I’m speaking at Cloud & Virtualization Live!, Dec. 10-14 in Orlando – will you be there?

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I’ll be speaking at a brand new cloud & virtualization conference for IT professionals, systems administrators, developers and consultants – Cloud & Virtualization Live!, December 10-14 in Orlando, FL. http://bit.ly/CVSPEAK25 I’ll be presenting the following sessions: · Developing Mobile Solutions with Azure and Windows Phone · Pushing Data to and from the Cloud with SQL Azure Data Sync This event will have something for everyone, and will provide intelligent training on the real-world applicability of today’s cloud and virtualization technologies.  … Read More

I need to give back more than I am taking

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I was having breakfast with my great friend Patrick Foley catching up after a few weeks between our “weekly” meal. Patrick always brings something to me regarding work, career and/or life. We discussed a lot of things but one thing stuck with me. I will reference his blog post here but his message is to give more than you take. That means everything… Your spouse/partner Your kids Your family Your job Your career (see how I separated it from your … Read More

Found a nice way to collaborate with others: OnTheAir.com

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Last week after chatting with Kevin Miller from OnTheAir.com through my OHours.com Friday times, I tried out OnTheAir’s service for having online conversations with other people. Now this service is pretty new and they are working out the blemishes and features but I see this as a great way to stay connected with others online and also a way to meet new people that want to have new conversations with you. Also you can augment other services you use like … Read More

I will be speaking at ThatConference August 13-15, 2012

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I am taking some time off this summer to spend time with my family and do some writing. My return to the community will happen in August at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells for the first ThatConference conference. I am very excited because I am speaking on some great topics and looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones. I am also going to be bringing the podcasting equipment and doing some interviews for Deep Fried Bytes. … Read More

Book Review: Entity Framework 4.1: Expert’s Cookbook

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I recently read through a new book covering the Entity Framework version 4.1 called Entity Framework 4.1: Expert’s Cookbook by my friend Tim Rayburn and Devlin Liles. The book is more of a guide through EF and expects the reader to have some knowledge of EF to begin. Having quite a bit of EF knowledge I found the book to give advanced .NET developers quite a bit of insight into the great data framework from Microsoft. The book is very … Read More

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