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  • Blog Post: Gaming 4 developers day – Microsoft Dubai 18th May

    Are you a developer and a hardcore gamer? or just a casual gamer that love indie games? Then you are invited to gaming day at Microsoft. The event will bring together developers from all designations to build gaming applications on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Kinect for Windows.   Here is the agenda...
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds free until May 15th

    Fresh news! Angry Birds totally FREE for your Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 7 until May 15th. Don’t miss the opportunity to have one of the most downloaded games for smartphones.   With this new version (new ID in the Windows Phone Store as well) you will be able to access to 8 complete worlds...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Kicks Off in Qatar!

    We are very excited to announce that we have launched Imagine Cup, which is the biggest student technology competition in the world, for the second time in Qatar. After the excellent results we've seen the Qatar local team celebrate last year (being ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at the Global...
  • Blog Post: Good news for game developers! Unity3D & Unreal game engines coming to Windows 8!

    Two of the best game engines are coming very soon to Windows 8. When you heard “the best game engines”, you probably guessed it right, “Unity3D” & “Unreal” game engines. For game developers that means two things. Game developers will be able to port their games...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars is Coming to Kinect!

    In anticipation of the Kinect Star Wars launch, Radio 1 is hosting a week long (April 1st-5th) competition for both its Breakfast Show and Simon B (afternoon) listeners. Kinect Star Wars is the ultimate in family entertainment as it brings together family members of all ages – games and Star Wars fans...
  • 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: Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games–Preview

    I received this news from the US Windows Azure team and thought it’s worth sharing with the community   The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games (PREVIEW) is now released! This toolkit allows you to quickly get started building new social games in Windows Azure.  It includes accelerators...
  • Blog Post: Learn Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals for KINECT SDK

    Now that the KINECT SDK is out, many of you can hardly wait to start developing! You can start by learning about it's skeletal tracking capabilities by visiting Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals . Make sure to wach the video, which covers the basics of skeletal tracking using the Kinect sensor. You can...
  • Blog Post: FREE Developer Training Online for Students :)

    Don’t forget, through DreamSpark students get FREE training from PluralSight! See below list of trainings available for you today. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these amazing learning opportunities to help you prepare for the world of IT! Course Level...
  • Blog Post: Browse Nearly 16,000 Windows Phone 7 Applications Online!

    Check out WindowsPhoneApplist for an online list of all Windows Phone 7 applications. With nearly 16,000 applications to choose from, this site allows you to filter by release date, price, customer rating, and the following categories: - Books & Reference - Business - Entertainment ...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Gulf – Meet Your TOP Ten Teams

    Over the past few months, students from across the Gulf have been applying their passion, creativity and imagination to help solve the world’s toughest problems by using technology. The proposals rolled in from Kuwait, Oman and the UAE in great numbers. I’m very happy to present to you...
  • Blog Post: What’s New about Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated environment that simplifies the entire development lifecycle, from design to deployment. Work within a personalized environment, and target a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint® and cloud applications that accelerate the coding...
  • Blog Post: Hurry to enter the Dev Unplugged Contest for IE9!

    Hello Web Developers! With all the excitement surrounding the launch of Internet Explorer 9, don't forget to that developers have an opportunity to enter the Dev Unplugged Contest! This IE9 competition allows developers to submit amazing web applications and games using HTML5 – a world without...
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