Building a Cloud Application/Startup/ISV? New Resources Available


One of the questions we hear often is "I'm building an app and I'm looking for technical help. Where do I go?", so I thought I would summarise some of our newest resources available to help!

Everything here is available for free and we'd love to know what you think.

Learn how to accelerate your app/software development (for technical and non-technical roles)

We've pulled together resources across Microsoft into a simple learning program, Next. We'll teach you how to make smarter decisions and leverage Microsoft resources to help you accelerate your growth.

The content includes a mix of business/technical help and content such as: Building a Cloud Foundation, Strategic Integration Points (to kick-start growth), Marketing Fundamentals, Unique Value Proposition, Distributing Your App and more.

Plus, once you're done getting started, you can switch to learn more about Strategy & Leadership, Marketing, Sales or how to get started with Microsoft cloud products (Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365 etc).

Get Started: https://aka.ms/nextau_isvm

Chat with Microsoft Engineers

We recently released Dev Chat, get technical tips from a Microsoft engineer for successfully planning your Microsoft Azure applications and solutions. Technical Chat Level: 100-400

Start Chatting: https://aka.ms/devchatau

Learn for Free: Cloud App Development (for technical roles)

Whether you're new to Azure or already a cloud professional, enrich your technical skills with our curated Azure Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) catalogue featuring in-depth courseware, videos, labs, and assessments. For app development, we recommend:

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • App Service
  • Application Deployment and Management

Start Learning: https://aka.ms/AzureSkillsAU (Filter by the "Cloud Development" category)

Consult with Microsoft Engineers

Introducing a new way for developers to ramp, build, and accelerate app development by connecting with Microsoft experts through technical training and custom technical consultations. Example consultations:

  • Starter Kit Consult: App Development
  • Migrating Applications to Azure
  • Xamarin Starter Kit Consultation
  • API Development Consultation
  • Creating Intelligent Cloud Applications
  • Architecture Consult for Cloud Apps
  • & lots more available for free!

Book a consultation: https://aka.ms/devconsultau

Meet with Microsoft Staff in Sydney

Whether you are taking your first steps or you are wanting to leverage advanced technologies such as bots, blockchain or cognitive services, join us at a technical Azure ‘drop in clinic’ at our Microsoft Store in Sydney. Drop in or stay all day to meet our Azure experts and discuss any questions you may have about using or moving to Azure.

The day will provide you with an informal opportunity to get some 1:1 time with key local Azure technical experts. Available dates include:

  • Wednesday, 12 April 2017
  • Wednesday, 10 May 2017
  • & each month all the way until December!

Register now: https://aka.ms/isvdropinAU


Comments (2)

  1. We’re interested in the Sydney live chat but only if there are folks who can assist with Azure IoT. Otherwise we can do the online thing but I am prepared to fly my staff up to Sydney if this is practical.

    1. Luke Swetman says:

      Hi Geoff,
      Azure IoT is a supported service for Dev Chat: https://aka.ms/devchatau
      You can also complete a technical Deep Dive on Azure IoT: https://aka.ms/devconsultau
      (For the second link, scroll down to the ‘Build’ tab and then you’re looking for the ‘Building Connected Solutions with IoT’ session.

      Make sure you’re signed in to the Microsoft Partner Network to register for the second session.

      If you try both of the above and still want to have your staff connect in person, shoot me an email at partnerau@microsoft.com and we can make sure there’s an Azure IoT expert at a Drop In Clinic (not 100% sure for March 8th but I can check if you want).

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