Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

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October, 2013

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Free Windows Azure Developer Camps in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in November


    Join a Windows Azure Developer Camp and leave with code running in the cloud

    This is a free Windows Azure Instructor led Workshop where you roll up your sleeves and get hands-on with the latest Windows Azure services, development tools and technologies. 

    Day One will start with the basics and Day Two will build on to more advanced topics, featuring instructor led hands-on labs for; Windows Azure Web Sites, Mobile Services, Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and many others.

    City Dates Registration Link
    Sydney 7-8 November 2013 Sydney Registration
    Brisbane 11-12 November 2013 Brisbane Registration
    Melbourne 14-15 November 2013 Melbourne Registration
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Great Windows Phone 8 Code Sample Hub


    As a developer, I’m always on the lookout for sample code showing me good ways to do things I need to do. Finding that code is sometimes problematic, but there’s a great hub put together by Windows Phone evangelist Matthias Shapiro.

    Check out the Interactive Windows Phone 8 Samples Browser

    Mathias also has a great post listing his 10 favourite samples.

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Windows Phone 8 Update 3 Announced plus Windows Phone Preview for Developers


    We just announced that Windows Phone 8 Update 3 is coming. The full feature list is in the post, but in summary:

    • Support for bigger, higher-resolution screens
    • More powerful hardware
    • Driving mode
    • Internet Sharing improvements
    • Lots more, including the thing that’s going to bring cries of joy in my house, screen location lock!

    At the bottom of the Windows Phone 8 Update announcement, there’s a very exciting announcement for Windows Phone developers, we’ve also announced a Preview Program for developers.

    In summary, if you have a developer-unlocked phone you will be able to install the update early. You need to visit the Windows Phone Preview for Developers page. This page goes through everything you need to know about the preview program. Once you accept the terms and conditions, you can download the Windows Phone Preview for Developers app, which installs from the Windows Phone Store directly onto your phone and allows you to opt your phone in to receive updates. Then you can head over to your phone’s Phone update setting app and get your update on.

  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Free Nokia Design/Developer Workshops in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne


    Nokia are running Design/Developer camps in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

    The Sydney event is on this Friday/Saturday 18/19 October.

    Perth is 25/26 October and Melbourne 1/2 November. These look like great sessions, delivered by experts Shane Morris and Nick Randolph, in conjunction with Nokia’s Vaughan Knight. Full agenda and details are on the sign up page.

    From the sign up page:

    We are holding a free 2 day event for developers and designers to level up their skills with help from industry experts Shane Morris and Nick Randolph.  The event will cater to new comers and veterans alike, covering both designing and developing for Windows Phone.  With fantastic new devices such as the Nokia Lumia 1020, and growing market share globally, it's time to level up your modern design skills.

    Sign up here:




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