Quick news: Apply for the Kinect Accelerator program

Check this out: If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft is supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators like you to bring to life a wide…

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Microsoft 2011 DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

This week marks the 11th Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp on the Redmond campus. For the third year I volunteered to chaperone groups of girls on tours and demonstrations. What a great group of intelligent, interesting, dynamic girls! From the DigiGirlz website: High Tech Camp Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth….


RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

We’re eager to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!, by Rob Miles, has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. This book is the third edition of Microsoft XNA Game Studio: Learn Programming Now. Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows…

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Rob Miles on Windows Phone 7 Application and Game Development

Microsoft Press is very pleased to be working with Rob Miles (of Hull University, a Microsoft MVP, with a blog that is wonderfully varied) on updating Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! for Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Studio Express. Rob will be adding some coverage of Windows Phone 7 to the book, and we’re…

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New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

We’re happy to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages), by the witty and urbane Rob Miles, is now available. In this post we’d like to share some of the book’s content, including its Table on Contents, Introduction, and an excerpt from Chapter 2, “Programs,…

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Just a reminder: The E3 2009…

…Microsoft Press conference begins soon. It was going to start at 10:30AM PST but has been moved up to 10:25AM according to Geoff Keighley: Xbox just moved up its briefing start to 10:25 am tomorrow due to a very special last-minute surprise. The conference will be streamed live here: http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/

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RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now!

And another one goes! Rob Miles has completed his new book, Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626584; 400 pages). It will be available around June 10; preorder it here or here. Here’s our “About the Book” information: This lively, learn-by-doing guide proves that programming doesn’t have to be dull….

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