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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Free resources and SDK-mania!

What do Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace registration have in common? They both cost money. Money that you, as a student, don’t have to pay! As a reminder, DreamSpark (http://www.dreamspark.com) is your number one stop when it comes to getting great stuff at no cost. Simply verify your student…


Get free tools from DreamSpark

Did you know that as a student, you have access to lots of freebies on http://www.dreamspark.com/? Need more development power than Visual Studio 2010 Express can offer? Want to get access to the full Microsoft Expression Studio suite? DreamSpark is the solution! DreamSpark provides students with various development and design tools at no charge. Additionally,…


AzureFest Kitchener

AzureFest is coming to Kitchener! (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2011/05/23/just-confirmed-azurefest-kitchener.aspx) Why should you care? Well let’s face it, as students we don’t like to attend long and boring lectures. We prefer to get straight to business and get our hands dirty. AzureFest will get you to do just that! Simply bring your own laptop and a credit card (event…


Introducing XNA: A Tri-Platform Game Development Framework – Part 2

Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 2   In part 1 of this series, we set up a tri-platform XNA solution that can be deployed to three platforms simultaneously. While the cornflower blue screen we saw in the previous part is a truly breathtaking achievement, in this part we’ll write a little…

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Game Development Tutorial

Bite-Sized Lessons, A Great Single-Screen Experience This combination video and text tutorial set teaches basic 2D game development on Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 using XNA Game Studio 4.0 my be found here Videos are each less than 5 minutes in length Accessible with a web browser, no special installs needed All source…

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Windows Phone Ad SDK – Grossing Revenue with you WP7 mobile application

Jake Poznanski and his classmate Sam Kaufmann are computer science majors and first time mobile app developers that started with one rule… develop simplistic quality. Choosing the Windows Phone 7 platform because it was a clean slate for development, Jake and Sam have created several apps with the aim of infusing all the entertainment quality…

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Build a Windows Phone 7 App with no coding required using AppMakr

It is sometimes difficult to make mock up or to prototype your mobile concepts.  Coding out certain features might be easy when you are familiar with the platform and tools but time to produce a function application might be long and with lots of growing pains. Imagine developing an app in less than 30 minutes…

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Windows Phone 7 Development tools

The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools package includes everything you need to write awesome applications and games for Windows Phone 7.  All of the tools included in it are absolutely free.  You can download them here. The following is installed with the download: Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone – Free edition of VS 2010 for Phone…

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Battle of the Apps Code-a-thon – Queen’s University

    It is always important to go beyond your abilities and Microsoft is here to help you in your journey.  Microsoft is going across Canada to bring the coding party to your campus. Join your friends for a 24-hour Battle of the Apps Code-A-Thon in Kingston hosted by Microsoft and Queen’s University. There will…

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