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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 2, Getting Started

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    In part 1 of this series I gave you an overview of MonoGame , an open source cross platform implementation of the XNA namespace and class model and how you could use that to port you existing XNA code to Windows 8. In this article, I will show you how...
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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 1, Overview

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    Games are likely some of the most popular apps on Windows 8 and you are in a great position to take advantage of this huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well:          ...
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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 3, Getting Windows 8 Store Ready

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    In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to MonoGame for Windows8, an implementation of the XNA namespace that allows you to get your XNA code running on Windows 8 as a Metro Style App. In Part 2 I documented how to get your development environment configured...
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    Adopting Silverlight - An Architects Point of View

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    Abstract A very common deployment scenario for Silverlight 1.1 Applications is to be hosted from Windows Server 2003/IIS6 environments. This implies that the development environment for Silverlight will be based in .Net Framework 3.5 while the deployment...
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    Windows 8 Game Development For The Win

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    With the recent announcement by Unity and Epic on tool and framework support for Windows 8, I thought it would be good to review all the options for game development on Windows 8 and provide pointers to the support you need to get your game in the store...
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    Windows 7 Beta for MDC Attendees

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    Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. Note: No date has been announced for the Windows 7 Beta. If you attend an MDC event we will make sure you receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD when it is...
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    Silverlight 2 and Rich Internet Applications

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    This series of articles takes a look at the current state of RIA development leveraging Silverlight 2. The series will focus on the architecture of RIA's, the use of XAML for resolution independent user interface layout and design, Windows Communication Foundation for Web Services, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend for the design/development environment and Windows Server 2008/IIS7 as the deployment environment. ...
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    Xaml and WPF - A Primer

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    Xaml (pronounced zammel ), e X tensible A pplication M arkup L anguage, is a new declarative XML-based language developed by Microsoft that allows you to define a set of .Net objects that can be compiled into an assembly or dynamically instantiated at...
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    Exceptional Teachers Recognized at the Microsoft 2010 U.S. Innovative Education Forum

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    Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the 2010 U.S. Innovative Education Forum, an event in its sixth year recognizing innovative teachers who creatively and effectively use technology in their curriculum to help improve the way students learn...
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    Silverlight 2.0 Roadmap

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    Scott Guthrie announced on his blog the product roadmap for ASP.Net, IIS7 and Silverlight. With the enhancements to Silverlight that are being made with the next release, we realized that naming it Silverlight 1.1 would not properly reflect the amount...
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    Making sense of WPF and Silverlight

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    Microsoft is releasing technology at the speed of light (Silverlight to be precise). This may or may not be a welcome change from taking 5 years to release an OS but at least you can't say we are boring. Last fall we released .Net 3.0 which included...
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    ARCast.TV - Simon Guest on Patterns for Moving to the Cloud

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    ARCast.TV - Simon Guest on Patterns for Moving to the Cloud ARCast.TV - Simon Guest on Patterns for Moving to the Cloud Everything that you read these days seems to suggest that you should be moving to the cloud. But where do you start? Which applications...
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    Silverlight 1.1 Audio Player Deconstructed

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    In my last post I announced the ReMIX07 Boston Soundtrack application and provided the iframe for embedding that application in your own web page. This post provides more detail on the architecture of the application and a pointer to the source code so...
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    MIX08 - Silverlight 2.0

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    According to Scott Guthrie , Microsoft is seeing a steady increase in the download rate of Silverlight which is currently an impressive 1.5 Million downloads a day and rising. Check out Scott's Blog for a First Look at Silverlight 2.0 . Scott announced...
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    White Paper Published on Multi-core C++ Programming

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    If you are a C++ programmer you will want to download and read this very informative (deep!) white paper on the topic of multi-core programming using C++ published by Charles Leiserson and Ilya Mirman of Cilk Arts .   Technorati Tags: Multicore ...
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    Architecture Headlines on MSDN

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    User Interface - Part 3 in Ted Neward’s series on Pragmatic Architecture Ted Neward sneaks a glance at his cohorts during their monthly meeting. Some of the architects look eager and excited, others appear skeptical, still others are downright disgusted...
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    New Microsoft Certification for Students: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) available today

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    Microsoft Certifications have helped many professionals start and advance their careers in the IT Industry. We wanted to offer students a similar ‘career springboard’ and today we proudly announce our first official certification designed specifically...
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    East Region arcCouncil - The topic this month is Web 2.0

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    Please join us on February 12 th at a local Microsoft office for the next arcCouncil meeting on Web 2.0 . Architecture . Michael Platt, Director of Web Architecture Strategy at Microsoft in Redmond will examine the business, social and technical drivers...
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    Migrating Applications to Windows Azure

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    Over the past three years I have been using my personal music website as a sandbox for experimenting with the latest Microsoft Application Platform features for building service oriented web applications. The last version of the site featured WCF SOAP...
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    .NET Training: WCF, WF, WPF, Silverlight, Sharepoint, ASP.NET and .NET 3.5

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    You need training right? Who doesn’t! Pluralsight is offering a series of great courses in the next few months in New York and Boston on the latest .NET Technologies including WCF , WF , WPF , Silverlight , ASP.NET , AJAX , SharePoint and .NET Framework...
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    CardSpace and Silverlight at the VB.Net User Group

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    It was great to see everyone at the VB.Net User Group meeting in Waltham, MA last night. I enjoyed presenting CardSpace and Silverlight. Here is a link to my Silverlight content. Here is a link to my CardSpace content -bob
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    Silverlight, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

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    What do these products have in common? Well they just moved one step closer to being released. And if you are a rabid early adopter junkie (REAJunk) like myself this is great news. Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering...
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    WPF Applications For Your Review...

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    Here is a list of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications that are availabe to use or get demonstrations of via web casts: Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista - New IM client ( SCREENCAST ). New York Times Reader - Next-generation online...
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    Northeast Roadshow May-June - Recap

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    It was great fun to visit Burlington, VT, Portland ME, Hartford CT, Waltham, MA and Rochester NY in our latest roadshow. Chris , Jim and I presented on LINQ , Office Development , Silverlight 2 and ASP.NET MVC . Right in the middle of the roadshow tour...
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    Cloud Application Architecture Patterns by David Platt

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    David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This second lecture introduces distributed computing concepts and a set of application architecture...
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