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The Road to Windows 8 - NEW YORK CITY!

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by Markus Egger When: April 30, 2012, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where: Microsoft Corporation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10104 A free, unbiased look at the current and future... This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more!

Event: Get hands experience on with Windows 8 Camps in May

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As we kick off our UK Tech.Days Windows 8 tour around the country, we are excited to announced the dates and times of the Windows 8 Camps. If you are ready to start coding on Windows 8, this is the opportunity for you. The Windows 8 Camp is a hands on day of exercises where you bring your own laptop and write your first Windows 8 code. We have hands-on labs for you to work through with help from our instructors. London, Wednesday 9th May 2012 – Register here London, Thursday 10th May 2012 – Register here London, Thursday
17th May 2012 – Register here Birmingham, Monday 21st May 2012 – Register here Manchester, Wednesday 23 May 2012 – Coming Soon Edinburgh, Friday 25th May 2012 – Coming Soon See our UK Tech.Days website to see all of the dates and further information.
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Abstracting MapReduce with HIVE and Pig (Note from March 2012 Boston Azure Meetings) « Coding Out Loud

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Abstracting MapReduce with HIVE and Pig (Note from March 2012 Boston Azure Meetings) « Coding Out Loud:

My talk was the opening act. I extended on my Hadoop on Azure talk from February and climbed up the stack to talk about HIVE and Pig which generate MapReduce under the hood. I only used a few slides in the talk, but they have some useful references, and are available here: Hadoop-BostonAzure-29-Mar-2012.

101 of the Greatest Insights and Actions for Work and Life

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I put together a collection of several of my greatest “ah-has” that have served me in work and life: 101 of the Greatest Insights and Actions for Work and Life It’s no ordinary collection of insight.   I attempted to capture things you can use everyday, and apply for the rest of your life.  For example, have you ever wondered if there’s a way to really defeat procrastination?   Is will power something you are just born with or can you develop it?   When you are motivating yourself, should you focus on what you’ve
already done, or should you focus on what’s left to do? This collection covers various topics including communication skills, personal development, mind skills, motivation skills, and more.   I paid special attention to things that can trip us up on a daily basis.   For example, one of traps of the mind is the “I knew it all along” phenomenon”, which is also known as “hindsight bias” (and I like to call it 20/20 hindsight.)    To make the collection easy to use, I tried to do two things: 1) Provide the name of the insight or technique, and 2) ...(Read whole news on source site)