Windows 8 Game Development For The Win

With the recent announcement by Unity and Epic on tool and framework support for Windows 8, I thought it would be good to review all the options for game development on Windows 8 and provide pointers to the support you need to get your game in the store. Games are going to be some of…

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Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 3, Getting Windows 8 Store Ready

In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to MonoGame for Windows8, an implementation of the XNA namespace that allows you to get your XNA code running on Windows 8 as a Metro Style App. In Part 2 I documented how to get your development environment configured using GitHub and Visual Studio 2012 In…

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Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 2, Getting Started

In part 1 of this series I gave you an overview of MonoGame, an open source cross platform implementation of the XNA namespace and class model and how you could use that to port you existing XNA code to Windows 8. In this article, I will show you how to get your development environment setup…

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Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 1, Overview

Games are likely some of the most popular apps on Windows 8 and you are in a great position to take advantage of this huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well:          With more than 630 million Windows 7 licenses sold to date, across 200+ countries and regions around the world,…

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Launch your Windows 8 App in 30 Days

  You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days—and we’re here to help. Begin your 30-day journey to create a Windows 8 Metro style app. Sign up to get started and receive: Insider tips and tricks on Windows 8 application development. Personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect*. An exclusive one-on-one Metro…


Windows 8 App Development Virtual Labs Go Live

With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create Metro style apps. Step into these virtual labs and learn how to build, share and sell interesting and easy-to-use applications that will make your customers happy. Virtual labs are simple –no complex setup or installation required. There are 18 Virtual Labs,…


Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to life with Microsoft and community experts on…


Learn The Cloud. Make A Difference. @home with Windows Azure

How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure to get a solid understanding of the Windows Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause. What is @home with Windows Azure? Microsoft provides a 90-day free trial of Windows Azure where…


The HackReady.Phone WebCast Series

Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital bits you need, without the fluff you won’t miss. Full of key information and demonstrations, this series gives you a solid understanding of the tools, techniques, and resources you need to become HackReady. The HackReady.Phone series brings you…


Windows Reimagined–April 19th, New York, NY

  Windows reimagined. Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++. Your investments in these languages carry forward, making Windows a no-compromise…