If you’re in the Boston area, I’m happy to announce yet another way to get personalized assistance building your Windows 8 application and bringing it to the Windows Store. 

NOT your Technical EvangelistsYour friendly neighborhood Technical Evangelists - who look nothing like the folks to the left but are just as welcoming - will be holding weekly “Office Hours” for the foreseeable future at the brand-spanking new Microsoft New England office at 1 Cambridge Center in Cambridge:

Wednesday, September 26th: 1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3rd: 1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10th: 1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17th: 1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24th: 1-5 p.m.

We’re handling this completely on a drop-in basis, no appointment necessary, but feel free to let me know if you do plan to stop by, and if there’s something specific you’ll be looking for help with when you’re there.  That will give us a little time to pull together guidance, find relevant resources, etc. to make the best use of your time on site.

The new facility is about two blocks up the street from Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (NERD); you’ll see the “iconic” entrance to the building at the top of the stairs to the outbound trains at the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line.  When you enter the building, take the elevator to the second floor (it’ll be your only choice), and check in with the receptionist there. She’ll direct you to the Mayflower room where we’ll be hanging out.

Can’t join us in Cambridge?

Generation AppNo worries. There are at least three other opportunities to get assistance:

Register for Generation App.  You’ll get access to a lot of on-line resources and pointers, but you’ll also have the opportunity to chat with a real-life Windows 8 architect and separately with a real-life designer.

Check out my Mini-Meetup offerings in the area – I just updated the list by the way.  They pop up from time to time as I find myself headed to various events in the area, but I’m happy to schedule time virtually via phone, Skype, or whatever as well.

Contact me! We can set something up, or if you have just a quick question, that’s fine too.  I’m pretty obsessive about in-box zero so chances are you’ll get a pretty quick response.