Build Your Biz

Build Your Biz

BuildYourBiz is a site created by local Boston Technology community leaders and technology business owners.  The great content and success factors covered are a collaboration of many technology leaders including John Ross, Dan Stolts, Tommy Patterson, Blain BartonJames Quick and others.  Together, These experts as well as other technology experts and business owners will help you build your business on free Microsoft resources. This site and project was put together to help people start and build their business. BuildYourBiz will teach business owners, consultants, technologists and students how they can leverage technology to build their business. This will include many tips, tricks and resources available to help start, build and grow your business.

This coming Saturday, March 1st 2014, I will be leading the workshop on how to build your first app. This will be a step-by-step lesson to building a business for Technology Professionals and Students. Now we will dive into how you (an IT Professional or Student) can get started in building your first Windows Store application. No prior development experience required.

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Build Your Career While You Build A Business!

When: Mar 1st 8:30am
Where: Microsoft Office Cambridge MA – 1 Cambridge Center – 4th Floor
Cost: Free – Lunch Provided
Conditions:  Open to the public
Microsoft Account / Live ID
MUST have BizSpark or MSDN Account or Paid Azure subscripton
Get Serious about expanding your skills and experiences
Bring a Laptop for Hands On Lessons Must be preconfigured with tools

In order to successfully complete the workshop the following items will need to be downloaded and installed BEFORE attending the workshop.

1.      Mac users only: Boot Campa>, Parallels DesktopVirtualBox or VMWare Fusion

2.      Windows 8.1

3.      Visual Studio 2013 (Full or Express)

4.      Bing Maps JavaScript SDK – can be installed via VS Package Manager

Please take a look at the Windows Store App Installation page for details and download links.


  • Becoming An Entrepreneur – Build Your Business While You Build Your Career
  • Starter Kits 101
  • Setting Up Your Development Environment
  • Windows Azure Continuation – Billing/Costs
  • Getting Started on your first App – Idea & App Generation
  • Hands on Lab – Let’s build an app
  • Working Lunch – Lunch will be provided
  • Building Applications 102 for IT Professionals and Students
  • Hands on – Realizing Your Vision
  • What’s Next


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