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…


What do I need to build Xamarin.iOS apps on Visual Studio

Hello Developers and enthusiasts! I am sure most of you have heard about Xamarin, somewhere. Xamarin is a great technology that enables you to develop native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps in C#. Xamarin apps look and feel native because they have Native User Interfaces, Native API Access and Native Performance. It brings you…


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…


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…


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…


Levtech Consulting Awarded Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year by Microsoft Gulf subsidiary

On September 9th at the Westin Hotel in Dubai, Levtech Consulting, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services, has recently been awarded the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year for FY13 by the Microsoft Gulf subsidiary. The company was honored as the leading Microsoft Dynamics retail partner for demonstrating exceptional quality in implementation of…

10 Online sessions for Windows Phone 8 Development

Windows Phone and non windows phone developers brace yourselves for a series of 10 weekly online sessions throughout the upcoming 2 months, the sessions cover Windows Phone 8 Development from a general introduction and overview of the Windows Phone 8 differentiated features across building and designing to differentiating your Windows Phone app and making money out…


Security Series #2: How to Bake Security in Products and Services? SDL.

Engineering more secure software with the Microsoft Security Lifecycle (SDL) In January 2002, Bill Gates launched the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative which focused on security as one of its four pillars. One of the big achievements of this initiative was the creation and evolution of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle or SDL, a comprehensive approach…

Pimp your Windows phone 8 emulator!

Got bored of the default skin of Windows Phone 8 Emulator? Now you can change the look of your Windows Phone 8 emulator by using the WP8 Emulator Skin Switcher to make it look like a Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X or Samsung Ativ S.


Understanding IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

IntelliTrace debugging is like watching a video of the stage play. You can fast-forward past the boring parts and rewind if you missed something. The one thing you can’t do is change what is happening since it has already happened in the past. You give up controlling the actors in favor of controlling the timeline….