PDC 2008 – Day 1 Wrap Up – Videos, Fact Sheets, Channel 9 Videos, and Speech Transcripts

Wow. What a day! I’ve attempted to pull together a summary of materials and videos from Day 1. I’m now in the keynote for Day 2 so will have more later on that later.   Fact Sheets – Live Services, Azure Services Platform, Windows Azure, .NET 4.0 and “Dublin”, Oslo, SQL Data Services, Sql Server…


Windows Azure website is now live – microsoft.com/azure

http://www.microsoft.com/azure  You are also able to register to try the Community Technology Preview.   Here’s a copy paste from the “What is Windows Azure?” section on the www.microsoft.com/azure   What is the Azure Services Platform? The Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating…


Windows Azure – Ray Ozzie just announced Windows Azure and Windows Azure Services Platform

  Key takeaways so far on what Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform are: Windows Azure: – A set of cloud-based technologies such as storage, identity, and multi-device sync that extend software development for both enterprise server and PC/browser/phone applications with services on the Web. Azure Services Platform: – A component of the Azure…


PDC 2008 is underway, watch the keynote live!

  Ray Ozzie has kicked off PDC 2008 and is delivering his keynote right now. You can follow along at home/work by watching the keynote live.


Live Mesh Tech Preview

For those of you that attended the Canadian Strategic Architect forum a couple of weeks ago, Live Mesh is what I would have loved to be able to speak with you about during my talk on Windows Live Platform. Unfortunately the timing was two weeks off for me to be able to share this info…


CSAF – Windows Live Platform Slide Deck

Here’s the latest Windows Live Platform slide deck from my presentation today at the Canadian Strategic Architect Forum.


How to use the Windows Vista Snipping Tool to capture a menu

I use the snipping tool in Windows Vista all the time. If you’ve ever wondered how to capture a menu using this tool, here’s how you do it (straight from the help file for the snipping tool btw) Can I capture a snip of a menu, such as a shortcut menu or the Start menu?…


Social Network Data Portability through Windows Live Contacts API and www.invite2messenger.net

Huge announcement from John Richards, Director of Windows Live Platform. Read the full post here, but I’ve pulled a few key elements from John’s blog post on dev.live.com Contact Data portability, partnership with Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Tagged and Linked, and www.invite2messenger.net Today I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has partnered with some of the world’s…


Rick Segal on Albert Lai, Canadian VC Money, "The Venture Gap", and "The Idiot Gap"

Wow… Rick’s got an incredibly interesting post regarding Albert Lai’s comments in a recent Canadian Business magazine article "The Venture Gap". So what is it in the article that turns Rick into "Cranky Rick"? Albert’s comment: "As a purely business decision, you’d be an idiot to start a company in Canada, he says, unless you…