West Region Team
$$$ I am so driven now to get all my app ideas into the Windows Store. A member of my team at Microsoft recently revealed to an internal (Microsoft-only) audience that he is now surpassing thirty thousand dollars a month from a card game he submitted. Want to understand how he did it? Well thankfully he has generously made this public knowledge and you can read all about it at his blog!
Time for me to get my apps submitted! BTW, if you have your own app success story, please contact me and tell me about it!
In one of my earliest blog posts ever, I made an observation about how Microsoft employees use the word 'so'. So in honor of that blog post, I plan on acclimating to the machine with my own overuse of the word.
I am so thrilled to announce that I am now employed by Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist. My geographic area of coverage includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and southern Nevada. So that means I get to work with great community leaders. It also means I get to work with awesome people inside Microsoft. I look forward to meeting so many more people as I grow into my role.
So why this blog? I have a blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/palermo4/, and I blog at http://www.palermo4.com. So why another blog location? This blog will be my new home for technical blogs. The other blog sites will continue to function for non-technical content. So with the exception of this post, all forthcoming blog posts will be technical in nature and likely contain much code.
So, any comments?
Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3 is available for download!
Look at the cool things you can install…
Please be part of my app experiment. I recently submitted my first app to the Windows Store, and I want you to be involved. No, I am not asking for you to pay for it, because it is free. No, I am not asking for you to give it a high rating, as that would give me a false sense of the app’s real value and an unfair advantage for competing apps. So what am I asking for? And how can you benefit from getting involved?
[find out the answer at palermo4.com]
Will you be there? I will! Join me at the Microsoft office in Tempe, AZ for the .NET Rocks! Road Show on November 26th 2012 6pm to 10pm.
I recently rolled down the driver-side window of my truck… and it would not come back up. After trying repeatedly to get it to work again (failing each time), I started thinking “What is the bill going to be for this nuisance?”
I asked some of my friends in the Phoenix area if they ever had this type of problem with the power window no longer working. Those who replied also shared the sticker shock of the repair price – anywhere from $300 to $700.
Determined not to spend that much, I binged ‘power window repair’ and started researching. I was intrigued by the following:
Only $99 for the repair? Seemed too good to be true. I looked up the Power Window Repair on Yelp and read the reviews. Because the reviews were great and recent, I called the company. I got a voicemail and left my contact information. Within a couple hours I got a call back from a nice lady who asked me details about my situation. She quoted me a price on the phone ($129 all taxes included) to repair my window. We made an appointment for the next day. The repair would be done at my location.
Paul arrived on time and had my window fixed in under 30 minutes! With no surprises with the repair bill, I gladly paid the $129!
What is the point of this story? It demonstrated a true “win-win” for all parties. From an internet perspective, it reminded me of these things:
In closing, I want to thank Power Window Repair for such great service! If you live in the greater Phoenix area and ever have a problem with your power window, this is the company to contact!
Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the "Every Dev Has a Story" quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows or Windows Phone Store, or an Azure application or developer story that includes:
Developers can submit up to five unique stories that will be judged on: technical genius and innovation (50%), promotional tactics (20%), monetization (15%) and human interest (15%).
· All participants receive 250,000 Ad Duplex impressions ($400 value) for submitting a story. (Max of 1 $400 Ad Duplex package per dev)
Grand prize winners (15) receive a Dell Venue 8 Pro ($329 value) and an additional 1 Million Ad Duplex advertising impressions ($1,000 value).
For more information, check out https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards
Michael Palermo welcomes Henry Sterchi and Mike Lescault as they discuss Project Spark. Tune in and check out one of the coolest “game maker” video game platforms available today and learn how you can get involved making, creating and playing your own Project Spark inspired games or movies on Windows 8.1 and Xbox One.
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