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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Who’s Gauteng Geek of 2012?

Are you a software developer based in Gauteng? Think you know your stuff? Want to win great prizes? The Developer User Group will be having their end of year meet up on the Tuesday the 11 of December at Microsoft in Bryanston (be there at 16:15 to start at 16:30, will end by 18:00). The…


Want to get Windows 8 Pro at a great price?

Just need the OS For a limited time (until January 31, 2013) if you have a qualifying OS* you can be running the latest Windows 8 for only R299. BUT WAIT. That’s not all. For absolutely no additional cost we will throw in: Mount ISO’s BitLocker and BitLocker To Go Boot from VHD Hyper-V More…

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Get your game on! App awards 2013

The game is on, and it’s all about showing off your app development skills! Build an app for Windows 8 and you could win a spot on stage at TechEd 2013 to showcase in front of 1000’s of your peers in the local technical community. Also stand a chance for your app to be highlighted on Microsoft’s…

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