Azure Mobile Engagement: Engage your mobile app users with targeted push notifications and in-app messages

Hello Developers!! Trying to keep up with Azure announcements and new features is a very demanding activity. The number of new features and enhancements just in the past year was overwhelming. Microsoft is investing heavily in Azure innovation, while focusing on solving for the needs of developers and ISVs . All of the exciting updates…


Are you ready for the new DVLUP?

Hello Developers!! Today, the DVLUP team has announced the launch of their new site! This new site now further integrates DVLUP into the Microsoft Developer Network, and improves the experience for developers overall. DVLUP now lives as part of MSDN under Programs > Rewards. You can also access it directly from https://rewards.msdn.microsoft.com or https://www.dvlup.com. The new features in this…

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Microsoft Azure now free for Student Developers

Hello Developers!!  In this new age of information and technology, developing applications be it web or mobile is no longer limited to age group. With initiatives like hour of code that reaches out to students age 4 and above, children and specifically students can now develop and create something and even build the next big…

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Start developing for Windows 10 with the SDK preview

Hello developers!! Yesterday, Microsoft released the Windows 10 developer tooling preview with an initial SDK which is only available to members of Windows Insider Program for now. The tools will allow you to start developing for the Windows Universal App Platform. As you might already know Windows 10 Universal apps will run across a variety of devices, including…

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Upcoming Developer Events in the UAE and Kuwait

      Hello Developers and Tech Enthusiasts, We hope you enjoyed our events – we will share new event dates after the summer! In the meantime – why don’t you check out our free online courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy (see below). Whether you are a new developer or already an expert, this would…

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Add text recognition capabilities to Windows Store apps

Some scenarios in a mobile app might require a text recognition mechanism, for example scanning a car plate or passport and transferring the input to data. Microsoft has built the library that you need to develop such a functionality in your WinRT apps. It is called Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime, and this library is…

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Automatically set a startup project for Windows Universal Apps

Hello Developers! Now with Universal Apps we have 3 or more projects loaded into the Visual Studio solution. Windows 8.1 Project: It contains XAML UI pages and code that targets Windows 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 Project: It contains XAML UI pages and code that targets Windows Phone 8.1. Shared Project : It contains have XAML UI pages and code that are…

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Meet Visual Studio’s Code & Compile Error Assistant

Developers! Have you ever suffered from error research frustration? Did you ever complain from having to leave your code to copy/paste and research the error message in a search engine. Does the following image frequently popup in dreams or nightmares ? Then you will love this new feature in Visual Studio, it’s titled “Bing Developer…

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Windows Phone in a Nutshell at Microsoft Office Dubai

Join us in person or online on March 5th at 6pm in Dubai for the Windows Phone in a Nutshell talk to get an overview of what you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app, and how to do it in minutes! This interactive session will cover the key app development features of the…

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New to Mobile Services .NET and PhoneGap Support

Last week, Microsoft released a great deal of enhancements to Windows Azure. Among these enhancements we had some great updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services, which included: .NET support Notification Hubs integration Integrated PhoneGap support .NET Support Now Windows Azure Mobile Services provides full support for writing your back-end Mobile Service logic using ASP.NET Web API framework,…

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