Windows Phone 8: Open for Business

Yesterday at the BUILD Conference, Microsoft’s premier conference for developers, we announced the immediate availability of the Windows Phone 8 SDK.  This represents a significant entry into the smartphone platform market and with it, Microsoft introduces a truly competitive mobile platform that is ready to take on any competitor head-on and win in both user…

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The BUILD Conference: Watch LIVE now!

If you want to build apps for Windows 8/RT, Windows Phone and Windows Azure, the BUILD conference is your destination for all the info you need.  If you weren’t able to be there in person (like me), you can still get in on the action by  watching the conference online, either LIVE or on demand!…

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The Developer Movement & Windows Azure

So you want to earn some extra points to get some sweet sweet cake? One easy way to do just that is to complete some hands on training labs from Windows Azure. Wait, you do know what The Developer Movement is right? Rewards, contests and all that jazz just for writing apps? So back to…

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The Developer Movement is back!

Earlier this year  we finished a highly successful campaign called the Developer Movement to help you build Windows Phone apps and get great prizes in the process.  In fact, it was more successful than we could have ever imagined!  That’s why I’m pleased to announce that today (as in RIGHT NOW), the second iteration of…

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Technology Post Round Up–5th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…


C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E Good Times, C’mon!

The wait is over. It all starts here. Meet Windows 8. Meet Surface. If you’re watching the webcams on Time Square right now, you’ll see everyone celebrating in and around the Microsoft Store. If they are celebrating, we shall celebrate as well! Here’s how we’re going to do it. Register for your Windows Store developer…


Get In on the Excitement: Windows 8 in NYC

As Paul mentioned in his post, welcome to Windows 8! New York City was the center of the excitement earlier today with the launch of Windows 8 and Surface and since most of us weren’t there to get in on the excitement, I figure the next best thing is to see how Times Square has…


Welcome to Windows 8!

Today in New York City, Microsoft launched Windows 8, the next step in computing experiences and truly, Windows Re-Imagined.  It is truly an important day for Microsoft as you might imagine, but it’s actually a really important day for you as well.  Why?  Because you, as a developer, have a huge opportunity with the Windows…

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Get In on the Action: Give Your App Some Oomph

Now that you’ve started building your Windows Store app (if you haven’t, it’s time to get in on the action! Start with a Windows Store developer account, then learn how to develop Windows Store apps with hands-on labs, and once you’ve done that, start working on your app!), it’s time to think about your app’s…


Get In on the Action: Start Your App

Let’s recap where we are in our journey to “get in on the action.” We started off getting equipped with a Windows Store Developer Account either through MSDN, BizSpark, or DreamSpark or signing up for an account directly. Then we took a look at how to build Windows Store applications by going through hands-on labs….