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  • Blog Post: HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) on Windows Phone (free solution)

    If you want to write an app that supports live streaming on Windows Phone, the streaming server should support one of the Microsoft encodings. Nothing wrong with the Microsoft smooth streaming. The issue that most of the TV stations support only Apple HLS. Looking around for an HLS adapter (3rd party...
  • 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: 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: Nokia Lumia 800 available on Waha Store!

    We know that you were waiting for a while to hear this and it is a pleasure for us to announce that Nokia Lumia 800 is available on Waha Store ! Visit www.wahastore.com now and get your Lumia 800 with your preffered color- Black, Cyan or Fuchsia. Waha Store is currently available in UAE and...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Windows Phone Developer Camp ONLINE NOW!

  • 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: Waha Store Mutual Friends Race is Live!

    Waha Store , Your Windows Phone Oasis , wants to give you a brand new Windows Phone ! All you have to do is post a screenshot of how many of your friends like Waha Store's Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/wahastore ) and the user with the highest number of mutual friends will get a brand new Windows...
  • 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: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update Now Available

    The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for your download ; It enables Windows Phone developers to do two things: Develop apps that work well on the new 256 MB devices Use the WPSDK 7.1 to develop on machines running Windows 8 If you’re using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (which is available...
  • Blog Post: Waha Store - Your Windows Phone Oasis is live in UAE!

    It is a pleasure to announce that Waha Store is live in UAE! Waha Store is the first of its kind e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is solely dedicated to Windows Phones . With the collaboration of Brightpoint Middle East and Microsoft Middle East & Africa,...
  • Blog Post: Conduit Streamlines Windows Phone App Development

    Conduit Mobile enables content owners to move their content to Window Phone apps quickly, simply, and at no cost . Furthermore, Conduit Mobile empowers content owners to maintain, promote and analyze their Windows Phone apps, all from one web interface control panel. Conduit also enables submission of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Starter Kit for Students/Schools

    Want to build a Windows Phone 7 app?  Not sure how to start?  Check out this great project that was built to allow you to easily update the content and the appearance to match your university, technology club, student association ,etc…  There is excellent documentation to guide you through...
  • 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: Idea of the Week–Creative Competition for Students

    If you're a student – you’re lucky   There are so many programs offered for students, and it seems the number of competitions just keeps growing.  Are you ready to learn about another opportunity for you? Competition: Idea of the Week Are you a student with a great app idea?  Submit it...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Mango Jump Start

    If you’re interested in learning how to develop on Mango, you should attend this online training.  The two day training will be held by MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley.  Dates: August 23-24, 2011 Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm PST Duration: 8 hours/day, including hour lunch break Join the Mango Momentum...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Mango Baby Steps: Guide to Start Developing

    You've heard about the 500 new features for Windows Phone Mango and can't wait to start developing on this amazing device. But where to turn to start learning? Windows Phone Mango Baby Steps will show you the way. Written by Rabeb Othmani from Tunisia, this blog will take you step-by-step through the...
  • Blog Post: Leverage your Android development expertise to build Windows Phone applications

    The Windows Phone Team has released a comprehensive package for Android developers to easily learn Windows Phone and port their app to Microsoft’s phone platform. How can you leverage your Android development expertise to build Windows Phone applications? There’s no magic wand that...
  • 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: 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: Free E-book - Windows Phone 7

    Check out the e-Book, "Designing for Windows Phone 7" published by Avlade, a sales partner for technology companies. This 89-page book is full of many lessons and awesome content for WP7 development. Check it out online now and start designing!
  • 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: Windows Phone 7 – Learning Content

    Are you interested to learn how to develop apps for Windows Phone 7? There is some great curriculum content available. Whether you are a professor interested in teaching a WP7 course, or a student developer – this content will help you get started. Please share any feedback about the material...
  • Blog Post: Arabic Library for Windows Phone 7

    I recently received an email about an Arabic library for WP7 . If you’re interested in developing WP7 Apps with some Arabic controls, you should check this out This project provides controls for developing Arabic applications easily for Windows Phone 7. It provides custom right-to-left controls...
  • 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: 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...
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