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  • Blog Post: A quick run down of Azure announcement at \\Build 2015

      Here is a key run down of all the Azure Announcement we made at \\Build 2015 SQL Database Enhancements Developers building software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications can leverage SQL Database to provide flexibility to support both explosive growth and profitable business models. For workloads with...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Azure Marketplace

    The new Azure Marketplace has launched and has over 3103 services and produces now available. Simply put  Azure Marketplace is a one stop shop for you to enhance productivity and performance. You can simply search and deploy thousands of solutions to simplify the development and management of applications...
  • Blog Post: Azure Websites service, as part of several Azure services becoming integrated into a new larger service known as Azure App Service.

    App Service integrates the best of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, API Management, and Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services, along with new capabilities in Logic and API apps to provide you with a unified set of capabilities for building more powerful enterprise web and mobile apps. Removing the burden...
  • Blog Post: New to Azure? Learn more about Azure with this on-demand Webinar on common cloud scenarios and the fundamentals of our cloud.

    Learn more about Azure with this on-demand Webinar on common cloud scenarios and the fundamentals of our cloud. Get Started Now watch this online On Demand webinar    Join technical product manager Jason Clarke for a tour of Microsoft Azure. In this on demand webinar, Jason will walk through...
  • Blog Post: We want to ensure students around the world aren’t left behind, so today we launched Microsoft Azure for student developers.

      We want to ensure students around the world aren’t left behind, so today we launched Microsoft Azure for student developers. This new offer for students in 140 countries around the world gets you started with the services you need most to develop in the cloud at no cost and with no credit card...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces the Azure Internet of Things suite

    Microsoft Azure IoT services The Internet of Things (IoT) provides the opportunity to enable and extend digital business scenarios, helping you better connect people, processes and assets, and better harness data across your business and operations. Improving efficiencies, enabling innovation and fueling...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Data Culture series for Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, Database Administrators events in Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Reading and London

    The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG UK to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. It focuses on giving you the insight to drive a Data...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Orleans now available on GitHub

      Project "Orleans" Orleans is a framework that provides a straightforward approach to building distributed high-scale computing applications, without the need to learn and apply complex concurrency or other scaling patterns. It was created by Microsoft Research and designed for use in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Gaming Day 19 Jan 2015

    There’s a new trend in gaming called cloud gaming. What’s cloud gaming all about? Think of the cloud. Now, think of gaming. The UK is a hotbed for great games innovation, and Microsoft is committed to helping startups and independent games developers accelerate their route to market. Watch the videos...
  • Blog Post: Adding a Cloud Backend to your game for telemetry management

    An Introduction to Red Dog Racing from Alan Smith http://geekswithblogs.net/asmith/Default.aspx You can watch this video introduction to Red Dog Racing is a 3D driving game that makes use of back-end services hosted in Microsoft Azure . Sector and lap time data and telemetry data is send from the game...
  • Blog Post: Azure Cloud Gaming Conference 19th Jan London 2015 FREE Register Now

    Join us for a full day conference on the Cloud There’s a new trend in gaming called cloud gaming. What’s cloud gaming all about? Think of the cloud. Now, thing of gaming. During the day we will discuss the true opportunity of Cloud Gaming : Simplicity for the world of multi-platform, multi-game, multi...
  • Blog Post: Get $300 of Azure for 3 Months for FREE to build your cloud backend

    The UK is a hotbed for great games innovation, and Microsoft is committed to helping start-ups and independent games developers accelerate their route to market.  By offering free cloud services, developer tools, and support from our team, we are making it easier than ever for game developers to...
  • Blog Post: Take the Cloud Hero Challenge & win a Surface pro 3

    Take the Cloud Hero Challenge today! Want to save time and money by offloading developer and IT administration tasks to the cloud? Take part in the Cloud Hero Challenge , submit your entry by Friday 19 December 2014 and win an exclusive t-shirt. Just complete ONE of the challenges listed below and submit...
  • Blog Post: Azure RemoteApp - stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android

    Azure RemoteApp   allows you to stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. RemoteApp simply lets you run the Windows applications you want or need on a Windows Server in Azure, where they're easier to scale and update. Users can access their applications...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Cloud Services to backend your game– SOA Models and best practice

    Microsoft wants you to be a successful game developer. We want you to capitalise on the emerging market landscape with the models made possible by cloud To help you get started we have developed the following models. These models help you understand what cloud is? what services are offered? How the cloud...
  • Blog Post: How is Microsoft helping UK start-ups and Indies

      Microsoft supports your start-up as you grow Welcome to Microsoft BizSpark simply select the right program for your business and get started today!       Free software and services for 3 years BizSpark gives startups 3 years of free stuff – software, service, tech support,...
  • Blog Post: Using Unity3d and Azure Cloud

    One my colleagues Dave Douglas has been some work in educating game developers on the power of having a cloud backend to their games Dave has made some great  quick-start tutorial is for Unity3D game developers who would like to get a cloud backend that runs across multiple platforms (including...
  • Blog Post: Building a Azure Backend for an Android App

      One of the great things about Windows Azure is its platform agnostic So if your building games for Android check out the following videos by Dave Douglas http://www.deadlyfingers.net/ a fellow Microsoft Technical Evangelist on building a Azure backend to your game. Part 1 Create android app with...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Mac user who wants to use Visual Studio and build .Net applications

    Well the answer is yes you can! At the Connect() developer event in New York City.  We announced a number of new capabilities coming with the Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 5 releases and some exciting news regarding .NET Open Source and Visual Studio Community editions.  You can watch the event...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Gaming Architecture–A walkthrough of how to get started

    Architecture The architecture has a logical layout (below). It looks complex, but the blog will hopefully explain it. The Pieces of the Puzzle for a great cloud gaming experience. When architecting our game your need to consider what the  components, described below. Some are apps (the clients)...
  • Blog Post: Technology Primers for Cloud Services

    Cloud Services are just one of Azure’s compute models. Think of a ‘compute model’ as the motor of a vehicle. Every type of powered transportation needs an engine to roll, fly, or sail. In the same way, every Azure app needs an engine to process data and perform tasks. But the motor is specialized to...
  • Blog Post: Wordament and Cloud Gaming

    One of the most successful word games on phones and tables is Wordament . The game is played by thousands of players, every day. It’s played on Windows phones, tablets, and PC, phones and tablets from Apple, and devices built on Android—including Kindle devices. It’s played around the world in over a...
  • Blog Post: New SSD based Azure Cloud Services announced perfect for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services

      The new D instances have solid-state disk (SSD)-based local drives and faster processors relative to many of the A-series instances. The D-series instances can be used as VMs, as well as web or worker roles in Cloud Services, and are well suited for applications that demand faster CPU performance...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Azure webinar every Tuesday lunchtime: live demos of Websites, Cloud Services, VMs and Mobile Services

    The Microsoft UK team are spending every Tuesday to teach you how to use free cloud computing resources from Microsoft Azure cloud  and cloud computing concepts. So why not learn how to develop beautiful, interactive and fast websites using Microsoft web tools and platform ! You also have the option...
  • Blog Post: Building a Game with a Cloud Backend

    You need to think about what the cloud can do for you, whether it's something small like sharing save states or something larger like monitoring data and making quick iterations while your product is live. Then you can think about whether your use aligns with your players' perceptions, and whether you...
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