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…


What’s New for SharePoint Development in VS11 Beta

Visual Studio 11 Beta should definitely make SharePoint developers very happy.  VS11 introduces a whole new set of features that enhance existing capabilities in SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools. SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta contain new designers and templates to facilitate SharePoint development, as well as new options for deploying and testing SharePoint…


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…


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…


Save today on VS 2010 + MSDN…get ready for VS 11!

Help seize the future of Visual Studio® with MSDN®, save up to 35%, and get ready for the next version of Visual Studio! Whether your team is already sharing ideas in a bullpen, considering the newest software development methodologies, or just thinking about Agile, you should upgrade now to Visual Studio with MSDN.  Frankly, there…


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…


Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview!

We are all so very excited about Visual Studio 11 and if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the Developer Preview today!  Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find on the site:   Find the Essentials What’s New in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Check out the new features and functionalities in…