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Month: December 2012

Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start Course

“Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start“   A course by Microsoft Virtual Academy which provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480. The course focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop…

HTML5 is now feature complete

Great news from the  W3C!!!! “HTML5 Definition Complete, W3C Moves to Interoperability Testing and Performance” This was the announcement On 17 December 2012; whereby The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published the complete definition of the HTML5 and Canvas 2D specifications. Though not yet W3C standards, these specifications are now feature complete, meaning businesses and developers have a stable target for implementation and planning. “HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform, a full programming environment for cross-platform applications with…

Windows 8 Virtual Labs

Microsoft created Windows 8 Virtual Labs that will teach you how to build, share and sell interesting and easy-to-use applications that will make your customers happy. Virtual labs are simple –no complex setup or installation required. Each lab comes with a downloadable manual and a 90-minute time allocation. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks at any time. You will find these labs on the MSDN site  via this link  Microsoft Developer Network > Learn > Virtual Labs > Windows 8

Microsoft Tech Days 5 Beirut 2012

Last Thursday on December 12, Microsoft Lebanon held the Microsoft Experience 2013, an event that brought together Lebanon’s technology professionals to discover and experience the latest technologies from Microsoft and its partners available for businesses. The event included five tracks: Financial Services, The New Communication ERA, Retail, Education and the event in concern TechDays 5. I was delighted to take part in Tech.Days 5 Beirut 2012, and deliver 3 sessions on: Visual Studio 2012: What’s…

Windows 8 Editions

Windows 8 is now available and when you go to Windows8 Downloads on MSDN you will see many versions and start wondering what version/edition should I acquire. Among the list you will find, the following (each in x86 and x64 editions) and each in 2 language versions UK English version and  US English version Windows 8 (multiple editions) “contains both Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro” Windows 8 N – Volume license without media components Windows 8 Enterprise Windows…

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