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300th Video Published on WintellectNOW

WintellectNOW

20 Aug , 2014  

We’re excited to announce we’ve published our 300th video. Celebrate with us by signing up for a WintellectNOW trial between today, Wednesday, August 20th and Friday, August 22nd. We will be giving away 30 prizes over those three days. To join in the fun simply select “Sign Up” and “Use Promo Code” and enter 300VIDEOin the promo code field.

You could win one of the following:

  • 10 – $10 ThinkGeek Gift cards

  • 10 – $25 Amazon.com Gift cards

  • 10 – 30-day WintellectNOW Subscriptions

If you are WintellectNOW customer then you are automatically entered to win a $150 Amazon.com gift card! All that we ask is that you share WintellectNOW and promo code 300VIDEO with your friends!

We are looking forward to celebrating many more milestones with you.  Thank you for making WintellectNOW a success!Read more

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Score Big with WintellectNOW during the FIFA 2014 World Cup

WintellectNOW

25 Jun , 2014  

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the senior men’s national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA. There are 204 entries across six continents competing for 31 available spots. With over 700 million viewers this month-long championship is broadcast in every single country and territory in the world, including Antarctica and the Arctic Circle.

WintellectNOW is tuned into the matches, rooting for our favorite teams, and we want to share in the fun with you with prize giveaways each week through July 13th.

To win simply register for a free 14-day WintellectNOW trial using promo code WORLDCUP and you will be entered to win prizes including:

  • Annual WintellectNOW Subscriptions
  • $25 Amazon.com gift cards
  • $25 Think Geek gift cards
  • Custom WintellectNOW soccer jersey’s

Score big from the comfort of your home office! Sign up today!… Read more

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WintellectRAW: Jeffrey Richter

WintellectNOW

24 Jun , 2014  

Welcome to WintellectRAW – featurettes about your favorite authors.  Each month we’ll give you a quick glimpse into the life of a WintellectNOW author – how they got their start, some of their hobbies, their favorite projects, and more!

 

This month we feature Wintellect co-founder, Jeffrey Richter. A Microsoft-proclaimed “Software Legend,” Jeffrey shares with us a little about his life in and out of the software space.   

 

 

WintellectRAW

June 2014: Jeffrey Richter

 

 

 

Here Again. Home is Kirkland, WA – The Seattle suburb where, in addition to housing the Richter family, Costco was started and the Seattle Seahawks team headquarters and training facility were for their first 32 seasons.

 

Finding My Way. In 5th grade I was introduced to computers and programming in school and fell in love instantly. I’ve been doing it ever since.

 

Working Man. My favorite project is, without question, WintellectNOW. I love how I got to be involved in so many aspects of a commercial service. I got to explore the business model, work with lawyers on the contracts, work with authors on content, help with marketing, architect the system, negotiate contracts for companion services, manage the user experience designers and other software developers, etc.Read more

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WintellectNOW Authors on the Road: June Update

WintellectNOW

24 Jun , 2014  

What better way to spend your summer than at an industry event?! Over the next two months, we’ll have WintellectNOW authors speaking, working the booth, and attending a handful of fun conferences. If you find yourself at any of the below, please stop by and say “hi.” We’d love to meet you in person!

 

  • devLink August 27-29, Chattanooga, TN

 

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WintellectNOW Author Blog Round Up: June

WintellectNOW

23 Jun , 2014  

The WintellectNOW “Best Beach Reads 2014” list is here! Check out what our authors have been writing for you over the past 30 days and add them to your summer reading list. 

  • This month, Dwight Goins published a cool Kinect for Windows Version Feature Comparison Chart. If you’re interested in developing for the platform, you’ll definitely want to check it out.

