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  • Blog Post: Superhackathon is back on November 15: Bigger, Better, Bolder

    With the general availability of Windows 8.1 , the official launch of Surface 2 , the announcement of Windows Phone 8 Update 3 , the timing is perfect for you to show off your app development skills!  Continuing a great tradition, on November 15th we are organizing our second Superhackathon . At...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #7

    It’s time for our 7th blog post in our series of new Belgian Apps and it’s been a pretty big harvest again! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here . Personalize your device right now by installing these apps . And don’t forget to provide your feedback to the developers by rating them...
  • Blog Post: Stars of the Store

    Over the last few weeks we have posted about new Belgian apps published to the Windows Store.  In this post we want to highlight a few ‘ Stars of the Store ’, great apps that have been in the Store for a while and have been updated recently. Yelo TV by Telenet – great for live watching your favorite...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #6

    This is the 6th blog post in our series to highlight new apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium.  And what great activity we have seen since our previous post! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here . Personalize your device right now by installing...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #5

    About 2 months ago, we kicked off a series of blog posts to highlight new additions in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium. This is the 5th post in this series (if you missed the first posts, you can find them here ). Make your devices shine today with these Store...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Developer Camps (September - November) in Belgium

    September is here! Back to school for our kids, but also at work things are speeding up again after the summer break. To help you improve your skills, we've got a number of free Developer Camps lined up in the next few months for you to join. Do you want to learn how to build apps for Windows 8, but...
  • Blog Post: Getting more downloads for your Windows Store app

    How can you make your app more visible in the Windows Store and boost your downloads?  As we describe in the App Promotion Checklist , collecting user feedback can be accelerator for driving app downloads. In this blogpost I’m going to cover how to integrate collecting user feedback in your Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Checklist to Promote Your App

    Learn how to build a high quality app, that's visible in the Store, gets downloaded and receives good ratings. Introducing: the ultimate checklist on promoting your Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps ! (Also available as PDF document: right here .) It all starts with a quality app. But how can you make...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #4

    It’s Friday afternoon – the perfect time to update your device with the most recent apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium! This is the 4th post in a series of blog posts to highlight new additions (if you missed the first posts, you can find them here...
  • Blog Post: Update on the Developer Summer Quest

    About a month ago we opened up the Developer Summer Quest : presenting you with 4 developer challenges to take on during the summer months. Each challenge gives you the opportunity to win fabulous prizes like Surface RTs, Nokia Lumia’s, mood lamps, cinema tickets and more. This week we’ve notified the...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #3

    Summer’s in town and you can certainly feel that today in Belgium – it’s the hottest day of the year and also the hottest August 2nd ever recorded here … No better day to give you an update on what’s new from Belgian developers in the Windows and Windows Phone Store! This...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #2

    2 weeks ago, we kicked off a series of blog posts to highlight new additions to the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made exclusively by app builders in Belgium . This is the 2nd post of this series (if you missed the first one, you can find it here ). Give these Store newbies a try and give feedback...
  • Blog Post: Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #1

    Last week the Windows Store passed the 100,000 apps frontier, underlining strong app momentum for Windows 8. New top apps are coming to the Windows Store each day including OpenTable, Rhapsody, Rockmelt, Time Out and Vevo. We’re also excited about partners that are committed to building for the...
  • Blog Post: Up for a challenge this summer?

    Be brave. Defy the odds. Face the competition. Complete all 4 challenges of the Developer Summer Quest by September 15th 2013 and win a Surface Pro ! At each stage you can catch extra prizes, and even better: all 4 challenges are open as from today. Check them out and start right now ! Just to warm you...
  • Blog Post: Belgians at Build Day 3: More Sessions, 3D Printing and Microsoft Store San Francisco

    Together with about 25 other developers from Belgium, Olivier Matis (C# MVP) attended the Build conference last week in San Francisco. He’s been sharing his experience at the conference in a series of blog post – below you can find his final report.   The MSDN Belux team Here’s a short summary of...
  • Blog Post: Belgians at Build Day 2: Windows Azure Updates and Belgian Dinner

    Together with about 25 other developers from Belgium, Olivier Matis (C# MVP) is at the Build conference in San Francisco this week. He’s sharing his experience at the conference in a series of blog posts. The MSDN Belux team Day 2 at Build started with another keynote session, which was mostly about...
  • Blog Post: Belgians at Build Day 1: Keynote, First Sessions and Goodies!

    Together with about 25 other developers from Belgium, Olivier Matis (C# MVP) is at the Build conference in San Francisco this week. He’s sharing his experience at the conference in a series of blog posts. The MSDN Belux team As I expected yesterday, the news at Build is mostly on the hardware front....
  • Blog Post: Belgians at Build: Day 0

    Tonight (6PM Belgian time), the Build developer conference will kick off with a keynote session in San Francisco (watch it live on Ch9 ). Thousands of developers from all over the world will attend – and about 25 of them are from Belgium! One of those lucky few is Olivier Matis , C# MVP, and he...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: “Antenna Finder: the first leap into Windows 8”

    On March 27, 2013 we welcomed over 200 developers at the Windows 8 Super Hackathon . Rudy Van den Bergh & Jeroen Vangeffelen from ToughComputing also attended and in the below blogpost they share their experience with building their app, Antenna Finder . The MSDN Belux team   Earlier this year...
  • Blog Post: How do you build a Windows Store LOB app?

    When building a line-of-business (LOB) app there are numerous things to consider.  Of course you need a great user experience, but what about validating user input, user authentication, how do you deal with application state across suspend-resume, do you roam app state across devices, and there...
  • Blog Post: App Race winners of Asus Vivo Tabs

    On April 17, 2013 we kicked off the Windows 8 App Race and invited developers from Belgium and Luxembourg to build apps on Windows 8. We’re almost 3 weeks later now and the race to win 1 of 10 Asus Vivo Tabs has finished! These are the 10 fastest devs to have published 5 apps within the contest period...
  • Blog Post: Winners of the #superhack Best App contest

    About 3 weeks ago we closed the Windows 8 Super Hackathon at 4 locations in Belgium (Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk and Mons). We welcomed over 200 developers across all locations to build apps on the Windows platform. The participants could also enter their app in a contest to win these amazing prizes...
  • Blog Post: Join the Windows 8 App Race: Win Visual Studio headphones and Asus tablets

    We want to give you a push in the back to develop great applications – join the Windows 8 App Race and win: How to win Your app(s) need to be published between April 1 and June 15, 2013 . Complete the contest form(s) on http://aka.ms/race . There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit but...
  • Blog Post: Winners of Windows 8 apps contest: Asus Vivo Tabs

    Back in November last year we opened a contest for Windows 8 app developers in Belgium and Luxembourg. The rules of the contest were short & clear: publish 5 apps to the Windows Store and be fast! Speed was important, because to win one of the Asus Vivo Tabs you had to be among the first 20 people...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store App Lab – The Brussels Experience

    Windows Store App Labs are physical locations in more than 30 cities around the world where you can access Windows 8 devices, get design help, and meet with Windows experts to make your app great. We have one in Brussels (Zaventem) too and have welcomed several developers over the past few months. One...
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