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Dr. Doris Chen is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States. http://twitter.com/doristchen
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Make Windows 8 Games with Construct 2
This post is part of 3 week series giving current and aspiring game devs the tools, resources, and advice they need to get started building for Windows. Check out the overview of the series to find what you need. For additional resources to build your app check out AppBuilder . Creating a game for Windows...
18 Mar 2014
Windows Store trends: In-App Purchases, Games Rising In Popularity On Windows Store
It’s interesting to see Windows Store trends – Feb 2014 Update from Windows Apps Team . Like to share some data with you. In summary: in-app purchases, and games are rising in popularity in windows store. This blog post is the latest in a recurring series that provides details about...
7 Mar 2014
Student App Challenge is Back: Get up to S100 by April 14th, 2014
We are super excited to announce the return of the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 14 th , 2014 and you could win* a $50 gift card. Promote your app and receive 100 downloads for the chance to win* an additional $50 gift card. Microsoft will provide...
28 Feb 2014
New Incentive: Bring your game made with Unity to Windows Store and Windows Phone
Unity makes it easy for you. Now Microsoft is sweetening the deal for the talented and committed Unity developers who want to bring their existing Unity titles to Windows Store and Windows Phone. With a new incentive offer, Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games...
24 Feb 2014
Unity: Free Add on for Windows 8 | Start Learning Presentation/Tutorials | Over $100,000 Contest
Unity 4.2 is here, and the latest update to the 4.x cycle includes deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 . Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies . It is used to develop video games for web plugins, desktop...
28 Aug 2013
Windows 8 App Development Opportunity
I had the honor to present Windows 8 app development opportunity for teachers and students at MPICT’s Faculty Development Training last week at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus . Many of them have asked for presentation and resources, and I thought it is a good idea to share so I posted...
24 Jun 2013
What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps
Many thanks to Bay Area Mobile meetup and Bay Area jQuery Meetup for inviting me to speak on What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps. Abstract, presentation and resources are available below: Abstract You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with...
25 Mar 2013
1 Day Free Workshop For College Students: Get $100 for Every Wins 8 App
Quick! Who is interested in earning a quick $100 PLUS free pizza, tutorials, games, Give away and prizes! You can earn a $100 for each Windows app you publish. (and up to $1500 !!) Sign up our Windows 8 App Madness Workshop either at south bay or east bay (Space is limited) Friday, March 15rd...
11 Mar 2013
Get up to $2000: Incentive for Publishing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps
Enter Today to get your $100 (per app) up to $2000* Keep the Cash • Publish an app • Get up to $2000* Publish your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store and fill out the form to participate. You can submit up to 10 apps per Store and get $100 for each qualified app up to $2000...
11 Mar 2013
Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge| Receive $100 | Win Trip of A Lifetime
I wanted to share an opportunity Microsoft has for students to get experience building Windows 8 apps and earn some cool prizes along the way. We are currently running a software development contest called the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge from today through April 11 th , 2013. The Challenge...
21 Feb 2013
How to get Windows/Windows Phone Store Registration for Free?
Want to get a store registration for free and win a lot of prizes? Here is what you can do: Join THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE! How does it work? Publish your app to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012 through February 28, 2013 to qualify for the following rewards...
2 Jan 2013
Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge: Publish your Windows 8 app and Receive $100 gift card
Create and publish your Windows 8 application by January 20 th , 2013 and Receive a $100 gift card. Get started with your New Year app revolution. It’s easy to do and free! Step 1 GET STARTED Download all the software and resources you need completely FREE ! aka.ms/w8holidayapp Step 2 BUILD YOUR...
12 Dec 2012
Windows Store App Labs: Test your Apps on Different Windows 8 Devices | Find a Lab Near You
Windows Store App Labs are worldwide physical locations where you can access Windows 8 devices , get design help , and meet with Windows experts to make your app great. Test your app on a variety of screen sizes, input methods, and chipsets with the latest Windows 8 devices including Windows RT tablets...
6 Dec 2012
I have the honor to present at the multiple conference HTML5 DevConf , Global Mobile International Conference , JSEverywhere and HTML5 DevCon5 recently. I had a great time at each of the conference. A lot of you are asking for my presentation so I am posting the presentation and resources for your...
28 Nov 2012
Free Windows 8 App Development Training for iOS Developers
Windows Store App development for iOS developers Event Date Thursday Dec 13, 2012 - 9 to 5 PM Friday Dec 14, 2011 - 9 to 5 PM Evening Social: Thurs Dec 13, 6 PM Event Location Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Galileo Room SVC Conference Center 1065 La Avenida Mountain View, California 94043...
28 Nov 2012
HTML5 Windows 8 Training: Presentation, and Resources Available
10 Nov 2012
Join World’s Largest Hackathon: Free Hackathon Event on Nov 9
Build your one-of-a-kind Windows app at the free Gen Appathon event on November 9th. Join thousands of developers just like you on November 9, 2012 for the world's largest code fest – Gen Appathon . Here's your chance to get down to business and start building your dream app, or polish...
18 Oct 2012
Get Ready for HTML5 Windows 8 Camp and Hakathon
Get started with Windows 8 development. This is the instruction for your machine and hands on labs setup. Instruction for Machine Setup: System Requirements: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics...
17 Oct 2012
Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part II): Style, Layout and Grid
In the previous blog, Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part I) , it helps you to get start with, in the next few blogs, I am going to show you step by step how now to you can created a lightweight, dynamic version of the memory game in Blend. Many thanks for Christian Schormann , Josh...
14 Sep 2012
Windows Store is now Open for Everybody–Start to Submit your App Today
The Windows Store is now open for app submissions from all developers – individuals and companies! Up until now we have been gated on who could get their apps approved to get in the Store, but today that restriction goes away. The Store is now open in 230 consumer markets, 120 markets , and with 103...
12 Sep 2012
Windows 8 DevCamp: Presentation, Resources Available
Many thanks for all of you attended Windows 8 DevCamp and Hackathon in Silicon Valley and many other cities in US. Here are the presentation and resources for the camp. Presentation: You can download all presentation here or you can download the individual presentation from...
23 Aug 2012
Free Microsoft eBooks Available to Download: A Large Collection
30 Jul 2012
Generation App: You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days
30 to Launch is an app acceleration program that helps developers make their idea come to life and finish it fast with resources and incentives at each stage of app development: through daily tips, short videos, telephone consultations with experts, and collaborations with the community. The steps to...
18 Jul 2012
Free Windows 8 DevCamp & Hackathon: Register Today!
Seating is limited. Select a date below to register online or call 1-877-MSEVENT Location DevCamp Hackathon Manhattan, NY 7/14 7/15 St Louis, MO 7/16 7/17 Brooklyn, NY 7/19 7/20 Nashville, TN 7/19 7/20 Orlando, FL 7/20 7/21 Los Angeles, CA 7/20 7/21 Rochester...
29 Jun 2012
Free Windows 8 Developer Events: Mini Camps | Register Now
Event locations Select a city near you Location Date Mountain View, CA June 26 Redmond, WA June 29 Phoenix, AZ July 2 Irvine, CA July 11 San Francisco, CA July 23 San Diego, CA July 24 Portland, OR July 26 Santa Monica, CA TBD- July Boulder, CO TBD- July FREE Events Seating is limited, so register...
20 Jun 2012
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