Microsoft Issue 8
 
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



 
 

YOUR IDEA YOUR APP 30 DAYS

You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days and we’re here to help.
Begin your 30-day journey to create a Windows 8 Metro style app. Sign up to get started and receive:

Insider tips and tricks on Windows 8 application development
Personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect*
An exclusive one-on-one Metro style design consultation*
An opportunity to get expert help from a Microsoft Services Engineer at an App Excellence Lab
Sign up today and get started. Your new Windows 8 app could be mere days away.

*Offer good only to legal residents in the 50 United States & D.C., age 18 or older to hobbyists, professionals or developers in the field of software tech who sign up for building a Windows 8 application on www.generationapp.com. Offer limited to 250 design consultations per month and 500 technical review consultations per month, on a first come first served basis. Limit of one session of each offer type per person. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.This offer ends when supplies are exhausted, and is not redeemable for cash.

   
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
   
     
 

Windows 8

Your Windows 8 Start Kit
By Bishoy Labib

 

A code library, sample application, and set of articles that will give your Windows 8 app development a kick start into a robust, manageable, and great app.

This is the place to start developing your Windows 8 App. You may or may not use the library provided here. But here is a step by step guidance on creating your first app that should be useful to everyone.


 Start now
     
 
Windows Phone
 
  Welcome to Windows Phone Dev Center!  
  NOW, you can join the Windows Phone Dev Center for free

The new Windows Phone Dev Center has everything you need to create great apps and add them to the Windows Phone Store for the world to see, try, and buy. You can start creating apps anytime. When you’re ready to offer them in the Store, you’ll need a subscription to the Dev Center where you can start the process of adding them to the Store catalog. Your subscription includes some useful tools and your own personal dashboard to track your apps and your earnings.
 
Register
     
  Windows Azure  
 
Meet the new Windows Azure


Windows Azure is a flexible and open cloud platform for a wide variety of applications ranging from web sites to enterprise and mobile applications. In this foundation session Scott Guthrie will demonstrate how to quickly build and deploy applications using the new Windows Azure features and services including Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, and new developer tools and SDKs.
 
 
  Watch Scott Guthrie Video  
     
  Microsoft Virtual Academy

 
  Windows Server 2012: First Look

After completing this course, you will learn how to cloud optimize your IT with Windows Server 2012 and how to take advantage of the skills and investment you have already made in building a familiar and consistent platform. With Windows Server 2012, you gain all the Microsoft experience behind building and operating private and public clouds, delivered as a dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform. This course will cover how Windows Server 2012 delivers value in four key ways including how it takes you beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and enables the modern work style.

More course on MVA
 
     
  Microsoft BizSpark

Partnership between Flat6labs and Microsoft Egypt

Last month, Microsoft Egypt and Flat6Labs announced a strategic partnership in order to allow Flat6labs to offer their startups, Microsoft certified training sessions as well as access to technologies such as Windows Azure and other software and services from Microsoft through the BizSpark program. Flat6Labs is now the first BizSpark partner in Egypt.

Know more about BizSpark
Learn about Startup Challenges
 
     
   
Build Windows
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

Go download the Windows 8 Release Preview now!

MSDN subscribers can go to the MSDN subscriptions page for additional downloads and BUILD 2011 attendees can relive last year’s event.
                    Introducing Windows Server 2012

Cloud computing can present many opportunities that help solve your business and IT challenges.

Windows Server 2012, an advanced server platform, offers every business the ability to deliver cloud services and gain powerful new IT capabilities. Bringing you the best of Microsoft unmatched experience in operating public clouds and data centers at scale, Windows Server 2012 delivers a new breed of agility, flexibility and efficiency.

Meet your organization's unique needs with Windows Server 2012:

Go beyond virtualization - Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads to build your private cloud cost-effectively, and connect to cloud services more securely.
Discover the power of many servers, with the simplicity of one - Provides an integrated, highly available and easy-to-manage multiple-server platform.
Open the door to every app on any cloud - Offers a broad, scalable and elastic server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both.
Enable the modern workstyle - Provides users with flexible access to data and applications from virtually anywhere, from any device, while maintaining security, control and compliance.


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