Windows Azure Tech Jam Spring 2011 Series – Content & Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the Spring 2011 Series of Windows Azure Tech Jam events! The US Cloud team enjoyed traveling to Philly, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa to visit folks and deliver this fun tour of cloud computing and Windows Azure concepts.  We had a great time helping organize the events and leading…


Windows Azure Tech Jam

This is the second of two sets of Windows Azure-related events hitting select cities on the US East Coast in Spring 2011.  The other is the Azure Deep Dive with Jeffrey Richter. Please join myself, Brian Hitney, and Jim O’Neil for the “Azure Tech Jam”! You’ve heard about cloud computing and already know it’s the…


Azure Auto-Scaling with Scott Reed on MSDN geekSpeak 3-9-2011

My colleagues, Glen Gordon & Lynn Langit, co-host a bi-weekly “webcast” called MSDN geekSpeak. I say “webcast” in quotes because it’s really more of a free-form radio show than a standard Microsoft webcast.  But actually, calling it a radio show isn’t accurate either! That’s because it does involve video and screen sharing.  During each episode,…

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Azure For The IT Pro Firestarter Series

Last fall, Brian Hitney, Jim O’Neil, and I went on the road to deliver a series of Azure Firestarter events up and down the east coast. Those events were focused on what’s in Azure for developers. There is so much there for developers to learn, despite the fact that Cloud Computing sounds more like an…


Silverlight for Windows 7 Firestarter Series – Winter 2011

Happy New Year everyone! A new year, a news series of events to share with you!  Just got word that some of my teammates are going to be hosting a new series of Firestarter events up and down the east coast.  This series will be focused on building Silverlight applications for Windows 7. The first…


Windows Azure Firestarter – Fall 2010 Series

I’m happy to announce the next series of Firestarter events focused around Windows Azure and cloud computing!  Firestarters are free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Folks continue to tell us that they like these types of events, so we keep on bringing them!  We’ve done…


Microsoft Web Platform Firestarter Series

Firestarter events have been growing quite popular over the past year or two. These are all free training events that focus on a single topic from intro to 300-level in a day. Feedback from past Firestarter attendees have been universally positive.  Here in the tri-state area we’ve seen multiple Firestarter events on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC,…

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NYC Entity Framework Firestarter: September 27th, 2010

    The Entity Framework is a set of technologies in ADO.NET that support the development of data-oriented software applications. First introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1 in 2008, the Entity Framework underwent significant changes in its second version, known as Entity Framework 4, released in Visual Studio 2010 earlier this year.  If you haven’t looked…

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NYC WCF Firestarter Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the WCF Firestarter event in New York City on June 19, 2010!  I had a great time helping organize the event and speaking with many of the attendees about the Windows Communication Foundation.  There were over 200 folks who made it out to the Fire Starter in NYC that day,…


NYC Silverlight 4 Firestarter Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the Silverlight 4 Firestarter event in New York City on June 5, 2010!  I had a great time helping organize the event and speaking with many of the attendees about Silverlight.  There were over 200 folks who made it out to the Fire Starter in NYC that day, as well…