Starcrossed, for Windows Phone 7 by Kind of a Big Deal is now live in the Windows MarketPlace achieving a NEW Record of achieving the shortest time after Dare to publish their game to the commercial market..

  Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game, receiving mentoring from industry. The…

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More Cloud Services on Project Hawaii

  Microsoft Research’s Project Hawaii extends the Windows Phone with the power of the cloud. The smartphone provides the sensors, mobility, and data; the cloud provides powerful algorithms to enable scenarios that would otherwise not be possible. The newly released Project Hawaii Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.0, developed by the Mobility and Research Group, has…

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Windows Phone SDK version 7.1.1 now available

As just announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, I’m pleased to announce that the release of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for immediate download on the Microsoft Download Center. The WPSDK 7.1.1 Update provides developers with a WPSDK patch that enables developers to develop and test for the recently announced…

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UK Student’s – Develop portfolio’s demonstrate your skills and competences

From our Windows Phone Camps we know a lot of students like writing Apps for mobile devices. Microsoft UK have put together a competition to help students demonstrate skills to potential employers. The Win a Windows Phone reward is only available to students aged 16 or over in the UK, we want to encourage students…

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Installing Windows Phone 7.1 SDK via .ISO using .MSI and Group Policy

Normally, if were installing the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 onto a single machine you do it through the web installer located here: https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=26 or via Microsoft Download centre at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27570 However, if you need to install it on a disconnected machine (VM image) or deploy the SDK to a number of machines within a lab…

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Windows Design & Development Resources

Thanks to all of the Universities who have updated their curricula to include Windows Phone. For the past few month we have been running a number of Phone Camp across the UK and judging from all the questions and comments in relation to METRO there is clearly a lot of interest and passion around this…

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Beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone

  Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone. Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this SDK provides developers quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services) For more details please see “Beta of Amazon Web…

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