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  • Blog Post: Generating the correct logos for your Windows 10 UWP application package manifest

    So have you struggled to generate all the required tile sizes for your Windows UWP application. Well fear not this is No Longer a chore!! Welcome to Visual Studio 2015 UWP Tile Generator which is available for FREE in the Visual Studio Gallery. https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/09611e90...
  • Blog Post: Interested in developing apps for Microsoft Band but don't have a Microsoft Band well you can now build apps using MS Fake Band

    If anyone is looking for an MS Band-related Open Source project to contribute to then look no further: Fake Band is now available for developers Fake Band enables developers to develop a Microsoft Band application without having a physical band: Blog post about Fake Band implementation: http://peted...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Hands On Developer Camp–London Friday 11th Dec

    Windows 10 Hands On Developer Camp - London 10 South Place London EC2M7EB United Kingdom Get hands on with Windows 10 Development! You are invited to join us for a day of guided hands on development of Universal Windows Platform apps that can run across all Windows 10 devices. Whether you haven’t looked...
  • Blog Post: So why do Linux and Mac Devs love Visual Studio Code

    I just wanted to share some of my favourite feature of Visual Studio Code https://www.visualstudio.com/ Any language, any OS Available on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows OS X, Linux, and Windows support Runs natively on the operating system of your choice Get up and running in minutes and be productive no...
  • Blog Post: Minecraft and Hour of Code

    Get Ready! Welcome to the Hour of Code Microsoft Event Toolkit we have a dedicated web site at http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/serving-communities/partnertoolkit/hoc/   Fancy running an Hour of Code session at your school, college or University? You can download the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How to land your dream job

    Your next employer is going to look you up online. You can influence what they see by creating an online resume. In this series of posts we share everything you need to create an online resume! Where can I host it? Consider hosting it with Microsoft Azure. Students get basic web hosting for free on Azure...
  • Blog Post: November 18-19 // Developer Virtual Event Microsoft Connect()

      It all started here – are you ready for what's next? A year ago Connect(); started the journey for a new Microsoft for developers, unveiling the future of an open source .NET on Linux and Mac, and a free Visual Studio for targeting any device and any OS. Join us this year to hear directly from...
  • Blog Post: DevOps 101 – Accelerate your application delivery lifecycle

    In 2009, a group of engineers began the conversation about how to forge better collaboration between the development teams that build software and the operations teams that run the software. This conversation quickly spawned the practices of "DevOps". DevOps quickly evolved Application Lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with Git, Visual Studio Online & Visual Studio

      Lets start with some basics 1. Git is an open source version control system 2. GitHub is a Git repository hosting service So what are some of the common terms you will encounter Terms Clone – creating a copy of the central repository with version control. Once a repo has been cloned you can manage...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark/Azure Troubleshooting guide

      DreamSpark Sign up Troubleshooting Student enters school email address and email account is not accepted as a valid email Possible Cause 1 of 2: School is not signed up for DreamSpark Standard. This situation happens frequently with students in schools 7-12 Corrective Action: Please ask your school...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Integration and testing using Visual Studio Online

      Both Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015 make it easy to achieve the Continuous Integration Automation. You can see the quick video which shows Continuous Integration workflow and a DevOps walkthrough using Visual Studio 2015 For the purpose of this blog I am going to walk you...
  • Blog Post: What is Continuous Integration–GitHub, WebSite Deployment Example

      Continuous Integration is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently, usually each person integrates at least daily - leading to multiple integrations per day. Each integration is verified by an automated build (including test) to detect integration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architectural Patterns and Practices–BluePrint Examples and Resources for Microsoft Azure

      The Microsoft blueprint resources illustrates real-world scenario that uses Microsoft Azure to manage and monitor the data flows. These example range from the very small to larger enterprise systems leveraging Azure Big Compute, Big Data, and infrastructure services including Batch, HDInsight...
  • Blog Post: Using your DreamSpark Azure accounts with GitHub to build a Node.js application which uses Azure Mobile Services

      The Azure offers available to student via DreamSpark allows you gets you started developing services in the cloud at no cost: The services offering which this blog is focusing on Azure App Service Web Apps is a part of a fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy web apps...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code

    Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code At Imagine Access, they will find the tools they need based on their skill level, in one location. Sometimes getting started in programming can be intimidating, but finding the tools to learn how to code shouldn’t be. That’s...
  • Blog Post: Coding curriculum for beginners and educators

    Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don’t necessarily have any background in the field, either. The curriculum, called Creative Coding Through Games And Apps , is available for...
  • 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: Quick reference guide for Visual Studio Online using your DreamSpark Account

      With DreamSpark all Students now get Visual Studio Online for FREE Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Visual Studio 2015 Community

    All Schools, Colleges and Univeristies can get a DreamSpark subscription, we are pleased to offer you new Microsoft software and services for free: Simply sign up your institution or register as a student at www.dreamspark.com Visual Studio 2015 is the brand new release of Microsoft’s premier coding...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 SKUs for Students & Labs launch day 20th July 2015

    Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as modern web applications and cloud services. To find out more information about the Visual Studio 2015, please visit Visual Studio site or watch Visual Studio videos...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team moves source to GitHub and offers Visual Studio as part of the Github student developer pack

    As your aware Microsoft open-sourced .NET Core which is now hosted on GitHub as its home . The GitHub Student Developer Pack is a great free offer for those students, with terrific tools and services from GitHub partners Microsoft has now included Visual Studio Community 2013 into the GitHub Student...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Controller support to a Windows 8 HTML5/JS Game & a HTML5/JS Web Browser game

    This game has been built using the Microsoft Platform Starter Kit Game  RubbaRabbit platformer   We are actually going to consider two variants: A game for Windows 8. x and Web Browser game. GamePad support in Windows 8 using HTML and JavaScript To enable gamepad support to the game which has...
  • 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: 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...
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