These Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps Just Made Your New Year Bright

We told you earlier today that the fun was not going to stop with just a few Windows 8 apps made by some Microsoft BizSpark members. No, we said there would be more on the way. So, here continues our deluge of Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that you can download and tinker around…


Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For some of you that means more fun. For others, that means more…


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…


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…


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….


Peer Into Real Time Usage with Tap-O-Mizer, a Microsoft BizSpark Startup Tool Released This Weekend

The continually morphing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ecosystem added another feature this weekend as one of our Microsoft BizSpark members, Ilija Injac, delivered to the Windows Azure market a new app for Windows developers. Introducing TapMap, a heatmap extension for Windows developers.  TapMap helps developers track real usage data on their apps as…


Kill Fragmentation. Catch GlideOS at TechCrunch Disrupt NY April 29-30

This is a part 1 of a multi-part blog series celebrating Microsoft BizSpark startups at Techcrunch Disrupt NY, which starts tomorrow. You can catch GlideOS demoing their awesome Windows 8 app at the Microsoft booth at TechCrunch Disrupt NY on April 29th and 30th.     This interview was conducted by Neha Bhaskar, SR CHANNEL &…


Join Microsoft BizSpark at TechCrunch Disrupt NY!

Guest blog by Alp Tilev It’s that time again! Foot thumping music, party glasses, luxurious cars… are a just a few of things that come to mind when … Oh wait sorry wrong post. Let me try that again: Hackers, ruby on steroids, piles of awesome swag, red bull are just a few things that come…


First-Ever EU AppCup Competition Yields Windows 8 Innovations

If the discussions over the coffee breaks were any indication, delegates at the annual IAMCP Summit in Brussels all seemed to agree it was a great success, but for me the highlight was the first-ever EU AppCup competition. This post was written by Soha Hohnecker, Software Startup Lead at Microsoft. Taking place on the second…