Wanted to share a few posts from my fellow Microsoft Technical evangelists here in East Region, hopefully you’ll find them as interesting and useful as I did:
- New Digs, Windows Azure and Orchard – Michael Cummings talks about the reasons he chose Windows Azure and Orchard CMS for his new blog. Given that I run my blog on Orchard (and just moved to Windows Azure), I thought it was interesting to compare his reasons to mine. Also interested to hear more about his idea for a Bing search module.
- From Steve Maier comes The Puppy Eat, a somewhat sick and twisted casual game for Windows 8, but quite well-executed, and fun, if you don’t take it too seriously.
- Jim O’Neil has a good post on using Fiddler to test an APIMASH app. Of course, the technique can be used on any Windows Store app you happen to be developing.
- Jesse Freeman is starting a new event series for game developers looking for focused coding time, called Game Developer Studio Time. If you’re in the NYC area, you should definitely check it out!
- Maria Naggaga reminds us that Unity is offering $100,000 in prizes, including a $30,000 grand prize, for the best apps and games built with Unity 3d, and as a bonus, she’s got a dancing elephant!
- Planning to attend Visual Studio LIVE! this fall in Orlando? Be sure to catch Dave Isbitski’s talks on Windows Phone and Windows Azure.
- Want to get a better handle on building a site or app on Windows Azure, and keep costs in line? Check out part 2 of Brian Hitney‘s “Building for Cost” series. Part 1 is available here.
- Joe Healy, aka DevFish, is looking for Florida devs who’ve published Windows Phone or Windows Store apps. Hit him up on his MSDN blog for more.
- Want to learn how to build games with Construct 2? Diego Lizarazo Rivera has a 5-part series that shows you how (link is to part 5, which has links to the rest).
- If you’re looking for info on Virtualization, Hybrid Cloud, or SharePoint, or if you’re an IT pro focused group in Mid-Atlantic looking for a good speaker, you should check out my IT evangelist peer Yung Chou.
- Do you already know VMWare, but want to learn more about using Hyper-V? Tommy Patterson shares a webcast you might be interested in.
That’s all I’ve got for today…I’ll post more links from my peers in future roundups. Let me know if you find these valuable!