Windows 8 App Challenge

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Windows 8
App Challenge
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Registering for
Generation App
Registering for
DreamSpark
Use the links to
the side to skip
between slides.
Downloading and
Installing Your
Development Tools
Visit the App
Challenge Facebook
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Registering For DreamSpark
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Go to DreamSpark.com and click on the “Students” tab at the top
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Registering an Account
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Scroll down the student page and choose “Create an Account”
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Signing Up
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You can use any email you want.
Choose your college or university in the school list.
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Skip “Activation Code” and “ISIC Card”
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Registering With Your School Email
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On the next screen, entering your UALR email address.
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Check your school email & follow the link to complete the registration.
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Registration Complete!
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Congratulations! You now have a DreamSpark account and can
download awesome free software!
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http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200135827
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Registering for Generation App
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Go to the following link to get started with Generation App!
http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200135827
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Click the orange “Sign Up” button to get started.
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Signing Up For Generation App
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Complete the on screen forms and select desired options for email
preference, etc.
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Click the “Submit” button once finished.
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Registration Completed
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After registering and signing in, you should see the screen below.
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Here, you can follow through each weeks’ guides to get your app
ready in 30 days!
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Registration Completed!
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Congrats! You should now be ready to start developing your
Windows 8 applications!
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But first, let’s get the right tools!
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Getting You Development Tools
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Before you can install VisualStudio 2012, you must have Windows 8 installed
on your computer.
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The next screen shows the different options for installing Windows 8
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Dual Boot
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Virtual Box
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System Upgrade
Download Windows 8 Here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
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NOTE: Since Windows 8 has not been released yet, you will only be able to
install a trial version. This version will expire in January, so be careful if you
choose to update from another OS as you will be required to purchase
Windows 8 or possibly lose your data.
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DreamSpark Software
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Once you have Windows 8, go to DreamSpark.com and login under the
“students” tab.
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Choose the “Software Catalog” tab to see what all you can download.
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Visual Studio 2012
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Click on “Visual Studio 2012 Profession” to go to the download page.
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Select a “Download Method” from the dropdown and then click
“Download”
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Downloading…
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Your download should now begin.
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Once finished, install as you would any other software, following the
on-screen instructions.
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The first time you launch Visual Studio, you will be asked to choose a
development language environment. Choose the environment that
best fits your skill set.
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You may now download any other DreamSpark software in a similar
fashion. Enjoy!
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Congrats! You should
now have everything
you need to being
developing your very
own Windows 8
Applications!
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