Building a mobile app? Need to know who logged in? Check out User Authentication in Azure Mobile Services

Whether it’s Android, iOS, or Windows Phone, many apps need users to log in. Azure Mobile Services simplifies setting up user authentication in your app.   Azure mobile services has a number of features to make it easier to build really powerful mobile apps. One of those features is user authentication. Many app developers have…

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Free Azure for your courses! No credit cards required!

Windows Azure education grants allow you to use Windows Azure in your courses and the students do not need to enter any credit card information. Microsoft provides grants for educators who want to use Windows Azure in their courses. When you receive a grant you receive Academic passes for you and your students. The educator…

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Join the Developer Movement Twitter Grand Finale Party #DevMov

Join us for the #DevMov Twitter party – an hour of tweeting, Q&A, prize giveaways, and more. Lots of students have already received rewards for their apps from Developer Movement. The Developer Movement program winds down at the end of June, but it’s not over yet! To celebrate the Grand Finale and the Developer Movement…

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Game developers unite in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver (or just online!)

Games are some of the most popular downloaded apps on mobile platforms and they are just plain fun to build! Get a jump start on building a cool game in person, or with some great online resources. Finally, we can get serious about games! Join us at the Windows 8 Gaming Development Clinics, we’re visiting…

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Two more months to get great rewards for your apps!

Canada’s Developer Movement promotion that allows you to earn rewards for your apps has been extended to June 15, 2013. So you started an app and haven’t had time to finish it. Right now you are in the middle of exams, so I know you are swamped. Great news! Canada’s Developer Movement campaign has been…

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SXSW 2013 names ChronoZoom top educational resource

ChronoZoom is a digital tool built with HTML5 and Azure for exploring the history of everything and it was just named Top Educational Resource at 2013 South By Southwest Interactive. Microsoft Research teamed up with the University of California Berkeley to create a digital tool for exploring the history of everything! A history of humanity,…

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Who ya gonna call?

You now have two great places to call when you need help with an app: a developer mentor or an expert at the app labs in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. So, who ya gonna call? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not these guys. Well maybe Dr. Venkman would know how to build an app….

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Come hack with us at Confoo in Montreal

Make Web Not War is having a hackathon at Confoo February 25, 26th in Montreal. You do not need to attend the conference to be part of the hackathon. Join Make Web Not War at the Confoo Hackathon located at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, February 25th 9:00 AM to February 26th 5:00 PM (EST)…

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Free courseware for professors and instructors from Microsoft

Did you know Microsoft provides free courseware for professors and instructors? The Faculty Connection is a website that provides free courseware and resources for instructors of all levels. Here are some of the most popular recent downloads Designing for Modern UI – Designing for the Windows 8 platform App Development for Modern UI – learn…

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Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year, the Imagine Cup Canadian finals will…

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