TechEd Europe 2014: Azure announcements

Microsoft announced a series of Azure updates and new features at TechEd Europe 2014.  As always, get all the details at ScottGu's blog.

  • Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners
  • Networking: Network Security Groups, Multi-NIC, Forced Tunneling, Source IP Affinity, and much more
  • Batch Computing: Public Preview of the new Azure Batch Computing Service
  • Automation: General Availability of the Azure Automation Service
  • Anti-malware: General Availability of Microsoft Anti-malware for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines: General Availability of many more VM extensions – PowerShell DSC, Octopus, VS Release Management

Microsoft Connect event

Don't miss Connect(); a free cloud-first, mobile-first, code-first virtual event focused on current and future technologies for developers.  Here's the agenda:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote: Developers in the mobile-first, cloud-first era with Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise

10:30 – 11:15 Visual Studio in a world of multiple devices with S. "Soma" Somasegar, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division

11:30 – 12:15 Cloud development with Azure and Visual Studio with Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure

12:15 – 13:00 Evolving Software Engineering Practices with Brian Harry, Corporate Vice President, ALM

13:00 – 13:30 Live Q&A with Scott Guthrie

13:30 – 14:00 Live Q&A with S. Somasegar

14:00 – 14:30 Live Q&A with Scott Hanselman

14:30 – 15:00 Live Q&A with Brian Harry

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11:00 – 11:10 Opening Session

11:10 – 11:55 .NET vNext & Managed Languages

12:00 – 12:45 ASP.NET vNext

12:50 - 13:35 Microsoft Azure Platform & Tools

13:40 - 14:25 Multi-Device Development using Visual Studio (iOS, Android & Windows)

14:30 – 15:15 Application Lifecycle Management, Dev/Test, & DevOps

15:20 - 16:05 Visual Studio Debugging and Profiling

16:10 - 16:55 Visual Studio “14” IDE Productivity

17:00 - 17:45 C++ in Visual Studio “14”

17:50 - 18:00 Wrap Up

Get all the info here

Keynotopia app mockups templates: worth a try?

I came upon Keynotopia this weekend.  They offer Keynote and PowerPoint templates to create mobile, web and desktop app mockups.  At less then $100 for the full PowerPoint templates bundle with free updates, that's not expensive at all.  Anyone used them?  What do you think?  What are you using to create iOS/Android/Windows Phone app mockups?

Microsoft Azure Australia data centers now open

ScottGu announced at TechEd Sydney that Microsoft opened their 18th and 19th regions for business, in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.

Bye bye Nokia, Hello Microsoft Lumia

It's now official, Microsoft is dropping the Nokia name.  The new branding will be Microsoft Lumia.

Microsoft Cloud Briefing

Earlier this week, Microsoft held a press event called Microsoft Cloud Briefing.  The content was mostly enterprise focused and is a must watch for business executives.  You can watch it here (it's just 49 minutes).

Visual Studio Talk Show: Conrérence Xamarin Evolve 2014

Guy et Laurent Duveau reviennent tout juste de la conférence Xamarin Evolve qui s'est tenue à Atlanta la semaine du 6 octobre 2014.  Ils nous feront un compte rendu des annonces et des nouveautés dans le monde des applications mobiles avec la plate forme Xamarin.

MSDEVMTL: Retour sur la conférence Xamarin Evolve 2014

J'ai eu la chance d'assister à la conférence Evolve 2014 de Xamarin avec Laurent Duveau avec qui je ferais un survol des nouveautés qui y ont été annoncées à MSDEVMTL le lundi 20 octobre 2014.

The PCL (correctly pronounced as Pickles) Song

Here's a quick tune I made with FLStudio with voice clips of Miguel de Icaza explaining how to correctly pronounce PCL (Portable Class Libraries) and Nuget at the Xamarin Evolve 2014 keynote presentation.

Blu Win HD now available in Canada

Blu's Win HD phone is now available in the Canadian Microsoft Store.  This looks like a great budget phone especially for developers since it's unlocked.

Here's Windows Phone Central unboxing and first impression video:

Here's a quick feature compare with the Lumia 830 on

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