|Get a Sneak Preview of Windows Phone 8|
Read Joe Belfiore's "
Announcing Windows Phone 8" blog and watch the
Windows Phone summit on-demand session for a sneak preview of Windows Phone 8, highlighting the core OS elements shared with Windows 8, and the opportunities this release will create for developers, IT professionals, and consumers. Visit the
Windows Phone App hub to download WP7 developer tools.
Mobile Site Development, Part 2: Design|
Dino Esposito debunks some mobile site development myths as he explains how to present users with web pages designed to work best with their individual devices.
TFS, TFS on Windows Azure - Cloud-Bursting Dev and Test Labs|
CloudShare enables dev/test in the cloud through integration with TFS, including TFS on Windows Azure. This new hybrid solution provides on-premises and cloud-based development and testing labs. These may be used for building, unit testing, or functional testing via the TFS Lab Manager.
Webcast: Building Windows 8 Metro Style Casual Games Using HTML 5|
Windows Dev Center and reading
Get started with Windows 8 development - download Visual Studio Win8 Express.
Take a moment. Make a difference.|
Having a mentor can be game-changing. Being a mentor can be time-consuming. Strike a balance! This summer, reach out to an aspiring techie and offer to do a mini-mentorship - share your tips over a cup of coffee or a quick lunch. A few moments of your time could make a big difference.
Requirements and Storyboarding with Visual Studio 2012|
July 17, 2012, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
This session will demonstrate new features in Visual Studio 2012 that support creating, presenting, and maturing storyboards using tools you already know. Then we'll show how this process fits into the rest of your application's lifecycle.
Migrating Without Fear: Visual Source Safe to the New TFS 2012|
July 19, 2012, 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time
If your developers have been pushing back because they’re afraid TFS will disrupt their daily coding practices, you're not alone. Local Workspaces in TFS 2012 may be just the thing you need to change the conversation.
A View into Microsoft's New ALM Features and Tools|
July 24, 2012, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this session we'll briefly discuss the breadth of new features and then spend some time demonstrating the ones that could make the biggest difference in the success of your development projects.
Office Next Blog|
Connect with the engineers who are building future releases of Microsoft Office on this blog.
Pre-Release of Petzold's Classic Programming Windows for Windows 8|
Programming legend Charles Petzold is rewriting his classic Programming Windows - one of the most popular programming books of all time - to show developers how to use existing skills and tools to build Windows 8 apps. You can buy the ebook now and read it while it's being written. You'll get updates and the final ebook once it's published.
Visual Studio 2012 RC: The Ultimate Testing Tools|
July 18, 2012, 12:00 Noon Pacific Time
This session will cover Test Manager 2012, including test planning, building test cases, diagnostic capture, exploratory testing, results capture, and filing rich bug information.
Branching Without Fear in the New TFS 2012|
July 26, 2012, 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Learn the patterns and tricks you need to manage the toughest code across multiple releases, multiple feature sets, even multiple teams. Navigate with Visual Studio branch visualization, then see the all-new and improved compare and merge tool in Visual Studio 2012.
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Mobile America - the People Hackathon: Through July 31, 2012
Join a nationwide mobile application development campaign today to bring citizens and developers together to build MOBILE AMERICA. Mobile America - the people hackathon is inspired by America itself - an event for the people, by the people. Develop an app or app prototype that contributes to America, using Microsoft Windows Phone, Windows Azure or Windows 8, to win prizes! Visit
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