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Windows 8 App Spotlight: I Want My Mummy
I wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our local development studios this week and share some of their story. Pig Out Productions has released the first of their many games to the Windows 8 store. I Want My Mummy is a 70 levels of rock breaking, TNT exploding physics puzzle fun. You tap on rocks to destroy them and try to get your mummy on the black landing platforms. Along the way, exploding bombs will launch your mummy through the air, knocking over walls and triggering more explosives and mayhem. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:32 PM

Windows Azure Virtual Machine Test Drive Kit
The public preview of hosted Virtual Machines in Windows Azure is now available to the general public. This platform preview enables you to evaluate our new IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you have registered for the 90 Day Free Trial and created a new account, you can access the preview directly at this link: https://account.windowsazur... If you’ve been to any of my presentations lately, you’ll know that I’m fired up about these new offerings. As I’ve worked ......

Posted On Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:36 PM

Free Windows Store and Phone Developer Accounts for MSDN Subscribers
If you are a member/subscriber to any of the following programs you are eligible to receive one-time, 12-month Windows Store and Windows Phone developer accounts. Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN Visual Studio Premium with MSDN Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN BizSpark On September 11, 2012 Microsoft announced that Windows Store is open to individual developers (Company only registration became available on August 1st). This means that eligible MSDN subscribers ......

Posted On Friday, September 21, 2012 2:16 PM

Why can’t I connect to my SQL Azure database?
We’ve been running our Azure Hands On Experience labs throughout the US Central Region for the last month or so and the SQL Azure exercises require the user to connect a newly created SQL Azure database from their development workstation. Inevitably, at least one machine is configured with one or more settings that prevent a connection from succeeding, either from SQL Server Management Studio or Visual Studio’s Data Connections tree in Server Explorer (my preferred method btw). Here are the troubleshooting ......

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2012 8:51 AM

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