Microsoft Issue 7
 
DEVELOPER AND IT PROFESSIONAL NEWSLETTER
     
 
Hero Welcome to another edition of the Hero Newsletter. Through this, we hope to bring you anything and everything IT-related happening around the region. This time’s newsletter is not only about IT Pro news on all the latest in Microsoft products and services but also about ideas, innovations, excellence, cool new tools, releases, announcements, exciting sessions and much more.

Prepare yourself for a deep dive into this exciting and rewarding world of information. Enjoy!

The Hero Team
 
 
build
Announcing BUILD 2012        
• October 30 - November 2, 2012
• Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington
• Registration opens August 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM PDT

Download the Windows 8 Release Preview

            MSDN subscribers can go to the MSDN Subscriptions Page for additional downloads and BUILD 2011 attendees can relive last year's event.

Browse all session videos        
Windows | Dev Center
        Go to the new Windows Dev. Center to get the dev. tools, samples, forums, docs and other resources to start building on Windows 8 now.

Downloads
Getting Started
App Samples
Forums
    Tool Box

TOOLS FOR DEVELOPERS & I.T. PROS
Web App Gallery -Create websites the easiest way
Windows Phone SDK link – All you need to write world class mobile apps
Azure SDK - Get the tools  and learn how to develop  Cloud apps
RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPERS AND I.T.
PROS
Microsoft virtual academy – Free e-courses on Virtualization and Management
TechNet Portal – The essential portal for IT Profe ssionals
TechNet Wiki – Collective knowledge from Microsoft experts and your peers
TechNet Downloads – Download free trials and betas of the latest Microsoft software
IT Skills for the cloud – All you need to set the sky as the limit for your career in a cloud IT environment
MSDN link – The key portal to knowledge base and free tools
MSDN Virtual Labs – It's like a big full scale data-center but for your experiments and creativity only
MSDN News Flash – Subscribe for key news and special offers
   
   
 
Yalla Apps
Yes, you can have your free accounts on App Hub! Soon, you will be able to submit your apps directly to the App Hub and have the app published under your own name! App Hub will be made available to 180 countries worldwide soon. And, all registered members of Yalla Apps will get a free account on the App Hub. So, register with Yalla Apps NOW to get a free developer account on App Hub!

Go to Yalla Apps
     
  System Center 2012  
  System Center 2012  
  The System Center team is pleased to announce that the second community technology preview (CTP2) of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download.  
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  Discover  
  A new Office has arrived. It’s a powerful service that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. Simply sign in for a personalized experience and all the most up-to-date Office applications, with new and enhanced features continually being added. Be one of the first to try it today.
 
 
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  Learn more about Windows Server 2012  
  Microsoft Press  
 
Introducing Windows Server 2012 The most recent free e-book offered by Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download!
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  Visual Studio



Visual Studio 2012 RC ALM Hands-On-Labs, now in Arabic
by Mohamed Radwan

A translation of the new Visual Studio 2012 RC 18 hands-on-labs / demo scripts. This includes 7 ALM scenarios which are new in Visual Studio 2012, and another 11 scenarios which were introduced in Visual Studio 2010.
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Get Visual Studio 2012 RC today and start preparing for the next generation of development.
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 MEAIALM  "We are pleased to announce that on July 7th 2012 and in co-operation with the top Egyptian Visual Studio ALM Experts, Consultants and Enthusiasts, Middle East & Africa Visual Studio ALM community was launched. You can now join the Facebook Page and the YouTube channel to learn more about Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 Development, Windows Azure, SQL Azure and more. The community will be organizing lots of online and offline sessions very soon to cover everything about Microsoft’s latest technologies and platforms. Stay Tuned!"  
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