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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: Develop Universal App that runs across Windows, Windows Phone and FirefoxOS

    With this release of the Windows developer platform of universal Windows apps , Microsoft sets out to accomplish three major goals: 1) Reach customers across phones, tablets, and PCs; 2) Deliver innovation that supports developer investments; 3) Make cross-platform technology easier and more capable...
  • 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: Tutorials: How to Build and Port Unity Games to Windows Store and Windows Phone?

    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 . Microsoft is bringing...
  • 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: Free Game App Development Hands on Training

      Do you have ideas for a great game? Do you have software development skills? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, and want to make your idea a reality, join us in person and learn how to make games targeting Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone. Build a game in record time! Whether you're a student, first...
  • Blog Post: Learning Windows 8.1 in One Page

              Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers with Windows 8 or Windows RT devices through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. Windows...
  • 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Metro Fridays Office Hours in Mountain View, CA

          I am getting requests from developers to help them with their Windows 8 Metro application development. My expertise in on Web technology (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery , and Windows 8, etc). I have setup My Metro Fridays office hours from 9 am – 6pm on the Friday from June to July. We...
  • Blog Post: How to Submit your App to the Windows Store?

    As you likely know Windows 8 is coming in the near future. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which highlight the power of Metro and Windows...
  • Blog Post: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA–LiveStream Available

    Read this for more detail and registration. If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry.  We have the LiveStream available for you. Follow us at #win8appdev. Hope to see you in person or online!
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