Using Azure for Game Development & Implementing Dotnetnuke on Azure

Hello all,

We’ve got a blockbuster night lined up for the next Brisbane Azure User Group meeting, with TWO big sessions on real-world Azure usage.


Session #1: Using Azure for Games Development

Overview: As more and more games move into a social medium, games have an ever increasing need for online services. Drawing on his experiences as a server developer and systems architect, James will talk about his numerous steps and missteps into the world of Cloud Computing using Microsoft Azure technologies, and their integration with third party services and platforms. From integration with Apple push notifications, to Facebook posts, Azure provides the backbone of Defiant Development’s online solution. Using a combination of hosted services, table storage, blob storage and SQL federations, Defiant Development has delivered a product to close to a million users worldwide.

Speaker: James Bowling is an experienced .NET developer who made the leap into game design and development. By applying his C# skills into game server development and integration with the C# powered Unity3D game engine, James has created well engineered and flexible solutions for mobile and independent games. Working at Defiant Development, he helped develop the action role playing game ‘Heroes Call’, focusing on server development and client integration.

Session #2: Implementing Dotnetnuke (DNN) on Azure

Overview: DotNetNuke is the leading Web Content Management Platform (or CMS) for Microsoft ASP.NET, powering over 700,000 production web sites worldwide. The flexible DotNetNuke open source CMS platform is a powerful web application development framework allowing developers, designers and users of all levels of ability to design and deploy feature-rich business websites.

This session will cover:

  • a quick overview of Dotnetnuke and its architecture
  • how quickly you can deploy Dotnetnuke on Azure using the Dotnetnuke Accelerator
  • how to administer and upgrade your Dotnetnuke site on Azure.
  • how to customise your Dotnetnuke site to leverage features of Azure (Storage, CDN, ACS)
  • tips and tricks

Whilst the session is focused on Dotnetnuke, the techniques used will be very relevant to all dynamic, data driven ASP.NET sites.

Speaker: Ian Sampson, is the Technical director and co-founder of Glanton Solutions – a specialist consultancy dedicated solely to implementing, developing and supporting Dotnetnuke platforms for Enterprise and Corporate customers.

With nearly 10 years of working with Dotnetnuke and the Dotnetnuke community, Glanton is proud to be one of the select few Dotnetnuke Gold Partners who offer global coverage, have an internal team with a wide range of Dotnetnuke specialist skills and have strong relationships with the global network of experts who make up the Dotnetnuke ecosystem.

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