Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start: Now available on demand

Windows Azure Jump Start? Is now available on demand on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). This free, expert-led course will help you understand how to use Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, such as virtual machines and virtual networks to migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads in the cloud. Watch it now. Join Microsoft for this…

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Cinder C++ now supports Windows 8 Store Apps/Games

Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has been Microsoft’s preferred rendering solution for advanced graphics programming. Windows traditionally provided both DirectX and…

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Building an app for the Windows Store, iPhone, iPad, or Android and want an easy backend connection for storage, identity and push notifications, Windows Azure Mobile Services

Furthering Windows Azure commitment to open source development, today, Microsoft announced  the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services.  Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging(GCM) and more in the form of a native Java SDK.  This SDK joins the Windows…


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…


Free Training – Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers 13 Dec 2012

     Microsoft Online Event ID: 1032536068 13th Dec 2012 Starts: Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:00 AM Ends: Friday, December 14, 2012 5:00 PM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) The iOS Resources page (www.interop.windows.com) is now live on dev center. This is a great starting place for iOS developers to begin their…


FreeBSD Support on Hyper-V

Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced upcoming native support for FreeBSD support on Windows Server Hyper-V. This move continues Microsoft’s commitment to extend support across platforms to the Windows Server Hyper-V solution, making it easier for more customers to realize the benefits of server virtualization and more easily adopt cloud computing. This will allow…


Microsoft announces Open Technologies, Inc.

Microsoft has created a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc to advance Microsoft’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source.  The Interoperability Strategy team has worked closely with many business groups on numerous open source and standards efforts on behalf of Microsoft. It was recently involved in…

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Great news for Universities who are using PhoneGap for App development – Full Support for Windows Phone

PhoneGap version 1.3 has just been announced with full support for Windows Phone We want to highlight that all the features of the popular mobile framework are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. The Microsoft Interoperability team have blogged about this here. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in…

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jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week. Microsoft is  pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks.  As many of you aware aware Microsoft recently supported PhoneGap by adding support for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and now we are moving up the stack to improve…