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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...
30 Jan 2013
27 Dec 2012
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...
21 Dec 2012
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...
30 Aug 2012
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...
24 May 2012
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’...
3 May 2012
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...
29 Apr 2012
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...
28 Apr 2012
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...
24 Apr 2012
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...
19 Apr 2012
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...
17 Apr 2012
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...
7 Apr 2012
Feel The Force.. You are the Controller
Long time ago, In a galaxy far far away..... To be precise, about 6 days ago, at the Address Downtown Hotel right next to the towering Burj Khalifa, I witnessed Microsoft unveil Star Wars for the Kinect. In 2 words, "I'm impressed". a) Microsoft knows how to throw a party. b) After being a Star...
7 Apr 2012
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...
18 Mar 2012
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...
11 Mar 2012
Visual Studio 11 Beta Released!
Finally the moment developers have been waiting for....VS 11 Beta release! Developers around the world are excited to have the opportunity to get their hands on this amazing new software so they can start building Windows 8 Metro-style apps! VS 11 supports five languages right out of the box: C#,...
1 Mar 2012
MS Gulf Community is now on YouTube!!!
Just when you thought life couldn't get any better...it does! MS Gulf Community has just launched it's very own channel on YouTube! Here you can watch tutorials that cover various topics in the world of software development. For example, learn how to use Entity Framework, Language Integrated Query (LINQ...
8 Jan 2012
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...
28 Nov 2011
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...
20 Nov 2011
F# 3.0 Featured at BUILD Conference - Developer Preview Now Available!
F# 3.0 debuted at the Microsoft BUILD Conference in September after a developer preview was made available as part of the preview-release of Visual Studio 11! F# is a productivity accelerator—it is used by a growing community to solve analytical programming problems in specific domains such as...
1 Nov 2011
Join us for the November Testing Webinar!
Attention Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals... Want to learn more about agile best practices for application testing? Cannot attend training in person? Join our testing webinar from your most convenient location! This month's topic is Functional Testing...
31 Oct 2011
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...
26 Sep 2011
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure … Short Video
It is very fascinating to take a look under the hood at what enables the Microsoft Cloud Services and make **true** the buzz about SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS as offered from Microsoft. The high scale automation of cloud services operations and the 99.95% availability and reliability is based on magnificent...
8 Sep 2011
Attention Students in the Gulf - Microsoft Student Partners :)
Attention all students in the Gulf....you are invited you to be part of the Microsoft family :) Microsoft Student Partners are being selected now! Microsoft Student Partners in the Gulf are an elite group of university-level students in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman who are selected as...
8 Sep 2011
Agile Testing Webinar - Unit Testing with VS 2010
Join us on Monday , August 22nd, for the Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse. These webinars focus on how to improve the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. The short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers...
18 Aug 2011
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