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August, 2012

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    Windows Azure Training Kit - August 2012 Available for Download

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    Windows Azure Training Kit - August 2012 is available for download now. The update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 41 hands-on labs and 35 presentations . Some of the updates in this version include: Added 7 presentations specifically designed...
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    Windows 8 Developer Resources: Programming Windows 8 Apps (eBook)

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    You can download the book below. Eric Ligman lists a large collection of free Microsoft eBooks for you, including SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. Detail here .
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    Windows 8 Developer Resources: Windows 8 Camp in a Box, Release Preview Edition

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    This download includes the hands-on-labs, presentations, samples and resources from the Windows 8 camps. The Windows 8 camps are free training events for developers ramping up on Metro style app development. To sign-up for a Windows camp, please visit...
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    Windows 8 Sample and Reference Apps August 2012 Update

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    I will update the list periodically to include as many Windows 8 apps as I see that are helpful for developers. You can help me keep the list updated by contacting me via “ Email Blog Author ”. Windows 8 app samples http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps...
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    Free One-Day Windows 8 Developer Event: DevCamp Public Sector Series

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    Please join the DPE Public Sector Team in kicking off their Windows 8 DevCamp Series! Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity that combines the broad reach of Windows, our best in class developer tools and a re-imagined user experience with a new...
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    Microsoft Build 2012 Conference Open For Registration

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    Microsoft Build 2012 conference will be held on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, October 30 – November 2. It will cover how to design, build and sell Windows 8 apps. It will also cover Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012...
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    Working with Windows 8 Notifications and Leveraging Windows Azure Storage

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    My colleague Jim O’Neil has written a series of blog posts with excellent explanations and code snippets on how to work with notifications in Windows 8 apps. In a recent post he discusses how to leverage Windows Azure to store and serve images for your...
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    Windows 8 DevCamps 2012

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    Windows 8 Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers and chances are there is one coming to a city near you. Check the schedule below and get signed up for a Windows 8 Camp today! Download and install free developer tools for your...
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    Windows Phone DevCamps 2012

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    Windows Phone Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Sign up today! Download and install free developer...
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    Windows 8 App: Bay County Tax Collector Makes It Easy to Find Property Tax Records

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    You can download and install this free Windows 8 app from the Windows Store. It is listed under the government category but you can search on “tax” and find it from the store.   It is really easy to use the application. You can browse the list of...
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    Windows 8 Released - August 1, 2012

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    Windows 8 has been released to PC OEM and manufacturing partners, and it will be available to end users on October 26, 2012. For more detail read Steven Sinofsky’s blog post “ Releasing Windows 8 - August 1, 2012 .” You can download Windows 8 Release...
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    Windows Azure DevCamps 2012

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    Windows Azure Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Check the schedule below and get signed up for a...
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    Windows Store is now open for paid apps, company accounts

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    See detail at the Windows Store for Developers post . Note: you’ll need an RTM build of Windows 8. On August 15, the RTM build will be available to MSDN subscribers and there will be a trial version available via TechNet. On October 26, Windows 8 will...
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