Microsoft Kinect Effect Reaches Into Hospitals, Senior Centers

Tiger Place, an independent living center in Missouri, uses technology such as Kinect to closely monitor seniors’ movement to help prevent functional decline that can lead to falls and decreased mobility. More info here.   Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview….

Introducing the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series

Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, is introducing the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series over the next few weeks in which he will discuss with some of Microsoft’s senior leaders responsible for managing Microsoft’s cloud service offerings the importance of these topics related to cloud security, privacy and reliability. Introducing the Cloud Fundamentals Video…

Get Started with Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 has just been released. You can download the developer runtime (32-bit or 64-bit), Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio including the SDK and Silverlight toolkit here and start creating Silverlight 5 applications. There are many online learning resources of Silverlight. You can find some of them here. One of the new features of Silverlight…

Mobile Clients for Microsoft Lync Available on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android

Mobile clients (smartphone apps) for Microsoft Lync are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android users. For more info on Lync mobile clients, click here. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 delivers complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and mobile device. For…

Building Apps Using SQL Azure and SQL Azure Reporting (Content)

Thanks to all who attended my webcast on "Building Apps Using SQL Azure and SQL Azure Reporting”. You can download the presentation here. Also, you can get Windows Azure SDK, Free Trial Account, InfoKit. Below is my response to some questions. Q: I have set up an SQL Azure database, but cannot connect from SMS….

Learn Windows Azure: Recorded Sessions

All sessions of the live event “Learn Windows Azure” are now available at Channel9. During the panel QA, ScottGu, Mark Russinovich and David Campbell addressed many great questions. To get started with Windows Azure, download Windows Azure SDK, get a Free Trial Account if you don’t have one already. To find more info on Windows…

Windows Azure and Windows Phone Presentation at MN IT Symposium

Thanks to all of you who attended our workshop of “Emerging Technologies and Trends” at the MN IT Symposium. You can download my presentation on Windows Azure and Windows Phone here.

Learn Windows Azure LIVE Online Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9 am – 5 pm PST

Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus next Tuesday, December 13, 2011 for “Learn Windows Azure”, a FREE event for developers to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud with Windows Azure. At this event you will learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Scott Guthrie, Dave…

Windows Azure Dev Camp at DC, Dec. 14, 2011

Windows Azure Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Sign up today here. Get Windows Azure SDK, Free Trial Account, InfoKit  

Windows Azure Contest: Rock Paper Azure Challenge

  In this online game, based on Rock Paper Scissors, developers code their own player "Bot", host it on Windows Azure, and battle other competitors for weekly prizes. Here’s how it works: Get Your Windows Azure Account: Don’t have one? Get your FREE trial here or activate your MSDN Subscription benefit that includes Windows Azure…