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Books we recommend

Image Start Here! Learn the Kinect API

Learn the fundamentals of programming with the Kinect™ API—and begin building apps that use motion tracking, voice recognition, and more. If you have no previous experience with Kinect, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explan

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Image Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview)

Hello! To help celebrate the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, we’re happy to release a preview edition of Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by Kraig Brockschmidt (who, some of you might remember, many years ago worked with us on a coupl

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Articles we enjoyed

Playing Music and Sound Effects in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript
I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release Preview bits and Visual Studio Express 2012 RC. The app is going to be a retro shooter that takes advantage of HTML5 Canvas for the main game engine and then several Windows 8 Metro Style App Features. What

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My Favorite Features: Improved Tooling in Visual Studio 11 for JavaScript Developers
I’ve been working on some coding projects lately, and spending a lot of time in Visual Studio 11. I wanted to start a series to share some of my favorite features that I’ve enjoyed using in the product. One feature that I ended up using a lot, while working with jquery and jquerymobile, is the new J

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My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint
In my last post on Continuous Value Delivery, I talked the importance of communication between the customer and the engineering team to arrive at a clear project definition. How many times have you built exactly what was asked for, but not what was wanted? Agile teams need the right communication to

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A clear example of a gesture driven Windows Phone application
With touch devices, like the Windows Phone, it's important that we take advantage of gestures, making them a integral part of our applications. You're thinking, "Easy for you to say, but how?"

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[ASP.NET MVC] Routing – Areas
Areas are another way to organize an MVC application, especaily when it becomes large. An application can be divided into multiple functional segments, or areas.

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Videos we favorited

Ten User Experience Best Practices for Windows Phone Application Development

Windows Phone applications that compel download and repetitive use, are those with great user experiences. User experiences that connect with consumers. User experiences that embrace the Metro design language and feel a cohesive part of the overall Windows Phone application ecosystem. Come learn abo

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Premier Episode of Microsoft DevRadio on MSDN: Building & Publishing Windows 8 Apps

Nisha and I kicked off the maiden episode of Microsoft DevRadio on MSDN. It you are like me (meaning you love to hear me talk) then this is just your cup. It’s a decent overview of the benefits and compelling opportunities in Windows 8 for developers and entrepreneurs.

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

Visual Studio 2012 RC downloads

nstall and try Visual Studio 2012 RC today and seize the future of development. Read more

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