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  • Blog Post: Intel just open sourced Stephen Hawking’s speech system and it’s a .NET 4.5 WinForms app that you can try for yourself

    Disclaimer: This post does not constitute an endorsement of any Microsoft service, technology or product by Stephen Hawking. The purpose of this post is to discuss Intel’s communication platform for individuals with disabilities and it’s technical details. Pictures are used purely for informational and...
  • Blog Post: Hello Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise

    On July 20, 2015, the next step in the evolution of Visual Studio was released to the public. This is a big release for Visual Studio, including a number of important, new features, as well as some great refinements on existing features. This release will make not only developers the most productive...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Future Tools: Roslyn, Next Generation Open-Source C# Compiler

    The next major version of Visual Studio, currently known as Visual Studio “14”, will bring various changes in .NET development stack. These changes include .NET Framework and ASP.NET vNext, RyuJIT compiler, .NET Native and new C# compiler - Roslyn. Project Roslyn was announced a few years ago as an attempt...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook Creating Mobile apps with Xamarin

    Download the free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, by Charles Petzold. You can download PDF and Mobi formats at Microsoft Virtual Academy . Released Monday to help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference...
  • Blog Post: Get In on the Action: Learn Windows 8 with Hands-on Labs

    By now, hopefully you’ve had a chance to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. If not, get on it! Remember, if you have an MSDN subscription , a DreamSpark account (for students registered in select, accredited, post-secondary educational institutions) or BizSpark , you can activate...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup - 2nd Edition

    As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs , Microsoft MVPs write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover MVPs and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them...
  • Blog Post: Most frequently requested Visual Studio resources

    In this post, I share some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests that came up on a regular basis. In this post, I’ve compiled some of the most common requests I received from...
  • Blog Post: Kate Gregory on Channel 9!

    Kate Gregory ( @gregcons ) is a developer’s developer. (And, she’s Canadian too!) She’s smart, funny and incredibly talented. So, it’s no surprise to me when she’s featured on Channel 9 . Recently, she was interviewed by Charles Torre about C++:   You may remember that last year, she and Richard...
  • Blog Post: Hello, World!

    Greetings and salutations. I’m Jonathan – the newest member of the Canadian DPE team , writing to introduce myself to you. For as long as I can remember, I have been checking Microsoft Careers to give me something to target my career towards. I’d read through job postings for various...
  • Blog Post: Andrew Stellman’s C# “Inner Circle” Discussion, Game Challenge and C# Video Q&A

    The Week-Long Discussion Andrew Stellman , co-author of O’Reilly’s excellent and easy-to-read C# intro, Head First C# , is holding a week-long “Inner Circle” discussion on C# and .NET 4.0 in the forums for O’Reilly’s “Head First” book series. In this discussion, he plans to cover a wide range of topics...
  • Blog Post: “C# in Depth” and “Azure in Action” for the Price of One Book–Today Only (August 15th)!

    For today only (that’s Sunday, August 15th), Manning is offering the pair of their books, C# in Depth, Second Edition and Azure in Action for the price of one! Just use the discount code dotd0815 in the Promotional Code box when you check out. You can order the final book in either dead-tree or PDF format...
  • Blog Post: Discuss C# with the “Head First C#” Author, Save Big Bucks on “Head First C#” Too!

    Want to learn C# or brush up on it? From Wednesday, August 18th through Tuesday, August 24th, you can join Head First C# co-author Andrew Stellman and other techies in a week-long exchange about C# in an O’Reilly “Inner Circle” discussion, where he’ll talk about C#, .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 ....
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