Useful Download Links for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development

Part of my job is to help people find valuable resources. I especially like it when they are free. Free is good. These links are for students, faculty and professional (or non professional) developer.  Please check these links out, visit the websites, find what looks interesting and download the tools. VS Express 2012 RC for…

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Interesting Links 6 August 2012

What a great week last week was. My big planned event was a meeting of the ACM/IEEE CS 2013 committee in Seattle WA. As it turns out that meant I was able to attend the closing gala for the Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum. I’ll have a separate blog with links to that event….

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Virtual Windows 8 Hands-on-Labs

Ready to learn how to develop for Windows 8? Well perhaps not quite ready for a dedicated machine or concerned about complicated set-up? Well in those cases the new Virtual Windows 8 hands-on-labs may be just what you need! What are virtual labs?  Microsoft Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest…

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New Curriculum Resources for App Development on Windows 8

Most of what I post about is specifically for K-12 computer science education but I recently received the following about some curriculum designed for university level students. Still my experience tells me two things. One is that I do have a good number of university lever readers. And two there are teachers and schools and…

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Thinking About Next School Year

As the rolling schedule of school year openings and closings continues it looks like school is just about done everywhere in the US this week. Today is the last day with students at the school my wife teaches at. It seems like most of the local schools finished this week already. Of course in parts…

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Windows 8 Release Preview Released

Yesterday Microsoft announced that Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download in 14 languages. This is the final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more), and hundreds of new and updated apps in the Windows Store. And it’s…

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Interesting Links 2 April 2012

I spent part of last week Getting Ready For Windows 8. Sad to admit but it took me until last week to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview over the developer preview I had been running.  But I did. And I also installed Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 and I’m working on my…

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DevCamps–More Opportunities to Learn Windows 8 Development

Microsoft is happy to announce that Windows 8 DevCamps have been added to the DevCamps program to enable developers to build beautiful Metro style apps and publish them to the Windows Store. There are over 100 events on the devcamps.ms/windows site and registration is open now!   Be sure to download the Windows 8 Consumer…

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Getting Ready For Windows 8

Like almost everyone at Microsoft I have been hard at work getting ready for Windows 8. I’ve got the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Visual Studio Express Beta for Windows 8 of course. Trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been fun as I get used to the new interface. Of course as…

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Dr Z’s Windows 8 How Tos

If you have downloaded and installed the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview you have noticed that is is different. In many ways very different from previous versions of Windows. Zhiming Xue aka Dr. Z has created a series of posts just for you. No matter if you are a beginner or a power user his…

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