Windows 8 is here–and so are lots of resources

Whether you are a seasoned code warrior, or just starting on your first app, there has truly never been a better time to be a developer, and the opportunity has never been bigger than it is today on Windows. So seize the opportunity using these resources Download the new Windows Phone 8 SDK, and to…


Team Foundation Service is now available.

    Team Foundation Service is a new way for teams who care about rapid software delivery to plan and manage projects. And for teams up to 5 developers, it’s free. Writing code is fun, but managing development can be complicated. Do you keep your code under version control? Where do you keep track of…


Windows Phone 8 Free Dev Tools and SDK

  With the recent launch of Windows Phone 8, the tools are now available to begin building and publishing Windows Phone apps.   Download the Windows Phone SDK from Get familiar with the new developer center and latest Windows Phone 8 content at for offers, 1:1 consultations, partner frameworks, and guidance for…


Top Tips to Get your App through Windows Store Certification

  Join us Thursday, October 18 at 4pm PST for a special webcast, presented by Kevin Ashley that will answer your questions about how to get your app or game into the Windows Store. Our Windows 8 Technical Evangelist team will be live, online to answer your questions and available for 1:1 conversations after the…


//build/ Watch online via Channel 9

      //build/ is running October 30 – November 2, 2012 There will be a live steam. Tune in at – it will begin October 30 at 9:00 am PST. We will be updating the site soon with agenda information.     Terry Clancy Developer Audience Marketing Manager


New Office RTMs with a New Developer Experience

  The Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. The new release spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications.  See…


New Content for Devs

  Check out the recently released content for Developers and IT Pros: Terry Clancy Developer Audience Marketing Manager Content  URL  Abstract  New TechNet Radio Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café – Why Hyper-V Matters and How it Can Work for You Harold Wong and Edwin Yuen welcome Microsoft MVP and Principle Technical Architect for Kroll Factual…


Microsoft’s Surface tablet a winner in Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards.

  What do Elon Musk, Leap Motion, Microsoft Surface and Windows 8, Autodesk 123D, and Dow Solar’s PowerHouse Solar Shingles have in common? They are all among the winners of Popular Mechanics magazine’s eighth Breakthrough Awards. Awarded each year by a panel of the magazine’s editors, the honors go to people and products that are…


Microsoft Introduces “TypScript” – getting JavaScript development to scale

  This week Soma announced the introduction of a new programming language that solves a very specific problem – getting JavaScript development to scale. That language is TypeScript. You can learn more about the TypeScript project, download an early preview, read and discuss the language specification, explore the online playground, and peruse the source of…


PreEmptive Solutions and Microsoft Corp. Partner to Provide Exception Analytics in Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012

  With their official press release, Microsoft announced the inclusion of a light version of PreEmptive Analytics inside Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012. While PreEmptive’s code protection product, Dotfuscator, has been inside Visual Studio since 2003, the addition of analytics represents a material expansion to the value proposition.  Because of this, the Visual…