Alice's Microsoft Blog

WebMatrix & Windows 8 articles, student resources, and Microsoft cloud/mobile/web goodies for developers

Where has Alice gone?

Hi everyone! If you're looking at my blog, you might be wondering where I've gone. It's been an...

Author: alicerp Date: 01/01/2014

Free Game Developer Events in San Francisco (12/4) and Mountain View (12/5)

Get Your Game On | Register Today. Select a date below to register online. Location Date Irvine, CA...

Author: alicerp Date: 10/30/2013

Want a shot at $10,000 cash? Build the next great Windows 8 or Windows Phone app by the end of 2013

Calling all app developers! Are you developing the next, best tablet or phone app as we speak? Want...

Author: alicerp Date: 10/17/2013

Increase opportunity – build for Windows Phone and Windows

A well-designed and built Windows Phone 8 app can be a great start for building a Windows 8 app....

Author: alicerp Date: 08/29/2013

My first Windows Phone App Studio app

  While sitting in a coffee shop, I wanted to do a walkthrough of building a Windows Phone app...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/12/2013

Build Windows Phone apps in a fun, collaborative, competitive environment! Win great prizes! Nokia DVLUP Rewards

Build a Windows Phone app, earn rewards, and redeem the rewards for cool prizes.  DVLUP isn’t...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/09/2013

Take your App from idea to Phone in 4 steps with Windows Phone App Studio

Have a great Windows Phone app idea but not sure when to start?  Introducing the Windows Phone...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/06/2013

Learn how to build apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and more with the Microsoft Virtual Academy

Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Microsoft Virtual Academy,Windows 8,Windows Phone,Windows Phone 8,Visual...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/25/2013

[VIDEO] What does it mean to be a technical evangelist? Check out this career video series

A lot of people ask me about what it means to be a technical evangelist, mostly out of confusion...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/22/2013

Content available for Windows 8 App Factor Learn events

Were you unable to make one of the Windows 8 App Factor Learn events?  Want to prep for an...

Author: alicerp Date: 06/10/2013

How to begin personalizing your app with a CodePlex Windows 8 Starter Kit

In an earlier post we saw how to get started building a Windows Store app by leveraging Windows 8...

Author: alicerp Date: 06/07/2013

Windows 8 App Factor Learn Silicon Valley (Mountain View) Agenda (Friday, June 7, 2013)

Welcome and introduction Doris 10:00am – 10:10am Windows Ecosystem Opportunity (Why they should...

Author: alicerp Date: 06/05/2013

Windows 8 App Factor: Learn Agenda (Friday, May 31, 2013)

Welcome and introduction 10:00am – 10:10am Windows Ecosystem Opportunity 10:20am – 10:30am Windows...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/31/2013

Get started creating Unity games on any platform (including Windows 8!)

Unity is a game development ecosystem that includes features such as the ability to export to...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/28/2013

Create an iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 app with a shared code base using Visual Studio and Xamarin

Technorati Tags: Xamarin,Visual Studio 2012,Visual Studio,app development,iOS,Android,Windows Phone...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/24/2013

Build a great Windows Store app by leveraging Windows 8 templates on CodePlex with C# and JavaScript in Visual Studio

Excited about Windows 8 app development but not sure where to start?  There are a number of...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/22/2013

Configuring your AT&T Data/APN settings on a Windows Phone

Technorati Tags: APN,AT&T,ATT,Cingular,wireless,SIM,SIM card,Windows Phone,Windows Phone...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/16/2013

Developers: do you have the App-Factor? Take that great app idea and learn, compete, and win with your Windows Store app at an event near you or online

Technorati Tags: Windows Store,Windows 8,Visual Studio 2012,Visual Studio,app...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/14/2013

Students: how to set up your free Windows Phone dev account with DreamSpark

Technorati Tags: DreamSpark,Visual Studio 2012,students,Microsoft,Windows Phone 8,Windows Phone...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/10/2013

Build a Windows Store App with Construct 2 and win a Windows 8 touch device, Windows Phone 8 HTC 8X, Contruct 2 Business license, and $100 vouchers

Technorati Tags: Scirra,Construct2,DreamSpark,VisualStudio,Windows Phone 8,HTC8X,Windows...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/08/2013

Students: How to set up your free Windows Store developer account with DreamSpark

Technorati Tags: Dreamspark,students,Microsoft,Windows Store,developer,Visual Studio 2012,Windows...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/03/2013

Students: Win $100 Visa Gift Cards and the Trip of a Lifetime!

Technorati Tags: student,Windows 8,Windows,Visual Studio,Scirra,GameMaker,GameSalad,Construct2...

Author: alicerp Date: 03/06/2013

Get free Windows Store registration & Halo 4 and win prizes Generation App – The Ultimate Experience

Technorati Tags: windows 8,visual studio,generation app Generation App – The Ultimate Experience...

Author: alicerp Date: 01/15/2013

Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge

Technorati Tags: windows 8,student,windows,visual studio

Author: alicerp Date: 12/12/2012

Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers

Technorati Tags: iOS,Windows 8,Windows Store,Microsoft Windows Store app development for iOS...

