Linux Powered By Azure – YAWIP

On to step 3! We created a Ubuntu VM. We configured it to be LAMP ready. And now…YAWIP (Yet Another WordPress Installation Post). Yes, I am sorry. Another post about how to install WordPress. It is quite alright. WordPress is super popular and it goes nice with this series.

WordPress is available via the Azure Websites but sometimes you want more control over the features or server and these tutorials are meant for that.

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Microsoft Ventures Connected Devices Accelerator Pitch Event in NYC 7/17

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Recently Microsoft Ventures in partnership with American Family Insurance, announced a new Seattle based accelerator for Home Automation. This 4 month program based in Redmond, will provide mentorship, workspace,  a $25,000 investment, and access to Microsoft Technology & Design.

To help launch this initiative, MS Ventures will be holding an event on July 17th at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn NY for startups innovating in the Home Automation and Connected Devices space. This event will provide an opportunity to network and identify incubator applicants through a pitch process.  Read more “Microsoft Ventures Connected Devices Accelerator Pitch Event in NYC 7/17”

What is BizSpark?

BizSparkIf you already have an enrollment code – go here: https://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/signup/

When you publish a Windows / Windows Phone app, you are a publisher. Software publishers are entrepreneurs; you are investing time and sometimes money to create software and get it in front of users. Entrepreneurs are startups – new companies, even if it’s only you as the sole proprietor. And for software startups, Microsoft has BizSpark.

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HTML5 Devs! Get Ready for DevCon5

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Are you a HTML5 Developer? Are you a Web Developer? Are you just a developer? Come down to the DevCon 5 conference on July 9th and 10th and join in on the fun with other developers and designers, thinkers and creators in breaking though in the mobile world!

Join me and fellow evangelist Jason Walters as we take on the topic of cloud enabling your web application. We will look at Microsoft Azure and its services to deliver solutions to the mobile world. We will also touch on Visual Studio app templates to get you started.

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DreamSpark Contest

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Download Visual Studio Professional 2013 FOR FREE and enter a chance to win an Xbox One Titanfall Edition!

By using Visual Studio Professional 2013, you can deliver quality applications on Windows, Office, Windows Phone, the web, or the cloud. When you combine it with Windows 8.1, you’ll be able to build Windows Store apps. It’s a great way to be prepared for that summer internship, or for your new job after graduation. Best of all, it’s FREE to download as a DreamSpark member.

Go here to learn how you can earn a chance to win 1 of 20 Xbox One Titanfall editions. Act fast – the offer ends June 15th!

Build 2014 – Microsoft Announcements for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft announced a lot of new updates and features during Day 1 of the //build conference. From new hardware to Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Cortana, there is a lot to be excited about.

The Windows 8.1 Update delivers a collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs. It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers, and enables device makers to offer lower cost devices.

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Microsoft Training and Certification Guide – There’s an App!

Microsoft Certification App

The Microsoft Training and Certification Guide provides a quick, comprehensive view of our training and certification landscape, and covers all of the training requisites and upgrade paths that lead to modern Microsoft Certifications. Microsoft training helps to improve your technical skills while certification helps further your career by proving your technical knowledge. Use this guide to help you achieve your IT goals.

Features

  • Microsoft Official Courseware mapped directly to Microsoft Certification exams
  • Interactive subway map of technical training and exams
  • Deeper information regarding technical training and certifications via weblinks
  • Guidance to map keywords directly to the appropriate certifications
  • Print pages of the app by viewing as a PDF

Get it now!

IT Pro Track @ Techstravaganza

IT Pro @ Techstravaganza 2014

The New York City Techstravaganza is a free one-day grassroots technical conference for IT Pros that is brought to you by a few of the local community groups in cooperation with Microsoft.  The 2014 Techstravaganza on March 21st will be the fourth year putting this together.  We highly recommend that you subscribe to the RSS feed, WordPress subscription, or Twitter to ensure that you receive updates as they come through.

This is a completely free event that you will not want to miss.

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I will be running the IT Camp Track, along with fellow Technical Evangelist Jesus Aguilar!

Here is a brief of what to expect.

Step-By-Step to building a business for Technology Professionals and Students  Ever thought about trying your hand at writing an application in an attempt to start making some side cash?  Even if you have not touched any code since college more than a decade ago, this class is for you!!! This event is designed by IT professionals for IT Professionals and students.  Come to learn how you can get started building your very own development business on free tools and resources from Microsoft.  We will dive into how you (an IT Professional or Student) can get started in building your first Windows Store application. No prior development experience required.  Special Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring this session!!!!

More Details and conditions at http://BuildYourBiz.org

Where: Held at the New NYC Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square.

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