Announcing Imagine Cup SA 2013 Local Finals Round 1B

We are excited to announce teams that will be progressing to the next Round of the Imagine Cup SA 2013 Local Finals. . Microsoft continues to invest in the  Imagine Cup because we believe that it is more than just a competition, it is one of many ways that we are giving young entrepreneurs, innovators…


Data Binding: Windows 8 Store App using JavaScript

As the amount of data organisations store explodes we need easier more intuitive ways to navigate the mass of data. The IMDb claims to have over 2 million titles in their database and Wikipedia has a lot of films listed. So I think we are all good for a large enough dataset for our sample…

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Building a Windows 8 Store App using JavaScript

Over the next couple of months I will be posting short articles covering the main components of a great Windows 8 store application and show how to implement the functionality using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. As devices (tablets, touch enabled all-in-ones and ultrabooks) become available in South Africa more people will get to experience Windows…

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Move to Windows Phone 8 competition

Do you have a Windows 8 or a Windows Phone 7.5 Application in Store? If you do we are running a competition for those of you who port your applications to Windows Phone 8 and get it in store. For each application you port you get an entry into the competition and we will randomly…


Visual Studio Update 1 Videos and Testing for Continuous Delivery Book

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 was released last week. There is a decent amount of new bits in there. Check http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-and-team-foundation-server-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx Also we released some nice short videos to introduce some of the features. Check out the following videos Enhanced features for testing software with Visual Studio Understanding complex code with Code Map Developing, testing,…

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