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  • Blog Post: Prism for the Windows Runtime Visual Studio Extension

    Prism for Windows runtime now has its very own Visual Studio extension courtesy of David Britch.  This extension is a collection of templates to use Prism for the Windows Runtime. Prism for the Windows Runtime provides libraries that accelerate the development of managed Windows Store apps by providing...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: The Visual Studio and TFS 2012 DevOps Story

    Cloud, mobile and distributed software services have made “simulating production” impossible while production and release cycles are becoming more frequent. At the same time, communication and collaboration between development and operations has become a focal point for process improvement, spawning...
  • Blog Post: Making App Development Simple with ZipApp

      Whilst working on a number of early Windows 8 projects I noticed companies often had a base set of features that they were trying to implement, it seemed to me that you could build a tool that could generate a decent base app that would comply with the store rules and give developers a head start...
  • Blog Post: Interview: Scirra Construct2–Rapid Application Development with Ashley Gullen

    This week we caught up with Ashley Gullen the creator of games development tool Construct 2. About Ashley: Ashley has been working on game creation tools since 2007. A graduate of Music & Sound Recording, Ashley is now Director of Scirra Ltd, developing the HTML5 game creation tool Construct 2 and...
  • Blog Post: Poll of the Fortnight: Appy New Year

    We always enjoy hearing about what you think of new tools and technologies. This time we are discussing all things around Windows 8 application development. Let us know how we can help you! Fill out my Wufoo form!
  • Blog Post: Event: Tools for Windows 8 - Tips & Tricks on Visual Studio 2012 to inspire beautiful app development

     
  • Blog Post: Get your free HTML5 exam voucher

          Get ahead of your competition: Earn your MCSD certifications and start developing Windows 8 web and Windows store apps. We’ll get you started with our “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” course and exam. It’s all FREE: Register for the free online course , and receive...
  • Blog Post: Useful Links: Windows Phone SDK

    Yesterday at BUILD we announced the availability of the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK and I thought it would be good to share some of the useful links relating to that announcement with you alongside the key announcement information that went with these. Windows Phone SDK 8.0 includes development support for...
  • Blog Post: Poll of the Fortnight: Windows 8 Insights

    Fill out my Wufoo form! View the results of this Poll
  • Blog Post: A student, an idea, a business.

    Sometimes people have lots of ideas and dreams but struggle to turn them into reality. Not Manoj Nathwani. Read how, in a year, he took his idea, along with Microsoft Programmes, and turned it into a growing business. Read the full story now
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Introducing Windows 8 | Elite

    Elevate your app with the Windows 8 | Elite Programme. As an Elite member, you will be invited to exclusive networking and training events as well as opportunities to enhance the discoverability, quality and business value of your Windows 8 app. Receive your invite to Windows 8 | Elite programme by publishing...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Poll: Design & UX

    <a href="https://saraallison.wufoo.com/forms/z7p9s9/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View the Results
  • Blog Post: Top Tip: MediaTable – a jQuery plug-in for responsive tables

    In working with a GridView or table such that it displays reasonably on mobile devices, I’ve been using the media query breakpoints to hide specific columns, and have a label which only shows below the mobile portrait breakpoint , saying that more detail is displayed in landscape view. I’ve since come...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps

      Just a reminder that the first of the latest round of free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps kicks off next week in our London Office in Victoria. The Windows Azure Developer Camp will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application to the cloud and...
  • Blog Post: Behaviour Driven Development with BizTalk

    Michael Stephenson has started a new Wiki page over on the TechNet Wiki that is all about Behaviour Driven Development with BizTalk which focuses on developing software that fits with the way the business works.  At the time of writing this was what he had made available: This page is intended as...
  • Blog Post: Event: Red Gate/Cerebrata Cloud Tools’ designer at UK Windows Azure User Group on Tuesday 3rd April

    Anybody who has got involved in developing on Windows Azure will almost certainly have used at least one of the tools in the Red Gate/Cerebrata line-up. Cloud Storage Studio , Diagnostics Manager or Azure Management Cmdlets . Gaurav Mantri, CEO of Cerebrata Software will be speaking to the UK Windows...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Windows Azure Workshop UK

    In today’s TechDays Online Windows Azure conference, Andy Cross and Richard Conway, both founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group, mentioned the possibility of running an advanced one-day Windows Azure workshop in April 2012. If you are interested in such a workshop – could you leave a comment. We...
  • Blog Post: Video: Phone developers should use the cloud

    When you think about the monetization (awful word!) of apps for the phone, you can narrow it down to either: The app is free – it was fun building it, I don’t want to be rich. The app is paid for and entirely standalone. It doesn’t rely on any service that is firmly rooted in terra firma. The app is...
  • Blog Post: Events: Express Online Tour of Windows Azure for Developers this March

    Join us on an express tour of Windows Azure from newcomer, experienced developer to an architect’s perspective in March. In this series of the UK Tech.Days Online Conference, we will take you through a guided journey to understanding Windows Azure from the ground up. We will take you from a...
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