Windows 8 DevCamps Coming throughout the US This Summer!

While I’ve yammered on a lot this past year about Windows Azure (which just had a big release of new features last month in June 2012), there’s another big product from Microsoft with the word “Windows” in the title that is getting a lot of buzz lately.  That’s Windows 8!  Windows 8 is the talk…

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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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Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing.  It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different.  VERY different. …

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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!)…

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Windows Azure Dev Camps – Fall 2011 Series Re-Cap

Well, five cities and two weeks on the road and the East Coast Windows Azure Dev Camps have come to a close. The tour started in Raleigh, NC on 12/5, and then made its way through Farmington, CT (Hartford), New York City, Malvern, PA (Philly), and Chevy Chase, MD (DC).  Brian, Jim, and I had…

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Juilliard Student Creates The “Grantophone”, Then Plays The Imperial March On It

On Friday December 9, 2011, Microsoft hosted an HTML5 Game Camp at Columbia University.  Folks came out to learn about HTML5 from my colleagues G Andrew Duthie and Lindsay Lindstrom.  Later in the day, the campers hacked away and built games that run in the browser. I was there to listen in as an attendee…

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Reminder: US East Coast Windows Azure Dev Camps Start 12/5

I Last month, I posted here about the upcoming Windows Azure Dev Camps I will be hosting with my teammates Brian Hitney and Jim O’Neil.  Just a reminder that we’re kicking our 5 city tour off on Monday down in Raleigh, NC at North Carolina State University!  If you’ve been wanting to learn about cloud…

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HTML5 Game Camps In November & December 2011

Like playing games?  Ever thought about learning how to make your own games? Yeah, I’m sure we all have, but who has time for that?! We’re all too busy doing our day jobs coding web and/or business applications.  Probably, your boss might not approve of you spending a day learning how to build video games. …

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Getting Mango & the NYC Windows Phone Camp 10-19-2011: Re-Cap

A few weeks ago, I expressed excitement that “Mango is coming! Mango is coming!”.  Well, Mango is HERE!  Microsoft began rolling the “Mango” update out to virtually all phone and carrier combinations on September 27, 2011.  I was lucky enough to get Mango on my phone on the 28th.  The update took about an hour,…

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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…

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