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Volume 18, Number 18: September 10, 2014
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Kong vs. Xbox
October 16 and 23: WebGL 3D Game Development with Babylon.js
Meet the creators of Babylon.js! If you have a great idea for a 3D game and want to build it with the same free, open source framework used to create Assassin's Creed Pirates, don't miss this live event.

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September 23 - 24: Introduction to Programming with Python
If you are brand new to coding and want to see how fun and easy it can be, join experts Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison for an entertaining introduction to solving real-world problems. By the end of the two days, you will be writing programs.

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Curah! - Curate the Web and Share What You Know
Curah!, the new content curation platform launched by Microsoft eight months ago, is making a real difference for the customers who are using it – and for the creative people who have already published thousands of high-quality curations on technical topics. Join the founding curators of Curah! today, and make a difference.

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My App in 60 Seconds: 9/11 Memorial Guide
Michael Frazier, Senior Vice-President of Communications and Digital Media for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, shares the app they created for Windows 8. After watching the video, get started creating your app by downloading Visual Studio Express.

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Kong vs. Xbox
September 24: Lighting Up Real-Time Web Communications with SignalR
Add real-time functionality to your web apps - and get the details on the most-watched GitHub project. Use it for games, inventory apps, e-commerce, and more, on any .NET platform or device, from phones to cloud. Join Microsoft experts Jon Galloway and Brady Gaster, plus some special guests, for this step-by-step walk-through.

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September 11: Porting Unity Games to Windows Store and Windows Phone
Increase the reach of your existing iOS, Android, or PC games - join the experts to get a practical, step-by-step deep dive into requirements, tools, Windows APIs, and more. At the end of these working sessions, you can have your full game ported.

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September 30 - October 1: Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Jump Start
Don't miss this opportunity to get real-world guidance on developing universal Windows apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices, as Microsoft's experts Jerry Nixon and Daren May build a working app using tools and techniques that can give you a dramatic advantage as a developer.

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Beta Testing a Windows Phone App
If you are developing in the cloud and cannot build directly to a device, the Beta distribution channel in the Windows Phone store may work for you. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up beta access for your next project. To start creating what might be the next big app, download the tools you need today.

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Want to create the next Flappy Bird?
Join experts James Quick and Shahed Chowdhuri and see how easy it is to set up Construct 2, build games, and publish to the Microsoft platform. Learn to build an engaging 2D game in just an hour, with no previous experience.

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October 2 and 9: Developing 2D Games with HTML5
Build once - deploy everywhere. Experts show you how. End the second day with a fully playable role-playing game, including non-player character interaction, an in-game store, and a turn-based battle system. Bring your questions.

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DevOps + Cloud Webcast Series
Azure Gallery overview: What's in it for me?
September 24, 2014

Continuous Delivery with Azure: Choosing Your Release Strategy
October 1, 2014

The All-in Devtest Scenario: Moving Your TFS to the Cloud
October 8, 2014

Ch9 Video
Every Dev Has a Story: Laura Gagliano, Creator of "Sheep in Space" for Windows Phone
Laura is the creator of " Sheep in Space" for Windows Phone. Listen to her dev story as she describes how she built her app using GameMaker: Studio and describes some valuable lessons learned while creating her game.

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Webinar: Four Ways to Improve ASP.NET Performance
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November 10 - 13, Las Vegas, NV
Join Scott Guthrie, Stephen Guggenheimer, Scott Hanselman, Douglas Crockford and your favorite industry experts at fall's premiere conference. Harness the power of Visual Studio, Azure, ASP.NET, SharePoint, SQL Server, HTML5, Angular JS, and so much more.

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TechEd Europe: Customize Your Learning Experience
The TechEd Europe Content Catalog is now live. Browse hundreds sessions and labs, and create an agenda specific to your professional goals. All registered attendees are eligible to receive 50% off Microsoft certification exams - select your exams and take them anytime, anywhere. Join us in Barcelona, 28 - 31 October. Register today.

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