Nov 12, 2015: Azure as a Data Store for your Cross-Platform Apps/Games [DC Microsoft Devs Meetup Group]

a year ago

Tonight I am briefly speaking at the DC Microsoft Devs Meetup Group on using Azure for data storage, compute and telemetry with your mobile apps or games. My brief talk is right before Shahed Chowdhuri gets on stage and talks about connecting games to the cloud using Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Here is my slide deck from tonight's presentation: Azure as a Store For Your Apps & Games As always, if you have questions feel free to ask.

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Deploying Sample Applications to an Azure Web App

2 years ago

When was the last time you saw a demo application at a conference or during a webcast that you want to try out? Many times you may see someone post a web application project to GitHub and invite you to download the source. While you could download the code and modify the project locally, what if you just needed to deploy the project and validate it? With Azure App Service's continuous deployment feature, you can test out code from a variety of source control providers. Today we are going to focus on trying out code that's available on public GitHub

Sidney Andrews

Implementing multi-user multi-touch scenarios using WPF in Windows 8 Desktop Apps

3 years ago

This blog post is from a series of articles that I authored for the Intel Developer Zone. Please visit the original article link for more information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/implementing-multi-user-multi-touch-scenarios-using-wpf-in-windows-8-desktop-apps Downloads Implementing multi-user multi-touch scenarios using WPF in Windows* 8 Desktop Apps [PDF 602KB] Multiuser Multitouch Package Release [ZIP 206KB] Windows 8 Period Table Game In this [post] we walk through a sample application (in this case a game that quizzes people on the Periodic Table) that enables multi-user, multi-touch capability and is optimized for large touchscreen displays. By using User Controls and touch events, we can

Sidney Andrews

Porting a FLASH application to a Windows 8 Store app using HTML and Javascript

3 years ago

This blog post is from a series of articles that I authored for the Intel Developer Zone. Please visit the original article link for more information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/memory-game-sample-app Downloads Porting a FLASH application to a Windows* 8 Store app using HTML and Javascript [PDF 704KB] FLASH HTML Package Release [ZIP 3.7MB] Memory Game Sample App This project demonstrates how to convert an existing Adobe Flash* game in to a Windows* Store app using the tools available in WinJS, HTML5, CSS3, and traditional JavaScript*. We chose the scenario of a memory card game to show

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Recovering a Sysprepped VM in Hyper-V

3 years ago

I was working with a SharePoint 2010 VM and decided it would be a grand idea to sysprep the VM and then upload the VHD to Azure. That ended up not working out for me and when I tried to use the same VHD within Client Hyper-V (Windows 8.1)‚Äč. I immediately got the reprehensible "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this compuiter, restart the installation." error message. To fix it, I simply had to press SHIFT+F10 and then run the Microsoft Out-of-box-experience feature manually. Not sure why that didn't "just work" but I'm sure

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