Want to get a jump start on developing Universal Windows Apps with C# and XAML?

Sign up for this free virtual event:
Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Jump Start

This free course will last 2 days: Sept 30-Oct 1 from 9am to 5pm PDT (get it in your time zone).

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Designing a Universal Experience
  • Getting Started
  • Client Foundation
    Client Views
  • MVVM Techniques
  • Windows Store Features
  • Location and Maps
  • Enterprise Features

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-jump-start


Designing Applications for Windows Azure Jump Start
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/designing-applications-for-windows-azure-jump-start

Windows 8.1 Developer Training: Geek Edition Jump Start
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-8-1-developer-training-geek-edition-jump-start

Designing Your XAML UI with Blend Jump Start
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/designing-your-xaml-ui-with-blend-jump-start

 

Happy learning!


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 Platform

· Chapter 3: Bing Maps JavaScript API

· Chapter 4: Bing Maps Native API

· Chapter 5: Bing Maps REST Services

· Chapter 6: Bing Spatial Data Services

· Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data

· Chapter 8: Drawing on the Map

· Chapter 9: Creating an Augmented Reality App

· Chapter 10: Creating a Templatable Compass Control

· Chapter 11: Cross Platform Development


Download the book

· Lulu.com

· Direct download (pdf, 17MB)

Code sample

Code samples for the book can be downloaded here.


Pumped after BUILD, you downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Preview and VS 2013 Preview and now you want to start building new Store apps ?
You should read the following:

 

  • Visual Studio 2012 (running on either Windows 8 or Windows 8.1) continues to support creating and working with Windows Store apps for Windows 8.  It does not support creating or working with Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1.  Apps targeting Windows 8 continue to work on Windows 8.1, they just can’t take advantage of all of the new Windows 8.1 functionality and performance improvements.
  • Visual Studio 2013 Preview, when running on Windows 8.1, supports creating and working with Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1; it also supports working with existing Windows Store apps for Windows 8, but it doesn’t contain templates for creating new Windows Store apps for Windows 8.
  • Visual Studio 2013 Preview, when running on Windows 8, does not support working with Windows Store apps, regardless of whether they’re targeting Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
  • Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview can be installed and run side-by-side on the same machine.

Conclusion: install both VS2012 and VS2013 Preview on Windows 8.1 and you should be good to go…


Only 7 months after the previous BUILD event, Microsoft is hosting a new BUILD conference in San Francisco (June 26-28, 2013).

 

Notable announcements of day 1:

 

 

Also to check out:

Windows 8.1 Preview Product Guide for Developers
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/bg184615

F12 Tools in Internet Explorer 11 Preview has been rebuilt from the ground up:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/bg182632

 

Watch the entire keynote online:
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/1-001

Read the full transcript:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Speeches/2013/06-26Build2013.aspx


Just got this one! Here is a little tip for you:

While studying a new exam the first thing to do is to consult the “Skills Measured” section of the official page of Microsoft Learning website:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-484

 

Better than that, Vitor Ciaramella, put together this nice sheet with direct hyperlinks to MSDN resources for each topics covered by the exam:
http://www.vic.ms/microsoft/windows-8/exam-70-484-essentials-of-developing-windows-store-apps-using-c/


Voici les slides de ma présentation Windows 8 du 28 Janvier 2013 à la Communauté .NET Montréal.

Merci à tous les participants, c’était vraiment le fun!

 

Windows 8, Windows RT, WinRT, Windows Runtime, Surface RT, Surface Pro, ARM?!?

On constate beaucoup de confusion autour de ces sujets…
Windows 8 est-il réservé aux tablettes ? Qu’en est-il des desktop ?
Qu’est ce que Windows RT ? et WinRT ?
Quelles sont les différentes licences de Windows 8 ?
Combien ça coûte ?
Vais-je pouvoir faire un upgrade depuis Windows 7 et garder mes fichiers ?
Dois-je acheter la tablette tactile Microsoft Surface RT ou attendre la version Pro prévue pour début 2013 ?
Quels sont les modèles disponible chez d’autres fabriquants ?

Je vais tenter de clarifier tout cela et plus encore!

Bonus: Passage en revue des meilleurs devices Windows 8 présentés lors du CES Las Vegas début Janvier 2013!

 


       

 

Dans le cadre des Samedi.NET et grace au soutien de Microsoft Canada, la Communauté .NET Montréal est très heureuse d’organiser cet atelier dédié aux développement d’applications ciblant Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 et Windows Azure.

 

Windows 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Azure

 

“Venez participer à cette journée dédiée au développement Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 et Windows Azure. Au travers de présentations et de labs techniques, c’est enfin l’occasion révée de se mettre à jour sur le développement d’applications tirant avantage de ces technologies!!”

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Tous les détails et inscription (obligatoire):
http://www.dotnetmontreal.com/events/96111122/

Au plaisir de vous voir nombreux!!