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    MIC Uganda Windows Phone 8 Bootcamp: Uganda Christian University

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    This is an exciting moment at Uganda Christian University (UCU) where we have a Windows Phone 8 bootcamp. We have an enthusiastic group of students who have taking this opportunity to learn and understand the art of developing mobile applications. There...
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    November Event: Uganda .NET Usergroup - Windows Azure

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    In November, our meeting topic will shift to Windows Azure. As you may know, Windows Azure is the cloud offering from Microsoft.  On 29th November you will learn how to take advantage of Windows Azure to develop and host your applications faster...
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    October Event: Uganda .NET Usergroup - Windows 8 development

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    The Uganda .NET usergroup meetings are progressing naturally from ALM to specialised skills in Windows 8 development in October. You may have been wondering what features you can take advantage of as a developer. This is an opportunity for you to learn...
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    Look Ma No Hands - Using Coded User Interface Tests

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    Finally in the third session of the Testing series in the .NET User Group meet ups we shall discuss Coded UI Tests. Automated tests that drive your application through its user interface (UI) are known as coded UI tests (CUITs). These tests include functional...
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    Integration Testing on Steroids

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    The second session of .NET user Group Meet up we shall look at Integration testing which is a logical extension of unit testing . In its simplest form, two units that have already been tested are combined into a component and the interface between them...
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    Taking Unit Testing to the Next Level

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    In this series of .NET User Groups we are going to talk about improving software quality using Visual Studio 2012. The tips will not be limited to features and functionality. In addition to looking at new features that Visual Studio 2012 provides, we...
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    Microsoft Champs Training

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    Microsoft Champs Team are attending our first - invitation only - intensive training on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. This training will put them on the right track to start developing their apps on top of the 3 technologies, and it will...
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    Uganda .NET Usergroup meeting September 2013 – ALM

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    In the September .NET user group meeting we will see how we can use Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to manage projects and teams to produce quality software on time. We all know that in software development teams, developers do not want to focus...
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    August 2013 online training

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    The invitation is public, so feel free to distribute it. In Accordance to our effort to deliver deep technical training to our partners and developers community, we are resuming the Triple Play training sessions for developing apps and solutions on Windows...
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    Rencontrez l'héro d'Août : Fehizoro Andriamitandrina

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    Fehizoro Andriamitandrina est un étudiant en cinquième année de Mathématiques à l’université d’Antananarivo. Il a appris l’informatique et le développement tout seul et est devenu un Microsoft...
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    Using WordPress on Windows Azure with SQL Server instead of MySQL

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    Introduction Creating a WordPress based site on Windows Azure is already pretty trivial, you can very easily select WordPress from the gallery when creating an Azure Website. The problem is, by default, Wordpress works with MySQL, which means for...
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    Rencontrez l'héro de Juillet: Holty SOW

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    À la sortie du Windows Phone, Holty SOW s’est offert un à lui-même, quand il n’a pas trouvé « Awalé », un de ses jeux préféré, sur le Windows Phone Store, il a décidé...
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    Using Bing Maps in Windows Store Apps (JavaScript)

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    There are two distinct approaches to developing Windows Store Apps, using either VB/C#/C++ and XAML or JavaScript and HTML. In this post, we look at adding Bing Maps into JavaScript/HTML store apps. It is important to note that while there are a lot of...
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    Application Lifecycle Management Part 5 of 5

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    Agile Project Management This is the fifth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on Agile Project Management aspect of the ALM process. For the past few days, I have been blogging about Application Lifecycle Management...
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    The Microsoft surface/Kinect marketing solution (Part 4)

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    You will find (Part 1) && (Part 2) && (Part 3) Today we will be adding A picture for the button and changing Its name, so it will be a very short blog post   Last time we reached : This, so today we will be editing button no.6 lets...
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    Using SQL Server as a Service on Windows Azure

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    Having a database on the cloud has never been easier. In this post, I’ll show you how to create your own database server on the cloud and create databases on it. You can even import your own database if you have created it on your own computer....
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    Changing the default windows phone 8 colors (override the chosen theme)

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    A couple of days ago I was trying to build an app over windows phone 8, My Apps theme had green as the main color and a light background. whenever the user changes the phone theme my app gets affected so if the user choose the foreground to be red all...
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    Adding Speech Functionality to your Windows Phone 8 App

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    The new speech API, is one of the add on features of windows phone 8. This feature when added to your application makes it really interactive and engaging to the user and it is really easy to be done code wise. Launching apps with speech was already available...
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    Application Lifecycle Management Part 4 of 5

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    Application Lifecycle Management Implementation This is the fourth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on the standard approaches of implementing an ALM process. These strategies will focus more on the concepts...
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    Introduction to Maps for Windows Phone 8

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    Windows Phone 8 Maps Control Windows Phone 8 contains a new Maps API that is different from the Bing Maps available in Windows Phone OS 7.1. One major difference between the two controls is that the WP7 control is a Silverlight control, while the new...
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    The Microsoft surface/Kinect marketing solution (Part 3)

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    You will find (Part 1) && (Part 2) So today it will not be that long , we will work On the interface of the app So lets start By making it a full screen app : At the xaml of the main window you should make the windowstyle at Appearance tab in...
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    Deploying Windows Azure Websites using Dropbox

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    Introduction If you want to keep track of your Website versions, easily switch between deployments but don’t want a more complicated version control system such Git or TFS, then this post is for you! There are a lot of source control systems...
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    Callisto toolkit a rich controls and helpers toolkit

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    So when I was developing my first app I needed to achieve a certain functionality that wasn’t available in the regular windows 8 controls so when I searched online I came across a very helpful toolkit called Callisto , it was developed by Tim Heuer...
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    Bing Maps Routing using AJAX SDK

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    One of the most common tasks implemented by a mapping application is routing, which essentially involves calculating directions between two locations. The route information is then visually presented on a map. In Bing Maps there are a lot of different...
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    Using Team Foundation Server with Eclipse

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    Introduction Are you developing applications using Eclipse? Have you incorporated an ALM cycle in your development process? Do you know about Teams Foundation Server?  Did you know that you can use Eclipse with Team Foundation service to manage your...
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