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  • Blog Post: A Day of DevOps, Release Management, Software Quality and Agile Project Requirements Management (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

      Registration Details Cost: Free Cape Town – 10 Sept: Book here Johannesburg – 15 Sept (yes a Monday):  Book here If you have any issues, please Call: 0860 22 55 67 or Email: saevent@microsoft.com   Are you looking to improve the way you manage software projects, or release software?...
  • Blog Post: Events–PTA and JHB - Application Lifecycle Management with TFS and Visual Studio

    We are delivering some small events focussed around using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio to improve your application lifecycle processes. These events are small and were by invite. We do have some spare capacity, which we are opening up the broader community.  To register (the events are...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2013 Session Topics

    With the next TechEd rapidly approaching and the Super Early Bird package about to expire don't forget to signup for this premier event. Are there any particular topics you want to hear about around Windows 8 app development? Let us know by leaving a comment.
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 Designer Sessions

    Join the App Academy community for a series of online presentations on the new features in Windows Phone 8. The first session is on Thursday 31 January. Details and the rest of the schedule is below. Speaker: Eduardo Ortega – Technical Evangelist – Windows Phone Description: In this session, we’ll show...
  • Blog Post: UDATE: Windows Store App Labs in Cape Town & Johannesburg

    The registration link has changed please go here to register . Would you like to see your app in Windows 8 adverts? Do you need to test your amazing app on multiple devices like All-in-Ones and Windows RT tablets? Then drop in to a Windows Store App Lab and get design help, meet Windows experts all available...
  • 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: Knowing your WinRT from your Azure - A Guide to the Microsoft Developer and Platform Roadmap

      Industry trends, new technology and rising customer expectations are all shaping our strategies. These innovations, across social media, cloud and mobility brings new opportunities as well as questions. The session focusses at developer managers, CxOs and technical decision makers, will delve...
  • 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: 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: Boost your UX and IA skills

    For those of you that are working on Windows Phone 7+ and Windows 8 apps (or about to start), you’ll notice that there’s a new emphasis on design and user experience that hasn’t always been part of the typical Microsoft messaging. On these new platforms, we want to drive not just great applications,...
  • Blog Post: Developer and Platform Insights Event with Jason Zander, Corp VP, Visual Studio–Johannesburg

      Who is Jason Zander? Check out his blog . From his simpler bio there “I'm the corporate vice president for the Visual Studio team in the Developer Division at Microsoft, including Visual Studio Pro, Premium, and Ultimate. I've been in the Developer Division for a long time…..” Jason will be out...
  • Blog Post: ALM/TFS Sessions at TechED Africa.

      TechED is around the corner, and we have lined up some great speakers and content. Speakers Brian Keller - Senior Tech Evangelist for TFS/ALM Chris Menegay – a regional director from Imaginet who has been working with TFS for ages. Heads up one of the leading ALM partners in the United States...
  • 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: 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: Windows Phone Weekend Workshop – 17th September 2011

    Windows Phone is an important leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace the “tile-and-app” UI and reap the rewards Windows Phone provides your development team and user community. If you are new to Windows Phone come join...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, Time to book for PDC,ooops Build

      Last night (well South African time) Steven Sinofsky showed the first glimpse of Windows 8. You can check out some of the details as well as a video here . It looks very cool. I can’t wait to learn more. And talking of learning more, we opened registration for the next PDC.   Except it is...
  • Blog Post: Slides and Resources from the Testing Session

      Below you can find the links to the slide deck and some other resources based on the session I recently delivered on “Improving Software Quality with Test Professional”. This session was largely focussed on the manual testing tools that can be used to improve your software. The slide deck can...
  • Blog Post: Slides and Resources from ALM Event

      A few weeks I presented a session on “Improving your Software Processes with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010”. I promised to provide the slides and resource links. You can download the slides via Skydrive here (made some changes – fixed screenshots etc based on comments) Resources...
  • Blog Post: Events on ALM/TFS and Testing

      Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Software Lifecycle Management: Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010 provides a wide range of tools to improve your application lifecycle management processes. Attend this session for an end to end overview of these tools. Topic covered...
  • Blog Post: An afternoon with Bronwen and John - Round Up

      On Friday afternoon we had Bronwen and John from Soul Solutions in Australia join us to discuss Data Visualisation - .Net Tools to visualise Natural Disasters. It was a great session which covered the use of social media and GIS data sources for when a disaster hits. Thanks to everyone who came...
  • 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: Silverlight Firestarter Online: 2 December 2010

    Some (or many) of you may have read various articles and wondered “What’s up with Microsoft and Silverlight?” Well, contrary to some it’s still going strong, still a long-term investment for us and still a major part of our online strategy. So now that that’s out the way, the Silverlight Firestarter...
  • 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...
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