Game Building Tutorials for Windows Phone 7

My office mate, Kenny Spade has created a series of tutorials about developing games on Windows Phone 7. If you’re new to developing games using XNA it’s a great place to start. Kenny plans to publish his posts (almost) every Monday. The four current postings are listed below: Introduction to XNA – What you get…

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January 2011 – Windows Azure Webinars

This is a three part series covering the benefits, implications and best practices for adopting Windows Azure. The webinars are scheduled for three dates in January: The Business Case for Azure (Part 1) – January 12, 2011 The objective of this session is to provide an understanding of why Software as a Service is a…

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ISV Video: Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7

When it comes to game design for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft turned to Plexipixel to design and develop a free game called Unite.  The team that designed and developed the game using Silverlight shares the tips and lessons learned. See Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 on Channel 9. Plexipixel executive…

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ISV Video: Plexipixel Creates HTML 5 Animations Online with Okapi

Plexipixel developer Lisa Smith and designer Stephanie Newcomb talk with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about their work with Okapi, a Javascript framework that allows developers to create animation in HTML 5 online. See Plexipixel Creates HTML 5 Animations Online with Okapi. The site for MIX was created in WordPress on Windows Server 2008 R2…

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HTML5 Labs

The technologies around HTML5 are still under active development and people need a better way to differentiate between the more experimental parts of HTML5 and the parts ready for use in mainstream sites.  The recent issue around WebSockets offers an example that developers and consumers will face over support of emerging standards. Microsoft’s approach to…

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ISV Video: Credit Card Processing for Windows Phone 7 on Windows Azure

Want to process credit cards on your Windows Azure site or from Windows Phone 7 application? Microsoft partner Accumulus provides a solution for both. CEO Gregory Kim and company President Christian Dreke describe their solution and provide a demo of how you might accept credit cards on Windows Phone 7 application. The record keeping for…

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Win Money by Entering Perficient’s #CloudDevComp Competition–US and Canada Only

Would you like to win money and prizes for your Windows Azure platform applications you’ve created? Then you’ll want to check out Perficient’s  #CloudDevComp competition. All competition entries must use a Windows Azure platform element and can use any platform (Ruby, .NET, Java, etc.) You could win: First Prize – $500 gift card & a…

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The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit December Update Available for Download

    The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. The December update provides new and updated hands-on labs, demo…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) Available

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) is now available for download in the Microsoft Download Center.  As with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta, the Release Candidate is available for anyone to download, and will be available until the RTM release scheduled for Q1, 2011. Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3f82c6f-c123-4e80-b9b2-ee422a16b91d&displaylang=en For More Information Please visit:…

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Save $500 + one night hotel at MIX11 – register by Feb 11

MIX11 registration opens in late January with a special offer for early birds – register by February 11 and save $500 on your conference pass, and receive one free night hotel when you book two or more nights at the Mandalay Bay.  Join the MIX email newsletter and be among the first to learn about…

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