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Free HTML5 Certification and Training Offer from Microsoft–Prove your HTML5 Programming Skills for free

December 1, 2012 All, Certification, Community, CSS, CSS 3, DevLabs, Help Links, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft Learning, MSDN, StyleSheets, VisualStudio, VS2012, Web, Web 2.0, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Store Development, WinJS 8 comments

Microsoft few month back launched a free HTML5 Certification program for exam – 070-480 – Programming in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. To prepare for this exam you have set of nice Training materials also available through http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com. Lets go through in detail How you can utilize this exam.

When you pass Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist

Also Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

  • MCSD: Web Applications
  • MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5

FREE TRAINING RESOURCES FOR 70-480!  & HOW TO PREPARE FOR THIS EXAM

  1. Attend the training session https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start
  2. Complete the training session. Now you will have enough knowledge to write the exam. But remember to practice what you have learnt.
  3. Additionally Prepare for your certification exams and boost your dev skills with:
    Kraig Brockschmidt’s FREE e-book: "Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript" .
  4. You can download the eBook in PDF format here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=270056 (17.9 MB)

    EPUB format is here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272592 (37.3 MB)

    MOBI format is here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272591 (69.5 MB)

    Download the Updated Companion Content Set for the Book  (source code samples) (59MB)

FREE EXAM VOUCHER FOR 70-480!

  • Register now to take Exam 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 for FREE!
  • Just use this voucher code when scheduling your exam: HTMLJMP (voucher code available through 3/31/2013 or while supplies last.)

HOW TO TAKE THE EXAM

  • Go to www.register.prometric.com and follow the steps to schedule Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 at a testing center near you.
  • Use the voucher code HTMLJMP to get the free exam.

That’s it you are an HTML5 Programmer or a beginner and you want to prove your HTML5 development skills – then this is the right time. You will have the time till 03/31/2013 and till stocks last. Happy Programming.. Remember sharing is caring, so share with your friends.Smile

Courtesy: Microsoft Learning & Microsoft Virtual Academy

Download Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Final (Online and Offline standalone Installer)

October 31, 2012 .NET, All, C#.NET, Community, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, MSDN, Silverlight, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, WinJS 7 comments

Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing(RTM) for Windows Phone 8 on 29th OCT 2012 and as announced on the sameday – Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8 SDK for developers on 30th OCT 2012.

The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is a full-featured development environment to use for building apps and games for Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 7.5.

  • The Windows Phone SDK provides a stand-alone Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Phone or works as an add-in to Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium or Ultimate editions.
  • With the SDK, you can use your existing programming skills and code to build managed or native code apps. In addition, the SDK includes multiple emulators and additional tools for profiling and testing your Windows Phone app under real-world conditions.

System Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 8 PRO/ENTERPRISE

CPU – 64bit Processor with Virtualization support required.

If you are a Windows Phone developer, you can download the new SDK from the below links:

DOWNLOAD:

Windows Phone SDK – Online Installer (packages will be downloaded while installing – *requires Internet Connection)

OR

Windows Phone SDK – Offline Standalone Installer (FULL ISO DVD Image – 1.6 GB)

Note: this release is also available in .iso format. Choose one of the following options for handling downloaded ISO images:

  • (Recommended) Write the image file to a blank DVD.
  • (Alternative) Mount the image file virtually as DVD devices.

For Windows Phone SDK 8.0 documentation and samples, see the Windows Phone Dev Center.

Source and additional references: Windows Phone Dev Center & Microsoft Download Center

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Windows Phone Design Guidelines

Windows Phone Developer Guidelines 

Windows Phone Publisher Guidelines

Windows Phone Community