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October 25th, 2011 - Rock Paper Azure on Windows Phone, with Mike Benkovich


Rock, Paper, Azure on Windows Phone - with Mike Benkovich


Mike dove straight into an ambitious, code-heavy presentation to demonstrate building out a complete vertical slice of a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game. Built on a combination of technologies such as Silverlight, Windows Phone (Mango), and Azure, Mike explained many of the fundamental components of a complete system.

Some great takeaways from the meeting were how to setup an Azure hosted instance and using authentication providers like Windows Live Id. Additionally, anyone with an MSDN subscription should be aware of their free Azure benefits!

Video of Mike's presentation
3rd party Identity / Access Control examples from CodePlex
Azure Homepage
Azure MSDN benefits