Bring your Unity game to the Windows Store for free

How do the Unity announcements change the price to publish your Unity app or game? Let’s take a look. At the recent Build conference and yesterday morning, some big news was announced concerning Unity and Windows. One of the biggest pieces of news is that the pro add in for the Windows Store and Windows Phone…

Building a great Windows 8 app Step 3: Installing the SDK & Tools

How do you get the Windows 8 SDK and Visual Studio? What if you have Visual Studio already? This blog is part of a series, you can find the entire series here. In Step 2 we learned where to find and different options for installing Windows 8 which is required before you download and install…


Free events for students to help you build your apps

ObjectSharp is organizing a series of AppFests to help developers with their Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, the event is free for students! ObjectSharp has put together a series of events called .NET AppFest Revolution where you can learn from experts how to design, deploy, and support your apps on the latest Microsoft platforms….


Hurry up and grab your name on

Microsoft launched a completely new email service few weeks ago called Microsoft launched a completely new email service few weeks ago with limited ads, unlimited storage and built in Skype. It’s called, and it’s simple and clean. Does this look like your email address: ? Have you been trying for years to…


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…


Helpful Visual Studio resources

Whether you are just learning Visual Studio because you are building a phone app, or you have been using it for a few years, here are some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests that…