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If you are an ASP.NET dev and still wondering about Azure, the cloud offering from Microsoft, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss!!
“Top Azure features every ASP.NET developer should know about”
This meeting will be presented by Bill Wilder, MVP Azure from Boston, USA.
When: Monday, April 28, 2014
Where: Microsoft Montreal office (2000 McGill College, 4th floor, Montreal, QC)
Cost: Free for existing members, 5$ for visitors
To RSVP, visit http://www.meetup.com/dotnetmontreal/events/135071842/
Have you checked Microsoft Virtual Academy courses ?
Here is my Microsoft Virtual Academy learning plan for the upcoming weeks:
Enterprise Developer Camp Jump Start
Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start
Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition Jump Start
Designing Your XAML UI with Blend Jump Start
Here is a link to download 8 Azure posters (and maybe more to come), excellent for learning and training!
Microsoft Virtual Academy is hosting a free full week of Azure training January 27-31, 2014.
Each day, a different topic will be covered:
Get Started with Windows Azure Today Jump Start: Overview Day, Monday January 27
Join Scott Guthrie. Azure guru and Microsoft Corporate Vice President, as he builds a real-world application from scratch, and hear about the platform in a nutshell.
Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start: Architecture Day, Tuesday January 28
Developers, do you wonder how to design apps for the cloud? Are you interested in best practices for architectures that include services that run in the cloud? Join Marc Mercuri for a day of design and architecture lessons for Windows Azure developers.
Building Windows Azure Applications Jump Start: Developer Day, Wednesday January 29
If you’ve been thinking about Windows Azure for your next application, but aren’t sure where to begin, join this deep dive with Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter to get started building applications for the cloud today.
Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive Jump Start:Infrastructure Day, Thursday January 30
Join Cheryl McGuire for Hybrid Cloud Day, a deep dive on integrating Windows Azure into your infrastructure. She will explore details about creating VMs, how they behave in Windows Azure, and how to configure good network communication to get things up and running in the cloud.
Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure: Mobile Services Day, Friday January 31
Join Miranda Luna for a comprehensive, infrastructure-focused look at how your mobile apps can use cloud data, manage users with ease, and quickly deliver push notifications at scale.
via Guy Barrette.
Here is the latest version of the Windows Azure Poster, to download and print (26" x 39”) from Microsoft website:
It is impressive to see all the new features added to the Azure offering lately…
Day two keynote of the BUILD 2013 conference was more focused on dev stuff (well it was Scott Guthrie, not Ballmer), with topics such as Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows Azure Web Sites.
Watch the entire keynote online:
Read the full transcript:
Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites are finally released!
Mobile Services allows you to target Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and HTML5 for your backend. It comes with a free service tier.
Azure Web Sites hosts your sites and support a variety of languages and frameworks, including ASP.NET, PHP, Python, WordPress, and Drupal.
Interesting note for MSDN subscribers: You can now activate your Windows Azure benefits without entering a credit card number!
And if you missed it, new Windows Azure MSDN benefits were announced previously at TechEd 2013.
The promise of “One ASP.NET” comes true! Nice demo by Scott Hanselman, jump to 15:00 in the video:
“Windows Embedded 8 Industry extends Windows 8 to a range of edge devices across retail, manufacturing, healthcare and any other industries in which powerful line-of-business applications and the ability to perform a specialized function in a secure and reliable way is paramount.”
Windows 8 Ad SDK
Improved Ad SDK (for both 8 and 8.1) with more options and tools to monetize your WinRT app.
Supported ad sizes are now: 250 x 250, 300 x 250, 728 x 90, 160 x 160, and 300 x 600.
And last but not least… huge news: PayPal SDK is available!!
Dans le cadre des Samedi.NET et grace au soutien de Microsoft Canada, la Communauté .NET Montréal est très heureuse d’organiser cet atelier dédié aux développement d’applications ciblant Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 et Windows Azure.
“Venez participer à cette journée dédiée au développement Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 et Windows Azure. Au travers de présentations et de labs techniques, c'est enfin l'occasion révée de se mettre à jour sur le développement d'applications tirant avantage de ces technologies!!”
Tous les détails et inscription (obligatoire):
Au plaisir de vous voir nombreux!!
Day 2 keynote of the BUILD conference was more focused on developer-oriented technologies. Great speakers such as Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Josh Twist and Jason Zander did multiple demos with live coding, showing the latest features of the Windows Azure Platform as it is now a solid complementary offering for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps.
- Windows Azure Web Sites now supports .NET Framework 4.5 and Python.
- Release of the Azure Store preview, a catalog of Azure-based third-party add-ons.
- Windows Azure Mobile Services now supports Windows Phone 8 (in addition to Windows 8 and iOS), a demo showed how to quickly setup this cloud-based data services, add authentication using multiple providers, push notifications to both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
- Windows Azure Media Services to easily upload, encode, publish and stream video to Win8, WP8, Xbox, iOS, Mac or Android...
- More enterprise oriented services on Azure: extending Office (SharePoint as a back-end), service bus, identities (federation).
Learn more on: www.windowsazure.com
Notable announcement of day 2:
- Team Foundation Service is now available! (The new url for what used to be TFSPreview is now http://tfs.visualstudio.com). Pricing will be announced in 2013, but we already know that a free option is offered:
Watch the entire keynote online:
Read the full transcript:
I am very happy to release a set of 8 websites dedicated to trainings on the latest Microsoft Technologies, all grouped in one portal: www.tourtrainings.com
Right now you can explore:
- HTML5 & ASP.NET MVC: www.html5-tour.com
- Windows 8: www.windows8-tour.com
- UX Design: www.uxdesign-tour.com
- SharePoint: www.sharepoint-tour.com
- Xbox Kinect: www.kinect-tour.com
- Azure: www.azure-tour.com
- Windows Phone: www.windowsphone-tour.com
- Team Foundation Server: www.teamfoundation-tour.com
We expect to progressively provide more and more content delivered by technical experts in a city near you. Stay tuned!
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