Microsoft Provides a Sneak Peek of Windows Phone 8

Microsoft announces new Windows Phone 8 operating system based on the same core as Windows 8 devices.   For more info see   http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/06/20/announcing-windows-phone-8.aspx   ____________________________________________________ Terry Clancy  |  Developer Audience Marketing Manager    

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Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide People’s Choice Award – Go Vote!

The Microsoft  Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks  them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the  world’s toughest problems. This year is the 10th anniversary of  Imagine Cup and over this period, we have more than 1.65M students from 194  countries who have participated….

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Welcome to Microsoft Surface.

Yesterday Microsoft announced the upcoming availability of Surface: a new family of PCs for Windows. Exciting times!  For more information see www.surface.com.   Terry Clancy  

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Microsoft Positioned in Leader Quadrant in New Gartner Magic Quadrant for ALM

In a new Magic Quadrant (MQ) report, Gartner recently evaluated 16 ALM vendors, rating them on the completeness of their vision and ability to execute. Microsoft received the top placement in the MQ and was one identified as “one of the only vendors to cover all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle.”  The report was released…

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Blogs and Blogs about Windows Azure Release

  The Blogosphere is running hot about the Windows Azure Release today 🙂 …………. BillLaing: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/06/06/announcing-new-windows-azure-services-to-deliver-hybrid-cloud.aspx ScottGu:http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/06/07/meet-the-new-windows-azure.aspx Soma:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/06/07/visual-studio-2012-and-the-windows-azure-sdk-for-net.aspx JasonZ: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2012/06/07/announcing-the-june-2012-release-of-windows-azure-sdk-for-net-now-with-support-for-visual-studio-2012-rc.aspx BHarry:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/06/07/announcing-continuous-deployment-to-azure-with-team-foundation-service.aspx LightSwitch:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch/archive/2012/06/07/publishing-lightswitch-apps-to-azure-with-visual-studio-2012.aspx   Terry Clancy Developer Audience Marketing Manager

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New Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud”

 Tomorrow we will release previews of new Windows Azure services which simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers.  The new features enable a host of new scenarios. By combining virtualization and platform services, the new capabilities of Windows Azure give you greater flexibility in how to build or bring your applications to the cloud. …

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MSDN Webcast Series – Building Windows 8 Metro Style Apps

Catch this on-demand MSDN webcast series to learn about the new platform for building Windows 8 Metro style applications. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro style apps. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Camp/MSDN-Webcast-Series-Building-Windows-8-Metro-Style-Apps ____________________________________________________ Terry Clancy DeveloperAudience Marketing Manager Microsoft Corporation | 1 Microsoft…

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F#: 10 Reasons Why It`s a Hot Programming Language

Following an expert talk on the use of F# at Microsoft’s recent Lang.NEXT 2012 conference, Donna Malayeri, Microsoft’s program manager for F# came up with 10 reasons developers should look at F# for certain projects. Check out this article for list of 10 reasons and more backgroud. A preview of F# 3.0 is currently available…

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