Hands On Labs Online HOLO for Windows 8 and Windows Azure Developers

MSDN Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use MSDN Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Check here for system requirements.  …

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Apptivate.ms International App Dev Competition

Apptivate.ms is an international app building competition where developers can submit their app and get feedback from other developers. They can also review other apps and ask & answer questions on Stack Overflow. Participants have a chance to win $15,000 in Windows 8 prizes (including $5,000 for the best app).  Developers must submit their apps…

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Microsoft's DevRadio Developer Show on Channel 9

Microsoft’s DevRadio is for developers created by developers. Community leaders, industry leaders, Microsoft insiders. We bring you the latest in software development news. Download our latest development tools at: Windows 8, Free Windows Azure Platform Trial, and Visual Studio Express 2012.    

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Creating iPhone iPad Apps Using Windows Azure Mobile Services

iOS developers can now use Windows Azure Mobile Services, e. g. Windows Azure SQL database, in their iPhone and iPad apps. Better yet, you can create an iOS app using the wizard available at Windows Azure management portal simply by downloading the code, compiling it in Xcode, and running it. See the step by step…

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Creating Windows 8 Applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

In this video Scott Guthrie shows how using Windows Azure Mobile Services one can add a cloud backend to a Windows 8 application in a few minutes.   You can create Windows 8 apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services with the following development tools and services. 1. Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 – Download…

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MoDev Tablet 2012 in DC Sept 13-15, 2012

The 3-day event consists of workshops on Thursday 9/13, MoDev Tablet conference on Friday 9/14 and Hackathon on Saturday 9/15. Come see the latest Tablet devices in action, learn the best methods for developing and marketing native, web and hybrid apps, and meet great people in the process. Oh, and we’ll be giving away over…

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Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector – July 2012 Update

I updated the resource kit to add links to Windows 8 resources. Download the PPT file here (or https://aka.ms/cloudinfokit). Web Links: https://aka.ms/URL    Example: https://aka.ms/zxazure90day Developer Tools Windows 8 Release Preview and SDK /zxwin8 – Windows 8 beta and SDK samples Visual Studio Express 2012 RC /zxvs2012rc – Visual Studio 2010 for Windows 8, Windows Phone…

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Moving an existing Hyper-V vhd to Windows Azure

I talked about building a CRM dev VM running on Windows Azure from scratch here.  However, you might have an existing VM that you’d prefer to run on Windows Azure instead.  Why?  … read more …

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Resizing an Azure VM vhd file

I got into a bit of a predicament where the C drive of the VM I created here started to fill up.  I needed to install some software that only gave me the option to install to the C drive.  The installer was telling me there wasn’t enough disk space.  Here’s what I did to…

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Preventing charges for an Azure VM when not in use

When you shutdown an Azure VM, you still get charged for usage.  That’s because the hardware for your VM is still allocated/dedicated to you.  It’s just not being used.  To prevent charges, you can delete the VM.  When you do that, your .vhd file(s) don’t’ get deleted.  Therefore, you can recreate the VM rather quickly…

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