Author: alicerp Date: 12/06/2012

Friday, November 9th: Hackathon coming to a city near you!

Build your one-of-a-kind Windows app at the free Gen Appathon event on November 9th. Join thousands...

Author: alicerp Date: 11/06/2012

Tuesday, October 30th: The New Era of Work: A new generation of apps begins here

A NEW GENERATION OF APPS BEGINS HERE. The biggest wave of innovation in Microsoft history is...

Author: alicerp Date: 10/28/2012

Windows 8 Workshops at the Microsoft Store in Century City!

We are excited to be hosting a series of workshops in the Microsoft Stores in different cities....

Author: alicerp Date: 10/18/2012

Starting next week: Making Money Building HTML5 Apps for the Windows Store

If you are a Web Developer, we want to show you how to make money with your Windows 8 app using the...

Author: alicerp Date: 10/09/2012

Using third-party frameworks/libraries when building your WinJS app

Thanks to Generation App, you’re well on your way to creating that great Windows Store app using...

Author: alicerp Date: 10/01/2012

Scott Guthrie and Microsoft at Silicon Valley Code Camp October 6-7

Ready for the largest code camp in the country?  Scott Guthrie, VP Server & Tools will be...

Author: alicerp Date: 09/20/2012

September 14-15: Windows 8 Camp + Hackathon Los Angeles Agenda

Get excited for the Windows 8 Camp + Hackathon in Los Angeles next week!  We’ve been seeing...

Author: alicerp Date: 09/06/2012

Using the trial API in your WinJS game

*This article is also part of a 30-day series to help you launch your app. For more information,...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/31/2012

Want to win great prizes? Windows 8 Online Hackathon starts in 3 days!

Have a great app idea but can’t make it to any in-person hackathons?  Well, you’re in...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/14/2012

Ready to dive into Windows 8? Hands-On Labs Online, created just for you!

That’s right, you, staring at the screen! Sign up for our upcoming Windows 8 Hands-on Lab Online...

Author: alicerp Date: 08/14/2012

Windows 8 Camps resources! Download Windows 8 Camp in a Box! Build an app and win cool prizes (like $100,000)!

If you’re attending any of our upcoming Windows 8 Camps/Hackathons and Minicamps, here are some...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/16/2012

Windows 8 Mini Camps Irvine, Boulder, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, & Santa Monica

Good things come in small packages.  That includes Windows 8 camps. Come join your favorite...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/11/2012

Build a Windows 8 App in 30 Days!

That’s right!  You can learn about Windows 8 development and build an app for a new world of...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/11/2012

California, Colorado, Arizona, & Washington Windows 8 Camps/Hackathons are Unforgettable

I know a place, where you can get a lot of Windows 8 development goodness. Join us for our upcoming...

Author: alicerp Date: 07/11/2012

Windows 8 Hackathon in Mountain View June 22-24 hosted by Microsoft and Hackers+Founders

Mountain View, CA Date June 22-24 FREE Events Seating is limited, so register today. Event run from...

Author: alicerp Date: 06/14/2012

Watch the 4/23 LA Live/Club Nokia Windows 8 Event On Demand!

Missed the developer event at Club Nokia on April 23?  Now you can watch all the presentations...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/31/2012

Spend an evening with Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

Coming to a Microsoft Store near you, join Michael Palermo and yours truly for an exciting evening...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/21/2012

Windows 8, the beach, and You!

Have any questions about Windows 8?  Need some guidance on how to get started building a...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/17/2012

Win up to $500 and a Nokia Lumia 900 at the Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge presented by Nokia

Want to win up to $500 and a brand new Nokia Lumia 900?  Then build that great phone app and...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/09/2012

Got a great app idea? Be the first to get your Windows 8 Metro style app into the Windows Store!

Do you have a great app idea and want to see it live in the Windows Store ASAP? If you’ve attended...

Author: alicerp Date: 05/04/2012

Register Now – Attend a free Windows 8 Developer Camp near you

Event locations Select a city near you Location Date Irvine, CA May 4 Redmond, WA May 11 Denver, CO...

Author: alicerp Date: 04/26/2012

Shortly following Counting Crows, more excitement coming to Club Nokia on April 23rd (Hint starts with a W ends with an 8)

Musical sensations Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Kelly Clarkson have graced the stage at Club...

Author: alicerp Date: 04/17/2012

Brooke York: Managing big accounts in the Biggest Littlest City in the World

*Note: This is a guest article by Brooke York for the Spotlight on MACH series. The writing is...

Author: alicerp Date: 04/13/2012

Free Maroon 5 tickets for the first 1000+ people in line and Jerry Rice at the Stanford Shopping Center Microsoft Store Grand Opening

Is it just me, or have I been hearing more Maroon 5 on the radio lately? Want to see Maroon 5? ...

Author: alicerp Date: 04/11/2012

Easter eggs (or lack thereof) from Bing and Google

Happy Easter!  Although I haven’t spent an Easter Sunday in the last decade hunting for eggs...

Author: alicerp Date: 04/08/2012

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