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The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour
Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops , great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the...
31 May 2013
Game Development with Construct 2 – Templates for Windows 8
As you consider your Windows 8 game development options , have a look at Construct 2 by Scirra . It helps you create games quickly, providing a visual, no-coding-required experience supporting a number of platforms, including the Windows Store and Windows Phone. (And behind the scenes, games...
21 Apr 2013
Building Windows Games with Unity - Online & In-Person Event
Have you used Unity for game development? As announced by Unity, you’ll be able to put your work to even more use with coming support for Windows 8 / Windows Store games: Unity Blog: "Unity 4 Early Access for Windows Store apps" To help Unity developers learn how to create or reuse projects...
20 Mar 2013
Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More
A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way...
8 Oct 2012
Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers
Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by to chat/code/test with us at our new One Cambridge Center offices where we’ll have open time to answer your questions and discuss your apps. We’ll be there each Wednesday starting tomorrow, 9/26, and for...
25 Sep 2012
24 Sep 2012
Driven by opportunity and visions of success in the Windows Store, you set to work, turning your gaming idea into code. “It Was My Understanding There’d Be No Math” Maybe you wanted to move something across the screen. Maybe check if it hit a target. Oh, and there’s wind, and friction, and...
20 Sep 2012
19 Sep 2012
The Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success
Making $ on Windows 8: The First Mover Advantage The upcoming release of Windows 8 offers developers a huge opportunity. How huge? The Windows Store Blog sums it up well: With more than 630 million licenses sold to date, across 200+ countries and regions around the world, Windows has an unrivaled...
31 Jul 2012
New Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” and Virtual Labs
Two new resources have just been published to help you learn about Windows 8. Windows 8 “Camp in a Box”, RTM Edition [Update 10/1/2012 – Camp in a Box RTM version] Recently updated for Windows 8 Release Preview, the Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” includes a variety of content from the Windows 8 Developer...
10 Jul 2012
Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – July through September
I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! These are special two-day events , with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas...
28 Jun 2012
Metro Developer Opportunities This Week in New England
This week offers several excellent opportunities for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers here in New England. Metro Accelerator Labs – Waltham, June 6-8 As mentioned earlier, the Metro Accelerator Labs are coming to our Waltham offices on Wednesday through Friday (June 6-8). It is a 3-day event...
3 Jun 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview, Visual Studio 2012 RC, and More!
It’s a big day for releases as a number of new Release Previews and Release Candidates have just been made available: [Last updated – 7/13/2012] Windows 8 Release Preview Windows 8 Release Preview Home Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images Windows 8 Release Preview FAQ “Delivering the Windows 8 Release...
31 May 2012
Additional Windows 8 Developer Camps!
I previously mentioned the series of Windows Developer Camps - free, full-day events to help you learn about building Metro-style apps for Windows 8. They feature a mix of developer sessions plus a series of hands-on labs to help reinforce what you’ve learned. Well, it turns out they’re popular. ...
17 May 2012
Windows 8 MSDN Webcast Series – Building Metro Style Apps
Some colleagues and I have just started a new series of one-hour MSDN webcasts focused on many aspects of developing Metro style apps for Windows 8. The series launched yesterday, but all sessions will be made available as on-demand recordings. (I’ll update this post as they are.) Thanks...
15 May 2012
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