Windows Phone 8 Learning Roadmap

I was asked by a lot of developers to compile a learning roadmap regarding Windows Phone 8 Development. I compiled lots of Windows Phone 8 Developer resources in 1 Slide that should help you get started with the platform (Learning, Porting, Designing, Building, Testing, Publishing, and Monetizing your app) So the Developer Roadmap is simply…


MSSCCI magic! Integrate Oracle PL/SQL Developer with Team Foundation Server

I have recently worked on a migration project with one of our customer for ALM implementation and adoption across the whole organization, the customer has a large team of Oracle developers using PL/SQL Developer tool to develop Oracle projects. PL/SQL Developer is an IDE that is specifically targeted at the development of stored program units…


10 Online Sessions for Windows Phone 8 Development

I am planning to run 10 online sessions for Windows Phone 8 Development. If you are new to Windows Phone 8 development these series of sessions are a good start for you. Experienced? it’s no waste of time to attend some of the sessions or ask me the questions you want about the topic you…


Download Free Windows Phone Quality Checklist

“How do you define ‘quality’?” That was my question in one of my sessions to some great developers from Middle East & Africa region. “Simple Design”, “Great functionality”, “More options”, “Bug Free” were some of many right answers that I got from the developers. I couldn’t really debate most of the answers. They were right….


“Hello ALM World !”

"Hello World !" is the first program we write as we learn a new programming language. This is a fun video we did in MEA ALM community around the first baby steps in ALM (Application Lifecycle Management ) using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service. We tried to get a story line around an individual…


Live from Redmond – Visual Studio LightSwitch Town Hall Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 8:00AM – 9:30AM (PDT, Redmond Time)

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 8:00AM – 9:30AM (PDT, Redmond Time) Are you interested in the future of Visual Studio LightSwitch? Come see what we’ve been working on and ask questions in this live public meeting. Joe Binder and the rest of the LightSwitch Team will be here to discuss the LightSwitch roadmap and discuss…


Team Foundation Server 2013 Upgrade Weekend (September 13-15) for FREE

Team Foundation Server 2013 Upgrade Weekend is happening September 13-15 (Friday – Sunday). During this weekend, Microsoft experts will be standing by after hours to provide no-charge assistance for Team Foundation Server 2013 installation, configuration, and upgrades. If you are interested in taking advantage of Upgrade Weekend, please visit This brief survey will pre-register…


Overview of Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview Gallery image

The Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Preview image enables MSDN subscribers to quickly provision a development environment for Web and SQL development and for SharePoint 2013 development on an Azure Virtual machine.   The Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview image enables MSDN subscribers to quickly create a development environment for either Web and SQL development or…


Required Permissions for Team Foundation Administration Console

You can configure and manage various aspects of your deployment of Team Foundation by using the administration console for Team Foundation. For example, you can add a server for hosting team project portals, create and modify team project collections, and change the service account for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. This administration console is installed…


FREE Windows Phone 8 Devices for Testing

Our developers have encountered some issues regarding testing their Windows Phone 8 apps either because their PCs lack the required specs to run the emulator or the lack of devices to test their apps. I found a solution that should ease the pain and help us overcome such a challenge to an extent. Nokia promotes…