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February 2006 Entries

Radio BI

While I was in San Francisco for VSLive, I took half an hour to talk about BI with Ron Jacobs, host of ARCast, Microsoft's Internet audio podcast for software architects. The show went up online yesterday. You can read a blurb about it, and click a link to play it here:http://channel9.msdn.c... Direct links to wma- and mp3-formatted copies of the show are:http://channel9.msdn.co... ......

Non-Shameless Self-Promotion

I'll be speaking at tonight's (Monday night's) NYSIA monthly meeting: State of the High Technology Industry in the New York Region. Specifically, I will be part of the panel making its predictions for 2006. NYSIA members get in free, non-members pay $30 (email me if you'd like me to comp you), but all must register. Before the panel begins to pontificate, we will hear from John Tepper Marlin, the now retired Chief Economist of the NYC Comptroller's Office. He's a great speaker and a very smart man, ......

NYC Broadband Service Once Again a Bottleneck

Forget about Web 2.0 (really, forget it, it’s a dumb name). Bigger stuff is coming over IP (BSCoIP?). And it’s about time for cable broadband in New York City to get faster, cheaper, or both. Time Warner Cable has an excellent product and service in RoadRunner, but it’s starting to show its age. Downstream speeds run at (a theoretical maximum of) 5Mbps, with upstream speeds of only 384Kbps. RoadRunner Premium, running at 8Mbps down/512Kbps up, costs an extra $20/month. While these speeds are pretty ......

Code Camp NYC: Standing Room Only

Registration for Code Camp NYC, which we officially announced only last week, is already full! Either the Microsoft registration site is buggy (doubtful), or there is incredible pent-up demand for this kind of event in New York City, given that the Code Camp NYC’s Web site was up for only two days before the event filled up. Granted, we are limited to 150 attendees, but this is still an impressively strong response. It’s pretty clear that .NET has garnered quite a standing in New York. Wait list ......