     

  • The prolific Jeremy Likness was busy this month. In May, Jeremy was a featured presenter at the LinkedIn .NET User Group where he talked about how to use TypeScript to solve common problems in the enterprise. Check out the slide deck and recorded session in his aptly named blog post – Enterprise Typescript. Jeremy also wrote about Microsoft’s announcement that it open sourced its Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) in  An Introduction to Cross-Platform, Cross-Browser WinJS. In the post, he shares a sample application he created and talks about how to scaffold a basic WinJS app; he shows data-binding via templates; how to use the WinJS-provided style sheets; plus page entrance animations, tap animations, and the ListView control. If you want to Convert a Windows Store App to the Web in Under 10 Minutes.

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WintellectNOW Authors on the Road: May Update

WintellectNOW

13 May , 2014  

Our authors are everywhere! If you enjoy watching their WintellectNOW videos, why not meet up with them in person?  We have folks speaking, attending, and working booths at a number of events this spring. 

If you find yourself at any of the events below, please stop by and say “hi.” We’d love to meet you in person and hear your thoughts on WintellectNOW!

 

  • devLink August 27-29, Chattanooga, TN

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WintellectNOW Author Blog Round Up: May

WintellectNOW

13 May , 2014  

This past month has just flown by that doesn’t seem to have slowed down our instructors one bit.  Check out what they have been working on for you over the past 30 days. 

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Love TechEd but can’t make it? You don’t have to miss out on all the fun!

WintellectNOW

12 May , 2014  

Love TechEd but can’t make it? Don’t worry; you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun! We love TechEd and realize not everyone can attend but everyone can learn from this great event! Join @Wintellectuals to discuss TechEd announcements, activities, and have fun live from the comfort of your office, laptop, or mobile device all week long! Use hashtag #NotAtTechEd to ask questions, share comments, and join us via Twitter.

Here are a few ways you can feel like you are at TechEd without physically being there:

  • Tweet us a picture of where you are with hashtag #NotAtTechEd (see my below example) and be entered to win prizes each day during the conference. Daily prizes will include annual WintellectNOW subscriptions, Amazon gift cards, technical books, Syncfusion WinRT and JavaScript controls, and more all to be given away over Twitter during the TechEd event.
  • Talk with our own experts and Twitter personalities about all things TechEd related.
  • Plus, register for a FREE 14-day trial at WintellectNOW and you’ll be eligible to win the Xbox One grand prize on Friday! Simply use promo code NotAtTechEd to register for your free trial today!

If you are interested in any of the following topics then message our resident @wintellectual experts!… Read more

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Special WintellectNOW Pricing for Customers in India

WintellectNOW

28 Apr , 2014  

Today is an exciting day for WintellectNOW and our customers in India.  At the Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore, we unveiled our introductory regional pricing. 

 

We recognize that economics vary based on countries and regions. We believe all developers will benefit from our in-depth technical library and want to make it as accessible to the people in India as it is to the people in North America and Europe

 

To that end, effective immediately developers in India will benefit from special introductory rates of $9 USD for monthly subscriptions and $100 USD for annual subscriptions.

 

Developers interested in purchasing a monthly or annual subscription should visit https://www.wintellectnow.com/Account/Register.  The system will know where the customer is located based on his or her IP address and will prepopulate the billing schedule field with the amounts currently available to that customer. Read more

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The Great Indian Developer Summit, Day 1

WintellectNOW

22 Apr , 2014  

Today was a great day at the Great Indian Developer Summit at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.  The excitement about WintellectNOW in India is intoxicating. Developers were thrilled to hear of our India pricing and were equally excited by the 14-day trial each attendee received just for being at the show.

 

We were able to spend some time with our Delhi-based WintellectNOW author, Sathyaish Chakravarthy, which was wonderful for all of us. We got a chance to know him a little better and talk with him about some additional videos he’d like to produce (keep your eyes open for those in the near future).

 

We were busy at the booth all day, talking with friends – old and new – about WintellectNOW.  Our booth couldn’t be in a better spot, as people have to pass us to go from one room to the next.  This makes for ample opportunities to chat.

 

Jeff delivered three talks – HTML5: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between; Tap and Go: Proximity Networking in WinRT; and Contracts in Windows Store Apps – to packed rooms. 

 

The IISc grounds are beautiful – it truly is a wonderful setting for a conference.Read more