Cross-Platform Development with Visual Studio and Xamarin


In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, being able to develop for different mobile platforms is a requirement for many organisations. Join Andrew Coates on May 6 from 12pm – 1pm in an exploration of true cross-platform development using C# and Visual Studio with the Xamarin toolset. Be amazed as the same code runs on Windows (8.x, Phone and Desktop), Android and iOS (both iPhone and iPad). In the first of a 2-part series, Andrew will discuss setting up a development environment that allows you to achieve this and then show how simple it is to use a common code base to build an app with the same functionality on six different platforms.


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//learn/ – is on!

LearnWhether you are a New Windows App Developer or an Experienced one- we have something for you!

Join us and take a deep dive into the latest features and technologies for Windows Phones, PCs and Tablets.//learn/ from our community in this “to the community, for the community and by the community” event where our MVPs and Expert Developers will help you better understand all that’s new with Windows.

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BUILD April 2014: Developer Debriefing

BUILD April 2014, is near. Or just completed. It depends on when you read this. Pop into this Developer Debriefing and Q&A session hosted by Nick Hodge at Midday, Tuesday 8th April 2014. Continue Reading →

Cre8! Developer Intensive – Unity porting workshops

Microsoft wants to help you bring your Unity game to Windows.


You may have heard. Unity devs are making some magic over in the Windows store. We are seeing great games succeed in this “new gold rush”. There are already 2000+ Unity games in the Windows Store with some hitting 3,000,000 downloads in less than 3 months. This is a new and amazing opportunity on the biggest operating system on the planet.

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Appreneur Challenge – Game closed :-(

Update 5pm 10th March 2014 Thank you to all those who have entered the challenge.

Keep tuned to hear all about our winner at the end of March.

Those who won an Xbox One in the first part of the competition will now go on to compete to double their prize.

The 20 winners will have 2 weeks to promote their apps and build a fan base.

The most creative and successful marketing promotion for the apps will double the prize and win a Surface Pro 2 (valued at $1100.00 AUD)*!

*Terms and conditions apply

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Skill up & win prizes! – Winner

Congratulations to Murray Hipper of South Lake in WA.

Murray is the winner of our Microsoft Virtual Academy for Developers competition.

By simply completing the course Build Apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Murray has scored himself some great prizes – an Asus Vivo Tab valued at $289RRP and a Nokia 925 valued at $450RRP.