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  • Blog Post: What is XBOX SmartGlass? Try it on W8, WP8, Android and iOS

    With only 1 week until the new announcement of the next XBOX, there are people that don’t know SmartGlass yet.     It’s a free app that connect your devices to the XBOX entertainment and it’s available for the devices that you already own. It's available for Windows 8, Windows Phone and many...
  • Blog Post: Gaming 4 developers day – Microsoft Dubai 18th May

    Are you a developer and a hardcore gamer? or just a casual gamer that love indie games? Then you are invited to gaming day at Microsoft. The event will bring together developers from all designations to build gaming applications on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Kinect for Windows.   Here is the agenda...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars is Coming to Kinect!

    In anticipation of the Kinect Star Wars launch, Radio 1 is hosting a week long (April 1st-5th) competition for both its Breakfast Show and Simon B (afternoon) listeners. Kinect Star Wars is the ultimate in family entertainment as it brings together family members of all ages – games and Star Wars fans...
  • 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: Last Call for Microsoft Student Partners in the UAE!

    Attention students! This is the last and final week to submit your application for the prestigious Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program! What an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft family :) Students do not need to have technology-related major. They do need to have a true passion...
  • Blog Post: Learn Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals for KINECT SDK

    Now that the KINECT SDK is out, many of you can hardly wait to start developing! You can start by learning about it's skeletal tracking capabilities by visiting Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals . Make sure to wach the video, which covers the basics of skeletal tracking using the Kinect sensor. You can...
  • Blog Post: Availability of KINECT for Windows SDK Beta

    Imagine having the opportunity to develop using KINECT's amazing environmental awareness, skeletal tracking and natural user interface capabilities. Well, the day has finally come!!! Developers and researchers can now download Kinect for Windows SDK! Here's the answers to the most common questions regarding...
  • Blog Post: Publish an App and get an XBOX 360® game – it’s that simple

    This is a great new competition for developers! Whether you’re a student or a professional developer, you can participate. Yalla Apps, the Windows Phone 7 developer portal that helps developers publish their Apps to the Marketplace, is launching the Yalla App-a-thon competition. Yalla...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope with KINECT

    Microsoft Research held an event on Microsoft Campus called TechFest, where various new projects and prototypes are showcased from their labs. TechFest is an annual event that allows researchers from Microsoft Research’s locations around the world to Redmond to share their latest work with fellow...
  • Blog Post: Imagine the Future with Skype + KINECT...Wow!!!

    Now that Microsoft has purchased Skype for over 8 Billion dollars, the next logical question, is now what? With the world watching, we can’t help but start to imagine what our future would look like when these two companies combine forces. The future is exciting indeed! Can you imagine a...
  • Blog Post: New Use for Kinect: Teaching Kids in Africa

      A story that began with a mischievous Icelandic volcano has ended happily with South African schoolchildren using Kinect for Xbox 360 to learn English. As Kinect continues to gain more momentum, we are seeing various uses for this technology.   Read about how it’s being used in South Africa...
  • Blog Post: TechEd TechEd TechEd!! The Countdown begins…Only 3 weeks left to TechEd Middle East!!!

    Why am I so excited about TechEd Middle East? Because this year’s event in Dubai will not only be full of incredible technical training sessions, but opportunities to really have fun while you learn! Yes, it’s true, it is possible to have some fun at a technical education event and here’s...
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