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  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure Challenge - Spring Fling Winners: Weeks 1 & 2

    In April, I announced the the Rock Paper Azure Challenge was back with a new Spring Fling round with winners every Friday through June 15, 2012.  I’m a little late in getting this information posted, but wanted to share the winners for weeks 1 & 2.  Congratulations to the top 3 bots from...
  • Blog Post: Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge: Spring Fling Edition

    I’m excited to announce that the Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back again for a spring fling!  If you want to learn about Windows Azure and have some fun doing it, your opportunity is here.  With a free 90-day trial , anyone who lives in the US (who is not a Microsoft employee) can take the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

    This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development… On Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Develop a Windows Phone Game, Win A Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Rig

    Back in October, when I announced a series of HTML5 Game Camp Events , I suggested that if you think learning how to develop video games is of little value, then you’re quite mistaken. I commented that the list of top apps in any of the major mobile phone marketplaces are virtually all GAMES!  That...
  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure At YOUR User Group Or Class

    Do you lead a User Group? Are you part of one? Are you a professor?  Teach a programming or cloud computing class of any sort?  If you’re looking for an activity that will mix fun and learning among friends, consider hosting your own Rock Paper Azure Challenge !   The RPA Challenge...
  • Blog Post: Games, Games, And More Games With Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the HTML5 Game Camps going on this month and December. ( NYC is 12/9 & Penn State is 12/14 .)  There’s a lot going on when it comes to gaming… not just playing them, but also developing them.  If you’ve got the bug and want to try you hand at developing...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camps In November & December 2011

    Like playing games?  Ever thought about learning how to make your own games? Yeah, I’m sure we all have, but who has time for that?! We’re all too busy doing our day jobs coding web and/or business applications.  Probably, your boss might not approve of you spending a day learning how to build...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows SDK– Get the Beta Now

    Back in December, a jolly man in a red suit delivered the XBox 360 with Kinect to my children.  The motion sensor accessory quickly became the center of fun in my household. If you didn’t know what the Kinect was, you might be confused looking into the TV room from the kitchen and seeing children...
  • Blog Post: Tech Preview: Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

    From the same folks who brought you the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles that I blogged about earlier this week, comes another gem: The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games ! Social gaming is a hot new trend that is thriving, especially in a world dominated by games played on mobile devices...
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