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 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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Windows 8 Certification Tips

Posted on November 19, 2012 by

My teammate in Ann Arbor, Jennifer Marsman, recently published a blog series on tips for getting your Windows 8 application through the certification process. In the series, she the common problems developers run into when submitting their applications to the Windows 8 Store for certification, and gives some great tips on how to avoid them all together. […]

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IaaS Bootcamp in Dallas

Posted on November 13, 2012 by

Whether you build apps or support the infrastructure that runs the apps, the cloud can be a really big place. For some, it’s a natural evolution for their application and infrastructure to embrace the power and scale of the cloud. For others, it’s a journey that has to begin with a single step. Windows Azure […]

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WebView vs. SettingsFlyout

Posted on October 30, 2012 by

I was working on a Windows 8 application tonight, as part of some Azure content that I’m creating, and ran into a weird error.  I wanted to share it here in case other people ran into the same issue. I have a very simple application – it’s essentially a simplified News Reader app that collects […]

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Posted on October 30, 2012 by

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure MVPs and community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to […]

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Microsoft DevRadio: Community Corner – Update Controls for Windows 8 app Development

Posted on October 29, 2012 by

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Dev Radio: Community Corner

I recently had the  pleasure  to interview wicked smart Microsoft Client App Dev MVP Michael Perry as part of the Microsoft DevRadio show to hear about the amazing work he’s done on an open source databinding framework called  Update Controlswhich can help Windows 8 app developers simplify their code by automatically discovering dependencies so that you […]

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Windows Azure Fast!

Posted on October 26, 2012 by

Enter to win a trip to Las Vegas for you and a friend plus track time with some of the world’s fastest cars! Just upload a short video telling us how Windows Azure made your apps or development faster. This is how we do it: Visit and check out some of the videos on […]

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