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  • Blog Post: You're Invited - CRM Applications in Banking- Sponsored by Microsoft & Veripark

    Attention all banks interested in Customer Relationship Management.... You are invited to the CRM Applications in Banking event sponsored by Microsoft and Veripark on September 24, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. We have a very special guest speaker who is the Chairman of the European Financial Management and...
  • Blog Post: How I Convinced my Friend to buy a Windows Phone!

      A constant dilemma for a technology consumer in this time is deciding what new gadget to buy. My roommate found herself in the same situation when she declared it was time she bought a new phone. I have been a Windows Phone 7 user for the past year and a half, and I loved the phone from the first...
  • 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: Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

    Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today . It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Best New Features In Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Coming This Fall!!

    What's all the buzz around "Mango" for Windows Phone 7.5? We can hardly wait until this Fall to see all the new features! Here's a sneak peek at some of the things to look forward to: Internet Explorer 9 includes with hardware acceleration with lightning fast speed! Enhanced communications capabilities...
  • 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: SharePoint and Silverlight - A Match Made in Heaven

    With SharePoint and Silverlight integration, you really do get the best of both worlds. Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform for creating rich user experiences with the tools developers and designers need to quickly create these experiences for web, desktop and mobile applications. There...
  • 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: Mobile Devices, Smart Phones and the rise of the Mobile Web

    I’ve recently found myself discussing more and more about the increasingly important of mobile as a preferred device. IDC recently released a report on world-wide smartphone growth and last year MIT Technology Review released a report on how The Mobile Device Is Becoming Humankind's Primary...
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