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  • Blog Post: Looking for the best application developers in SA

    Microsoft South Africa is looking for the best application developers in SA. To find these unique and rock star programmers we are running a competition that will demonstrate your ability to create great applications across the Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platforms. So what do I have to do to enter...
  • Blog Post: Who's Gauteng Geek of 2012?

    Are you a software developer based in Gauteng? Think you know your stuff? Want to win great prizes? The Developer User Group will be having their end of year meet up on the Tuesday the 11 of December at Microsoft in Bryanston (be there at 16:15 to start at 16:30, will end by 18:00). The aim? To establish...
  • Blog Post: Community Night March 2012

    Another month and another great community night coming up tomorrow night. Come join us for an evening of discussion and networking. The following communities will be meeting tomorrow: 4pm: Information Worker Developer UG Sharepoint Business Workshop BIDN 6:30pm: IT Pro UG Game Dev SQL User Groups Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone–What’s happening?

    What an exciting couple of months it has been with Nokia releasing the Lumia 800 locally and two excellent launches preparing the stage. Application developers creating tons of applications locally and a huge amount of our favourite applications coming to the store, this is going to be an exciting year...
  • Blog Post: Write Windows Phone Applications, Submit to the Market Place and Stand a chance to win R50000

      Developing your very own original application for the Windows Phone?  Build it and upload it to Marketplace and you could win R50,000 in cash card vouchers. Get the tools today: create.msdn.com Need to figure out where to start go here: Getting Started with Windows Phone Development
  • Blog Post: Community Night November 8th–Johannesburg

    November community night is coming up on the 8th of November from 4pm till 9pm. 4pm: Information Worker Sharepoint Business Workgroup Developer UG 6pm: SQL User group Game Dev Javascript Usergroup BIDN Come and join us for a great evening with like minded people. Dave
  • Blog Post: DevIdols Finalists–Teched Africa 2011

    Hi All The voting is done and here is the list of finalists for the DevIdols Entries, in no particular order: “What’s new in SQL “DENALI” for Developers” Code Generation Tools and Domain Driven Design Data Profiling and SQL Server 2008 offerings Distributing Enhanced Access 2007 Databases with Access...
  • Blog Post: Community Night–11th October 2011–Johannesburg

    Hi All Community Night is coming up on the 11th of October from 4pm onwards we have the following groups meeting on the evening: Languages User Group Architectures Game Dev SQL User Group So pop through and spend some time with like minded people. See you there Dave
  • Blog Post: Community Night - 12th September 2011

    Hi All Community night is coming up again, although this month it will be on Monday the 12th September 2011 and will start at 5pm. Agenda: 5pm: - Information Worker - Sharepoint Business Workshop - BIDN - Programming Languages User group 7pm: - Javascript user group - Game Dev User group - Web / UX User...
  • Blog Post: Devs4Devs–Cape Town August 2011

    Thanks to everyone who was at Devs4Devs, the presenters all did an excellent job and the audience was great, I really cant wait for the next one. I snapped a few pictures from the weekend and here they are: Devs4Devs Cape Town VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL I am looking forward to the next one. See you...
  • Blog Post: Community Night–Cape Town

    Greetings We are currently investigating holding our community night down in Cape Town at the Microsoft offices. So here is what we are thinking; What : Free venue for Developer related Communities we also provide snacks and drinks. When : 4:30 – 9:00pm Last Wednesday of every month possibly starting...
  • Blog Post: Community Night August Date Change

    Hi All Next month due to the public holiday community night will be held on Monday 15th of August from 4pm-9pm. I will do a post on exactly who, what, where and how as soon as the groups have finalised. Thanks Dave
  • Blog Post: Community Night 12 July 2011

    Its that time again community night is coming up next week on the Tuesday evening from 4pm till 9pm. The Following Groups are meeting at the event: Information Worker SQL User Group Languages User Group SharePoint Business Workshops Game Development Web & UX BIDN The event happens at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Competitions Competitions and more Competitions

    Today we have launched a new competition: The Video Creation Competition. In order to win what you need to do is create a video which demonstrates Microsoft technologies or products. The video can be from 30 sec to 5 min in length, and you need to submit it online using an online video hosting site like...
  • Blog Post: Community Night–10 May 2011

    Another community night complete another community night coming up. Our next community night is on the 10th of May 2011. The community night starts at 4pm and ends at 9pm. This is a great opportunity to network and meet the communities that are around. The agenda for the evening is as follows: Time Auditorium...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Market Place Coming to South Africa

    Last week at the MIX 11 conference in Las Vegas there were some huge announcements around Windows Phone during the second Keynote of the event. The first one was about the new features of the next release of the operating system “Mango”. These features include: Internet Explorer 9 coming to Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: April Community Night

    Last night we held another successful community night at Microsoft in Bryanston with a record turnout of people attending. The community night is held every second Tuesday of every month at the Microsoft offices in Johannesburg. It is an open event to any developer focused  user groups that wish...
  • Blog Post: An afternoon with Bronwen and John – .Net Tools to visualise Natural Disasters

    Come join us for an afternoon with data visualisation experts Bronwen Zande and John O’Brien who will be talking about using .Net Tools to visualise Natural Disasters. Having a look at various techniques of visualising information. Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Competition coming soon!

    Hello everyone in the following weeks we will be launching a Windows Phone 7 competition. Developers will be able to show off their mobile development skills and stand a chance to win great prizes. The deadline for the applications will be the end of April so get cracking now. Brush up on your mobile...
  • Blog Post: Global Game Jam Round Up

    The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event that happened two weeks ago from the 28th – 30th January. GGJ brings together thousands of game enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world. GGJ is a project of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)...
  • Blog Post: Devs4Devs Returns

    It is that time again where developers get the chance to share with fellow developers. Devs4Devs is by developers for developers where anyone can participate and presenters can volunteer to present a session on any developer topic. Attendees get to hear from their fellow developers about something new...
  • Blog Post: Johannesburg Community Night–8th February 2011

    Community Night has now become a regular event happening every second Tuesday of every month and the one for February is approaching. If you have a community or want to start a developer related community and need a place to host contact us and we can work with you to host your group as part of Community...
  • Blog Post: Johannesburg: Community Night – 14 December 2010

    Community Night is Coming Back After last month's launch of Community Night in Johannesburg we're doing it again (and we will be doing it every month from now on, on the second Tuesday of every month). As a Christmas treat, we'll have an Xbox 360 Kinect available for you to play with. Come along ...
  • Blog Post: Free Training! Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

    MVP, Rudi Grobler , will be delivering free training on development for Windows Phone 7 and has asked us to help get the word out. If you’re interested in developing for Windows Phone 7 and want to learn how, come along! When? 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 5 February 2011 Where? Bytes Business Park 231 Third Road...
  • Blog Post: Johannesburg Developers: Community Night – 9 November 2010

    Calling all developers in Johannesburg! Join in with you fellow developers at our Community Night. We’re hosting a range of different communities at our Johannesburg offices to make it easier for you to find a community and take part. Communities are a fantastic way for you to connect with other like...
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