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  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Troubleshooting Endpoints on a WCF Web Role

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    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on enhancing a Windows Azure example application from our recent TechJam event series . I’m planning to post that code soon (and dedicate a few blogs posts to it), but there was one aspect of the application...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Tech Preview: Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

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    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...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Top Reasons for Bot Rejection

    Just a quick tip for those in the Grand Tournament.  There are 2 very common reasons we’re seeing bots get rejected – we’ll call it the red text of death that appears when you submit a bot, but it fails code analysis.  If all you see is “ Bot...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge On A Mac

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    Last week, I announced the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament with $5000 at stake for first prize. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is a coding contest in which you develop a “bot” to play the game of Rock Paper Scissors against other contestants’ bots. ...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Speed Windows Azure Deployment with the Accelerator for Web Roles

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    One pain point I hear from Windows Azure developers is around deployment times.  To the end user, when you deploy an application in Windows Azure, you’re simply uploading a relatively small “package” (.cspkg) file containing the files of your web...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Photo Mosaics Part 1: Application Workflow

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    Hopefully you’ve had a chance to grab the Photo Mosaics application and set it up in your own environment, if not, I’d encourage you to at least read the initial blog post introducing this series to get some context on what the application...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge from Windows XP

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    The Rock Paper Azure Challenge’s Grand Tournament is coming to a head on July 13th, 2011 when we will present the top 12 contestants with $8,500 in prizes. The challenge is to code a ‘bot’ that will play the childhood game Rock Paper Scissors against...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    RPA Grand Tournament Complete!

    We had a GREAT time running the RockPaperAzure Grand Tournament Wednesday.  We had a total of 302 players from around the world, and the top players in the finals were: We saw some amazing strategies, and learned a lot along the way.  We intend...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Inside the Cloud

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    The Global Foundation Services team, the folks at Microsoft who 'run the cloud,' have just released a video tour of a few of the Microsoft data centers (including the Azure data centers in Chicago, Illinois and Dublin, Ireland). The clip is a little over...
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