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App Madness Student Challenge
Looking for a way to get started building awesome Windows 8 apps? Participate in the Windows 8 App Madness Challenge and qualify to win $100 for each published Windows 8 app! Additionally there are four app sprints you can take part in. Publish the highest number of apps in store during any one of the sprints and win an awesome trip for two. The location will be determined by a Facebook poll among participants. You decide! For further details check out the official terms and conditions at http://aka.ms/AppMadnessOfferTerms
March 12, 2013
App Sprint II
March 27, 2013
App Sprint III
April 11, 2013
App Sprint IV
ZERO260: Virtual Student App Labs
Join us for a virtual training session, that will get you up to speed fast with Windows 8 game creation! Participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game to Windows 8 using Scirra’s Construct 2. No need to come with a game idea, a number design options will available for your use. For full schedule, visit www.zero260.info.
February 28, 2013
March 5, 2013
Catch a Clown
March 7, 2013
March 14, 2013
March 19, 2013
March 21, 2013
March 26, 2013
Top Down Shooter
March 28, 2013
To register online, visit: www.msevents.microsoft.com . To register by phone, call: 1.877.MSEVENT (1.877.673.8368).
The Ultimate Experience
Publish your app to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012 through February 28, 2013 to qualify for the following rewards:
· A Store registration reimbursement* AND a copy of Halo 4 for Xbox 360!
· A chance to win one of 12 Xbox 360 consoles with Kinect. The more apps you enter, the more chances you'll have to win.
· The Grand Prize: Three devs with the best apps will win an ultimate backstage pass to Microsoft Studios and spend the day with the Windows 8 Games Studios team—makers of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and XBOX-enabled games!
For more information, visit: http://aka.ms/mswestultimate!
Please join us at a Microsoft IT Camp as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond! Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here's your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter ready for the cloud, whether you want to upgrade your on-premise datacenter or get connected to the cloud. This IT Camp will showcase the next generation of datacenter technologies featuring Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, and Windows Azure IaaS.
March 3, 2013
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
March 13, 2013
Mountain View, CA
San Francisco, CA
March 20, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
March 29, 2013
San Diego, CA
April 2, 2013
April 4, 2013
Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition
The Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition is designed to encourage developers to innovate with Microsoft Windows 8 and increase the number of high-quality apps available in the Windows Store. ComponentArt is sponsoring this competition and will award $10,000 USD to the author(s) of the best application as decided by the Panel of Judges.
App publication deadline
March 15, 2013
Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest
Want to help people find the closest organic produce? Interested in making it easier for people to conserve more energy? Can you make online donations easier? Windows 8 Apps for Social Good invites both new and seasoned developers to create an app for “social good” – and you could win one of three cash prizes to help fuel your dream and keep it going
Public Voting Ends
March 25, 2013
Windows 8 App Developer | 12-week course
We want you to show off your Windows Phone development skills at this event. Get those cerebral juices flowing, compete with your peers and take away some awesome prizes.
March 18, 2013
Mission Viejo, CA
7 – Live Tiles and Orientation Handling
8 – Near Field Communication
April 8, 2013
9 – Intro to ModelViewViewModel (MVVM)
April 22, 2013
10 – InterKnowlogy’s WinRT MVVM Framework
May 6, 2013
11 – IK’s WinRT MVVM Framework II/II
May 22, 2013
12 – Hackathon Results & Prize Giveaways
You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days – and we’re here to help. Begin your journey, sign up to get started and receive: Insider tips and tricks, personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect, an exclusive design consultation, and an opportunity to get expert help from a Microsoft Services Engineer at an App Excellence Lab.
We're kicking off a new series covering all things Windows 8. Tune in as we cover the basics from what's new in this latest installment as well as what you need to know to build, publish and profit from developing your first application. Be the first in line people....Windows 8 is coming and we need your apps!
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Dyyno’s Journey: Developing an App for Windows 8
Developing for Windows 8 in 1/2 the Time
Using OData in Your Windows 8 Application
Why Wait? Develop for Windows 8 Now!
How to Convert Your Windows Phone App into a Windows 8 Application
Jerry Nixon & Nisha Baxi
Building and Publishing Great Apps in Windows 8
Tech Affiliate Program
The Tech Affiliate Program is your destination to earn and redeem points for support of your community activities! This will allow you to choose the support services that you need for your community’s specific interests, size, and activity level.
Getting Started with Coded UI Testing: Building your First Automated Test by Imaginet
This training seminar will demonstrate how to record tests run against various types of application user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio's Coded UI Tests and how to replay them at any time. Additionally, we will explore how to embed validations, either simple or elaborate, to ensure your application is producing the correct results. Learn how to improve the quality of your applications by having a repeatable set of Microsoft Coded UI Tests available to ensure defects don’t go unnoticed!
11:00 AM – 12:30 AM
To register, visit: https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/ and enter the Event ID.
DevOps Series #5: Releasing to Production: Modern Tools and Strategies by InCycle
Your team has not figured out a repeatable process yet to go to production when crossing multiple environments to reduce the time to release. Join us to learn more about release strategies and how to define your deployment pipeline when working with complex releases.
