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  • Blog Post: Don't Launch Your Universal Windows Store App Before Reading This

    Your Universal Windows Store App is ready to go to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 markets and I am assuming you have read the 5 most important resources before building your app . Well, don't launch just yet! There's a few things that you need to make your app an even greater success on the market....
  • Blog Post: 5 Must Read Resources for Building Universal Windows Store Apps

    With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Windows Runtime to build apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you are looking to get started building complex apps, you might want to take a look at these 5 must read resources before you get started. Trust me, they will make...
  • Blog Post: Certification Jump Starts

    You’ve seen many posts in the past about the value of certification, so I won’t get into it here. Bottom line, as far as I am concerned, certifications are one of the best ways to differentiate yourself amongst other developers. If you think about how much time you invest in the technologies you work...
  • Blog Post: April Showers Lead to May Flowers…and an Updated Windows Store App

    I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited that May is upon us… it’s about time! The winter was starting to feel like it was never going to end! But it did give us an opportunity to use those not-so-great-weather days to get some updates done on the Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app , which...
  • Blog Post: App Building Made Easier–Step 3

    In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real experiences...
  • Blog Post: Fortune and Glory, Kid. Fortune and Glory. (or Just Fun)

    To continue the conversation that Bruce Johnson started earlier this week with his post, Taking It to the Next Level , Syd Millett presented the below session at Windows 8: Pure Imagination (all of the sessions from the two-day event are available for you to watch when you please. You can also find them...
  • Blog Post: Taking It to the Next Level

    In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real experiences...
  • Blog Post: Building Secure Windows Store Apps

    Security on the Brain Security is something we all know is important, but is it something that we always do? Most likely, not always. That’s partially because security is complex and takes time to implement. Many of you, these days, don’t have that time (it’s all about shortest time-to-market, right...
  • Blog Post: App Building Made Easier: Step 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure

    In the last few posts, hopefully I’ve been able to plant a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than trying to do it through work (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real experiences...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Developer Connection: Now Available in the Windows Store

    During this month’s D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE (aired LIVE yesterday and now available on-demand ), I had the pleasure of announcing that the Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app is now available for download. I’m totally excited about the release of this app as we’ve...
  • Blog Post: What’s Up: Developer–November Edition

    Here’s the news as seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE : Links Technology Post Roundup - 5th Edition Canadian Developer Events - One stop to get all of the developer events happening nationwide. Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app - NOW available in the Windows Store...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Windows 8!

    Today in New York City, Microsoft launched Windows 8 , the next step in computing experiences and truly, Windows Re-Imagined .  It is truly an important day for Microsoft as you might imagine, but it’s actually a really important day for you as well.  Why?  Because you, as a developer...
  • Blog Post: Get In on the Action: Give Your App Some Oomph

    Now that you’ve started building your Windows Store app (if you haven’t, it’s time to get in on the action! Start with a Windows Store developer account , then learn how to develop Windows Store apps with hands-on labs , and once you’ve done that, start working on your app !), it’s time to think about...
  • Blog Post: Get In on the Action: Start Your App

    Let’s recap where we are in our journey to “get in on the action.” We started off getting equipped with a Windows Store Developer Account either through MSDN, BizSpark, or DreamSpark or signing up for an account directly . Then we took a look at how to build Windows Store applications by going through...
  • Blog Post: Get In on the Action: Start with Your Windows Store Developer Account

    As you read in Paul’s post from last week, The Windows Store is open for business. Is your app ready? , the Windows Store is ready for your apps. The first step to getting apps in the Windows Store is to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. Quick Info on Windows Store Developer Accounts...
  • Blog Post: <What’s Up: Developers> October Edition

    Here’s the news seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE : Links Technology Post Roundup - 4th Edition Windows 8 Windows Store Welcomes Canadian Developers - all Canadian developers now have access to the Windows Store. Visit the Windows Store Dashboard, sign up for your account, register...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Store is open for business. Is your app ready?

    The Windows Store has been open for roughly a month and Windows Store apps utilizing Microsoft’s Modern UI (and games, too!) have really started to flood in.  Those early entrance apps were built by publishers that saw an opportunity to build and publish a Windows Store app as quickly as possible...
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