responsiveX to Host Chicago’s Global Windows Azure Bootcamp

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp will take place March 29th with a new location added in Chicago. Attendees will receive free, immersive Windows Azure training.

CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 29, 2014 — Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (GWAB) added a new location in Chicago to their 90+ event locations worldwide. The new event in Chicago will be hosted by leading technology consultancy responsiveX, while being held in Microsoft’s Midwest District Offices on March 29th. Global Windows Azure Bootcamp will feature a full day of free Windows Azure training presented by responsiveX. Data collected by this world wide event will be pooled towards research.

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp will offer developers and technology directors a free deep dive into the world of Windows Azure to bring them up to speed on developing modern cloud apps on the Windows Azure platform. All of the 90+ GWAB locations will follow a similar format, including free hands on labs with Windows Azure. With such a large number of locations around the globe, GWAB will be able to reach a large user base with the same great training.

The large number of event locations simultaneously occurring also means Global Windows Azure Bootcamp will be generating massive amounts of data from event attendees participating in the labs. GWAB will be donating that data farm towards research to further develop and improve cloud computing.

responsiveX Founder and CEO Eric D. Boyd will be heading up the Chicago location for the Windows Azure training. Boyd grew up working with technology and has been a huge supporter of Windows Azure. In 2012 he was honored with a Windows Azure MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award by Microsoft.

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp was started in 2013 by several user groups seeking to provide free, fun and immersive Windows Azure training. The first GWAB event, which took place last year, was a huge success leading to the follow up and second annual GWAB event this year.

Those interested in registering for the Chicago location can visit

You can learn more about Global Windows Azure Bootcamp and different locations around the world at

You can also join in the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #GWAB

Eric D. Boyd Talks Windows Azure at Microsoft’s Cloud OS Launch Event

Chicago, IL, September, 19, 2012 — On September 20th, Microsoft will host a Cloud OS launch event at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois. Microsoft’s Cloud OS Signature events are happening in multiple cities across the country to provide technology executives, developers and IT professional’s insight into the Microsoft Cloud platform and access to resources to help get started with the Cloud. Eric D. Boyd, Founder and CEO of Chicago-based management and technology consultancy, responsiveX, will join a group of cloud and technology experts to present the Microsoft Cloud OS and what it means for software developers, IT professionals and technology executives.

Microsoft has added many new features and capabilities to its popular Server and Cloud platforms, while making it easier than ever for software developers to build great applications. Over the day, Eric along with other speakers will be presenting some of the new capabilities that have been recently introduced into Windows Azure. “Microsoft is evolving and improving their products and services more often than ever and this continuous innovation is helping businesses and technology professionals create more robust systems, better user experiences, and reduce costs.” Eric said.

The Cloud has become a very important topic in business and technology conversations, and Microsoft has invested lots innovating and developing their Cloud platforms and development tools. “As businesses are demanding faster innovation and results, the agility gains enabled by the Cloud are essential.” said Eric. “Today, Cloud is new for lots of folks, but going forward, it will be like the Web is today. Cloud will be expected, the way, and not just another option. We will see businesses use Cloud platforms both on-premise in their private cloud and outside of their data center in public cloud platforms like Windows Azure.”

For more information about the Cloud OS Signature event in Oak Brook, or to find events in other cities near you, visit

Microsoft Invites responsiveX to the Windows Azure Circle Partnership

Chicago, IL, August 31, 2012 — responsiveX is excited to announce that they have recently been named a Microsoft Windows Azure Circle Partner. Only a small number of Microsoft Partners worldwide have been named Windows Azure Circle Partner’s and responsiveX is honored to be among that elite group of Microsoft Partners. Windows Azure Circle Partners are those who have a commitment to and focus on cloud computing. They must also have a proven history of outstanding service and performance helping customers adopt and develop applications using Microsoft’s Public Cloud platform, Windows Azure.

The Windows Azure Circle program is close to a year old, and was created to help Microsoft customers identify the most experienced and qualified Microsoft Partners in the field of cloud computing when needing consulting and development services. responsiveX has offices in Chicago, IL, Oak Brook, IL and Milwaukee, WI and helps customers with some of the largest, broadest and uniquely challenging Windows Azure implementations in the world. “At responsiveX, the Cloud is second nature for us. We have zero on-premise servers. We try to do everything using Cloud services, including our back-end accounting systems, CRM, HR and recruiting, collaboration and even our phone system,” says Eric D. Boyd, Founder and CEO of responsiveX. “This gives us more time to focus on growing our business, because we spend less time managing infrastructure and plumbing. We love to help customers achieve the same benefits we experience using Cloud platforms like Windows Azure.”

