Windows Phone 8 Jump Start Videos Now available

The Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos are now available online. The Windows Phone Jump Start is two full days of demo-rich sessions led last week by our own experts, Microsoft Technical Evangelist Andy Wigley, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Strategist Rob Tiffany. Andy and Rob are two of the most respected authorities in mobile app…


Building a Windows 8 app to link with your Office365 implementation for FREE

Microsoft has developed a excellent app template for UK Institutions with office365 and windows 8 clients. The Contoso Learning Companion app for Windows 8 allows students and teachers can use to access their SharePoint/Office365 learning environments directly from a Windows 8 device. This application is white-label meaning that it can be customized by the institution…

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Christmas is a great time for competitions and for Windows 8 App developers

We have a number of great competitions open at present with a closing date in December Microsoft Power Up This competition is aimed at the growing number of student and indy game developers in the UK.. The prize structure has been developed around the strategy of supporting the indie game space in the UK and…


Porting iOS apps to Windows 8 – Online Session Sat 8th Dec

Do you have a great app in the iOS store, but haven’t got around to porting it to Windows 8 yet? Well fear not, because help is at hand. We’re running a 2 hour virtual workshop to give you all the information you need to to unlock a whole new market and opportunities to turn…


New Windows 8 game competition from Scirra Construct2

New Windows 8 game competition Scirra are excited to announce a new competition! see https://www.scirra.com/blog Create a game or port an existing one with Construct 2 and then successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by December 21st to be entered into the competition. Prizes 1st Prize: a Windows 8 tablet, a Windows Phone…

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What kind of Phone Developer are you?

One great thing about academia is that its always important to understand your skills, particular situation, objectives and what you are trying to achieve. So thanks to Joel Citzen and his blog The following guidance will help you get started to being the most effective developer. What type of developer are you? New to the…


Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo (Windows) – Book Download

Overview The Hilo end-to-end photo sample provides guidance to C++ developers that want to create a Windows 8 app using modern C++, XAML, the Windows Runtime, and recommended development patterns. Hilo comes with source code and documentation. This is a PDF version of the on-line guidance "Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and…


Windows Phone 8 Training Kit now available

Want to get Hands on and up to speed on Windows Phone 8 App development? You can now Download the Hands on Labs for the Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is now available to download for FREE Quick details Version: 1.0 Date published: 11/26/2012 Language: English   Download Now WindowsPhone8TrainingCourse2012-11-13.18.28.18.Setup.exe 157.3 MB Download Overview Hands…


TouchDevelop: A touch-first IDE for the Web created with TypeScript

Last week a student at the University of York asked me about my views on typescript. So what is Typescript Typescript is a new JavaScript development environment, its been designed to help developers write more complex apps with the popular scripting language. TypeScript is free, open source and compiles into JavaScript, additionally Typescript will run…