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Episode 52 - Tankster and the Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

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Join Wade and Steve each week as they cover the Windows Azure Platform. You can follow and interact with the show at @CloudCoverShow.

In this episode, Steve and Wade talk about the newly released Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games. The toolkit enables unique capabilities for social gaming prerequisites, such as storing user profiles, maintaining leader boards, in-app purchasing, and more. The toolkit also comes complete with reusable server side code and documentation, as well as Tankster, a new proof-of-concept game built with HTML5.

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  • hey, I wanna  a U Compute Me tshirt! Smiley 

  • jamesjames

    Can someone get these morons off the screen? They don't exactly help in any way.

  • Ram Kinkar PandeyRam Kinkar Pandey

    They help me though. Steve replies to my mails which I sent to him regarding some confusion. And their episodes related to Blob, Tables, Dynamic web deployment (With Thuzi guy) helped me build my application. You guys are great. :) But yes I also want a Cloud TShirt. :D

  • jamesjames

    But seriously, were does this attitude that we (the viewers) enjoy it when they are fooling around? It is a waste of my time; stop trying to be comedians and focus on teaching. It could just as well be me who is the biggest bore, but what is up with MS, where are all the impressive stuff the engineers should build instead of just clowning around in useless videos. I'm glad for your sake Ram that Steve replies to your emails.

  • @james

    I enjoy it when they are "fooling around".  In fact, the personality is what brings me back to the show again and again.  Honestly, if the Tip of the Week intro doesn't make you crack a smile then you might be the "biggest bore". 

    As an added bonus, this show has helped me solve real-world issues with Windows Azure (MVC3, hosting multiple websites from a single role, etc).  So for me it's far from useless.

    Regardless, there are countless other resources for learning Azure beyond Cloud Cover.  You don't have to watch them clown around if you don't want to, but don't mess it up for me.

  • hey, I second RichMiles.  James can get lost.

  • @James -

    have you ever been to a conference or in a class with a mono-tone speaker or teacher? It's not fun or interesting to watch, and it's not very likely you'd go back.

    Sure the antics are just that, but I believe it's great to show off the great personality behind the show during it's recording. I doubt you can say that you didn't learn a single thing from this episode. I'm now prepared for the SQL Azure Update, and am informed about the slight bug in the new Management Portal so when I'm presenting I can call out those issues.

    If you don't enjoy the show because it's "Fooling Around" come back and click on the links for the tip of the week and read away. I, for one, enjoy the antics of Wade, Steve and other Co-Hosts.

    P.S. - I've watched every single episode, some more than once!

  • notjamesnotjames

    @james

    get over yourself.

    this is one of my favorite shows on channel 9.

    i hope someone kicks your dog.

  • DavidDavid

    It was funnier when Ryan ran the show:)

  • DavidDavid

    It was funnier when Ryan ran the show:)

  • ahhhhhh, the plot thickens and it all makes sense now!  David and James are RYAN!

  • ,s0ftimage wrote

    ahhhhhh, the plot thickens and it all makes sense now!  David and James are RYAN!

    Hehe.  I can confirm I am neither James nor David.  I seem to recall Steve and I taking some flak for the infamous SQL Azure episode.  Good times... good times.

  • It was funnier when Ryan ran the show:)

    That's true, but looks aren't everything! Wink

    We need to get Ryan to come up and make a guest appearance.  Ryan, have your people talk to my people. Tongue Out

  • Gorilla dance FTW!

  • Great content, guy2.  I love it, however, it could be a little less...verbose.

  • I can confirm I am neither James nor David.  I seem to recall Steve and I taking some flak for the infamous SQL Azure episode... the plot thickens and it all makes sense now!  David and James are Ryan! Thanks !

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