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Unity3D - Getting Started on Building/Porting to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Getting started with the basics for Unity The Unity Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general considerations and first steps Getting started on Windows Phone (663 KB) Getting started on Windows Store (720 KB) Porting to Windows tips Once...
18 Nov 2013
UK's Largest Unity Porting Day 29th Nov 2013 Microsoft/Nokia/Unity
Nokia, Microsoft along with Unity are hosting one of the largest Unity porting events in the UK and they would love to see you there! By attending this free one day event you’ll receive a whole host of rewards, the latest Nokia devices and app store marketing. Over the last 12 months we have seen the...
6 Nov 2013
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...
21 Oct 2013
Microsoft Nokia AppCampus – What is required?
This week I have done a number of events including Games Marketing Europe where I was asked to present on the 6 Top Tips for Marketing your App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone you can see my deck below 6 Top Tips for Marketing Success for Your Apps from Lee Stott One of the most common question...
17 Oct 2013
The Internet of Things
There’s a lot of buzz about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) One of the key areas I get asked most questions about in regards to students projects is the internet of things. This is a great topic for student and researchers based at Microsoft we have huge passion for the Internet of Things over the...
9 Oct 2013
Cloud Gaming Opportunity Unleashed
Traditional cloud gaming has been associated with streaming of game content only - well, things have really changed with the advent of apps. Many of today’s top apps and games have been truly unleashed as a result of today’s mobile platforms. For an app to be truly successful they need...
7 Oct 2013
Great news for Cocos2D and XNA developers Cocos2d-XNA
Cocos2D-XNA is a 2D/3D game developer’s framework that is written specifically for XNA. XNA is the game API developed by Microsoft for independently published games on Xbox Live Arcade. To support other platforms than the now deprecated Microsoft XNA targets, Cocos2D-XNA supports the MonoGame runtime...
6 Oct 2013
DirectX immediate mode rendering in your C#/XAML app using the SharpDx library.
Last week we had a huge Microsoft representation at Eurogamer ranging from Xbox360, XboxOne, Windows Phone and Windows 8 demonstrating our devcies, services and latest titles. During the event I had a lots of interesting discussions with game devs, educators and students, one of the key themes...
4 Oct 2013
Testing and Publishing your GameSalad created 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...
24 Sep 2013
Getting started building Windows Phone Games with Unity
With the release of Unity 4.2, you can now take your Unity games and quickly port them to Windows Phone 8 and extend your reach to Windows users. Getting started building a Windows Phone 8 game with Unity To develop, compile and submit a Unity game to the Windows Phone store, you will need: ...
11 Sep 2013
Design tips for Windows 8.1 apps
This week I have been at Campus Party in the TheO2 which is pretty specular location for any event. During the week I have been discussing apps and game development with 1000s of students. One of the most popular questions I have had was what are the to main 8.1 changes? This lead into lots of discussions...
6 Sep 2013
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...
4 Sep 2013
Increase opportunity – Build for Windows Phone and Windows
A well-designed and built Windows Phone 8 app can be a great start for building a Windows 8 app. You can leverage the same programming language skills like C# and XAML, and powerful development tools, such as Visual Studio 2012, to accelerate your development, testing and publication time. By building...
30 Aug 2013
Updating your app from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
Updating your apps to Windows 8.1 Preview provides significant benefits. · Numerous performance improvements in common scenarios, including app startup time and panning within large data collections · Improved rendering of animations · New and improved controls · More flexible app layouts and Window...
29 Aug 2013
Adding Ads to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Ad SDK
We released a new version of the Ad SDK during //Build 2013 Greetings from BUILD! Announcing New Tools to Help Developers Boost Monetization in Windows 8 We have a new version for 8.0 and another for 8.1 that is now included in Visual Studio 2013. The new SDK can be obtained at http://adsinapps.microsoft...
24 Jul 2013
Prompting for Feedback within your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app/game
Getting feedback for your apps and increasing your download number is a key way of increasing your ranking of your Windows 8 and Windows Phone application or game. So here is a quick guide to how to increase the numbers of feedback rating you can receive, by simply asking people to review your app after...
24 Jul 2013
Babylon.GameFX – a framework to build HTML5 WebGL games in a few lines of code
With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview and IE11 you can now build and use WebGL games. WebGL can be used on any device in a very easy way, so it’s now a perfect solution for building cross platform browser/web based games. David Catuhe and David Rousset fellow Developer and Platform Evangelists...
24 Jul 2013
Unity3d competition over $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won in our new Windows and Windows Phone contest
Unity and Microsoft are inviting Unity developers to enter a new contest by submitting beautifully crafted, high-quality new or existing games or content for the upcoming Windows Store Apps and Windows Phone 8 platforms. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to a number of talented...
22 Jul 2013
A run down of essential presentations from Build 2013
We know people like to know what to watch so they can optimise their time. Paul Tallett, Microsoft’s Application Development Architect has put together a brief synopsis of the following sessions with a timeline (index) so you can skip to parts that interest you. This is also useful if you want...
22 Jul 2013
Building apps for Windows devices using Microsoft Open Source Technologies http://msopentech.com/
Are you are a mobile developer and want to extend your reach and your customer base? Do you want to make your mobile app available on more stores? Are using open source technologies? Well lets look at the opportunity of using open source technologies to build apps for Windows Phone and the Windows...
15 Jul 2013
UK team from University of Exeter - Crowned World Wide Imagine Cup Winners
Thursday 11 th July was a proud day for our UK and University of Exeter. Team Colinked with their app SoundSYNK competed against top teams from over 190 countries, beating everyone to win the coveted prize of $50,000 and the title of ‘Imagine Cup Winner’! The Imagine Cup is a Microsoft...
13 Jul 2013
8 Jul 2013
A roundup of Key //Build 2013 announcements
http://www.buildwindows.com/ @bldwin Quick Links Session Recordings — Watch all the session recordings on-demand right now Session Evaluations — Attended or watched a session? Tell us what you thought about it Windows 8.1 Preview Download ...
2 Jul 2013
A busy week of announcements what happened at TechEd Europe 2013
TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid This week over 5,000 customers, partners, press, speakers and Microsoft staff attend TechEd Europe in Madrid.The week started with a packed house for the keynote with Brad Anderson CVP of Windows Server & System Center. Joining the onsite attendees, over 4,800 people...
28 Jun 2013
Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources Day 2
If you have not yet watched today’s keynote, I encourage you to check it out on demand Today’s highlights: · Mobile & Web Cloud Experiences: The Windows Azure Team announced the general availability of both Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites as well as previews of new...
27 Jun 2013
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