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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
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...
6 Jun 2012
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...
4 Jun 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
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
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
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...
30 Aug 2011
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...
25 Aug 2011
Creating an HTML 5 Game – Part 1–The beginning
Part 1 – The beginning – You Are Here! Part 2 – Moving stuff around Part 3- Simple Parallax Stars Recently there has been a ton of talk around HTML 5 and the canvas so i decided that I needed to build some tutorials. In this effort I decided to do one of the things I love and that was build a...
26 Jul 2011
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
25 Jul 2011
All-in-One Code Framework–OneCode
Are you frustrated by the lack of code samples for a certain programming task? Have you ever struggled to quickly get started with a technique? Have you expected someone to write code samples for you based on your requests for free? Is a one-stop code sample library for all Microsoft development technologies...
21 Jul 2011
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...
28 Apr 2011
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