READY… SET… APPS!!!

First, in order to build a Windows 8 store app here’s what you will probably need: THE BASICS: Windows 8 Trial version of Windows 8 (or download from MSDN if you have a subscription) Free Visual Studio Express 2012 (there is also a free trial of VS Ultimate) Download Windows 8 SDK 300 MB of…

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Get the WINDOWS PHONE 8 JumpStart Content…

‎Please take a few minutes to view the recently-posted Windows Phone 8 JumpStart training content. The training is a fast-paced, demo-packed and very highly rated learning experience tailored to show developers how to quickly build responsive, appealing and effective apps. All 20 modules are now available online for viewing on demand on Channel 9. For…

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WP8: low on battery? go “ease of access”

Windows Phone comes with a “battery saver” feature that can be a life saver when you are running low on battery. This feature turns off some services while on standby and preserve battery life. When this service is on you can still receive calls and text, but apps run only when you open them and…

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Windows Phone 8: Using the Speech API

Most people would agree that speech can be the ultimate input mechanism. Windows Phone demonstrated this: many of the first party experiences could be driven by speech in our first two releases. In WP8, we’ve made speech extensible, and given you the ability to leverage it a number of compelling ways within the context of…

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Patterns & Practices Symposium 2013

  The patterns & practices Symposium 2013 is scheduled for January 15 – 17, on campus in Redmond. This is a great opportunity for you to connect and learn. There is an amazing set of presenters this year. To celebrate the theme of exploration, we’re bringing in two special speakers from outside the software development…

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