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    Making $30,000 a Month with Windows 8 Apps

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    Kevin Ashley is my colleague, so I don’t think he’ll mind that I reposted from his blog . I think it’s a great story…Hopefully he won’t retire soon! Kevin is an Architectural Evangelist on the West Region Developer & Platform Evangelism team and is based out of our Silicon Valley campus. Making money with Windows 8 Why developers should build Windows 8 apps? Card Games Chest is one of my Windows 8 apps, together the apps are making more than $30,000 per month...
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    Check Out TouchDevelop

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    TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on your mobile devices. You write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share your scripts with other people by publishing them to the TouchDevelop script bazaar, or by submitting them as an app to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store. Want to get started? Watch these...
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    Upcoming Western US Events

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          Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition The Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition is designed to encourage developers to innovate with Microsoft Windows 8 and increase the number of high-quality apps available in the Windows Store. ComponentArt is sponsoring this competition and will award $10,000 USD to the author(s) of the best application as decided by the Panel of Judges.         DEADLINE ACTION LINK January 31, 2013 Entry submission deadline...
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    Now Available: Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8

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    The Windows Phone SDK Update for WP 7.8 has been released to the web and is immediately available for download via the Microsoft Download Center using the following links: Direct link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36474 FWLink: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=275836 wpdev.ms: http://wpdev.ms/wpsdk8update This optional update installs on top of an existing WPSDK (either 7.1 or 8.0), and provides two new emulator images that allow you to deploy and...
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    ISV Video: Accellos Adds Windows 8 Apps for Line of Business

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    Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, talks about their release of AccellosOne Mobile, a new series of mobile line of business applications for smartphones and tablets that provides real time access to key supply chain information.

    clip_image001CTO Ross Elliott and Software Architect Sean Elliott talk with Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bruce Kyle about the new applications that are part of AccellosOne Mobile.

    They explain why they chose Windows 8 as their platform, how they created two mobile applications that leverage their existing ASP.NET applications. They describe customer concerns and why Windows 8 applications are important to supply chain customers.

    ISV Video:  Accellos Adds Windows 8 Apps for Line of Business

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    Beta for Hosting Providers Offers Windows Azure Services for Windows Server

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    imageMicrosoft is bringing Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, the Service Management Portal and API to Windows Server, enabling Hosting Service Providers to easily deliver high density website hosting and Infrastructure as a Service scenarios in a Windows Server-based environment. The beta has just been released, with full release along with the System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which is scheduled for early 2013.

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    Make Money Building HTML5 Apps for the Windows Store

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    imageIf you are a Web Developer, we want to show you how to make money with your Windows 8 app using the Windows Store. We'll help you use the skills you already have to adopt the Windows look and feel, system integration and touch-enablement to create beautiful, cash-cow apps.

    This full day event offers accelerated content for the experienced web developer who would like to use acquired skills to create applications for Windows 8.

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    Join @ScottGu on Windows Azure at Silicon Valley Code Camp This Weekend

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    clip_image001Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie will give two Windows Azure sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on Sunday, October 7, 2012.  SVCC is the largest code camp in the country, and will be held on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.  Scott and his team are in charge of the developer platform for Azure, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn Azure development straight from the source.

    Be sure to register on the Silicon Valley Code Camp site, and then click the “Will Attend” radio button underneath the description of each of Scott’s two talks:

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    Windows Store Open to All Developers in 120 Markets

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    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Windows Store is open to all developers in 120 Markets. You can read more about it at the Windows Store for Developers Blog . If you’ve already signed up—fantastic. We’re ready for your app. Haven’t signed up yet? Getting started is easy—just go to the Windows Store Dashboard on the Windows Dev Center and sign up. The dev tools are free , the SDK is ready , and we have a ton of great supporting content to help you build your...
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    Windows Server 2012 Powers the Cloud OS

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    Today in a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. The new server is built from the cloud up for the modern datacenter.

    Windows Server 2012 redefines the server operating system and introduces advanced storage, networking, virtualization, automation and end user access capabilities. It delivers a transformational leap in the speed, scale and power that datacenters and applications can build on. And it is a linchpin in that consistency customers will use to take advantage of private, hosted and public clouds.

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    Updated Windows Azure Training Kit Now Includes 41 Hand-on Labs

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    bloglogo[1]Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 Hands on Labs covering a wide variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012.

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    Target Multiple Various Clients, Use Same Project for Business Logic with Visual Studio PCL

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    Visual StudioSo you want to use the same code base and target different user experiences? For example, say you want to  use the same business logic to access data in Windows 8, Windows Phone, and your Silverlight or XBox applications. (Or maybe even Android and iPhone using Mono.) In the past, this has meant different libraries for each solution.

