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The Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success

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Making $ on Win 8: The First Mover Advantage The upcoming release of Windows 8 offers developers a huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well: With more than 630 million licenses sold to date, across 200+ countries and regions around the world, Windows has an unrivaled global reach. Combined with the flexibility of monetization options that the Store provides, Windows 8 represents the single biggest developer opportunity for any platform. So, how can you join in? Generation App: Getting You There Many thousands of developers
will recognize this opportunity, but you can gain an advantage and stand out from the crowd through the programs we’re offering: Windows 8 DevCamps & Hackathons DevCamps – In-person training & guidance from Windows 8 experts Hackathons – Expert help and hands-on experience creating your app
30 To Launch Online training and tips from insiders, at your...(Read whole news on source site)

Nokia adds vcard support to Windows Phone 7.5

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Recently Nokia rolled out a couple of updates for Lumia owners including an OS update that provides tethering support for Lumia 800’s, and some cool camera extras that provides a great group photo merge.  Nokia also released a “Contacts Share” application that provides vcard support for sharing contacts. Install Nokia’s Contact Share, and next time someone sends you a vcard attachment you can simply open it and select to add it to your contacts. There’s other contacting sharing apps out there, but this is the first one I’ve seen that adds vcard
attachment support. The app doesn’t integrate completely into the People hub, but it’s the next best thing. You might have trouble locating the app in the windows phone market place: it was released in June. Here’s the direct link: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=feb55f4c-1e2d-497e-b1ee-fce04a9a11ae   Enjoy
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Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons...Register Today!

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I posted recently about some upcoming Windows 8 Developer Camp and Hackathon events that are taking place across the east coast, including two here in Mid-Atlantic (one in Chevy Chase, MD, and one in Reston, VA). If you've been waiting to register, your time is up. Reston is sold out, and Chevy Chase is nearly full (if you're in Boston, MA, you might also still be able to squeak in). If you want to join us for some great info on creating compelling Windows 8 Metro style apps, you need to register today using the links below:
border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="289"> Location DevCamp Hackathon Chevy Chase, MD 10-Aug 11-Aug Boston, MA 17-Aug 18-Aug You can check out the original post for all the details and agenda, as well as some additional cities in the US if you're outside the east coast area....(Read whole news on source site)

Upgrading from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Overview

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I have not thought about an upgrade from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 is quite a while as most if not all of my customers have already made the move to 2010. However one of my colleagues asked if I had done one recently and well… not in a while. There are really two main [...]-Do you want to move to Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Service NOW? Microsoft is providing a Go-Live licence (that means that it is supported in production) and you can use it today! For help moving forward contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Libraries and e-books | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

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Libraries and e-books | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network:

 Only 12 percent of e-book readers have actually borrowed an e-book from their local library, according to a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project
By Krystal D'Costa


“Approximately, 75% of US libraries lend e-books but 62% said they did not know if their library offered that service. Some 22% say they know that their library does lend out e-books, and 14% say they know their library does not lend out e-books.”

Showing the AppBar for HTML Metro Applications in Design Mode using Blend for Visual Studio 2012

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Introduction Showing the AppBar in XAML Metro Applications requires no special tips or tricks, just place the code on your page and open it in Blend and you will see the AppBar:

As you can see below, it just works.   HTML Metro Application on the other hand doesn’t have this luxury, instead you have to enabled it. Open Visual studio 2012 and create a new JavaScript Metro...(Read whole news on source site)

Accelerating Startups Globally with Windows Azure

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Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure in Israel, China, and India. The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure is a program focused on enabling startups that do big things with the cloud to increase their chances of success.  As you all know, these are exciting times in the software industry, as we are seeing the dawn of a new way of designing applications powered by cloud technologies.  At the same time, we’re also seeing an explosion in startups representing the next-generation of entrepreneurs, all of which
have the potential to be a significant growth engine for the global economy.  With the economics of the cloud and the agility it provides, bringing these two worlds together is extremely exciting. We decided to launch the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure program in Israel, China, and India because we believe the right combination of factors are present in these geographies to incubate great new product ideas.  The new breed of entrepreneurs emerging, combined with strong VC and Angel investor networks, means new companies have the foundation to innovate successfully in these large and growing markets.  And with the access to...(Read whole news on source site)

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