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  • Blog Post: Download Windows 10 Technical Preview now !

    Dear all, if you are a geek, like us at Microsoft Gulf DX, you are probably looking to install and play with the newly announced Windows 10 . Good news for all the active MSDN subscribers as Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available for download in your MSDN subscription step 1 : log in...
  • 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: 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: App Academy Dubai

    App Academy is back to Dubai!!! It's happening next weekend on Friday and Saturday 8 and 9th. Check the below information for registration and agenda: Dubai, UAE Microsoft Office GEMS Room, Bldg #8, DIC November 8-9 9am-6pm FREE EVENT Limited seating, register today...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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#,...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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