Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – new features in Visual Studio 2013

Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison present new features in Visual Studio 2013 on Microsoft Virtual Academy. I’ve been blogging about different Visual Studio features on GoDevMental, so when the opportunity came along to do a presentation to highlight some of the great new features in Visual Studio 2013, I couldn’t resist. I love sharing great…

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Learn how to use Unity for Windows 8 and Phone

Attend the Microsoft Virtual Academy session, or check out the Dojo session to learn how you can take your existing Unity game and bring it to Windows Phone or Windows 8. Whether you are using Unity Pro or Unity Free, the add-ons for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store are available free of charge. So…

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Getting started with DirectX/C++ Gaming

Getting started with DirectX can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you! You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development…

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – Easier debugging with “Just My Code”

The Just My Code feature in Visual Studio 2013 makes it easier for you to debug your code in Visual Studio. Find more Visual Studio tips and tricks here Why do I want this feature? Does this story sound familiar? You set a breakpoint in your code. You get to the breakpoint and you hit…

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Build apps get rewards – Developer Movement is back!

  Once again Canadian developers can get cool rewards for publishing apps through the Developer Movement program. We want you to explore app development on Windows 8 and Windows Phone and we want you to discover the power of Azure. That’s why the Developer Movement program is back! Earn points, then cash in those points…

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Imagine Cup – I liked it so much I came back as a mentor

“In a nutshell, the kind of people who work in a team on something like an Imagine Cup project are the kind of people that companies want and these skills will put you ahead of the other people with technical skills just as good as yours who applied for the same job.” – Calum Cawley,…

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Windows Phone Tips and Tricks – How to Implement Gestures: Movember Me

This article shows you how to capture touch gestures in a Windows Phone application. This guest post comes from Christian Hissibini (@histechup) a student in Montreal who used touch gestures in his Windows Phone application Movember Me. Take it away Christian! This blog post is translated with Christian’s permission from the original post in French…

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Turn WordPress Blogs into Windows Phone, Android or iPhone apps without writing any code!

IdeaPress has been updated. You can now create Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps from your WordPress.com or WordPress.org sites without writing any code. Don’t forget, if you are a student you can publish to the Windows Phone store for free through DreamSpark. We’ve invited Michael SIU, one of the creators of IdeaPress,…

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A Windows Phone app for the Nokia Lumia 1020 brings a Waterloo Student and MSP first place in Denmark!

Rudi Chen, a Microsoft Student Partner and student at Waterloo University, recently won the Nokia Future Capture Contest beating out developers from all over the world. We asked Rudi to tell us a bit about his experience. August 2013: Ten finalist teams are chosen from thousands of entries from all across the world. These people…

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