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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Metro Accelerator Labs – Speeding Your App Development

    Do you have a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app idea?  Maybe you’re already working on an app and would like some guidance for getting it across the finish line?  Then come to one of the upcoming Metro Accelerator Labs !  These are three-day opportunities to develop your app with experts...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camps in the East Have Begun!

    A series of Windows Phone Camps has just kicked off, bringing free, full days of the tech to help you develop Windows Phone apps, practical guidance (interested in making money?), and the latest on Windows Phone 7.5 (codename “Mango”): Don't miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango"...
  • Blog Post: New Boston User Group – New England Mobile .NET Developers

    There’s a new developer group forming in the Boston area, focusing on cross-platform development for mobile devices.  Topics will include mobile devices (iPhone, Windows Phone 7, Android, etc.) and development, .NET, Mono, and frameworks like MonoTouch and beyond. First meeting:    ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Garages in Cambridge, MA and Beyond (FL, GA, MD, NC, NY, PA)

    A new series of the popular Windows Phone Garages is coming to the eastern US in May.  These are free “learn and build” events with a mix of presentations and hands-on labs all focused on helping you create great apps for Windows Phone. City Date   New York, NY 5/3 Registration Cambridge, MA...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Resources from MobileCamp Boston 2011

    I had the pleasure of presenting with Jesse Liberty at this weekend’s MobileCamp Boston 2011 .  We ran a session on Windows Phone, from the device and platform to design and development.  Here are some related resources for the session. Windows Phone Design/Dev Resources To get started, visit...
  • Blog Post: Student Game Camps in Rochester and NYC

    Microsoft’s two-day Game Camps, coming to Rochester, NY and NYC, offer students a chance to learn while designing and developing games for the Imagine Cup competition ’s game design category . While this weekend’s event in NYC (2/4-2/6) is full/waitlisted, the Rochester event still has room.  If...
  • Blog Post: “Is Your App on Windows Phone?” – Ends December 31st

    Thinking of jumping in and writing a Windows Phone application (or maybe you already have)?  Take a look at the “Is your app on Windows Phone?” promotion, running through December 31st: When you’re ready to develop, head to the App Hub to get the (free) tools to create your masterpiece. Have fun...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the New England Silverlight Guild

    In October, a new group will be joining the New England developer and designer community!  The New England Silverlight Guild will hold meetings in Cambridge, MA and Farmington, CT on the 3rd Monday of each month.  The group’s goal is to “promote and encourage designers, developers, and innovators...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Firestarter Events Coming Soon

    [ Update 8/23/2010 – Registration for the ASP.NET Web Platform Events is now open] Starting soon and running throughout the rest of the year, our regional team will be delivering three series of “Firestarter” MSDN events along the east cost, covering client , cloud , and web development topics. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Development: A Quick Introduction

    This post is to help you get up to speed quickly with the Windows Phone 7 Series development announcements made today at MIX10 . The great news is that applications can be written for Windows Phone 7 Series devices using regular Silverlight ( Silverlight 4 RC is now available) and XNA. No alternate...
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