ALM and Visual Studio 2015 Virtual Machines and Hands on Labs

Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) is core to the success of creating and delivering applications. The Visual Studio team has released a collection of excellent Virtual Machines that you can download and start getting your hands dirty. This Collection of virtual machines includes Hands on Labs Visual Studio 2015 Virtual Machines These Labs and Virtual Machines…


Microsoft Cloud Dev Day is coming Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban this September

Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this special Dev Day that will be presented by Microsoft technical experts.   Dev Day brings an experience for you to gain in-depth usable knowledge about building next generation cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure, The new Universal Windows…


SQLSaturdays Events

September is a big month for Data Platform in SA. The team will be hosting 3 SQLSaturdays in JHB on 5th September at the MS offices , 12th September in Cape Town and 19th September in Durban. There will also be a dedicated Azure track at all 3 events for those who wish to delve deeper into…


Looking for the best application developers in SA

Microsoft South Africa is looking for the best application developers in SA. To find these unique and rock star programmers we are running a competition that will demonstrate your ability to create great applications across the Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platforms. So what do I have to do to enter? Quite simply write…


[Guest Post] – IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: IntelliTrace Everywhere–Part 2- Colin Dembovsky

This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here. In my previous post I showed you how to enable IntelliTrace for debugging…


[Guest Post] IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: The Basics–Part 1–Colin Dembovsky

This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here. Using IntelliTrace You can use IntelliTrace in the following scenarios: 1. During debugging…


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…


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…


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…