Microsoft has a cloud platform which runs .NET, NodeJS and PHP. All 101 talks out there will show you the same: it's easy to deploy, it scales out on demand and it runs WordPress. Great! But what about doing real things? In this session, we'll explore the things they don't teach kids in school. How about trying to find out the architecture of this platform? What about the different deployment options for Windows Azure Web Sites, the development flow and some awesome things you can do with the command line tools? Did you know you can modify the automated build process? Join me in this exploration of some lesser known techniques of the platform.
With Unity for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 now being free for Unity Pro users, there has never been a better time to build for the Windows platform. _x000D_ _x000D_ In this session learn how to build games for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, hook into native capabilities, and build on top of Windows Azure. Vaughan will go through lessons learnt Jelly Running across each platform, and beyond.