Upcoming West Region Events

  App Madness Student Challenge Looking for a way to get started building awesome Windows 8 apps? Participate in the Windows 8 App Madness Challenge and qualify to win $100 for each published Windows 8 app! Additionally there are four app sprints you can take part in. Publish the highest number of apps in store…

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Making $30,000 a Month with Windows 8 Apps

Kevin Ashley is my colleague, so I don’t think he’ll mind that I reposted from his blog. I think it’s a great story…Hopefully he won’t retire soon! Kevin is an Architectural Evangelist on the West Region Developer & Platform Evangelism team and is based out of our Silicon Valley campus. Making money with Windows 8…

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ISV Video: Accellos Adds Windows 8 Apps for Line of Business

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, talks about their release of AccellosOne Mobile, a new series of mobile line of business applications for smartphones and tablets that provides real time access to key supply chain information. CTO Ross Elliott and Software Architect Sean Elliott talk with Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bruce Kyle…

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Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15. “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now…

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Build Windows 8 Apps in 30 Days

The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows 8 apps. Now’s the time to make sure your app is ready for them. Begin your 30-day journey to create a great Windows 8 Metro style app. Get started at www.generationapp.com and receive: Insider tips and…

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Providing cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications

My colleague Bruno Teralky has begun a series of blog posts on how you can integrate your cloud service with Windows 8 Metro application. His first post in the series, How to provide cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications, provides the architecture and the concepts of how applications. Bruno show how you…

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Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 Release Candidates Now Available

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download. Windows has made also available a Windows 8 Release Preview. Please visit the Building Windows 8 blog for the official announcement by Steven Sinofsky. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview bits here. The complete list of Visual Studio 2012 RC…

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3500 Code Samples at Your Fingertips

Code samples are developers’ favorite asset.   In partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery team, we just released a new Sample Browser applications –  a new way for developers to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at their fingertips. The 3500 code samples are from MSDN Samples Gallery, including 800+ Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework samples, 480+…

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Startups Invited to Windows 8 Event in Silicon Valley

Are you interested in experiencing the next great app platform opportunity, Windows 8? Do you want to learn how to get started building apps for this new platform? We are inviting the Silicon Valley startup community to a full-day, knockout, deep dive event taking place on our Silicon Valley Campus April 4. Developers and designers…

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