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Heartland Developer Days

Just wanted to make sure you were aware of the upcoming Developer Days.


Join us for these free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers.

You’ll learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and get the knowledge you need to take your skills to the next level. Get up close and personal with the technologies you need to build innovative new applications and enjoy lots of time to talk shop with your peers. Check out the different events currently being offered near you and register today!



Build 2013 Highlights – The Best of Build!
Were you unable to attend Build 2013 and hear about the latest Microsoft product announcements for software developers? Never fear! In this session, we will give you the best of Build, covering the major announcements and technology innovations you need to know as a developer. We will show code and demos to get you up to speed on the latest with Windows 8.1, XAML, WinJS, Bing, Windows Azure, and Visual Studio.

9/24 – Southfield, MI | REGISTER NOW >>
9/25 – Columbus, OH | REGISTER NOW >>
11/22 – Independence, OH | REGISTER NOW >>



Monetization of Real-World Windows Apps
Often, as developers, we think of our pet software projects as a hobby. As it turns out, we have one of the most profitable hobbies in the history of hobbies! Billions of dollars have already been made by developers just like you that built an app for a mobile platform, and monetized it effectively. In this one-day event, we will share with you some modest and extreme success stories, some strategies for making money from your apps, and some technical instruction on exactly how to make that happen in your code. We will also demonstrate how easy it is to build one unified codebase that can used on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone.

10/22 – Southfield, MI | REGISTER NOW >>
11/6 – Columbus, OH | REGISTER NOW >>
12/4 – Independence, OH | REGISTER NOW >>



Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Code Sharing
Trying to wrap your head around app development across multiple platforms? Trying to capitalize on the opportunities in both the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 marketplaces? Want to maximize your design and development resources and get to market better, faster, and stronger? Then come to this session and learn some real world techniques to maximize your efficiency of developing for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. See how you can minimize your development costs by maximizing sharing and reuse between the two platforms.

12/10 – Southfield, MI | REGISTER NOW >>



Windows 8 & Windows Phone Hands-on-Lab
Build your first Windows 8 apps with an accompanying app on Windows Phone! We will start from scratch to great a Windows 8 app that is powered by the cloud AND includes a Windows Phone version too!

11/20 – Columbus, OH | REGISTER NOW >>
11/22 – Southfield, MI | REGISTER NOW >>

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App Builder Virtual Summit: May 2, 2013


Are you interested in building Windows 8 Applications?  Register for the App Builder Virtual Summit that is taking place on May 2, 2013 from 9a – 2p PST.


9:00 – 9:30 Keynote:  The Windows Opportunity
9:30 – 10:30 Show and Tell:  Top Apps Development Revealed
10:30 – 11:00 “But I’m an iOS Developer”
11:00 – 11:30 Android Developers:  Expand Your Portfolio (1)
11:30 – 12:30 What can Windows 8 Development Frameworks do for you?
12:30 – 1:00 Designing for a New Digital Canvas
1:00 – 1:30 Monetizing your Windows 8 apps with Advertising
1:30 – 2:00 The “Get Rich Pitch” (2)


  1. My colleague, Jennifer Marsman (Microsoft Developer Evangelist), just published a post that may be of interest to you as well:  Windows Store opportunity for Android Developers
  2. I had written about Kevin Ashley in my previous post:  Embracing your Inner Developer.  Kevin had written about his experiences on developing for Windows 8 and is making $30,000 a month (which is above and beyond his normal pay as a Microsoft employee)

Get inspired and jumpstart your Windows 8 App Development with this event.

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Upcoming Office Webinar: Working with Office on Windows 8

Join Tuesday, April 2nd from 9:15a PST – 9:30a PST for a quick 15 minute Office webinar “Working with Office on Windows 8.”

There is a new webinar every Tuesday.  Join live with a live Q&A afterwards or watch one of the recordings.

You can view all of the Office Webinar listings or download a calendar reminder for the series.

Working with Office on Windows 8
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
9:00a – 9:30a PST (starts promptly at 9:15a)
Direct Link for Webinar

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Microsoft Build 2013 has been scheduled

It has been scheduled!  Microsoft Build 2013 has been scheduled for June 26 – 28, 2013 at the Mascone Center in San Francisco.  This is 3 to 4 months earlier than the previous Build Conferences!!!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 2 at 9a PST to register.  Registration usually fills up quickly for this event, so act fast.

Read Full Announcement

If you haven’t attended Microsoft Build in the past but want to watch or download the videos, you can gain access from MSDN’s Channel 9 website:

Build 2012

Build 2011

I didn’t attend but I really enjoyed watching the Build 2012 Keynote

Build 2012 Keynote–Part 1 (45 minutes)


Build 2012 Keynote–Part 2 (52 minutes)

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