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The right content for your role


There are hundreds of thousands of topics in the Dev Center, http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com. We know in any organisation discoverability and sharing of content is critical to success.

So why not get to grips with this detail in person at Microsoft //Build/2013.

Last month Steve Guggenheimer announced //Build/ 2013, the conference is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. //build/ is a great opportunity to learn more about developing Windows Store apps.

The conference will include great presentations, demos, info sessions, etc.  There will be no better place to get the latest and greatest info on Windows Store app development.

You can see all the details about the conference and register at www.buildwindows.com.

Here are some key resources for the each roles in your organisation.


When you go to the Windows Store apps home page, you’ll see:

  • “Key tasks and content” prominently called out to help you jump into the content you need. Events as well as new resources.
  • Downloads to help you dive right into coding, all the resources you need to get started, and our detailed guidance on getting your app into the Windows Store.
  • Important code samples are highlighted, and how-to guidance is more easily navigated with an eye toward the development lifecycle.
  • One Dev Minute” videos throughout the site, which give you a quick look at how to add features to your app.

The Design section. You can find useful downloads and reusable design assets more easily, and design inspiration and case studies give you the tools you need to make a unique experience on Windows.


The business opportunity of the Windows Store is significant, with a better economic model than competitive platforms and flexibility that enables you to build the business you want. The new Market section of the site provides great tips for marketing your apps, evaluating telemetry data, and passing app certification.

There’s more to come

With //BUILD/2013 less than a month away, stay connected by following @windevs @ukmsdn on Twitter and subscribing to the Windows Store newsletter for the latest information on Windows 8.

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