There are several upcoming events in Texas that I want you all to know about called Microsoft DevDays!

Dev Days is a two-day event series with a Windows 8 DevCamp and Cloud DevCamp on Day1, and an Code Café on Day 2. These events are designed to help developers like you start building apps for Windows 8, learn more about the cloud, and provide an opportunity for you to get the support they need to finish your applications.

The first day is all about learning – you’ll spend time with Windows 8 or Windows Azure experts learning about all the amazing features of the Windows 8 and Windows Azure platforms. Day 2 is all about writing code – whether you want to work on our comprehensive set of Hands-on-Labs, start development on that application you’ve always wanted to build, or just get some help finishing up that app that’s been nearly complete forever.

Here’s what the agenda looks like:

Day 1 – DevCamp

Windows 8 DevCamp

Windows Azure DevCamp

Our DevCamp covers Windows 8 RTM from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive, and beautiful Windows 8 applications in HTML5/JavaScript and XAML/C#. Your existing investments in these languages carry forward, making Windows a no-compromise platform for developers. These sessions will be followed by an InstallFest to prepare your system for hands-on app development. Spend a day with your head in the cloud as you learn how to build web applications that run in Windows Azure. We will show you how to sign up for FREE time in the cloud, and how to build a typical web application using the same ASP.NET tools and techniques you already use today. We will explore web roles, cloud storage, Windows Azure SQL Database, and common scenarios. At the end of this event, you will have the strong foundation of knowledge about the Windows Azure Cloud Platform you’ll need to launch your applications into the cloud!

Day 2 – Code Café

Time to code at the Code Café!

Our Code Café is an open Windows 8 and Windows Azure code fest, where you’ll put what you know into practice and be eligible to win some great prizes! Code to your heart’s content, with Microsoft experts available to guide you through every step of the process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or to finish that app you’ve already started.

Sounds like fun? Of course it does! Be the first of your friends to sign up for these awesome events by clicking on the links below:

DevDays Dallas – Oct 2, 2012 @ Microsoft Irving Office

 DevDays Austin – Oct 22, 2012 @ Microsoft Austin Office

Windows Azure DevCamp Houston @ Microsoft Houston Office

For those of you in Houston, we have a special treat – the smart folks over at Improving Enterprises will be hosing a Windows Azure DevCamp on Oct 22, 2012 at the Microsoft Office in Houston. The content will parallel the Windows Azure DevCamp at the Dallas and Austin events, only there will be no Windows 8 content nor a separate Code Café.

So – sign up today, share the links and spread the LOVE.  Windows 8 and Windows Azure are comin’ to Texas!