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Additional Windows 8 Camps (US only) coming!

Missed some of the local Windows 8 Camps?  More are on the way!   Via my teammate Chris...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/21/2012

How to get the Windows 8 Camp presentations, code samples and hands on labs

Great news!  The Windows 8 Camp in a Box is now available for download.  It includes all...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/19/2012

Defining Layout in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using CSS3, HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release Preview bits...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/16/2012

How to get your Windows 8 app into the Windows Store

Windows 8 represents a tremendous opportunity for developers.  With the release of the Consumer...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/15/2012

Announcing free Metro Accelerator Labs for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Metro Style App Devs

In addition to the great Windows 8 Camps and MSDN Metro Style Dev Webcasts there are some additional...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/15/2012

Upcoming MSDN Webcast series on Windows 8 Metro Style App Development

Can’t make it to any of the official Windows 8 Camps? No worries!  Microsoft is hosting an...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/14/2012

I will be speaking on Windows 8 Metro Style App Development with HTML and JavaScript at Reasons to be Creative Festival

I am excited to announce I will be a speaker at the upcoming Reasons to be Creative festival in NYC...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/08/2012

Adding Touch support to a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/07/2012

Help! Visual Studio 11 Beta Dark Theme incorrectly using White Background

I ran across an issue with Visual Studio 2011 Ultimate Beta this morning and figured I would share...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/07/2012

Connecting to WCF RIA Services in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using Upshot.js and Knockout.js

Overview After messing around with KnockoutJS inside of Metro Style Apps I decided to dive a little...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/02/2012

Playing Music and Sound Effects in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/26/2012

Illegal characters in path when deploying a Metro Style App

If you are getting an error similar to the one below when deploying your Metro Style App in Visual...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/25/2012

Using KnockoutJS in Windows 8 Metro Style Apps

What is it? If you have been messing around with JavaScript lately and come from a .Net Background...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/24/2012

Accessing the Camera in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/24/2012

Accessing the Accelerometer in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/23/2012

Want to win $20,000 with Windows Phone? Check out Dream.Build.Play!

Via Devfish.. Here's the short version. Over 14? Write a cool Windows Phone Game and submit it to...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/09/2012

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

Via my teammate Peter Laudati… How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/05/2012

Looking to write a Windows Phone App? Check out the HackReady.Phone WebCast Series!

If you have been thinking about writing a Windows Phone App but didn’t know where to start my fellow...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/30/2012

Windows 8 Developer Event coming to New York City on April 19th

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

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/26/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? ...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/07/2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out! Ready to write an app?

February 29th marked the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and it was downloaded over a...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/07/2012

Free HTML5 Gaming Workshop at Microsoft NYC Office

Looking for some place to get started with HTML5 Gaming?  How about porting it to different...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/14/2012

New contest announced: “30 to Launch” Your Path to a Windows Phone App in 30 days

With all the buzz around Windows Phone lately there has never been a better time to write an...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/01/2012

Are you a student? Check out the Big App On Campus Contest!

via Ed Donahue… We see new, amazing experiences created every day by student developers and we...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/16/2012

My Adventures in HTML5 Gaming

If you will be in the Philly area this Wednesday night stop on by the Microsoft Malvern...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/16/2012

Living the Dream: Make the Video Game You’ve Always Wanted and Get Paid For It

I recently presented a Visual Studio Live Orlando session entitled Living the Dream: Make the Video...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/10/2012

Are you a Developer or Designer in the NY/NJ/PA area using Microsoft Software?

Why not make 2012 the year you put those skills to use and publish your own app to the marketplace!...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/05/2012

Windows 8 – First Apps Contest

Just a gentle reminder for those of you working on your first Windows 8 App. Submissions for the...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/05/2012

Win a Samsung Slate or Free Marketing for you Windows Phone Mango Apps

Are you a Windows Phone developer?  Do you have an app you are upgrading to Mango?  Just...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 11/14/2011

The new Mango Windows Phones are here!

The Windows Phone Team held a party yesterday in NYC to celebrate the launch of new Mango and the...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 11/08/2011

Get in the game! Announcing a round of free, HTML5 game camps from Microsoft

Have you been wondering about HTML5?  Have an interest in creating games?  Microsoft is...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 10/28/2011

October 2011 Philly.Net Code Camp and Alex's Lemonade Stand

The second 2011 Philly.Net Code Camp was held at DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA this...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 10/18/2011

Sold out Windows Phone camps help students and professional developers publish their own apps

We are now a month into the latest round of Windows Phone Camps on the East Coast, US and the apps...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 10/18/2011

Annoucing the Windows Phone Camps East Coast Fall 2011 Tour

Microsoft is happy to announce another round of free, full day developer training for Windows...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/31/2011

Attention all Windows Phone Developers – Phone Tools, Mango bits, and AppHub have all been updated!

The Windows Phone Team has recently pushed out three important updates that you should take...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/02/2011

Everything you need to know about Windows Phone “Mango” Tools, Training Kit and Developer Phone Images

What a great time it is to be a Windows Phone developer!  Thanks to your efforts we just hit...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/05/2011

Microsoft gives a first look at Windows 8 and its new interface

Last night at the AllThingsD conference, President of Windows/Windows Live Steven Sinofsky gave a...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/02/2011

Hundreds of developers turn out for Windows Phone Garage

May marked the kickoff of another round of Windows Phone Garage with both NYC and Boston being held...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/18/2011

Announcing a free Windows Phone 7 Workshop during Internet Week at Flash and the City

Are you a Flash, Java, Android or iOS developer curious about Windows Phone 7 development? Will you...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/22/2011

Announcing free, hands-on Windows Phone 7 developer workshops hitting the East Coast. The time for your app is now!

Overview What has over 14,000+ applications, 38,000+ developers and over a 100+ new apps everyday?...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/20/2011

Exciting Windows Phone announcements at MIX11

The MIX Day 2 Keynote included a lot of announcements for what is coming in the next big update,...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/20/2011

Interested in the Cloud? There is a great developer contest going on right now – Rock, Paper, Azure

Your local cloud specialists  (Jim O’Neil, Peter Laudati, and Brian Hitney) are running an...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/07/2011

Where is my Windows Phone 7 Update?

The first Windows Phone 7 updates are on their way!  These updates include copy and paste,...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/24/2011

Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards–Vote now for your local East Region United States teams!

The People’s Choice Awards Voting is now open for US Imagine Cup. Vote for your local teams today...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/23/2011

Internet Explorer 9 now available for download!

You can grab the install here and check out the great launch video here.  Here are 9 facts...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/15/2011

Windows Phone 7 Tip - How to automatically sync your OneNote documents to the Cloud

OneNote for Windows Phone 7 OneNote is one of my favorite Microsoft Office applications and an...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/17/2011

Numerous new Windows Phone 7 features coming out this year. First update to hit mid March.

Big day of announcements What a great time to be a Windows Phone 7 developer! Hot off the heals of...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/14/2011

What I learned about being a Windows Phone 7 Developer – Issue 2– Application Manifest

Overview This is the second installment in an ongoing series of my experiences developing for...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/12/2011

What I learned about being a Windows Phone 7 Developer

Who is this guy? First, let me start off by saying I work for Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/09/2011

Light up your Silverlight Applications for Windows 7 Firestarter content available for download

I have posted all of my slides and demos from the sold out Silverlight Applications for Windows 7...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/09/2011

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