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  • 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 Store apps for Absolute Beginners with JavaScript (Video 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 31 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by walking...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: PhoneGap Now Supports Windows Phone

    We're very excited to join Nitobi to announce availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango. This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows...
  • 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: Download first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio today!

    Download the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio , which gives better support for HTML5, adds CSS3 and brings more new API’s to the JavaScript intellisense! This update provides you with intellisense and validation for HTML features: - Video and related tags - Audio and related tag...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had

    Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize on it. I do have lots...
  • 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: The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

    In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
  • Blog Post: Hiring for the Future ... Cloud Expertise is a MUST.

    Developing cloud expertise now can mean job security and career growth in the future. No more is what we know alone is our ticket to a great career but how much we know about the future and how capable we are to come up to speed with new technology is a core competency. Emerging skills are evolving as...
  • 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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