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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone in a Nutshell at Microsoft Office Dubai

    Join us in person or online on March 5th at 6pm in Dubai for the Windows Phone in a Nutshell talk to get an overview of what you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app, and how to do it in minutes! This interactive session will cover the key app development features of the platform and will include demoes...
  • Blog Post: New to Mobile Services .NET and PhoneGap Support

    Last week, Microsoft released a great deal of enhancements to Windows Azure . Among these enhancements we had some great updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services , which included: .NET support Notification Hubs integration Integrated PhoneGap support .NET Support Now Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Develop Apps and Fly

    Ready, Set, Go! ✓ Are you passionate about developing apps? ✓ Are you looking to be a famous developer? ✓ Are you super-excited to attend TechEd in Europe? If you answered yes to all of the above then the Develop and Fly Challenge is your chance to win a trip to TechEd in Europe. Click here...
  • Blog Post: New Courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    New Windows 8.1, Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 courses are now being offered on Microsoft Virtual Academy. For those who are not familiar with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), it offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses...
  • Blog Post: Dubai Hackathon

    Dubai, UAE Microsoft Office,GEMS Room, Bldg #8, DIC November 22-23 9am-7pm FREE EVENT Limited seating, register today. To find out more click here Join the Dubai Hackathon week-end and develop Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 applications. This is your opportunity to get training and support...
  • Blog Post: Windows and Windows Phone developer accounts merged

    2 Platforms + 2 Stores + 2 Markets = 1 Developer account Exciting news today regarding your Windows and Windows Phone developer account benefits. As announced on the official Windows Blog , starting today, developers (and basically anyone interested) will be able to register (and renew) their account...
  • Blog Post: 10 Online sessions for Windows Phone 8 Development

    Windows Phone and non windows phone developers brace yourselves for a series of 10 weekly online sessions throughout the upcoming 2 months, the sessions cover Windows Phone 8 Development from a general introduction and overview of the Windows Phone 8 differentiated features across building and designing...
  • 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: Migrating from VPS to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    “Virtual Machines deliver on-demand, salable compute infrastructure when you need to quickly provision resources to meet your growing business needs. With Virtual Machines, you get choice of Windows Server and Linux operating systems in multiple configurations on top of the trustworthy Windows...
  • Blog Post: Build your own Web site using Azure for Free in 5 minutes

    Building a website has never been easier with the new CMS available today, but configuring it to be up and running was always a time consuming job; configuring the database, providing the connection string, configuring the domain, setting up ftp account to upload your website…etc. " Web Sites...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start (Free Course)

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is excited to announce the second Jump Start in a three-course virtualization series. This course is designed for VMware professionals looking to get up-to-speed with how Microsoft virtualization and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V works and compares with VMware vSphere...
  • Blog Post: Build an App in 3 Days!

    Developers and Designers, we are inviting you to the first App Academy in Kuwait on Feb 10, 2013. It will be held at Gulf University for Science and Technology in the main auditorium. This program will ramp up your development skills on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Application design and development...
  • 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 Azure Mobile Services New Features & Content Updates

    Today, Microsoft announced updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services which allows developers to take advantage of the cloud to build and deploy modern apps for Windows 8 and iOS. Whether you are a developer building for the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, or iPad, Mobile Services provides an easy...
  • 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: Check out the *new* Windows Phone Dev Center: Cleaner, better reporting, PayPal support and more!

    Attempting to make it easier for developers to design, build and manage apps within its Windows Phone ecosystem, Microsoft has pushed live its new Windows Phone Dev Center, picking up from the now redundant App Hub developer portal and offering a whole host of new features and tools. Alongside the...
  • 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: Meet Windows Azure!

    You’re invited to attend a special online event on June 7 th live from San Francisco. See the latest in Windows Azure cloud-computing technologies, presented by Scott Guthrie and other technology leaders. Visit meetwindowsazure.com to save the date and register for event updates. When : June...
  • 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: 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: The Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon... Are you up for the challenge?

    Microsoft Gulf presents the Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon ... The Windows Phone 7 is set to make an impact in the Gulf pretty soon, and this is your chance to make a mark as a developer for the Gulf. To encourage all the young and talented aspiring developers, Microsoft is proud to host...
  • 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...
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