responsiveX was selected as a Windows Azure Circle Partner after demonstrating deep technical expertise in cloud computing and Windows Azure along with their commitment to serving customers and leading innovation through the use of cloud technologies. Windows Azure Circle Partners are able to boost their abilities to provide outstanding customer service through special Microsoft resources, promotions and enhanced training and support. responsiveX is excited to be a Windows Azure Circle Partner and be able to provide additional services and offerings that help customers benefit from the cloud. For more information about responsiveX and the services they provide, please visit

Eric D. Boyd Invited to Present on Emerging Development Technologies at This Year’s Heartland Developer Conference

CHICAGO, IL, August 29, 2012 — September 5th-7th will mark Omaha Nebraska’s ninth annual Heartland Developer Conference (HDC) and Eric D. Boyd, Founder and CEO of responsiveX, will be presenting on developing HTML5 applications in the Cloud. Eric’s HTML5+Cloud Hands-on-Lab sold out quickly, and as a result, he will also present an abbreviated one-hour breakout session on Thursday, September 6th at 10:15am for those who could not attend the Hands-on-Lab.

HTML5 is an emerging technology with growing adoption and support. At the end of last year, Strategy Analytics predicted by 2013, worldwide sales of HTML5-enabled mobile devices will reach a billion units, which will triple the 2011 count of 336 million devices. “With the increasing adoption of HTML5 in the browser, the growing number of HTML5 enabled mobile devices and the organizational pressure to increase agility, HTML5 and Cloud Computing are two very important innovations for today’s software developers.” Eric said. “HTML5 is not only significant in the browser, but it is gaining momentum for native app development too using tools like PhoneGap and even vendor supported app development with Microsoft’s Windows 8.”

HDC started as a one day event in Des Moines, Iowa back in 2003 with only 100 attendees. Last year, HDC grew to over 600 attendees and is expecting similar attendance this year. HDC is a quality event that is on par with the most prestigious events in the tech industry. “I’m honored to have been invited to present at this year’s Heartland Developer Conference” said Eric. “HDC is one of the leading software development conferences in the Midwest and I’m excited to share my knowledge and experiences on developing HTML5 and Cloud apps with this year’s attendees.”

Along with Eric’s Hands-on-Lab and breakout session, there are a number of other HTML5, Cloud, Web and Mobile development sessions, including Friday’s opening keynote with Joe Stagner. For more information about Heartland Developer Conference and to register, visit To learn more about responsiveX and Eric D. Boyd, you can visit or Eric’s blog at

About HDC
Heartland Developer Conference (HDC) was founded in 2003 with the primary purpose of providing the Midwest software development community a world class professional event, locally, and for a reasonable cost. HDC12 is taking place September 5th-7th at the award winning Embassy Suites Papillion LaVista Conference Center in Southwest Omaha, Nebraska. HDC12 consists of eight hands-on-labs, daily keynotes, 40 breakout sessions and multiple networking events. For more information and to register for HDC12, please visit

Eric D. Boyd Hosts Expert Cloud Panel at CloudDevelop 2012

CHICAGO, IL, July 31, 2012 — On Friday, August 3rd in Columbus Ohio, Eric D. Boyd will help answer your tough and challenging questions on cloud computing. Eric will moderate a lunchtime panel at CloudDevelop 2012, with some of the industry’s leading cloud computing experts. The panel is made up of public and private cloud experts, as well as authorities on the non-technical, business-related challenges that become a factor when moving to the cloud. The expert panelists are excited to provide their perspective and insight from real-world experiences for the CloudDevelop attendees.

CloudDevelop is one of the Midwest’s premier conferences for cloud technologies and application development. CloudDevelop has lined-up more than twenty highly knowledgeable and experienced cloud computing leaders in the tech industry to speak and present on a range of cloud computing topics. “There are lots of exciting ideas percolating in the market – driving innovation forward.  The velocity of change in the cloud is dramatically faster than traditional platforms. In many ways, cloud computing is still a maturing market.” says Michael Collier, founder of CloudDevelop. “The wide mix of cloud computing professionals at CloudDevelop provides all attendees an excellent opportunity to share and learn from each other.

In addition to hosting the panel, Eric is also one of the event organizers and is excited to have a conference like CloudDevelop in the Midwest. “I’m passionate about cloud computing and the benefits it provides for both small startups and large enterprise companies. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion around cloud computing for decision makers, IT professionals and application developers.” Eric said, “Conferences like CloudDevelop provide a forum to learn more about cloud computing and get answers to questions. I’m excited to have been involved in bringing CloudDevelop to the Midwest.”

