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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Websites Are Available Now

    At Build 2013, Microsoft made a number of Windows Azure announcements including the availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services and Websites. Read the team blog here for more detail. Mobile Services makes it fast and easy to create a mobile backend for every device.  Mobile Services simplifies...
  • Blog Post: Watch Live Sessions from Build - Microsoft's Developer Conference 6/26-6/28

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 6000+ are attending the conference in San Francisco and many more are watching live streaming online…   At Build, we'll share updates and talk about what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and more. Build is the path to creating...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Developing Windows Store apps

    If you are relatively new to Windows Store app development, you may find useful the resources listed below. This set of resources touches many key areas that developers will need to work with while developing Windows Store apps.  Writing code for Windows Store apps (JavaScript) Creating a UI Defining...
  • Blog Post: Take Up Windows Azure Developer Challenge Compete for Great Prizes

    You can find the detail at codeproject.com Below are some highlights. Try Windows Azure and our 5 programming challenges for a chance at spot prizes, Stage prizes and the Grand Prize. Over $16,000 in prizes total are up for grabs with 65 chances to win. Find your silver lining in the cloud. How do I...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET Just Released

    ScottGu in a recent post summarizes the new features and enhancements in the latest release.  These new capabilities include: Web Sites : Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics Cloud Services: Support for new high memory VM sizes, Faster Cloud Service publishing...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint on Windows Azure Resources

    I recently came across a number of SharePoint on Windows Azure resources and want to share them with you. See list below. Channel 9 Talk: SharePoint on Windows Azure (20 minutes) http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/SharePoint-on-Windows-Azure TechEd: Paul Stubbs - Deploying SharePoint Farms on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit - April 2013 Available

    The new release includes new and updated contents since last December release. Click here to download. New Presentation: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Phone New Presentation: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Officially Launched

    As part of the new Infrastructure Services release, we’ve added in new high memory VM instances (28GB/4 core and 56 GB/8 core) to run the most demanding workloads.  We’ve also added added in a number of new Microsoft validated instances to our list including SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk Server...
  • Blog Post: My New Role at Microsoft: Focusing on Windows Azure

    I will start a new role today at Microsoft focusing on Windows Azure. It’s been my great pleasure working with the US DPE team for the past several years, and I look forward to my solution architect role with the Worldwide Windows Azure services team working in Microsoft China. I will continue...
  • Blog Post: Can you build Windows Store App and Make Money?

    The answer is YES and perhaps a lot by my standard. But that all depends on how you do it. My colleague Kevin Ashley tells his story of how to make $30,000 a month. Read his blog here . Please don’t ask me how you can make money because I don’t have an answer. The opportunity is there; it’s up to you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store App Helps Build Vocabulary

    This is one of the apps I’d like to build but I am super happy to see that my colleague Steve Seow has made it available at the Windows Store. I remember the days when I relied on dictionaries, books and fresh cards to learn new words while preparing for TOEFL, GRE and GMAT tests. This free tool makes...
  • Blog Post: Develop and Publish Windows 8 / Windows Phone Apps Get Up to $2000 ($100 Per App)

    How It Works Publish your app to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between March 8, 2013 through June 30, 2013 Submit up to 10 published apps per Store and get a $100 Virtual Visa for each one that qualifies Who Is Eligible? Below is a summary. READ THE FULL Terms &Conditions for all the...
  • Blog Post: Sign Up and Start Building Your Windows Store App

    Visit our revamped App Builder program (previously known as Generation App). Jumpstart your app development over the next 30 days with the tools, help, and expert guidance you need to make sure your app is ready for the Windows Store. Great resource at no cost to you.  
  • Blog Post: Building iOS Applications with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Join Brent Simmons, creator of NetNewsWire and Mars Edit on Mac and iOS, in learning how to build iOS your app with data stored in the cloud , user authentication and use of push notifications via APNS.  
  • Blog Post: Top 10 List About Microsoft

    If you’ve been following up technology news, you probably have seen a lot of new things at Microsoft. So how would you describe Microsoft? I jogged down a few things to share with you. Please note that this is not an official list. 10. Microsoft opens Windows Store for developers to...
  • Blog Post: New Website Makes It Easier to Find College Info From Cost to Graduation Rate

    The new website College Scorecard released by the Department of Education makes it easier to search colleges and find info on costs, graduation rates and so son. Check it out below. While the web app works well in browser, I certainly would like to see one or more apps on Windows 8. If you are interested...
  • Blog Post: Coding is Fun and Writing Apps is Rewarding

    The video at code.org may be for students but the message is good for all of us. Coding is fun and you can start with something small and grow your skill over time if you like to continue the passion. Writing apps is rewarding. Create something you like, something to help people solve problems, or something...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Next App Star Contest and $60K Prize

    Contest open only to students, hobbyists, or developers in the field of software technology 18+. Submission period ends 3/5/13 and public voting period ends 4/8/13. For details, see Official Rules . All you have to do is register via our email opt-in and make sure your apps are live by 11:59 p.m. PST...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Azure Demonstrates High Performance Over Competition

    Network World reports that Windows Azure demonstrates high performance based on Nasuni’s tests. Below is an excerpt. More detail here . Nasuni conducted the tests on five of the largest CSPs: Azure, AWS, HP, Rackspace and Google Cloud. A write/read/delete test determined how effective each provider was...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Virtual Office Hours

    I will be hosting weekly office hours to discuss Windows 8 app development and answer questions from Windows 8 developers. While discussing technologies, I will focus on apps that are built for government, healthcare and education. You can stop by during virtual office hours via your computer browser...
  • Blog Post: Creating Windows Store Apps with Windows Azure Notification Hubs

    Service Bus Notification Hubs are Service Bus entities that allow a user to send push notifications through third-party platforms, e.g. Windows Notification System (WNS), Apple Push Notification Service (APNs).  Note: Support for Windows Phone’s Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS), and Google...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Media Services Available NOW

    With Windows Azure Media Services, you can stream video to HTML5, Flash, Silverlight, Windows 8, iPad, iPhone, Android, Xbox, Windows Phone and other clients using a wide variety of streaming formats: Read ScottGu’s blog post for more detail. If you don’t have a Windows Azure account to test the service...
  • Blog Post: Creating Apps for Education – Sign up for SLC’s Silicon Valley Camp and Codeathon

    The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is holding a contest for the two best open source apps that are written on the SLC data store this weekend!  There will be two applications selected for a prize of $2,000 each. Check out http://dev.slcedu.org/bounty/camp-bounties-checklist for more details...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit December 2012 Refresh

    The December 2012 Refresh of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes two new demos from the BUILD 2012 conference that demonstrate how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services, Web Sites, and Cloud Services. It’s available to download here . The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Windows Store Apps Using the Windows App Certification Kit (ACK)

    The Windows App Certification Kit (ACK) available in the   Windows SDK helps developers test their apps before submitting them to the Windows Store. Developers who want to test their apps on Windows RT can use the Windows App Certification Kit for Windows RT . To find more information about the...
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