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Author: bob.familiar Date: 05/25/2013

Windows 8 Game and App Mashup Series

Please join us at a FREE Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you! Check out the sessions below and...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/25/2013

Building Windows Games with Unity

 + = Event Dates Pre-Event: Monday, April 8 Main Event: Tuesday, April 9 Game Jam: Wed, April...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/10/2013

Achieve 2013 – EduTech Family Summit, Boston January 26th

  I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event in Boston that colleagues, students, staff,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 01/15/2013

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start This two-day online course is specially tailored for...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/16/2012

Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers

Event Date Thursday December 13, 2012 Friday December 14, 2011 Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Event Time: 9...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/09/2012

Building Windows Store Games with Unity

Event Dates Camp: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 Hackathon: Friday, Nov. 30,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/09/2012

Windows 8 App Development: Resources for iOS Developers

  Windows 8 provides a great opportunity for mobile developers to expand their audience and...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 10/26/2012

MonkeySpace @ NERD – the official cross platform and open-source .NET conference

MonkeySpace, formerly known as Monospace, is the official cross platform and open-source .NET...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 10/11/2012

The Windows 8 Store is Open for Business!!

Windows Store app submission is now open to all registered Store developers – individuals and...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 09/11/2012

Windows 8 Game Development For The Win

With the recent announcement by Unity and Epic on tool and framework support for Windows 8, I...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 09/04/2012

Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 3, Getting Windows 8 Store Ready

In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to MonoGame for Windows8, an implementation of the XNA...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 08/07/2012

Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 2, Getting Started

In part 1 of this series I gave you an overview of MonoGame, an open source cross platform...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 08/02/2012

Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 1, Overview

Games are likely some of the most popular apps on Windows 8 and you are in a great position to take...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 08/01/2012

Launch your Windows 8 App in 30 Days

  You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days—and we’re here to help. Begin your 30-day journey...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 07/23/2012

Windows 8 App Development Virtual Labs Go Live

With Windows 8, developers can leverage their existing skills and code assets to create Metro style...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 07/23/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 06/28/2012

Learn The Cloud. Make A Difference. @home with Windows Azure

How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/04/2012

The HackReady.Phone WebCast Series

Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/30/2012

Windows Reimagined–April 19th, New York, NY

  Windows reimagined. Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/22/2012

Parallelism, Performance and Many Integrated Core–Intel Developer Seminar

Intel Software Development Tools for Parallelism, Performance and Many Integrated Core (MIC) from...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/02/2012

Want to Get and Keep a Job…Coding Seems to be the Key

Tara Walker has a terrific post on the how technical skills such as software development of apps is...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 02/18/2012

Big App On Campus! Your Time to Shine!

We see new, amazing experiences created every day by student developers and we wanted to come up...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 01/14/2012

15yr old college junior at Morehouse demonstrates developer expertise

Tara Walker provides details on this amazing 15 year old junior at Morehouse College and his passion...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/25/2011

The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back and you could win big!

Sweepstakes – one winner of $5000 chosen at random on Dec. 16th at 6 p.m. ET To enter the...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/21/2011

HTML5 Sites become Windows Phone Apps–Check out PhoneGap

Glen Gordon has begun a blog series on tips and tricks to get your HTML5 site running on windows...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/16/2011

Student Developers get their App On

Check out what the students at Georgia Tech and University of South Florida have been up to as they...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/11/2011

Windows Phone Inner Circle–Try out the new Windows Phones

Enjoy free appetizers and cocktails, be one of the first people to get your hands on incredible new...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/10/2011

Review the app requirements and selection criteria We're looking for apps that will delight a broad...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 11/09/2011

Windows Phone Hackathon draws in Pro Devs and Students

Microsoft hosted professional developers and student developers at the Windows Phone 'Mango'...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 10/17/2011

Core77 Windows Phone App Contest for DESIGNERS

CORE77.COM FAST TRACK TO THE MOBILE APP CONTEST Here's a pretty cool contest for you....

Author: bob.familiar Date: 10/09/2011

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Developer Event, Cambridge MA

Why should you attend? Get the latest on Windows Phone and everything you need to know to develop,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 09/15/2011

Jason Milgram named Windows Phone 7 Developer Hero of the Week

Jason Milgram, the CEO of Linxter has been named Windows Phone 7 Developer Hero of the Week. Jason’s...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 08/28/2011

Geekadelphia Goes Gaga Over Imagine Cup

Lindsay Lindstrom, Academic Develop Evangelist working in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 05/13/2011

Digigirlz Tech Camp: Baltimore 2011

Ed Donahue has a great write up on the DigiGirlz event recently held in Baltimore. along with...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 05/11/2011

Game Development Summer Program for High School Students

Alfred Thompson has the details on 5 week mini-course on game programming with XNA Game Studio...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 05/11/2011

If these walls could talk

From MIT’s Technology Review: Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington have found a...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 05/03/2011

Howard Students showcased for Microsoft and the Whitehouse

Four students from Howard University were invited to a meeting between Microsoft and the HBCU...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/21/2011

Classroom Innovation: Pat Yongpradit leverages XNA to teach Computer Science

Pat Yongpradit, computer science teacher at  Springbrook High School located in Montgomery...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/20/2011

Windows Phone 7 Student App-a-thon!

Use your next study break to build Windows Phone 7 apps and you could earn exciting prizes! The...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/18/2011

US Imagine Cup Finals Day 4–Final Presentations, Showcase and Awards

Day 4 brings the US Imagine Cup to its conclusion. The day included final presentations from the...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/12/2011

Imagine Cup Day 3–Workshops, Showcase and Round 2 Finalists

Day 3 of Imagine Cup US Finals here in Redmond has the students attending workshops, showcasing...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/11/2011

Imagine Cup US Finals Day 2–Be The Change!

It is Saturday, April 9th and the students here at the Imagine Cup spent the morning preparing their...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/10/2011

Imagine Cup US Finals Day 1

The US Finals of the Imagine Cup kicked of yesterday in Redmond Washington on the Microsoft Campus....

Author: bob.familiar Date: 04/09/2011

Bentley students have their heads in the clouds…

Professor Mark Frydenberg invited Edwin Guarin and Jim O’Neil to guest lecture on Windows Azure for...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/31/2011

Take the Rock-Paper-Azure Challenge!

How do you stack up against the coding competition? Play weekly and find out! Did you play Rock,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/30/2011

Penn State Students Design Windows Phone 7 App

Have a dietary restriction and need help at the grocery store? There’s an app for that — thanks to a...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/26/2011

Building Windows Phone 7 Apps just got easier!

AppMakr is a browser-based platform, that makes developing Windows Phone 7 Apps quick and...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/24/2011

Harvard, UPenn and Central Conn State Undergrads among 2011 U.S. Imagine Cup finalists

  From the article Cross-institutional team developed a software design solution to help...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/24/2011

Imagine Cup Peoples Choice Voting Is Open

Imagine Cup 2011 is now in full swing as the US Finalist have been selected. For the next 18 days,...

Author: bob.familiar Date: 03/23/2011

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