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Volume 18, Number 13 | June 30, 2014

 
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Azure Insider: Telemetry Ingestion and Analysis Using Microsoft Azure Services
It's one thing to gather a large amount of telemetry data; it's another entirely to analyze and process it in a meaningful way. You can use Microsoft Azure services to help streamline the process.

Learn How to Upload Node Packages to Azure Mobile Services
Developer Evangelist Bruno Terkaly's step-by-step guide shows you how to upload Node.js packages to Azure Mobile Services using QueryStrings, so that you can give your node code more power.
Try Microsoft Azure free for 1 month.


Build a Netduino-Based HID Sensor for WinRT

Donn Morse builds an HID-based temperature sensor for the WinRT API that connects to a Windows 8.1 tablet or laptop, and creates an app that can take the sensor data and display the current temperature.

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VB6 and the Art of the Knuckleball
The last time David Platt wrote about VB6, his column became one of the most widely-read (and commented upon) MSDN Magazine articles in recent history. Platt thinks he knows why.


MVA on Demand: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 Jump Start
Learn how to maximize your app compatibility, optimize your code, and create universal app projects in Visual Studio that share a high percentage of code and target both Windows and Windows Phone.


Visual Studio Release Management Webcast
July 29, 2014
Learn how you can use Visual Studio Release Management and TFS to deliver software and get feedback more quickly, automate deployment for complex environments, model release processes, track approvals and sign-offs, and display release status graphically.


My App in 60 Seconds: Jumptuit
Donald Leka, CEO and founder of Jumptuit, shares with us their app they created for Windows 8. Jumptuit syncs with the cloud services and devices that you use and love.


BizSpark: Get Free Software and Cloud Services for Your Startup
Developer Evangelist Jennifer Marsman shares why developers might be interested in Microsoft BizSpark, what the program includes and the criteria needed to register.


Every Dev Has a Story: Darrion DeMelo, BitCore Studios
Darrion is a developer and founder of BitCore Studios, a game studio where he has created several apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Darrion shares his story about why and how he created Food Item Tracker for the Windows Store and Windows Phone 8.1.


 
New from MVA: Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners
Explore Windows Phone UI with XAML layout and events, navigation model, application lifecycle, and the Windows Phone Emulator in this 9+ hour series. Learn about MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) and HTML apps in the WebView and get details about storage, maps, animations, and media. You'll build five apps.


Development and Testing in the Cloud with Azure
July 22, 2014
Using Microsoft Azure, you can have pre-approved virtual machine images from IT or create new ones in a matter of minutes. Learn how to leverage virtual machines in the cloud, reduce overhead, and increase your agility in creating and managing developer and test environments.


July 15: Programming the Kinect for Windows Jump Start
Kinect for Windows v2, launching this summer, opens up countless possibilities for developers, from 3D modeling and new virtual environments to face tracking and accessibility. Experts from the Kinect engineering team even show you how to start building an app without a sensor.


Developers Guide to Marketing Your App - Gotta Get Paid!
"Gotta get paid!" …or how about "Show me the money!"? Whatever your personal "Money, money, money, money!” chant may be, Stacey Mulcahy is back on DevRadio to show you how you can get the Benjamins from your app.


Create a Dynamic Audio Experience in Your Game
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jason Walters walks you through the steps to make a dynamic audio array for your game. Read his tutorial for an example script on how to control a series of loops for a game's soundtrack.
 
 
 
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Read the Accusoft white paper to discover the security advantages of HTML5 document viewing over commercial cloud services for storing and sharing.
 
 
Events

Unity Game Porting Lab
August 19, 2014, Seattle, WA
Please join us before Unite 2014 for hands-on porting support at the Unity Game Porting Lab. A team of Microsoft experts will be available to help you quickly get started porting your Unity games to Windows and Windows Phone.

Unite 2014
August 20 - 22, 2014, Seattle, WA
Unite is for anyone who loves creating with the Unity engine. It's your opportunity for live, hands-on training to learn how to use Unity with greater depth, efficiency and control.

Register for TechEd Europe and Save
October 28 - 31, 2014,
Barcelona, Spain
Join us at TechEd Europe, the premier Microsoft event for IT professionals and enterprise developers. Get hands-on learning, deep product exploration, and build relationships with a community of peers and Microsoft experts. Learn the latest on Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms, and services. Register by July 7 and save €300.

 
 
 

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Evangelists are available to meet online and in some cases in person at a local Microsoft Store or Microsoft office. Sign up now with any one of the evangelists below where their meeting schedule or location aligns with yours.

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