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    Can iOS and Android Developers Make Money on Microsoft Platform?

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    My colleague Kevin Ashley has shared with us his first-hand app dev experience and his success with a few Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps. His message was very clear to us: be there, be the first, be a change enabler for the industry. I will not say...
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    Resources for iOS Developers to Create Windows Apps

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    Set up dev environment on your Mac. You can create a virtualization solution for cross-platform development on OSX . Check out my previous post on how to install Windows 8 and developer tools on Mac. Learn how to build Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 apps...
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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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    Use the Caching Service for your Windows Azure Applications

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    Caching increases performance by temporarily storing information from other backend sources, and can reduce the costs associated with database transactions. Similar to the caching services available for ASP.NET web applications, the Windows Azure Caching...
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    Getting Started with SQL Azure Development

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    This article explains differences between SQL Server and SQL Azure, walk you through the process of setting up a SQL Azure database, and creating applications using a SQL Azure database. It discusses data migration, data access, and data administration...
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    Cloud Computing User Group Meeting at Reston

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    Software Plus Services in Azure .NET Services: Integration through ACS, ServiceBus and Workflow Event Code: 138684 Registation: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=138684 6/18/2009 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Time...
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    Windows Azure Media Services - a new service to Windows Azure

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    Windows Azure Media Services simplifies the creation, management, and delivery of media to almost any device including Microsoft Xbox, Windows Phone handsets and Windows PCs, as well as non-Microsoft platforms such as smart TVs, set-top boxes, MacOS,...
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    Innovation Showcase: Silverlight and IE8 Recap

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    Than you all for attending the Innovation Showcase events. We covered Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices and Accelerators. You can download the contents at the link below. http://blogs.msdn.com/innov8showcase/archive/2009/09/23/innovation...
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    Windows Azure DevCamps in DC, Dec. 14, 2011

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    Click Here to Register Today !   Chevy Chase Microsoft Office 5th Floor MPRs 5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 600 (5th Floor MPRs) Chevy Chase Maryland 20815 United States December 14, 2011 2:00 PM Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer. Abstract Windows Azure...
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    Silverlight 3 Beta 1 is Available

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    Thanks to ianwij for commenting this latest info at the mix09 site, http://visitmix.com/News/For-the-Audience-at-Home Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 SDK Beta 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d09b6ecf-9a45-4d99...
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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer

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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer makes installing the latest components of the Microsoft web platform and open source ASP.NET and PHP applications much easy. One nice thing about the installer is that it lists all required components for an applicaiton...
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    Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: MIX11 Recap - April 27, 2011

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    REGISTER TODAY! Event Location: Microsoft Corporation 12012 Sunset Hills Road Rooms 2004, 2006, 2008 Reston, VA 20190 (703) 673-7600 Silverlight 5. HTML5. IE9. Windows Phone 7 -- A lot of great things will come out of the MIX11 conference. If you couldn...
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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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    Learn What’s New in Visual Studio at Microsoft Connect() Event Online

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    You can watch the streaming session live or on-demand at http://www.visualstudio.com/connect-event-live-vs  
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    Free Workshops for Healthcare ISVs: Get Started with Developing Apps on Microsoft Platform

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    Microsoft Developer Experience (DX) team has recently launched the Microsoft Vertical ISV Partnership Program (VIPP) . This program offers a breadth of new opportunities for software development organizations to accelerate and broaden product roadmaps...
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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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    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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    Azure Government Preview Available

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    Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. To meet the security and compliance needs of U.S. federal agencies including the Department of Defense, plus state and local governments and their solutions providers, Microsoft provides Azure Government...
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    Windows Azure App Helps Americans Living Abroad Vote in U. S. Elections

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    According to TechFlash , Democracy Live is using the Windows Azure platform to host LiveBallot, a service that makes it easier for US military personnel and other citizens living abroad to vote in elections in the United States. Democracy Live helps make...
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    SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Course

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    The Windows Phone 7 platform contains great out of the box integration with SharePoint under the Office Hub. But what if you want to create your own custom applications on the phone that leverage SharePoint 2010 data and services? This training course...
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    Learn Windows Azure LIVE Online Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9 am – 5 pm PST

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    Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus next Tuesday, December 13, 2011 for “Learn Windows Azure” , a FREE event for developers to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud with Windows Azure . At this event you will learn how...
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    ARCast.TV - Extending SharePoint Capabilities to the Mobile Platform

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    H3 Solutions, Inc. is a start-up based in the DC area that provides SharePoint consulting services and integrated SharePoint mobile solutions to both public sector and private sector customers. In this interview with Zhiming Xue “Z”, Mick Herres , VP...
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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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    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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    New and Updated Windows Azure Services at a Glance

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    Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server & Tools Business, introduced several Windows Azure services (currently in Preview release) to thousands of developers during a keynote at Build 2012. Windows Azure Mobile Services Windows Azure Web Sites...
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