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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: [Guest Post] - IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: IntelliTrace Everywhere–Part 2- Colin Dembovsky

    This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here . In my previous post I showed you how to enable IntelliTrace...
  • Blog Post: [Guest Post] IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: The Basics–Part 1–Colin Dembovsky

    This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here . Using IntelliTrace You can use IntelliTrace in the following...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Imagine Cup SA 2013 Local Finals Round 1B

    We are excited to announce teams that will be progressing to the next Round of the Imagine Cup SA 2013 Local Finals. . Microsoft continues to invest in the  Imagine Cup because we believe that it is more than just a competition, it is one of many ways that we are giving young entrepreneurs, innovators...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Availability in SA Announced!

    Microsoft today announced availability of Windows Azure in 48 new Countries - including South Africa! In addition to availability in these new Geographies, a number of exciting new services were announced, including: Windows Azure Virtual Machines Windows Azure Virtual Network Windows...
  • Blog Post: Think you know Windows Azure? Think again.

    You’re invited to preview the latest from Windows Azure at a special online event, June 7 at 1pm PDT (10pm SA Time). Scott Guthrie will introduce the latest in platform and language support, and increased flexibility for how you architect, build and deploy applications to the cloud. Tune-in...
  • Blog Post: Additional Capacity for Joburg Windows 8 Training Event

    Due to an overwhelming response we have expanded our capacity for this weekend’s event. So hurry and register for the last few remaining seats. To register CLICK HERE! We are also running a Hackathon at the same time CLICK HERE to register.
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 Refresh

    The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 makes it quick and easy for developers to create Windows Metro Style applications that can harness the power of Windows Azure.  A refresh of this toolkit (to work with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview) has recently been announced by Microsoft. Nick Harris and...
  • 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: Getting Started–WP7

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Confused about VS,MSDN, TFS and licensing of pre-production environments?

      One of the common pieces of feedback we get from customers and partners is that they do not fully understand how the licensing of Visual Studio, MSDN and TFS – as well as what the story is around the licensing of non production environments. With that in mind, we are running the following session...
  • Blog Post: YallaApps Migration deadline extended to the 15th September

    Hi All The folks from YallaApps have just extended the deadline to move your account from YallaApps to the South African Market place to the 15th September. We have already had a lot of people move but for those of you who still want to take advantage of the free account make the move now. The instructions...
  • Blog Post: Some Resources for Kinect development

    Hi All So we released the Kinect SDK for Academic / Hobbyist developers a couple months ago and now we have some really good resources to help you with your projects: Chanel 9 Kinect for Windows SDK Quickstarts 6 Different videos (over an hour of instruction) about how to work with the Kinect SDK http...
  • 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: Windows Phone – 4 Week Training Workshop–Starting September in Johannesburg

      This series of workshops for Windows Phone will get you ready to turn your great mobile ideas into reality. Starting off with an introduction to the Windows Phone 7 platform and how you can create applications. Each week we will cover various topics that will enable you to create applications...
  • Blog Post: Deploy Mango apps to the Market Place

    A lot of things happening of late, with an Updated Windows Phone SDK 7.1 being release as well as the market place being opened up to support Mango applications. The next step go get the updated tools now and start coding: Windows Phone SDK Coming up in September we will be running a full day workshop...
  • Blog Post: Creating an HTML 5 Game – Part 3–Simple Parallax Stars

      Part 1 – The beginning Part 2 – Moving stuff around Part 3- Simple Parallax Stars – You Are Here! With our last tutorial we showed you how you could move an object on the screen with key events. Today we are going to start building the main structure of our game, and get a star field up and running...
  • 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: Devs4Devs–Johannesburg–13 August 2011

    Hi All just want to say thanks to everyone for presenting or attending Devs4Devs Johannesburg. Was a great event with 8 great sessions being presented. I took some snaps on the day. Next up Devs4Devs Cape Town on Saturday the 20th August. See you there. Dave
  • Blog Post: Devs4Devs–Johannesburg - 13th August 2011

    Hi So Devs4Devs is a morning for developers by developers. Local developers volunteer to present topics which they are passionate about to fellow developers in the community . We have some excellent topics this time round with 10 presenters for the event, I will be updating this post as the details come...
  • Blog Post: Creating an HTML 5 Game – Part 2–Moving Stuff Around

    Part 1 – The beginning Part 2 – Moving stuff around – You Are Here! Part 3- Simple Parallax Stars Hi ok this is part 2 of the HTML 5 game tutorial, in this section we are going to cover some simple animation and how to handle input. So last time we showed you how to draw a square on the screen that didn...
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