1000+ Unity Apps on Windows and Windows Phone

Another post on the Windows Phone blog from a couple of weeks ago talking about the uptake of Unity as a development platform on both Windows and Windows Phone. http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2013/11/18/1000-unity-apps-across-windows-store-and-windows-phone.aspx And a good video introducing Unity development for Windows Phone. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Windows+Phone/IWP50-Introducing-Unity-for-Windows-Phone-Devleopment


Free Nokia Design/Developer Workshops in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne

Nokia are running Design/Developer camps in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. The Sydney event is on this Friday/Saturday 18/19 October. Perth is 25/26 October and Melbourne 1/2 November. These look like great sessions, delivered by experts Shane Morris and Nick Randolph, in conjunction with Nokia’s Vaughan Knight. Full agenda and details are on the sign up…


Windows Phone Game Developer Workshop in Sydney 24/25 May

Thinking about writing a game for Windows Phone? Come along and learn from some of the best in the business. Featuring three strands from casual games you can write and publish in a couple of hours up to hard-core 3D games with the unity framework, this DevCamp has something for everyone. Get your game face…


Windows Phone 8 Training Kit Updated

The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. These are great for getting yourself up to speed with some comprehensive training, and they’re also excellent if you’re looking…


Windows Phone 8 Training and Hands-On-Labs in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

[13/11] Update – added Agenda below Last week I sent a Save the Date to the Australian Windows Phone Community List where I foreshadowed training in Windows Phone in conjunction with Nokia this month. Well, with the release of the new Windows Phone SDK yesterday, I can now announce it will be Windows Phone 8…


Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Updated

The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available for download. From the download page: The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines…


Estimating and prioritising a product backlog in Sydney on 9 Feb

Richard Banks is presenting a Readify Dev Day in Sydney early next month on a topic that I suspect most of us could do with a bit of brushing up on. From their event site: At the conclusion of this Dev Day, attendees should not only understand the theory of estimating and prioritising a product…


Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 – Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s – Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising SharePoint conferences in Australia (Melbourne 20-21 March…


LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 – Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in…


Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Session

As part of our developer readiness outreach, our Visual Studio Product Manager, Ibrahim Hamza, has organised what sounds like an excellent session on maximising your productivity with Visual Studio 2010. Learn how to become a Visual Studio coding guru! In this fast-paced session, learn to write code faster than a speeding bullet, leap around large…