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September, 2012

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    Windows Azure Mobile Services Preview Release Available

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    Windows Azure Mobile Services (currently preview release) allow you to connect your Windows 8 apps to a cloud backend hosted in Windows Azure and easily store structured data, authenticate users, and send push notifications. To start using Mobile Services...
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    MoDev Tablet 2012 in DC Sept 13-15, 2012

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    The 3-day event consists of workshops on Thursday 9/13, MoDev Tablet conference on Friday 9/14 and Hackathon on Saturday 9/15. Come see the latest Tablet devices in action, learn the best methods for developing and marketing native, web and hybrid apps...
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    Election Hackathon in DC Oct. 6-7, 2012

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      The Washington Post Event Space 1150 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM   What is the Election Hackathon? The Election Hackathon is a chance for developers to show off their...
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    Free Developer Tools: Choose the Right Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition

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    Microsoft has released several editions of Visual Studio 2012 Express. Depending on your needs, you can install and use anyone of them side by side. Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your...
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    Learn What’s New in Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5

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      Learn what’s new in Visual Studio 2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5 from the Visual Studio virtual launch event currently available on demand here. .NET 4.5 and languages Learn the latest capabilities of .NET Framework 4.5, including enhancements...
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    Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program Open to Developers

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    To apply, please visit the Microsoft Connect site and complete a short application. Be sure to have your Developer ID and Application’s Product ID on hand, as well as the name of your local Phone Champ (if you don’t know your local Phone Champ, you can...
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    Creating Windows 8 Applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

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    In this video Scott Guthrie shows how using Windows Azure Mobile Services one can add a cloud backend to a Windows 8 application in a few minutes.   You can create Windows 8 apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services with the following development...
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    Sign up and Become a Windows Store Developer

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    Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets. Read the Windows Store blog post for more detail. All eligible MSDN subscribers receive a free, one-year Windows Store developer account as part of their MSDN benefits. (Eligible subscriptions include...
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    .NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2012 Launch Road Trip

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    On 9/29 .NET Rocks and That Conference are throwing a special 1 day only free event. Attendees have a day to immerse themselves in Windows 8, Visual Studio Azure and at the end watch a live recording of .NET Rocks. This is great opportunity for anyone...
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    Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) Camp Boston, September 29-30, 2012

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    What is SLC Camp Boston? The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) Camp Boston is a hands-on event that bridges education and technology. The Boston event, which is a targeted two-date combination Tutorial and Tagathon, provides educators and developers...
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    Project Austin – An Easy to Use Digital Note-taking App for Windows 8

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    I had an opportunity this weekend to download, compile and test a great note-taking app for Windows 8. You can download the source code of the app at codeplex.com and read Jorge Pereira’s blog post about Project Austin. Make sure you follow the steps...
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