All Dreams Are Now Welcome, Imagine Cup 2013

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“I’m John Scott Tynes, your new Imagine Cup Competition Manager, and it’s my very great pleasure to announce the start of our new season. Today we take our first steps on the road to St. Petersburg, Russia, where all of our efforts will culminate in our Worldwide Finals in July, 2013. To get started, I’m excited to share some great news!”

Read the full blog on the Imagine Cup site here.

Windows Phone 8 at Windows Phone Summit

Today Microsoft released information about the new Windows Phone 8 platform.

The new Windows Phone 8 will use the same core of Windows 8.

Features will include;

  • Dual Core/Multi Core
  • Increased Screen resolution
  • Micro SD card support
    • Pictures
    • Video
    • Install Apps
    • Transfer content between phones and PC
  • Existing App from Windows Phone 7 will run on Windows Phone 8 (No sure if they will need to be recompiled or resubmitted to the market place)
  • Internet Explorer 10 (Same rendering between PC and Phone)
  • Extending support and performance for HTLM 5 and Jscript
  • Native Code Support
  • Native Code for Game Development!
  • Native support for NFC
  • Much much more!

Check out the following blog posts and video links to see more about the new Windows Phone 8

http://create.msdn.com/en-us/news/windows-phone-summit-recap

Today Microsoft gave a sneak preview of Windows Phone 8, highlighting the core OS elements shared with Windows 8, and the opportunities this release will create for developers, IT professionals and consumers.

Windows Phone 8 brings new hardware capabilities like multi-core chips, new screen resolutions, SD card support and NFC. Windows Phone 8 additionally delivers new features including a great new Start Screen, IE 10 and Wallet, as well as support for native development, and enterprise capabilities such as device encryption and management, and Company Hub. Existing Windows Phone customers will receive an update including new features in Windows Phone 8 like Start Screen and more.

We also announced growth in the number, variety and quality of apps in Marketplace, with 100,000 apps including new apps like Words with Friends, Draw Something, Audible, Chase and PayPal, and games including Asphalt 7: Heat, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Joe Belfiore’s blog post.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/06/20/announcing-windows-phone-8.aspx

Windows Phone Summit

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Phone/Summit