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  • Blog Post: monthly sweepstakes with cash prizes

    EVERY MONTH JAN THRU JUNE 2013 YOU CAN WIN CASH!!!! LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AT HTTP://AKA.MS/ULTIMAX RE-IMAGINE EVERYTHING! Free Trial Azure Download Visual Studio Express 2012 Download Developer Center VS 2012/Win8 Signup 30-To-Launch Win8 Download Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Office Hours–Charlotte, NC

    We have set up Windows 8 Office Hours around the country. For developers in the Charlotte Metro Area we will host Office Hours every Thursday from 3am to 5pm . in the Microsoft Office. Here is all the detail: WHY: To reach out to the local development community that is either considering or currently...
  • Blog Post: Hands On Labs Online HOLO for Windows 8 and Windows Azure Developers

    MSDN Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use MSDN Virtual Labs online immediately, free...
  • Blog Post: Apptivate.ms International App Dev Competition

    Apptivate.ms is an international app building competition where developers can submit their app and get feedback from other developers. They can also review other apps and ask & answer questions on Stack Overflow. Participants have a chance to win $15,000 in Windows 8 prizes (including $5,000 for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's DevRadio Developer Show on Channel 9

    Microsoft's DevRadio is for developers created by developers. Community leaders, industry leaders, Microsoft insiders. We bring you the latest in software development news. Download our latest development tools at: Windows 8 , Free Windows Azure Platform Trial , and Visual Studio Express 2012.  ...
  • Blog Post: National Zoo App for Windows 8

    The National Zoo app for Windows 8 is now available in the Store. This free app lets you experience the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC from anywhere in the world: watch live video feeds from the Zoo’s webcams browse the National Zoo’s Flickr feed read the Zoo’s Tweets view upcoming special...
  • Blog Post: Creating Windows 8 Applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

    In this video Scott Guthrie shows how using Windows Azure Mobile Services one can add a cloud backend to a Windows 8 application in a few minutes.   You can create Windows 8 apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services with the following development tools and services. 1. Windows 8 and Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Tools: Choose the Right Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition

    Microsoft has released several editions of Visual Studio 2012 Express. Depending on your needs, you can install and use anyone of them side by side. Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your tool to build apps for the Windows Store. It includes...
  • Blog Post: MoDev Tablet 2012 in DC Sept 13-15, 2012

    The 3-day event consists of workshops on Thursday 9/13, MoDev Tablet conference on Friday 9/14 and Hackathon on Saturday 9/15. Come see the latest Tablet devices in action, learn the best methods for developing and marketing native, web and hybrid apps, and meet great people in the process. Oh, and we...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 App: Bay County Tax Collector Makes It Easy to Find Property Tax Records

    You can download and install this free Windows 8 app from the Windows Store. It is listed under the government category but you can search on “tax” and find it from the store.   It is really easy to use the application. You can browse the list of properties to find specific records by scrolling...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Free One-Day Windows 8 Developer Event: DevCamp Public Sector Series, Tampa Florida, August 8, 2012

    Just a friendly reminder that the free one-day event at Tampa Florida is coming up August 8. Sign up today here ! Recommended Audience: Audience(s): Architect, Designer, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager and Tester. Tampa Microsoft Office Treasure Island 5426 Bay Center Dr Suite 700 Tampa, Florida33609 United...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Build 2012 Conference at Redmond Campus 10/30-11/2, 2012

        Announcing BUILD 2012 October 30 - November 2, 2012 Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington Registration opens August 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM PDT Download the Windows 8 Release Preview Go download the Windows 8 Release Preview now!
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure InfoKit for Public Sector – July 2012 Update

    I updated the resource kit to add links to Windows 8 resources. Download the PPT file here (or http://aka.ms/cloudinfokit ). Web Links: http://aka.ms/URL    Example: http://aka.ms/ zxazure90day Developer Tools Windows 8 Release Preview and SDK /zxwin8 – Windows 8 beta and SDK samples Visual...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft 8 Workshop on 7/3 at Reston VA: Getting Started with Creating Windows 8 Apps Using Geospatial Data

    My colleagues Frank La Vigne, Joel Reyes and I will conduct a half-day workshop on Windows 8 on Tuesday July 3, 1:30 - 5:00 PM at the COM.Geo conference , a 3-day international conference on computer science and technology for geospatial information research and applications. This workshop is available...
  • Blog Post: UPDATED SAMPLE: CRM 2011 Metro style OData helper

    I’ve updated the sample I started here by implementing Create Update and Delete methods.  The library is still not complete or well tested, but it is at least a head start to building a CRUD capable Windows 8 Metro style application using the CRM 2011 OData (aka Organization Data) service. ...
  • Blog Post: REGISTER TO ATTEND - Microsoft Public Sector Windows 8 Developer Events!!

    Microsoft Public Sector DPE has several flavors of Windows 8 developer events in market. Please register to attend these events to learn about Metro style application development for Windows 8. The following are the events: PubSec Live - Win8 At Night Events - free, weekly 2-hour evening in...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER - Microsoft Public Sector Live - Win 8 @ Night - Chevy Chase, MD - May 3 2012 - Register today!!

    Microsoft Public Sector Live - Win8 At Night Event, Chevy Chase, MD - May 3 2012 The broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms make Windows 8 the largest developer opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector TechBytes - Win8 Online Event Series–Register today!!

    Microsoft Public Sector TechBytes - Win8 Online Event Series The broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms make Windows 8 the largest developer opportunity, ever! Join us...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector Live Win8 @ Night Event Series–Reston, VA and Chevy Chase, MD–Register today!!

    Microsoft Public Sector Live - Win8 At Night Event Series The broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms make Windows 8 the largest developer opportunity, ever! Join us for...
  • Blog Post: Hack for Good! Join us at the VIP Hackathon on April 30, 2012 - DC - Register today!

    The Pew Center on the States launched the Voting Information Project (VIP) initiative in 2008 to become the 21st century transmission line between election offices and voters. VIP answers voters’ most common questions -- things like “where do I vote?”, “who is on my ballot?”...
  • Blog Post: What You Should Know About Windows 8 Enterprise

    In my previous post , I mentioned three editions of Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT. So, what is Windows 8 Enterprise? Windows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities of Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features available exclusively for Windows 8 Enterprise customers when Windows...
  • Blog Post: Developer Tools for Creating Client, Cloud and Phone Apps on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    You can download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview first and then Windows 8 tools and SDK. The latter includes Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8, which is your tool to build Metro style apps, the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and project templates. Tools for Creating...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT

    Windows 8 is still in beta (consumer preview). You can download Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.  When Windows 8 is released, there will be three editions. For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT is the...
  • Blog Post: Mobile In-Vehicle Video Platform for Law Enforcement Agencies

    Recently at the Microsoft World Wide Public Safety Symposium the US Developer & Platform Evangelism team at Microsoft; along with partner Modularis unveiled the latest in law enforcement technology. The Modularis Vehicle Platform employs the latest in software technology including being fully Windows...
  • Blog Post: Register Now – Attend a Windows 8 Developer Camp near you!

      Event locations Select a city near you Location Date Reston, VA Mar. 27 Chevy Chase, MD Mar. 29 Orlando, FL Apr. 11 Tampa , FL Apr. 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Apr. 19 Charlotte, NC May 1 Waltham, MA May 22 Atlanta, GA May 23 Farmington, CT May 23 Malvern, PA May 24 Columbus, OH Apr. 26 Detroit, MI...
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