Dear blog, it’s been a while since my last post

January 16, 2012

If you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to in the last couple of weeks, and if you are still waiting anxiously for my next post about WCF 4.5, fear not, I’m here, I’m alive, and I’m still kicking.

It’s been quite a rough month, as I have been occupied knee deep in home renovations. If you’ve ever dealt with contractors, technicians, and handyman, you know the type of frustration I’m talking about.

Between re-tiling my floors, replacing my kitchen cabinets, and re-painting my entire home, I also managed to find the time to deliver some courses on Windows Azure, IIS, Advanced WCF, Windows HPC Server, AppFabric Cache, and PowerShell.

2012 is going to be very productive year – this year is going to be a lot about the new releases of .NET 4.5, VS11, and Windows Server 8. I’m guessing you’ll see many more posts about the new features of WCF 4.5 (soon to come – a new post about the new streaming features of WCF 4.5 over IIS), .NET 4.5, and VS11.

I’m also continuing my voyage with BigData solutions which I’ve started last year with my work on the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, and the new HPC labs we’ve created in Sela for the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. This year is mostly going to be about Hadoop on Azure, so expect new labs and demos soon on the WAP TK (Windows Azure Platform Training Kit).

This year I will continue to manage the Israeli Web Developer Community (WDCIL) along with Gal Kogman, and in a couple of days I will also start to moderate the WebDev IL MSDN forum with Sholomo Goldberg, AKA the DotNet Rabbi.

I’m also continuing my speaking engagements this year, which ended last year with my sessions at VSLive Redmond and MCT Summit in October and VSLive Orlando in December. Other than my usual appearances at Sela’s SDP conferences in Israel, I will also be speaking this April in the Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) in Bangalore (India of course), and hopefully in additional conferences in Europe and the US (more information to come in the next couple of weeks).

So check out for my posts, my tweets, my courses, and my speaking engagements, and don’t forget – if you need me, just turn on the bat signal, and I’ll come to your rescue, just kidding – you can always contact me through my blog, my tweeter account, or send me an email, and I’ll do my best to answer you promptly.

Happy new year to y’all, enjoy the new leap year, and hopefully we’ll still be here to see 2013.

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