Windows Azure Training Kit December 2012 Refresh

The December 2012 Refresh of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes two new demos from the BUILD 2012 conference that demonstrate how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services, Web Sites, and Cloud Services. It’s available to download here. The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations…

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Test Your Windows Store Apps Using the Windows App Certification Kit (ACK)

The Windows App Certification Kit (ACK) available in the Windows SDK helps developers test their apps before submitting them to the Windows Store. Developers who want to test their apps on Windows RT can use the Windows App Certification Kit for Windows RT. To find more information about the Windows ACK and its use in the…

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Creating Windows Applications Using the Blue Button Service for U.S. Veterans

Available in October 2010, Blue Button is a federal program that allows Veterans to download their personal health information from their My HealtheVet account. According to the web site of the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA developed the Blue Button in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Department of…

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Mayo Clinic’s Windows Store App Makes the Journey of Pregnancy Informative

Mayo Clinic, a leading medical practice and research institution in the world, publishes thousands of updated, authoritative health and medical articles and papers on its web site. After wining approval from the leadership, the team responsible for the web content publications decides to make the pregnancy content available to Windows 8 users. The free app…

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MarkedUp – A Service that Helps You See How Users Are Using Your Windows 8 Apps

The service is provided by MarkedUp LLC, a startup founded by Aaron Stannard, a former Microsoft developer evangelist and Erik Medina. According to the company’s web site, it is easy to use the service in your Windows 8 apps. The service is available at three pricing tiers: Free, Paid and Enterprise. If you are interested…

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Secure Web Services on Windows Azure Web Sites for Windows Store Applications

This blog post discusses how to secure web services on Windows Azure Web Sites for Windows Store applications. Introduction to Windows Azure Web Sites Windows Azure Web Sites is a highly scalable web application hosting service on Windows Azure. From the Windows Azure management portal, customers can quickly create a blank website, a website with…

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Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers Live at Ch9 (12/13-12/14)

  To sign up for a free 90day Windows Azure trial account, click here.       Day One Introducing the Windows 8 platform and the Windows Store 9:00AM to 10:00AM Design differences between iOS and Windows 8 10:00AM to 11:00AM Tooling for Windows Store apps: Visual Studio and Blend 11:15AM to 11:45AM C# for…

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Adding Push Notifications to your iOS Apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services

The Windows Azure Mobile Services provides full support for iOS developers with a number of improvements to the native, iOS Objective C SDK and support for Push Notifications via APNS. To try mobile services for free, sign up for the Free Trial  – you’ll get 10 mobile services for free. Watch this Channel9 demo to…

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Free Two-Day Windows App Development Training for iOS Developers

Join other iOS developers around the world at the FREE Windows Store app development training live stream for iOS developers hosted by Channel 9 and streamed by the Verge on Dec 13th and 14th. Watch the Big Nerd Ranch and Microsoft discuss  the Windows platform, design differences between iOS and Windows 8, C# and C++…

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Create Apps on All Your Mobile Devices with TouchDevelop

The Microsoft Research team has created a programming environment called TouchDevelop that enables you to create apps (scripts) on your mobile devices. These apps or scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. You can share your scripts with other people by publishing them to the TouchDevelop script bazaar, or by submitting them as…

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