Ben Riga's Deep Shift

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September, 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.

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    WinFX event in Silicon Valley

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    I’ll be having some fun at the SDForum Windows SIG meeting next week . Come join me as I give an overview of some of the ultra cool WinFX stuff we showed at the PDC. I haven’t got a lot of time but I’ll try to get through Windows Presentation Foundation...
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    Pigs do Fly!

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    Well, it looks like the rumors about Palm releasing a Windows Mobile Treo were true. This morning they announced that they are “ bringing the Palm experience to Windows Mobile. ” This was probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. There’s...
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    Windows Treo on Monday?

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    Wow! The Windows Mobile 5 train is really picking up some steam. There are all sorts of things happening. First Orange announced the SPV M5000 (aka HTC Universal). Then Sprint announced the PPC-6700 (aka HTC Apache). Now the rumor is that Palm...
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    Cool and umm... Cool

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    Communication Nation turned me onto a very cool reference tool called ObjectGraph Dictionary . It includes several dictionaries including a classical dictionary, computing dictionary, table of elements and a thesaourus. What’s really neat, though, is...
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    Windows Mobile Pr0n

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    Pocket PC Thoughts has the goods on the upcoming HP 6715. I saw a 6500 at PDC last week and it’s quite nice. A nice form factor with a decent size screen and keyboard. The 6715 turns up the juice on that. It’s got Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth...
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    Defragging Microsoft

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    Steve Ballmer ran a defrag on the org and it sure looks good. From a customer perspective the three new divisions provide a much clearer picture of the major directions we’re going in. There is nothing but goodness on all three fronts. On the Platform...
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    Geek Out and Celebrate in Silicon Valley

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    I think this is pretty cool. As a thank you from Microsoft to the community on our 30th Anniversary, admission to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is free on Saturday, September 24. The Tech event is being advertised with a half page full color...
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    Hey! I'm on channel 9

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    Whoa! I was catching up on some blog reading and saw on Carter’s blog that Channel 9 posted a video of the heathcare app I’ve been working on for the past while. It wasn’t supposed to be posted until after PDC but I guess Scoble was too excited to hold...
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