Windows 8 Wednesday Office Hours for October 17

On Wednesday October 17 I’ll be at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta from 11 AM until 2:00 PM. Bring your Windows 8 app in development or your game or app on other platforms  you want to discuss porting. I’ll have a slate device we can test your app on if you like. See you there!

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Windows 8–Are you developing for it? Why or why not?

Windows 8 is coming. And with it, huge developer opportunities. Lots of developers are getting their apps ready for the store. Are you one of them? Are you considering it? Answer these questions and let me know where you stand on Windows 8 development. If you live in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, I’ll pick 3…

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PowerShell Saturday Atlanta is October 27

PowerShell Saturday #003 will bring together developers, IT professionals, DBAs, and developers from Atlanta and the surrounding areas for a full day of intense learning and fun on October 27, 2012. With fifteen sessions covering a milieu of topics like Windows 8, Exchange, SQL Server, and of course PowerShell, this event offers a unique opportunity…

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DotNetRocks Roadshow coming to Atlanta on October 22

Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are hitting the road in the USA with the traveling edition of their DotNetRocks show. These guys are always a blast to hear live, you never know what’s going to happen. Their DotNetRocks Visual Studio 2012 Road Trip will be stopping in Atlanta on Monday, October 22 featuring a special…

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New Windows 8 app meetup starting in Atlanta

If you are in the Atlanta area and want to get started (or have already started) building Windows 8 apps, this meetup is for you! http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Windows-Apps/ The organizers are taking a fresh approach to technical meetups. In addition to presentations, there will be a lot of peer sharing, networking, collaboration, support, contests, social events, and…

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Windows 8 Game Hackathon October 3-4 in ATL

Think you have the chops to create a game for Windows 8 in 2 days? Come learn, build and win at this hackathon in ATL! In conjunction with SIEGEcon, Microsoft is sponsoring a game development contest. Come learn about Windows 8, team up, create games and win. Full details are at http://hackathon.siegecon.net so sign up…

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Windows 8 Wednesdays in Atlanta starting this week

Hopefully by now everyone has seen that the Windows Store is accepting app submissions from every developer. This is another huge step on the road to general availability of Windows 8 to all of our customers. I want every developer to be successful with his or her apps, so I’m trying a new way to…

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Managing Settings in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store apps

I received a few questions at an event recently as to how to handle application settings in a Windows 8 Store app and how it is different from doing so in a Windows Store app. Turns out there is a lot of similarity, in the code as well as the platform offering for storing them,…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer-Files

(This is part 5 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer.) Most applications save and read data. That can be just something as simple as a counter, the users credentials, or game high score. Or it can be complex sets of data the user manipulates as “documents” or all the data…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer-Contacts

This is part 4 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer. It’s time to make contact with a user’s contacts! Since a user’s device is very personal to them, it often has their list of contacts. And it’s very common to build functionality into phone apps for interacting with a user’s…

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