    How about if you could put all the projects together in one solution and target each user experience?

    You can use the new Portable Class Library (PCL) comes with .NET Framework 4.5. A separate project template is available on Visual Studio 2012.

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    Windows Server 2012 Launch Event Coming Online September 4

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    imageWindows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.

    Windows Server 2012 will be generally available for evaluation and purchase by all customers around the world on September 4.

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    Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

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    Start_Default_RTM_3ROWWindows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15.

    “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General Availability.

    For more on RTM, I suggest reading this blog post from Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog.

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    HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Available for Windows Azure

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    bloglogo[1]The Windows Azure team has announced that Windows Azure now enables HIPPA compliance. Microsoft now offers a HIPAA BAA to our EA (Enterprise Agreement/volume licensing) customers and partners in the health industry.

    The existence of Windows Azure BAA means that covered healthcare entities can now leverage Windows Azure core services in a pure public cloud platform, as well as a hybrid cloud configuration that extends their existing on premises assets and investments through the public cloud.

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    BUILD 2012 Registration Opens 8.8

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    BUILDThe next developer conference will be this fall and is being called BUILD. It will be held on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, from October 30th until November 2nd.

    Mark your calendars for registration that opens 8AM Pacific time on August 8 (8.8) at www.buildwindows.com.

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    ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

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    AppDynamics' automatic instrumentation and configuration make it a perfect fit for managing cloud environments with a high rate of change. In addition, AppDynamics' auto-scaling feature allows Windows Azure customers to automatically provision Windows Azure resource based on the performance and throughput of business transactions.

    ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

    In this video cloud solutions architect Neil Mackenzie talks with Stephen Burton of AppDynamics who explains how Windows Azure users can:

    • Monitor the health of their Windows Azure application
    • Troubleshoot performance problems in real time
    • Rapidly diagnose root cause of performance problems
    • Dynamically scale up and scale down their Windows Azure application
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    Build Windows 8 Apps in 30 Days

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    clip_image001The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows 8 apps. Now’s the time to make sure your app is ready for them.

    Begin your 30-day journey to create a great Windows 8 Metro style app.

    See this post for details of a special program helps you get your app on Windows 8.

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    Developer Preview of Windows Azure AD Provides Single Sign-On, Graph API

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    bloglogo[1]Your cloud applications can now take advantage of the same identity system that powers Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Windows Intune. More than 250,000 companies and organizations use Windows Azure Active Directory today to authenticate billions of times a week. With a new developer preview you can now use Windows Azure Active Directory as true Identity Management as a Service.

    When combined, you can create applications allows your users to sign on using credentials used in their organization already and helps you create new collaborative applications.

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    What’s New for Developers with Office 2013

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    This week Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at office.com/preview. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications and will be delivered to subscribers through a cloud service that is always up to date.

    The preview also provides developers with a look at a way to develop application for the Web and for on premises Office using a common API.

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    Windows 8 Milestones Announced at WPC

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    conference_logo[1]Yesterday in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August.

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    Join in Worldwide Partner Conference Monday In Toronto or Online

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    conference_logo[1]Worldwide Partner Conference begins Sunday. It is nearly sold out but there’s still time to register.

    The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is coming July 8 - 12, 2012 in Toronto. With more than 15,000 attendees from 150 countries, there’s no better exposure for your business.

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    ISV Video: Embarke Distributes Your Social Conversations in EMail, Facebook, Twitter Using Azure

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    clip_image001A Embarke provides a mechanism to bring together all social and email messaging through a comprehensive set of APIs. Conversations are threaded across networks, and developers can use the APIs to "mash up" various social networks and communication modes. Embarke uses Web roles, worker roles Windows Azure table storage and SQL Azure.

    ISV Video: Embarke Distributes Your Social Conversations in EMail, Facebook, Twitter Using Azure

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    Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

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    imageTechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts.

    I have put together some links to Channel 9 videos that provide information for developers and technical decision makers. Topics for developers include:

    • Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
    • Windows Azure Active Directory
    • Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5
    • Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    • SharePoint
    • Business Intelligence, Self-service BI, Reporting
    • and more
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    ISV Video: Lingo Jingo Language Learning Software Powered By Windows Azure

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    The Lingo Jingo app is powered by Windows Azure to deliver a social based language learning experience integrating with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share progress on lessons and exercises. Web roles are used to host its MVC based main marketing site and language learning app, SQL Azure is used for storing user data, sessions and lesson contexts and Azure blog storage for storing lesson images and videos.

    Video link: Lingo Jingo Language Learning Software Powered By Windows Azure

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