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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Node.js on Windows & Windows Azure at Node.Philly

On April 23rd, 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Node.Philly event in Philadelphia.  It was a fantastic event and I enjoyed meeting lots of folks who are excited about Node and building solutions with it today!  While this was a one time event, I got the feeling that evening that there…

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Microsoft Store Coming to Freehold & Bridgewater in New Jersey!

On March 15th, the Microsoft Store announced they are opening new stores in New Jersey!  The two newest stores will be in Freehold, NJ at the Freehold Raceway Mall and in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. You can read the news in the Jersey Shore’s paper of record: The Asbury Park Press I…

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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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Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development……

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“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…

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Enhance Your Business Value with Big Data Analytics @ NJTC–December 1, 2011

This Thursday, my colleague Sanjay Jain & I will be at the New Jersey Technology Council in Jersey City, NJ.  Details on the event below via Sanjay’s blog… The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is hosting a BigData Analytics event on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 in Jersey City, NJ.  REGISTER HERE If you would like…

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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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Kinect for Windows SDK– Get the Beta Now

Back in December, a jolly man in a red suit delivered the XBox 360 with Kinect to my children.  The motion sensor accessory quickly became the center of fun in my household. If you didn’t know what the Kinect was, you might be confused looking into the TV room from the kitchen and seeing children…

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