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  • Blog Post: Top 5 Apps for the Day

    Download these apps. If you like these apps, please rate them. WordPop - Do you like word games? Finding stuff? How about popping bubbles? This game is for you! WordPop is a free, fun and addictive word game. Play with your friends or random players to find the hidden words by popping as few bubbles...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

    This is a repost from our friends at the BizSpark Group Blog . The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For some of you that means more fun. For others...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 App: Recipes by allthecooks.com

    Cooking is an art, it is a form of relaxation and there are uncountable mouthwatering food recipes and tastes available around the world, but sadly everyone doesn’t know about all of them. With over 150K recipes and vibrant community of cooks allthecooks.com has recently launched their Recipes...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 8 App: Syncplicity File Sync and Sharing

    We’re starting a new series of blog posts about great new apps that our partners are developing in the Western Region of the US. The first app I would like share is Syncplicity. The app uses the native features of the such as share, search etc. You can add all Windows 8 8 devices to your device...
  • Blog Post: News From BUILD

    Windows 8 Refined During BUILD's Day 1 keynote speech, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives outlined the reach, design and economic opportunities for developers to build differentiated, touch-based apps for the Windows platform, including new developer tools and increased support. The...
  • Blog Post: Handy Windows 8 and Windows Azure Resources

    How To Prepare Your Windows 8 App For The World Market With the possibility of selling apps in more than 200 markets to billions of people, it’s pretty important that your Windows 8 apps be accessible to a worldwide market. Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to accomplish...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming West Region Events

    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...
  • Blog Post: Zero260–Take your app from 0 To 60!

    ZERO260 is a virtual training session, that will get you up to speed FAST with Windows 8 game creation. In just 2 hours, participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game. Each session will cover a different game style, and keep you on the edge of your seat! We...
  • Blog Post: Win the Ultimate Experience by Publishing Your App–Ends 2.28.13

    To enter, publish your app(s) to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012 and February 28, 2013 and complete the form on the generation app site to qualify for the following rewards: PUBLISH 1 APP Store Registration Fee Reimbursement New subscriber? Receive...
  • Blog Post: Making $30,000 a Month with Windows 8 Apps

    Kevin Ashley is my colleague, so I don’t think he’ll mind that I reposted from his blog . I think it’s a great story…Hopefully he won’t retire soon! Kevin is an Architectural Evangelist on the West Region Developer & Platform Evangelism team and is based out of our...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Accellos Adds Windows 8 Apps for Line of Business

    Accellos , a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, talks about their release of AccellosOne Mobile , a new series of mobile line of business applications for smartphones and tablets that provides real time access to key supply chain information. CTO Ross Elliott and Software...
  • Blog Post: Make Money Building HTML5 Apps for the Windows Store

    If you are a Web Developer, we want to show you how to make money with your Windows 8 app using the Windows Store. We'll help you use the skills you already have to adopt the Windows look and feel, system integration and touch-enablement to create beautiful, cash-cow apps. This full day event offers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Open to All Developers in 120 Markets

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Windows Store is open to all developers in 120 Markets. You can read more about it at the Windows Store for Developers Blog . If you’ve already signed up—fantastic. We’re ready for your app. Haven’t signed up yet? Getting started is easy—just...
  • Blog Post: Target Multiple Various Clients, Use Same Project for Business Logic with Visual Studio PCL

    So you want to use the same code base and target different user experiences? For example, say you want to use the same business logic to access data in Windows 8, Windows Phone, and your Silverlight or XBox applications. (Or maybe even Android and iPhone using Mono.) In the past, this has meant different...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

    Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15. “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012 Registration Opens 8.8

    The next developer conference will be this fall and is being called BUILD. It will be held on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, from October 30 th until November 2 nd . Mark your calendars for registration that opens 8AM Pacific time on August 8 (8.8) at www.buildwindows.com . For more...
  • Blog Post: Build Windows 8 Apps in 30 Days

    The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows 8 apps . Now’s the time to make sure your app is ready for them. Begin your 30-day journey to create a great Windows 8 Metro style app. Get started at www.generationapp.com and receive: ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Milestones Announced at WPC

    Yesterday in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference , Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. Enterprise customers with Software Assurance...
  • Blog Post: Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

    TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Features for Windows Phone 8 Build on Windows 8 Core

    New enterprise features for Phone were announced in the roadmap for Windows Phone 8 last week. Some of the new business-friendly features include: Device encryption : To help keep everything from documents to passwords safe, Windows Phone 8 includes built-in technology to encrypt the entire...
  • Blog Post: Providing cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications

    My colleague Bruno Teralky has begun a series of blog posts on how you can integrate your cloud service with Windows 8 Metro application. His first post in the series, How to provide cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications , provides the architecture and the concepts of how applications...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 Release Candidates Now Available

    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download . Windows has made also available a Windows 8 Release Preview. Please visit the Building Windows 8 blog for the official announcement by Steven Sinofsky. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview bits here . ...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Dates Announced for the 30 to Launch Windows 8 Event

    Come join us at SURF Incubator in Seattle over the course of 4 different Wednesday nights to build great Windows 8 apps. Throughout the course of this four-part series, guests will have a chance to learn from Microsoft experts about the world’s largest opportunity for app developers. We’ll...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Announces Roadmap of Products, Pricing, Features

    The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support . The tooling offered in Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows...
  • Blog Post: 3500 Code Samples at Your Fingertips

    Code samples are developers’ favorite asset. In partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery team, we just released a new Sample Browser applications - a new way for developers to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at their fingertips . The 3500 code samples are from MSDN Samples Gallery...
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