Develop Apps and Fly

  Ready, Set, Go! ✓   Are you passionate about developing apps? ✓   Are you looking to be a famous developer? ✓   Are you super-excited to attend TechEd in Europe? If you answered yes to all of the above then the Develop and Fly Challenge is your chance to win a trip to TechEd in Europe….

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New Courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy

New Windows 8.1, Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 courses are now being offered on Microsoft Virtual Academy. For those who are not familiar with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), it offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. It’s mission is to help developers, knowledgeable…

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Dubai Hackathon

 Dubai, UAE Microsoft Office,GEMS Room, Bldg #8, DIC November 22-23 9am-7pm FREE EVENT Limited seating, register today.     To find out more click here         Join the Dubai Hackathon week-end and develop Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 applications. This is your opportunity to get training and support on apps development. This two-day course…

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Windows and Windows Phone developer accounts merged

2 Platforms + 2 Stores + 2 Markets = 1 Developer account Exciting news today regarding your Windows and Windows Phone developer account benefits. As announced on the official Windows Blog, starting today, developers (and basically anyone interested) will be able to register (and renew) their account in a single place, with a single registration, and will have…

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App Academy Dubai

App Academy is back to Dubai!!!  It’s happening next weekend on Friday and Saturday 8 and 9th. Check the below information for registration and agenda: Dubai, UAE Microsoft Office GEMS Room, Bldg #8, DIC November 8-9 9am-6pm FREE EVENT Limited seating, register today. To find out more click here     The App Academy is a free…

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Summer events for Developers and IT Pros!

Summer is going to be a very busy month for developers and IT Pros that want to practice with the new tools and  technologies that Microsoft is releasing, so don’t miss any of the events that are happening.     After the huge success of TechEd North America 2013 some weeks ago now TechEd comes…


ZipApp – Create your own Windows 8 App without any coding!

  This post was originally posted at The Developer Movement, I wanted to share this with Gulf educators and students to demonstrate how easy it is to get started as a Windows 8 app developer.     The promise: “Quick, simple and faster than hell”, “You don’t need to be a programmer” The reality: Yes,…

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Top Windows 8 tips and tricks

Customize your tile Make  the most of your Windows Start screen tiles by adjusting the sizes,  where they are located, and what is listed. Move any tile by clicking and dragging the tile. While  moving a tile, if you need a larger view of the Start screen  move the tile towards the top or bottom…

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Hand gestures to control Windows mouse cursor – Kinect for Windows

Did you know that Kinect for Windows for lets you control the Windows mouse cursor with your hands? It lets you interact naturally with your computer.   How the application works? Cursor Moving Just move your hand for controlling the cursor. The recognition of your hand is a bit insensitive when you are too close…

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Reverse Geocoding in Windows 8

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could click on a point on the map and get the complete address of that point? Here are the easy steps for including this feature in your Windows 8 App. 1. Add Service Reference: Right click on Reference folder in your project – select Add Service Reference – Add…

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