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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...
23 Oct 2012
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. ...
23 Oct 2012
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...
12 Sep 2012
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...
17 Jul 2012
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...
25 Jun 2012
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?”...
22 Apr 2012
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...
18 Apr 2012
Nokia Bounty Hunter Challenge May 10 through June 12 at 13 Locations
Get your dev tools from the links below and get ready for the Challenge! At Nokia we don’t have ordinary developers. We have Code Warriors! And it’s time to declare war and turn our Code Warriors loose on the mobile marketplace to do what they do best – hunt down apps, bring ‘em in alive and collect...
17 Apr 2012
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Developer How To Series
Last week I completed 30 blog posts for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Power User How to Series . Now it is time to focus on application development on and for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In this How To series, I will share application development tips and tricks with developers and architects from my...
21 Mar 2012
MobileMonday DC, March 19, 2012
MobileMonday DC Mobile Monday DC and Microsoft invite you to attend Mobile In Education - How the Mobile Channel Impacts Lifelong Learning. On March 19th, at the Microsoft offices in Chevy Chase, leaders from the technology, university, and non-profit industries will discuss how the mobile channel engages...
14 Mar 2012
Soundtracker Builds Global Geosocial Music Service on Multiple Platforms including Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7
Daniele Calabrese, founder and CEO of Soundtracker , a Microsoft BizSpark One company, discusses with Zhiming Xue the enabling technologies behind their geosocial music service Soundtracker. The free global geosocial internet radio service, which currently supports smartphone and web users with 12 million...
10 Feb 2012
Top 10 Tips for Building a Windows Phone App
In this Visual Studio magazine article , my colleague Max Zilberman shares top 10 tips for developers to build Windows Phone apps in a right way. Embrace Metro Leave Some Space Respect Margins Get Controls out of the Way Make Navigation Predictable Learn How to Pin Tiles Limit Results on Map Control...
3 Feb 2012
Apps for Entrepreneurs - SUBMIT YOUR APP TODAY!!
Win $20,000 in prizes - PLUS $10,000 if you build for Windows Phone - Submit your app by the November 20, 2011 deadline DESCRIPTION : The Federal Government offers useful programs and services for small business and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they are not always easy to find thereby limiting the...
18 Nov 2011
Windows Phone InfoKit for Public Sector Developers–Click links to download
You can download the PowerPoint version here Joel Reyes put together this infokit to help developers interested in building Windows Phone apps quickly get up to speed - it can also serve as a reference to developers already building apps. This is a collection of Tools, Training, Resources and Open...
27 Oct 2011
Microsoft Reveals Imagine Cup 2011 Winners, Unveils $3 Million Grant Program
Creators of winning student projects hail from Bangladesh, Brazil, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Korea, Poland, Romania and Taiwan. Microsoft Corp. Press Release Microsoft announced the winners of the ninth annual Microsoft Imagine Cup , the world’s premier student technology competition, honoring...
19 Jul 2011
Fox News App for Windows Phone 7
Make sure you’re always up to date wherever you go, by installing the FOX News official Windows Phone 7 app on your device. Be connected with the world around you every day! The Most Powerful Name in News™… now on your Windows Phone 7 With the FOX News app for Windows Phone 7 – read the hottest stories...
8 Jul 2011
Windows Phone Codenamed "Mango" Training Course Available!
Windows Phone Codenamed "Mango" Training The next version of Windows Phone (codenamed “Mango”) will ship later this year. Mango offers a lot of new capabilities for developers to create even better, more immersive user experiences on Windows Phone. This course will give you hands-on experience...
7 Jul 2011
Windows Phone 7 Training Course - Download it Now!
Windows Phone 7 Training Course Windows Phone 7 is an amazing mobile phone operating system with its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. A myriad of new devices, a powerful and...
6 Jul 2011
FOSE TO FEATURE THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT MOBILE APPS AT 2011 CONFERENCE
FOSE FOSE TO FEATURE THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT MOBILE APPS AT 2011 CONFERENCE Mobile Apps Experience Will Provide Live Demos, Educational Opportunities FOSE 2011, the most comprehensive event for government information technology (IT) professionals, today announced that it will be featuring a Mobile...
6 Jul 2011
US Public Sector App of the Week: A Pose for That
US Public Sector Health & Life Sciences A POSE FOR THAT ...
5 Jul 2011
Meet the Developers Behind your Favorite Public Sector Mobile Apps at FOSE 2011
FOSE 2011 Meet the developers behind your favorite apps and find out what it takes to make them great! This is your chance to test drive some of the latest apps developed specifically for government. July 19-21, 2011 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center Microsoft Windows Mobile Platform...
1 Jul 2011
Developing Android Apps? Interested in Building your Apps for Windows Phone 7? You Need this Guide!
If you have been developing Android applications and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you. The guide will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned building Android...
1 Jul 2011
Public Sector Windows Phone App of the Week: 6 WEEK TRAINING
6 WEEK TRAINING 6 Week Training is an easy to follow to program to help you reach your goal in the following exercises: • Hundred Pushups • Two Hundred Sit-ups • Two Hundred Squats • Hundred Fifty Dips After taking the initial test for each of the exercises the program will put you in the appropriate...
27 Jun 2011
Channel 9 Video - Hot Apps: Doodle Jump, Lo-Mob, NBA GameTime 2011, PotatoGrid, Alchemy
Hot Apps will feature 5 of the hottest apps each week for the Windows Phone 7. In this episode Laura takes a look at: Doodle Jump: On Xbox LIVE Lo-Mob NBA Game Time 2011 PotatoGrid Alchemy
15 Jun 2011
Channel 9 Video: Windows Phone Federal Apps Contest Winner – United Nations News
United Nations News It's your world. Description United Nations News lets you keep in touch with the latest news from the international community, global events and initiatives from around the world. The well-traveled global citizen will find this app invaluable in keeping up with what's truly...
1 Jun 2011
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