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  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows SDK–Part I

    Image and Video processing applications have been always interesting and impressive. You can easily “wow” your audience with the magical stuff you can do with your machine. The issue we always have with this kind of applications; we need a specific set of skills in math and good understanding...
  • Blog Post: Using Applications bars and Flyouts in Windows 8

    There are many analogies between Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications, and the Application Bars are for sure one of these. Windows Phone introduced the application bar in his first release and, no matter if it's rough and limited, it's an important surface that adds space to the the main phone canvas...
  • Blog Post: Learn the Secrets of the Windows Build Number

    Most of you may not even know what a 'Windows Build Number' is, and for the others who did, I'm sure you never gave it much attention. But it does hold an interesting secret since Windows Vista! You can see the build number by opening up a command prompt, which will display the build number right at...
  • 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: 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: Develop great apps for Windows 8 for a chance to win $5,000!

    Submit your app and get feedback from developers like you. Review other apps and ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow. Unlock achievements for participating and get a piece of over $15,000 in Windows 8 prizes for the best apps and most helpful reviewers. Terms and conditions apply. For more...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets

    Great news for developers! Now you can get your own Windows developer account. The store is officially open in 120 markets (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & UAE are included :) ) And it gets better, Microsoft announced special offers: All eligible MSDN subscribers receive a free...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Flexible, Open, Solid, now live in the Gulf

    Windows Azure is now live in the Gulf! Want to know more visit http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ . Take a tour of the Digital Chalk talks to see how to build, deploy, publish Websites on Azure using ASP.NET, node.js and how to create and manage Windows and Linux Virtual Machines on Azure. Review the keynote...
  • 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: 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: Ever Asked Yourself “Why Windows”?

    There is a healthy competition ecosystem in the technology sector.  Consumers have many choices when it comes to laptops, phones, music players and other gadgets. I read this blog post about “Why Windows” and loved the walkthrough from the early days of the beige box to what we know now… This is...
  • 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: Case Study: Travelocity moves to the Windows Azure Platform

    Windows Azure is the PaaS offering from Microsoft and adoption has been on the rise in markets where it is offered. I am pleased to share with you the details in the form of the Travelocity case study and video which have been published by the Cloud and Server Team. This is simply one out of many case...
  • 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...
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