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…


Connected Show #36 – Steve Marx on Azure

In this episode, the one and only Windows Azure Tactical Strategist, Steve Marx, joins Dmitry and Peter to give us an update on the Windows Azure platform. Steve talks about common real world Windows Azure use patterns, including storage and compute instance configurations. Steve uses some strategic tactics to tell us what’s in the tea…


Connected Show #35 – Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers

In this episode, Dmitry and Peter cover the latest news around the Microsoft developer space, including Windows Azure updates, interoperability, & Windows Phone 7. They also talk about the new Visual Studio LightSwitch. Is it really for cat ladies? Peter & Dmitry discuss who the target audience is for LightSwitch as well as how some…


Connected Show #34 – Apache Stonehenge M2

In this episode, guests Ben Dewey & Kent Brown join Peter to discuss the latest release of the Apache Stonehenge project. Ben & Kent talk about the .NET, Java, and PHP interoperability project and how it now handles identity. (Interview starts at 26:21) Also, Dmitry & Peter rap about Web Farms, Ribbons & Bows, Windows…


Connected Show #33 – Dmitry’s Soapbox

In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust is back again, joining Dmitry & I to talk about all of the tech news from Microsoft’s Wordwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC. The trio talks about WebMatrix, Internet Explorer 9 Preview 3, Windows Phone 7, and the newly announced Windows Azure Appliance. A raging Dmitry also shares…


Connected Show #32 – CoApp: Do EPIC Schtuff!

In this episode, guest Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center joins me to discuss CoApp, a new package manager for the Windows platform. Garrett tells us how CoApp will help make it easier for developers and users to build and install open source software on Windows. (Interview starts at 34:15) Also, Dmitry…


Are You a “Select Developer”? Do You Have The Right Stuff? Want a Windows Phone 7 Device?

Last week on the Connected Show, Dmitry and I reported that at TechEd 2010, Brandon Watson from the Windows Phone 7 team said “select developers” will be getting access to Windows Phone 7 devices in July.  We both pondered what Brandon meant by “select developers”.  On the podcast, we recommended that folks keep an eye…


Connected Show #31 – PHP On Windows

In this episode, guests Kanwaljeet Singla, Don Raman, and Wade Hilmo from the Microsoft IIS team join Peter to discuss the evolution of PHP on the Windows Platform. The IIS folks tell us about the improvements made to Windows in order to support PHP, including: Fast CGI, WinCache, PHP 5.3, the Web PI, and the…


Connected Show #30 – You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!

In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon talks up lambdas, expression trees, and other C# goodness. Prepare to have your brain tickled! (Interview starts at 31:18) Also, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to rap…


Jrzyshr Dev Guy Going Dark for a bit…

Via David Anson… Going dark [MSDN blogging platform being upgraded – NO new posts or comments next week] The administrators of the MSDN blogging platform are performing a software upgrade and will be putting all blogs into read-only mode on Sunday, May 16th. New posts and new comments will not be possible for this blog…