Kinect For Windows SDK–Part I

Image and Video processing applications have been always interesting and impressive. You can easily “wow” your audience with the magical stuff you can do with your machine. The issue we always have with this kind of applications; we need a specific set of skills in math and good understanding of the image processing science. It…


Using Applications bars and Flyouts in Windows 8

There are many analogies between Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications, and the Application Bars are for sure one of these. Windows Phone introduced the application bar in his first release and, no matter if it’s rough and limited, it’s an important surface that adds space to the the main phone canvas. Windows 8 reprises…


Learn the Secrets of the Windows Build Number

Most of you may not even know what a ‘Windows Build Number’ is, and for the others who did, I’m sure you never gave it much attention. But it does hold an interesting secret since Windows Vista! You can see the build number by opening up a command prompt, which will display the build number…


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…


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 will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso Cookbook Hands On Labs.  Bob provides…


Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today. It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer. Don’t worry, Xbox…


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….


Develop great apps for Windows 8 for a chance to win $5,000!

Submit your app and get feedback from developers like you. Review other apps and ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow. Unlock achievements for participating and get a piece of over $15,000 in Windows 8 prizes for the best apps and most helpful reviewers. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, visit:


Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets

Great news for developers! Now you can get your own Windows developer account. The store is officially open in 120 markets (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & UAE are included 🙂 ) And it gets better, Microsoft announced special offers: All eligible MSDN subscribers receive a free, one-year Windows Store developer account We have a program for…


Windows Azure: Flexible, Open, Solid, now live in the Gulf

Windows Azure is now live in the Gulf! Want to know more visit . Take a tour of the Digital Chalk talks to see how to build, deploy, publish Websites on Azure using ASP.NET, node.js and how to create and manage Windows and Linux Virtual Machines on Azure. Review the keynote session by Scott Guthrie…