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Fancy a job in the Microsoft UK ISV technical team?
If you are: a senior technologist (Application Architect, Senior Developer or similar) with strong experience in developing solutions using the Windows platform (Visual Studio, SQL Server, IIS etc) fancy working for Microsoft UK and are not put off by these pictures of my team (and it is before 1st May 2011) then I would highly recommend you check out the job posting for two positions as Architect Evangelists in my team. My personal ideal “new colleague” would also: Enjoy online FPS gaming and be ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:39 PM

Two UK centric LinkedIn discussion groups you really should join
If you are: Involved in developing software products (aka an Independent Software Vendor) or Considering a “move to the cloud” or both! Then you should consider joining one or both of these Microsoft UK created LinkedIn groups intended to foster discussion amongst your peers in the industry. Both groups are fairly new but growing and there is already some great discussion happening on them. UKISVDEV - Developers, Software Architects and CTOs in UK ISVs This group is for UK based developers, software ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:32 AM

UK hosted Twitter Q&A on Cloud–12pm to 1pm on Friday 15th April

[These days I’m mainly active on my teams blog – but I will highlight the best over here]

Tomorrow there is a Twitter Q&A session from 12pm-1pm. A team of Microsoft experts (alas minus me as I'm on holiday) will be taking over the UK TechNet Twitter handle @ASKTechNetUK to answer your queries. More info on the team blog.

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:21 AM

Article on preparing for the Cloud
[These days I’m mainly active on my teams blog – but I will highlight the best over here] A great article by Ulf Avrin to help companies prepare for a move to the Cloud. Read the full article Introduction Cloud services is definitely passed the hype stage and into the mass adoption stage of the technology life cycle. Therefore an ISV must understand what Cloud means for them, in every aspect of their business. And the changes are not small! There are threats, and change management might be difficult, ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:15 AM

Five on-demand Webinars to help ISVs navigate the business changes involved in moving to the Cloud
[These days I’m mainly active on my teams blog – but I will highlight the best over here] This webinar series is designed for traditional on-premise ISVs navigating the internal business changes necessary to be successful in the cloud with SaaS applications. They provide best practices, key metrics, and examples from ISVs already using the Windows Azure Platform. Each is accompanied by recommendations for further reading. Find out more ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:10 AM

FREE Bing Developer event at Tech Days in London on May 26th
My colleagues in the UK Bing team are running an event at Tech Days for the first time. The intention is to cover the latest on Bing and Bing Maps APIs, providing a great update on how the tools can be used, and showing examples of some new and powerful applications. The event has some great speakers from the UK and from Microsoft Corporation – all of whom are experts in their field. We will be covering the Bing design philosophy, the Bing API, our Webmasters Kit for Search Engine Optimisation and ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:32 PM

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Bindi forwarded on this picture of me “talking Azure” at the Biztalk event we held in London on the 25th of March. Made me chuckle :) David and I had a great time with the afternoon session – which ended up pretty much a two hour Q&A. Related Links: Tell us what you are doing (or plan to do) with Windows Azure on the Microsoft Platform Ready site and in return get free technical help and more ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:13 PM

Fancy some 1-2-1 time on Windows Phone 7? Three FREE workshops, next on Saturday 2nd April
My colleagues have put together a series of Saturday hands on workshops for Windows Phone 7 development in the UK. MVPs and Microsoft Evangelists will be helping you with such topics as Tombstoning, Databinding, Startup performance, Designing with Expression Blend, Data storage and pretty much anything else you can think of. If I was free – I would attend. It might take my first Phone 7 application to a new level! Click through to register for your preferred workshop. Saturday 2nd April – London ......

Posted On Friday, April 1, 2011 1:31 PM

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