See how ESRI is using Azure for geospatial analytics. Art Haddad, Location Analytics CTO at ESRI, explains how the ease of development with Microsoft Azure was exactly what ESRI was looking for: "We chose Microsoft Azure because we wanted the best."
Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free extension that lets you develop with Python as if it had always been a part of Visual Studio. With debugging, IntelliSense, package management, and Microsoft Azure support, Visual Studio is now a complete Python development environment. This video will help you get up and running with Python in Visual Studio. We will cover installation of PTVS, a Python interpreter, and creating and deploying a project to Azure Websites.
Using the new tools included in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, it is easier than ever to create apps that share most of their code. Code can be shared using the new shared app template in Visual Studio, as well as by creating Portable Class Libraries. This session walks through the development of a shared app, showing you where code can be shared and where it still makes sense to implement platform-specific features.