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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 'Better Together' SharePoint Custom Development Event in the UAE!

    The 'Better Together' SharePoint Custom Development Event is a free event where we will show you how easy it is to take your SharePoint investment to the next level! This one day event will excite and inspire you, show you new opportunities and provide you with information to help get you started...
  • 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: 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: IE9: The Future of the Web

    Why should consumers care about browser choice? The browser you use actually greatly affects your overall online experience. Part of what makes for a great online experience is speed – how fast a website loads and how quickly you can access the content you want. Internet Explorer 9 enables some...
  • Blog Post: Build With Windows 8 - Build What You Dream

    BUILD is the new Microsoft event for modern hardware and software developers! This is an exciting one-time event where the full range of developers – from hobbyists to enterprise developers – will get a front row seat to learn about the next version of Windows, as well as new capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Marketplace … More on DataMarket

    By now, we are all familiar with “appstore”, “marketplace”, and other online services that supply ready-to-use applications; but it is very interesting how this very notion is expanding to reach out to different commodities that enhance the themes of specialization, subscription...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft Web Camp in Dubai

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Web Camp in Dubai. This is a worldwide event that teaches individuals how to build websites using ASP.NET MVC, WebMatrix, OData and more. For this Web Camp, we will cover the following: Opening Address, Michael Mansour Development on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Platform for “Never Down” applications!

    The title above might sound like a stretch to some readers but when you dig into the details, you will find that it is actually true. True not so much by applying magic or jazzing up the marketing message but rather by implementing simple logic that is coupled with strong technological and foundational...
  • 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: Submit Your Applications for Windows Phone 7 with Yalla Apps!

    Yalla Apps is a brand new Windows Phone 7 portal for developers in the Middle East and Africa. You can start right away by unlocking WP7 phones for testing and then submit your applications to Windows Phone Marketplace. Now you have the opportunity to actually earn money from the apps that you develop...
  • 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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