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  • Blog Post: Free Windows 8 help and software tools

    Please click on the links and check out these offers, they cost you nothing and might help you make money! Azure 90-day Free Trial: Get started or learn how to build cloud apps! http://aka.ms/socalacademic_90day_azure VS Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 & Windows 8 Release Preview Downloads on Dev Center...
  • Blog Post: Rich Interactive Narratives

    Check out this paper on Rich Interactive Narratives: An Interactive Multimedia Framework for Digital Heritage Narratives paper can be found at: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/144312/art23119s-adabala.pdf This is an excellent paper, only one image, and no code or math, but is a great start for a paper...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

    Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon! Build that Windows 8 application and make big money! But I like this process, no spending long hours on Saturday in a room away from home.  You can drink your own coffee and use your own bathroom. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research and Office Labs

    Well as far as I can tell have little to do with each other.  I liked Office Labs when they had some community outreach and did cool things like Community Clips, one of the best ways to show others how to do things.  Now the Office Lab site is pretty with nice twirling icons and interesting...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for Windows 8 App Review

    I recently went through the Windows 8 App Review for a game I am working on.  What I found out: WACK The application passed the WACK test, an automatic test that tests the inner workings of you project.  What I round is that the fails are not “linear” so look for things that cause other errors...
  • Blog Post: Health Vault: What is this digital medical chart thing?

    What is Health Vault? Check out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/jj128027 Microsoft HealthVault Ecosystem Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/hh922966 Health Vault SDKs (.NET, Open Source) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/jj126730 Health Code Library: http://msdn...
  • Blog Post: See Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

    Alice Pang is demonstrating Windows at the following Microsoft Stores: Wednesday, May 30 Mission Viejo, CA Register Wednesday, June 6 Costa Mesa, CA Register Wednesday, June 20 Century City, CA Register
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

    Have any questions about Windows 8 ? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo , Bret Stateham , Daniel...
  • Blog Post: NUI without the Kinect? Check out some of the cool ideas here

    Microsoft is nothing if not crazy about destroying the amazing products and ideas that come out of Redmond.  And nothing finer then Kinect, so now Microsoft Research works and supports researchers and inventors to build the competition to Kinect.  That to me is innovative.  Check out the...
  • Blog Post: Preparing your app for Windows 8 Launch

    Looking for Great Windows 8 Apps, you got one? Make it happen Windows 8 is coming soon. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which...
  • Blog Post: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA Live... or you can attend the event online if you can’t make it!

    Attend in person If you want to attend this event use this link: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA Live... And register from Scott’s blog. Attend online using Live Stream Use this link (available also from Scott’s blog) http://bit.ly/windows8developersonlinevideo Here you...
  • Blog Post: Looking into Automata? Here is a free Tool Kit for Automata

    Find out what Automata is and how you can use it in your current career or future career.  You will need Windows 7 and .NET version 4.0 (free) and you will need to at lease download the free version of Visual Studio Ultimate, if you are student get it from MSDNAA or Dreamspark Premier.  The...
  • Blog Post: Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

    That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Research Ideas that include Windows 8 (Microsoft Research that is)

    Ok, I need some time to get these ideas thought out, but for the most part, I am reading about these items: 1. Security rethought, an excellent article about how applications might be thought of in the future: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/152495/user-driven-access-control-nov2011.pdf 2. Gesture...
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