ at the Freehold Raceway Mall and in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. You can read the news in the Jersey Shore’s paper of record: The Asbury Park Press I…

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Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Now Available at AT&T

It’s finally here!  Nokia has just launched it’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone in the US.  The phone is available at AT&T for $100 with a new 2-year contract.  There are other offers where you can get it for even less.   I’ve had a Nokia Lumia 800 (the smaller version sold in Europe) for about a…

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Calling On Windows Phone Developers To Join In At NYC PhotoHack Day II – February 25th & 26th

Just got word of another great NYC event coming up this weekend.  If you’re a Windows Phone developer, you’ll certainly want to check it out!  Read on for details… On February 25th and 26th, Microsoft and Nokia are sponsoring Photo Hack Day 2 with our partners at Aviary and General Assembly.  The original Photo Hack…

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Two Upcoming Azure Events in NYC: February 23, 2012 + February 27, 2012

Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking at the new NYC Windows Azure User Group.  There was a good turnout, so I want to say thanks to everyone who attended!  Before the main presentation started, I announced two Windows Azure-related events coming up in New York City the next two weeks.  Below are the…

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Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development……

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Calling Windows Phone Users In NYC! GroupMe Testers Needed On 2/16/2012

GroupMe is a group-texting app popular on mobile devices. It lets you create ‘groups’ and then start sending text messages back and forth to everyone in the group.  This is REALLY useful if you have a group of folks going out for an evening, or traveling together to an event/conference/etc.  It enables everyone in the…

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Develop a Windows Phone Game, Win A Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Rig

Back in October, when I announced a series of HTML5 Game Camp Events, I suggested that if you think learning how to develop video games is of little value, then you’re quite mistaken. I commented that the list of top apps in any of the major mobile phone marketplaces are virtually all GAMES!  That’s still…

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NYC’s Own Chevon Christie Named ‘Microsoft Tech Student of the Month’

The folks over at the Microsoft Tech Student (MTS) blog have just named NYC’s own Chevon Christie as their “January 2012 Tech Student of the Month”.  Congratulations to Chevon! This a recognition well deserved! Chevon, a student at Hunter College in NYC, has an impressive story which is told in detail on the MTS blog. …

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