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Coding for Unity with Visual Studio Code
Coding for Unity with Visual Studio Code
Coding for Unity with Visual Studio Code

I need a Mac for work to support multiple platforms for demonstrations and to help developers with iOS games, therefore I didn’t fancy booting into parallels just to use Visual Studio for everyday development.

I need a Mac for work to support multiple platforms for demonstrations and to help developers with iOS games, therefore I didn’t fancy booting into parallels just to use Visual Studio for everyday development.

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Details about the ES2015 update to JavaScript
Details about the ES2015 update to JavaScript
Details about the ES2015 update to JavaScript

ES2015 is one of the largest updates to JavaScript ever. There have been several additions to the standard library, and loads of new syntax additions as well.

ES2015 is one of the largest updates to JavaScript ever. There have been several additions to the standard library, and loads of new syntax additions as well.

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Open technologies and a new TechDays Online
Open technologies and a new TechDays Online
Open technologies and a new TechDays Online

From the 2nd to the 4th of June we’ll be hosting our next TechDays Online event! We’ll have a keynote from Scott Hanselman and it’s absolutely free to attend, so register while it’s top of mind!

From the 2nd to the 4th of June we’ll be hosting our next TechDays Online event! We’ll have a keynote from Scott Hanselman and it’s absolutely free to attend, so register while it’s top of mind!

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Designing StaffPad: 5 key design principles
Designing StaffPad: 5 key design principles
Designing StaffPad: 5 key design principles

Hello! My name is David William Hearn, and I’m the co-founder and designer of StaffPad. StaffPad is a music notation application built exclusively for Windows 8.1 pen and touch devices, like the Surface Pro 3. In this...

Hello! My name is David William Hearn, and I’m the co-founder and designer of StaffPad. StaffPad is a music notation application built exclusively for Windows 8.1 pen and touch devices, like the Surface Pro 3. In this post, I thought I’d take an in-depth look at StaffPad’s design, and how it was conceived, conceptualised and eventually executed.

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Preparing for Windows 10 – moving from Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone
Preparing for Windows 10 – moving from Windows 8.1 and...
Preparing for Windows 10 – moving from Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

Preparing for Windows 10? Existing Windows developers have all the assets they need to get going on the new platform at launch.

Preparing for Windows 10? Existing Windows developers have all the assets they need to get going on the new platform at launch.

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HoloLens - hands on with the future
HoloLens - hands on with the future
HoloLens - hands on with the future

If you don't know what HoloLens is (where have you been?!), Microsoft describes the device as "the first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer", which will enable high definition holograms to come to life...

If you don't know what HoloLens is (where have you been?!), Microsoft describes the device as "the first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer", which will enable high definition holograms to come to life within the physical world around you. Holograms seen through the device will actually interact with the real world, with the device understanding the space you are in, such as the walls, and furniture etc. Microsoft call this "mixed reality".

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From Zero to Certified: A guide to learning something new
From Zero to Certified: A guide to learning something...
From Zero to Certified: A guide to learning something new

When I started my new role as a Technical Evangelist in September 2014, one of my objectives was to get up-to-speed with the Microsoft cloud platform, Microsoft Azure.

When I started my new role as a Technical Evangelist in September 2014, one of my objectives was to get up-to-speed with the Microsoft cloud platform, Microsoft Azure.

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Cool tech I saw this week... at Microsoft Ventures
Cool tech I saw this week... at Microsoft Ventures
Cool tech I saw this week... at Microsoft Ventures

For the past few weeks, I've been writing about all the amazing startups I've met at some of the UK's top accelerators – but this week, I was dazzled by our very own startups at the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, so I...

For the past few weeks, I've been writing about all the amazing startups I've met at some of the UK's top accelerators – but this week, I was dazzled by our very own startups at the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, so I thought I'd give a few of them the spotlight here.

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Upcoming events
Upcoming events
Upcoming events

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and don't be too afraid of those prices! Some venues will offer reduced prices if you enquire, and even if...

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and don't be too afraid of those prices! Some venues will offer reduced prices if you enquire, and even if you can't attend the day in person, keep your eyes peeled for the content that comes from them afterwards.

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Build Tour 2015 – more detail on Windows 10 and what it means to you
Build Tour 2015 – more detail on Windows 10 and what it...
Build Tour 2015 – more detail on Windows 10 and what it means to you

Many of you will have watched some of the Build 2015 keynotes and sessions – and the announcements around Windows 10. The team at Redmond wanted to meet developers across the world, so rocked up to central London to...

Many of you will have watched some of the Build 2015 keynotes and sessions – and the announcements around Windows 10. The team at Redmond wanted to meet developers across the world, so rocked up to central London to talk, listen and answer questions.

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Technical sessions on our new browser, Microsoft Edge
Technical sessions on our new browser, Microsoft Edge
Technical sessions on our new browser, Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is Windows 10's brand new browser, and as we gear up for the release of our new operating system, more and more information is becoming available to developers.

Microsoft Edge is Windows 10's brand new browser, and as we gear up for the release of our new operating system, more and more information is becoming available to developers.

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How to build a secure, high performing CMS
How to build a secure, high performing CMS
How to build a secure, high performing CMS

Matt Cowen, Senior Developer at First Sports International, shares practical steps on how to set up a CMS, considering security, disaster recovery, performance, costs, performance, load balancing and synchronisation.

Matt Cowen, Senior Developer at First Sports International, shares practical steps on how to set up a CMS, considering security, disaster recovery, performance, costs, performance, load balancing and synchronisation.

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Cloud hero tips: provisioning services with Azure
Cloud hero tips: provisioning services with Azure
Cloud hero tips: provisioning services with Azure

Shameel Rahman is to Azure what Jackie Chan is to Kung Fu. Having recently picked up a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for winning our Cloud Hero Challenge, we tracked him down to the offices of his company Techfinity and asked...

