Game On!

Posted on May 24, 2013 by

Want to quickly build and publish a Windows 8 game? Here’s your chance! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, the Game On Virtual Event is for you. This FREE event covers everything you need to develop, upload and publish a Windows 8 game to the Windows Store. With GameMaker: Studio from YoYo Games, […]

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Windows Phone 8 Starter Kit for WordPress

Posted on February 5, 2013 by

After many emails, and much procrastination, I finally had a chance tonight to update the Windows Phone Starter Kit for WordPress over to Windows Phone 8 and update it to support WordPress 3.5.1. For those of you running the old WP7 version, the changes you need to make to support WordPress 3.5.1 are pretty simple, […]

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CowTown Code Camp

Posted on January 7, 2013 by

Cory, Teresa, and the folks over at the Fort Worth .NET User Group have finally realized a lifelong dream – a code camp based in Fort Worth for the Fort Worth .NET Community! Announcing the CowTown Code Camp! Those of you in the North Dallas area, please be advised that the CowTown Code Camp is […]

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Want to be a Microsoft Evangelist?

Posted on January 1, 2013 by

Once in a great while, a job opening on our team will come available. As this doesn’t happen that often, I wanted to make sure to share that news with everyone so that we get a good sampling of candidates submitting for the position. As many of you know, I’ve been with Microsoft for almost […]

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Rock Paper Azure Redux

Posted on December 18, 2012 by

Have you heard the news? We’ve recently raised the stakes with Rock Paper Azure game. This cloud-based coding challenge is back for just six weeks – and anyone can win! Simply get your Windows Azure account, and build and upload a bot (or re-boot your existing bot if you’ve already built one). Tweet about it […]

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WNS Badge, Toast and Tile Reference

Posted on December 13, 2012 by

Using WNS as part of your Windows 8 Store app? Digging into Windows Azure Mobile Services?  The Windows Notification Service is a key part of the Windows 8 platform and really great apps know how to use Push Notifications to make their great apps awesome. Here’s a reference I got from my teammate Nick Harris […]

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Activating your BizSpark MSDN Azure Benefits

Posted on December 12, 2012 by

Every BizSpark member has a set of Azure benefits that come with their MSDN subscriptions. These benefits are outlined in the graphic below: Activating your Azure Benefits is a simple process requiring just 3 steps: Activate Windows Azure Subscription Sign into your MSDN Benefits page at http://aka.ms/ActivateMSDN Use the Windows Azure Platform link from MyAccount […]

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Microsoft DevRadio: Community Corner – Why I Switched to Windows Azure

Posted on December 6, 2012 by

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Dev Radio: Community Corner

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Principal Architect for Excolo Group, Casey Watson on how Casey recently made the switch from Amazon EC2 Cloud Services to Windows Azure. Tune in to hear us chat about the reasons why he moved over to Azure as they discuss IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS […]

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BizSpark for Startups

Posted on December 5, 2012 by

My good friend and colleague Taylor Cowan has begun working on a blog post series entitled “25 Ways Software Startups can use BizSpark”.  Even if you haven’t already formed a company around your latest great idea, Taylor’s series will help you understand how startups can take the best advantage of all the amazing features that BizSpark has to […]

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Solving Real-world Problems with Windows Azure Web Sites

Posted on November 26, 2012 by

One of my peers, Brady Gaster, has released a blog post series on solving real-world problems with Windows Azure Web Sites. Windows Azure Web Sites, as I’m sure by now you already know, is our hosting platform for web applications in Windows Azure. With three levels of service, WAWS offers a number of ways to […]

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