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    2013 Oct 08 Azure Dev Camp


    Leave with code running in the cloud.

    imageJoin 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)


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    Gaming Engines for Windows 8


    imageI 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.

    [View course at Microsoft Virtual Academy]

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    2013 Oct 10 IT Camp: Windows Azure


    azureJoin us at this FREE full-day hands-on event at the Microsoft location in Tempe, AZ (more details at 'Register' link below) to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud.  Technical Evangelist Chris Avis will guide you through the process of jumpstarting your knowledge on Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro scenarios. Complete all of the hands-on labs and you'll walk away with a fully functional Windows Server 2012 cloud-based test lab running Windows Azure!

    Session Requirements:

    Be sure to bring a modern laptop that is capable of running the following prerequisites.

    • Modern operating system, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux or Mac OS X
    • Modern web browser supporting HTML5 and Javascript, including IE 9 or later, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
    • A remote desktop (RDP) client – included with Windows platforms. Mac and Linux RDP clients can be downloaded for free

    All participants registering for the event should have an active Windows Azure subscription. If you have not already done so, sign up for a FREE trial of the Windows Azure platform and services, including access to the Virtual Machines preview.


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    DevRadio: Create Gaming Assets


    Michael Palermo invites Bret Stateham for this special "gaming" DevRadio episode. Bret shows us how to find and create your own images and sounds for your Windows Games!

    More DevRadio episodes here...

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    2013 Aug 21 Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start


    imageJoin me for this Jump Start - it takes you through every aspect of developing games for Windows 8, from figuring out your audience to getting them to pay for your product. It includes demos and lots of tips on using gaming tools such as Construct2 by Scirra, GameMaker by YoYo Games, and Unity. Learn it all from three Microsoft Technical Evangelists with a passion for the technology:  myself , Jeremy Foster,  and Adam Tuliper.

    Register for Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start!

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    2013 Aug 24 Phoenix Mobile Festival


    I will be speaking at the Phoenix Mobile Festival on Saturday August 24th at the University of Phoenix.  My session is: “Developing Apps for Microsoft Devices”  Hope to see you there!

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    Port Your App!


    SNAGHTML11f8f5bIf you are an iOS or Android developer with an app in your respective market, why not expand your audience to consumers with devices running Windows 8?  To help with the process, Microsoft has provided a special learning track just for you!  Get tips for the following:

    • Getting started with development for the Windows Store using your Mac
    • Obtaining free developer tools
    • How to acquire a developer license
    • Specific resources for iOS and Android developers
    • Design guidelines
    • Design assets
    • Access to experts
    • Promotional opportunities


    Share your app with more in the world!  Start now with step one…

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    Feelings About Windows 8?

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    The HTML5 Jump Start Story

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