Posts Tagged ‘cloud’

Less than two months until the Microsoft Ignite conference! There is still some time for registration to secure your spot at the event, where you can meet the best and brightest minds to talk about cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and so much more.


Especially as a developer, Ignite will give you the opportunity to network with developers from around the world working on various platforms. You will get to dive into multi-device multi-platform focused sessions and get world-class training plus practical tips from experts.

The session list is available, in case you need some more convincing to attend. The list does not just include topic details, but speaker info, if you are looking forward to catch a particular presentation. Some of the featured Microsoft speakers are Satya Nadella, CEO, Dave Campbell, Cloud & Enterprise CTO, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Skype Corporate Vice President, Brad Anderson, Enterprise Client & Mobility Corporate Vice President, Joe Belfiore, PC Tablet and Phone Corporate Vice President and Peggy Johnson, Business Development, Executive Vice President.


If you are ready to make your plans for Ignite, you can find insider info on the Ignite Forums on Channel 9. There is also a Knowledge Based available for Ignite on UserVoice, where you can quickly find out information about the event agenda, transportation, hotels, map, attendee parties etc.

The Microsoft Ignite Countdown also contains valuable, up-to-date and fun info. The latest video, “The One About Breaking In Shoes Now, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and Buddy Guy’s Legends“, answers many forum questions and has tips for first-time conference and Chicago visitors.


Make sure not to miss the countdown videos!

As a surprise bonus; if you were planning to get Microsoft certified, all Microsoft certifications will be offered for %50 off the regular price for all registered Ignite attendees. Don’t forget to pre-register!


Last but not least, check out the Ignite Facebook page and Ignite Twitter feed for the latest updates!


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If you have time this Thursday and would like to find out more about Microsoft Azure, do not miss Microsoft’s free Cloud DevCamp in LA. I have been to multiple Windows Phone events in the past couple of years, which have been quite informative. This event format is quite similar and it will provide lots of learning opportunities, if you want to find out more about what Azure has to offer.

This Cloud DevCamp’s content will include information about new Microsoft Azure features and services including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Websites, and Visual Studio 2013 to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud. You will see how to build websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications. The instructor will also demonstrate how to build websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications. There will be hands-on labs focusing on the following:

  • Microsoft Azure Websites and Virtual Machines Using ASP.NET & Microsoft SQL Server
  • Deploying Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure
  • Exploring Microsoft Azure Storage for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

As an attendee you may use any development language you like to build or move existing applications to the cloud. You only need to bring your laptop to the event and activate your free 30-day Microsoft Azure subscription prior to your arrival.

Lately I have been busy with a Windows Phone image application idea and it was very convenient to fire up a VM in my Azure environment, setup Xamarin tools and start working on the project right away. You should certainly give Microsoft Azure a try. Do not forget to register for the Cloud DevCamp here! Happy coding.

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This is just a last-minute reminder for developer folks in Southern California. There are three free developer camps (DevCamps) tomorrow at the University of Southern California, one event focuses on HTML5, the Phone Camp covers Windows Phone development and the Cloud Camp is about the Windows Azure developer platform. All of the three DevCamps  tomorrow are free; you learn from experts, get time for some hands-on training and network with fellow developers.

HTML 5 DevCamp:

The HTML5 Web Camp will start with demos and presentations, and will end with hands on lab sessions. The following is a list of topics:

  • Introduction to HTML5
  • CSS3 and all the cool features
  • HTML5 Graphics Canvas and SVG
  • Video, Sound, and Animations With HTML5
  • HTML5 New Features
  • Practical HTML5: Using It Today
  • HTML5 for Multiple Devices: Phones and Others
You can register here for the HTML 5 DevCamp.

Phone DevCamp

The Phone Camp will cover how to utilize the cloud to consume external API’s for Windows Phone development, how to improve user experience with a deep dive Expression Blend session, app performance tuning, globalization and location and much more. The afternoon will include labs as well as an app competition, where you can share and present your own Windows Phone app.

You can find out more about the Phone DevCamp agenda and register here.

Cloud DevCamp

The Coud Camp will introduce the Windows Azure developer platform features and outline how Windows Azure opens up a host of new application and multi-screen development opportunities. Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure provides an operating system and a set of developer services used to build cloud-based solutions.

The Cloud DevCamp sessions will include the following topics:

  • Getting Started with Windows Azure
  • Using Windows Azure Storage
  • Understanding SQL Azure
  • Securing, Connecting, and Scaling
  • Azure Application Scenarios
  • Launching your Azure App
You can follow this link to register for Cloud DevCamp.

Student Prep Night

If you are a student and are interested particularly in attending the Windows Phone Camp, there is a Student Prep Night today. You will get a chance to install the necessary developer tools to get ready for the training on Friday and snack on pizza! Don’t forget to register here for the Student Prep Night.

If you would like to stay on top of everything HTML 5, Phone app development and the Cloud, don’t miss out on the DevCamp fun tomorrow!

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