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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: How is Microsoft helping UK start-ups and Indies

      Microsoft supports your start-up as you grow Welcome to Microsoft BizSpark simply select the right program for your business and get started today!       Free software and services for 3 years BizSpark gives startups 3 years of free stuff – software, service, tech support,...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the New FREE Visual Studio Community 2013

    Visual Studio Community 2013 A full-Featured IDE - Free. Start coding the app of your dreams for Windows, Android, and iOS. Download Everything you need, all in one place for FREE! Community includes.. Tools Designers, editors, debuggers, profilers - all packaged up in a single environment.   Languages...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Mac user who wants to use Visual Studio and build .Net applications

    Well the answer is yes you can! At the Connect() developer event in New York City.  We announced a number of new capabilities coming with the Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 5 releases and some exciting news regarding .NET Open Source and Visual Studio Community editions.  You can watch the event...
  • Blog Post: Future Decoded Tech Day: 12 November, ExCeL London.

    Future Decoded Tech Day: 12 November, ExCeL London. Nobody can predict the future. But a bunch of clever folk can certainly help you prepare for it. That's why we've gathered together some great technology and business experts for our 'Future Decoded' event in London on 12 November. And we'd love for...
  • Blog Post: Adding Ads to your games and apps a introduction from AdRotator

    One of the most common questions I get is.. what is the best way to monetise my app? Well as a quick indication the following Image is how I generally advise people how to approach monetisation on the Windows Phone and Windows 8 Platform As the image above clearly indicates, one of the best ways of...
  • Blog Post: Building a App/Game for specific Windows Phone 8 device - To support >1GB or 512mb memory

    This week I was having a discussion with Jon Wetherall  from coolgamearcade.com . Jon is one of our Greenshoot teams and wanted to ask how they could target specific windows phone devices for their next title. So in respect of Windows Phone the two options of devices are · >1GB or higher RAM...
  • Blog Post: Cross Platform Mobile Development with Visual Studio

    One of the key goals for today’s developers is how to build an app or game and get it on as many platforms in the short most cost effective way. However building rich applications targeting multiple mobile platforms and a variety of devices up to now hasn't been an easy task but with In case you haven...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online

    So are you using Visual Studio? Are you using Team Foundation Server? Are you implementing any Application Lifecycle Management solutions that covers the range of software development activities from requirements capture through to development and onto testing and release into production. Well if not...
  • Blog Post: Xbox360 for education announced at BETT2014

    There has never been a better time to learn how to program. Modern programming languages, coupled with powerful and widely available development environments, provide an excellent place to work. A wide range of operating environments, including mobile devices, cloud computing, robotics, embedded devices...
  • 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: Installing XNA on Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2012

    Guest blog by Simon Grey Lecturer in Games Development Studies at the University of Hull XNA is a great framework for creating games, and we use it as a tool to motivate students to learn how to program whilst creating great games at extra-curricular events such as the three thing game. For us, a tools...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 includes the Visual F# Tools for F# 3.1.

    At the end of October 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 to MSDN subscribers and DreamSpark.com Subscribers . This includes the Visual F# Tools, matching version 3.1 of the F# language. F# itself is an open source and cross-platform functional-first programming language, see fsharp.org for more...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

    Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download !  DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com . Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers...
  • Blog Post: Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE

    In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing...
  • Blog Post: Testing and Publishing your GameSalad Games/Apps to Windows 8

    GameSalad Creator is a 2D object oriented tool that allows you to create completely original games using a drag and drop interface, enabling you (the user) to create applications for Windows 8, iOS, Android, HTML5, and even for the Mac Platform without typing a single line of code so perfect for those...
  • Blog Post: Heading back to School, College or Uni - Publish Your First Windows Phone App NOW!

    As a student you get a DreamSpark membership for FREE which give you access to tools like Visual Studio Professional and a membership in the Microsoft Dev Center you can submit applications for publication to all users of Windows Phone. Windows Phone is the best-designed mobile operating system with...
  • Blog Post: Only DreamSpark gives you the pros’ most integrated developer tools at no cost to students —like Microsoft Visual Studio Professional.

        It’s the full suite, not a trial version! So start building apps, games and sites right away in HTML, C++, C#, Ruby, Java and more.   No cost. No catch. Start downloading today at dreamspark.com/student You’ll find everything from student app contests to coding camps, tutorials, expert...
  • 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: Microsoft Faculty Summit 2013 15-16 July

    On July 15-16, Faculty Summit will bring leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers from around the globe to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. Key subjects to be discussed this year include...
  • 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...
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