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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Touch Develop is looking for adventurous Windows Phone 8 mobile app creators.

    Do you have a device running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system? Are you a fan of the TouchDevelop app that enables you to create apps directly ON your mobile device? Do you love to try out the latest apps, and give feedback about what you like or wish to see improved? Then our beta...
  • Blog Post: Nokia and Windows Phone Geek come together to bring you the Lumia Geek 8-Week Challenge!

        Nokia and Windows Phone Geek come together to bring you the Lumia Geek 8-Week Challenge ! They simply want you to show your best, coolest Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 apps between now and 8 January 2013, and you could win some big prizes, including a free trip and passes to Mobile World Congress...
  • Blog Post: Starcrossed, for Windows Phone 7 by Kind of a Big Deal is now live in the Windows MarketPlace achieving a NEW Record of achieving the shortest time after Dare to publish their game to the commercial market..

      Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game...
  • Blog Post: More Cloud Services on Project Hawaii

      Microsoft Research’s Project Hawaii extends the Windows Phone with the power of the cloud. The smartphone provides the sensors, mobility, and data; the cloud provides powerful algorithms to enable scenarios that would otherwise not be possible. The newly released Project Hawaii Software Development...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone SDK version 7.1.1 now available

    As just announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog , I’m pleased to announce that the release of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for immediate download on the Microsoft Download Center. The WPSDK 7.1.1 Update provides developers with a WPSDK patch that enables developers...
  • Blog Post: UK Student’s – Develop portfolio’s demonstrate your skills and competences

    From our Windows Phone Camps we know a lot of students like writing Apps for mobile devices. Microsoft UK have put together a competition to help students demonstrate skills to potential employers. The Win a Windows Phone reward is only available to students aged 16 or over in the UK, we want to encourage...
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows Phone 7.1 SDK via .ISO using .MSI and Group Policy

    Normally, if were installing the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 onto a single machine you do it through the web installer located here: https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=26 or via Microsoft Download centre at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27570...
  • Blog Post: Windows Design & Development Resources

    Thanks to all of the Universities who have updated their curricula to include Windows Phone . For the past few month we have been running a number of Phone Camp across the UK and judging from all the questions and comments in relation to METRO there is clearly a lot of interest and passion around this...
  • Blog Post: Beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone

      Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone. Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this SDK provides developers quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services) For more...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone University Phone Camps + Some great Resources and Samples for teaching and learning

      For those of you interested in building Windows Phone app’s or putting the finishing touches on your Windows Phone app the following are a great set of resources for your students additional reading to the curriculum material we provide . As always if you want to have a Windows Phone 7 Phone Camp...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Opportunity for Academic App developers to win some great prizes

    The Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone is now available as a reward with the Windows Phone UK Developer Reward Programme . By simply joining the UK Developer rewards programme Educators and Students can get rewarded with loads of other fantastic prizes for building Windows Phone App and publishing it on the...
  • Blog Post: Update to Microsoft DreamSpark

    Today we made some exciting changes and improvements to DreamSpark , with the launch of a new site and rebranding of MSDNAA to Microsoft DreamSpark premium. Dreamspark DreamSpark is the first step for educators to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students by providing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Curricula Resources DVD and Online resources

          DVD + On-line Windows Phone Programming in C# by Prof Rob Miles; WP7.5 update + extra modules This material contains a ten chapter textbook with labs, demos and step by step instructions on how to create Windows Phone 7 applications. 1st & 2nd Year Programming courses Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Curriculum Resource Kits

    The Faculty Connection Resource Kits contain information to assist you in developing course materials. The Kits are grouped by subject and provide links to curriculum material and resources such as presentations, labs, exercises, software tools, programming tutorials, academic papers, research talks...
  • Blog Post: Great news for Universities who are using PhoneGap for App development – Full Support for Windows Phone

    PhoneGap version 1.3 has just been announced with full support for Windows Phone We want to highlight that all the features of the popular mobile framework are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. The Microsoft Interoperability team have blogged about this here . This release extends the cross-platform capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Think Computer Science 2011

    On the 7 th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford . Here is a write-up from Geoff Hughes of the days events. A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus...
  • Blog Post: Are you teaching Mobile development?

    Which Platform are you teaching? Have you spent the time to understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application training curriculum? Are you training or developing your courses to meet specific platform or versions? The following pie chart...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Free eBook & Demos

    Resource for Teaching and Learning Windows Phone Development Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Windows phone Development some great community resources

    I recently came across this site 31 Days of Mango , a series of articles which will focus on development for Windows Phone 7.5. This is a continuation of the original series, 31 Days of Windows Phone , which was published in the fall of 2010. I will be publishing a detailed tutorial on Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

    jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week . Microsoft is  pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks.  As many of you aware aware Microsoft recently supported PhoneGap by adding support for Windows Phone 7.5...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark Apphub Registration

      DreamSpark has partnered with Windows Phone 7 and the App Hub! Now, you get the same tools professional developers and designers have, and you can sell your mobile applications and make money! Along with all the free applications, we're waiving the $99 registration fee and giving you the first...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark and Apphub Creation step by step guide

    So if your a Student or Academic and you want to get a free Dreamspark account and upload some phone apps via App Hub waiving the $99 fee. follow the following step by step by step process. 1) Go to https://www.dreamspark.com/verify/default.aspx and sign in with a LiveID (you can create a LiveID using...
  • Blog Post: Teaching UI and UX want some reference style guides–Metro

    From a design point of view a nice thing about Windows Phone is that it brings with it a whole set of design guidelines which are referred to as “Metro”. Microsoft has developed a sets of guides to  how controls are supposed to look and establishes a set of criteria that your applications should...
  • Blog Post: New curricula material and resources for Windows Phone 7.5

    Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) Main Text – FREE Ebook Windows Phone Programming in C# by Rob Miles The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of...
  • Blog Post: Are you teaching Android or iOS mobile development? Consider porting your apps…

    Many institutions are already teaching existing Mobile Development curricula using iOS or Android, some of you are now considering or starting to develop and implement Windows Phone curricula. For those of you teaching iOS and Android you may be interested in the tools Microsoft has developed for porting...
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