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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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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Building Beautiful and Interactive Windows 8 apps with JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 | Presentation, Demo and Resources

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Windows 8 Training: Presentation, and Resources Available

    Thanks for attending the Windows 8 Training & Hackathon for HTML5, JavaScript Developers in San Francisco and Mountain View in Oct.  2012.  A lot of you have asked for presentation and resources.  I am using the agenda as map to post the presentation. If you want to download all the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft eBooks Available to Download: A Large Collection

    Want a book to develop Windows 8 Metro application using HTML, JavaScript and CSS ?   Here is a free ebook for you (click the image to download).  A lot of samples and code. Programming Windows 8 Apps Interested in Windows Phone development?  Here are the free ebooks for you (click the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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