Join us for Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure event with live Q&A with Product Team

A few weeks ago Microsoft hosted an event in New York callConnect(); where some key announcements were made around .Net, mobile, clouddevelopment and software engineering practices. We will be re-delivering thesame event locally in Johannesburg where you will have the opportunity to getan insider’s view of the announcements made including a preview of upcomingrelease Visual…

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Cloud Camp Content

We recently ran a Cloud Camp in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town showcasing some of the great Services and capabilities of Azure. You can get all the content that was presented plus a whole lot more in one of two easy ways: Web PI launcher (https://aka.ms/azurereadiness-devcamp) GitHub (https://github.com/Azure-Readiness/DevCamp) Now get out there and build the…

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Handling Azure credit limits

Azure like most other cloud services has a free tier or you can get some credit upfront when you sign-up. You can easily get $200 worth of credit just be setting up a trial account. BizSpark members and MSDN subscribers also get great Azure benefits, up to $150 / month of credit to use on…

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Getting Started with Azure and/or VS Online using your MSDN benefits

During the last month we delivered some sessions around DevOps as well as software quality. One of the discussion points was around leveraging Azure and Visual Studio Online, and I received a number of queries subsequently around how to leverage this. STEP 1  – Assign and activate your MSDN subscriptions. Many customers (too many )…

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Zoaib to Speak at Community Night

On the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft hosts a variety of technical communities at the Joburg offices in Bryanston. At the next event on 14 October Zoaib Hoosen the MD of Microsoft South Africa will give a 20 minutes talk to the community at 6pm about the current and future direction of Microsoft, the…

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Microsoft Dev Day Content

Jarrod and I recently went on a tour around South Africa to present on some great technologies such as SignalR, WebAPI, Azure, Xamarin and Cordova. Due to popular demand here are the slides and source code that were part of my presentations during the day. It was great seeing all the amazing developers across South…


Some Recent Product and Policy Updates

It has been a while since I posted some content. Before I leave it any longer here is a round-up of some interesting news that has been happening in the world of Microsoft Visual Studio We have release the RTM of Update 3 for VS.2013 and a refresh of the Multi-Device Hybrid Apps (Preview) extension…

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Microsoft Dev Day

Developing and Testing Mobile Solutions Across a variety of devices This one day workshop will cover everything you will need to know about developing for the Windows Ecosystem whether on the cloud, on your phone, laptop or tablet. The day will introduce the platforms, dive into detail around each of them and wrap up with…

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A Day of DevOps, Release Management, Software Quality and Agile Project Requirements Management (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

  Registration Details Cost: Free Cape Town – 10 Sept: Book here Johannesburg – 15 Sept (yes a Monday):  Book here If you have any issues, please Call: 0860 22 55 67 or Email: saevent@microsoft.com   Are you looking to improve the way you manage software projects, or release software? Perhaps you need some better…

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