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…

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Estimating and prioritising a product backlog in Sydney on 9 Feb

Richard Banks is presenting a Readify Dev Day in Sydney early next month on a topic that I suspect most of us could do with a bit of brushing up on. From their event site: At the conclusion of this Dev Day, attendees should not only understand the theory of estimating and prioritising a product…

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LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 – Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in…

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Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Session

As part of our developer readiness outreach, our Visual Studio Product Manager, Ibrahim Hamza, has organised what sounds like an excellent session on maximising your productivity with Visual Studio 2010. Learn how to become a Visual Studio coding guru! In this fast-paced session, learn to write code faster than a speeding bullet, leap around large…

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Training Kit Redux–More developer resources than you could shake a stick at

A while ago, I did a post about the great Developer Training Kits available for free download from Microsoft. Since then, we’ve released a bunch more, so I thought I’d list all of the ones I use regularly in one place. Each of these great resources include hundreds of MB videos, presentations, white papers, demo…

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NXT2.0 Robot – The Journey Continues

In my previous post, I talked about getting a new Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics kit and about building TrophyBot to carry around a Lego trophy Catherine Eibner won for being an awesome evangelist. In this post, as promised, I’ll talk about how I programmed the robot to move around, shouting "HORRAY!" whenever it bumped…

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Want to go to JAOO in Sydney or Brisbane next month?

The JAOO conference in Sydney May (5)7-8 and Brisbane May (9)11-14 looks great. The speaker list reads like a who’s-who with Greg Willis, Nick Hodge, Joel Pobar and a whole lot more. We’ve managed to find a comp ticket to each of these events to give away. Drop me a note telling me why you…

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Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people). There’s also a…

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You want content? How about an Azure Services Training Kit? Azure Videos on Channel 9?

Hot on the heels of other great training kits, we’ve released the Azure Services Training Kit. From the internal announcement email: Today we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build…

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How do you become a "Successful Developer"?

Fin asked a few of us inside and outside Microsoft for tips in becoming a successful developer. I’m not sure that she expected the deluge (or verbosity) of responses – I think she only had about 300 words to fill in total – she asked 15 people so it turns out 20 words each was…

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