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Do you have what it takes? Tech Idol is coming to Tech·Ed Africa , do you have what it takes to be our winner? We’re looking for the rock star (presenter) of the future! If you’re passionate about technology - show us! Enter our Tech Idol competition at Tech·Ed Africa, strut your stuff on stage and wow...
7 Apr 2013
Developing for the Windows Ecosystem Workshops–Durban
The following events are aimed at targeting specific types of application development across the Windows Ecosystem, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Azure. The following are the sessions to be run: Day1 Developing Applications for Windows Platform: This session is aimed at individuals who have little...
4 Apr 2013
Move to Windows Phone 8 competition
Do you have a Windows 8 or a Windows Phone 7.5 Application in Store? If you do we are running a competition for those of you who port your applications to Windows Phone 8 and get it in store. For each application you port you get an entry into the competition and we will randomly select 2 developers...
9 Dec 2012
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...
21 Nov 2012
Upgrading applications from Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 8
Recently we have had a bunch of new releases for a number of the Microsoft products including Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 brings the operating system to a new level by incorporating the Windows 8 Kernel as well a bringing some other great features such as more live tile sizes, more screen resolutions...
20 Nov 2012
HALO 4 – Tournament
Halo 4 is due for release on 6 November 2012, marking the return of one of the most iconic super soldiers ever - Master Chief! To mark this occasion, Xbox South Africa has embarked on one of their biggest online projects ever! We are now proud to announce that we will be hosting the largest Halo Tournament...
24 Oct 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight–Pocket Meme
Pocket Meme was made to be the last and only app you will ever use to view internet memes. Your constant source of laughter, so to speak. It has pretty much every popular meme built right in, and if you want to find a more obscure one, just search. And then pin your favorites to your start screen. Want...
25 Mar 2012
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...
12 Mar 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight – Galactic Jump
This week we are looking at another application by a local developer Galactic Jump. Take control of a ship in outer space that is about to enter a Galactic Jump across the universe! You will need to keep the ship within the "rainbow" of light to survive the trip, collisions with the sides of...
6 Mar 2012
Microsoft Flight is out and its Free
Microsoft Flight is the new versions of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series and its available now. The greatest thing is that its FREE!!! Video provided for your enjoyment! Get it here - http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/ Dave
29 Feb 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight –Word Fish
This month we are starting to highlight applications that have been developed by local developers. We have a number of excellent developers who we are going to be showcasing for the next foreseeable future. Today we are looking at an application called Word Fish. Word Fish is a word game that is...
28 Feb 2012
Windows Phone Workshop–27 February 2012 4pm–5pm
We will be running a 1 hour Windows Phone Workshop from 4pm to 5pm on Monday. The workshop is an Introduction to Windows phone and we will cover the following topics: - The Windows Phone Platform - Metro Design Principals - Developing for Windows Phone - Market Place If you are interested? Register...
23 Feb 2012
Windows Phone events coming up:
Are you interested in Windows Phone development? Have you been building applications but want a more technical view on various topics? Then we have some great news. We are going to be running a number of events over the next couple weeks to help. We will be coving topics from Introduction to Windows...
20 Feb 2012
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...
5 Feb 2012
Hi All Well its been an exciting couple of weeks with tons of workshops happening from Durban to Cape Town and we have our last weekend workshop in Johannesburg this weekend. All of them have been jam packed so if you missed them now or couldn’t get in we will run another series of workshops early next...
29 Nov 2011
Windows Phone Workshops an Update!
All I can say is WOW! The workshops were completely booked out in the first week of us opening them for registration. With that in mind for those who have missed out we will be running these again early next year. So keep an eye out on the blog and our social media for more info closer to the time. For...
22 Nov 2011
Windows Phone Workshops Gallore!!!
Join us for the Windows Phone Weekend Workshop The Windows Phone Weekend workshop is a one day crash course on windows phone development. The course introduces the basics of Windows Phone development and allows you to get your hands dirty with some Labs on how to produce Applications. For people working...
7 Nov 2011
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
3 Nov 2011
Community Night November 8th–Johannesburg
1 Nov 2011
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...
17 Oct 2011
Windows Phone Design Day!!!
Pimp My App A premium design workshop for developers to create better user interfaces for their touch-based applications Join us for a day of design and technology as part of the European Windows Phone Design days, kicking off in South Africa. Using Windows Phone 7 tools and platform, Arturo Toledo...
13 Oct 2011
Win 2 Golden Circle Kings of Leon Tickets
Win 2 golden circle tickets to the Kings of Leon The Windows Phone and Nokia Developer team challenge you to become one of South Africa's Rock Star developers Publish your apps to Marketplace by 24 October 2011 and stand a chance to WIN 2 GOLDEN CIRCLE TICKETS to the Nokia Kings of Leon concert at FNB...
11 Oct 2011
The DevIdols Entries are In Vote Now!
Hi All We had a great response from people who would like to present at DevIdols and here are the entries: Code Generation Tools and Domain Driven Design This presentation would cover the following: • Brief introduction of DDD concepts relevant to the design and motivation of the code generator...
11 Oct 2011
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
6 Oct 2011
Dev Idols 2011 Coming to Teched.
Do you have what it takes? Dev Idol is coming to Tech·Ed Africa again this year, do you have what it takes to be our winner? We’re looking for the rock star (presenter) of the future! If you’re passionate about technology and development show us! Enter our Dev Idol competition at Tech·Ed Africa, strut...
23 Sep 2011
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