Windows Azure Websites vs Cloud Services

The question of the week is. When do you use Windows Azure Websites as your web platform and when do you use Cloud Services. These two platforms provide similar functionality in that you can deploy your ASP.NET or other IIS based web application projects to either of these platforms. There are some general cases of…


Visual Studio 2013 Launch Highlights

There was so much to take in at Wednesday’s launch event, it’s hard to know where to start. All of the keynote sessions are available on-demand (visit http://events.visualstudio.com) and there are a number of events over the coming weeks which will let you go deeper into the new features available. (Keep an eye on the…


Get Your Game On (with Unity, Windows 8, and Windows Phone)

Unity is a free game engine – software you can use to make your own games (and interactive apps). Unity has been chosen by over 2 million developers because it provides all the core functionality needed, right out of the box, to develop great games (and interactive apps). The following are sessions recorded live during…


Mentor a team of Canadian students to Imagine Cup World Finals

Microsoft Canada recently announced the 2014 Canadian Imagine Cup finals. The best teams typically have a mentor to guide them. Could you be that mentor? There are many talented students across Canada with great ideas and a passion to bring those ideas to life. But sometimes they need a little help. The Imagine Cup is…

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Python and Git are Not Just for the Non-Visual Studio Developers

You have seen them sitting in Starbucks Café’s drinking six dollar lattés with recipes such as “venti half white mocha, half cafe vanilla, with 2 shots pour appigato style (over the top) and caramel drizzle frappachino.” You have heard them saying words like “pip”, “git”, “social”, “closure”, “npm”, “v8”, “accelerator”, “VC” and “stealth-mode”. I can…

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HTML5: The Parts You Care About (Part 3)

This is the last post in the blog series HTML5: The Parts You Care About. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Investing in the Right Tools To close this series of posts discussing HTML5, I want to discuss the toolset that you use for development. Everyone is going to have an opinion on what is…


Publishing Your App – It’s Not The Last Thing You’ll Do

What an exciting journey the past few weeks have been. All of your hard work has culminated to this very moment – publishing your app to the Windows Phone Store. This is definitely the most thrilling and frightening part for any app developer. On the one hand, you have a huge sense of empowerment having…


5 great ways to learn about Visual Studio 2013

Want to get up to speed on the new features in Visual Studio 2013? From videos, to hands on labs, let’s look at some of the best resources that can help you get up to speed on the features that will help you most. We have two great Visual Studio 2013 events coming up to…

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