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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...
30 Jun 2013
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...
26 Jun 2013
Resources for Developing Windows Store apps
30 Apr 2013
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...
30 Apr 2013
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...
30 Apr 2013
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...
30 Apr 2013
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...
30 Apr 2013
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...
16 Apr 2013
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...
1 Apr 2013
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...
21 Mar 2013
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...
21 Mar 2013
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...
13 Mar 2013
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.
5 Mar 2013
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.
5 Mar 2013
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...
2 Mar 2013
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...
28 Feb 2013
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...
28 Feb 2013
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...
22 Feb 2013
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...
20 Feb 2013
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...
5 Feb 2013
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...
24 Jan 2013
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...
22 Jan 2013
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...
1 Jan 2013
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...
26 Dec 2012
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...
18 Dec 2012
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