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  • Blog Post: Tuesday, October 30th: The New Era of Work: A new generation of apps begins here

    A NEW GENERATION OF APPS BEGINS HERE. The biggest wave of innovation in Microsoft history is redefining the way apps are built. Join us for a free launch event , and you’ll see how the latest technologies and practices can help your developers build the next wave of apps for Windows 8 and the new Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Workshops at the Microsoft Store in Century City!

    We are excited to be hosting a series of workshops in the Microsoft Stores in different cities. Please, join us for a Windows 8 Workshop which marks the next step in the evolution of the Modern UI design. Through the bold use of color, typography, and motion, Windows 8 App design style brings a fresh...
  • Blog Post: Starting next week: Making Money Building HTML5 Apps for the Windows Store

    If you are a Web Developer, we want to show you how to make money with your Windows 8 app using the Windows Store. We'll help you use the skills you already have to adopt the Windows look and feel, system integration and touch-enablement to create beautiful, cash-cow apps. This full day event offers...
  • Blog Post: Using third-party frameworks/libraries when building your WinJS app

    Thanks to Generation App , you’re well on your way to creating that great Windows Store app using JavaScript.  Maybe you’re working with an existing web app , and you’ve explored the Windows Library for JavaScript .  But what about integrating third-party frameworks/libraries? Perhaps you’ve...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie and Microsoft at Silicon Valley Code Camp October 6-7

    Ready for the largest code camp in the country?  Scott Guthrie, VP Server & Tools will be delivering a 2-part Windows Cloud Walkthrough.  Windows Cloud Walkthrough with Microsoft's Scott Guthrie, VP Server & Tools Here are some other sessions from Microsoft folks you should check out...
  • Blog Post: Using the trial API in your WinJS game

    *This article is also part of a 30-day series to help you launch your app. For more information, visit Generation App and challenge yourself and take advantage of FREE support and resources to build your Windows Store app in 30 days. The trial API is a great way to allow users to try out your game...
  • Blog Post: Want to win great prizes? Windows 8 Online Hackathon starts in 3 days!

    Have a great app idea but can’t make it to any in-person hackathons?  Well, you’re in luck!  My colleague, Matt Harrington , is running an online hackathon. What exactly is a hackathon? According to Wikipedia, “a hackathon (also known as a hack day , hackfest or codefest ) is an event in which...
  • Blog Post: Ready to dive into Windows 8? Hands-On Labs Online, created just for you!

    That’s right, you, staring at the screen! Sign up for our upcoming Windows 8 Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) events today! W hat is a HOLO event? This isn't your typical IT class. It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Camps resources! Download Windows 8 Camp in a Box! Build an app and win cool prizes (like $100,000)!

    If you’re attending any of our upcoming Windows 8   Camps/Hackathons and Minicamps , here are some resources you may find helpful: Download the Windows 8 Release Preview and tools & SDK Download the Windows 8 Camp in a Box, Release Preview Edition for hands-on labs, presentations, samples, and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Mini Camps Irvine, Boulder, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, & Santa Monica

    Good things come in small packages.  That includes Windows 8 camps. Come join your favorite evangelist team for a half day of hacking with sprinkles of Windows 8 sessions and a general overview. If you are working on a Windows 8 app now, or are thinking about it, this is a great place to get your...
  • Blog Post: Build a Windows 8 App in 30 Days!

    That’s right!  You can learn about Windows 8 development and build an app for a new world of devices and user experiences in just 30 days.  Join us for a FREE 4-week series in Santa Monica starting July 24, 2012.  All sessions will be held at Coloft (920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica...
  • Blog Post: California, Colorado, Arizona, & Washington Windows 8 Camps/Hackathons are Unforgettable

    I know a place, where you can get a lot of Windows 8 development goodness. Join us for our upcoming Windows 8 DevCamps and Hackathons in California (San Francisco, Mountain View, Irvine, Los Angeles), Colorado (Denver), Arizona (Tempe), and Washington (Redmond) and see how easy it is to build the next...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Hackathon in Mountain View June 22-24 hosted by Microsoft and Hackers+Founders

    Mountain View, CA Date June 22-24 FREE Events Seating is limited, so register today. Event run from 9:00AM – 9:00PM Connect with us Windows reimagined. Extraordinary apps. Join us for the Win 8 hackathon and be among the first to see the new look (pretty!) and feel (touch screens!) of Windows before...
  • Blog Post: Watch the 4/23 LA Live/Club Nokia Windows 8 Event On Demand!

    Missed the developer event at Club Nokia on April 23?  Now you can watch all the presentations on-demand! http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Camp/Windows-8-Developer-Camp-On-Demand Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? Join us for the video...
  • Blog Post: Spend an evening with Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

    Coming to a Microsoft Store near you, join Michael Palermo and yours truly for an exciting evening of development with Windows 8 .  What better way to wind down from work than learning about developing on Windows 8?  This post will be updated as more dates are added: Date City Registration...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, the beach, and You!

    Have any questions about Windows 8 ?  Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app?  Want to see more Windows 8 code samples?  Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo ,...
  • Blog Post: Got a great app idea? Be the first to get your Windows 8 Metro style app into the Windows Store!

    Do you have a great app idea and want to see it live in the Windows Store ASAP? If you’ve attended our Windows 8 Event at Club Nokia (Missed it?  No worries, recorded video to be posted here ) or one of our Windows 8 Developer Camps and you want to dive deeper into your app development, register...
  • Blog Post: Register Now – Attend a free Windows 8 Developer Camp near you

    Event locations Select a city near you Location Date Irvine, CA May 4 Redmond, WA May 11 Denver, CO June 1 Chandler, AZ June 8 FREE Events Seating is limited, so register today. Events run from 9:00AM – 5:00PM Connect with us Windows 8 Changes Everything Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in...
  • Blog Post: Shortly following Counting Crows, more excitement coming to Club Nokia on April 23rd (*Hint* starts with a W ends with an 8)

    Musical sensations Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Kelly Clarkson have graced the stage at Club Nokia.  On Monday, April 23rd, don’t miss your chance to see one of the most exciting shows yet.  Learn about Windows 8 development with Scott Kerfoot, Michael Johnson , Jerry Nixon , Michael Palermo...
  • Blog Post: Check out this cool app: WordPress.com for Windows 8

    Have you tried out the WordPress.com app for Windows 8 ?  In the first version, you can like a post, follow a blog, or share a post on your own WordPress blog.  The experience is pretty seamless and really showcases the Metro design concepts of Windows 8. To get started, enter the Store (shown...
  • Blog Post: Reimagining App Development: Introducing Windows 8

          Are you interested in experiencing the next great app platform opportunity, Windows 8 ? Do you want to learn how to get started building apps for this new platform? We are inviting the Silicon Valley startup community to a full-day, knockout, deep dive event taking place on our Silicon...
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