Ben Riga's Deep Shift

I'm in it now!

January, 2005

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About Ben Riga

Ben Riga is Senior Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone in Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group.  In this role he runs around demonstrating the compelling technical and business value of the Windows 8 platform and how partners benefit when publishing apps to the Windows Store.  Ben also supports the Microsoft field by engaging in key projects and recruiting target customers and partners.

  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    .NET Reality Check

    I'm a Microsoft employee in Silicon Valley so I've gotten used to the slings and arrows of friends at social events. Last Friday was no exception. I joined a few friends for a get-together fund-raiser supporting a Team-in-Training runner . At the event...
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    Microsoft AntiSpyware beta released

    Well it looks like we held to our promise that we'd make this available very quickly. We've posted this out there. Very cool Stuff.
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    Smartphones Rule!

    I’ve been waiting a long time to get a new phone/PDA. I’ve carried a organiser for as long as I can remember. Going way back to the original Sharp Organiser that was so big and heavy that it eventually tore a hole in some of my suit jackets...
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    T9 is great but it sucks

    As I explained in my last post, I love my new smartphone, an Audiovox SMT5600 . The only serious problem I’ve had with it is with text input. Admittedly, the device was never meant to replace a keyboard but since I’d like this phone to replace...
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