NJ Windows Azure User Group Kick Off: Thursday March 1st, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that new Windows Azure user groups had formed in both New York City and Central Jersey (Iselin).  These groups are a great (free) opportunity to come on out and learn about the new fad: cloud computing! This Thursday, March 1st, I’ll be speaking at the kick-off of the…


Cloud Computing: Soup to Nuts Webcast Series with Mike Benkovich

My colleague, Mike Benkovich, is hosting a series of webcasts that provide a great on-ramp for getting started with Windows Azure.  In this latest “Soup to Nuts” series, Mike will walk you through putting Windows Azure through its paces.  The webcasts are an opportunity to learn “live” from Mike and get your questions answered when…


WOW! Watch Out For Falling Prices: SQL Azure Price Drop Explained

Monday night I spoke at the Microsoft Business Intelligence NYC user group on SQL Azure Reporting.  Wednesday night I was at the NYC Azure user group doing an update on the new features & services that came online in December 2011.  In between, there was a bit of a bombshell for fans of SQL Azure….


Two Upcoming Azure Events in NYC: February 23, 2012 + February 27, 2012

Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking at the new NYC Windows Azure User Group.  There was a good turnout, so I want to say thanks to everyone who attended!  Before the main presentation started, I announced two Windows Azure-related events coming up in New York City the next two weeks.  Below are the…


Azure Update On February 15, 2012 @ NYC Windows Azure User Group

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that new Windows Azure user groups had formed in both New York City and Central Jersey (Iselin).  These groups are a great (free) opportunity to come on out and learn about the new fad: cloud computing! Next Wednesday, February 15, I’ll be speaking at the NYC Windows Azure…


Windows Azure + Node.js at NY Alt.NET

On January 25, 2012, I gave a presentation at the NY Alt.NET user group about running Node.js on Windows Azure.  It was the first time I’ve given a presentation on Node, so I was a little concerned the talk might be a little rough around the edges.  Luckily I managed to escape without any tomatoes…


David Pallmann Takes a Fresh Look at the Windows Azure Development Experience

As you may or may not know by now, in December 2011, a slew of new Windows Azure features, services, & tools came online. This included a complete overhaul of the WindowsAzure.com website.  If you’re a developer who has not looked at Windows Azure before, the end-to-end experience of developing an application for the platform…


Found: Windows Azure Document Treasure Trove!

Often when I talk to developers, they tell me they can never find anything on Microsoft’s websites.  “It’s too big” or “it’s too complicated.” “Stuff gets buried”.  And on and on, and so forth… Having been here a while, I can testify to the truth of that.  Luckily, the advent of search engines like Google…


Windows Azure User Groups in NYC and NJ

Many of you know that Windows Azure is my favorite topic these days.  I think the shift to cloud computing over the coming years will represent a monumental change for our industry.  For those designing systems and implementing them, having the overhead of managing infrastructure removed will be liberating. It will enable new opportunities and…


More Windows Azure Events On The US East Coast: Gotta Get Me Some of That!

Windows Azure has been getting a lot of attention since the new wave of features & updates that rolled out last month in December 2011. My team at Microsoft hosted the Windows Azure Dev Camps in December.  Next week, the Discover Windows Azure event hosted by the Partner & Startup team at Microsoft rolls into…