Windows 8 Design Principles Simplified Part 3 - Fast and Fluid

Welcome to the ‘Windows 8 design principles for dummies’ series. One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back for fixes is Design. This is a five part series where I will cover five key highlights for each design principle that aims at helping developers build a high quality app. If you…

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Vote for the Microsoft BizSpark Euro Summit People's Choice Winner -- Poll Open Until July 4

Every year, we take the ten to twelve hottest startups in the BizSpark program from Europe and vote on what the market thinks is the absolute hottest startup. We’ve created a list of the twelve finalists for this year’s Microsoft BizSpark Euro Summit, which will be held in Berlin July 4. You can now vote…

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Pride in Craftsmanship -- Windows 8 Development Part 2

Sonal Mane, a Microsoft startup technologist in Chicago, provides us with the second chapter in a series on effective and efficient Windows 8 development. This series helps members in Microsoft BizSpark move quickly through the design of an app in Windows 8.   One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back…

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Doing More With Less in Windows 8 Development -- (Part One)

Sonal Mane, a Startup Technologist working for Microsoft in Chicago, walks you through steps to make the Windows 8 app development process easier.  Here’s her first post in a series. Welcome to the ‘Windows 8 design principles simplified’ series. One of the key reasons for apps being rejected or sent back for fixes is Design….

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BizSpark Members Can Get Free Exposure for Apps with PreApps

Meet the founders of Pre-Apps -one of the newest partners joining the BizSpark community . With over 30,000 new apps introduced each month, PreApps is a marketplace to discover, rate, and download the best mobile apps coming soon. They also have an exclusive offer for BizSpark members – you will receive free PreApps featured services ($24.99 Value)…

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Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…

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Tech Cocktail This Week: A Lesson in Humility

Every week we show you something that was amazing in TechCocktail., one of our partners. Here’s this week’s example, a talk on humility by David Crenshaw, a business coach. 

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