Windows Phone 7: Free eBook

Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I   The Basics Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7 Chapter 2   Getting Oriented Chapter 3   An Introduction to…

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XpertLearning Partners with Microsoft to Provide Online Training to Imagine Cup Gulf Finalists

In collaboration with Microsoft Gulf, XpertLearning, the leading provider of e-Learning solutions in the Middle East, will provide the Imagine Cup Gulf winners with access to online courses to sharpen their presentation skills ahead of the Imagine Cup World Finals in Warsaw, Poland. Now in its eighth year, Imagine Cup has grown to be the…

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Expression Studio 4 Now Available to Students and Educators through DreamSpark!

Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate is now available to students and educators through DreamSpark at no cost.  Expression Studio 4 Ultimate takes your creative possibilities to a new level. The professional design tools and innovative technologies in Expression Studio give you the flexibility and freedom to bring your vision to reality – whether you are…

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Vote to Help Students Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

Do you think a social media application can help stop the spread of malaria? Could a mobile alert system help warn citizens of a looming natural disaster?  Can a mobile phone be used to detect vascular diseases like sickle cell anemia and type 1 diabetes? These are just a few of the projects designed by…

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Visual Studio 2010 – Academia Launch

Positively the most energetic of the events, the Visual Studio 2010 academic launch concluded our launch tour.  120 enthusiastic IT students from 8 universities across the UAE gathered at Dubai Mall for three hours of presentations from Techies AE user group lead, Rolf Eleveld and a community member, Ahsan Muhammad, followed by two hours of…

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Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 – Regional Winners

On Saturday May 1, teams from around the Gulf arrived to the Atlantis Hotel to compete in the Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional Finals.  May 3 was the big competition day, where the teams presented their software design innovations in front of a panel of judges.  Teams had ideas ranging from entrepreneurial websites, recycling innovations,…

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