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February, 2012

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    Getting Started with HTML5

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    Brandon Satrom has written a number of MSDN articles on HTML5. I found them very useful and would like to share them with you. (Click on the image below to check out test drive apps optimized for IE9 and IE10.) Also, check out Doris Chen's blog post including...
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available for Download Today

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    Be the first to download and experience the preview here . More info on the preview at http://preview.windows.com   Whether you have a logo PC or you’ve built your own PC, the recommendations for the Consumer Preview include: 1 GHz or faster processor...
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    Paul Miller Discusses with Piyush Lumba About Windows Azure Marketplace

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    Dr. Paul Miller, host of the cloud of data , recently talks with Piyush Lumba , Director of Product Management for Azure Data Services at Microsoft, about what the Marketplace can do today and shares some of his perspectives on ways that the data marketspace...
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    Skype for Windows Phone (Beta) Available Now

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    Starting today, download the beta version directly from your Windows Phone or at the Marketplace from your computer to test drive Skype for Windows Phone. The gold version of the app will be available in April. More info here . Note: You cannot find the...
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    MSDN cloud benefits on Windows Azure

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    Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate with MSDN subscriber, you get free access to Windows Azure each month, and up to $3,700.00 in annual Windows Azure benefits at no extra charge. Click HERE   for more info or HERE to download the Windows...
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    Free Windows Phone Devices for Developers

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    Are you building Public Sector apps for Windows Phone? WE HAVE A DEVICE FOR THAT! Your application MUST BE a Public Sector Windows Phone App ( What is a Public Sector App?   Sample Apps ) WE HAVE TWO SIMPLE OPTIONS: Government Developer: You can...
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    Presentation for the DC Cloud User Group

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    Thanks to you all who attended the DC cloud user group. You can download the presentation here . The Windows Azure resource infokit slide is included in the presentation. For developers, you can get Windows Azure SDK , Free Trial Account , InfoKit , Windows...
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    DC Cloud User Group Meeting Tonight 2/16

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    I will be speaking at the DC cloud user group about Microsoft cloud computing tonight. See detail below. Hope to see some of you there. For developers, you can get Windows Azure SDK , Free Trial Account , InfoKit , Windows Phone SDK , WebMatrix http:...
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    Soundtracker Builds Global Geosocial Music Service on Multiple Platforms including Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

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    Daniele Calabrese, founder and CEO of Soundtracker , a Microsoft BizSpark One company, discusses with Zhiming Xue the enabling technologies behind their geosocial music service Soundtracker. The free global geosocial internet radio service, which currently...
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    Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture

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    Check out Steven Sinofsky's latest post on the technical foundation of Windows on ARM, or WOA. Click here to read the full blog post, or watch the video below. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Download this video to view it in your favorite media...
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    Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector February 2012 Update

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    I updated the resource kit to add links to resources for iOS and Android developers. Download the PPT file here. Developer Tools Windows Azure SDK /zxazuresdklink – All tools and bits you need to create cloud apps with Microsoft Visual 2010 Windows Phone...
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    Cloud-based Solution Helps Campaigns to Reach Voters

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    In a recent post, Kim Nelson , Microsoft US Public Sector executive director of eGovernment, talks about how technology is already playing a central role in elections and voting. She highlights one cloud solution, Campaign Live and writes: The site contains...
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    Top 10 Tips for Building a Windows Phone App

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    In this Visual Studio magazine article , my colleague Max Zilberman shares top 10 tips for developers to build Windows Phone apps in a right way. Embrace Metro Leave Some Space Respect Margins Get Controls out of the Way Make Navigation Predictable Learn...
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    Vimeo Windows Phone App Available Now

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    If you’ve watched Vimeo videos from the web, you can now do so on Windows Phone. The newly released free Vimeo Windows Phone app provides the following capabilities. • Watch and manage all your existing Vimeo videos • Watch videos from your Vimeo inbox...
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    Deploying LightSwitch Applications to Windows Azure

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    Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is a simplified self-service development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and web. How do you deploy a web-based LightSwitch application to Windows Azure? Read...
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    Kinect For Windows SDK Available for Download

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    The Kinect for Windows SDK enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows 8 Developer Preview (desktop applications...
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