Windows Azure Developer Opportunities

As the Learn Windows Azure event rolls along today (keep an eye on the site for recordings of the content if you missed it), here are some other great ways to dive into cloud computing.  Update: the session recordings are now available. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge Entertain your competitive side, improve your cloud development…


Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge

The Rock Paper Azure Challenge gets underway today!  It’s a chance to prove your coding skills as bots you develop battle it out in a cloud-based game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” (with added twists – dynamite and water balloons). Though topping the leaderboard will earn you bragging rights, there are prizes for the weekly tournaments…

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MSDN Silverlight Firestarter Series – Rochester, Waltham, and Beyond

Light Up Your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 Firestarter A new MSDN Events series, focusing on Silverlight and Windows 7, is visiting cities in the east including Waltham, MA and Rochester, NY: Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications.  Together, you have the power to build smart, visually…


Online Firestarters – Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure

MSDN Firestarter events are great (and free) ways to get up to speed with specific developer topics.  For those who can’t attend in person, several of these live events will also feature an online streaming option, so tune in for some excellent Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure content! Silverlight Firestarter – 12/2 The Silverlight Firestarter…


MSDN Firestarter Events Coming Soon

[Update 8/23/2010 – Registration for the ASP.NET Web Platform Events is now open] Starting soon and running throughout the rest of the year, our regional team will be delivering three series of “Firestarter” MSDN events along the east cost, covering client, cloud, and web development topics.  The idea behind a Firestarter is to concentrate on…


DeepZoomPix Technology Demo

Released today, DeepZoomPix is an application that showcases a number of different technologies, including Windows Azure, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, and Expression. It demonstrates using Deep Zoom to process images, Windows Azure to store and distribute the images via cloud services, and Silverlight to explore content.  From the FAQ: What is DeepZoomPix? DeepZoomPix (DZP) is a…