Announcing Windows Phone 8

Earlier today, Windows Phone SDK 8.0 was announced at Build! The SDK includes development support for Windows Phone 8, support for C++ games and apps, an updated emulator for Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone support for Visual Studio 2012 (both 7 and 8), and is easier to port apps between Windows 8 and Windows Phone…

Windows 8 Workshops

I’ll be at the Tyson’s Corner Microsoft Store for a Windows 8 Workshop on Game Development on November 2nd. This is part of a larger series at the Microsoft Store that’s all about Windows 8 development. Here’s more info: With the launch of Windows 8 just a couple of weeks away, we want to make…

8 Days Until Windows 8!!

There are 8 days until Windows 8, the biggest developer opportunity. Ever. Each day there will be some great events happening to get you excited and ready. Happening today Thursday, October 18 at 4pm PST there will be a special webcast to answer questions about how to get an app or game into the Windows Store….

Apps4VA Hackathons

On October 19-20, Apps4VA will host a series of hackathons across Virginia that challenges participants to create apps that improve education using this data catalog. There will be 5 locations hosting the hackathons: Arlington: Uber Offices, Register here Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology: ICAT STUDIOne, Register here Charlottesville: Hack CVille, Register…

NCWIT Award for Aspiration in Computing 2012

This post is shamelessly reblogged from Alfred Thompson. Alfred is an expert in the K12 space and I highly recommended following him on Twitter (@alfredtwo) and on his blog for outstanding content! He posts lots of resources, information and discussions about technology, computer science and education. (Click here for his original post.)   Time for…

Windows 8 Office Hours

If you’re working on, or thinking about building, apps for Windows 8, and looking for some help or advice, you’ll be super interested to know about the upcoming office hours in the DC metro area. In the month of October, local Microsofties will be at our Chevy Chase, MD and Reston, VA offices. During these…

HTML5 Game Starter Kit for Windows 8

Yesterday, Petri (@petriw) from Microsoft Norway published this awesome resource for creating HTML5 games for Windows 8. Want to create a game for Windows 8? And publish it to the new Windows Store? Many of the apps that are submitted to the Windows Store are failing certification because they didn’t know that a Privacy Policy…

Win a Nokia Lumia 900

Come by the Microsoft booth at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 900! You can enter to win by creating your very first Windows Phone app. We have four tutorials for you to walk through to create your first app. You can do the tutorials…

Startup Weekend Blacksburg Recap

Shamelessly reblogged from the Microsoft BizSpark Group Blog! Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14th – 16th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event. We got to…

Windows 8 Hackathon @ Duke

On Friday I’ll be at Duke University in Durham, NC to run a 24-hour Windows Hackathon. Here are all the details: Our Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest. Code to your heart’s content and get familiar with all of the great Windows 8 features. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application…