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…

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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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The Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon... Are you up for the challenge?

Microsoft Gulf presents the Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon… The Windows Phone 7 is set to make an impact in the Gulf pretty soon, and this is your chance to make a mark as a developer for the Gulf. To encourage all the young and talented aspiring developers, Microsoft is proud to host a Windows…


Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. 😛 So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off…


You're Invited - Learn how to build Win8 apps in Dubai!

Gulf Windows 8 App Camp welcomes you to a 2-day workshop where you will learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps!  Here we will also be announcing a new competition…see how you can WIN A SAMSUNG WINDOWS 8 TABLET! We have an amazing speaker leading the session who comes to us from our Corportate…


What's New in Visual Studio 11...

I know all of you developers, testers, architects, project managers, and stakeholders are all asking the same thing…what’s new about VS11 anyway? The Technology Cafe has written an excellent article that explains just that.  Here are just some of the highlights of this article: Platform Development Windows 8 brings a fresh new experience, where apps are…


Agile Testing Webinar - Increase Your Productivity

Microsoft and Testhouse host a monthly webinar focusing on improving the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. These short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals working in teams of all sizes, that want to learn more about transparent and agile best practices for application…


IE9: The Future of the Web

Why should consumers care about browser choice? The browser you use actually greatly affects your overall online experience.  Part of what makes for a great online experience is speed – how fast a website loads and how quickly you can access the content you want.  Internet Explorer 9 enables some of the fastest speeds on…


Taking SharePoint 2010 to the Next Level with Visual Studio

Now SharePoint developers can take advantage of enhanced support from Visual Studio 2010!  Visual Studio 2010 provides a wide array of project templates, designers and deployment infrastucture, making.NET developers more efficient and effective on SharePoint.  The project and item templates in Visual Studio 2010 allow you to efficiently create and update SharePoint items such as list…