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Monday, December 10, 2012


Editor’s Note
I am sure a lot of you have installed and tried out the new Operating System from Microsoft - Windows 8. It is definitely Windows Re Imagined. This edition of the Newsletter gives you more tips on Windows 8 and additional resources for developers, there are now over 20,000 Apps in the Windows Store, growing by over 2,000 apps a week since October Dele Akinsade
26th the launch date. Develop your App ideas, share them with us and we will be more than happy to work with you in making sure the apps get published. Join the Facebook groups below and let’s communicate

Dele Akinsade
Data Platform Evangelist Lead - WECA
Giving back to the community
Do you work every day to meet the community needs? If yes, Windows 8 is helping you as well,you can now Giving back to the community
use the latest version of Windows 8 for FREE. Through our delightful software donations program. Find out how you can order your FREE Windows 8 for your nonprofit organization by visiting our software donations program.
Resources for iOS developers
Microsoft is giving iOS the chance to widen their experience and start developing using there Macs, all the needed resources to develop Windows applications are now available to be installed on iOS developers machines go to Windows Dev Center and see it yourself. ios
Windows area on Channel 9
Enhance our Windows Store with your new magnificent applications. Start now learning and developing over 85 videos and 17 hours of FREE developer content live are now available for you to explore and develop striking Windows 8 applications and sell them on Windows Store. Watch these videos on Windows 8 Area on Channel 9 and enjoy it Windows area on Channel 9
Jump Start
Microsoft Virtual Academy is giving all developers the chance to have a FREE online course for developing in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. This is not it yet, a FREE Microsoft Certification exam for it is provided.
Check it now and DON’T MISS IT
Jump Start
Meet Our Hero

Wasiim Hosenbocous is a Developer from the beautiful country of Mauritius and very passionate about developing apps. Within 3 weeks he was able to develop and publish an App for Windows Phone and presented the App at the Microsoft Open Doors event in Mauritius last October. The App name is Manzer Lakaz. An interview was held with Wasiim, please find it on our Facebook page.
Meet Our Hero
Twitter Party
Join @MicrosoftAfrica for a 60 minute Twitter Party for the chance to engage with our top developer leads in Africa on all things related to Windows 8!

Date: 11 December 2012
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 CAT
Twitter Party
The party will be hosted by Dele Akinsade (@dakinsade) - Developer Platforms Lead, Microsoft Sub Sahara Africa and Indian Ocean Islands and Renat Minazhdinov (@renatmin) - Technical Community Collaboration Lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

This is your opportunity to ask your most burning questions about developing for Windows 8, so don’t forget to follow #MSAfricaChat to ensure you are part of the conversation!

More details to be made available on our Microsoft Africa Facebook page soon!
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