See you at the Windows Azure Conference!

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…

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Team Foundation Service is live! It’s Free!

TFS: One year ago, at the first BUILD conference, we unveiled the limited preview of Team Foundation Service. At Tech Ed, in June, we removed the “invitation code” mechanism and opened it up for anyone to try in a public preview. Now, a year after its introduction, we’re announcing that the service is out of…

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DevRadio: Managing Windows 8 Enterprise Apps

Abstract: Jerry Nixon welcomes Sr. Program Manager Mark Williams from the Windows Intune team as they discuss how developers can deploy and manage their Windows 8 Enterprise Apps with Windows Intune.

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What iOS developers need to know about Windows 8 development

If you are an Apple iOS developer, WIndows 8 might be a strange world for you to spelunk. Well, don’t miss out on the many resources developed just for you on MSDN ! Installing Windows 8 and the dev tools on your Mac Using a Mac? Get Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 installed…

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What did //Build/ attendees get?

Well, if you watched the Keynote(s), you saw it. Every attendee at //Build/ received some great swag today from Microsoft! Here’s what they got: 100 GB storage on SkyDrive A Microsoft Surface RT 32GB w/Touch Cover Windows Phone Developer Account for $8 A Nokia Lumia 920 Not bad. Watch it yourself: http://www.buildwindows.com/ Best quote this…

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The Absolute Top Features of Windows Phone 8

All I can say is Awesome! I am so pleased with Windows Phone 8. WPCentral: There are two areas in which Windows Phone 8 differs from its predecessor: the core of the OS has been updated with the NT kernel and the addition and refinement of features. Consumers don’t need to know about the kernel…

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Top 10 features of the Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is the new tablet device made by Microsoft, running Windows RT and Windows 8. InformationWeek, today, released their top 10 for the coolest features of Microsoft Surface. I have listed them below with a little more information next to each. Surface: Where work meets play. The power of Windows, the productivity of Office…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Your Top Windows Store Questions Answered

Abstract: Jerry Nixon welcomes Principal Program Manager Arik Cohen to the show as they discuss the recently launched Windows Store and a wide variety of topics developers ask most. [8:11] Can I use my existing MSI to sell my apps? [9:51] Can I use the Windows Store as a delivery mechanism for a Windows 32…

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What is a Microsoft account?

Store: A Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Xbox LIVE, or Outlook.com as well as products including Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phone and Xbox. If you have made a purchase from Microsoft online, you may already have…

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Walkthrough: using Windows 8 Custom Protocol Activation

Protocol activation, what is it? Well, when you run “http:{something}” you expect a browser to launch, right? When you type “mailto:{something}” you expect a mail client to launch, right? What if you could create “custom:{something}” that launched your app? That’s custom protocol activation!

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