I feel like Alex Russo in that episode of “Wizards of Waverly place” talking about the lame DJ who made that song “wiki-wiki-pedia!” but no, this is not only NOT LAME, it’s complete rock star, and champion some might say! (I might say!)
So, what’s the big deal about the TechNet Wiki? I mean, we have other Wiki’s out there right? so obviously it must be the same! (it is not!)
Cool Features in the TechNet Wiki Beta!
- The ability to create content that you feel really need to exist when it doesn’t
- The ability to SEARCH for CONTENT (indexed in your favorite search engine without login… so no need to login/etc) and thus determine whether you need to create new content
- Integration with your LiveID so there’s no need to manage and maintain yet ANOTHER acct in order to do things – That’s something you can write home about!
- Forums! Forums! Forums! (Yea, that feature has existed… but it’s EASY to get to using this vehicle!)
And I’m sure there are other reasons to use it, but if there is one thing I can encourage you to do now, instead of waiting for it… Just go Check it out!
Do it! (Do It! :)) It may be something helpful which will change your life, and if not.. at least you can feel well knowing that Microsoft has adopted a Wiki architecture to enable you (the community) to express and move forward with doing things! :)
So, get out there and wiki-wiki your wiki on!
Tags: Collaboration, Education, Microsoft, TechNet, Wiki
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You may remember me talking about two other programs that Microsoft has offered up in the past – BizSpark for Startup Businesses, and DreamSpark for for Education; Now let me deliver to you (Yes I know this was launched in September, but the marketing machine is oblivious to many of us, myself included ;)) So, introducing WebSite Spark!
So, what exactly is WebSiteSpark?
Visibility, support and software for professional Web Developers and Designers – at no upfront cost!*
Does your company have 10 or fewer employees?
Receive Windows Web Server and SQL Server Web Edition at no cost to host new websites. Learn More
What does this mean for you?
If you are a developer, designer or more and you need to take your business to a new level leveraging all that is the wonder of Microsoft technologies this gives you all of the tools to get your business off the ground with visibility in the internets! Check it out!
Do you provide services, support and hosting to businesses that develop web sites and applications? Sign up here
*A one-time $100 Program Offering Fee is due upon exit or at the end of the 3 year term.
Tags: BizSpark, Developer, DreamSpark, Microsoft, WebSiteSpark
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That’s right! If I ran into you (Hey Developers!) at TechEd I likely harassed you about this contest running from new CloudApp() !
While I am in no way affiliated with newCloudApp() I for one like to see people use their talents to win cold hard cash! Oh, and have some fun in the process! So what is the plan?
What Is It?
new CloudApp() is a US-based developer challenge for .NET & PHP developers creating cloud applications or services (hereafter “application”) on the Azure™ Services Platform. Have your application judged by industry leadersOm Malik and Michael Cote and share your cloud coding skills with other developers. Grand Prize Winners will be announced at Structure 09 and featured on azure.com.
- April 30: Contest Open
- June 18:Submission deadline
- June 19:Community voting starts
- June 25:.NET & PHP category winners announced @ Structure 09
- June 29:Community voting ends
- June 30:Community winner announced
What Could I Win?*
Winning submissions will:
- Be featured on www.azure.com as well as at major Microsoft events
- Be featured in a video interview on Channel 9
- Be announced at Structure 09
- Receive cash ($):
- NET App Category winner: $5,000 VISA gift card
- PHP App Category winner: $5,000 VISA gift card
- Community winner: $2,500 VISA gift card
So, seriously, step up! If you’ve never written an app for the Cloud before, now is the time when there is money on the table! MONEY ON THE TABLE? WHERE, SIGNZ ME UPS! err… Damn lolcatz! But seriously.. if this is your bag, as it were, no better time than the present for peer acceptance and pocketbook love! Check it out, and doooo it! :)
Tags: Azure, Cloud, Cloudapp, Contest, Money, newCloudApp()
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Every now and then the discussion comes up “Where do I find ‘x’ people on twitter?” I usually resort to random google searches, sometimes finding what I’m looking for, sometimes not quite so much! So here is my repository for you, me and my cat to find people easier.
NetApp Folks are Twittering!
Storage Folks Are Twittering
Virtual Twits including a script which will auto-add them for you!
PowerShell Twitterers, including a script which will auto-add them for you!
C Level Tweeters
December: Newspapers that use Twitter (Thousands of accts on Twitter!)
60 New York Times profiles on Twitter
UK journalists on Twitter
USGovernment on Twitter
And that’s all I have for a repository right now – if you have a list which should be added here, or you think I should include some specific grouping, make it known :)
Tags: Who's on Twitter?
Posted in .NET, ASP, Baltimization, Blog, Christopher Kusek, General, Informational, Microsoft, NetApp, Storage, Technology, Twitter, Virtualization | Comments (0)