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Building Windows 8 apps with Windows Azure and Elance


[This is the slide deck from the video webcast with the same name posted on Slideshare] Explore Windows 8 App development and the cloud computing offerings in the Windows Azure Services Platform. …

[This is the slide deck from the video webcast with the same name posted on Slideshare] Explore Windows 8 App development and the cloud computing offerings in the Windows Azure Services Platform. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Brian Hitney will demonstrate his Windows 8 app and explain the process he used to leverage Windows Azure mobile back-end services. Also learn about developer freelance opportunities through Elance.com. Take a free Windows Azure trial http://aka.ms/vs4rdw.

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  • Blue circles are data center regions, green circles are some of the CDN node locations


  • 1. WORK DIFFERENTLY ON ELANCE100,000 job posts last 30 days500,000+ clients2.3m freelancers – rated and tested$735m in lifetime freelancer earnings
  • 2. BUILDING AWESOMEWINDOWS 8 APPSUSING CLOUD SERVICESBrian HitneyDeveloper Evangelist, Microsoftbhitney@microsoft.comhttp://www.structuretoobig.com@bhitney
  • 3. The Pleiades / M45 / Seven Sisters10 second exposure
  • 4. The Pleiades60 second exposure
  • 5. NYC, March 23, 2013International Space StationNASA.gov
  • 6. Credit: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge(NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). CopyrightRoyal Astronomical Society. Reproduced from the MonthlyNotices of the RAS by permission of Blackwell Science.http://www.lightpollution.it/
  • 7.  Store All Data Online• Files to Overlay on Map• Database for Points Authentication Notifications and Live Tiles
  • 8. Let’s build a great Windows 8 Apphttp://www.buildforwindows.com: Visual Studio 2012, the Windows 8 SDK, and Blendhttp://www.windowsazure.com: Get a cloud account (free), Windows Azure SDKs
  • 9. A collection of tools and services thathelp you build software solutions…… and it doesn’t matter if you’re asolo developer, or a Fortune 500company.Windows Azure, simplified:
  • 12. Demo: Windows Azure portalStoring our map tiles
  • 13. Fiddler NO CDN CDNClientConnected 12:26:11.880 12:21:38.845ServerConnected 12:26:12.005 12:21:38.907FiddlerBeginRequest 12:26:12.005 12:21:38.907ServerGotRequest 12:26:12.005 12:21:38.907ServerBeginResponse 12:26:12.380 12:21:38.992GotResponseHeaders 12:26:12.380 12:21:38.992ServerDoneResponse 12:26:12.380 12:21:38.993ClientBeginResponse 12:26:12.380 12:21:38.993ClientDoneResponse 12:26:12.380 12:21:38.994Elapsed 0:00:00.500 0:00:00.087Fiddler Response Times12 KB image/png using the Content Delivery Network (CDN)Test from North Carolina, US, to North Europe datacenter
  • 14.  Favorite Points / Pins Authentication Notifications / Live Tiles
  • 15. Tile template catalog on MSDN:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/Hh761491.aspx
  • 16. You want your app here.Not here.
  • 17. Creating a compelling LiveTile
  • 18. Push notification overview1. Request Channel URI2. Register with your CloudService3. Authenticate & PushNotification
  • 19. More Control Less Hassle
  • 20. COST BREAKDOWN• Windows Azure Storage Account (overlay tiles for map)• You pay for transactions, size of data stored, and egress bandwidth• Transactions cost $0.01 / 100,000• ~70,000 transactions/mo = $0.01• Bandwidth: first 5GB free, $0.12 or $0.19 per GB/mo after• ~500 MB/mo = free• Size of Data Stored: $0.07 per GB/mo• ~120 MB = $0.01• Windows Azure Web Site („Live Tile‟ server): Free• Windows Azure Mobile Service: Free, but need SQL Database• SQL Database: $4.95/mo.• Total Cost for solution: $4.97/mo• Not intended to make money; ads currently generate ~$15.00/mohttp://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing
  • 21. Click here or visit http://aka.ms/freetrial to Try Windows Azure for 3 months FREEGet 10 free websites. Quickly build, deploy & manage apps using any OS, language or tool.http://aka.ms/freetrial
  • 22. Join App Builder.Build apps. Get rewarded.www.buildforwindows.comGet 30 days of expert-guided support and motivation.Get connected with your local Microsoft Technical Evangelist.
  • 23. 1 2Publish your app(s) in theWindows Store and/orWindows Phone Storefrom March 8th toJune 30th, 2013.Enter up to 10 appsper Store and get a$100 virtual Visa cardfor each that qualifies(up to $2000*).Enter Now: aka.ms/keepthecash*Offer terms and conditions apply
  • 24. AZURE/WINDOWS 8 TRENDS ON WWW.ELANCE.COMJanuary2012February2012March2012April2012May2012June2012July2012August2012September2012October2012November2012December2012January2013February2013March2013Azure/Windows 8 Job PostsTop Hiring CountriesUSA (51.1%)Australia (7.9%)UK (7.6%)Canada (4.9%)Average RatesUSA:UK:Russia:India:$30/hr - $164/hr$34/hr$22/hr$18/hr
  • 25. ~250+ and growing“Windows 8/Azure” Online Jobsper month
  • 26. 1000sof freelancers and MCPsfrom USA and worldwide
  • 27. WWW.ELANCE.COMFREE 3-month Premium Membership($30 value; Expires Friday, April 26)Go to www.elance.com/windows8and use promo code: “windows8”Questions: Ved Sinha – VP, Elance@vedsinha; vsinha@elance.com