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New Microsoft Virtual Academy courses

Have you checked Microsoft Virtual Academy courses ? Here is my Microsoft Virtual Academy learning plan for the upcoming weeks:   Enterprise Developer Camp Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/enterprise-developer-camp...
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Free eBook: Location Intelligence for Windows Store apps

Essential book for anyone developing location based apps!!! By Ricky Brundritt , Bing Map Technical Solution Professional  at Microsoft (learn from the best!).   Table of Contents · Chapter 1: Getting Started · Chapter 2: The Sensor and Location...
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Microsoft HealthVault resources for developers

While helping at Hacking Health last week I ended up gathering useful resources for developers interested in integrating health data in their apps: HealthVault website: www.healthvault.com HealthVault intro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_HealthVault...
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Windows Store App publishing improvements

  As a Windows Store App Developer, you’ll be happy to learn that the publishing process has been improved!   Key things are: 1. Simplified app certification requirements . 2. Manage your app availability (you can temporarily take down your...
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Microsoft Virtual Academy Online Learning

If you haven’t look at it yet, the Microsoft Virtual Academy is starting to have some great learning resources. Here is a list of interesting courses I plan to watch in the next weeks: What's New in Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start Advanced Windows Store...

WP8 Nokia Create Master winners

    Happy to announce that I finished runner up in the Nokia Create worldwide competition! I submitted my apps in the Cross-8 Master Mission : “Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 companion apps that provide consumers with a seamless experience across...
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Windows UX Design Specialist exam

I am pleasantly surprised by the release of a new Microsoft exam focused on design ! Exam 74-353: Windows UX Design http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=74-353 This exam validates skills associated with applying Microsoft user experience...

Re-Awarded Microsoft MVP for 2014!

I am thrilled and honored that once again, one of the very first email of the year is announcing my MVP Award , for a 8th years in a row. With a change this time: I have joined the Client Development expertise, which is a new group for Windows 8 and Windows...
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Code Kwondo: Challenge #1

If not already done, register for the Developer Movement 2014 aka Code Kwondo . Good news the first challenge has started!   “Publish as many qualifying Windows 8 apps as you can from December 15th until January 30th.” Now what about taking advantage...

Canadian Developer Movement 2014

If you are a Canadian Developer interested in Windows 8 and Windows Phone Store apps , you should know that the Developer Movement is back in 2014! This year the goal is to follow the Code Sensei , earn your belts and master the art of coding... Code...
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