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Register for Windows 8 AppFest at Bengaluru (September 2012)

Microsoft India presents Windows 8 AppFest, the world’s largest coding marathon for building great apps for Windows 8. It is going to happen on 21st and 22nd September 2012 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

If you have the passion to learn and build a quality app for Windows 8 with the help of Microsoft Engineers and trainers, don’t forget to register for it to attend.



How to Share Internet Connection from WP7 Device?

Do you know that, you can easily share the internet connection of your Windows Phone 7 device to your Laptop? Yes, you can share the phone’s data connection to other devices using the Wi-Fi broadcasting.

 

In this blog post, I will share you the steps which will be helpful for you to faster connect to the net in your Laptop and share the data connection from your mobile device.


Targeted .NET Framework in Visual Studio 2012

Did you install Visual Studio 2012 in a fresh new environment and willing to target your project for .NET Framework prior to Framework 4 but could not see the option to change to the older framework version? This post will help you in details.

 

Continue reading more to know about the default .NET Targeted Framework of Visual Studio 2012 and the steps to install additional framework version.


Free .NET Decompiler “JustDecompile” from Telerik is now Extensible

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JustDecompile is a free tool from Telerik for .NET assembly browsing and decompiling. It lets you take an existing compiled assembly and then decompile the assembly language back to readable C#, VB and IL code.

 

This free .NET decompiler is now extensible and the first plugins are now available for download. Continue reading to know more about it.


Register for Windows Phone Webcast Series

Are you waiting for the big turning point in your professional life? This is the age of Apps and an idea is all it takes. So hone your skills by getting the latest training on Windows Phone Application Development.

 

Microsoft is organizing a 5 days webcast on Windows Phone Series for 2 hours daily. Take part of it and learn more on Windows Phone application development.


How to Fix Windows 8 RTM Activation Issue?

After installing Windows 8 RTM, I was facing an issue that says "Windows can't activate right now. Try activating Windows later". I tried it multiple times but couldn't figure out what was the actual issue here.


Later @LBugnion shared me the trick to resolve this issue which I am going to share here in my blog, so that you can find it useful.



Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now Available for Download

Along with Windows 8 RTM for MSDN/TechNet Subscribers, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 to the MSDN/TechNet Subscribers and all other developers. This is the latest version of the popular Software development tool in Microsoft platform.

 

In a blog post today, Somasegar announced the availability of Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 and Blend. Continue reading to find out the links and other important information about this releases.


Download Windows 8 RTM (MSDN Subscribers) and a 90days Trial for others

Recently Microsoft released Windows 8 RTM (build version: #9200) to the OEM Manufacturer and mentioned that the product will be available to the MSDN/TechNet Subscribers on 15th August 2012 and will be available for general public use on 26th October 2012.

 

As per their commencement, the product is now available for download. Find out the links to download the new OS from Microsoft. Also there is a link to download the 90 days Trial version.


Windows Store and Windows Phone Developer accounts for MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft now announced new benefits that will help you get your apps out to millions of people to see, try and buy! As an MSDN subscriber, you’ll now receive one-time 12 month Windows Store and
Windows Phone Developer accounts!

 

After reimagined Windows Phone Store from Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft announced this to the MSDN subscribers. To know more about the benefits and to get the links, check out the post.


Windows Phone Dev (#WPDev) Center now in a new look

Yesterday the Windows Phone Dev Center was down for quite a long time. The main reason behind that was probably Microsoft team was deploying the new version of the site.

 

When we visited the site today, we noticed a new version of the whole site. That’s not only a fresh, new UI experience but you’ll also find everything you need to create great apps for your customers with new features.


Beginners Guide to Windows Phone Development (#WPDev) Tutorials

On popular demand, I came up with this blog post. In this page, I composed all the articles, tips & tricks, problem & solutions that a Windows Phone Developer should know.

 

This list is not a complete list and I will add more links to this page once I complete more articles and tips on WPDev. So, bookmark it for your future reference and to get all the latest updates on Windows Phone 7 Application Development.


 
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