[Free App] A Wallpaper A Day from Bing!

So, 2013 is just beginning and I would like to share one of my favorite Windows 8 apps with you! Bing wallpapers lets you download every day a new high resolution photos to use for your computer Desktop or smartphone’s lock screen. Every day (when you are online), the lock screen will be updated with…


Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start (Free online course + Free exam vouchers)

This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480. The course focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and…


Your Chance to Impact the World – Imagine Cup 2013!

The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students  to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.     Over the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in the Imagine Cup….


Windows Azure Mobile Services New Features & Content Updates

Today, Microsoft announced updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services which allows developers to take advantage of the cloud to build and deploy modern apps for Windows 8 and iOS.  Whether you are a developer building for the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, or iPad, Mobile Services provides an easy, streamlined process for backend elements…


Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# (Free online course!)

Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world?  Not sure where to start?  Start here!  Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso Cookbook Hands On Labs.  Bob provides…


Microsoft Circle of Experts

  Go here to learn more.   IT is one of the fastest-changing professions on the planet. This surely demands you to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date. Microsoft offers expert training and certification skills that not just empower you but also help you to grow your career and offer your indispensable support to your…


Windows Phone 8 Developer Resources

Since the latest Windows Phone 8.0 SDK release , resources and documentation for Windows Phone 8 development have been increasing day after the other. I have worked on collecting these resources and putting them together and sharing them with you. I hope I didn’t miss a thing. Please feel free to comment or use the…


Create a Windows 8 tile for your Website!

Want to create a cool tile for your visitors to have when they pin your website to their Windows 8 Start Screen? Simple go to: http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/, enter your website URL, upload a picture and get the code generated for you! Share your website URL in the comment section once you have the tile ready for…


Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today. It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer. Don’t worry, Xbox…


Free Training: Windows Store app development for iOS developers

Join the Big Nerd Ranch and Microsoft for this free, two-day training designed to jumpstart your Windows Store app development.   You will learn the ins-and-outs of the Windows platform from iOS developers who are now building Windows apps. Sessions will follow a low-key, interactive format where iOS terms and concepts will be mapped to Windows alternates….