When I say I work in an "internal IT Department", I mean that I write software for my co-employees.
It is not consumer software. There are no "games" to be written. I use the Microsoft stack to write software to solve our business needs.
I love my job. It provides me with an Ultimate MSDN Subscription, which has always allowed me to stay on top of the latest and greatest stuff that comes out.
But lately when I go to Channel 9 to see what I can learn I see titles like this:
- Introduction to building games with Unity
- Andrew Garrison from Jundroo- Developing mobile games
- Scott Davis talks about developing QONQR for Windows 8 and Windows Phone
- Windows Store Weekly: Northern Tale, Museums of the World, Bejeweled LIVE, Fotor Color Splash Studio, WonderWall
So much around games and how to get them into the app store. The rest is around how to make other "Windows Store" apps.
Sure there is a token item now and again about Azure (which we may use someday).
But most of it seems decidedly targeted away from the "business" type of developer (as I described above).
I know the latest push of Microsoft products has been in an attempt to win some of the "Consumer Pie" that is currently owned by Apple and Google. But it would be nice to see Channel 9 do a presentation or two about something related to the enterprise developer (besides Azure).