Jennifer Marsman

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    Windows 8 games made by college students

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    Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some college students who are building games.  Some of the students have published games in the Windows Store.  Most games are free.  Check out the screenshots below – there are...
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    BizSpark: Get free software and cloud services for your startup

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    Note: if you already know that you want BizSpark, jump straight to the Register section. Why? BizSpark is a Microsoft program to help software startups at the beginning when money may be tight. You can utilize it for a maximum of 3 years, but afterwards...
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    Marsman V3.0 has shipped (and I’m now on maternity leave)

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    Following my earlier product announcement , I’m excited to announce that after a long nine-month development period, Marsman V3.0 has been released.  Features include 10 fingers and 10 toes, a cute little nose, and a malfunctioning sleep mode. ...
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    College Fight Song Apps

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    College football bowl season is upon us!  A local company based in East Lansing, Michigan has created a series of 45 “college fight song” apps which include the university’s fight song(s), lyrics, and photos.  For a limited time to the first...
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    Privacy Policy for Apps using the Facebook App Promotion Button

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    Applications using the Facebook App Promotion Button may connect to the internet to do the following: It accesses the Internet to obtain listing information about the application (the app’s logo).  If it can’t find the application logo, it will use...
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    App Review: Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide

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    As the only pregnant member of my team, the Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide app for the Windows Store is an excellent choice to review.  I am actually a subscriber to Parents magazine.  I love their content, and I like keeping up with the...
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    How to get the perfect photo for your holiday card using Photo Fuse

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    As anyone with kids or pets knows, it is extremely difficult to get a nice family picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling.  I tried this last weekend with my children, nieces, and nephews: 5 kids in total, ages 6 and younger. ...
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    Office Store development – the new “Apps for Office” model

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    I’m taking a break from talking about Windows apps to talk about…Office apps!  In seriousness, I had a customer ask me about Office development at one of my events last week.  I’ve never done VBA, but I did do a little VSTO back in the day. ...
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    It’s now even cheaper to build apps for the Windows Store!

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    Whoo-hoo!  Now, I personally don’t believe that developing for the Windows Store was ever that expensive (an individual account used to be $49/year, and it is $99/year for iOS developer registration ), but it has gotten even better!  Starting...
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    Upcoming Windows Development Events in Michigan

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    Develop a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app between 10/1-12/31 for a chance to win $10K of prizes! http://gomodev.com/windows-10k-contest   And to help you get there… There are 3 great Windows Store development events coming up at the Microsoft...
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    Privacy Policies for my applications

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    Below are the privacy policies for my applications. Eliza Eliza uses the internet to access the Windows advertising server, which serves ads to the application.  In release 2, a “Send Feedback” button was added to the App Bar, so you can provide...
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    Upcoming Central US Events through Dec 2013

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    My team and I are running 4 event series through the end of the calendar year, in numerous cities across the Central United States. You can get caught up on the big announcements from //build, learn Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, and more! ...
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    Student Event Resources

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    I have run a number of Windows 8 student events recently at numerous universities and colleges, and I’m gearing up to start again for the fall. Here is the list of links and resources that I provide to students, gathered in one place. Getting...
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    Introduction to Windows Store app development for Android programmers

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    My teammate Hanu and I presented a session at Build 2013 (all recordings from the conference are here ) that introduces Windows 8 development to Android developers.  Here is the official abstract: This session will help developers leverage their...
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    I’m pregnant (with a non-royal baby)

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    In the wake of the royal baby fever, my husband and I would like to announce that we are expecting (non-royal*) baby #3 in December.  We will not be issuing commemorative coins .  As I’ve said in the past , Microsoft is an amazing company to...
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    “Frank’s World” Build 2013 videos – Windows Store improvements

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    My teammate Frank LaVigne created a video on the second day of Build 2013 .  Near the beginning, I talk a little bit about the improvements in the Windows Store for the Windows 8.1 release.  You can view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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    //build 2013 – Day 2 Keynote

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    Following the //build day 1 keynote , there was also a keynote on the second day of the //build conference 2013.  In case you missed it, all session recordings will be available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 . The Day 2 Keynote recording...
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    //build 2013 – Day 1 Keynote

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    Today was the first day of the //build conference 2013.  In case you missed it, all session recordings will be available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 .    Day 1 Keynote Recording: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013...
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    BUILD 2013 and Microsoft Store opening in Troy, MI

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    Build starts tomorrow!  You can tune into the live keynote at 9am Pacific.  Here are some other ways to join in the fun: Build event site: http://www.buildwindows.com On-demand sessions: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 Twitter: Follow...
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    Windows tablets vs. iPad

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    Microsoft’s latest campaign directly compares the new wave of Windows 8 tablets/slates against the iPad.  For side-by-side spec comparisons, see http://windows.com/compare .  (Notice that you can change the Windows tablet to one of four options...
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    Comparison of Windows Store vs. Google Play

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    In this article, my goal is a facts-based comparison of the Windows Store (for Windows 8 apps) and Google Play (for Android apps).  I’ve included links to my references throughout this article that were available and published as of April 25, 2013...
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    Android to Windows 8: Top 10 tips for passing Windows Store certification

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    As an Android developer publishing an application in Google Play, you simply publish the app and it appears live.  However, in the Windows Store (and Apple’s App Store), there is a certification process where your application undergoes testing and...
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    Windows Phone 7 –> 8 Upgrade Labs

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    Reveal a Picture

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    I published my first application into the Windows Store in November 2012, but I never blogged about it.  It is a simple game called Reveal a Picture , which I made for my kids.  You can download it here .  In this children’s game targeted...
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    Windows Store opportunity for Android developers

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    I’m super excited about building apps for the Windows Store.  In this article, I’ll discuss why Android developers should consider developing for the Windows Store as well.   First of all, let me be clear about what we are developing for...
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