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The Marriage of Cloud and Mobility

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Anybody that follows me or my blog knows that I’m a huge proponent of using a cloud platforms such as Windows Azure to power new mobility applications.  Windows Azure offers so many great features that it seems silly to me

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Detroit Day of Azure – Presentations

On Saturday (3/24/2012) I was honored to be a speaker at Day of Azure in Detroit.  The community in the Heartland is amazing!  The event sold out!!  It is great to see 144 passionate people attend a daylong event to

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MSDN Webcast: Windows Azure Office Hours, featuring Mike Benkovich

Last Friday I had the pleasure of joining Mike Benkovich for his weekly Windows Azure Office Hours webcast.  Windows Azure Office Hours is a webcast where Mike interviews a Windows Azure expert and also answers questions posted to the site (before

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Your Apportunity: Windows Phone + Windows Azure

It’s the last few weeks of the year.  Hopefully those “death march” projects are finally over.  It’s time to lay off the Mt. Dew, at least a little, and spend some relaxing, learning, and finally do those fun side projects

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Go Mango!

It’s no secret, I love my Windows Phone 7 phone!  I dumped my (and my wife’s) iPhones about a year ago now in favor of the new Windows Phone 7 (Samsung Focus).  I haven’t regretted that decision once.  Now, with

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Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7 Firestarter

On Saturday, August 13th I will be speaking at the Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7 Firestarter in Columbus, OH.  The firestarter is an all day event designed to give developers a jumpstart on creating exciting Windows Phone 7 applications

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Update to Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

Today Microsoft is releasing the third update to the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. This is the third update in less than 2 months! It is great to see the teams moving so quickly to get new updates

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  • FINALLY boarded #UA1650. Sooo close . . . We may leave Chicago yet! This is going to be my sleep tonight. 17 hours ago
  • If you're curious as to what ORD looks like at 2am, here you have it. #UA1650 http://t.co/FhQ4FeVs9F 18 hours ago
  • At this point in going to get to Seattle just in time to go to the first session. Who needs sleep? Bring on the Starbucks! 18 hours ago
  • Awesome - previous @united flight had vomit & not cleaned appropriately in Houston. ORD crew now trying to clean & make safe. #UA1650 18 hours ago
  • Seriously, @united? Now #UA1650 departs ORD at 1:40am Central. At this point I'm losing confidence this flight will go tonight. :( 21 hours ago
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