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Orleans Goes Open Source

Back in July 2013, the “Orleans” team announced a small early adopter program, then at Build 2014 they announced the public preview. In October, John Shewchuk, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, described in his blog Simplifying high-scale computing applications with Orleans how our TED team in Microsoft had been working with partners during that early… Read more

Age of Ascent – An epic space game on Microsoft Azure

Earlier this year I, along with other members of the Microsoft TED team and the UK Microsoft Technology Center, helped Illyriad, a small UK games company, design and start building “Age of Ascent” a massively multiplayer online epic space game, powered by Microsoft Azure. John Shewchuck in his recent blog post “Building a massively-multiplayer game… Read more

Available Now: Preview of Project “Orleans”

Back in July 2013, I announced on my blog “Orleans”, Windows Azure and Halo 4” that the Orleans team were opening up a small early adopter program. Thanks to a very unexpected, but very welcome post by Mary Jo Foley, we had lots of requests for access, and as a result, over the past 9… Read more

Cloud Gaming Summit – 26th & 27th March 2014, London

I will be presenting at the Cloud Gaming Summit, a two-day free event that ukie in association with Microsoft is organizing which is exclusively designed for games developers and comprises both an Industry Briefing and a Developer Day. The days will be packed with industry leading speakers highlighting the latest cloud gaming trends and opportunities,… Read more

What is this “Internet of Things” thing, anyway?

My colleague Ewan has started posting about the “Internet of Things”, a topic that he and I, and several other folk at Microsoft, have started looking at in more detail, and started working with partners on projects around IoT, especially those projects that involve Windows Azure. So, check out his blog and future posting, and… Read more

Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Its official – Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games – and to prove it, a big hello from Turin, where I am working with the Deltatre team: Microsoft is also working with DeltaTre to bring the Olympics to 24 nations including Canada, Japan, all of Latin America… Read more