Top 7 Concerns of Migrating an ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure

This post is part of a series called “Windows Azure for the ASP.NET Developer” written by Rachel Appel, Adam Hoffman, and Peter Laudati.  You can see the complete list of posts in the series at the US DPE Azure Connection site. In the previous post of this series, I covered how to prepare your development…

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Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing.  It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different.  VERY different. …

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Rock Paper Azure At YOUR User Group Or Class

Do you lead a User Group? Are you part of one? Are you a professor?  Teach a programming or cloud computing class of any sort?  If you’re looking for an activity that will mix fun and learning among friends, consider hosting your own Rock Paper Azure Challenge!   The RPA Challenge is a fun way to…


The Rock Paper Azure Challenge Is Back With A Trip To Cancun!

I’m excited to announce that the Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back again for a 3rd iteration! This time around, we’ve made some more minor tweaks, and added some stellar prizes, including a trip to Cancun, Mexico! I first announced the Rock Paper Azure Challenge here back in April.  The RPA Challenge is a fun…


Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge from Windows XP

The Rock Paper Azure Challenge’s Grand Tournament is coming to a head on July 13th, 2011 when we will present the top 12 contestants with $8,500 in prizes. The challenge is to code a ‘bot’ that will play the childhood game Rock Paper Scissors against the ‘bots’ of every other contestant in the tournament.  The…


Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge On A Mac

Last week, I announced the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament with $5000 at stake for first prize. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is a coding contest in which you develop a “bot” to play the game of Rock Paper Scissors against other contestants’ bots.  The RPA Challenge also gives you an opportunity to learn more…


Enter the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament By July 13, 2011 – $5000 on the line!

Back in April, my colleagues and I launched the Rock Paper Azure Challenge. The RPA Challenge is a fun way for developers to gain some familiarity with Windows Azure and possibly win a few prizes along the way.  In short, you get to code a “bot” that will play the childhood game of Rock, Paper,…


Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge!

I’m excited to announce the launch today of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge! For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with Jim O’Neil and Brian Hitney on a new Windows Azure event/game called Rock, Paper, Azure. The concept is this: you code a “bot” that plays rock, paper, scissors against the other players…


Connected Show #30 – You Don’t Find Skeet, Skeet Finds YOU!

In this episode, the man, the myth, the legend: C# MVP Jon Skeet joins Peter on a whirlwind tour into the bowels of the C# language. Jon talks up lambdas, expression trees, and other C# goodness. Prepare to have your brain tickled! (Interview starts at 31:18) Also, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to rap…