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!)…


“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…


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…


HTML5 Web Camps Coming To US East Coast in August & September 2011

Last month, my teammates Rachel Appel, G. Andrew Duthie, and Chris Bowen hosted HTML5 Web Camp events in New York and Boston. Both events “sold out” almost immediately. (So quickly that I didn’t even get a chance to post the NYC one here before registration was closed!)  Due to the popularity of those events, the…


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…


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 #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…