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  • Blog Post: What do I need to build Xamarin.iOS apps on Visual Studio

    Hello Developers and enthusiasts! I am sure most of you have heard about Xamarin , somewhere. Xamarin is a great technology that enables you to develop native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps in C# . Xamarin apps look and feel native because they have Native User Interfaces, Native API Access and...
  • 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 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: Levtech Consulting Awarded Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year by Microsoft Gulf subsidiary

    On September 9th at the Westin Hotel in Dubai, Levtech Consulting, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services, has recently been awarded the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year for FY13 by the Microsoft Gulf subsidiary. The company was honored as the leading Microsoft...
  • 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: Security Series #2: How to Bake Security in Products and Services? SDL.

    Engineering more secure software with the Microsoft Security Lifecycle (SDL) In January 2002, Bill Gates launched the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative which focused on security as one of its four pillars. One of the big achievements of this initiative was the creation and evolution of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Pimp your Windows phone 8 emulator!

    Got bored of the default skin of Windows Phone 8 Emulator? Now you can change the look of your Windows Phone 8 emulator by using the WP8 Emulator Skin Switcher to make it look like a Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X or Samsung Ativ S. http://wp8emulatorskins.codeplex.com/
  • Blog Post: Understanding IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

    IntelliTrace debugging is like watching a video of the stage play. You can fast-forward past the boring parts and rewind if you missed something. The one thing you can’t do is change what is happening since it has already happened in the past. You give up controlling the actors in favor of controlling...
  • Blog Post: Free download to Windows Phone 8 offline documentation

    Let me share with you the latest tip I learned about Visual Studio 2012 when I was attending some training in Amsterdam last January. Now you can download all MSDN documentations OFFLINE on your machine so that you can browse/search them so easily without having to be online. It’s a very useful tool...
  • 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: Thomas Suarez, a 12 year old app developer

    Where do you go to learn about designing games? Programming? Creating apps? Thomas Suarez, a self-taught teenaged developer, has used trial and error to help him create his apps like “Bustin Jeiber” (a whack-a-mole game) and “Earth Fortune.” Now he wants to help other kids learn...
  • 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: 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: 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: سلسلة ويندوز فون بالعربي

    Now you can learn how to build Windows Phone 7 applications by following the Arabic tutorials at: http://www.youtube.com/manasrahacademy :)
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Azure, and gamification in Visual Studio. Are you a potty mouth?

    Late last week, Microsoft announced an updated extension to the Visual Studio Achievements which includes new badges associated with Windows Azure development. In January, Microsoft announced a Visual Studio plug-in which enabled developers to unlock badges and compete against one another for a place...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MSDN Webcast - FREE Webinars!

    Join us for the Free WEBINARS! Our mission is to help advance the collective capabilities of the Business / Systems Analyst community by providing continued education, delivered by industry experts, on topics relevant to our audience; including process improvements, new methods, tools and related...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
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