Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

This is a repost from our friends at the BizSpark Group Blog. The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For…


Free software, services, and support for entrepreneurs and independent developers

Do you have an idea so brilliant, it keeps you up at night? Developers & entrepreneurs, BizSpark can help. The Microsoft® BizSpark® program is FREE and helps your app development ideas come to life. You will have access to over 11 terabytes of software development tools, technical support; be provided connections with key industry players,…


Have a great idea for a game? Bring it to life at Game On!

Join us for this FREE, hands-on event and learn how to build a Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone game in record time. We’ll cover everything you need to create, upload and publish an amazing game. Expert developers will outline different game frameworks and give you the tools you need to start building. They’ll also explain…


Windows Azure Developer Camps 2013Q4

Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn critical skills that all modern developers need to know. Roll up your sleeves at this free, one-day, instructor-led workshop where you can learn the critical skills that all modern developers need to know. We will start with basic Microsoft Modern Platform principles and build up to more advanced…


Windows Azure Infographics

These posters are excellent for learning about Windows Azure, Cloud Services, Infrastructure Services, Integration, Media Services, Mobile Gaming, and Mobile Services.  You can zoom into the details or print them – though they are quite large 26”x30” or 66.04×99.06cm.  You can access them here.  


From the Windows Phone Developer Blog: New Tools and Capabilities that Further Expand Opportunity and Enhance Productivity for Windows Phone Developers.

Making it easier to get started with Windows Phone App Studio beta, simplified phone registration, support options & more payout markets New tools for first-time developers We’ve heard from many potential Windows Phone developers who have great ideas, but who might not have the coding skills to create an app using standard development tools. Sometimes…


New Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 App: Recipes by

Cooking is an art, it is a form of relaxation and there are uncountable mouthwatering food recipes and tastes available around the world, but sadly everyone doesn’t know about all of them. With over 150K recipes and vibrant community of cooks has recently launched their Recipes Windows 8 app. The app is simple and…


New Windows 8 App: Syncplicity File Sync and Sharing

We’re starting a new series of blog posts about great new apps that our partners are developing in the Western Region of the US.  The first app I would like share is Syncplicity. The app uses the native features of the such as share, search etc. You can add all Windows 8 8 devices to…


Premium Preview for the Windows Azure SQL Database

Microsoft is excited to announce a limited public preview of a new Windows Azure SQL Database business-class offer, Premium, which delivers reserved capacity for more powerful and predictable performance. Windows Azure SQL Database, via the new Premium service, will help deliver greater performance for cloud applications by dedicating a fixed amount of reserved capacity for…


News From BUILD

Windows 8 Refined During BUILD’s Day 1 keynote speech, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives outlined the reach, design and economic opportunities for developers to build differentiated, touch-based apps for the Windows platform, including new developer tools and increased support. The Windows 8.1 Preview launched and preview releases of Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation…