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BUILD 2014 day 2 Keynote recap

Notable announcements of day 2 44 new announcements for Azure… enough said!! Check out Scott Guthrie’s blog for a series of detailed blog posts on Azure: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/ General availability of Visual Studio Online: www.visualstudio.com...

BUILD 2014 day 1 Keynote recap

Notable announcements of day 1 Windows 8.1 update is available today via MSDN, and on April 8th via Windows Update for all Visual Studio 2013 update 2 RC released, get it at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42307 Windows Phone 8...

My BUILD 2014 Schedule

As you probably know, Build conference starts tomorrow and I have 18 sessions in my schedule, it’s gonna be a fun week!!! If like me you’re passionate about XAML, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store App development , I have curated this list of sessions...

Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly: free ebook for developers

Matteo Pagani has written a 243 pages ebook on Windows Phone 8 , that covers most of the important concepts, from the basic ones (like XAML, application lifecycle, etc.) to the most advanced ones (like background tasks, geolocalization and speech APIs...

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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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...

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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