February 27, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Coffee Talk: Embracing Modern App Development with Visual Studio 2012 by Northwest Cadence
Whether it’s Test-Driven Development, Test-First Development, or just plain figuring out whether your code does what you want it to do, unit testing is the standard for modern application development and a must-have for agile teams—but getting started can be a real challenge. What should you test? How granular should your tests be? How do you isolate code? How much code coverage is reasonable? If you’ve hit a wall, you’re not alone. Get straightforward, practical guidance you can use today to jump-start your team’s unit testing efforts and finally see for yourself what the big deal is.
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.
Elevating Windows Azure Deployments by Neudesic
One of the core tenants for working with cloud services is automation. When it comes to deploying our new cloud solutions, we want to automate the process as much as possible too. Both Visual Studio and the Windows Azure online management portal make deployments pretty easy - but it's manual. By leveraging tools like PowerShell and Visual Studio, we can automate much of the mundane deployment tasks, allowing us to have confidence in the final solution. We can further enhance our build and deploy solution by leveraging TFS - giving us continuous cloud deployments! Besides covering deployment options with PowerShell and TFS, in this session we'll also discuss techniques for handling the inevitable updates of our cloud services. Coming away from this session you'll have a solid understanding, backed by practical real-world examples, of handling service deployments and updates.
March 6, 2013
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lean, Kanban, and TFS by Imaginet
Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process. This webinar will provide an overview of the Kanban method, including the history and motivation, the core principles and practices, and how these apply to efficiency and process improvement in software development. We'll also describe how Team Foundation Server can be used as a foundation for your work visualization and work flow management. Come join us for this free Webinar!
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Using Lean & Kanban to Revolutionize Your Organization by Imaginet
With the introduction of Lean and Kanban into the software developments, teams are now starting to discover how to leverage these principles to revolutionize how they do business. Come find out how you can use Lean and Kanban together with Microsoft TFS to make dramatic improvements in your organization!
March 11, 2013
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Coffee Talk: Deliver Early, Often, and Exceptionally with Visual Studio Premium by Northwest Cadence
Developers using Visual Studio Professional know how the right tools help teams collaborate to deliver great code. With Visual Studio Premium, extend that collaboration to the broader team—stakeholders, testers, and leadership—with all the power of Test Professional and additional Premium-only features to speed the delivery of high-quality, on-target applications. Expect to see: new features for first-class testing, robust code review workflows, agile management support, and end-to-end insights the entire team can rely on.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Newest of the New with VS and TFS 2012 by Imaginet
By itself, Visual Studio 2012 included many compelling new features not available in prior releases. But Microsoft hasn't stopped. Since the production release in August 2012, Microsoft has continued to release more new capabilities. In this session we'll walk through some of the latest and greatest enhancements that you can use in your Visual Studio and TFS 2012 environment.
11:00 AM –12:30 PM
Coffee Talk: Mission Critical, Enterprise Scale with Visual Studio Ultimate by Northwest Cadence
Highly complex, rapidly evolving applications in production leave no margin for error. Visual Studio Ultimate delivers the features enterprises need to deliver and maintain critical business functionality at a global pace and scale. Ensure high availability and performance, radically reduce defect repair times, and manage large, complex codebases while rapidly delivering new feature sets. Don’t fear the next challenge—embrace it with Visual Studio Ultimate.
9:00 AM –10:00 AM
DevOps Series #6: Modern Monitoring and Analysis of Your Production Application by InCycle
Developers and Operations engineers are increasingly working closer together to maintain always-on services. See how Visual Studio 2012 and complimentary tools give developers and operations the ability to reduce the mean time to repair defects in production applications. Attendees will understand how to integrate development and operations to provide actionable diagnostics in operations-managed environments with the demonstration of the following tools: • PreEmptive Analitycs for Team Foundation Server (TFS) • Intellitrace in Production • System Center integration with TFS • Avicode
Training: Available Upon Request by Northwest Cadence
Building Applications with Visual Studio 2012
Agile Project Management
Kanban for the Enterprise
Enterprise Agility is not an Oxymoron
Professional Scrum Master
Professional Scrum Developer
PARTNER & COMMUNITY
Windows 8 Boot Camps
60 million licenses sold and counting, and it is only a few months since the release of Windows 8. Join Steve Seow as he walks through everything you need to know as a startup about Windows 8 and the opportunities it present to startups. How do you get an app into the Store? What programs and resources are available to startups? What technologies do I need to know to start development? How do I monetize from my published app? You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to attend this. Just bring yourself and your questions!
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV
Node Bootcamp is a free event for developers and designers who want to learn Node.JS from the ground up with hands-on instruction from Node experts at Microsoft. No prior Node experience is necessary to attend. At Node Bootcamp you’ll learn how to build your first Node application from scratch, how to work with popular Node.JS development tools and editors, how to work with popular 3rd party Node frameworks, and how to deploy your applications to production hosting environments.
March 30, 2013
9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Launch Conference | Hackathon
AngelHack unites developers around the world for a hackathon competition, where they can learn, network, innovate, and win prizes and funding for their ideas. In 2013 AngelHack will bring together over 9,000 developers around the world for one of the largest developer competitions ever. Top teams in every city will have 3 months to finish their projects before being flown into Silicon Valley for the chance to win over $1,000,000 in prizes.
March 2-4. 2013
SXSW | Meat-Up for Startups!
Grub on Salt Lick BBQ at our 5th annual SxSW. Chat with
Microsoft evangelists as well as folks from Startup America,
Startup Weekend, and Startup Grind while enjoying a cold
beverage on us.
March 11. 2013
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM