ISV Partners Building Solutions on Azure and Windows

Since July 2014 I’ve been working with U.S. based ISV partners across industries to provide technical guidance and assistance in building apps and solutions Azure and Windows. It has been a very rewarding journey and I am totally thrilled with what they have done. Below are some of the highlights from the partnership. Walkway-Cloud-powered active…

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Introducing Microsoft ISV Partner Program (VIPP)

Recognizing the needs of startups and small- and medium-sized companies that develop technology solutions, Microsoft launched a worldwide partner program last year, with a goal to help partners adopt new technologies and accelerate existing and new solutions and applications to the market. For FY15 (July 2014 – June 2015), the program focuses on partner solutions…

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App Builder Virtual Summit, May 2 / 9am – 12:30pm PST

60+ million Windows licenses sold. On May 2, learn the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of designing, building and marketing an app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Hear from developers who have done it and find out for yourself. Sign up now! Keynote: The Windows Opportunity Windows 8 brings a new opportunity! Create immersive app experiences,…

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Resources for Developing Windows Store apps

If you are relatively new to Windows Store app development, you may find useful the resources listed below. This set of resources touches many key areas that developers will need to work with while developing Windows Store apps.  Writing code for Windows Store apps (JavaScript) Creating a UI Defining app resources Responding to user interaction…

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Windows Store Development Series by joelcitizen

My colleague Joel Reyes has recently published a series of Windows Store development post to discuss some broad issues w.r.t. Windows Store application development. In the first four posts, he discussed the constraints and tradeoffs of developing Windows Store apps, the decision on programming languages, e.g. XAML/C# vs. HTML 5/JavaScript, developer skills and code reuse,…

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Can you build Windows Store App and Make Money?

The answer is YES and perhaps a lot by my standard. But that all depends on how you do it. My colleague Kevin Ashley tells his story of how to make $30,000 a month. Read his blog here. Please don’t ask me how you can make money because I don’t have an answer. The opportunity…

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Windows Store App Helps Build Vocabulary

This is one of the apps I’d like to build but I am super happy to see that my colleague Steve Seow has made it available at the Windows Store. I remember the days when I relied on dictionaries, books and fresh cards to learn new words while preparing for TOEFL, GRE and GMAT tests….

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A Game Startup Arkarium Makes Big Bets on Windows 8

You may have seen or played one of the games Arkarium has released to Windows Store and other platforms. But the game startup has decided to double down its development effort on the Microsoft platform after receiving $5 million venture capital. Read the story at Venturebeat to find more detail about the reason why the…

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Develop and Publish Windows 8 / Windows Phone Apps Get Up to $2000 ($100 Per App)

How It Works Publish your app to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between March 8, 2013 through June 30, 2013 Submit up to 10 published apps per Store and get a $100 Virtual Visa for each one that qualifies Who Is Eligible? Below is a summary. READ THE FULL Terms &Conditions for all…

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