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  • Blog Post: MEA Cloud Camp featuring Scott Guthrie

    Its tomorrow ! Experience Windows Azure, ASP.NET MVC 5, Visual Studio 2013 and more in MEA Cloud Camp. No matter if you are a student, a developer (beginner or professional) or an IT Specialist this event is definitively a must-attend! The online event titled MEA Cloud Camp will feature a keynote...
  • Blog Post: Facebook makes it easier to integrate with Windows 8 and WP8 apps!

    While we still wait for Facebook to release an official app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 , the social networking service is now making it easier for third-party app developers of those platforms to put in Facebook features in their apps. In a post on the Windows Phone developer blog...
  • Blog Post: ANNOUNCING VISUAL STUDIO 2012 UPDATE 2 CTP 2

    We are excited to announce the availability of the CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 , as it bring forwards a number of improvements for the XAML developer. The following are some of the key improvements you will find in this release: WPF, SILVERLIGHT AND SKETCHFLOW SUPPORT IN BLEND Blend for...
  • Blog Post: Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start (Free online course + Free exam vouchers)

    This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# (Free online course!)

    Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world? Not sure where to start? Start here! Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

    Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today . It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

    This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your...
  • Blog Post: Develop a complete Windows 8 App in 30 days

    A great online tool that helps you to develop a full Windows 8 App just in 30 days starting from setting an idea all the way to submitting your App in the marketplace. Get (recourses, tools, Videos, tips and more) to develop your App, all you need to do is to login with your live ID and get started....
  • Blog Post: Announcing RC of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

    We are so excited to announce..... Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC), Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is now available for download from the Visual Studio product website. The next release of Visual Studio will be officially called Visual Studio 2012. ...
  • Blog Post: What's New for SharePoint Development in VS11 Beta

    Visual Studio 11 Beta should definitely make SharePoint developers very happy. VS11 introduces a whole new set of features that enhance existing capabilities in SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools. SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta contain new designers and templates to facilitate SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Replace Apple's MetroWorks with Visual Studio for iOS development

    It’s no secret that there is a large surge of new development occurring on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. While plugging in to Android development with Team Explorer Everywhere is a workable option, Visual Studio developers that have invested in Microsoft’s ALM platform continue to...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Provides More than 3,500 Code Samples for Developers!

    The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is a free, centralized code sample library driven by developers' needs . The goal is to provide typical code samples for all Microsoft development technologies, and reduce developers' efforts in solving typical programming tasks. The team listens to developers’...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 App Camp Now Online - Watch today to learn how to build apps!

    The very successful Gulf Windows 8 App Camp is now available to you on our YouTube MS Gulf Community Channel ! By watching this recording you'll have the opportunity to learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps. Watch it again and again while you build your own app! The speaker leading this session...
  • Blog Post: Join us online for the Windows 8 App Camp!

    Gulf Windows 8 App Camp welcomes you to join us online where you will learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps! We will be streaming Day 1 of this event so you can join us no matter where you are located! Here we will also be announcing a new competition...see how you can WIN A SAMSUNG WINDOWS 8...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited - Learn how to build Win8 apps in Dubai!

    Gulf Windows 8 App Camp welcomes you to a 2-day workshop where you will learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps! Here we will also be announcing a new competition...see how you can WIN A SAMSUNG WINDOWS 8 TABLET! We have an amazing speaker leading the session who comes to us from our Corportate...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 11...

    I know all of you developers, testers, architects, project managers, and stakeholders are all asking the same thing...what's new about VS11 anyway? The Technology Cafe has written an excellent article that explains just that. Here are just some of the highlights of this article: Platform Development...
  • Blog Post: Save today on VS 2010 + MSDN...get ready for VS 11!

    Help seize the future of Visual Studio ® with MSDN ® , save up to 35%, and get ready for the next version of Visual Studio! Whether your team is already sharing ideas in a bullpen, considering the newest software development methodologies, or just thinking about Agile, you should upgrade now...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited - Software Testing Webinar

    Join us on Tuesday for this month's Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, THE software testing experts! This month's webinar features "Functional Testing with MS Web Performance Tests." You'll even have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the experts...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone SDK - Download It Today!

    As Windows Phone 7 Marketplace surpassess 40,000 apps, we know that more and more developers are choosing to develop awesome apps for Windows Phone 7! If you haven't done so already, make sure that you download the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 online here! This SDK allows you to create apps and games for both...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio roadmap

    For those of you wondering what the next release of Visual Studio has in store, the product team set up a special site explaining the direction of the toolset. Platform specific fetaures related to upcoming releases of Operating Systems are not being disclosed at this stage, but there is a wealth of...
  • Blog Post: Meet Two Outstanding Microsoft Student Partners!

    The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program in the Gulf is full of amazing students doing amazing things. UNI Magazine brings us the story two of our most active MSPs from the UAE. They have successfully led huge events on campus, spread the word about new technologies and become true leaders at Bits...
  • Blog Post: BING Translator .NET

    Bing (Microsoft) Translator .NET Extension Methods is an open source .Net Extension Methods for Bing (Microsoft) Translator APIs! Check out the developer-friendly experience with this recently published open source project to CodePlex: http://bingtranslatorkit.codeplex.com/ Click here for the available...
  • Blog Post: .NET Learning Path for Students

    Are you a student and don't know where to begin to start programming under the Microsoft .NET Platform ? Look no further. There is now a resource for you with specific recommendations for students including online resources, Books, Tutorials, and event blogs! This site compiles crucial information for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had

    Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize on it. I do have lots...
  • Blog Post: Taking SharePoint 2010 to the Next Level with Visual Studio

    Now SharePoint developers can take advantage of enhanced support from Visual Studio 2010! Visual Studio 2010 provides a wide array of project templates, designers and deployment infrastucture, making.NET developers more efficient and effective on SharePoint. The project and item templates in Visual Studio...
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