Windows 8 Training camp in a box

The Windows 8 Camp in a Box is now available for download.  It includes all of the presentations, code samples, and hands on labs ideal for you getting your curricula up to date with Windows8. The content is available in both XAML/C# and HTML/JavaScript versions.   If you have been looking for an opportunity to develop…


Visual Studio Achievements, bringing gamification to the IDE - Now with Azure Support

Last January, we released Visual Studio Achievements, bringing gamification to the IDE.  The reaction from the developer community was very positive and we’ve had 85,000+ downloads to date.  Today, we’re excited to announce an update to extension, adding 15 new achievements, all focused on Windows Azure development. You can read more about this on the…


Windows 8 app development. Build an app now

  So if your interested in building Windows 8 Apps you need to join the following LinkedIn Group 1. You apply to join our UK Windows 8 for Application Developer LinkedIn Group. 2. We will reply asking you for some details of what it is you are building and then admit you into the group….


Developing Windows 8 applications for education

If you’ve installed and started playing with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You will be aware there is lot of interest in new applications which run in the Windows 8 Metro interface. Microsoft UK is organising a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps. The events are all free and run by developers for developers. The events…


Visual Studio 2011 BETA now available

  As many of you know, alongside the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we also released the beta for the next version of Visual Studio 11.   So whilst trying out the Windows 8 preview, there is No Better Time to Try Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework…