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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Announcing RC of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

We are so excited to announce…..   Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC), Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is now available for download from the Visual Studio product website.   The next release of Visual Studio will be officially called Visual Studio 2012.   There is also a new Visual Studio logo. The logo features…


MSDN Provides More than 3,500 Code Samples for Developers!

The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is a free, centralized code sample library driven by developers’ needs. The goal is to provide typical code samples for all Microsoft development technologies, and reduce developers’ efforts in solving typical programming tasks. The team listens to developers’ pains in MSDN forums, social media and various developer communities. They then…


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…


Windows 8 App Camp Now Online – Watch today to learn how to build apps!

The very successful Gulf Windows 8 App Camp is now available to you on our YouTube MS Gulf Community Channel!  By watching this recording you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps.  Watch it again and again while you build your own app! The speaker leading this session in Dubai comes from the Microsoft Corportate office in…


Join us online for the Windows 8 App Camp!

Gulf Windows 8 App Camp welcomes you to join us online where you will learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps!  We will be streaming Day 1 of this event so you can join us no matter where you are located! Here we will also be announcing a new competition…see how you can WIN A SAMSUNG…


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…


Visual Studio 11 Beta Released!

Finally the moment developers have been waiting for….VS 11 Beta release!  Developers around the world are excited to have the opportunity to get their hands on this amazing new software so they can start building Windows 8 Metro-style apps!  VS 11 supports five languages right out of the box: C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++ and…