Christmas Bells are ringing … and soon your brand new Windows Phone !

Are you betting on getting a new Windows Phone for Christmas? It may be a safer bet to take part in a new contest we’re launching today for tech students … the Windows Phone StudentsAppsVenture! The amazing Nokia Lumia 800 may be yours soon – we’re giving away 5 devices. How to win? 1. Submit…

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Get your Windows Store Apps certification. Limited offer: FREE exam voucher!

Customers demand beautiful, elegant apps that are alive with activity. Demonstrate your expertise at designing and developing fast and fluid Windows 8 apps by earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Windows Store Apps certification. Currently there is a very special promotion running on Microsoft Learning:   1. Book your free online course (Developing in HTML5…

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Howest DAE – first academic institution to publish student projects in Windows Store

Howest Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE) is a leading academic institution in game development. With the current shift in the gaming industry, from standard retail to instant downloadable deliveries, they decided to take advantage of the new reimagined Windows 8, as this is the ideal platform, running on several device types, with touch or standard…

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Eat. Drink. Code. Worldwide Hackathon for Windows on November 10!

Eat. Drink. Code. Join us at HUB on November 10th. Belgium is part of the app revolution! By registering, you’ll be joining thousands of developers worldwide as we build apps for the next generation of Windows. Microsoft app experts, MEET-members, developers and trainers will be available on-site to assist your learning and coding. Learn about…

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Howest-team wins SharePoint’s Got Talent

The European SharePoint conference (Copenhagen, 4-7 February 2013) organizers asked SharePoint enthusiasts to show their creative side by producing a short 2 minute video on what unique talents they have, SharePoint or otherwise! We are delighted to announce that the winner of this competition is "Think SharePoint Team" from Howest! Their prize? Free tickets to…

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October 8: Windows 8 Apps Expert Class

Join us next week (October 8, 2012) at Microsoft Belgium for a free full day training for advanced Windows 8 coders. You’ve finished your first app or are about to finish it and you’re ready for the next level? We have the perfect training you have been waiting for. This ‘advanced only’ class will cover…

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Dream it, build it, live it and join us at Imagine Cup 2013 in St. Petersburg

The world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, is off and running!  New competitions for 2013 are open, taking our first steps towards St. Petersburg, Russia, where the Cup will culminate in the Worldwide Finals in July, 2013.  This year’s formula will be slightly different: – a series of BE webcasts are coming up to…

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Coding at Microsoft Belgium on September 28: Windows 8 App-a-thon

Start the new academic year in style! Join us at our offices in Zaventem on September 28 for the last app-a-thon before Windows 8 hits the market (October 26).  Team up with your best friend to build a killer team, come alone, sign up with a group of students, whatever you want! Hands on. Code….

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DreamSpark new features: first glance on what’s new.

We’ve recently announced on Twitter that the DreamSpark pages have been re-imagined. Those who have tried to download in the meantime software from the DreamSpark pages will certainly have noticed the differences. It is not only about a new design, but more importantly a series of new features and functionalities have been included. Have a…

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What students should know about the Windows Store prior to publishing apps

With General Availability of Windows 8 coming closer and closer (October 26!), now’s the time to finalize your app and get it into the Windows Store – open now for all developers, including student developers. At Microsoft we pay special attention to students – in this blogpost you’ll find information on the Windows Store specifically…

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