# Thursday, 14 June 2012

Here is a video of Michael Collier's "The Hybrid Windows Azure Application" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:43:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Here is a video of Joe Kunk "Windows Azure Data Marketplace" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:29:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Here is a video of John Ferringer's "Office 365" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 15:28:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Monday, 11 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012 15:26:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Sunday, 10 June 2012

Here is a video of Jennifer Marsman's "Writing Your First Azure App" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Sunday, 10 June 2012 16:26:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Saturday, 09 June 2012

Here is a video of Jennifer Marsman's "Azure 101" presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Saturday, 09 June 2012 19:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Friday, 08 June 2012

Here is a recording of Brent Stineman’s keynote presentation at the 2012 Detroit Day of Azure.

Azure | Video
Friday, 08 June 2012 17:55:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

I published some of these links last month, but Microsoft has released links for even more free stuff. Check out the cool stuff by clicking the links below.

Friday, 08 June 2012 13:28:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 07 June 2012

Next week, I will attend my first Tech Ed conference. I don't really know what to expect. Although I attend a lot of conferences, the great majority are small to medium community-run conferences. Larger conferences like this are usually out of my price range. Fortunately, I'll be doing some work for INETA at Tech Ed, so they will pick up my ticket.

I have scheduled a few things.
I will be delivering two Birds-of-a-Feather sessions: Getting Involved in my Local Developer Community: How is it a Win-Win? on Tuesday evening and Is Windows Azure a Contender for my Next Application? on Wednesday morning.
I will be working at the INETA booth, answering questions about how our organization helps user groups.
I signed up to compete in Speaker Idol, a contest in which each contestant delivers a 5-minute technical presentation. Winners of each heat advance to the final round and the grand prize winner is invited to speak at Tech Ed 2013.

I will also be working and presenting at the Community Leadership Summit the day before Tech Ed.

Looking through the web site, I see that Tech Ed offers a great many technical presentations and workshops. I hope to attend some of these. But, more importantly, I hope to have a chance to talk with a lot of smart people and add to my toolbox.

Thursday, 07 June 2012 15:50:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Once again, I have filled my summer with conferences and user groups. Here are the presentations that are confirmed.

Date Event Topic Location  
Jun 10 Community Leadership Summit Getting Others Involved: Building a Leadership Team, Recruiting Volunteers & Growing Your Membership Orlando, FL Link
Jun 12 Tech Ed North America Birds of a Feather: Is Windows Azure a Contender for my Next Application? Orlando, FL Link
Jun 13 Tech Ed North America Birds of a Feather: Getting Involved in my Local Developer Community: How is it a Win-Win? Orlando, FL Link
Jun 28 MADExpo Keynote Panel: Raising Geek Kids Hampton, VA Link
Jun 28 MADExpo Effective Data Visualization: The Ideas of Edward Tufte Hampton, VA Link
Jun 29 MADExpo Effective Data Visualization: The Ideas of Edward Tufte Hampton, VA Link
Aug 1 Ann Arbor Computing Society How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love jQuery Ann Arbor, MI Link
Aug 13-15 That Conference Overnight Campouts In The Cloud: How to use Azure Storage Wisconsin Dells, WI Link

In addition, I intend to compete at Speaker Idol at Tech Ed. This is a technical presentation contest hosted by Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin of .NET Rocks fame.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 15:27:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)