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  • Blog Post: Sign up to a Windows 8 Camp today – Places are limited

    Sign up to a Windows 8 Camp to make sure your app is in the Windows Store by the time Windows 8 hits the market. The upcoming Camps are designed to show you how to build a Windows 8 app and get it published in the Windows Store. These events are hands-on and flexible so you can tailor the day to suit...
  • Blog Post: Great reasons to build or migrate your application onto Windows 8

    Windows 8 gives your customers plenty of reasons to upgrade including enhanced performance, security, and versatility. Here are some of the reasons you should make sure you application is there when your customers move to Windows 8. Improved speed and performance - Windows 8 boasts vast performance improvements...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports Partner Innovation

    Innovation is key to both business growth as well as economic growth. It is therefore important that business growth strategy include innovation. Adrian Clarke, Technology Strategist at Microsoft has created a program to help our partners create and deliver new products to be more successful in the market...
  • Blog Post: Resources to help you learn about building applications for Windows 8

    Take a look at the events, content and toolkits to help you build applications for Windows 8: Join the Windows 8 Camp This is a hands-on day of activity where you bring your laptop and write your first Windows 8 code. You can see all of these events on the UK Tech.Days home page . § London...
  • Blog Post: FREE events covering Windows 8 for Application Developers start 30th March

    My group is laying on a a three city (London, Manchester and Edinburgh) tour which focuses on the Windows 8 opportunities for developers. These are one day events providing accelerated learning on Windows 8 application development. More details on the  UK Tech.Days home page . London, Friday, 30th...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Consumer Electronics Show Keynote Address from Monday 9th Jan

    1 hour and 15 minutes of Steve… covering off: Windows Phone (12mins in) -  new devices from HTC (Titan II) and Nokia (Lumia 900) Ultra notebooks (26mins in) – thin and light and … powerful Focus on Metro style design languages (31mins in for Windows 8) - now on Phone, Xbox and Windows 8 Xbox Live...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store is coming in February – will your company have an application in it?

    I posted on App Stores and marketplaces in November to raise awareness amongst UK ISVs of what I think will be a game changer in how consumers and businesses purchase applications for Windows in the future. Since then the Windows 8 team has been busy explaining how the Windows 8 App Store will work and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and developers

    Post BUILD conference , much has been written about “Windows 8” and the impact of the announced technologies on developers, especially existing .NET developers.  Some of the conclusions people reached in those early days and weeks were quite frankly… a little weird IMHO. Which is why I was pleased...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure sessions from the BUILD conference

    Although the BUILD conference was primarily about Windows 8, there was still a lot of great sessions on Windows Azure. Now… how do we collectively find the time to watch them :-) Overview Getting started with Windows Azure by Brian Prince Introduction to Windows Azure: the cloud operating system by Mark...
  • Blog Post: Working with Windows Azure on the Windows Developer Preview of Windows 8

    There is a new Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 . Which is cool. The kit includes templates and samples to start using some of the new features of Windows 8 in your Windows Azure applications – and from a Windows Metro Style App . And there are several blog posts showing you how to use the kit: Nick...
  • Blog Post: Early Windows 8 Resources to sift through

    Last week while I was on holiday in Seville, sipping sangria and enjoying full sun and 37 degrees (actually I was hiding in the shadows), we made a few small announcements at the BUILD conference . Actually we made lots of big announcements :-) I’m just working through the announcements (and some of...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Building Windows 8 blog – B8

    A new blog has appeared from the engineering team to have a two-way dialog with you about design choices, real-world data and usage, and new opportunities that are part of Windows 8. We showed you a preview of Windows 8 in June, demonstrating the user experience and providing an update on ARM SoC support...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: I’m not interested in Windows Azure! How do I get help from Microsoft on some other technology???

    Question: Is Microsoft so focused on Windows Azure that it doesn’t care about helping UK software product authors that have no plans to use it? Short answer:   We absolutely do care about helping software product authors (ISVs) adopt other MS technologies. Check out Microsoft Platform Ready and...
  • Blog Post: Learn about the future of Windows at the BUILD event September 13th to 16th in California

    Last week we announced a new event which will take place in November. BUILD will show modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows.  BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows.  At BUILD, we will show: How to work with the all...
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