West Region Team
Recently I asked community leader Scott Cate if he could set up a registration system for an upcoming event. While we were talking on the phone, he had the entire registration up and running. That is impressive, but even better was my experience when I registered myself as an attendee. It wasn’t so much the actual registration process of entering my information, it was what happened after I registered online.
A few moments after I registered, I received an email confirmation for the event as most systems do. I also received a test message notification as follows:
I clicked on the link provided, and this is what was shown:
Since the red arrow was so obvious, I selected pin to start from the option menu. It put the QR code right on my phone:
What is so cool about this? When anyone shows for the event to check in, all he or she must do is turn the phone on and present the QR code to be scanned. Check in complete, no printing, no searching all over for that email… Nice!
Hats off to the innovative team at EventDay!
I am speaking and networking with the attendees at the Microsoft Summit 2013 in Bucharest, Romania. The two day conference begins on November 6th and takes place at the WIllbrook Platinum Business & Convention Center.
I am excited to deliver a keynote session on “The New Era of Devices and Applications” on day one!
I especially look forward to meeting the developers at this event. If you are attending, please say hello and let me know what you are working on!
Join me for this FREE, hands-on event and learn how to build a Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone game in record time. This event covers what you need to get started with the development and publishing of your very own video game. Different game engines will be reviewed so you will have a choice as to the tools you need to start building. The event covers how to properly plan, acquire assets, and monetization strategies to help increase the success of your game.
In one jam-packed day of learning and doing, you will be able to turn your idea into reality. So get your GAME ON!
NOTE: No food will be provided, and parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee.
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I recently rolled down the driver-side window of my truck… and it would not come back up. After trying repeatedly to get it to work again (failing each time), I started thinking “What is the bill going to be for this nuisance?”
I asked some of my friends in the Phoenix area if they ever had this type of problem with the power window no longer working. Those who replied also shared the sticker shock of the repair price – anywhere from $300 to $700.
Determined not to spend that much, I binged ‘power window repair’ and started researching. I was intrigued by the following:
Only $99 for the repair? Seemed too good to be true. I looked up the Power Window Repair on Yelp and read the reviews. Because the reviews were great and recent, I called the company. I got a voicemail and left my contact information. Within a couple hours I got a call back from a nice lady who asked me details about my situation. She quoted me a price on the phone ($129 all taxes included) to repair my window. We made an appointment for the next day. The repair would be done at my location.
Paul arrived on time and had my window fixed in under 30 minutes! With no surprises with the repair bill, I gladly paid the $129!
What is the point of this story? It demonstrated a true “win-win” for all parties. From an internet perspective, it reminded me of these things:
In closing, I want to thank Power Window Repair for such great service! If you live in the greater Phoenix area and ever have a problem with your power window, this is the company to contact!
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Leave with code running in the cloud.
Join me for a free day of learning as Bret Stateham showcases the latest Windows Azure development tools and technologies. Hands-on labs will focus on: Windows Azure Websites and Virtual Machines Using ASP.NET & Microsoft SQL Server, and deploying Cloud Services in Windows Azure.
Microsoft Office – 12th Floor 60 E Rio Salado Parkway Suite 1200 Tempe Arizona 85281 United States
Starts: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:15 AM Ends: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:45 PM Time zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
I am thrilled to announce the availability of a new course at the Microsoft Virtual Academy for on-demand viewing – Gaming Engines for Windows 8! This course takes you through every aspect of developing games for Windows 8, from audience definition through product monetization. Discover the gaming engines that’ll ease the process, such as Construct2 by Scirra, GameMaker by YoYo Games, and Unity. The course is appropriate for beginning game developers and includes demos and lots of tips to help you make your venture a success.