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  • Blog Post: Cross Platform development with Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Online

    One of the great advantages of being an educational establishment or a student is access to Microsoft Imagine and Software from DreamSpark. Today there is a huge desire for students to learn and build applications for as many platforms as possible. As educators and students you need to learn and embrace...
  • Blog Post: ManifoldJS - Open Source framework that that can take a website and create an application for Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox

    At \\Build 2015 Day 2 keynote John Shewchuk showed off ManifoldJS . What is ManifoldJS ManifoldJS uses the W3C Manifest for Web Apps to create the apps for a number of platforms. ManifoldJS Supports the delivery of native apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8.1, Chrome, FireFox OS, and now Windows 10. ManifoldJS...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 on Embedded devices now available via Windows IoT Insider

    This week at  Build 2015  and Raspberry Pi and various other hardware vendors were present. One of the key announcement was the availability of Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview The Windows 10 IoT Core Insider is a public release of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 So how do you get access to...
  • Blog Post: New Announcement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

      Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise with MSDN   Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate together into a single product called Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN . see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/03/31/announcing-the-visual-studio-2015-product...
  • Blog Post: Getting ready for Windows 10

    This week WinHEC took place in Shenzhen China. Attendees had executive keynotes and more importantly had the opportunity to learn about the latest Microsoft products, get hands-on technical training these resources. There sessions are now available on the web via Microsoft channel9 see http://channel9...
  • Blog Post: Kinect hack London is coming!

    Get hands-on with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor The lovely folk at Microsoft have given us access to a whole bunch of hardware, room to play and promise to keep you fed and watered while you have fun learning, hacking, voice commanding and gesticulating with the incredible Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Tech Days online 5th of February 2015 3 days of online training

    On the 5th of February Microsoft UK  are broadcasting Techdays Online Developer day ( you can register here ) Here the full Agenda of the days TechDays Online 2015 Day 1 – Tuesday 3rd of February   Keynote speaker bio Mary jo foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition Azure Virtual Machines

      We recently announced a new version of Visual Studio .What was interesting in the announcement of Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition which would replace the existing Visual Studio Express and Professional and that it would be a free development tool . Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition simply...
  • Blog Post: Azure RemoteApp - stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android

    Azure RemoteApp   allows you to stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. RemoteApp simply lets you run the Windows applications you want or need on a Windows Server in Azure, where they're easier to scale and update. Users can access their applications...
  • Blog Post: Developer Unlock your Windows Phone 7 devices before 1st Jan 2015

    This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015, it will no longer be possible to unlock Windows Phone 7.x devices for app testing. So if you have a Windows Phone 7 device, we recommend that you developer unlock your Windows Phone 7.x devices prior to January 1, 2015 in order to continue testing your...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with code? learn to code with Microsoft Virtual Academy

    So you want to learn to code? Whether you’re just about to start exploring the world of coding, want to create the next hit game, or build an app that can change the world, you’ve come to the right starting place! Microsoft Virtual Academy Getting Started with Programming Courses Hour of Code™ with TouchDevelop...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Emulators or Simulator to test your apps or games

    So if your looking for the Windows Phone Emulator to test your apps or games please follow the links below.   Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 development tools The Windows Phone 8.1 development tools are installed with Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows with Update 2 or later and Visual...
  • Blog Post: Why is App or Game Feedback so Important?

    We all use apps or games on daily basis.. we usually just download these  from a apps store on the device we own, but how many of you actually share your experience or feedback with developers or with other consumers. Here some quick reason why feedback and ratings are so important in today app...
  • Blog Post: Register today for a Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) one-day events To maximise you chances of 20k- 50K euros funding

    The Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) are a series of one-day events designed to help you prepare your application for the AppCampus program and launch a successful mobile app or mobile game. This offers you an unmissable opportunity to pitch your ideas to people who understand the market, chat to...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit ON DEMAND

    This year Microsoft;s Faculty Summit, was streamed LIVE to people all over the world. For those of you who weren't available to watch the live stream during July  you can now watch all of it on your computer. During the summit viewers watched and participated in the keynote Q&A with Bill Gates...
  • Blog Post: Nokia Lumia 1020 & New Nokia Imaging SDK

    Hopefully your excited by the Nokia announcement of the Lumia 1020 with its 41-megapixel camera.  The Nokia 1020 Launch included a  great presentation featuring a really fantastic demos see http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/07/11/nokia-lumia-1020-the-smartphone-camera-revolution-begins/ The...
  • 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

    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: Windows Phone Games with Construct 2

    Guest post by Henry Hoffman from Mudvark. Who are Mudvark Mudvark are an independent games studio based in Central London. Specialising in crafting award-winning games for a variety of platforms, they have self-published titles which include Mortar Mellon for Windows8 and Windows Phone 8 . Windows Phone...
  • 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: Advertising is a key monetization option for app developers

    This week we launched a new format designed to create interactive and panoramic adverts within applications the following verge article is nice summary. As part of the opportunity of developing advertising as a monetization option I wanted to share some guidance on including advertising in general. 1...
  • Blog Post: Developing a Windows Store Business App using C#, XAML, and Prism

    About patterns & practices The Microsoft patterns & practices team is responsible for delivering applied engineering guidance that helps  Software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their  application development project...
  • 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: Cinder C++ now supports Windows 8 Store Apps/Games

    Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has been Microsoft's preferred rendering solution for advanced...
  • Blog Post: New look for Windows Developer Center and Design.windows.com

    So What is NEW at Design.windows.com ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to design.windows.com. It can empower designers when self-evaluating their app so they can better understand what is required and prioritize when they make need to make tough choices. Guidance links are...
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