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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@home with Windows Azure: Using the Folding@home SMP Client

My teammate Brian Hitney has just posted a new article on some minor updates we have made to the @home with Windows Azure application.  Two minor changes have been implemented to allow new options for Folding@home “pros”: You can now use Stanford University’s Folding@home SMP client to achieve better results with multiple CPUs in Windows…

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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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NYC Women in Tech Connect Event – Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Just got word that my teammate Rachel Appel, and Melissa Demsak (of NJ SQL fame) are hosting a Women in Tech event in NYC on Saturday, May 5th, 2012.  Back in November, I wrote about “Keeping it Professional in Tech” and the importance of supporting women in the technology industry. I’m excited to hear about…

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SQL Azure Saturday: April 21, 2012 @ Iselin, NJ

I’m happy to announce that on Saturday April 21, 2012, the New Jersey SQL Server user group will be hosting a “SQL Azure Saturday” event!  This will be a FREE full-day event on SQL Azure & data in the cloud related topics.  The event is something that I have been working with the group’s organizer,…

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@home with Windows Azure: Webcast – Diving into Azure Storage Options–3/29/2012 12:00pm EDT

Tomorrow (Thursday, 3/29/2012) at noon ET or 9am PT, we have our third screencast in the @home series: Diving into Windows Azure Storage Options! 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…

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Real World Azure: April 4th, 2012 @ the NJ Windows Azure User Group

Last month, the NJ Windows Azure User Group had a successful kick off meeting at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ.  The group kicked off with me delivering an overview of Windows Azure and introducing the platform.  This month, Vineet Kumar, the group’s organizer has managed to line up another stellar speaker!  Next Wednesday, on…

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Windows 8 Developer Event in New York City on April 19, 2012

Back on March 13th, I announced a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps coming to cities up and down the US east coast starting this week and running through April & May 2012.  There was one location that eerily seemed to be missing from the list of tour dates:  New York City! (or as my…

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Windows Azure + Node.js => anode : An Experiment

I just saw a pretty cool video posted up on Channel 9. Elad Ben-Israel and Saar Yahalom from Microsoft Israel have been cooking up an interesting experiment in their development lair.  They have built an experimental platform for rapidly prototyping web apps on Windows Azure using node.js. They are calling it “anode”. You can watch…

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