Shameel Rahman is to Azure what Jackie Chan is to Kung Fu. Having recently picked up a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for winning our Cloud Hero Challenge, we tracked him down to the offices of his company Techfinity and asked him to show us the way of the black belt.

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Cool tech I saw this week...
Cool tech I saw this week...
Cool tech I saw this week...

It was a whirlwind of a week - dazzled by travel, bewildered by Bitcoin and riveted by retail as I toured some more of London's top accelerators. I've created my new weekly blogpost to help highlight some of the...

It was a whirlwind of a week - dazzled by travel, bewildered by Bitcoin and riveted by retail as I toured some more of London's top accelerators. I've created my new weekly blogpost to help highlight some of the promising and interesting ones that I meet – here goes

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Web development talks from Build 2015
Web development talks from Build 2015
Web development talks from Build 2015

Project Spartan took centre stage in the talks, with many new features and announcements. There was also the reveal of the final name and logo, with the browser being official named Microsoft Edge.

Project Spartan took centre stage in the talks, with many new features and announcements. There was also the reveal of the final name and logo, with the browser being official named Microsoft Edge.

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Gaming talks from Build 2015
Gaming talks from Build 2015
Gaming talks from Build 2015

Windows 10 and DirectX12 are currently hot topics, and there are a few talks from Build that go into detail about how you can take advantage of these technologies, and exactly what they mean to you as a developer.

Windows 10 and DirectX12 are currently hot topics, and there are a few talks from Build that go into detail about how you can take advantage of these technologies, and exactly what they mean to you as a developer.

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App Dev sessions from Build 2015
App Dev sessions from Build 2015
App Dev sessions from Build 2015

Windows 10 was a huge focus of the app dev sessions, and with topics like tiles, navigation and Universal Apps, they should help you better both your existing apps, as well as your future apps.

Windows 10 was a huge focus of the app dev sessions, and with topics like tiles, navigation and Universal Apps, they should help you better both your existing apps, as well as your future apps.

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MSDN Promotion: How to get the most from your MSDN Subscription
MSDN Promotion: How to get the most from your MSDN...
MSDN Promotion: How to get the most from your MSDN Subscription

With an MSDN Subscription, you get access to a bevy of benefits—everything from Azure credits, to perks with Visual Studio Online, to hardcore training with Pluralsight. Those benefits are designed for the individual –...

With an MSDN Subscription, you get access to a bevy of benefits—everything from Azure credits, to perks with Visual Studio Online, to hardcore training with Pluralsight. Those benefits are designed for the individual – aka you.

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10 ways to get the most out of your MSDN benefits
10 ways to get the most out of your MSDN benefits
10 ways to get the most out of your MSDN benefits

Most developers know subscribing to MSDN - the Microsoft Developer Network - has a host of benefits, however for many there are a number of great features that they are potentially missing out on.

Most developers know subscribing to MSDN - the Microsoft Developer Network - has a host of benefits, however for many there are a number of great features that they are potentially missing out on.

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Judging the UK Imagine Cup - creating a new generation of devs
Judging the UK Imagine Cup - creating a new generation...
Judging the UK Imagine Cup - creating a new generation of devs

Microsoft runs a global student tech competition called the Imagine Cup. It brings students from around the world together with the lofty aims of breaking new ground, solving some of the toughest problems in the world,...

Microsoft runs a global student tech competition called the Imagine Cup. It brings students from around the world together with the lofty aims of breaking new ground, solving some of the toughest problems in the world, and turning ideas into a business.

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UX Design for Beginners
UX Design for Beginners
UX Design for Beginners

UX design is a huge and daunting subject. A user will always have an experience, no matter if you design for it or not, so it's important that the user journey is observed and iterated upon to ensure that your website...

UX design is a huge and daunting subject. A user will always have an experience, no matter if you design for it or not, so it's important that the user journey is observed and iterated upon to ensure that your website and/or app isn't killing your business.

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Build 2015 through the eyes of a developer
Build 2015 through the eyes of a developer
Build 2015 through the eyes of a developer

If 2014 was an exciting year for Microsoft, then 2015 is going to blow you away! //Build 2015 kicked off with a bang and the announcements kept coming one after the other. Below, I will try to summarize what was...

If 2014 was an exciting year for Microsoft, then 2015 is going to blow you away! //Build 2015 kicked off with a bang and the announcements kept coming one after the other. Below, I will try to summarize what was announced and why you should be excited as a developer.

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Highlights from //Build 2015 keynote: Day 1
Highlights from //Build 2015 keynote: Day 1
Highlights from //Build 2015 keynote: Day 1

//Build is now in full swing! Announcements are being made left and right over in San Francisco, and given just how many we've seen on day one alone, it wouldn't be too crazy if you'd missed one or two. Here is our...

//Build is now in full swing! Announcements are being made left and right over in San Francisco, and given just how many we've seen on day one alone, it wouldn't be too crazy if you'd missed one or two. Here is our round-up of the Day 1 announcements.

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Cool tech I saw this week... at Up Accelerator and FFWD
Cool tech I saw this week... at Up Accelerator and FFWD
Cool tech I saw this week... at Up Accelerator and FFWD

Just another week in TechCity. While I was at one Accelerator event hearing startup hopefuls pitch, there were at least five other pitch events going on. You can never get 'round to see them all, but I hope my new...

Just another week in TechCity. While I was at one Accelerator event hearing startup hopefuls pitch, there were at least five other pitch events going on. You can never get 'round to see them all, but I hope my new weekly blog will help to surface a few of the most promising – or in the case of today's blog – the most social, amusing, ad-techy and sporty … and hopefully some of the most promising as well.

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