//Build Windows Phone 8 and availability of SDK

    Today at BUILD we announced the availability of the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK.   – Announcing the new Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform by Kevin Gallo – http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/10/30/announcing-the-new-windows-phone-8-developer-platform.aspx – Windows Phone 8 SDK at the Download Center – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471 – Updated Windows Phone Dev Center – http://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us – What’s new in Windows Phone…


Channel9 Windows 8 Videos and Build Keynote

Channel 9 has 85 new videos on Windows 8. There are over 30 in their “Introducing Windows 8” series. These are great starter and include all the necessary information for anyone wanting to get started on Windows 8 ( i.e. here’s what Share means, here’s what Search means ) There are also some really interesting…


Windows Phone 8 launch event to be held in San Francisco on October 29th

Today is a important day for Windows Phone, Come see what’s new in Windows Phone 8. Join the webcast at 10 a.m. PT on Oct. 29, live from San Francisco. Resources for Windows Phone 8 Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/windowsphone Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/windowsphone Windows Phone Blog – http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/ Pininterest -  http://pinterest.com/windowsphone/ Webcast – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/windowsphone/liveevent.aspx


Three Thing Game Winner – Team Sheerware with HyperMorpth

Well today marked the final of the University of Hull Three Thing Game competition. From the 40 team 160 students who started we had only lost a small number and throughout the night all of the teams had made AWESOME progress.  Many of the teams were already testing and evaluating their and fellows teams games…


Porting of a existing XNA Windows Phone Game to Windows 8

Basic considerations Typically, you develop an application for Windows Phone 7 by using Microsoft Silverlight  and one of the managed programming languages—usually C# or XNA. There are two main Windows Store app development approaches that you can use when migrating your Windows Phone 7 app: XAML, and JavaScript with HTML5. You develop Windows Store apps…


Three Thing Game Saturday 27th October

Three Thing Game has now started 40 teams with 160 students in attendance across two computer labs at the University of Hull here is a quick update of the day so far.. Saturday 27th October   1.00 pm XNA Rob Miles XNA session Here is selection of Demos from Rob’s presentation: http://www.robmiles.com/demos You can find all…


Welcome to Windows Store App Labs!

  Windows Store App Labs are physical locations in more than 30 cities where you can access Windows 8 devices, get design help, and meet with Windows experts to make your app great. All for free! The UK Location is at Modern Jago, Club Row, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, London, E2 7ES   Check out and…


Using the right tone of voice for your brand

Many of you are aware that a few months ago my colleague Andrew Spooner (@andspo) developed a series of films which focused on various aspects of digital design and user experience. A number of UK Universities used these videos as part of their guest lecture series, with the launch of Windows 8 Andrew is currently…


Hyper-V: List of SLAT-Capable CPUs for Hosts

With the announcement that you can run Hyper-V on the Windows 8 client. I have had a lot of  questions regarding this? I did do a post back in August explaining the process of checking your PC estate for SLAT Support see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2012/08/31/if-your-thinking-of-installing-windows-8-are-your-labs-machine-capable.aspx A number of people have reported simple having problems running Hyper-V on …


Looking forward to three thing game at the University of Hull

Here are the list of teams and the three thing game words which must be used within their games   Team Name Thing1 Thing2 Thing3         A Druish Princess Invading Marvel wearing glasses Aint no partly like a kambham-party Steaming Spam copyright infringement Beta Jester Tron Speed attack Battle Brothers Something beginning…