Monthly Archives: June 2015

Publishing on Windows 8 & 10 and Xbox One


This presentation “Publishing on Windows 8 & 10 and Xbox One” was delivered at my monthly meetup in Reston, during the 6/25 Dev Showcase event.



Azure 70-532 Study Guide: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

I recently passed the Microsoft certification exam for 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. To celebrate this achievement, I would like to share some information that will help you prepare for the exam.

1. Read the Official Exam Prep book.

Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
by Zoiner Tejada, Michele Leroux Bustamante, Ike Ellis


You can purchase the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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BizSpark Plus Offer Doubles to $120k Azure Cloud Credits

If you run a startup and haven’t heard of BizSpark yet, take a look at my BizSpark page for more info:

If you’ve been using BizSpark to get free Azure credits, you may heard of the BizSpark Plus program which has been giving out $60k of free Azure credits for a year’s worth of cloud goodness.


As of July 1, 2015, Microsoft will double that offer to $120k of free Azure credits!

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MVA Redesign June 2015

Over the years, Microsoft Virtual Academy has grown to serve over 3 million registered users worldwide!

MS Virtual Academy

As of June 2015, the MVA website has undergone a new redesign, to include the following:

  • Simpler site navigation, for Developers, IT Pros, Data Pros
  • Response design for mobile devices, works with any screen size
  • New course player, remembers video position across devices
  • New friction-free MVA trial experience, includes unlimited viewing without logging in!

More info at:

So far, I’ve co-hosted 2 MVA courses with my colleague James Quick, both on Construct 2 game development.

1. Developing Games with Construct 2
2. Construct 2 Advanced Game Development

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Rollerball – Unity 3D Tutorial

New to Unity 5? Learn how to how build your first 3D game in Unity, using my Rollerball tutorial. The presentation is derived from the Roll-a-ball video tutorial from Unity Technologies:

My tutorial is split up into 2 PowerPoint PPTX files.

 Part 1 of 2: Download PPTX or view slideshow below

 Download project files for Part 1


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