Turning Any Surface into a Touchscreen

I stumbled upon this article and was really amazed at what people are doing using Kinect.  This project, developed by Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute, looks like something from a science fiction movie.   Check out the full story:


Visual Studio roadmap

  For those of you wondering what the next release of Visual Studio has in store, the product team set up a special site explaining the direction of the toolset. Platform specific fetaures related to upcoming releases of Operating Systems are not being disclosed at this stage, but there is a wealth of information available…


Idea of the Week–Creative Competition for Students

If you’re a student – you’re lucky   There are so many programs offered for students, and it seems the number of competitions just keeps growing.  Are you ready to learn about another opportunity for you? Competition: Idea of the Week Are you a student with a great app idea?  Submit it for a chance…


Join us for the November Testing Webinar!

Attention Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals… Want to learn more about agile best practices for application testing?  Cannot attend training in person?  Join our testing webinar from your most convenient location!   This month’s topic is Functional Testing with MS Web Performance Tests and is hosted by Microsoft in partnership with THE testing experts, Testhouse. Make…

SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Available Now

Check out this very cool new set of resources, including labs, demos and presentations on SQL2012 available now! Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27721   Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2012,SQL,SQL Server,training kits,developer training kits,SQL2012,SQL demos


Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards will be presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on the 21st June, Olympia, London. Since the Windows Azure platform became generally…

10 Reasons Why Cloud is Changing IT (reprint)

As we continue to see a rapid migration of infrastructure and services to the cloud, we list the top 10 reasons why cloud is changing the consumer and business landscape: 1. Cost: an on-prem solution requires the continuous purchase & maintenance of hardware.  A public cloud offering negates such cost – as IT management is…


Submit Windows Phone Apps Through Yalla Apps

Yalla Apps has become the location to submit Windows Phone apps into marketplace for the Gulf countries, publishing apps and enabling developers to monetize them. Yalla apps is made available in those markets where Windows Phone marketplace is currently unsupported. Each month someone wins a Windows Phone through the “App of the Month” program available…


Develop Websites Quickly With WebMatrix

WebMatrix is a free download of the Web development stack that makes it easy to build websites either ground-up or using templates. If you’re writing classic ASP or open source web applications (including PHP), or whether you’re new to building websites, WebMatrix gives you a flexible array of tools to build websites quickly. The WebMatrix…


Tech Out | Race To The Seychelles!

Dear Phone Developers, We are thrilled to present our special edition Tech Out event, Race to the Seychelles! No, it is not a coincidence that we mention the Seychelles here because one lucky developer will win a trip for two on Emirates Airlines and accommodation from February 12-15, 2012 to Mahe, Seychelles Islands!!!! Please join…