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  • Blog Post: Summary of Microsoft Azure Build Announcement

    At the Build 2014 conference, we introduced the new Microsoft Azure Preview portal and the new Basic tier of compute instances. We also announced the general availability of the Web Sites Basic tier along with enhancements to the Web Sites Standard tier, Active Directory Premium, Scheduler, RA-GRS, Dynamic...
  • Blog Post: Universal Apps, new Nokia Devices, Developer SDKs and Windows SensorCore

    This week was packed with news from the BUILD conference for Windows and Windows Phone developers. If you didn't have a chance to join us in San Francisco don't worry, we share the highlights here and you can catch one of the sessions at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014 Windows Phone 8.1 and...
  • Blog Post: A run down of the Build 2014 keynote announcements

    Microsoft’s Build conference began yesterday with a series of fast-paced announcements and presentations by several key personnel demonstrating the company’s shift to open Windows to the entire platform. What follows is a summary of major announcements made on Day 1 and Day2.  Day 1 Keynote Joe...
  • Blog Post: Getting ready for Build 2014?

    Are you ready? Are you Excited?  Build 2014 is now only a few days away! So make sure your ready for the announcements and opportunities for engagement that will bring. Check out the sessions http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014 We will be Tweeting from the live streaming of the BUILD keynote...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for Build 2014

    This week we announced our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year a number of UK Educators attended and I had lots of emails from the those who simply were unsuccessful in registering for the event. SO PLEASE Save...
  • Blog Post: A run down of essential presentations from Build 2013

      We know people like to know what to watch so they can optimise their time. Paul Tallett, Microsoft’s Application Development Architect has put together a brief synopsis of the following sessions with a timeline (index) so you can skip to parts that interest you. This is also useful if you want...
  • Blog Post: A roundup of Key //Build 2013 announcements

    http://www.buildwindows.com/         @bldwin Quick Links Session Recordings — Watch all the session recordings on-demand right now   Session Evaluations — Attended or watched a session? Tell us what you thought about it   Windows 8.1 Preview Download  ...
  • Blog Post: //Build 2013 Windows Phone Resources

    There was a vast amount of content presented at //Build 2013 for Windows Phone. All of this is now available online for you to view at your leisure on demand via MSDN Channel 9. The following are some of the available resources to help you master development for Windows Phone    Foundational...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources Day 2

    If you have not yet watched today’s keynote, I encourage you to check it out on demand Today’s highlights: · Mobile & Web Cloud Experiences: The Windows Azure Team   announced the general availability of both Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites as well as previews of new...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources

    In today’s Build keynotes , you had the opportunity to hear from Steve Ballmer, Julie Larson-Green and Antoine Leblond about the latest Microsoft’s devices and services. They clearly discussed the vision and provided and end-to-end view of the developer opportunity on Windows 8.1.  If you have not...
  • Blog Post: //Build Conference San Francisco 26th June 2013

    This week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center we will host developers and press from around the world for three days of immersive content, hackathons and demos during our annual Build Developer Conference . It all begins at 9:00 am PDT on June 26th. Microsoft’s senior executives and top technical leaders...
  • Blog Post: //Build/2013 Conference See what's next • Learn from our engineers • Network with your peers

    The right content for your role There are hundreds of thousands of topics in the Dev Center, http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com . We know in any organisation discoverability and sharing of content is critical to success. So why not get to grips with this detail in person at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: So what's new in Windows Phone 8

    Over the past few days I have been at a number of events and had a lot of questions of what’s new in Windows Phone 8.   So here a quick video of what’s new.   Here a quick video on Windows Phone speech integration     For more details of Windows Phone see http://www.windowsphone.com...
  • Blog Post: Native gaming on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

    For the last few days, I have been touring gaming departments of University's in the North West of England. As part of the tour we have been hosting a number of presentation including employability, CV and portfolio development guidance by the team from Aadrvark Swift Recruitment and then I have been...
  • Blog Post: Channel9 Windows 8 Videos and Build Keynote

    Channel 9 has 85 new videos on Windows 8 . There are over 30 in their “Introducing Windows 8” series. These are great starter and include all the necessary information for anyone wanting to get started on Windows 8 ( i.e. here’s what Share means, here’s what Search means ) There are also some really...
  • Blog Post: Developing Windows 8 applications for education

    If you’ve installed and started playing with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You will be aware there is lot of interest in new applications which run in the Windows 8 Metro interface. Microsoft UK is organising a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps. The events are all free and run by developers for developers...
  • Blog Post: Build Conference

    The last week has been pretty amazing, the BUILD conference had lots of great sessions explaining how to get productive with Microsoft’s new development tools, services and technologies. The following are some of the highlights of the Build sessions which were attend by over  4000 developers. The...
  • Blog Post: A summary of Build

    This week I have been Microsoft’s BUILD developers conference in Anaheim, California. BUILD is an event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows and provides an avenue for them to discuss other products and tools that Microsoft is working on. The...
  • Blog Post: Preparation for Build Windows useful links and URLs

    So its now only a few days until the Build Windows conference, BUILD takes place between 13th – 16th of September 2011. The event has been total sold out for many months. I have to say I am pretty excited!  why?  I am lucky enough to be attending the event.  As your aware from my previous...
  • Blog Post: Getting up to speed with JavaScript & HTML5

    How does one get started? Here is a four-step program: The fundamentals. If you are looking to get started with the fundamentals, you may want to start online with JavaScript Tutorial . If books are more your speed, you should definitely start with Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke which is available...
  • Blog Post: Introduction and Welcome to Building Windows 8

    Building Windows 8 The team working on Windows 8, the next operating system for Windows desktops, laptops and slates, have launched a new blog dedicated to the Building of Windows 8 which is an inside look from the Windows engineering team. In the first post, Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, states...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Build Conference Sold Out!

    Sorry but due to demand the BUILD Windows Conference, which takes place on September 13-16 in Anaheim, CA, has been sold out . So i f you haven’t registered for the event you will be able to watch keynotes live and the sessions the following day. Microsoft will be announcing the developer strategy for...
  • Blog Post: The development of Windows Phone applications in academia

    “Phone Apps” are fast becoming a huge growth market and I know many UK institutions are looking to how to incorporate mobile development within the academic curricula. Additional for Windows Phone development many vendors and partners are now looking at how to develop mobile apps for Windows Phone based...
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