Dr. Z's Blog

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October, 2012

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    Sign Up for Free Windows Azure Developer Camp Near You (Sept – Nov 2012)

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    Available in select cities, the Windows Azure Developer Camp will get you hands on with the latest development tools. The groups are small—led by local Microsoft partners who specialize in Windows Azure—and you'll get practical experience all day long...
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    State & Local Government Summit – October 16 & 17, 2012

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    Our 5 th Annual State & Local Government Summit is coming up and it’s a great opportunity for all of us to reach out to our customers and invite them to a great couple of days with Microsoft. This year’s theme is – The Changing Landscape: Forging...
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    Windows Azure Management Portal Enhancements

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    In a recent post ScottGu provides a detailed count of a number of improvements to Windows Azure management portal. Service Bus Management and Monitoring Support for Managing Co-administrators Import/Export support for SQL Databases Virtual Machine Experience...
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    SLC Camp New York City Oct 20-21 2012

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    SLC camps are informal conferences where developers can come together to contribute, discuss, share and problem-solve, and are an important tool of open source code development. The SLC camps are open to teachers, students, administrators, IT pros, generalists...
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    Imagine Cup Windows Azure Challenge – Sign Up Now

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    The Imagine Cup Windows Azure Challenge is about getting you and your Team started on the “next big thing” by leveraging Windows Azure platform features to build a web application. We encourage you to keep an open mind and apply your creativity when considering...
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    Microsoft Surface Available for Pre-Order

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    http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US Surface with Windows RT starting from $499. Surface with Windows 8 Pro coming soon.  
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    Creating iPhone iPad Apps Using Windows Azure Mobile Services

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    iOS developers can now use Windows Azure Mobile Services in their iPhone and iPad apps. Better yet, you can create an iOS app using the wizard available at Windows Azure management portal simply by downloading the code, compiling it in Xcode, and running...
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    Webcast: Top Tips to Get your App through Windows Store Certification

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    Join us Thursday, October 18 at 4pm PST for a special webcast , presented by Kevin Ashley that will answer your questions about how to get your app or game into the Windows Store. Our Windows 8 Technical Evangelist team will be live, online to answer...
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    Windows Azure Training Kit October 2012 Release

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    The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations designed to help you learn how to build applications that use Windows Azure services. This technical content covers several of the new Windows...
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    WOWZAPP 2012 – Worldwide Hackathon for Windows November 9-11, 2012

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      Be part of the app revolution. Join thousands of developers around the world as we build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free...
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    Microsoft's DevRadio Developer Show on Channel 9

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    Microsoft's DevRadio is for developers created by developers. Community leaders, industry leaders, Microsoft insiders. We bring you the latest in software development news. Download our latest development tools at: Windows 8 , Free Windows Azure Platform...
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    Apptivate.ms International App Dev Competition

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    Apptivate.ms is an international app building competition where developers can submit their app and get feedback from other developers. They can also review other apps and ask & answer questions on Stack Overflow. Participants have a chance to win...
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    Hands On Labs Online HOLO for Windows 8 and Windows Azure Developers

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    MSDN Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can...
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    Windows 8 Launch at New York Live Webcast Oct. 25, 11:25am EDT

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    Learning Windows Azure through Hands On Labs Online (HOLO)

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    Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. 1. Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Cloud Services (The second one is a repeating session) October 30, 2012, 9 am Pacific Time http://aka.ms/WAHOLO121030 November 13,...
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    Three Simple Tips for Windows 8 Users

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    I have had the benefit of working with Windows 8 since its early releases and the RTM version in August. Windows 8 will be available to the general public this Friday October 26. So I thought I’d share three simple tips that users who are used to Windows...
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    Windows 8 Is Available at Online and Retail Stores Today Oct. 26

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    Microsoft hosted a big kickoff party in New York City the night before its U.S. launch of the new Windows 8 operating system and the beautiful device Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.   Visit Microsoft’s online store or a retail store near you to...
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    Windows Azure Store Preview

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    Today, we're making third-party application and data services available directly from the Windows Azure Management Portal, with the announcement of the Windows Azure Store (Preview). The Windows Azure Store provides third-party application services and...
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    Microsoft Build 2012 Conference Schedule Published

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    Build 2012 will be held this week at Microsoft’s Redmond campus from Oct 30-Nov 2. See detail at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012   If you can’t attend it in person, you can watch streaming live for all four days of the conference: keynotes...
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    Windows Phone 8 Launch Today

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    Watch the webcast of the Windows Phone 8 launch event from San Francisco, starting at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 29, 2012 Check out the liveblog at wired.com
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    .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites

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      ScottGu announced in his recent post that .NET 4.5 now supported with Windows Azure Web Sites. See detail here .   About .NET Framework 4.5 The .NET Framework 4.5 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4. By using the...
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    Windows Phone 8 SDK is Available Now

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    The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.0 provides you with the tools that you need to develop apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. Click here to download it. Note: Windows Phone 8 Emulator requires: Windows 8 Pro edition...
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    Free Tool to Check if your Computer Supports SLAT

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    Update : You can download and check your device with another tool at https://slatstatuscheck.codeplex.com/   If Windows Phone 8 emulator doesn’t work on your computer, chances are that your computer doesn’t support SLAT, which is required by Windows...
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    Windows Phone Toolkit Update For Windows Phone 8 and 7.x

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    Windows Phone Toolkit provides the developer community with new components, functionality, and an efficient way to help shape product development. WPToolkit releases include open source code, samples & docs, plus design-time support for the Windows...
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    The Rights and Limits of the Windows Azure Co-Administrator Account

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    Windows Azure subscription,  Service Administrator and Co-Administrator A Windows Azure subscription grants you access to Windows Azure services and to the Windows Azure Management Portal. The terms of the Windows Azure account, which is acquired...
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