How do I get started building Windows Phone 8 apps?

What do you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app? Windows Phone 8 was released at the end of 2012 and I am already getting questions from students about developing and testing Windows Phone 8 apps. First of all let me clear up two common misconceptions Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are not…

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How can a student in Canada get Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012?

How can students in Canada get their hands on Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 so they can start building cool apps? On August 1st the Windows team announced they had completed the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 8. The blog announced that developers could download the final version on August 15th with…

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How do you get your free account for publishing phone apps?

Let’s clear up some confusion that arose when the new Dreamspark launched over how students sign up for the free App Hub account and save the $99 fee. Where do I go to download software? This has not changed, though the page looks different. Visit www.dreamspark.com  to sign up for Dreamspark and download software Do…

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All You Need is an Idea to Win

Ideas change the world! Ideas solve problems! Ideas create new products and opportunities! They come to us when we are driving to campus, taking a shower, going for a run, or just out drinking with friends. Not all ideas come to life, but without ideas we wouldn’t have electric cars, smart phones, the Bass-o-Matic or…

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Everything you need for the school year and then some!

As we kick off a new school year I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to the amazing resources we have available to help you at school, and to help you prepare for your career after school. Writing Code? Graphic Design? Building Web Pages? Need a database? Check out Dreamspark. The Dreamspark program…

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