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  • Blog Post: Apportunity 2014 Powered by Microsoft

    Here's your chance to create a Windows Phone App that will go LIVE all over the World and compete to win Grand prize of USD 33,000 * and more . For more details please visit http://djuice.com.pk/apportunity Prizes Category Prize Grand Prize Trip to Oslo...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Karachi, Spring Internship Program 2014

    Spring Internship Program 2014 Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Internship is a program initiated to unleash the potential of young minds, highlight their creativity, talent and build their skillset on the latest Microsoft Technologies. The program is designed in such a way that the student...
  • Blog Post: Upload Files on Microsoft Azure Storage Container from Windows Store App

    This blog post will walk you through the process of creating a Microsoft Azure storage account, configuring a new container for public access, uploading an image ( you can arbitrary upload any other binary format ) in that container from Windows Store app using Azure Storage extension and finally preview...
  • Blog Post: How to Periodically Update Tile without using Push Notification Service?

    Targeting Windows 8.1 Update, Widows Store, Windows Phone and Universal Apps allow updating tile without the need of writing a background agent/process or push notification service. This feature is provided under a new section in manifest file of relative solution that takes recurrence frequency ranging...
  • Blog Post: Browsing the .NET Reference Source

    You can browse through the .NET Framework source code online at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ . You can also download the source code as a solution and browse through it in Visual Studio. This gives you the ability to debug into .NET Framework code from your project code. This 2 minutes video...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Xamarin: A Sample Portable Class Library Weather Client

    Xamarin is powerful and it is getting popular day by day. The purpose of this post is educational and it intends to provide newbies a quick overview on building a Portable Class Library Project in C# that exposes a single method to request a RESTFULL client, retrieve JSON output, desacralize resultant...
  • Blog Post: PYF 2014 – Prizes for Windows Store App Development Hackathon

    For more details about the hackathon please visit, http://aka.ms/Cnieeh
  • Blog Post: NOKIA #DVLUP is now AVAILABLE in PAKISTAN!

    I'm excited to announce that Nokia #DVLUP is now available in Pakistan. By joining DVLUP, you’ll get exclusive access to App Challenges, news, events, partner opportunities and more. Earn points to redeem for Rewards, including promotional placements for your Apps. And if exclusive access and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Pakistan is offering 8 Weeks Internship Opportunity at Islamabad Office

    Microsoft Pakistan is offering 8 weeks internship opportunity at Islamabad office. The criterion is beautiful described in the poster below, Interested candidates can email their CV no later than 14 th February, 2014 at b-raash@microsoft.com and cc it to mscommunity@live.com Please note that...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Olympics 2014 for Windows Store

    Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Imtiaz Durrani, CEO Intuitive Appstudio. I am an IT graduate from COMSATS Institute of IT Abbottabad. I have been working on Microsoft .NET technologies since past 8 years. Core area of my expertise included development...
  • Blog Post: To develop apps for Microsoft - PYF 2014 Windows 8.1 Hackathon you need following tools

    To develop application for Windows 8.1, you need following tools, Windows 8.1 (90 Day trial) http://aka.ms/H80hid Visual Studio 2013 http://aka.ms/Jw4lrf Windows Azure SDK 2.2 http://aka.ms/Ku3tjo Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools http://aka.ms/Ox4b1l For further details or to...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is Available!

    The update focuses primarily on getting VS 2013 working better with versions of IE prior to IE 10. ISO File of Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 are available to download. You can find more details about the update on Biran Harry’s blog post . EDIT: Complete list of fixes can be acquired from here...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

    Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control ( the source code is attached ). Start with a new Blank Application ( I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post ). A hub...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 2013?

    Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease developers...
  • Blog Post: MVA brings MSCD 3-for-1

    Microsoft Virtual Academy's Special Offer brings you voucher to pay for first exam of globally recognized MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer) certification yourself and you’ll get the next 2 exams for free. The offer is valid on exams for any of the following certifications: - MCSD...
  • Blog Post: Create same application for windows phone and windows store backed by cloud and Win Imagine Cup Challenge!

    Windows and Windows Phone apps are better together. Connected through the cloud with Windows Azure, they enable seamless experiences from PC to laptop to tablet to phone. Developing an app for both platforms is within reach for any student developer and gives you great experience with connected software...
  • Blog Post: Event Calendar of MIC Karachi Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

    Microsoft Innovation Center – Karachi is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator . This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Translate & Text for Windows Phone & Windows 8.1

    Translate & Text is now available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 . This is the first Windows Store 8.1 application produced under 3rd batch of Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore . Application provides the ability to translate a single phrase from English language to 12 other Languages (...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 3

    In my last blog post on the series of getting started with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer , I’m going to walk you through to consume the Windows Azure Cloud Service ( the steps to create this service can be found on following blog post ) in Windows Phone and Windows Store. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 2

    Welcome to the second blog post from the series that intends to provide you a step-by-step guide on how to connect with an SQL database hosted in Azure using Azure Cloud Service. In an earlier blog post we saw on how to create and manage our database. Now it is time to get hands on Windows Azure Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Dictionary 8 for Windows Phone & Windows Store

    Dictionary 8 for Windows Store was developed by a bright student developer Zain ul-Abideen during Windows 8 Hackathon that was held back in November 2012. The app has more than 85,000 downloads at the time of this writing and the developer has recently launched a Windows Phone version of the same app...
  • Blog Post: Launchers for Windows Phone

    As Windows Phone is gaining momentum, more and more startups and students are developing apps. However it is often the case that newbies don't make use of some very useful classes natively present in Windows Phone namely Launchers & Choosers. While an app would still be complete, Launchers make...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

    SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage & SQL

    Windows Azure offers multiple services to help manage your data in the cloud. SQL Database, formerly known as SQL Azure Database, enables organizations to rapidly create, scale and extend applications into the cloud with familiar tools and the power of Microsoft SQL Server™ technology. http...
  • Blog Post: Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update

    The final release of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update is unleashed. This update is a free download for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, and adds some great additional features to both ASP.NET and Visual Studio. This update makes no changes to the existing ASP.NET runtime, and so it is...
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