The Midweek Download: March 6th Edition – TechForum Lifts the Veil on Microsoft’s Vision of the Future of Technology

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on TechForum, TechFest, tips for developers who want to market their Windows Phone apps and more. TechForum demos reveal new world of “Intelligent Technology.” Microsoft’s strategic and technical vision for the future was discussed this week at TechForum, an annual event hosted by Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, and Eric Rudder, Microsoft’s chief technical strategy officer. To get … Read more »

Weekend Reading: March 1st Edition – Nokia Unveils Its New Lumia Phones & Catch the Sunday Premiere Broadcast for Gears of War: Judgment

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the great Windows 8 phones and apps announced this week during Mobile World Congress and some must-see Sunday entertainment – the Gears of War: Judgment premiere arrives. Windows Phone 8 at Mobile World Congress. Nokia had a busy press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company announced new Windows Phone 8 models, the availability of its popular location … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Feb. 20th Edition – What’s New for ASP.NET, Web Tools 2012.2, Lync & More

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Lync, Skype and the future of communications; big data visionaries talking shop in Silicon Valley, plus tips on making your Windows Phone apps stand out from the crowd. Announcing the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update. On Monday, Microsoft announced the final release of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update. This update is a free download … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Feb. 13th Edition – The Latest On Big Data Week, Tips for App and Web Developers & More

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on big data – what it is, how to use it and who’s leading the way, how to build your Windows 8 app to reach a market of 4.5 billion people, and designing your Web sites for mobile phones. The big bang: how the big data explosion is changing the world. In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Jan. 30th Edition – How to Build Stellar Windows Phone Apps

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on building high-performance Windows Phone apps, winning apps from the Mobile Code Jam Challenge at CCNC 2013, plus new support to help get your Windows Store apps certified. Building high-performance Windows Phone apps. Mobile phone users expect the apps running on their phones to perform well at all times and be of super quality. A slow startup or a jerky … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Jan. 23rd Edition – Eight Tips for Designing Windows Phone Apps

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the latest release of Try F#, the Windows Startup Challenge, plus how to design, optimize and submit your Windows Phone apps – tools and tips you’ll want to use. Eight tips for designing Windows Phone apps. As part of the “App to the future” challenge, we’ve conducted Lightning Design Review sessions for a few weeks, and one thing struck … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Jan. 16th Edition – Delivering on the Cloud OS & the ‘Next App Star’ Contest Kicks Off

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the Cloud OS and the opportunity it brings enterprise customers and IT managers, retailers connecting with customers using Windows 8 apps, plus a shot at seeing your app featured in a Windows Phone TV ad through the Next App Star contest. What is the Cloud OS? “We all know change is constant, especially in technology,” says Corporate Vice President … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Jan. 9th Edition – 60M Windows 8 Licenses Sold

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows 8 momentum, Windows Phone 8 app development and NUI. Check ‘em out! Windows 8 – 60M licenses sold. On Tuesday at the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. This represents the cumulative sales of … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Dec. 19th Edition – Microsoft Researcher Makes Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Forbes-honored Microsoft Researcher Vipul Goyal, a new Windows Phone app design challenge and news on Internet Explorer 10. Heady recognition for young researcher. For a man of 29, Vipul Goyal (pictured right), a researcher at Microsoft Research India, already possesses a gaudy list of academic and professional achievements. He has  a Ph.D. from UCLA. As a student there, he … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Dec. 12th Edition – Microsoft Surface Production and Retail Distribution Increased

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Surface, Kinect inventor Alex Kipman winning the Inventor of the Year Award from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation and more. Microsoft increased production and expands retail distribution for Surface. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced plans to make Microsoft Surface available at additional retailers as soon as mid-December. In addition, the company announced the extension of the Microsoft holiday … Read more »