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  • Blog Post: Chat--Crystal Freese, Innovating Microsoft Windows 8 App Developer

    Crystal Freese is a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and will graduate in the spring of 2014 with a BBA in Management Information Systems. Crystal received her first two degrees from Pulaski Technical College in 2012. In early 2013, Crystal became a member of UALR's "Power...
  • Blog Post: Chat with Reda Alhajj, Global Top Scientist Shares Deep Insights and Special Tips on Imagine Cup Winning Apps

    Reda Alhajj received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After he completed his BSc with distinction from METU, he was offered a full scholarship to join the graduate program in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent...
  • Blog Post: App Builder Virtual Summit, May 2nd

    There's never been a better time to build for Windows. Attend the Virtual Summit and listen to Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist of Microsoft Developer Platform & Evangelism, talk about the Windows ecosystem opportunity, design and monetization tips, partner development...
  • Blog Post: Helping Microsoft Focus

    We often work with Anthony, Pierre and Mitch, the evangelists from the IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada. They asked us to share this important message with you. The team at Microsoft Canada is focused on ensuring that they help set you up for success by providing the information and tools you need in...
  • Blog Post: Free training: Windows Store app development for iOS developers

    Event Date Thursday Dec 13, 2012 - 9 to 5 PM Friday Dec 14, 2011 - 9 to 5 PM Event Location Live Stream You can register for the live stream here , then just point your browser to Channel 9 or to our registration site on the day of the event.  You can also tune in at the Verge to watch the live...
  • Blog Post: Video: Windows 8 - enabling flexible workstyles (episode 1)

    Good Video Source… (Source: TechNet Flash Newsletter - Volume 14, Issue 26 | November 28, 2012 ) Video: Windows 8 - enabling flexible workstyles (episode 1) Episode one of this series features Jane Boulware, General Manager of the U.S. Windows Client team, discussing the unique value Windows 8 offers...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 - Revisited

    We gather and receive feedback in a lot of ways at Microsoft. One of the things that has been clear to us, (regardless of where the feedback comes from) is that you'd like us to spend a little more time on Windows 8. We've heard you loud and clear so in addition to hands on events that we've been...
  • Blog Post: DEVELOPER MOVEMENT CHALLENGE

    The Developer Movement Challenge builds on our successful incentive program for building apps. Here’s how it works: An app builder publishes Windows 8 apps from December 6th to December 31st and gets a chance to win a Microsoft 64 GB Surface. With every qualifying app they publish they automatically...
  • Blog Post: Chat-Dharmesh Mehta Top Global Cool Tech Authority and Senior Director Microsoft Corp

    This week, I showcase this exclusive interview with Dharmesh Mehta. As senior director of product management and product marketing for Outlook and SkyDrive at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing campaigns, PR and evangelism for Outlook and...
  • Blog Post: Did you download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

    Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview . You may also visit the Windows Developer Center and learn how to sell your apps via the Windows Store. Whether you are testing, designing, or developing on Windows 8, Microsoft has a support forum for you. New and expanded forums for Windows 8 and Internet...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows 8

    It’s a big day for Microsoft with the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface . It’s the start of a new era where the term “personal computer” is being redefined and were the lines between business and consumer, work and play, are becoming blurred. It’s also the continuation of a trend where we see IT and...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows 8 Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

    This week at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference , Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller shared some exciting new details regarding Windows 8. Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. For enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Inaugural Awards to Honour Outstanding Achievement in App Creation by High School, College and Graduate School Students

    The Kay Family Foundation , a grant-making foundation located in Orange County, CA and established in 2005, has joined with Living in Digital Times , a company that produces lifestyle technology conferences and events at International CES ® and throughout the year, to create a scholarship fund to honor...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 RC & Windows 8 client release preview now available for download

    Today, both the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) and Windows 8 Release Preview were made available for public download. More information about Windows Server 2012 RC: Resources page for the RC More information about the Windows 8 Release Preview: Steven Sinofsky’s post about what’s been updated...
  • Blog Post: The New Office is Here

    The release of the Office Customer Preview is part of the “Wave 15” release of products which also includes updates to Office 365 and mobile apps.  It’s a huge milestone for Microsoft as it is the first time that the Office team is refreshing all of its products at once!  There are a lot of...
  • Blog Post: Chat with Patryk Janiszewski, Innovating Microsoft Windows Store, Windows Phone Developer—spotlight in Top Paid, Best Rated, New Releases, DVLUP Leaderboard

    Patryk L. Janiszewski served a tour in Kuwait and Iraq with the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Patryk earned his first bachelor's degree in Human Resources in 2011 and is currently seeking a second bachelor's degree in Business...
  • Blog Post: Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10

    Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link – http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms.  The use of private cloud technologies help transform how...
  • Blog Post: Show the world the power of Windows 8

    November 23-25, 2012 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University Windows 8: Pure Imagination Where developers, designers, game builders, start-ups and students unite to explore the possibilities of Windows 8. You’ll be encouraged to look beyond the features… to what can be accomplished when inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Blog Into A Windows 8 App

    Not only do we have a great way to help you turn your WordPress Blog into a Windows 8 app, if you hurry you could do it with very little development and recoup your Windows Store Developer Account costs. Here's how it works: IdeaNotion, is offering 200 Canadians a $50 Visa Gift Card as reimbursement...
  • Blog Post: The New Outlook.com

    Today, Microsoft announced the release of Outlook.com, a new email service which is a preview of modern email from Microsoft designed to work seamlessly on the web and with Windows 8, Windows Phone and the new Office.  The new Outlook is now available by logging on to http://www.outlook.com with...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 area on Channel 9

    Channel 9 has announced a variety of series focused on Windows 8 in video form. Introducing Windows 8 Build Your First Windows Store Apps Build a Windows Store Blog Reader app with C# Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# Migrating apps from Windows Phone to Windows 8 Meet the new Windows...
  • Blog Post: Chat on Improving Education: Lauren Woodman Microsoft General Manager, Education Programs; Top Global Technology Policy Authority

    I met Lauren at the February UNESCO summit in Paris where we were both speakers. Lauren provided a passionate description of education challenges which resonated with me due to my long teaching background. Subsequently I talked about her work at the May ITU/UN World Summit on the Information Society...
  • Blog Post: Managers and Teams Winning in the Cloud

    Learn all about Microsoft Private Cloud with: Free evaluations (trials) of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Windows Server, System Center and the Private Cloud Guided labs focused on the Microsoft Private Cloud Each one you complete gives you another chance...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Available October 26th

    It was officially announced by Steven Sinofsky that Windows 8 will be available on October 26 th . Click here to read more about it.
  • Blog Post: Interactive Q&A for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 – Introducing MVA “Office Hours”

    It’s a New Year and the start of new beginnings. So what better time than now to try out something new? We’re trying out a new way to connect with you and your teams, a new way to provide you with the information you need and that you think is important. We’re introducing Microsoft...