Windows Azure Mobile Services and Websites Are Available Now

At Build 2013, Microsoft made a number of Windows Azure announcements including the availability of Windows Azure Mobile Services and Websites. Read the team blog here for more detail. Mobile Services makes it fast and easy to create a mobile backend for every device.  Mobile Services simplifies user authentication, push notification, server side data and…

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Watch Live Sessions from Build - Microsoft's Developer Conference 6/26-6/28

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 6000+ are attending the conference in San Francisco and many more are watching live streaming online…   At Build, we’ll share updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and more. Build is the path to creating and implementing your great ideas, and then differentiating them in the…

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Resources for Developing Windows Store apps

If you are relatively new to Windows Store app development, you may find useful the resources listed below. This set of resources touches many key areas that developers will need to work with while developing Windows Store apps.  Writing code for Windows Store apps (JavaScript) Creating a UI Defining app resources Responding to user interaction…

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Take Up Windows Azure Developer Challenge Compete for Great Prizes

You can find the detail at codeproject.com Below are some highlights. Try Windows Azure and our 5 programming challenges for a chance at spot prizes, Stage prizes and the Grand Prize. Over $16,000 in prizes total are up for grabs with 65 chances to win. Find your silver lining in the cloud. How do I…

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Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET Just Released

ScottGu in a recent post summarizes the new features and enhancements in the latest release.  These new capabilities include: Web Sites: Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics Cloud Services: Support for new high memory VM sizes, Faster Cloud Service publishing & Visual Studio Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data Storage:…

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SharePoint on Windows Azure Resources

I recently came across a number of SharePoint on Windows Azure resources and want to share them with you. See list below. Channel 9 Talk: SharePoint on Windows Azure (20 minutes) https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/SharePoint-on-Windows-Azure TechEd: Paul Stubbs – Deploying SharePoint Farms on Windows Azure Virtual Machines https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/AZR327 SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Whitepaper http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38428 SharePoint…

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Windows Azure Training Kit - April 2013 Available

The new release includes new and updated contents since last December release. Click here to download. New Presentation: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Phone New Presentation: Introduction to Windows Azure HDInsight Service New Lab: Introduction to Windows Azure…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Officially Launched

As part of the new Infrastructure Services release, we’ve added in new high memory VM instances (28GB/4 core and 56 GB/8 core) to run the most demanding workloads.  We’ve also added added in a number of new Microsoft validated instancesto our list including SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk Server, and Dynamics NAV to name a few….

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My New Role at Microsoft: Focusing on Windows Azure

I will start a new role today at Microsoft focusing on Windows Azure. It’s been my great pleasure working with the US DPE team for the past several years, and I look forward to my solution architect role with the Worldwide Windows Azure services team working in Microsoft China. I will continue with my online…

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Can you build Windows Store App and Make Money?

The answer is YES and perhaps a lot by my standard. But that all depends on how you do it. My colleague Kevin Ashley tells his story of how to make $30,000 a month. Read his blog here. Please don’t ask me how you can make money because I don’t have an answer. The opportunity…

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