Windows Phone 8 Development Internals book for only $10 – this week only

Just spotted this over on the Microsoft Press blog. This looks like an awesome book and you can have access to bits of it now for $10. If you wait until next week, the price goes up to $20, and it keeps going up as more of the book’s available (although for your $10, you…


More useful Windows Phone 8 Resources

Announcing the new Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform by Kevin GalloVisual Studio Blog – Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0 .Net Framework Blog – Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Blog – Meet Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Dev Center Twitter Feed Windows Phone Twitter Feed


Windows Phone 8 SDK Available for Download

The Windows Phone 8 SDK is now available for download from the Windows Phone Developer site. Grab it today to start developing for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. There’s also a great MSDN article – What’s new in Windows Phone SDK 8.0


Windows Phone 8 Training and Hands-On-Labs in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

[13/11] Update – added Agenda below Last week I sent a Save the Date to the Australian Windows Phone Community List where I foreshadowed training in Windows Phone in conjunction with Nokia this month. Well, with the release of the new Windows Phone SDK yesterday, I can now announce it will be Windows Phone 8…


Learn Azure and Save a Life

Folding@Home is a Stanford University research project into Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and many forms of cancer. Essentially it’s a distributed computing project (it probably could be classified as a useful SETI) where small units of work are farmed out to available computing resources. This kind of problem is one that’s ideally suited to Windows Azure (and…


Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Updated

The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available for download. From the download page: The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines…


Windows Azure – When do I use What?

At this week’s Azure Dev Camp in Sydney, I showed a slide with suggestions as to when you’d use Windows Azure Web Sites, when you’d use Windows Azure Cloud Services, and when you’d use Windows Azure Virtual Machines. I pinched the slide from Yochay Kiriaty and Craig Kitterman’s TechEd US Session “Windows Azure Websites: Under…


DDD Melbourne Announced for 28 July plus Call for Speakers

DDD Melbourne 2012 has been announced and the call for speakers has opened. If you’re a developer in Melbourne (or are happy to travel for an excellent event), check it out.


Cool Azure InfoGraphic

The Azure marketing folk here in Australia have produced this cool infographic talking about how the cloud is changing the job market and how to take advantage of the opportunities the cloud provides with Windows Azure. Check out the graphic below, and sign up for a trial of Windows Azure. Of course, if you want…


Excellent Windows Azure Intro Videos

I just stumbled across some excellent introductory videos which Steve Marx did while he was at Microsoft. They provide a short explanation behind some of the Azure concepts including: What is Windows Azure? What is SQL Azure? What are the Access Control and Service Bus? What is the Windows Azure Platform? Check them out.