Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge!
Learn the Cloud, make your move, play to win!
How do you stack up against the coding competition? Play weekly and find out!
Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors as a kid? Does it still determine who makes the afternoon coffee run? Then you already know how to play the game. Now's your chance to code your own player "bot" and test your skills online. Will your bot have what it takes to crush the competition?
Microsoft is hosting a series of weekly tournaments in Spring 2011 where you can battle it out with other developers to win weekly prizes (not to mention serious bragging rights).
This is the forth in a series of five webcasts explaining how you play the game.
[Update 11-22-2011] This screencast was updated to reflect the new UI changes in the November 2011 (1.6) release of the Visual Studio tools for Windows Azure.
Deploying The Bot Lab To Azure
In order to enter a bot into the contest, you will need the deploy the Bot Lab to a hosted service in Windows Azure. In this screencast, Peter Laudati walks the user through that deployment process by creating a hosted service definition in the Windows Azure Management Portal, and then deplying the Bot Lab to it.
Good luck, and happy coding!
-Brian, Jim, and Peter