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  • mschray

    Unriddle and other sports games.

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    Here are some fun sports games I am playing:   Unriddle: NFL teams http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/c544c76c-e8b5-4306-a3c4-daa6cb6cccaa NCAA Football Teams http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/a6400e4f-9f26-4fe0-a159-b45a583a19cf...
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    Velin Student apps

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    IIT prolific student app publisher Velin is back at again with some great new titles for Windows 8.  These apps are fun and engaging and cover a board set of interests. · Harry Potter Trivia: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/harry-potter-trivia...
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    John Martello Student Game Dev Games

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    I met John at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  I have been working with John to get his game titles into the Windows Store.  John’s games have been doing well in the store and I wanted to share some of my favorites. MLB Team Trivia...
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    Get your Windows Phone app URL

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    Here are the simple steps to get the URL for your Windows Phone application. 1. Navigate to http://dev.windowsphone.com 2. Click “Dashboard” 3. Click on “Apps” 4. Select the App your App 5. Click on “details” 6. Scroll down the page and copy the “Link...
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    Enterprise Developer Dev Camps

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    Enterprise Developer Boot Camp - Learn how to move your line of business applications to Windows Azure at Enterprise Developer Boot Camp 4/23 - Columbus, OH | REGISTER NOW >> 4/29 - Downers Grove, IL | REGISTER NOW >> 5/5 - Austin, TX | REGISTER...
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    Refactor your Dev Skills

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    Refactor your Dev Skills at Dev Days 2014.  These events will feature a nice and compact of the best content from Build 2014 with great local Microsoft speakers.  If you missed the latest Microsoft Developer announcements, demos and capabilities...
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    Taskbar Shift Click is awesome

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    I learned yesterday that if you hold down shift and click a taskbar item you’ll start a new instance of that app.  Now that is productive.
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    List-ObservableCollection-INotifyPropertyChanged Explained

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    The link below contains a brief, concise, clear and use comparison of List, ObservableCollection and INotifyPropertyChanged.  http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/42536/List-vs-ObservableCollection-vs-INotifyPropertyCha
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    4/5 Multi-School Hackathon Schedule

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    Need a team, an idea or team members for the Hackathon?

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    Hackathon participants will be in one of several board categories listed below.  If you have an idea and team that is great- see Have an idea and team below .  If you have an idea and need a team prepare the information below to pitch your idea...
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    Presentation Format for Judging Round

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    There are a lot of teams, so we need a structured, fair and repeatable process for judging.  Here are details relating to judging.  Teams will declare their intent to compete by signup for a judging slot from 9:00 AM Sunday until 11:30 AM Sunday...
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    Multi-school Hackathon Judging Rubric

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    The draft judging rubric is list below.  There are four criterion the judges will be looking at.  They are Problem Definition, Solution Design & Innovation, Idea Viability and Does it work.  Each of them is weighted equally.  Criterion...
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    Chicago Multi-school Hackthon More Details

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    If you want more information on the multi-school hackathon than follow links for schedule , short rules , awesome prizes , judging rubric judging presentation format and helpful learning resources .  If you have an idea and need a team, don’t have...
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    Chicago Multi-school hackathon: Resources

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    A Hacker’s Guide to Windows 8 Apps is a four step guide to building apps at a hackathon on the  Windows platform. The guide is  designed to point you to quick resources and short tutorials you needed to building  winning apps at a hackathon...
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    Video Walkthrough Building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps

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    This is a set of three videos that walk from an empty project through the creation of a Windows Phone 8 project, the creation of Portable Class Library (PCL) and importing of series of portable class I built.  We’ll then reuse these portable in our...
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    Chicago multi-school hackathon draft rules

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    Here are the draft rules for the Microsoft Recruiting Hackathon. They are in draft form and are subject to change. Let me know if you have any questions, comments and concerns. Rules: - individuals who are at least 18 years of age as of April 5 th 2014...
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    Chicago Multi-school Hackathon Prizes

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    Here are the draft prize categories for the multi-school hackathon in Chicago and the prize pool. These are the judging categories. I’ll share the judging rubric soon. Are you a student in a Chicago area college or university school? Have you registered...
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    Links to Chicago Universities DreamSpark Premium Sites

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    IIT IIT CS: http://aka.ms/iitcs IIT ITM: http://aka.ms/IITITM IIT ECE: http://aka.ms/IITECE IIT Knapp Center: http://aka.ms/knapp DePaul DePaul CDM: http://aka.ms/DePaulDS UIC At UIC in CS? http://aka.ms/uiccs At UIC in IDS?  http://aka.ms/uicbiz...
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    NIU Event Resources

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    Let’s do the pre-work to publish an app Hello spring OMIS 259 and OMIS 351 Students.  Instructions for getting started and building your app can be found here: http://1drv.ms/1lvtqDP At the event…Need some help?  Look here first    ...
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    Useful IE Keyboard Shortcuts for Tabs

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    Spend some time in IE and wish there was something like ALT-Tab.  When there is something like that and more! The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs. Switch between tabs Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab Close current tab (or...
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    Weather Man-Chicago apps live Windows 8 and Windows Phone

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    I spoke at the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  As part of the talk I also built to apps.  One for Windows 8 and one for Windows Phone 8.  I am happy to say they are both live...
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    Windows Key + Down Arrow–I didn’t know that

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    I accidently did Windows Key + Down Arrow.  For Windows Store apps - It turn out that is closes an app.  Interestingly enough, the app isn’t removed from memory.  If is suspended and removed from the Windows 8 Task list (Windows Key+Tab...
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    IIT DSP Links

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    If you’re Illinois Institute of Technology student and need the link to your departments DreamSpark Premium storefront you’ll find most of them below. IIT CS: http://aka.ms/iitcs IIT ITM: http://aka.ms/IITITM IIT ECE: http://aka.ms/IITECE IIT Knapp Center...
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    Windows Phone 8 Development Learning Resources

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    Looking from some Windows Phone 8 Development learning Resources Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/advanced-windows-store-app-development-using-c-jump-start Windows Phone 8 Jump...
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    Windows 8 Development in HTML 5 and JavaScript Learning Resources

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    Looking for some Windows 8 Development in HTML 5 and JavaScript Developing Window Store Apps with HTML5 Jump Start- http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-8-and-windows-phone-8-app-development Advanced Windows Store App Development...
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