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Volume 18, Number 17 | August 25, 2014

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August 27: Building Responsive UI with Bootstrap

If you want to easily create webpages that work cross-platform and that scale well to different screen sizes, join the experts as they explore this popular framework that makes it easy for all skill levels to create rich UIs for users, regardless of device.

September 9 - 10: Developing 2D and 3D Games with Unity for Windows Jump Start

Join MVA live for a two-day deep dive into how you can use the powerful Unity game development engine to create both 2D and 3D games. Microsoft's Adam Tuliper will share some amazing demos and practical tips you can use to get started today.

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DEV Intersection, November 10 - 13, Las Vegas: A Next-Generation Event
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How to Write Mobile Applications - What Are Your Options?
Technical Evangelist Bruno Terkaly walks you through five different approaches that can be used to create mobile apps with straightforward guidance on issues you should consider when publishing your app.

Using Web App Template in App Studio to Publish GameStop Mobile WP8 in 25 Steps
Microsoft's App Studio portal allows developers to build rapid prototypes as well as full-blown applications quickly and easily on any machine with a capable web browser. Technical Evangelist Paul DeCarlo shows how using App Studio and the Web App Template he was able to quickly publish a GameStop Mobile Windows Phone 8 app.

September 25: Developing Games with Construct 2
Want to create the next Flappy Bird? Join experts James Quick and Shahed Chowdhuri and see how easy it is to set up Construct 2, build games, and publish. Learn to build an engaging 2D game in just an hour, with no previous experience.

My App in 60 Seconds: SumAll
Dane Atkinson, CEO of SumAll, shares with us their Windows 8 app: a business intelligence tool for small and medium-sized businesses that connects all the services you use and brings them into one place.

August 27 - 28: Developing Universal Windows Apps with JavaScript Jump Start
Devs, if you want to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build rich, native apps on a new, exciting platform, get the details from Microsoft experts in this fast-paced course. First, get a solid intro to these technologies with the Modern Web Platform Jump Start.

A Stroll Through Node: Introduction
Technical Evangelist Steven Douard provides step-by-step instructions covering the basics of creating a Node.js server and asynchronous programming in Node. Visual Studio Express 2013 with Update 3 for Web provides the core tools for creating compelling, innovative web applications and services.

Step-by-Step: Get Netduino Working with Visual Studio 2013
Technical Evangelist Jason Walters guides you through getting started with Netduino and Visual Studio 2013. Netduino is an open source electronics platform using the .NET Micro Framework. Download Visual Studio today, for the fastest way to start developing applications for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, web, or cloud.

September 3 - 4: Open Source Questions Answered
We've all got questions on open source software, the benefits for individual developers, the value it brings to business, and Microsoft's role. Get the details, straight from top open-source experts. Register today.

Every Dev Has a Story: Nick Madonna, Founder of PHL Collective
PHL Collective, an indie game studio out of Philadelphia, PA, uses Unity to build Windows 8 games for PC and mobile devices, as well as Kinect party games for Xbox. Nick shares how Microsoft BizSpark provided software to help them build their business.

August 26: The Modern Web Platform Jump Start
Get a fast-paced primer on the latest capabilities and features available in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Discover the basics you need to create websites, web apps, even native Windows apps, and prepare for the Developing Universal Windows Apps with JavaScript Jump Start.

September 30 - October 1: Developing Universal Windows Apps (C#/XAML) Jump Start
Windows and Windows Phone developers, get real-world guidance for developing universal Windows apps, and save valuable time when creating apps for today's mobile workforce and consumer marketplace in this live Jump Start from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).
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