CloudDevelop 2012 will be held Friday, August 3rd in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State University’s Ohio Union. Many industry experts will be at CloudDevelop presenting and will be available to answer questions. For more information about attending CloudDevelop, the sessions or speakers, visit

About Eric D. Boyd
Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Windows Azure MVP, and a regular speaker at national conferences, regional code camps and local user groups. He is so passionate about apps and cloud services that he founded responsiveX, a management and technology consultancy that helps customers create great web, mobile and client experiences, often enabled by cloud services. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, technology executive and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at and on twitter at

responsiveX Founder Eric D. Boyd Receives Microsoft MVP Award

Eric D. Boyd Awarded Microsoft’s Prestigious MVP Award for His Contributions and Industry Leadership in Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Windows Azure.

CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2012 — responsiveX, a Chicago-based management and technology consultancy, announced today that Eric D. Boyd, Founder and CEO of responsiveX, was awarded Microsoft’s prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. Microsoft MVP awards are given to the industry’s top technology professionals who actively share their expert knowledge, real world expertise and technical skills with others. Eric joins 13 other Windows Azure MVPs in the United States, and is currently the only Windows Azure MVP located in Microsoft’s Midwest District, which includes Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

MVPs are nominated by fellow technical community members, current and former MVPs, and Microsoft employees who take note of their industry leadership. Nominees undergo a rigorous, formal review process and the review panel considers the quality, quantity and impact of each nominee’s contributions over the past twelve months. When not consulting for some of the world’s largest Fortune 1000 companies and recognized household brands, Eric can often be found giving back to the technical community by speaking at conferences and leading discussions on cloud computing, Windows Azure, mobile and web development, software architecture and entrepreneurship.

“I am truly honored to receive this MVP award. I have been working with Windows Azure since the first announcement at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in September of 2008,” says Boyd “I am passionate about cloud computing and Windows Azure which is why I spend many evenings and weekends helping others learn about Windows Azure and other Microsoft technologies.”

Eric was part of a select group of 121 new MVPs announced in April. While there are more than 100 million members of the technical community worldwide, only 4,000 of those are awarded Microsoft MVPs each year. MVPs come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Collectively, Microsoft MVPs answer more than 10 million questions on Microsoft products annually. The exclusive MVP community is invited by Microsoft to collaborate directly with Microsoft product teams and provide feedback from their real world experiences to help shape future Microsoft products and services.

About Eric D. Boyd
Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Windows Azure MVP, and a regular speaker at national conferences, regional code camps and local user groups. He is so passionate about apps and cloud services that he founded responsiveX, a management and technology consultancy that helps customers create great web, mobile and client experiences, often enabled by cloud services. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, technology executive and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at and on twitter at

responsiveX Continues Midwest Growth

This Expansion Adds New Offices in Milwaukee, WI and Oak Brook, IL,
New Employees and Planned Growth over the Next 12 Months

CHICAGO, IL, June 14, 2012 — As responsiveX increases momentum across the Midwest, they are finding it necessary to expand and add new offices. The company is based in Chicago, IL, and provides management and technology consulting for customers with an emphasis on creating great web, mobile and client app experiences. Today, these types of apps are often powered by cloud services like Microsoft’s Windows Azure and responsiveX provides expert guidance for customers wanting to incorporate various cloud vendors and platforms.

This expansion adds two new locations, one in downtown Milwaukee, WI located in Suite 1800 on 250 East Wisconsin Avenue, and the second in the western Chicago suburb of Oak Brook in Suite 500 at 700 Commerce Drive. Along with the office expansion, responsiveX welcomed a new team member, Nathaniel Clark who is based out of the Oak Brook, IL office.

responsiveX was founded only a couple of months ago by Eric D. Boyd and he is excited about the latest expansion, as it marks continued growth and success for the company. “We are growing and adding locations and consultants where we are experiencing growth to provide our customers with responsive service and local talent.” Boyd says concerning the expansion. “Over the next 12 months we plan to add consulting and software development talent to our team at a rapid rate and these new locations are laying the foundation for our growth.”

For additional information about responsiveX or to get more information about their growth and current job opportunities, visit their web site at

Cloud Guru Eric D. Boyd Launches New Consultancy

Chicago, IL March 27, 2012 – Cloud Computing guru, Eric D. Boyd, launches responsiveX, a new management and technology consultancy based in Chicago, IL. responsiveX exists to help clients create great web, mobile and client experiences, often enabled by cloud services. With a strong focus on user experience, innovation and emerging platforms, responsiveX clients get a strategic partner to help guide today’s development efforts while preparing for tomorrow’s innovation.

“There are many professional services firms that provide software development, but very few are focused on delivering great customer experiences with the overall goal in mind,” explains founder and CEO, Eric D. Boyd. “Most firms contribute great technical talent to a project, but lack the strategic thinking and results-oriented view that responsiveX provides.”

responsiveX brings business experience, tech industry expertise and thought leadership to customers when developing tech-enabled products and services. “Our goal is to help customers solidify the vision for their tech-enabled initiatives and provide them with outstanding consultants and technology experts to deliver great experiences for their customers,” says Boyd.