Back from vacation and trying to catch up with things. I had over 450 unread email messages in spite of doing some triage over the vacation so if I haven’t gotten back to you yet I will soon. I did collect a few links to share for you during the course of the week though.

See how hacking the Kinect has led to advances from real-time light sabers to medical imaging breakthroughs in this CNN article.

Modern UI courses for faculty (and students wanting self-study) on his blog at Courses for Windows 8

Microsoft offers 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition to developers and releases .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio. … http://engt.co/N0ChMV  

Read about how a School for Blind Leads the Way in Distance Learning with Microsoft Lync. 

Good timing. Programming Windows 8 Apps with C#: First chapter of @mbrit's book is available for free on download day.

Back to School with Microsoft: Tampa Educators, Students to Benefit from New Digital Education Initiative with City 

Clint Rukas @ClintRutkas announced the just  released, Coding4Fun Toolkit for Windows Phone v1.6.

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