Get the new Windows Phone 8 Application

Now you can get Windows Phone application installed on your Windows 8 laptop/desktop/tablet to sync files between your phone and PC via USB cable. Features: Sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.* Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken…

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ANNOUNCING VISUAL STUDIO 2012 UPDATE 2 CTP 2

We are excited to announce the availability of the CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, as it bring forwards a number of improvements for the XAML developer. The following are some of the key improvements you will find in this release: WPF, SILVERLIGHT AND SKETCHFLOW SUPPORT IN BLENDBlend for Visual Studio now support WPF, Silverlight…


Windows 8 – 60 Million Licenses Sold

At the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013 today, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. This represents the cumulative sales of Windows 8 including both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices. This is a similar sales…


[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…


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…

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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…

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Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your opportunity and start building Windows Phone apps….

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New Features on The Store on Windows Phone 8!

The Windows Phone Store is now available in 50 languages, 191 countries or regions around the world, and stocks 120,000 apps and games. One of the biggest challenges for any app store of this size is not just helping people find great apps, but finding ones that are timely and matter where they live. So…


Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview available for download!

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of an early, preview version of Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this Preview, you’ll get all of the Skype basics in the new, modern design along with many of the new features such as integration with the People Hub and a combined contact list with buddies…


How-To Build Arabic (Right to Left) Apps on Windows 8 RTM

If you are developing an Arabic application for Windows 8, you can do it LTR, with Arabic content while keeping the LTR UI, or you can flip the entire UI of your app to have a full RTL experience. I wanted to share a tip on how you can create the RTL experience! Default LTR…

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