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  • Blog Post: Template of the week: Game starter kit with high score table

    This game starter kit contains everything you need to get started game programming for Windows 8 including online high scores with Windows Azure. You can find more templates here . This HTML and JavaScript game template kit comes with an example game you can modify and play with. The code is all in one...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile services help students build professional apps

    Ever wanted to develop a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app which reads and writes data from a database? It just got a lot easier. You want to build an app, a really good app. Depending on the type of app you want to build, you may need your app to access a database. Normally, when you want to create an...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 is here – Canada let’s get coding!

    The categories in Imagine Cup are more flexible than ever! Taking a project course? Building a game? Got a good business idea? Your code could take you to world finals in St. Petersburg Russia! They just announced the rules and competitions for Imagine Cup 2013 and this is the year to enter! We’re still...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 + Azure Events makes for better apps!

    In addition to the Windows 8 events coming up, we’ve got a couple of great Azure workshops coming up as well! Adding Azure to your Windows 8 app can take it to the next level. Jump to Event listing Windows 8 provides a great opportunity for developers, and last week I talked about the app excellence...
  • Blog Post: I’ll have some Cloud with a coffee please!

    So what is that cloud thing? 42Spikes has this great picture of it: This is a metal container filled with interconnected servers and cooling systems. Not very puffy, I should say. Now that we know what it looks like, we can learn why we should use it. If you’ve had a chance to watch...
  • Blog Post: Social gaming in the cloud!

    Are you a social media geek and a gaming freak? If so, then it’s time you create your own social game in the cloud with Azure. To make it easier for you to get started, the Windows Azure team has a treat for you. The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games includes everything you need to create your own...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Lead from Fersh

    Yesterday, I posted my first of several interviews with Canadian developers who are working with Windows Azure on the Canadian Developer Connection . I thought I would share the interview with you as well since it was with a digital media start-up company run by students out of the Ryerson Digital Media...
  • Blog Post: Get free tools from DreamSpark

    Did you know that as a student, you have access to lots of freebies on http://www.dreamspark.com/ ? Need more development power than Visual Studio 2010 Express can offer? Want to get access to the full Microsoft Expression Studio suite? DreamSpark is the solution! DreamSpark provides students with various...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Windows Azure for Your Next App Idea

    If you’re not already using Windows Azure somehow in your applications, I’m sure you’ve been hearing more and more about how Windows Azure can help you build applications faster by focusing on development and not infrastructure or how it can help you respond faster to customer needs by having infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Kitchener

    AzureFest is coming to Kitchener! ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2011/05/23/just-confirmed-azurefest-kitchener.aspx ) Why should you care? Well let’s face it, as students we don’t like to attend long and boring lectures. We prefer to get straight to business and get our hands dirty. AzureFest...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and Lab Webinar

    Cloud Computing is one of the most talked about buzz words these days. But what is it? What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud platform that allows you to build and deploy highly available and scalable apps using .NET (or Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby). As a student, why do I need to...
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