Welcome to Windows 8


I’m very excited about the talk I’m giving at Microsoft Cambridge at the Boston Tech Meetup called “Welcome to Windows 8” on Monday, January 16, 2012, where I’ll be talking about installing the pre-beta developer preview. I’ll also be talking about developing Metro style Windows 8 apps and customizing the developer preview. This is a…

What do Mobile Apps and the Cloud Dev Platforms have in common?


Currently, applications written for mobile apps use a different methodology than highly scalable internet applications.  Of course, many of the popular mobile apps these days have a cloud service component to them.  But from a software development design, thinking about the small space and how to take advantage of the handheld device and processing power…

Ozzie anounces Microsoft Windows Azure


At the PDC 2008 keynote a few minutes ago, Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, anounced the CTP of a new platform that takes the Windows brand: Windows Azure.  Here are some links:   http://www.microsoft.com/azure/   http://blogs.msdn.com/cloud/archive/2008/10/27/bookmarks-windows-azure.aspx   http://www.fansoftech.com/2008/10/27/windows-azure-microsofts-cloud-os/   http://virtualization.com/interviews-interview-talk/2008/03/10/microsofts-ray-ozzie-on-cloud-utility-computing/   Basically Windows Azure is a new operating system running in the "cloud". …