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  • Blog Post: BUILD | WIN | HAVE FUN

    Charleston, SC and surrounding area developers …. the time is approaching HACKATHON 2.0. 12 hours of intense mobile development for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 (…) August 25th, 2012 from 8:00am to 12:00am   MORE INFO HERE                   G E T F-R...
  • Blog Post: TechCast: Porting Android apps to Windows Phone - how to guide + free resources

    Developers, designers, architects and managers must be prepared to answer the porting challenge on behalf of customers who require Windows Phone compatibility. This webcast will provide the detailed process for porting from an Android application to Windows Phone and you'll hear from developers who've...
  • Blog Post: Random Hacks of Kindness 6 is this Weekend

    Random Hacks of Kindness, or RHoK, is a joint Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, HP, NASA, and World Bank initiative that teams subject-matter experts on global challenges with technical expert volunteers for a 48-hour hackathon. This weekend, June 2-3, RHoK events will occur in over 20 cities around the world...
  • Blog Post: Give Your Apps Some POP

    If you haven't attended one of these sessions you should. SPECIALLY if you are new to Windows Phone development OR you want to learn more about giving your Windows Phone apps some POP!!! Enhance the look and functionality of your existing Windows Phone app (or one created in the Fast Track Your First...
  • Blog Post: US Government goes ALL IN on Digital Strategy

    “The release of government weather and GPS data has already led to countless entrepreneurial innovations, which have made life easier for America’s families while also creating multi-billion-dollar industries and generating jobs,” Park said. “The initiatives we’re launching today will make government...
  • Blog Post: TEST DEVICES for Government, Education, and Healthcare APPS

    Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices WHAT IS A PUBLIC SECTOR APP ? We Still Have Devices Ready To Test Your Apps! This Device Loan Program consists of TWO simple options: For Government Developer: You can request a device ( as a loaner ) for...
  • Blog Post: the BING BANG theory: search + social = better doing!

    This new announcement brings Bing to the top of the search experience! Check out the detail in this blog from the Bing team Or watch the video and be Bing credibly Amazed! <A href="http://video.msn.com/?vid=8d047c40-51dd-4728-8519-8393ce44a333&mkt=en-us&src=SLPl:embed:syndication:uuids&from...
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  • Blog Post: WP2W8–The Conversion Series

    Jayway have started a series on porting a Windows Phone app to Windows 8 step by step. Should be an interesting series. They are covering all of this Introduction Conversion strategy Setting up the project XAML has a new home HttpClient vs. HttpWebRequest Working with third party libraries and JSON Cache...
  • Blog Post: METRO APP DIARY–this is a must follow…

    http://metroappdiary.tumblr.com/ G E T F-R-E-E  Phone: Tools , Devices Cloud: Tools , Account Client: WebMatrix Resources: Infokit Apps Ideas: Ideas
  • Blog Post: L|B|S|M – If You Haven’t…

    THIS IS IT! The last of our series… If you have already attended or don’t need to attend because you are already deep into coding… THEN please share this blog entry with your peers and development circle of influence! SERIES: LET’S BUILD SOMETHING MOBILE   ( List All ) SESSONS I: FAST TRACK YOUR...
  • Blog Post: APP INSIGHTS: Improving Your App’s Ranking

    The APP HUB has a new series going that I think is very relevant… On Improving Your App’s Ranking it explores: Adding Toast Notifications and Live Tile features Updating your app every 2-3 months (or as needed) with compelling features Adding a trial to paid apps Check it out… G E T F-R-E-E  Phone...
  • Blog Post: Building Secure GOV-LOB Windows Phone Apps. Part II, Session III

    Previous Entry In this entry we will cover: Multi-targeting and Application Compatibility Application Deployment and Device Security Features Multi-targeting and Application Compatibility With WP 7.1 SDK, developers can now specify the target OS as WP 7.0 or WP 7.1. This means that with WP 7.1 SDK, developers...
  • Blog Post: From Channel9: Deploying WP7 w/ Exchange & SharePoint

    From time to time when I find interesting videos on channel9 I will surface them here… here is one for IT interested in deploying Windows Phone in your enterprise in an integrated fashion: This session also presents the new functionality that is available with Exchange Server 2010 in combination with...
  • Blog Post: Re-Introducing Microsoft Public Sector (DPE) on YouTube

    We have had this channel for a while but have not given it much publicity. I would like to re-introduce it to you as yet another way for us to communicate the things that matter to us, that interest you! There are some videos there now, but we will be publishing more as we reintroduce this channel to...
  • Blog Post: The Conduit Is Closing… Get Them While They Last!!!

    Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices , Devices IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OR CURRENTLY BUILDING PUBLIC SECTOR APPS… We Still Have Devices Ready To Test Your Apps! This Device Loan Program consists of TWO simple options: For Government Developer: You can...
  • Blog Post: Wikithon @ National Museum of American History in the Constitution Cafe

    Thursday, April 26, 3-5 pm EDT find out more here http://mobilegovwiki.howto.gov/Wikithon Joelcitizen
  • Blog Post: Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud

    This guide provides an end-to-end walkthrough of how to create an advanced Windows Phone 7.5 app that integrates with remote Windows Azure-based services. The guide can help you understand how to implement individual features for Windows Phone 7.5 and how to use them together to build an app. This guide...
  • Blog Post: Hack for Good! Join us at the VIP Hackathon on April 30, 2012 - DC - Register today! http://viphackathon.eventbrite.com/

    http://viphackathon.eventbrite.com/ G E T F-R-E-E  Phone: Tools , Devices Cloud: Tools , Account Client: WebMatrix Resources: Infokit Apps Ideas: Ideas
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Event: LOS ANGELES, CA

    http://msdnevents.com/win8appdev/ AGENDA 9:00 – 9:15  Welcome and Introductions 9:15 – 10:45 The Windows 8 Platform Overview for Metro Style Apps 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 11:30 The Developer Opportunity:   Introducing the Windows Store 11:30 - 12:00 Windows 8 Developer Perspective 12...
  • Blog Post: Deliver the promise of the cloud with up to $3,700 of MSDN cloud benefits on Windows Azure

    http://aka.ms/azuremsdn G E T F-R-E-E Phone: Tools , Devices Cloud: Tools , Account Client: WebMatrix Resources: Infokit Apps Ideas: Ideas
  • Blog Post: Bring It On iPhone/Android!!!

    W hat does it take to port  you  iPhone/Android Public Sector app to Windows Phone ? The Bring it On iPhone/Android series will answer these and other questions. Next Week on April 24th @2PM we will introduce the series in preparation for our upcoming app porting webcasts in May and June. We...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Code Sample Explorer App… a centralized code sample library for developers

    Code samples are developers’ favorite asset.   In partnership with the MSDN Samples Gallery team, the Community Services team just released a new Sample Browser applications -  a new way for you to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at your fingertips . The 3500 code samples...
  • Blog Post: Building Secure GOV-LOB Windows Phone Apps. Part II, Session II

    Previous: Part II, Session I Overview of Windows Phone Security Features   Managed code security and API access on WP7        Windows Phone 7 applications can only be written using ‘managed’ code – specifically C# or VB.NET. This keeps a developer from becoming...
  • Blog Post: Building Secure GOV-LOB Windows Phone Apps. Part II, Session I

    YOU BUILT YOUR APP, IS READY TO PUBLISH, BUT YOU NEVER SEEN IT ON A DEVICE. CHANGE THAT NOW! Series Introduction ( Part I ) Overview of Windows Phone Security Features Part II covers an extensive list of topics. I will break Part II into several sessions. So Lets’ call this Part II, Session I and it...
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