Architecture + Strategy

Musings from David Chou - Architect, Microsoft

September, 2013

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    Free software, services, and support for entrepreneurs and independent developers

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    Do you have an idea so brilliant, it keeps you up at night? Developers & entrepreneurs, BizSpark can help.

    The Microsoft® BizSpark® program is FREE and helps your app development ideas come to life. You will have access to over 11 terabytes of software development tools, technical support; be provided connections with key industry players, and gain marketing visibility. The program also includes access to Windows Azure, a powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services. As a BizSpark member, you can also get developer accounts to the Windows Store, as well as the Windows Phone Marketplace, and more.

    Find out more about BizSpark at http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/about/. If you’d like to enroll, drop us a note at weststartups@microsoft.com and we can help make the signup process even easier. :)

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    Have a great idea for a game? Bring it to life at Game On!

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    Join us for this FREE, hands-on event and learn how to build a Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone game in record time. We'll cover everything you need to create, upload and publish an amazing game. Expert developers will outline different game frameworks and give you the tools you need to start building. They'll also explain how to add graphics, levels, and sound to base games, while sharing other cool ways to make the game your own.

    In one jam-packed day of learning and coding, turn your idea into reality – by dinner time! How awesome is that?

    • Where? Microsoft office near you.
    • Who should come? Students, first-time developers, or seasoned pros. Everyone is welcome!
    • What should I bring? Bring your own machine.
    • How do I prepare? Instructions are included in your registration confirmation.

     

    Times:

    • Registration: 8:30 AM Local Standard Time
    • Event: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM Local Standard Time

     

    Dates and locations:

     

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    Windows Azure Developer Camps 2013Q4

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    Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn critical skills that all modern developers need to know.

    Roll up your sleeves at this free, one-day, instructor-led workshop where you can learn the critical skills that all modern developers need to know. We will start with basic Microsoft Modern Platform principles and build up to more advanced topics. Instructor-led, hands-on labs will focus on:

    • Updating an App to a Modern Architecture
    • Modern Dev & Test Practices
    • Configuring and Testing a Modern Application

     

    Throughout the day, you’ll hear from local Windows Azure partner specialists and Microsoft product team members.
    We’ll talk about the best way to take advantage of modern platforms and tools, as well as how to fix the worst sins of testing. Developers of all languages are welcome!

    Be fully prepared for this hands-on day of coding by bringing your laptop and signing up for the free Windows Azure Trial.

    Events are available across 30 cities in the U.S. Visit the event site for more details - http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/events/make-it-happen.htm. Events local to western U.S. are:

     

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