The Microsoft Services team is often called in to help when an application fails certification. In the videos below, we’ve compiled some of the top reason’s we’ve seen an app fail certification. If you are building a Windows Store application it just might be worth your time to spend a little time watching these videos. If you have other tips to avoid certification blockers, please share them in the comments below.
Windows Store - Preparing for Certification (Part 1)
Windows Store - Preparing for Certification (Part 2)
Once again the Microsoft Services team is excited to bring you some training. This training, "Dynamics CRM 2011 Customizations", is based on real-life scenarios and questions that have been sent to us. This course will help non-developers learn how to extend the Dynamics CRM system through the built-in customization options. In this course you will learn how to add new entities, fields, forms, and many other options. You will also learn how to export, import, and publish customizations.
The Microsoft Services team is pleased to bring you some Dynamics CRM training. Based on real-world questions, the course "Dynamics CRM 2011 Creating Dialogs" will help you understand how to design, build, and implement dialogs. Dialogs are designed to help Dynamics CRM users manage data process flows with ease. This session will give you tips on how to get the most out of dialogs, and show you live demos on how to create dialogs.
In case you missed the kickoff to our Windows Store Skill Builder Series, head on over to part 1 to check it out. In the Intermediate portion of this training we’re excited to bring two new videos.
Intermediate Part 1
In this workshop you’ll learn how to work with Tiles, Snapped Views, and Fill Views when building your app.
Partner Learning Center - full course.
Intermediate Part 2
In this workshop you’ll learn how to implement sharing and search in your app.
The Advanced Videos are now available, be sure to check them out.
If you have ever built a Windows Store application without browsing to Design Center: http://design.windows.com and Dev Center: http://dev.windows.com then you have missed out on some of the best practices and a wealth of resources you could have leveraged.
These two sites should be the first destination for anyone building Windows Store Apps. These sites include detailed guidance on:
User Experience Design
Design Assets like Adobe Photoshop Files
For developers, the sites can be overwhelming when you first visit them as they contain a lot of information for anyone to absorb on a single visit. I recommend you start at the basic tutorials here:
Create your first Windows Store app using C# or Visual Basic
Or there is a fantastic HOL for building a Contoso Cookbook.
For UX designers, the site provides planning & guidance based on already successful apps.